Jeremiah 41:6

“And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth from Mizpah to meet them, weeping all along as he went: and it came to pass, as he met them, he said unto them, Come to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Ishmael the sonne of Nethaniah went foorth from Mizpah to meete them, weeping all along as hee went: and it came to passe as hee met them, he said vnto them, Come to Gedaliah the sonne of Ahikam.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went out from Mizpah to meet them, weeping as he went; and as he met them, he said to them, "Come to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth from Mizpah to meet them, weeping all along as he went: and it came to pass, as he met them, he said unto them, Come to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah, went out from Mizpah with the purpose of meeting them, weeping on his way: and it came about that when he was face to face with them he said, Come to Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam.
- Basic English Bible

And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth from Mizpah to meet them, weeping all along as he went; and it came to pass when he met them, he said unto them, Come to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam.
- Darby Bible

And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth from Mizpah to meet them, weeping all along as he went: and it came to pass, as he met them, he said to them, Come to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam.
- Webster's Bible

Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth from Mizpah to meet them, weeping all along as he went: and it happened, as he met them, he said to them, Come to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam.
- World English Bible

And Ishmael son of Nethaniah goeth forth to meet them, from Mizpah, going on and weeping, and it cometh to pass, at meeting them, that he saith unto them, `Come in unto Gedaliah son of Ahikam.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth from Mizpah to meet them, weeping all along as he went; and it came to pass, as he met them, he said unto them: 'Come to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Jeremiah 41

  • A disciple
    Jeremiah 41 - Here is an example of wicked men doing wickedly while God keeps silence, beholding afar off; as the men who are dealing with these things have no thought to seek the counsel of God for His judgment. Thus do men think in their hearts as if God is not in any of those things, nor that religion has any relevance or authority for their circumstances; but that their human thinking is best.
  • BSP
    In verse 5 even though the men from Shechem, Shiloh, and Samaria were bringing offerings to the house of Jehovah, the practices of these men weren't fully in harmony with the law of Jehovah which is shown by the fact that they made cuts upon themselves. This practice was prohibited by the Law at Leviticus 19:28 and 21:5.
  • Andrew
    Ishmael, a blood-thirsty murderer. Johanan, the unGodly man, who did not heed Jeremiah's warning of not going to Egypt. Gedaliah, a self-confident man, who care not for God's counsel, to seek for it - when Jeremiah is with him. All of them have their grim fate.

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