Jeremiah 41:17

Overview - Jeremiah 41
Ishmael, treacherously killing Gedaliah and others, purposes with the residue to flee unto the Ammonites.
11 Johanan recovers the captives, and is minded to flee into Egypt.
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Jeremiah 41:17  (King James Version)
And they departed, and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, to go to enter into Egypt,

2 Samuel 19:37 2 Samuel 19:38

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As Johanan and the other princes had taken a decided part against Ishmael, they had no sufficient reason to fear that the Chaldeans would revenge on them the murder of Gedaliah; but perhaps Johanan was unwilling to be superseded in the command which he had rightly assumed, and so used his influence to induce the whole company to take refuge in Egypt; and their old attachment to the Egyptians rendered them more ready to concur in this ruinous measure.
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