Book of Isaiah
Chapter 22 - King James Version
1The burden against the Valley of Vision.
What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops,
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.
3 All your rulers have fled together;
They are captured by the archers, All who are found in you
are bound together,
Who have fled from afar.
4 Therefore I said, "Look away from
I will weep bitterly; Do not labor to comfort me Because
of the plundering of the daughter of my people."
5 For it
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.
6 Elam bore the
chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the
7 It shall come to pass that your choicest
be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves
array at the gate.
8 He removed the protection
of Judah. You looked in that day to the armor of the House
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.
10 You numbered the houses of Jerusalem,
and the houses you broke down to fortify the wall.
11 You also
reservoir between the two walls for the water of
old pool. But you did not look to its Maker, nor did
you have respect for
who fashioned it long ago.
12 And in that
of hosts called for weeping and for mourning,
for baldness and for girding with sackcloth.
instead, joy and
gladness, slaying oxen and killing sheep,
drinking wine: "Let us eat and drink, for
tomorrow we die!"
revealed in my hearing by the Lord
of hosts, "Surely for this iniquity there will be no atonement
for you, even to
says the Lord God of hosts.
God of hosts: "Go, proceed to this steward,
over the house,
and say: '
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
the Lord will throw you away
violently, O mighty
man, and will surely seize you.
18 He will
surely turn violently and
you like a ball into a large
country; There you shall die, and there your glorious chariots
the shame of your
19 So I will
you out of
your office, and from your position he
will pull you down.
it shall be in that day, that
I will call My servant Eliakim the
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 the the house
David I will lay on his
shoulder; So he shall open, and no one
shall shut; And he shall
and no one shall open.
23 I will fasten
him as a peg in a
secure place, and he will become a glorious throne to his father's
will hang on
all the glory of his
house, the offspring and the issue,
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
down and fall, and
the burden that was on it will be cut off; for the Lord has
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