The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
JER 22:14 That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers,
and cutteth him out windows; and it is cieled with cedar, and painted
JER 22:15 Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did
not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it
was well with him?
JER 22:16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well
with him: was not this to know me? saith the LORD.
JER 22:17 But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy
covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and
for violence, to do it.
King James Bible