Jeremiah 42:8

8 So he called together Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers who were with him and all the people from the least to the greatest.

Read Jeremiah 42:8 Using Other Translations

Then called he Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces which were with him, and all the people from the least even to the greatest,
Then he summoned Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces who were with him, and all the people from the least to the greatest,
So he called for Johanan son of Kareah and the other guerrilla leaders, and for all the people, from the least to the greatest.

What does Jeremiah 42:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 42:8

Then called he Johanan the son of Kareah
That is, Jeremiah, as soon as he had received the answer from the Lord, called to Johanan; who, after the death of Gedaliah, was a person of the greatest authority, and had the command of the people, to come unto him, and hear what it was: he either called to him vocally and by name; or he sent a proper messenger to him, to meet him at some convenient place, to receive it; and not him only, but all the captains of the forces which [were] with him, and all the
people, from the least even unto the greatest;
they were all convened together, as it was proper they should, to hear the word of the Lord; and the rather, since they all joined in a request to the prophet, ( Jeremiah 42:1 ) .

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