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], And LORD will require it at the hand of David's enemies.
2 Kings 25:24
And Gedaliah swore to them and to their men, and said to them, Fear not because of the servants of the Chaldeans. Dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.
But the nation that shall bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, that [nation] I will let remain in their own land, says LORD, and they shall till it, and dwell therein.
Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, Thus says LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel. If thou will go forth to the king of Babylon's rulers, then thy soul shall live, and this city shall not be burned with fire, and thou shall live,
And he saw a resting place that it was good, and the land that it was pleasant. And he bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant under task work.
Trust in LORD, and do good. Dwell in the land, and feed on [his] faithfulness.
For thou shall eat the labor of thy hands. Happy thou shall be, and it shall be well with thee.
We get our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword of the wilderness.