23 But only in this should one glory: In his earnest devotion to Me. For I Hashem act with kindness, Justice, and equity in the world; For in these I delight —declares Hashem.
KEE im b’-ZOT yit-ha-LAYL ha-mit-ha-LAYL has-KAYL v’-ya-DO-a o-TEE KEE a-NEE a-do-NAI O-seh KHE-sed mish-PAT utz-da-KAH ba-A-retz kee v’-AY-leh kha-FATZ-tee n’-um a-do-NAI
כג כִּי אִם־בְּזֹאת יִתְהַלֵּל הַמִּתְהַלֵּל הַשְׂכֵּל וְיָדֹעַ אוֹתִי כִּי אֲנִי יְהֹוָה עֹשֶׂה חֶסֶד מִשְׁפָּט וּצְדָקָה בָּאָרֶץ כִּי־בְאֵלֶּה חָפַצְתִּי נְאֻם־יְהֹוָה׃
9:23 For in these I delight
Yirmiyahu contrasts two separate ways of living. Some people strive for wisdom, power, and riches, through which they can take pride in themselves. But all this is foolish when compared to Hashem, Who has infinite wisdom, power and riches. On the other hand, righteous people strive to know and understand God’s ways. As Rambam writes, this knowledge will motivate the person to seek God’s true delights: Loving-kindness, justice, and righteousness. In this way, righteous people will imitate Hashem’s ways.