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Jeremiah 22:21-23 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

21 “Judah, you felt safe, but I warned you.
    I warned you, but you refused to listen.
You have lived like this from the time you were young.
    And from the time you were young,
    you have not obeyed me, Judah.
22 Judah, the punishment I give will come like a storm,
    and it will blow all your shepherds away.
You thought some of the other nations would help you.
    But these nations will also be defeated.
Then you will really be disappointed.
    You will be ashamed of all the evil things you did.

23 “King, you seem so safe in your palace of cedar.
    It’s as if you live in Lebanon![a]
But when your punishment comes, you will groan.
    You will be in pain like a woman giving birth!”


  1. Jeremiah 22:23 It’s as if … Lebanon The king’s palace in Jerusalem was built with wood from the mountains of Lebanon, which was famous for its cedar trees.
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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Jeremiah 22:21-23 New International Version (NIV)

21 I warned you when you felt secure,
    but you said, ‘I will not listen!’
This has been your way from your youth;
    you have not obeyed me.
22 The wind will drive all your shepherds away,
    and your allies will go into exile.
Then you will be ashamed and disgraced
    because of all your wickedness.
23 You who live in ‘Lebanon,[a]
    who are nestled in cedar buildings,
how you will groan when pangs come upon you,
    pain like that of a woman in labor!


  1. Jeremiah 22:23 That is, the palace in Jerusalem (see 1 Kings 7:2)
New International Version (NIV)

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