New Living Translation
He gave justice and help to the poor and needy, and everything went well for him. Isn't that what it means to know me?" says 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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
22:16 Was not this - They only truly know God who obey him; men vainly pretend to piety who are defective in justice and charity.
LibraryThe Two Classes.
"Two men went up into the temple to pray."--Luke xvii. 10. I now want to speak of two classes: First, those who do not feel their need of a Saviour who have not been convinced of sin by the Spirit; and Second, those who are convinced of sin and cry, "What must I do to be saved?" All inquirers can be ranged under two heads: they have either the spirit of the Pharisee, or the spirit of the publican. If a man having the spirit of the Pharisee comes into an after-meeting, I know of no better portion …
Dwight L. Moody—The Way to God and How to Find It
A Discourse of the House and Forest of Lebanon
"To what Purpose is the Multitude of Your Sacrifices unto Me? Saith the Lord,"
1 Chronicles 28:9
"And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the LORD sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. If you seek him, you will find him. But if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.
Pour out your unfailing love on those who love you; give justice to those with honest hearts.
A psalm of Solomon. Give your love of justice to the king, O God, and righteousness to the king's son.
He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them.
"Give justice to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.
But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth, and that I delight in these things. I, the LORD, have spoken!
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