Parallel Verses

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.

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 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.'

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 Shall you reign, because you strive 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. Wasn't this to know me?' says the LORD. 17 "But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and for shedding innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it."



Cross References

Psalm 72:1-4

God, give the king your justice; your righteousness to the royal son.

Psalm 72:12-13

For he will deliver the needy when he cries; the poor, who has no helper.

1 Chronicles 28:9

You, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD 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 well. Seek justice. Relieve the oppressed. Judge the fatherless. Plead for the widow."

Jeremiah 9:24

but let him who glories glory in this, that he has understanding, and knows me, that I am the LORD who exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight," says the LORD.

1 Samuel 2:2

There is no one as holy as the LORD, For 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, and the fatherless also, who had none to help him,

Psalm 9:10

Those who know your name will put their trust in you, for you, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 82:3-4

"Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.

Psalm 109:31

For he will stand at the right hand of the needy, to save him from those who judge his soul.

Proverbs 24:11-12

Rescue those who are being led away to death. Indeed, hold back those who are staggering to the slaughter.

Jeremiah 5:28

They have grown fat. They shine; yes, they excel in deeds of wickedness. They do not plead the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper; and they do not judge the right of the needy.

Jeremiah 9:3

"They bend their tongue, as 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 do not know me," says the LORD.

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, until 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," says the LORD: "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 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

They will do these things 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 him whom you sent, Jesus Christ.

John 17:6

I revealed your name to the people whom you have given me out of the world. They were yours, and you have given them to me. They have kept your word.

Titus 1:16

They profess that they know God, but by their works they deny him, being abominable, disobedient, and unfit for any good work.

1 John 2:3-4

This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commandments.

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