Jeremiah 40:14 References
14 and said to him, "Are you well aware that Baalis the king of the sons of aAmmon has sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to take your life?" But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam did not believe them.
a 1 Samuel 11:1-3, 2 Samuel 10:1-6, Jeremiah 25:21, Jeremiah 41:10
1 Samuel 11
1 Now aNahash the Ammonite came up and besieged bJabesh-gilead; and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, "Make ca covenant with us and we will serve you."
2 But Nahash the Ammonite said to them, "I will make it with you on this condition, athat I will gouge out the right eye of every one of you, thus I will make it ba reproach on all Israel."
3 aThe elders of Jabesh said to him, "Let us alone for seven days, that we may send messengers throughout the territory of Israel. Then, if there is no one to deliver us, we will come out to you."
2 Samuel 10
1 aNow it happened afterwards that bthe king of the Ammonites died, and Hanun his son became king in his place.
2 Then David said, "I will show kindness to Hanun the son of aNahash, just as his father showed kindness to me." So David sent some of his servants to console him concerning his father. But when David's servants came to the land of the Ammonites,
3 the princes of the Ammonites said to Hanun their lord, "Do you think that David is honoring your father because he has sent consolers to you? aHas David not sent his servants to you in order to search the city, to spy it out and overthrow it?"
4 So Hanun took David's servants and ashaved off half of their beards, and bcut off their garments in the middle as far as their hips, and sent them away.
5 When they told it to David, he sent to meet them, for the men were greatly humiliated. And the king said, "Stay at Jericho until your beards grow, and then return."
6 Now when the sons of Ammon saw that athey had become odious to David, the sons of Ammon sent and bhired the Arameans of cBeth-rehob and the dArameans of Zobah, 20,000 foot soldiers, and the king of eMaacah with 1,000 men, and the men of Tob with 12,000 men.
10 Then Ishmael took captive all the aremnant of the people who were in Mizpah, the bking's daughters and all the people who were left in Mizpah, whom Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard had put under the charge of Gedaliah the son of Ahikam; thus Ishmael the son of Nethaniah took them captive and proceeded to cross over to the sons of cAmmon.