Jeremiah 22:1-6 CSB

Judgment against Sinful Kings

1 This is what the Lord says: "Go down to the palace of the king of Judah and announce this word there.

References for Jeremiah 22:1

      2 You are to say: Hear the word of the Lord, king of Judah, you who sit on the throne of David-you, your officers, and your people who enter these gates.
      3 This is what the Lord says: Administer justice and righteousness.a Rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor.b Don't exploit or brutalize the alien, the fatherless, or the widow. Don't shed innocent blood in this place.

      References for Jeremiah 22:3

        • a 22:3 - Jr 23:5; 2 Sm 8:15; 2 Ch 9:8
        • b 22:3 - Jr 21:12; Dt 28:29; Ec 4:1
          4 For if you conscientiously carry out this word, then kings sitting on David's throne will enter through the gates of this palace riding on chariots and horses-they, their officers, and their people.
          5 But if you do not obey these words, then I swear by Myself"-[this is] the Lord's declaration-"that this house will become a ruin."c

          References for Jeremiah 22:5

              6 For this is what the Lord says concerning the house of the king of Judah: You are like Gilead to Me, [or] the summit of Lebanon, but I will certainly turn you into a wilderness, uninhabited cities.