Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan sware unto them and to their men, saying, Fear not to serve the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.
1 Samuel 20:16
So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, "May the LORD require it at the hands of David's enemies."
2 Kings 25:24
Gedaliah swore to them and their men and said to them, "Do not be afraid of the servants of the Chaldeans; live in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it will be well with you."
"But the nation which will bring its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will let remain on its land," declares the LORD, "and they will till it and dwell in it."'"
Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "Thus says the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, 'If you will indeed go out to the officers of the king of Babylon, then you will live, this city will not be burned with fire, and you and your household will survive.
"When he saw that a resting place was good And that the land was pleasant, He bowed his shoulder to bear burdens, And became a slave at forced labor.
Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands, You will be happy and it will be well with you.
We get our bread at the risk of our lives Because of the sword in the wilderness.