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
Thus Jonathan solemnised a covenant with the house of David saying , - So let Yahweh require it, at the hand of the enemies of David.
2 Kings 25:24
And Gedaliah sware unto them, and to their men, and said to them, Do not fear 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 its neck into the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will let them remain in quietness upon their own soil, Declareth Yahweh, and they shall till it, and dwell therein.
Then said Jeremiah unto Zedekiah - Thus, saith Yahweh God of hosts, God of Israel - If thou wilt, indeed go forth, unto the princes of the king of Babylon, then shall thine own soul live, and, this city, shall not be burned with fire, - but thou shalt live, thou and thy house.
Then beholdeth he rest, that it is good, And the ground that it is pleasant, - So he bendeth his shoulder to bear, And becometh a tributary servant.
Trust in Yahweh, and do good, Dwell in the land, and feed on fidelity;
At the risk of our life, do we bring in our bread, because of the sword of the desert.