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Jeremiah 22
Good News Translation

Jeremiah’s Message to the Royal House of Judah

22The LORD told me to go to the palace of the king of Judah, the descendant of David, and there tell the king,H559H3068H3381H1004H4428H3063H1696H1697 2his officials, and the people of Jerusalem to listen to what the LORD had said:H559H8085H1697H3068H4428H3063H3427H3678H1732H5650H5971H935H8179 3"I, the LORD, command you to do what is just and right. Protect the person who is being cheated from the one who is cheating him. Do not mistreat or oppress aliens, orphans, or widows; and do not kill innocent people in this holy place.H559H3068H6213H4941H6666H5337H1497H3027H6216H3238H2554H1616H3490H490H8210H5355H1818H4725 4If you really do as I have commanded, then David's descendants will continue to be kings. And they, together with their officials and their people, will continue to pass through the gates of this palace in chariots and on horses.H6213H1697H6213H935H8179H1004H4428H3427H3678H1732H7392H7393H5483H5650H5971 5But if you do not obey my commands, then I swear to you that this palace will fall into ruins. I, the LORD, have spoken.H8085H1697H7650H5002H3068H1004H2723 6"To me, Judah's royal palace is as beautiful as the land of Gilead and as the Lebanon Mountains; but I will make it a desolate place where no one lives.H559H3068H4428H1004H3063H1568H7218H3844H7896H4057H5892H3427H3427 7I am sending men to destroy it. They will all bring their axes, cut down its beautiful cedar pillars, and throw them into the fire.H6942H7843H376H3627H3772H4005H730H5307H784 8"Afterward many foreigners will pass by and ask one another why I, the LORD, have done such a thing to this great city.H7227H1471H5674H5892H559H376H7453H3068H6213H1419H5892 9Then they will answer that it is because you have abandoned your covenant with me, your God, and have worshiped and served other gods."H559H5800H1285H3068H430H7812H312H430H5647

Jeremiah’s Message concerning Joahaz

10People of Judah, do not weep for King Josiah; do not mourn his death. But weep bitterly for Joahaz, his son; they are taking him away, never to return, never again to see the land where he was born.H1058H4191H5110H1058H1058H1980H7725H7200H4138H776 11The LORD says concerning Josiah's son Joahaz, who succeeded his father as king of Judah, "He has gone away from here, never to return.H559H3068H413H7967H1121H2977H4428H3063H4427H2977H1H3318H4725H7725 12He will die in the country where they have taken him, and he will never again see this land."H4191H4725H1540H7200H776

Jeremiah’s Message concerning Jehoiakim

13Doomed is the one who builds his house by injustice and enlarges it by dishonesty; who makes his people work for nothing and does not pay their wages.H1945H1129H1004H3808H6664H5944H4941H7453H5647H2600H5414H6467 14Doomed is the one who says, "I will build myself a mansion with spacious rooms upstairs." So he puts windows in his house, panels it with cedar, and paints it red.H559H1129H4060H1004H7304H5944H7167H2474H5603H730H4886H8350 15Does it make you a better king if you build houses of cedar, finer than those of others? Your father enjoyed a full life. He was always just and fair, and he prospered in everything he did.H4427H8474H730H1H398H8354H6213H4941H6666H2896 16He gave the poor a fair trial, and all went well with him. That is what it means to know the LORD.H1777H1779H6041H34H2896H1847H5002H3068 17But you can only see your selfish interests; you kill the innocent and violently oppress your people. The LORD has spoken.H5869H3820H1215H8210H5355H1818H6233H4835H6213 18So then, the LORD says about Josiah's son Jehoiakim, king of Judah, "No one will mourn his death or say, 'How terrible, my friend, how terrible!' No one will weep for him or cry, 'My lord! My king!'H559H3068H3079H1121H2977H4428H3063H5594H1945H251H1945H269H5594H1945H113H1945H1935 19With the funeral honors of a donkey, he will be dragged away and thrown outside Jerusalem's gates."H6912H6900H2543H5498H7993H1973H8179H3389

Jeremiah’s Message about the Fate of Jerusalem

20People of Jerusalem, go to Lebanon and shout, go to the land of Bashan and cry; call out from the mountains of Moab, because all your allies have been defeated.H5927H3844H6817H5414H6963H1316H6817H5676H157H7665 21The LORD spoke to you when you were prosperous, but you refused to listen. That is what you've done all your life; you never would obey the LORD.H1696H7962H559H8085H1870H5271H8085H6963 22Your leaders will be blown away by the wind, your allies taken as prisoners of war, your city disgraced and put to shame because of all the evil you have done.H7307H7462H7462H157H3212H7628H954H3637H7451 23You rest secure among the cedars brought from Lebanon; but how pitiful you'll be when pains strike you, pains like those of a woman in labor.H3427H3844H7077H730H2603H2256H935H2427H3205

God’s Judgment on Jehoiachin

24The LORD said to King Jehoiachin, son of King Jehoiakim of Judah, "As surely as I am the living God, even if you were the signet ring on my right hand, I would pull you offH2416H5002H3068H3659H1121H3079H4428H3063H2368H3225H3027H5423 25and give you to people you are afraid of, people who want to kill you. I will give you to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia and his soldiers.H5414H3027H1245H5315H3027H6440H3016H3027H5019H4428H894H3027H3778 26I am going to force you and your mother into exile. You will go to a country where neither of you was born, and both of you will die there.H2904H517H3205H312H776H3205H4191 27You will long to see this country again, but you will never return."H776H5375H5315H7725H7725 28I said, "Has King Jehoiachin become like a broken jar that is thrown away and that no one wants? Is that why he and his children have been taken into exile to a land they know nothing about?"H376H3659H959H5310H6089H3627H2656H7993H2233H2904H776H3045 29O land, land, land! Listen to what the LORD has said:H776H776H776H8085H1697H3068 30"This man is condemned to lose his children, to be a man who will never succeed. He will have no descendants who will rule in Judah as David's successors. I, the LORD, have spoken."H559H3068H3789H376H6185H1397H6743H3117H376H2233H6743H3427H3678H1732H4910H3063


Good News Translation. Scripture taken from the Good News Translation in Today’s English Version- Second Edition Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by Permission. More details.

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