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1 Thus says Yahweh: "Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word, Jeremiah's message to the royal house of Judah. Jr.22.1-9
2 and say, 'Hear the word of Yahweh, O King of Judah, who sit on the throne of David, you, and your servants, and your people who enter these gates.  
3 Thus says Yahweh: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.  
4 For if you will indeed obey this word, then there shall enter the gates of this house kings who sit on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their servants, and their people.  
5 But if you will not heed these words, I swear by myself, says Yahweh, that this house shall become a desolation.  
6 For thus says Yahweh concerning the house of the king of Judah:
" 'You are as Gilead to me,
as the summit of Lebanon,
yet surely I will make you a desert,
an uninhabited city.

7 I will prepare destroyers against you,
each with his weapons;
and they shall cut down your choicest cedars,
and cast them into the fire.

8 " 'And many nations will pass by this city, and every man will say to his neighbour, "Why has Yahweh dealt thus with this great city?"  
9 And they will answer, "Because they forsook the covenant of Yahweh their God, and worshipped other gods and served them." '"  
10 Weep not for him who is dead,
nor bemoan him;
but weep bitterly for him who goes away,
for he shall return no more
to see his native land.

Jeremiah's message concerning Joahaz. Jr.22.10-12
11 For thus says Yahweh concerning Shallum the son of Josiah, king of Judah, who reigned instead of Josiah his father, and who went away from this place: "He shall return here no more,

12 but in the place where they have carried him captive, there shall he die, and he shall never see this land again."  
13 "Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness,
and his upper rooms by injustice;
who makes his neighbour serve him for nothing,
and does not give him his wages;

Jeremiah's message concerning Jehoiakim. Jr.22.13-19
14 who says, 'I will build myself a great house
with spacious upper rooms,'
and cuts out windows for it,
paneling it with cedar,
and painting it with vermilion.

15 Do you think you are a king
because you compete in cedar?
Did not your father eat and drink
and do justice and righteousness?
Then it was well with him.

16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy;
then it was well.
Is not this to know me?
says Yahweh.

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 Yahweh concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, 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!

19 With the burial of an ass he shall be buried,
dragged and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem."

20 "Go up to Lebanon, and cry out,
and lift up your voice in Bashan;
cry from Abarim,
for all your lovers are destroyed.

The Fate of Jerusalem. Jr.22.20-23
21 I spoke to you in your prosperity,
but you said, 'I will not listen.'
This has been your way from your youth,
that you have not obeyed my voice.

22 The wind shall shepherd all your shepherds,
and your lovers shall go into captivity;
then you will be ashamed and confounded
because of all your wickedness.

23 O inhabitant of Lebanon,
nested among the cedars,
how you will groan when pangs come upon you,
pain as of a woman in travail!"

24 "As I live, says Yahweh, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, were the signet ring on my right hand, yet I would tear you off God's judgement on Jehoiakim. Jr.22.24-30
25 and give you into the hand of those who seek your life, into the hand of those of whom you are afraid, even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and into the hand of the Chaldeans.  
26 I will hurl you and the mother who bore you into another country, where you were not born, and there you shall die.  
27 But to the land to which they will long to return, there they shall not return."  
28 Is this man Coniah a despised, broken pot,
a vessel no one cares for?
Why are he and his children hurled and cast
into a land which they do not know?

29 O land, land, land,
hear the word of Yahweh!

30 Thus says Yahweh:
"Write this man down as childless,
a man who shall not succeed in his days;
for none of his offspring shall succeed
in sitting on the throne of David,
and ruling again in Judah."

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