Isaiah 22 ©

1 The prophet lamenteth the invasion of Jewry; 8 he reproveth their trust in human means, and not in God; and their desperate rioting, when the times called for humiliation. 15 He prophesieth the downfall of Shebna, 20 and Eliakim's advancement in his room.


THE aburden of bthe valley of vision. cWhat aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?


dThou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous city: ethy slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle.


fAll thy rulers are fled together, they are bound 1by the archers: all that are found in thee are bound together, which have fled from far.


Therefore said I, gLook away from me; 2I will weep bitterly, labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling of the daughter of my people.


For hit is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity iby the Lord GOD of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.

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And jElam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and kKir 3uncovered the shield.


And it shall come to pass, that 4thy choicest valleys shall be lfull of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array 5at the gate.


¶And mhe *discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst nlook in that day to the armour of othe house of the forest.


pYe have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool.


And qye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.


rYe made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but sye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.


And in that tday did the Lord GOD of hosts call uto weeping, and to mourning, vand to baldness, and to *girding with sackcloth:


And behold wjoy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.


And it was xrevealed in mine ears by the LORD of hosts, ySurely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.


¶Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto zShebna, which is over the house, and say,


What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast a*hewed thee out a sepulchre here, 6as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?


Behold, 7the LORD will carry thee away with 8a mighty captivity, and will bsurely cover thee.


He will csurely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a 9large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house.


And dI will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down.


¶And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant eEliakim the son of Hilkiah:


And I fwill clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a gfather to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.


And the hkey of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.


And I will fasten him as ia nail in a sure place; and he shall be for ja glorious throne to his father's house.


And they kshall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, all 10vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons.


In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall lthe nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the mburden that was upon it shall be cut off: nfor the LORD hath spoken it.

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