Jeremiah 40:5
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
As Jeremiah was stillוְעֹודֶ֣נּוּ
(ve·'o·v·den·nu)
5750: a going around, continuance, still, yet, again, besidefrom ud
not goingיָשׁ֗וּב
(ya·shuv)
7725: to turn back, returna prim. root
back, [he said], "Go on backוְשֻׁ֡בָה
(ve·shu·vah)
7725: to turn back, returna prim. root
then to Gedaliahגְּדַלְיָ֣ה
(ge·dal·yah)
1436a: "Yah is great," three Isr.from gadal and Yah
the sonבֶן־
(ven-)
1121: sona prim. root
of Ahikam,אֲחִיקָ֣ם
(a·chi·kam)
296: "my brother has arisen," an Isr.from ach and qum
the sonבֶּן־
(ben-)
1121: sona prim. root
of Shaphan,שָׁפָ֡ן
(sha·fan)
8227b: the name of several Isr.from the same as shaphan
whomאֲשֶׁר֩
(a·sher)
834: who, which, thata prim. pronoun
the kingמֶֽלֶךְ־
(me·lech-)
4428: kingfrom an unused word
of Babylonבָּבֶ֜ל
(ba·vel)
894: an E. Mediterranean empire and its capital cityperhaps from balal
has appointedהִפְקִ֨יד
(hif·kid)
6485: to attend to, visit, muster, appointa prim. root
over the citiesבְּעָרֵ֣י
(be·'a·rei)
5892b: city, townof uncertain derivation
of Judah,יְהוּדָ֗ה
(ye·hu·dah)
3063: probably "praised," a son of Jacob, also his desc., the S. kingdom, also four Isr.probably from yadah
and stayוְשֵׁ֤ב
(ve·shev)
3427: to sit, remain, dwella prim. root
with him amongבְּתֹ֣וךְ
(be·to·vch)
8432: midstof uncertain derivation
the people;הָעָ֔ם
(ha·'am,)
5971a: peoplefrom an unused word
orאֹ֠ו
(ov)
176: ora prim. root
else goלָלֶ֖כֶת
(la·le·chet)
1980: to go, come, walka prim. root
anywhereכָּל־
(kol-)
3605: the whole, allfrom kalal
it seems rightהַיָּשָׁ֧ר
(hai·ya·shar)
3477: straight, rightfrom yashar
for you to go."לֵ֑ךְ
(lech;)
1980: to go, come, walka prim. root
So the captainרַב־
(rav-)
7227b: chieffrom rabab
of the bodyguardטַבָּחִ֛ים
(tab·ba·chim)
2876: cook, guardsmanfrom tabach
gaveוַיִּתֶּן־
(vai·yit·ten-)
5414: to give, put, seta prim. root
him a rationאֲרֻחָ֥ה
(a·ru·chah)
737: a meal, allowancepass. part. of arach
and a giftוּמַשְׂאֵ֖ת
(u·mas·'et)
4864: an uprising, utterance, burden, portionfrom nasa
and let him go.וַֽיְשַׁלְּחֵֽהוּ׃
(vay·shal·le·che·hu.)
7971: to senda prim. root









KJV Lexicon
Now while he was not yet gone back
shuwb  (shoob)
to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively
he said Go back
shuwb  (shoob)
to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively
also to Gedaliah
Gdalyah  (ghed-al-yaw')
Jah has become great; Gedaljah, the name of five Israelites -- Gedaliah.
the son
ben  (bane)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc.
of Ahikam
'Achiyqam  (akh-ee-kawm')
brother of rising (i.e. high); Achikam, an Israelite -- Ahikam.
the son
ben  (bane)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc.
of Shaphan
shaphan  (shaw-fawn')
a species of rock-rabbit (from its hiding), i.e. probably the hyrax -- coney.
whom the king
melek  (meh'-lek)
a king -- king, royal.
of Babylon
Babel  (baw-bel')
confusion; Babel (i.e. Babylon), including Babylonia and the Babylonian empire -- Babel, Babylon.
hath made governor
paqad  (paw-kad')
to visit (with friendly or hostile intent); by analogy, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit, etc.
over the cities
`iyr  (eer)
or (in the plural) par {awr}; or ayar (Judges 10:4) {aw-yar'}; a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) -- Ai (from margin), city, court (from margin), town.
of Judah
Yhuwdah  (yeh-hoo-daw')
celebrated; Jehudah (or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory -- Judah.
and dwell
yashab  (yaw-shab')
to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry
with him among
tavek  (taw'-vek)
a bisection, i.e. (by implication) the centre -- among(-st), between, half, (there-,where-), in(-to), middle, mid(-night), midst (among), out (of), through, with(-in).
the people
`am  (am)
a people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock -- folk, men, nation, people.
or go
yalak  (yaw-lak')
to walk; causatively, to carry (in various senses)
wheresoever it seemeth convenient
yashar  (yaw-shawr')
straight -- convenient, equity, Jasher, just, meet(-est), + pleased well right(-eous), straight, (most) upright(-ly, -ness).
`ayin  (ah'-yin)
an eye; by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape)
unto thee to go
yalak  (yaw-lak')
to walk; causatively, to carry (in various senses)
So the captain
rab  (rab)
abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality)
of the guard
tabbach  (tab-bawkh')
a butcher; hence, a lifeguardsman (because he was acting as an executioner); also a cook (usually slaughtering the animal for food) -- cook, guard.
gave
nathan  (naw-than')
to give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.)
him victuals
'aruchah  (ar-oo-khaw')
a ration of food -- allowance, diet, dinner, victuals.
and a reward
mas'eth  (mas-ayth')
burden, collection, sign of fire, (great) flame, gift, lifting up, mess, oblation, reward.
and let him go
shalach  (shaw-lakh')
to send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications)
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
As Jeremiah was still not going back, he said, "Go on back then to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon has appointed over the cities of Judah, and stay with him among the people; or else go anywhere it seems right for you to go." So the captain of the bodyguard gave him a ration and a gift and let him go.

King James Bible
Now while he was not yet gone back, he said, Go back also to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon hath made governor over the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people: or go wheresoever it seemeth convenient unto thee to go. So the captain of the guard gave him victuals and a reward, and let him go.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Jeremiah had not yet turned to go, Nebuzaradan said to him: "Return to Gedaliah son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon has appointed over the cities of Judah, and stay with him among the people or go wherever you want to go." So the captain of the guard gave him a ration and a gift and released him.

International Standard Version
When he still did not respond, Nebuzaradan said, "Return to Ahikam's son Gedaliah, whom the king of Babylon has appointed over the cities of Judah, and remain with him among the people—or go wherever it seems right for you to go." Then the captain of the guard gave him an allowance of food and a gift and sent him off.

NET Bible
Before Jeremiah could turn to leave, the captain of the guard added, "Go back to Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon appointed to govern the towns of Judah. Go back and live with him among the people. Or go wherever else you choose." Then the captain of the guard gave Jeremiah some food and a present and let him go.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If you wish to remain, then go back to Gedaliah, son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon appointed to govern the cities of Judah. Live among the people with him, or go anywhere you want." The captain of the guard gave Jeremiah some food and a present and let him go.

King James 2000 Bible
Now while he was not yet gone back, he said, Go back also to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon has made governor over the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people: or go wherever it seems convenient unto you to go. So the captain of the guard gave him rations and a gift, and let him go.
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