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When the rulers under the king of Babylon came back to the fields to check the harvest (verse 1), they confronted those who had planned the conspiracy (verse 2). They killed them, even the Jews and the Chaldeans both, and all who had been involved (verse 3). They killed so many that word did not even get out that it had happened (verse 4).
Another group was traveling through, prepared with offerings and incense to go to the temple (verse 5), and they were also killed (verse 6) and their bodies thrown in a pit (verse 7). All were killed, except for ten men who promised more wealth from more harvest (verse 8). Everyone else was killed and thrown into the pit (verse 9). Then they carried off captive all the survivor’s, including the king’s daughters, and headed towards the Ammonites (verse 10).
When the first group, who had warned of their danger, heard what happened (verse 11), they went to fight them (verse 12). Those who had been taken captive rejoiced to see their defense arrive (verse 13), and went away with their rescuers (verse 14). The one who started all the trouble escaped, and went to hide among the Ammonites (verse 15).
The survivors gathered together (verse 16) and left by way of Bethlehem to go toward Egypt (verse 17) because now they were afraid of the Chaldeans and those poor who had been left to inherit the land (verse 18).