Jeremiah 22 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)
Judgment Against Three Evil Kings
22 This is what the Lord says.
Go down to the palace of the king of Judah and speak this message there.
2 Hear the word of the Lord, king of Judah, you who sit on David’s throne—you, your officials, and your people who enter these gates.
3 This is what the Lord says. Do what is just and right. Rescue the person who has been robbed from the hand of the oppressor. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, to the fatherless, or to the widow. Do not shed innocent blood in this place. 4 If you diligently carry this out, then kings who sit on David’s throne will enter through the gates of this house, riding in chariots and on horses, accompanied by their officials and their people. 5 But if you will not obey these words, then I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that this house will become a ruin.
6 Yes, this is what the Lord says about the house of the king of Judah.
You are like Gilead to me,
8 Many nations will pass by this city and will ask one another, “Why did the Lord do such a thing to this great city?” 9 And the answer will be, “It is because they abandoned the covenant of the Lord their God. They worshipped other gods and served them.”
A Message About Shallum
10 Do not weep for the dead.
11 For this is what the Lord says about Shallum[a] son of Josiah, king of Judah, who reigned in place of his father Josiah. He has gone out from this place, but he will never return again. 12 He will die in the place where they have led him captive. He will never see this land again.
A Message About Jehoiakim
13 Woe to him who builds his house through unrighteousness
15 Does it make you a king when you are extravagant with cedar?
18 Therefore this is what the Lord says concerning
20 Go up to Lebanon and cry out.
A Message About Coniah
24 As I live, declares the Lord, even if you, Coniah[b] son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, were a signet ring on my right hand, I would pull you off. 25 I will deliver you into the hand of those who want to take your life, those you fear. I will deliver you into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and into the hand of the Chaldeans. 26 I will throw you and the mother who bore you into another country, where neither of you were born, and there you will die. 27 They will never return to the land to which they long to return.
28 Is this man Coniah a despised broken pot?