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Jeremiah 22
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Warning of Jerusalem’s Fall

22THUS SAYS the Lord: Go down to the house of the king of Judah and speak there this word:H559H3068H3381H1004H4428H3063H1696H1697 2Hear the word of the Lord, O king of Judah, you who sit upon the throne of David--you and your servants and your people who enter by these gates.H559H8085H1697H3068H4428H3063H3427H3678H1732H5650H5971H935H8179 3Thus says the Lord: Execute justice and righteousness, and deliver out of the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong; do no violence to the stranger {or} temporary resident, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.H559H3068H6213H4941H6666H5337H1497H3027H6216H3238H2554H1616H3490H490H8210H5355H1818H4725 4For if you will indeed obey this word, then will there enter in through the gates of this [the king's] house kings sitting [for David] upon David's throne, riding in chariots and on horses--they and their servants and their people.H6213H1697H6213H935H8179H1004H4428H3427H3678H1732H7392H7393H5483H5650H5971 5But if you will not hear these words, I swear by Myself, says the Lord, that this house will become a desolation.H8085H1697H7650H5002H3068H1004H2723 6For thus says the Lord concerning the house of the king of Judah: [If you will not listen to Me, though] you are [as valuable] to Me as [the fat pastures of] Gilead [east of the Jordan] or as the [plentiful] summit of Lebanon [west of the Jordan], yet surely I will make you a wilderness and uninhabited cities.H559H3068H4428H1004H3063H1568H7218H3844H7896H4057H5892H3427H3427 7And I will prepare, solemnly set apart, {and} appoint [to execute My judgments against you] destroyers, each with his weapons, and they will cut down your [palaces built of] choicest cedars and cast them into the fire.H6942H7843H376H3627H3772H4005H730H5307H784 8And many nations will pass by this city, and every man will say to his neighbor, Why has the Lord done this to this great city?H7227H1471H5674H5892H559H376H7453H3068H6213H1419H5892 9Then they will answer, Because [the people] forsook the covenant {or} solemn pledge with the Lord their God and worshiped other gods and served them.H559H5800H1285H3068H430H7812H312H430H5647 10Weep not for him who is dead nor bemoan him; but weep bitterly for him who goes away [into captivity], for he shall return no more nor see his native country [again].H1058H4191H5110H1058H1058H1980H7725H7200H4138H776 11For thus says the Lord concerning Shallum son of Josiah king of Judah, who reigned instead of Josiah his father and who went forth out of this place: [Shallum] shall not return here any more;H559H3068H413H7967H1121H2977H4428H3063H4427H2977H1H3318H4725H7725 12But he shall die in the place where they have led him captive, and he shall see this land no more.H4191H4725H1540H7200H776

Messages about the Kings

13Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness and his [upper] chambers by injustice, who uses his neighbor's service without wages and does not give him his pay [for his work],H1945H1129H1004H3808H6664H5944H4941H7453H5647H2600H5414H6467 14Who says, I will build myself a wide house with large rooms, and he cuts himself out windows, and it is ceiled {or} paneled with cedar and painted with vermilion.H559H1129H4060H1004H7304H5944H7167H2474H5603H730H4886H8350 15Do you think that being a king [merely] means [self-indulgent] vying [with Solomon] {and} striving to excel in cedar [palaces]? Did not your father [Josiah], as he ate and drank, do justice and righteousness [being upright and in right standing with God]? Then it was well with him.H4427H8474H730H1H398H8354H6213H4941H6666H2896 16He judged {and} defended the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Was not [all] this [what it means] to know {and} recognize Me? says the Lord.H1777H1779H6041H34H2896H1847H5002H3068 17But your eyes and your heart are only for your covetousness {and} dishonest gain, for shedding innocent blood, for oppression and doing violence.H5869H3820H1215H8210H5355H1818H6233H4835H6213 18Therefore thus says the Lord concerning Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah: [Relatives] shall not lament for him, saying, Ah, my brother! or, Ah, sister, [how great our loss! Subjects] shall not lament for him saying, Ah, lord! or Ah, his majesty! {or} Ah, [how great was] his glory!H559H3068H3079H1121H2977H4428H3063H5594H1945H251H1945H269H5594H1945H113H1945H1935 19[No] he shall be buried with the burial of a donkey--dragged out and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.H6912H6900H2543H5498H7993H1973H8179H3389 20Go up [north] to Lebanon and cry out, and raise your voice in [the hills] of Bashan [across the Jordan], and cry out from Abarim [a range of mountains southeast of Palestine], for all your lovers (the king's chosen allies) are destroyed.H5927H3844H6817H5414H6963H1316H6817H5676H157H7665 21I spoke to you in your [times of] prosperity, but you said, I will not listen! This has been your attitude from your youth; you have not obeyed My voice.H1696H7962H559H8085H1870H5271H8085H6963 22The wind [of adversity] shall pasture upon {and} consume all your shepherds (your princes and statesmen), and your lovers (allies) shall go into captivity. Surely then shall you be ashamed and confounded {and} dismayed because of all your wickedness.H7307H7462H7462H157H3212H7628H954H3637H7451 23O inhabitant of Lebanon [Jerusalem, whose palaces are made of Lebanon's trees], you who make your nest among the cedars, how you will groan {and} how pitiable you will be when pangs come upon you, pain like that of a woman in childbirth!H3427H3844H7077H730H2603H2256H935H2427H3205 24As I live, says the Lord, though Coniah [also called Jeconiah and Jehoiachin] son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet [ring] upon My right hand, yet would I tear you off.H2416H5002H3068H3659H1121H3079H4428H3063H2368H3225H3027H5423 25And I will give you into the hands of those who seek your life and into the hand of those of whom you are afraid, even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and into the hands of the Chaldeans.H5414H3027H1245H5315H3027H6440H3016H3027H5019H4428H894H3027H3778 26And I will hurl you and the mother who bore you into another country, where you were not born, and there you will die.H2904H517H3205H312H776H3205H4191 27But to the land to which they will yearn to return, there they will not return.H776H5375H5315H7725H7725 28Is this man [King] Coniah a despised, broken pot? Is he a vessel in which no one takes pleasure? Why are they hurled out, he and his royal offspring, and cast into a land which they do not know, understand, {or} recognize?H376H3659H959H5310H6089H3627H2656H7993H2233H2904H776H3045 29O land, land, land, hear the word of the Lord!H776H776H776H8085H1697H3068 30Thus says the Lord: Write this man [Coniah] down as childless, a man who shall not prosper in his days, for no man of his offspring shall succeed in sitting upon the throne of David and ruling any more in Judah.H559H3068H3789H376H6185H1397H6743H3117H376H2233H6743H3427H3678H1732H4910H3063


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