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16 That’s what it means
    to truly know me.
So he lived a comfortable life
and always had enough
    to eat and drink.

17 But all you think about
    is how to cheat
or abuse or murder
    some innocent victim.
18 Jehoiakim, no one will cry
    at your funeral.
They won’t turn to each other
    and ask,
“Why did our great king
    have to die?”

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