|New International Version (© 2011)|
And they went on, stopping at Geruth Kimham near Bethlehem on their way to Egypt
King James Bible
And they departed, and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, to go to enter into Egypt,
American Standard Version
and they departed, and dwelt in Geruth Chimham, which is by Beth-lehem, to go to enter into Egypt,
Young's Literal Translation
and they go and abide in the habitations of Chimham, that are near Beth-Lehem, to go to enter Egypt,
Jeremiah 41:17 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Dwelt in the habitation of Chimham - The estate that David gave Chimham, the son of Barzillai. See 2 Samuel 19:37, etc. He took this merely as a resting-place; as he designed to carry all into Egypt, fearing the Chaldeans, who would endeavor to revenge the death of Gedaliah.
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2 Samuel 19:37,38 Let your servant, I pray you, turn back again, that I may die in my own city, and be buried by the grave of my father and of my mother...
to go. As Johanan and the other princes had taken a decided part against Ishmael, they had no sufficient reason to fear that the Chaldeans would revenge on them the murder of Gedaliah; but perhaps Johanan was unwilling to be superseded in the command which he had rightly assumed, and so used his influence to induce the whole company to take refuge in Egypt; and their old attachment to the Egyptians rendered them more ready to concur in this ruinous measure.
Jeremiah 42:14,19 Saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet...
Jeremiah 43:7 So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.
Isaiah 30:2,3 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh...
Jeremiah 41:17 Parallel CommentariesAbide Bethlehem Beth-Lehem Chimham Departed Dwelt Egypt Enter Habitation Habitations Intending Kimham Order Proceed Resting-Place Stopping WayAbide Bethlehem Beth-Lehem Chimham Departed Dwelt Egypt Enter Habitation Habitations Intending Kimham Order Proceed Resting-Place Stopping WayTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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2 Samuel 19:37 Let your servant return, that I may die in my own town near the tomb of my father and mother. But here is your servant Kimham. Let him cross over with my lord the king. Do for him whatever you wish."
2 Samuel 19:38 The king said, "Kimham shall cross over with me, and I will do for him whatever you wish. And anything you desire from me I will do for you."
Jeremiah 42:14 and if you say, 'No, we will go and live in Egypt, where we will not see war or hear the trumpet or be hungry for bread,'