The Bible in Its Traditions

Isaiah 22:15–25

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15  Thus saith YHWH, the GOD of hosts: Go, get thee unto this steward, even unto Shebna, who is over the house

15  Thus says the Lord, the God of hosts: Go forth and enter to him who lives in the tabernacle, to Shebna, who is in charge of the temple, and you shall say to him

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16  What hast thou here, and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out here a sepulchre, thou that hewest thee out a sepulchre on high, and gravest a habitation for thyself in the rock?

16  “What are you here, or who are you claiming to be here? For you have hewn a sepulcher for yourself here. You have diligently hewn a memorial in a rock, as a tabernacle to yourself.

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17  Behold, YHWH will hurl thee up and down with a man's throw; yea, He will wind thee round and round;

17  Behold now, the Lord of hosts casts forth and will utterly destroy such a man, and will take away thy robe and thy glorious crown,

17  Behold, O man, the LORD will surely cast you away, and will surely forsake you.

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

18  He will crown you with a crown of tribulation. He will toss you like a ball into a broad and spacious land. There you will die, and there the chariot of your glory will be, for it is a shame to the house of your Lord.”

18  And he shall afflict you like the affliction of a company of soldiers besieged in a fortress from which there is no escape; there shall you die, and there the chariots of your glory shall be the shame of your master's house.

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19  And I will thrust thee from thy post, and from thy station shalt thou be pulled down.

19  And thou shalt be removed from thy stewardship, and from thy place.

19  And I will expel you from your station, and I will depose you from your ministry.

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20  And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah;

20  And this shall be in that day: I will call my servant Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah.

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21  And I will clothe him with thy robe, and bind him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand; and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.

21  and I will put on him thy robe, and I will grant him thy crown with power, and I will give thy stewardship into his hands: and he shall be as a father to them that dwell in Jerusalem, and to them that dwell in Juda.

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

22  And I will give him the glory of David; and he shall rule, and there shall be none to speak against him: and I will give him the key of the house of David upon his shoulder; and he shall open, and there shall be none to shut; and he shall shut, and there shall be none to open.

22  And I will place the key of the house of David upon his shoulder. And when he opens, no one will close. And when he closes, no one will open.

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23  And I will fasten him as a peg in a sure place; and he shall be for a throne of honour to his father's house.

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

24  And every one that is glorious in the house of his father shall trust in him, from the least to the greatest; and they shall depend upon him in that day.

24  And they will suspend over him all the glory of his father’s house: various kinds of vessels and every little article, from the vessels of bowls even to every instrument of music.

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25  In that day, saith YHWH of hosts, shall the peg that was fastened in a sure place give way; and it shall be hewn down, and fall, and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off; for the YHWH hath spoken it.

25  Thus saith the Lord of hosts, The man that is fastened in the sure place shall be removed and be taken away, and shall fall; and the glory that is upon him shall be utterly destroyed: for the Lord has spoken it.

25  In that day, says the Lord of hosts, the peg which was fastened in a trustworthy place shall be taken away. And he will be broken, and he will fall, and he will perish, along with all that had depended upon him, because the Lord has spoken it.