Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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 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.

Amplified


“He defended the cause of the afflicted and needy;
Then all was well.
Is that not what it means to know 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.

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
H34
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 Shalt thou reign, because thou strivest to excel in cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? then it was well with him. 16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Was not this to know me? saith Jehovah. 17 But thine eyes and thy heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for shedding innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.



Cross References

Psalm 72:1-4

Give the king thy judgments, O God, And thy righteousness unto the king's son.

Psalm 72:12-13

For he will deliver the needy when he crieth, And the poor, that hath no helper.

1 Chronicles 28:9

And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind; for Jehovah searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

Isaiah 1:17

learn to do well; seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Jeremiah 9:24

but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he hath understanding, and knoweth me, that I am Jehovah who exerciseth lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith Jehovah.

1 Samuel 2:2

There is none holy as Jehovah; For there is none besides thee, Neither is there any rock like our God.

Job 29:12-17

Because I delivered the poor that cried, The fatherless also, that had none to help him.

Psalm 9:10

And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee; For thou, Jehovah, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Psalm 82:3-4

Judge the poor and fatherless: Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.

Psalm 109:31

For he will stand at the right hand of the needy, To save him from them that judge his soul.

Proverbs 24:11-12

Deliver them that are carried away unto death, And those that are ready to be slain see that thou hold back.

Jeremiah 5:28

They are waxed fat, they shine: yea, they overpass in deeds of wickedness; they plead not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.

Jeremiah 9:3

And they bend their tongue, as it were their bow, for falsehood; and they are grown strong in the land, but not for truth: for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith Jehovah.

Jeremiah 9:16

I will scatter them also among the nations, whom neither they nor their fathers have known; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them.

Jeremiah 31:33-34

But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith Jehovah: I will put my law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people:

John 8:19

They said therefore unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye know neither me, nor my Father: if ye knew me, ye would know my Father also.

John 8:54-55

Jesus answered, If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing: it is my Father that glorifieth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God;

John 16:3

And these things will they do, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

John 17:3

And this is life eternal, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou didst send, even Jesus Christ.

John 17:6

I manifested thy name unto the men whom thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them to me; and they have kept thy word.

Titus 1:16

They profess that they know God; but by their works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

1 John 2:3-4

And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

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