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Isaiah 22:15–25

Oracle regarding Shebna

15 The Lord, Yahweh of hosts, says this:

“Go! Go to this steward, to Shebna,

who is over the house:

16 ‘What business do you haveo here,

and who do you havep here,

that you have cut a grave cutting here for yourself,

carving his grave on the height,

a dwelling place for him in the rock?

17 Look! Yahweh is about to really hurlq you, man!

And he is about to grasp you firmly;

18 he will wind a winding tightly around you like a ball, to a wide land.r

There you shall die,

and there the chariots of your splendor will be,

disgrace to your master’s house!

19 And I will push you from your office,

and he will throw you down from your position.

20 And this shall happen:

On that day I will call to my servant, Eliakim son of Hilkiah,

21 and I will clothe him with your tunic,

and I will bind your sash firmly about him,

and I will put your authority into his hand,

and he shall be like a father to the inhabitantss of Jerusalem

and to the house of Judah.

22 And I will put the key of the house of David on his shoulder,

and he shall open and no one will be able to shut;

and he shall shut and no one will be able to open.

23 And I will drive him in like a peg into a secure place,

and he will become like a throne of glory to the house of his father.

24 And they will hang all of the heaviness of his father’s house on him,

the offspring and the offshoot,

all of the small vessels,

from the bowls to the jars.t

25 On that day, declaresu Yahweh of hosts, the peg that was driven will move away into a secure place, and it will be cut down and fall, and the load that was on her will be cut off. For Yahweh has spoken.’ ”

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