Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"He pled the cause of the afflicted and needy; Then it was well Is not that what it means to know Me?" Declares the LORD.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

He took up the case of the poor and needy, then it went well. Is this not what it means to know Me? [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.

International Standard Version

He judged the case of the poor and needy. And then it went well for him. Isn't this what it means to know me?

A Conservative Version

He judged the cause of the poor and needy man, then it was well. Was not this to know me? says LORD.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

He judged and defended the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Was not [all] this [what it means] to know and recognize Me? says the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

He was judge in the cause of the poor and those in need; then it was well. Was not this to have knowledge of me? says the Lord.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him. Is this not to know me? said the LORD.

Julia Smith Translation

He judged the judgment of the poor and the needy; then it was well: was this not knowing me? says Jehovah.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

He judged [the] legal cause of [the] needy and [the] poor, [and] then it was well. {Is that not what it means to know me}?" {declares} Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him. Was this not to know Me? says Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Yea when he helped the oppressed and poor to their right, then prospered he well. From whence came this? But only because he had me before his eyes, sayeth the LORD.

NET Bible

He upheld the cause of the poor and needy. So things went well for Judah.' The Lord says, 'That is a good example of what it means to know me.'

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Did he not plead the cause of the oppressed and the needy, And, then, it was well? Was not, that, to know, me? Demandeth Yahweh.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs 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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He judged
דּוּן דּין 
Diyn 
Usage: 24

the cause
דּוּן דּין 
Diyn 
Usage: 20

of the poor
עני 
`aniy 
Usage: 75

and needy
אביון 
'ebyown 
Usage: 61

with him was not this to know
דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

me saith
נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

Prayers for Jeremiah 22:16

Context Readings

A Message Concerning Jehoiakim

15 "Do you become a king because you are competing in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink And do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him. 16 "He pled the cause of the afflicted and needy; Then it was well Is not that what it means to know Me?" Declares the LORD. 17 "But your eyes and your heart Are intent only upon your own dishonest gain, And on shedding innocent blood And on practicing oppression and extortion."



Cross References

Psalm 72:1-4

Give the king Your judgments, O God, And Your righteousness to the king's son.

Psalm 72:12-13

For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help, The afflicted also, and him who has no helper.

1 Chronicles 28:9

"As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.

Isaiah 1:17

Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.

Jeremiah 9:24

but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things," declares the LORD.

1 Samuel 2:2

"There is no one holy like the LORD, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.

Job 29:12-17

Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper.

Psalm 9:10

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.

Psalm 82:3-4

Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.

Psalm 109:31

For He stands at the right hand of the needy, To save him from those who judge his soul.

Proverbs 24:11-12

Deliver those who are being taken away to death, And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back.

Jeremiah 5:28

'They are fat, they are sleek, They also excel in deeds of wickedness; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper; And they do not defend the rights of the poor.

Jeremiah 9:3

"They bend their tongue like their bow; Lies and not truth prevail in the land; For they proceed from evil to evil, And they do not know Me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:16

"I will scatter them among the nations, whom neither they nor their fathers have known; and I will send the sword after them until I have annihilated them."

Jeremiah 31:33-34

"But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days," declares the LORD, "I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

John 8:19

So they were saying to Him, "Where is Your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither Me nor My Father; if you knew Me, you would know My Father also."

John 8:54-55

Jesus answered, "If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, 'He is our God';

John 16:3

"These things they will do because they have not known the Father or Me.

John 17:3

"This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

John 17:6

"I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.

Titus 1:16

They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.

1 John 2:3-4

By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.

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