Jeremiah 40:16
New International Version
But Gedaliah son of Ahikam said to Johanan son of Kareah, "Don't do such a thing! What you are saying about Ishmael is not true."

New Living Translation
But Gedaliah said to Johanan, “I forbid you to do any such thing, for you are lying about Ishmael.”

English Standard Version
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said to Johanan the son of Kareah, “You shall not do this thing, for you are speaking falsely of Ishmael.”

Berean Study Bible
But Gedaliah son of Ahikam said to Johanan son of Kareah, “Do not do such a thing! What you are saying about Ishmael is a lie.”

New American Standard Bible
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said to Johanan the son of Kareah, "Do not do this thing, for you are telling a lie about Ishmael."

New King James Version
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said to Johanan the son of Kareah, “You shall not do this thing, for you speak falsely concerning Ishmael.”

King James Bible
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said unto Johanan the son of Kareah, Thou shalt not do this thing: for thou speakest falsely of Ishmael.

Christian Standard Bible
But Gedaliah son of Ahikam responded to Johanan son of Kareah, "Don't do that! What you're saying about Ishmael is a lie."

Contemporary English Version
Gedaliah answered, "Don't kill Ishmael! What you've said about him can't be true."

Good News Translation
But Gedaliah answered, "Don't do it! What you are saying about Ishmael is not true!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Gedaliah son of Ahikam responded to Johanan son of Kareah, "Don't do that! What you're saying about Ishmael is a lie."

International Standard Version
Ahikam's son Gedaliah replied to Kareah's son Jonathan, "Don't do this! You're lying about Ishmael!"

NET Bible
But Gedaliah son of Ahikam said to Johanan son of Kareah, "Do not do that because what you are saying about Ishmael is not true."

New Heart English Bible
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said to Johanan the son of Kareah, "You shall not do this thing; for you speak falsely of Ishmael."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gedaliah, son of Ahikam, told Johanan, Kareah's son, "Don't do that! What you are saying about Ishmael is a lie."

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said unto Johanan the son of Kareah: 'Thou shalt not do this thing; for thou speakest falsely of Ishmael.'

New American Standard 1977
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said to Johanan the son of Kareah, “Do not do this thing, for you are telling a lie about Ishmael.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said unto Johanan the son of Kareah, Thou shalt not do this thing, for thou dost speak falsely of Ishmael.

King James 2000 Bible
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said unto Johanan the son of Kareah, You shall not do this thing: for you speak falsely of Ishmael.

American King James Version
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said to Johanan the son of Kareah, You shall not do this thing: for you speak falsely of Ishmael.

American Standard Version
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said unto Johanan the son of Kareah, Thou shalt not do this thing; for thou speakest falsely of Ishmael.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But Godolias said to Joanan, Do not the thing, for thou speakest lies concerning Ismael.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Codolias the son of Ahicam said to Johanan the son of Cares: Do not this thing: for what thou sayst of Ismahel is false.

Darby Bible Translation
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said unto Johanan the son of Kareah, Thou shalt not do this thing; for thou speakest falsely of Ishmael.

English Revised Version
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said unto Johanan the son of Kareah, Thou shalt not do this thing: for thou speakest falsely of Ishmael.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said to Johanan the son of Kareah, Thou shalt not do this thing: for thou speakest falsely of Ishmael.

World English Bible
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said to Johanan the son of Kareah, You shall not do this thing; for you speak falsely of Ishmael.

Young's Literal Translation
And Gedaliah son of Ahikam saith unto Johanan son of Kareah, 'Thou dost not do this thing, for falsehood thou art speaking concerning Ishmael.'
Study Bible
The Plot Against Gedaliah
15Then Johanan son of Kareah spoke privately to Gedaliah at Mizpah. “Let me go and kill Ishmael son of Nethaniah,” he said. “No one will know it. Why should he take your life and scatter all the people of Judah who have gathered to you, so that the remnant of Judah would perish?” 16But Gedaliah son of Ahikam said to Johanan son of Kareah, “Do not do such a thing! What you are saying about Ishmael is a lie.”
Cross References
Matthew 10:16
Behold, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves; therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.

1 Corinthians 13:5
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no account of wrongs.

Treasury of Scripture

But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said to Johanan the son of Kareah, You shall not do this thing: for you speak falsely of Ishmael.

Thou shalt.

Jeremiah 41:2
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.

Matthew 10:16,17
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves…

Romans 3:8
And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.







Lexicon
But Gedaliah
גְּדַלְיָ֤הוּ (gə·ḏal·yā·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1436: Gedaliah -- 'Yah is great', three Israelites

son
בֶן־ (ḇen-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Ahikam
אֲחִיקָם֙ (’ă·ḥî·qām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 296: Ahikam -- 'my brother has arisen', an Israelite

said
וַיֹּ֨אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Johanan
יוֹחָנָ֣ן (yō·w·ḥā·nān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3110: Jochanan

son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Kareah,
קָרֵ֔חַ (qā·rê·aḥ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7143: Kareah -- 'bald one', a man of Judah

“Do not
אַֽל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

do
תַּעֲשֵׂ֖ה (ta·‘ă·śêh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

such a thing!
הַדָּבָ֣ר (had·dā·ḇār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

What you are
אַתָּ֥ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

saying
דֹבֵ֖ר (ḏō·ḇêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

about
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Ishmael
יִשְׁמָעֵֽאל׃ (yiš·mā·‘êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3458: Ishmael -- 'God hears', the name of several Israelites

is a lie.”
שֶׁ֛קֶר (še·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood
40:7-16 Jeremiah had never in his prophecies spoken of any good days for the Jews, to come immediately after the captivity; yet Providence seemed to encourage such an expectation. But how soon is this hopeful prospect blighted! When God begins a judgment, he will complete it. While pride, ambition, or revenge, bears rule in the heart, men will form new projects, and be restless in mischief, which commonly ends in their own ruin. Who would have thought, that after the destruction of Jerusalem, rebellion would so soon have sprung up? There can be no thorough change but what grace makes. And if the miserable, who are kept in everlasting chains for the judgment of the great day, were again permitted to come on earth, the sin and evil of their nature would be unchanged. Lord, give us new hearts, and that new mind in which the new birth consists, since thou hast said we cannot without it see thy heavenly kingdom.
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