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22 The oracle of the valley of vision:
⌊What business do you have going⌋a up, all of you, to the roofs,
2 ⌊noisy⌋,b tumultuous city,
Your slain are not slain by the sword,
nor are they dead from battle.
all of ⌊you who were found⌋c were captured.
They were captured together;
they had fled far away.
“Look away from me,
let me ⌊weep bitterly⌋;d
you must not insist on comforting me
for the destruction of the daughter of my people.”
5 For the Lord Yahweh of hosts has a day of tumult and trampling and confusione in the valley of vision,
And Kir uncovered the shield.
the choicest of your valleys were full of chariots,j
and the cavalry confidently stood at the gate.
And you looked, on that day, to the weaponsk of the House of the Forest,
and you gathered the waters of the lower pool.
and you broke down the houses to fortify the wall.
but you did not look to its maker,
and you did not see ⌊the one who created it long ago⌋.l
for weeping and mourning,
and for baldness and girding ⌊with⌋m sackcloth.
the killing of oxenn and the slaughtering of sheep,
the eating of meat and the drinking of wine!
“Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”
“Surely this sin will not be atoned for you until you die!”
says the Lord, Yahweh of hosts.
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 have⌋o here,
and who ⌊do you have⌋p 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 hurl⌋q 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!
and he will throw you down from your position.
On that day I will call to my servant, Eliakim son of Hilkiah,
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.
and he shall open and no one will be able to shut;
and he shall shut and no one will be able to open.
and he will become like a throne of glory to the house of his father.
the offspring and the offshoot,
all of the small vessels,
from the ⌊bowls to the jars⌋.t
25 On that day, ⌊declares⌋u 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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