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Jeremiah 22:16-18 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 He judged the legal cause of the needy and the poor,
    and then it was well.
    Is that not what it means to know me?[a]declares[b] Yahweh.
17 “But there is nothing in your eyes and your heart
    except[c] your unlawful gain,
and on shedding the blood of the innocent,
    and on committing oppression and extortion.”

18 Therefore[d] thus says Yahweh concerning Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah, the king of Judah:

“They will not lament for him,
    ‘Alas, my brother,’ or ‘Alas, sister.’
They will not lament for him,
    ‘Alas, lord,’ or ‘alas, his majesty.’


  1. Jeremiah 22:16 Literally “Not that the knowledge me”
  2. Jeremiah 22:16 Literally “a declaration of”
  3. Jeremiah 22:17 Literally “but if”
  4. Jeremiah 22:18 Literally “To thus”
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