Jeremiah 22:16
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New International Version
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.

King James Bible
He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? saith the LORD.

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

World English Bible
He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Wasn't this to know me? says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
He decided the cause of the poor and needy, Then it is well -- is it not to know Me? An affirmation of Jehovah.

Jeremiah 22:16 Parallel
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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

judged.

Jeremiah 5:28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yes, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless...

Job 29:12-17 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him...

Psalm 72:1-4,12,13 Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son...

Psalm 82:3,4 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy...

Psalm 109:31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.

Proverbs 24:11,12 If you forbear to deliver them that are drawn to death, and those that are ready to be slain...

Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

was not.

Jeremiah 9:3,16,24 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth on the earth...

Jeremiah 31:33,34 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, said the LORD...

1 Samuel 2:2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside you: neither is there any rock like our God.

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind...

Psalm 9:10 And they that know your name will put their trust in you: for you, LORD, have not forsaken them that seek you.

John 8:19,54,55 Then said they to him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, You neither know me, nor my Father: if you had known me...

John 16:3 And these things will they do to you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

John 17:3,6 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent...

Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate.

1 John 2:3,4 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments...

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
1 Chronicles 28:9
"And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.

Psalm 36:10
Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart.

Psalm 72:1
Of Solomon. Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness.

Psalm 72:12
For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.

Psalm 82:3
Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.

Proverbs 31:9
Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Jeremiah 9:24
but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the LORD.

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