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Jeremiah 22:16-18 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

16 He defended the cause of the poor and needy,
    and so all went well.
Is that not what it means to know me?’
    declares the Lord.
17 ‘But your eyes and your heart
    are set only on dishonest gain,
on shedding innocent blood
    and on oppression and extortion.’

18 Therefore this is what the Lord says about Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah:

‘They will not mourn for him:
    “Alas, my brother! Alas, my sister!”
They will not mourn for him:
    “Alas, my master! Alas, his splendour!”

New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

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