Most Relevant Verses
Now all the commanders of the forces that were in the field, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam over the land and that he had put him in charge of the men, women and children, those of the poorest of the land who had not been exiled to Babylon.
'Return, O faithless sons,' declares the LORD; 'For I am a master to you, And I will take you one from a city and two from a family, And I will bring you to Zion.'
"Take also a few in number from them and bind them in the edges of your robes. "Take again some of them and throw them into the fire and burn them in the fire; from it a fire will spread to all the house of Israel.