For this is what the LORD says about Shalluma1 son of Josiah, who succeeded his father as king of Judah but has gone from this place: "He will never return.
He will die2 in the place where they have led him captive; he will not see this land again."
"Woe3 to him who builds4 his palace by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, making his countrymen work for nothing, not paying5 them for their labor.
He says, 'I will build myself a great palace6 with spacious upper rooms.' So he makes large windows in it, panels it with cedar7 and decorates it in red.8