THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Isaiah 22 ©
A prophecy that the land of Judah would be subdued and spoiled by the Assyrians; anguish arising from it, v. 1, 2, etc. How the Assyrians would demean themselves in the land of Judah, 5. What the Jews would do, 9. Why God would punish them so, 12. Shebna is reproved, and threatened for his pride, 15. Eliakim is put in his place, 20. Whose glory is related, 21, etc.
THE 1burden of 2the valley of vision. 3What aileth thee now, 4that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?
5Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous city: 6thy 7slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle.
All thy rulers are 8fled together, they are bound by the 9archers: 10all that are found in thee are bound together, which 11have fled from far.
Therefore said I, 12Look away from me; 13Ia will weep bitterly, 14labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling 15of the daughter of my people.
For it is a day 16of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity 17by the Lord GOD of hosts in 18the valley of vision, 19breaking down 20the walls, and 21of crying to the mountains.
And 22Elam bare the quiver 23with chariots of men and horsemen, and 24Kir 25uncovered the shield.
And it shall come to pass, that 26thy 27choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall 28set themselves in array 29at the gate.
¶And 30he 31discovered 32the covering of Judah, and 33thou didst 34look in that day to the armour 35of the house of the forest.
Ye have 36seen also the breaches 37of the city of David, that they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the 38lower pool.
And ye have numbered 39the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.
Ye made also a 40ditch 41between the two walls for the water 42of the old pool: but ye have not looked 43unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.
And 44in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts 45call to weeping, and to mourning, and 46to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:
And beholdb joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: 47letc us eat and drink; 48for to morrow we shall die.
49And it was revealed in mine ears by the LORD of hosts, 50Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you 51till ye die, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
¶Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto this 52treasurer, even unto 53Shebna, 54which is over the house, and say,
55What hast thou 56here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast 57hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?
Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will 58surely cover thee.
59He 60will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball 61into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there 62the chariots of thy glory shall be 63the shame of thy lord's house.
And 64I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall 65he 66pull thee down.
¶And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakimd the son of Hilkiah:
And I will clothe him 67with thy robe, and 68strengthen him with thy 69girdle, and I will commit thy 70government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.
And 71the key of the house of David will I 72lay upon his shoulder; so 73he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.
And I will fasten him 74as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be 75for a glorious throne to his father's house.
And they shall hang 76upon him all the glory of his father’s house, 77the offspring 78and the issue, 79all vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels 80of flagons.
In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall 81the nail 82that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden 83that was upon it 84shall be cut off: for the LORD hath spoken it.