This chapter relates the event of the conspiracy against Gedaliah
Johanan and the princes had informed him of, to which he gave no
credit; but it proved true. An account is given of the murder of
Gedaliah, and of the Jews and Chaldeans with him; and of the
perpetrators of it, \\#Jer 41:1-3\\; and of the chief of them, Ishmael's
treacherous dealing with fourscore men that came from several parts to
the house of God to offer sacrifice, who all perished by his hands,
excepting ten, \\#Jer 41:4-9\\; and of the rest of the people at Mizpah
being carried away, in order to be captives among the Ammonites,
\\#Jer 41:10\\; and of Johanan, and the rest of the captives, hearing of
all this, and coming out to fight with Ishmael; upon which the people
deserted him, and he fled to the Ammonites, \\#Jer 41:11-15\\; and of
Johanan and the people settling in the way to Egypt, to flee there on
occasion, should the Chaldeans fall on them for what was done to the
governor, which they feared, \\#Jer 41:16-18\\.