The Judgment on Shebna

15 Thus says the Lord God of hosts:

“Go, proceed to this steward,
To (A)Shebna, who is over the house, and say:
16 ‘What have you here, and whom have you here,
That you have hewn a sepulcher here,
As he (B)who hews himself a sepulcher on high,
Who carves a tomb for himself in a rock?
17 Indeed, the Lord will throw you away violently,
O mighty man,
(C)And will surely seize you.
18 He will surely turn violently and toss you like a ball
Into a large country;
There you shall die, and there (D)your glorious chariots
Shall be the shame of your master’s house.
19 So I will drive you out of your office,
And from your position [a]he will pull you down.

20 ‘Then it shall be in that day,
That I will call My servant (E)Eliakim the son of Hilkiah;
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.
22 The key of the house of David
I will lay on his (F)shoulder;
So he shall (G)open, and no one shall shut;
And he shall shut, and no one shall open.
23 I will fasten him as (H)a peg in a secure place,
And he will become a glorious throne to his father’s house.

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. 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.’ ”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 22:19 LXX omits he will pull you down; Syr., Tg., Vg. I will pull you down