Jeremiah 22:8-18 NIV

8 "People from many nations will pass by this city and will ask one another, 'Why has the LORD done such a thing to this great city?'1

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9 And the answer will be: 'Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God and have worshiped and served other gods.2' "

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10 Do not weep for the dead3 [king ] or mourn4 his loss; rather, weep bitterly for him who is exiled, because he will never return5 nor see his native land again.

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      11 For this is what the LORD says about Shalluma6 son of Josiah, who succeeded his father as king of Judah but has gone from this place: "He will never return.

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        • a 22:11 - Also called "Jehoahaz"
          12 He will die7 in the place where they have led him captive; he will not see this land again."

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          13 "Woe8 to him who builds9 his palace by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, making his countrymen work for nothing, not paying10 them for their labor.

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          14 He says, 'I will build myself a great palace11 with spacious upper rooms.' So he makes large windows in it, panels it with cedar12 and decorates it in red.13

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          15 "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,14 so all went well15 with him.

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          16 He defended the cause of the poor and needy,16 and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know17 me?" declares the LORD.

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          17 "But your eyes and your heart are set only on dishonest gain,18 on shedding innocent blood19 and on oppression and extortion."20

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          18 Therefore this is what the LORD says about Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah: "They will not mourn21 for him: 'Alas, my brother! Alas, my sister!' They will not mourn for him: 'Alas, my master! Alas, his splendor!'

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