So Johanan and all the army officers and all the people refused to obey the LORD's command to stay in Judah.
Johanan and his officers took with them all the people who had returned from the nearby countries to which they had fled.
In the crowd were men, women, and children, the king's daughters, and all those whom Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, had left with Gedaliah. Also included were the prophet Jeremiah and Baruch.
The people refused to obey the LORD and went to Egypt, going as far as the city of Tahpanhes.