Jeremiah 22:13-17

13 a  Woe to him who builds his house by b  unrighteousness,
and his upper rooms by injustice,
c  who makes his neighbor serve him for nothing
and does not give him his wages,
14who says, ‘I will build myself a great house
with spacious upper rooms,’
who cuts out windows for it,
paneling it with cedar
and d  painting it with vermilion.
15Do you think you are a king
because you compete in cedar?
Did not your father eat and drink
and e  do justice and righteousness?
f  Then it was well with him.
16 g  He judged the cause of the poor and needy;
h  then it was well.
Is not this i  to know me?
declares the  Lord.
17But you have eyes and heart
only for your dishonest gain,
j  for shedding innocent blood,
and for practicing oppression and violence.”
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