Jeremiah Chapter 41
1 Now it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, and the princes of the king, even ten men with him, came unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; and there they did eat bread together in Mizpah.
2 Then arose Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and the ten men that were with him, and smote Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan with the sword, and slew him, whom the king of Babylon had made governor over the land.
5 That there came certain from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, even fourscore men, having their beards shaven, and their clothes rent, and having cut themselves, with offerings and incense in their hand, to bring them to the house of the LORD.
8 But ten men were found among them that said unto Ishmael, Slay us not: for we have treasures in the field, of wheat, and of barley, and of oil, and of honey. So he forbare, and slew them not among their brethren.
9 Now the pit wherein Ishmael had cast all the dead bodies of the men, whom he had slain because of Gedaliah, was it which Asa the king had made for fear of Baasha king of Israel: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with them that were slain.
10 Then Ishmael carried away captive all the residue of the people that were in Mizpah, even the king's daughters, and all the people that remained in Mizpah, whom Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had committed to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah carried them away captive, and departed to go over to the Ammonites.
16 Then took Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him, all the remnant of the people whom he had recovered from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, from Mizpah, after that he had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, even mighty men of war, and the women, and the children, and the eunuchs, whom he had brought again from Gibeon:
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A disciple's Jeremiah Chapter 41 comment on 8/13/2017, 7:02am...
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's Jeremiah Chapter 41 comment on 5/31/2017, 6:53am...
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.
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