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Jeremiah 22:16-18 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy;
    then it was well.
Is not this to know me?
                says the Lord.
17 But you have eyes and heart
    only for your dishonest gain,
for shedding innocent blood,
    and for practicing oppression and violence.”

18 Therefore thus says the Lord concerning Jehoi′akim the son of Josi′ah, king of Judah:

“They shall not lament for him, saying,
    ‘Ah my brother!’ or ‘Ah sister!’
They shall not lament for him, saying,
    ‘Ah lord!’ or ‘Ah his majesty!’

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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