Ishmael, treacherously killing Gedaliah and others, purposeth with the residue to flee unto the Ammonites.
Jeremiah 41:1 But in the seuenth Moneth it happened, þe Ismael the sonne of Nathaniah the sonne of Elisama (one of the kynges bloude) came with them that were greatest aboute the kynge, & ten men þt were sworne with him: vnto Godoliah the sonne of Ahicam to Mizpa, & they dyd eate together. Jeremiah 41:2 And Ismael the sonne of Nathaniah with those ten men that were sworne to him, starte vp, and smote Godoliah the sonne of Ahicam the sonne of Saphan with the swearde, and slewe him, whom the kynge of Babylon had made gouernoure of the lande. Jeremiah 41:3 Ismael also slewe all the Iewes that were with Godoliah at Mizpa, and all the Caldees that he founde there waytynge vpon hym and those that were able to fyght they slewe with hym. Jeremiah 41:4 The nexte daye after that he had slayne Godoliah (the matter was yet vnknowne) Jeremiah 41:5 & there came certayne men from Sichem, from Siloh and Samaria, to the nombre of .lxxx. which had shauen theyr beardes, rent theyr clothes, and were all heuye, bringynge meatoffringes, & incense in their handes to offre it in the house of the Lorde. Jeremiah 41:6 And Ismael the sonne of Nathaniah went forth of Mizpa wepinge, to mete them. Nowe when he met them, he sayde: Go youre waye to Godoliah þe sonne of Ahicam. Jeremiah 41:7 And when they came in the myddest of the cytie, Ismael the sonne of Nathaniah (wt them that were sworne vnto him) slewe them, euen at the myddest of the pyt. Jeremiah 41:8 Amonge these .lxxx. men there were ten, that sayde vnto Ismael: Oh slaye vs not, for we haue yet a great treasure in þe felde, of wheate barley, oyle and hony. So he spared them, & slewe them not with theyr brethren. Jeremiah 41:9 Nowe the pyt wherin Ismael dyd cast þe deed bodies of the men (whom he slewe because of Godoliah) had kynge Asa caused to be made, for feare of Baasa the kyng of Israel, and the same pyt dyd Ismael fyll with slayne men Jeremiah 41:10 As for the remnaunt of the people, þe kynges daughters and all the people that were yet left at Mizpa, vpon whom Nabusaradan the chefe Captayne had made Godoliah the sonne of Ahicam gouernoure: Ismael þe sonne of Nathaniah caryed them awaye presoners towarde the Ammonites.
Johanan recovereth the captives, and mindeth to flee into Egypt.
Jeremiah 41:11 But when Iohanan the sonne of Careah & all they which had bene captaynes ouer the kynges Hoste with hym, herde of all the wyckednes that Ismael the sonne of Nathaniah had done: Jeremiah 41:12 they toke theyr companions, & went out for to fyght wt Ismael the sonne of Nathaniah, and founde him by the greate waters that are in Gibeon. Jeremiah 41:13 Nowe when all the people, whom Ismael led captiue, sawe Iohanan the sonne of Careah and all the other Captaines of the Hoste, they were glad. Jeremiah 41:14 So all the people that Ismael had caryed awaye from Mizpa, were brought agayne. And when they returned, they came to Iohanan the sonne of Careah. Jeremiah 41:15 But Ismael the sonne of Nathaniah fled from Iohanan with eyght of hys sworne companyons, & wente to the Ammonites. Jeremiah 41:16 Then Iohanan the sonne of Careah and all the captaynes of þe Hoste that were with him, toke all the remnaunt of the people, whom Ismael the sonne of Nathaniah had led a waye. (When he had slayne Godoliah the sonne of Ahicam) whom they also had rescued from hym: fyghtinge men, wemen & chyldren, & gelded men, whom they brought agayne from Gibeon: Jeremiah 41:17 and wente from thence, & sat them downe at Geruth Camaam, whiche lyeth besyde Bethlehem that they myght go into Egypte for feare of the Caldees: Jeremiah 41:18 of whome they were afrayed, because þt Ismael the sonne of Nathaniah had slayne Godoliah Ahikams sonne whom þe kynge of Babylon had made gouernoure in the lande.