Parallel Verses

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.

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 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.

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.

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 Dost thou reign, because thou art fretting thyself in cedar? Thy father -- did he not eat and drink? Yea, he did judgment and righteousness, Then it is well with him. 16 He decided the cause of the poor and needy, Then it is well -- is it not to know Me? An affirmation of Jehovah. 17 But thine eyes and thy heart are not, Except on thy dishonest gain, And on shedding of innocent blood, And on oppression, and on doing of violence.



Cross References

Psalm 72:1-4

By Solomon. O God, Thy judgments to the king give, And Thy righteousness to the king's son.

Psalm 72:12-13

For he delivereth the needy who crieth, And the poor when he hath no helper,

1 Chronicles 28:9

'And thou, Solomon, my son, know the God of thy father, and serve Him with a perfect heart, and with a willing mind, for all hearts is Jehovah seeking, and every imagination of the thoughts He is understanding; if thou dost seek Him, He is found of thee, and if thou dost forsake Him, He casteth thee off for ever.

Isaiah 1:17

Seek judgment, make happy the oppressed, Judge the fatherless, strive for the widow.

Jeremiah 9:24

But -- in this let the boaster boast himself, In understanding and knowing Me, For I am Jehovah, doing kindness, Judgment, and righteousness, in the earth, For in these I have delighted, An affirmation of Jehovah.

1 Samuel 2:2

There is none holy like Jehovah, For there is none save Thee, And there is no rock like our God.

Job 29:12-17

For I deliver the afflicted who is crying, And the fatherless who hath no helper.

Psalm 9:10

They trust in Thee who do know Thy name, For Thou hast not forsaken Those seeking Thee, O Jehovah.

Psalm 82:3-4

Judge ye the weak and fatherless, The afflicted and the poor declare righteous.

Psalm 109:31

For He standeth at the right hand of the needy, To save from those judging his soul.

Proverbs 24:11-12

If from delivering those taken to death, And those slipping to the slaughter -- thou keepest back.

Jeremiah 5:28

They have been fat, they have shone, Yea, they have overpassed the acts of the evil, Judgment they have not judged, The judgment of the fatherless -- and they prosper, And the judgment of the needy they have not judged.

Jeremiah 9:3

And they bend their tongue, their bow is a lie, And not for stedfastness have they been mighty in the land, For from evil unto evil they have gone forth, And Me they have not known, An affirmation of Jehovah!

Jeremiah 9:16

And I have scattered them among nations Which they knew not, they and their fathers, And have sent after them the sword, Till I have consumed them.

Jeremiah 31:33-34

For this is the covenant that I make, With the house of Israel, after those days, An affirmation of Jehovah, I have given My law in their inward part, And on their heart I do write it, And I have been to them for God, And they are to me for a people.

John 8:19

They said, therefore, to him, 'Where is thy father?' Jesus answered, 'Ye have neither known me nor my Father: if me ye had known, my Father also ye had known.'

John 8:54-55

Jesus answered, 'If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who is glorifying me, of whom ye say that He is your God;

John 16:3

and these things they will do to you, because they did not know the Father, nor me.

John 17:3

and this is the life age-during, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and him whom Thou didst send -- Jesus Christ;

John 17:6

I did manifest Thy name to the men whom Thou hast given to me out of the world; Thine they were, and to me Thou hast given them, and Thy word they have kept;

Titus 1:16

God they profess to know, and in the works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work disapproved.

1 John 2:3-4

and in this we know that we have known him, if his commands we may keep;

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