Jeremiah 22:13-18 NIV

13 "Woe1 to him who builds2 his palace by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, making his countrymen work for nothing, not paying3 them for their labor.

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14 He says, 'I will build myself a great palace4 with spacious upper rooms.' So he makes large windows in it, panels it with cedar5 and decorates it in red.6

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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,7 so all went well8 with him.

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16 He defended the cause of the poor and needy,9 and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know10 me?" declares the LORD.

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17 "But your eyes and your heart are set only on dishonest gain,11 on shedding innocent blood12 and on oppression and extortion."13

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18 Therefore this is what the LORD says about Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah: "They will not mourn14 for him: 'Alas, my brother! Alas, my sister!' They will not mourn for him: 'Alas, my master! Alas, his splendor!'

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