Jeremiah 22:1-3 Thus says the Lord: "Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and there speak this word and say, "Hear the word of the Lord, O king of Judah, you who sit on the throne of David, you and your servants and your people who enter these gates! Thus says the Lord: "Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the plundered out of the hand of the oppressor. Do no wrong and do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place."'" At the time this event occurred, most likely Josiah, or Jehoahaz/Shallum sat on the throne. Josiah died in 609 bc, and the message here, delivered by Jeremiah, sounds like a message given to one newly sitting on the throne.