What is the matter with you now, that you have all gone up to the bhousetops?
You boisterous town, you aexultant city;
Your slain were bnot slain with the sword,
Nor 1did they die in battle.
3 aAll your rulers have fled together,
And have been captured 1without the bow;
All of you who were found were taken captive together,
2Though they had fled far away.
Let me aweep bitterly,
Do not 1try to comfort me concerning the destruction of the daughter of my people.”
dIn the valley of vision,
A breaking down of walls
And a crying 2to the mountain.
6 aElam took up the quiver
With the chariots, 1infantry and horsemen;
And bKir uncovered the shield.
And the horsemen took up fixed positions at the gate.
8 And He removed the 1defense of Judah.
In the wall of the city of David were many;
And you acollected the waters of the lower pool.
And tore down houses to fortify the wall.
11 And you made a reservoir abetween the two walls
For the waters of the bold pool.
But you did not 1depend on Him who made it,
Nor did you 2take into consideration Him who planned it long ago.
To bshaving the head and to wearing sackcloth.
13 Instead, there is agaiety and gladness,
Killing of cattle and slaughtering of sheep,
Eating of meat and drinking of wine:
“bLet us eat and drink, for tomorrow we may die.”
14 But the Lord of hosts revealed Himself 1to me,
15 Thus says the Lord 1God of hosts,
“Come, go to this steward,
To aShebna, who is in charge of the royal household,
And whom do you have here,
That you have ahewn a tomb for yourself here,
You who hew a tomb on the height,
You who carve a resting place for 1yourself in the rock?
And He is about to grasp you firmly
To be acast into a vast country;
There you will die
And there your splendid chariots will be,
You shame of your master’s house.’
19 “I will adepose you from your office,
And 1I will pull you down from your station.
That I will summon My servant aEliakim the son of Hilkiah,
And tie your sash securely about him.
I will entrust him with your 1authority,
And he will become a afather to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah.
When he opens no one will shut,
When he shuts no one will copen.
23 “I will drive him like a apeg in a firm place,
And he will become a bthrone of glory to his father’s house.
24 “So they will hang on him all the glory of his father’s house, offspring and 1issue, all the least of vessels, from bowls to all the jars.
About New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update
The New American Standard Bible, long considered a favorite study Bible by serious students of the Scriptures, has been completely revised and updated in this new 1995 translation. Preserving the Lockman Foundation's standard of creating a literal translation of the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic manuscripts, the 1995 NASB provides a literal translation that is very readable. Formalized language and outdated words and phrases have been replaced with their contemporary counterparts. In short, the 1995 NASB is a Bible translation that is very conducive to word-by-word study and is also able to be read (and understood) by the whole family.
New American Standard Bible
NAS Cross References and Translator's Notes
NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
The "NASB," "NAS," "New American Standard Bible," and "New American Standard" trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by The Lockman Foundation. Use of these trademarks requires the permission of The Lockman Foundation.
PERMISSION TO QUOTE
The text of the New American Standard Bible® may be quoted and/or reprinted up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without express written permission of The Lockman Foundation, providing that the verses do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for more than 25% of the total work in which they are quoted.
Notice of Copyright must appear on the title or copyright page of the work as follows:
"Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE, © Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995. Used by permission."
When quotations from the NASB® text are used in not-for-sale media, such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, transparencies or similar media, the abbreviation (NASB) may be used at the end of the quotation.
This permission to quote is limited to material which is wholly manufactured in compliance with the provisions of the copyright laws of the United States of America and all applicable international conventions and treaties.
Quotations and/or reprints in excess of the above limitations, or other permission requests, must be directed to and approved in writing by The Lockman Foundation, PO Box 2279, La Habra, CA 90632-2279, (714) 879-3055. http://www.lockman.org