Jeremiah 41:17
New International Version
And they went on, stopping at Geruth Kimham near Bethlehem on their way to Egypt

New Living Translation
They took them all to the village of Geruth-kimham near Bethlehem, where they prepared to leave for Egypt.

English Standard Version
And they went and stayed at Geruth Chimham near Bethlehem, intending to go to Egypt

Berean Study Bible
And they went and stayed in Geruth Chimham, near Bethlehem, in order to proceed into Egypt

New American Standard Bible
And they went and stayed in Geruth Chimham, which is beside Bethlehem, in order to proceed into Egypt

King James Bible
And they departed, and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, to go to enter into Egypt,

Christian Standard Bible
They left, stopping in Geruth Chimham, which is near Bethlehem, in order to make their way into Egypt,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They left, stopping in Geruth Chimham, which is near Bethlehem, in order to make their way into Egypt,

International Standard Version
They traveled and then stopped at Geruth Chimham near Bethlehem on their way to Egypt

NET Bible
They set out to go to Egypt to get away from the Babylonians, but stopped at Geruth Kimham near Bethlehem.

New Heart English Bible
and they departed, and lived in Geruth Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, to go to enter into Egypt,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they left Gibeon, they stayed near Bethlehem at Geruth Kimham on their way to Egypt.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and they departed, and dwelt in Geruth Chimham, which is by Beth-lehem, to go to enter into Egypt,

New American Standard 1977
And they went and stayed in Geruth Chimham, which is beside Bethlehem, in order to proceed into Egypt

Jubilee Bible 2000
and they departed and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, that they might go and enter into Egypt

King James 2000 Bible
And they departed, and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, on their way to go into Egypt,

American King James Version
And they departed, and dwelled 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,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and they departed, and dwelt in Gaberoch-amaa, that is by Bethleem, to go into Egypt, for fear of the Chaldeans:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they departed, and sat as sojourners in Chamaam, which is near Bethlehem: in order to go forward, and enter into Egypt,

Darby Bible Translation
and they departed, and dwelt at Geruth-Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, to go to enter into Egypt,

English Revised Version
and they departed, and dwelt in Geruth Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, to go to enter into Egypt,

Webster's Bible Translation
And they departed, and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham, which is by Beth-lehem, to go to enter into Egypt,

World English Bible
and they departed, and lived in Geruth Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, 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,
Study Bible
Johanan Rescues the Captives
16Then Johanan son of Kareah and all the commanders of the armies with him took the whole remnant of the people from Mizpah whom he had recovered from Ishmael son of Nethaniah after Ishmael had killed Gedaliah son of Ahikam: the soldiers, women, children, and court officials he had brought back from Gibeon. 17And they went and stayed in Geruth Chimham, near Bethlehem, in order to proceed into Egypt 18to escape the Chaldeans. For they were afraid of the Chaldeans because Ishmael son of Nethaniah had struck down Gedaliah son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon had appointed over the land.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 19:37
Please let your servant return, that I may die in my own city near the tomb of my father and mother. But here is your servant Chimham. Let him cross over with my lord the king, and do for him what is good in your sight."

2 Samuel 19:38
The king replied, "Chimham will cross over with me, and I will do for him what seems good in your sight, and I will do for you whatever you desire of me."

Jeremiah 42:14
and if you say, 'No, but we will go to the land of Egypt and live there, where we will not see war, or hear the sound of the trumpet, or hunger for food,'

Treasury of Scripture

And they departed, and dwelled in the habitation of Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, to go to enter into Egypt,

Chimham.

2 Samuel 19:37,38
Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn back again, that I may die in mine own city, and be buried by the grave of my father and of my mother. But behold thy servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good unto thee…

to go.

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, nor have hunger of bread; and there will we dwell: …

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, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt! …







Lexicon
And they went
וַיֵּלְכ֗וּ (way·yê·lə·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

and stayed
וַיֵּֽשְׁבוּ֙ (way·yê·šə·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in Geruth
בְּגֵר֣וּת (bə·ḡê·rūṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1628: Geruth -- 'lodging place', a place near Bethlehem

Chimham,
אֵ֖צֶל (’ê·ṣel)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 681: A joining together, proximity

near
בֵּ֣ית (bêṯ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew

Bethlehem,
לָ֑חֶם (lā·ḥem)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1035: Bethlehem -- 'place of bread', a city in Judah, also a city in Zebulun

in order to proceed
לָלֶ֖כֶת (lā·le·ḵeṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

into Egypt
מִצְרָֽיִם׃ (miṣ·rā·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa
(17) They departed, and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham.--The word translated "habitation "is not found elsewhere, but it is connected with one which means "stranger," "foreigner," and means probably a caravanserai, or hospitium for travellers. The name of Chimham throws us back on the history of Barzillai in 2Samuel 19:37. When the Gileadite chief pleaded his age as a ground for not accepting David's invitation to live at his court, the offer was transferred to his son Chimham. On the king's death-bed he was specially commended to the care of Solomon (1Kings 2:7). It seems probable that some part of David's personal patrimony, as distinct from his royal domains, had been bestowed on him, and that he had perpetuated his gratitude by erecting a resting-place for travellers, probably enough identical with the "inn" of the Nativity (Luke 2:7). The plan of the fugitives under Johanan took them to Bethlehem, as lying on the road to Egypt, where they hoped to find a refuge both from the anarchy in which the land had been left by the death of Gedaliah, and from the severe punishment which the Chaldaeans were likely to inflict, without too careful an inquiry into the question who had been guilty of it, for the murder of the ruler whom they had appointed. The mere fact of their having remained with Ishmael might be construed into circumstantial evidence of complicity. There they halt, and take counsel.

Verse 17. - And dwelt in the habitation of Chimham. Chimham was the son of the rich Gileadite Barzillai (2 Samuel 19:37-40), who probably founded this "habitation" or rather "hospice" ("khan," "caravanserai"), for the accommodation of travellers - a characteristic mark of public-spirited liberality. Josephus and Aquila, however, appear to have read "by the hurdles of Chimham" - a very possible name for a locality in such a pastoral country. 41:11-18 The success of villany must be short, and none can prosper who harden their hearts against God. And those justly lose comfort in real fears, who excuse themselves in sin by pretended fears. The removal of a prudent and peaceable ruler, and the succession of another who is rash and ambitious, affects the welfare of many. Only those are happy and steady who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.
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