Jeremiah 22:16-26 NIV

16 He defended the cause of the poor and needy,1 and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know2 me?" declares the LORD.

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17 "But your eyes and your heart are set only on dishonest gain,3 on shedding innocent blood4 and on oppression and extortion."5

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18 Therefore this is what the LORD says about Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah: "They will not mourn6 for him: 'Alas, my brother! Alas, my sister!' They will not mourn for him: 'Alas, my master! Alas, his splendor!'

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19 He will have the burial7 of a donkey-- dragged away and thrown8 outside the gates of Jerusalem."

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20 "Go up to Lebanon and cry out,9 let your voice be heard in Bashan,10 cry out from Abarim,11 for all your allies12 are crushed.

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21 I warned you when you felt secure,13 but you said, 'I will not listen!' This has been your way from your youth;14 you have not obeyed15 me.

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22 The wind16 will drive all your shepherds17 away, and your allies18 will go into exile. Then you will be ashamed and disgraced19 because of all your wickedness.

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      23 You who live in 'Lebanon,a20' who are nestled in cedar buildings, how you will groan when pangs come upon you, pain21 like that of a woman in labor!

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        • b 22:23 - That is, the palace in Jerusalem (see 1 Kings 7:2)
          24 "As surely as I live," declares the LORD, "even if you, Jehoiachinb22 son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, were a signet ring23 on my right hand, I would still pull you off.

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            • c 22:24 - Hebrew "Coniah," a variant of "Jehoiachin"; also in verse 28
              25 I will hand you over24 to those who seek your life, those you fear--to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and to the Babylonians.c

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              26 I will hurl25 you and the mother26 who gave you birth into another country, where neither of you was born, and there you both will die.

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