Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 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 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 Do you reign, because you lust to excel in cedar? Did not your 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 with him. Was this not to know Me? says Jehovah. 17 But your eyes and your heart are for nothing but your unjust gain, and to shed innocent blood, and for cruelty, and to do violence.



Cross References

Psalm 72:1-4

A Psalm of Solomon. Give the King Your judgments, O God, and Your righteousness to the King's son.

Psalm 72:12-13

For He shall deliver the needy when he cries; and the poor with no helper.

1 Chronicles 28:9

And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve Him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind. For Jehovah searches all hearts and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you. But if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.

Isaiah 1:17

learn to do good; seek judgment, reprove the oppressor. Judge the orphan, plead for the widow.

Jeremiah 9:24

but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am Jehovah, doing kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth; for in these I delight, says Jehovah.

1 Samuel 2:2

There is none holy as Jehovah, for there is none beside You. Neither is there any rock like our God.

Job 29:12-17

For I delivered the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to help him.

Psalm 9:10

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Jehovah, have not forsaken those who seek You.

Psalm 82:3-4

Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Psalm 109:31

For He shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those who condemn his soul.

Proverbs 24:11-12

Deliver those being taken to death, and those stumbling to be killed, unless you hold back.

Jeremiah 5:28

They have become fat, they shine. Yes, they go past the deeds of the wicked; they do not judge the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may get rich; and they do not judge the right of the needy.

Jeremiah 9:3

And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies. But they are not mighty for the truth on the earth; for they go from evil to evil, and they do not know Me, says Jehovah.

Jeremiah 9:16

I will also scatter them among the nations, whom neither they nor their fathers have known. And I will send a sword after them until I have consumed them.

Jeremiah 31:33-34

but this shall be the covenant that I will cut with the house of Israel: After those days, says Jehovah, I will put My Law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

John 8:19

Then they said to Him, Where is your father? Jesus said to them, You neither know Me nor My Father. If you had known Me, you would have known 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 that He is your God.

John 16:3

And they will do these things to you because they have not known the Father nor Me.

John 17:3

And this is life eternal, that they might know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

John 17:6

I have revealed Your name to the men whom You gave to 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 that they know God, but in their works they deny Him, being abominable and disobedient and reprobate to every good work.

1 John 2:3-4

And by this we know that we have known Him, if we keep His commandments.

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