Jeremiah 22:13-1713 a“Woe to him who builds his house by bunrighteousness,
and his upper rooms by injustice,
cwho 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 dpainting it with vermilion.
15Do you think you are a king
because you compete in cedar?
Did not your father eat and drink
and edo justice and righteousness?
fThen it was well with him.
16 gHe judged the cause of the poor and needy;
hthen it was well.
Is not this ito know me?
declares the Lord.
17But you have eyes and heart
only for your dishonest gain,
jfor shedding innocent blood,
and for practicing oppression and violence.”
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