"Does it make you a king to have more and more cedar? Did not your father have food and drink? He did what was right and just,1 so all went well2 with him.
He defended the cause of the poor and needy,3 and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know4 me?" declares the LORD.
"But your eyes and your heart are set only on dishonest gain,5 on shedding innocent blood6 and on oppression and extortion."718
Therefore this is what the LORD says about Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah: "They will not mourn8 for him: 'Alas, my brother! Alas, my sister!' They will not mourn for him: 'Alas, my master! Alas, his splendor!'