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Isaiah 22 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Valley of Vision

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:1 - The pronouncement concerning the valley of vision:
What is the matter with you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:2 - You who were full of noise,
You tumultuous town, you jubilant city;
Your dead were not killed with the sword,
Nor [fn]did they die in battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:3 - All your rulers have fled together,
And have been captured [fn]without the bow;
All of you who were found were taken captive together,
[fn]Though they had fled far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:4 - Therefore I say, “Look away from me,
Let me weep bitterly,
Do not [fn]try to comfort me concerning the destruction of the daughter of my people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:5 - For the Lord [fn]GOD of armies has a day of panic, subjugation, and confusion
In the valley of vision,
A breaking down of walls
And a crying [fn]to the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:6 - Elam picked up the quiver,
With the chariots, [fn]infantry, and horsemen;
And Kir uncovered the shield.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:7 - Then your choicest valleys were full of chariots,
And the horsemen took positions at the gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:8 - And He removed the [fn]defense of Judah.
On that day you [fn]depended on the weapons of the house of the forest,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:9 - And you saw that the breaches
In the wall of the city of David were many;
And you collected the waters of the lower pool.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:10 - Then you counted the houses of Jerusalem
And tore down houses to fortify the wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:11 - And you made a reservoir between the two walls
For the waters of the old pool.
But you did not [fn]depend on Him who made it,
Nor did you [fn]take into consideration Him who planned it long ago.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:12 - Therefore on that day the Lord [fn]GOD of armies called you to weeping, to wailing,
To shaving the head, and to wearing sackcloth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:13 - Instead, there is joy and jubilation,
Killing of cattle and slaughtering of sheep,
Eating of meat and drinking of wine:
“Let’s eat and drink, for tomorrow we may die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:14 - But the LORD of armies revealed Himself [fn]to me:
“Certainly this wrongdoing will not be [fn]forgiven you
Until you die,” says the Lord [fn]GOD of armies.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:15 - This is what the Lord [fn]GOD of armies says:
“Come, go to this steward,
To Shebna who is in charge of the royal household,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:16 - ‘What right do you have here,
And whom do you have here,
That you have cut out a tomb for yourself here,
You who cut out a tomb on the height,
You who carve a resting place for [fn]yourself in the rock?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:17 - ‘Behold, the LORD is about to hurl you violently, you strong man.
And He is about to grasp you firmly
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:18 - And wrap you up tightly like a ball,
To be driven into a vast country;
There you will die,
And there your splendid chariots will be,
You shame of your master’s house!’
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:19 - “I will depose you from your office,
And [fn]I will pull you down from your position.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:20 - “Then it will come about on that day,
That I will summon My servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:21 - And I will clothe him with your tunic
And tie your sash securely around him.
I will hand your [fn]authority over to him,
And he will become a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:22 - “Then I will put the key of the house of David on his shoulder;
When he opens, no one will shut,
When he shuts, no one will open.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:23 - “I will drive him like a peg in a firm place,
And he will become a throne of glory to his father’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:24 - “So they will hang on him all the glory of his father’s house, the offspring and the [fn]descendants, all the least of vessels, from bowls to all the jars.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:25 - “On that day,” declares the LORD of armies, “the peg driven into a firm place will give way; it will even break off and fall, and the load that is hanging on it will be cut off, for the LORD has spoken.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit dead in battle
Lit from a bow
As in ancient versions; MT They fled far away
Lit insist
Heb YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Or against
Lit man
Lit covering
Lit looked to
Or look to, consider
Lit see Him
Heb YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Lit in my ears
Lit atoned for
Heb YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Heb YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Lit himself
As in many ancient versions; MT He
Lit dominion
Or perhaps, leaf

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