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Jeremiah 22:16-18 The Voice (VOICE)

16     He stood up for the poor and needy;
        then things went well for him and the people.
    Isn’t this what it means to know Me?
17     But you are so different: your eyes are focused and your heart is set
        on one goal: deceitful personal gain.
    You make the innocent pay with their blood;
        you violently oppress them and take what is not yours.

18 So this is what the Eternal says
    regarding Jehoiakim (son of Josiah), king of Judah:

Eternal One: Upon his death, no one in his family will weep and say,
        “Oh my brother, oh my sister—our loved one is gone.”
    Nor will any of his subjects weep and say,
        “Our leader is gone; our great king is gone.”

The Voice (VOICE)

The Voice Bible Copyright © 2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society All rights reserved.

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