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Isaiah 22 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:1 - The burden against the Valley of Vision.

What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:2 - You who are full of noise,
A tumultuous city, a joyous city?
Your slain men are not slain with the sword,
Nor dead in battle.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:3 - All your rulers have fled together;
They are captured by the archers.
All who are found in you are bound together;
They have fled from afar.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:4 - Therefore I said, “Look away from me,
I will weep bitterly;
Do not labor to comfort me
Because of the plundering of the daughter of my people.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:5 - For it is a day of trouble and treading down and perplexity
By the Lord GOD of hosts
In the Valley of Vision—
Breaking down the walls
And of crying to the mountain.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:6 - Elam bore the quiver
With chariots of men and horsemen,
And Kir uncovered the shield.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:7 - It shall come to pass that your choicest valleys
Shall be full of chariots,
And the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:8 - He removed the protection of Judah.
You looked in that day to the armor of the House of the Forest;

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:9 - You also saw the damage to the city of David,
That it was great;
And you gathered together the waters of the lower pool.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:10 - You numbered the houses of Jerusalem,
And the houses you broke down
To fortify the wall.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:11 - You also made a reservoir between the two walls
For the water of the old pool.
But you did not look to its Maker,
Nor did you have respect for Him who fashioned it long ago.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:12 - And in that day the Lord GOD of hosts
Called for weeping and for mourning,
For baldness and for girding with sackcloth.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:13 - But instead, joy and gladness,
Slaying oxen and killing sheep,
Eating meat and drinking wine:
“Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:14 - Then it was revealed in my hearing by the LORD of hosts,
“Surely for this iniquity there will be no atonement for you,
Even to your death,” says the Lord GOD of hosts.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:15 - Thus says the Lord GOD of hosts:

“Go, proceed to this steward,
To Shebna, who is over the house, and say:

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:16 - ‘What have you here, and whom have you here,
That you have hewn a sepulcher here,
As he who hews himself a sepulcher on high,
Who carves a tomb for himself in a rock?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:17 - Indeed, the LORD will throw you away violently,
O mighty man,
And will surely seize you.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:18 - He will surely turn violently and toss you like a ball
Into a large country;
There you shall die, and there your glorious chariots
Shall be the shame of your master’s house.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:19 - So I will drive you out of your office,
And from your position he will pull you down.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:20 - ‘Then it shall be in that day,
That I will call My servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah;

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:21 - I will clothe him with your robe
And strengthen him with your belt;
I will commit your responsibility into his hand.
He shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem
And to the house of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:22 - The key of the house of David
I will lay on his shoulder;
So he shall open, and no one shall shut;
And he shall shut, and no one shall open.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:23 - I will fasten him as a peg in a secure place,
And he will become a glorious throne to his father’s house.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:24 - ‘They will hang on him all the glory of his father’s house, the offspring and the posterity, all vessels of small quantity, from the cups to all the pitchers.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:25 - ‘In that day,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘the peg that is fastened in the secure place will be removed and be cut down and fall, and the burden that was on it will be cut off; for the LORD has spoken.’ ”
NKJV Footnotes
Septuagint omits he will pull you down; Syriac, Targum, and Vulgate read I will pull you down.

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