Jeremiah 22
American Standard Version
A Warning for Judah's Kings

1Thus said Jehovah: Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word, 2And say, Hear the word of Jehovah, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David, thou, and thy servants, and thy people that enter in by these gates. 3Thus saith Jehovah: Execute ye justice and righteousness, and deliver him that is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence, to the sojourner, the fatherless, nor the widow; neither shed innocent blood in this place. 4For if ye do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people. 5But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith Jehovah, that this house shall become a desolation.

A Warning About the Palace

6For thus saith Jehovah concerning the house of the king of Judah: Thou art Gilead unto me, and the head of Lebanon; yet'surely I will make thee a wilderness, and cities which are not inhabited.

7And I will prepare destroyers against thee, every one with his weapons; and they shall cut down thy choice cedars, and cast them into the fire.

8And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every man to his neighbor, Wherefore hath Jehovah done thus unto this great city? 9Then they shall answer, Because they forsook the covenant of Jehovah their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them.

A Warning About Jehoahaz

10Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him; but weep sore for him that goeth away; for he shall return no more, nor see his native country.

11For thus saith Jehovah touching Shallum the son of Josiah, king of Judah, who reigned instead of Josiah his father, and who went forth out of this place: He shall not return thither any more. 12But in the place whither they have led him captive, there shall he die, and he shall see this land no more.

A Warning About Jehoiakim

13Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by injustice; that useth his neighbor's service without wages, and giveth him not his hire;

14that saith, I will build me a wide house and spacious chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and it is ceiled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.

15Shalt thou reign, because thou strivest to excel in cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? then it was well with him.

16He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Was not this to know me? saith Jehovah.

17But thine eyes and thy heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for shedding innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.

18Therefore thus saith Jehovah 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 glory!

19He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.

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

21I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice.

22The wind shall feed all thy shepherds, and thy lovers shall go into captivity: surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded for all thy wickedness.

23O inhabitant of Lebanon, that makest thy nest in the cedars, how greatly to be pitied shalt thou be when pangs come upon thee, the pain as of a woman in travail!

A Warning for Jehoiachin

24As I live, saith Jehovah, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet upon my right hand, yet would I pluck thee thence; 25and I will give thee into the hand of them that seek thy life, and into the hand of them of whom thou art afraid, even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of the Chaldeans. 26And I will cast thee out, and thy mother that bare thee, into another country, where ye were not born; and there shall ye die. 27But to the land whereunto their soul longeth to return, thither shall they not return.

28Is this man Coniah a despised broken vessel? is he a vessel wherein none delighteth? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into the land which they know not?

29O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of Jehovah.

30Thus saith Jehovah, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days; for no more shall a man of his seed prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling in Judah.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. He exhorts to repentance, with promises and threats.
10. The judgment of Shallum;
13. of Jehoiakim;
20. and of Coniah.
Jeremiah 1: The Words of Jeremiah

Jeremiah 2: Israel Has Forsaken God

Jeremiah 3: The Polluted Land

Jeremiah 4: God Calls Israel by His Promise

Jeremiah 5: No One is Just

Jeremiah 6: Jerusalem's Final Warning

Jeremiah 7: Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate

Jeremiah 8: Judah's Sin and Punishment

Jeremiah 9: Jeremiah's Continual Tears

Jeremiah 10: The Sovereignty of God

Jeremiah 11: The Broken Covenant

Jeremiah 12: The Prosperity of the Wicked

Jeremiah 13: The Linen Belt

Jeremiah 14: Drought, Famine, Sword, Pestilence

Jeremiah 15: Judgment to Continue

Jeremiah 16: Disaster is Predicted

Jeremiah 17: The Sin and Punishment of Judah

Jeremiah 18: The Potter and the Clay

Jeremiah 19: The Broken Jar

Jeremiah 20: Pashhur Persecutes Jeremiah

Jeremiah 21: Jerusalem Will Fall to Babylon

Jeremiah 22: A Warning for Judah's Kings

Jeremiah 23: David's Righteous Branch

Jeremiah 24: The Good and Bad Figs

Jeremiah 25: The Seventy Year Captivity

Jeremiah 26: Warning to the Cities of Judah

Jeremiah 27: The Yoke of Nebuchadnezzar

Jeremiah 28: Hananiah's False Prophecy

Jeremiah 29: Jeremiah's Letter to the Exiles

Jeremiah 30: Restoration of Israel and Judah

Jeremiah 31: Mourning Turned to Joy

Jeremiah 32: Jeremiah Buys Hanamel's Field

Jeremiah 33: Restoration Promised Again

Jeremiah 34: A Prophecy Against Zedekiah

Jeremiah 35: Obedience of the Rechabites

Jeremiah 36: Jeremiah's Scroll Read in the Temple

Jeremiah 37: Jeremiah Warns Zedekiah

Jeremiah 38: Jeremiah Cast Into the Cistern

Jeremiah 39: The Fall of Jerusalem

Jeremiah 40: Jeremiah Remains in Judah

Jeremiah 41: Gedaliah Assassinated

Jeremiah 42: Warning Against Going to Egypt

Jeremiah 43: Jeremiah Taken to Egypt

Jeremiah 44: Judgment on the Jews in Egypt

Jeremiah 45: Jeremiah's Message to Baruch

Jeremiah 46: The Judgment on Egypt

Jeremiah 47: The Judgment on the Philistines

Jeremiah 48: The Judgment on Moab

Jeremiah 49: The Judgment on the Ammonites

Jeremiah 50: The Judgment on Babylon

Jeremiah 51: Severe Judgment Against Babylon

Jeremiah 52: The Fall of Jerusalem Recounted

Jeremiah 21
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