Jeremiah 22:15
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New International Version
"Does it make you a king to have more and more cedar? Did not your father have food and drink? He did what was right and just, so all went well with him.

King James Bible
Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?

Darby Bible Translation
Shalt thou reign, because thou viest with the cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice? Then it was well with him.

World English Bible
Shall you reign, because you strive to excel in cedar? Didn't your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? then it was well with him.

Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou reign, because thou art fretting thyself in cedar? Thy father -- did he not eat and drink? Yea, he did judgment and righteousness, Then it is well with him.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Shalt thou reign, etc - Dost thou think thou art a great king, because thou dwellest in a splendid palace?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thy.

Jeremiah 22:18 Therefore thus said the LORD concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah; They shall not lament for him, saying...

2 Kings 23:25 And like to him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might...

1 Chronicles 3:15 And the sons of Josiah were, the firstborn Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum.

eat.

1 Kings 4:20-23 Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry...

2 Chronicles 35:7,8,12-18 And Josiah gave to the people, of the flock, lambs and kids, all for the passover offerings, for all that were present...

Ecclesiastes 2:24 There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labor...

Ecclesiastes 9:7-10 Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God now accepts your works...

Ecclesiastes 10:17 Blessed are you, O land, when your king is the son of nobles, and your princes eat in due season, for strength...

Isaiah 33:16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all things are clean to you.

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house...

1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

and do.

Jeremiah 22:3 Thus said the LORD; Execute you judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong...

Jeremiah 21:12 O house of David, thus said the LORD; Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver him that is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor...

Jeremiah 23:5 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper...

2 Samuel 8:15 And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice to all his people.

1 Kings 10:9 Blessed be the LORD your God, which delighted in you, to set you on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever...

2 Kings 22:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father...

2 Kings 23:25 And like to him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might...

2 Chronicles 34:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father...

Proverbs 20:28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.

Proverbs 21:3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

Proverbs 25:5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

Proverbs 29:4 The king by judgment establishes the land: but he that receives gifts overthrows it.

Proverbs 31:9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to order it...

then.

Jeremiah 42:6 Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God, to whom we send you; that it may be well with us...

Deuteronomy 4:40 You shall keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command you this day, that it may go well with you...

Psalm 128:1,2 Blessed is every one that fears the LORD; that walks in his ways...

Isaiah 3:10 Say you to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

Library
The Life of Mr. James Mitchel.
Mr. James Mitchel[152] was educated at the university of Edinburgh, and was, with some other of his fellow-students, made master of arts anno 1656. Mr. Robert Leighton (afterwards bishop Leighton), being then principal of that college, before the degree was conferred upon them, tendered to them the national and solemn league and covenant; which covenants, upon mature deliberation, he took, finding nothing in them but a short compend of the moral law, binding to our duty towards God and towards
John Howie—Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)

Approaching Doom
The first years of Jehoiakim's reign were filled with warnings of approaching doom. The word of the Lord spoken by the prophets was about to be fulfilled. The Assyrian power to the northward, long supreme, was no longer to rule the nations. Egypt on the south, in whose power the king of Judah was vainly placing his trust, was soon to receive a decided check. All unexpectedly a new world power, the Babylonian Empire, was rising to the eastward and swiftly overshadowing all other nations. Within a
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
2 Kings 23:25
Neither before nor after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the LORD as he did--with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his strength, in accordance with all the Law of Moses.

Psalm 128:2
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.

Isaiah 3:10
Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.

Jeremiah 7:5
If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly,

Jeremiah 21:12
This is what the LORD says to you, house of David: "'Administer justice every morning; rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed, or my wrath will break out and burn like fire because of the evil you have done-- burn with no one to quench it.

Jeremiah 42:6
Whether it is favorable or unfavorable, we will obey the LORD our God, to whom we are sending you, so that it will go well with us, for we will obey the LORD our God."

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