Jeremiah 40:5 - 5 And he was yet not one that would return, when [Neb·u′zar·ad′an said]: “Do return to Ged·a·li′ah the son of A·hi′kam the son of Sha′phan, whom the king of Babylon has commissioned over the cities of Judah, and dwell with him in the midst of the people; or to wherever it is right in your eyes to go, go.”
And the chief of the bodyguard then gave him a food allowance and a present and let him go.
Jeremiah was an excellent example of love for his people. At Jer. 9:1 it says that he wept over the calamity that was to come to Jerusalem. In 40:5, after he was released by Nebuzaradan, he hesitated to leave those being taken into exile. He could have felt that he should have shared in their lot, or that he could have served their spiritual interests further.