Isaiah 22 - UPDV Updated Bible Version
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Isaiah, Chapter 22

22:1 The burden of the valley of vision. What ails you now, that you are wholly gone up to the housetops?
22:2 O you who are full of shoutings, a tumultuous city, a joyous town; your slain are not slain with the sword, neither are they dead in battle.
22:3 All your rulers fled away together, they were bound by the archers; all who were found of you were bound together; they fled far off.
22:4 Therefore I said, Look away from me, I will weep bitterly; don't labor to comfort me for the destruction of the daughter of my people.
22:5 For it is a day of discomfiture, and of treading down, and of perplexity, from the Lord, Yahweh of hosts, in the valley of vision; a breaking down of the walls, and a crying to the mountains.
22:6 And Elam bore the quiver, with chariots of man [and] horsemen; and Kir uncovered the shield.
22:7 And it came to pass, that your choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate.
22:8 And he took away the covering of Judah; and you looked in that day to the armor in the house of the forest.
22:9 And you+ saw the breaches of the city of David, that they were many; and you+ gathered together the waters of the lower pool;
22:10 and you+ numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and you+ broke down the houses to fortify the wall;
22:11 you+ also made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you+ didn't look to him who had done this, neither had you+ respect to him who purposed it long ago.
22:12 And in that day the Lord, Yahweh of hosts, called to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:
22:13 but saw joy and gladness, slaying oxen and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine: let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die.
22:14 And Yahweh of hosts revealed himself in my ears, Surely this iniquity will not be forgiven you+ until you+ die, says the Lord, Yahweh of hosts.
22:15 Thus says the Lord, Yahweh of hosts, Go, get yourself to this treasurer, even to Shebna, who is over the house, [and say],
22:16 What do you have here? And whom do you have here, that you have hewed yourself out here a tomb? Hewing himself out a tomb on high, graving a habitation for himself in the rock!
22:17 Look, Yahweh will hurl you away violently, O [prominent] man, and he will wrap you up closely.
22:18 He will surely wind you round and round, [and toss you] like a ball into a large country; there you will die, and there will be the chariots of your glory, you shame of your lord's house.
22:19 And I will thrust you from your office; and from your station he will pull you down.
22:20 And it will come to pass in that day, that I will call my slave Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
22:21 and I will clothe him with your robe, and strengthen him with your belt, and I will commit your government into his hand; and he will be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.
22:22 And the key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; and he will open, and none will shut; and he will shut, and none will open.
22:23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he will be for a throne of glory to his father's house.
22:24 And they will hang on him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, every small vessel, from the cups even to all the flagons.
22:25 In that day, says Yahweh of hosts, will the nail that was fastened in a sure place give way; and it will be cut down, and fall; and the burden that was on it will be cut off; for Yahweh has spoken it.

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