Moreover Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were in the fields,came to Gedaliah to Mizpah,14
And said unto him, Dost thou certainlyknow that Baalis the king of the AmmoniteshathsentIshmael the son of Nethaniah to slaya thee? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikambelieved them not.
Then Johanan the son of Kareahspake to Gedaliah in Mizpahsecretly,saying , Let me go , I pray thee, and I will slayIshmael the son of Nethaniah, and no man shall know it: wherefore should he slay thee, that all the Jews which are gathered unto thee should be scattered , and the remnant in Judahperish ?
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikamsaid unto Johanan the son of Kareah, Thou shalt not do this thing: for thou speakestfalsely of Ishmael.