You have not started any reading plans.
What’s the matter with you?
Why have all of you gone up to the rooftops? f
2 The noisy city, the jubilant town, g
is filled with revelry.
Your dead did not die by the sword;
they were not killed in battle.
captured without a bow.
All your fugitives were captured together;
they had fled far away.
“Look away from me! Let me weep bitterly! h
Do not try to comfort me
about the destruction of my dear i people.”
5 For the Lord God of * Hosts
had a day of tumult, trampling, and confusion j
in the Valley of Vision—
people shouting k and crying to the mountains;
with chariots and horsemen, l
and Kir m uncovered the shield.
and horsemen were positioned at the gates.
On that day you looked to the weapons in the House of the Forest. n 9 You saw that there were many breaches in the walls of the city of David. o You collected water from the lower pool. p 10 You counted the houses of Jerusalem so that you could tear them down to fortify the wall. 11 You made a reservoir between the walls q for the waters of the ancient pool, r but you did not look to the One who made it, or consider the One who created it long ago.
called for weeping, s for wailing, for shaven heads,
and for the wearing of * sackcloth.
butchering of cattle, slaughtering of sheep,
eating of meat, and drinking of wine—
“Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!” t
14 The Lord of Hosts has directly revealed to me: u
The Lord God of Hosts has spoken.
15 The Lord God of Hosts said: “Go to Shebna, x that steward who is in charge of the palace, and say to him: 16 What are you doing here? Who authorized you to carve out a tomb for yourself here, carving your tomb on the height and cutting a crypt for yourself out of rock? y 17 Look, you strong man! The Lord is about to shake you violently. He will take hold of you, 18 wind you up into a ball, and sling you into a wide land. z There you will die, and there your glorious chariots will be—a disgrace to the house of your lord. 19 I will remove you from your office; you will be ousted from your position.
20 “On that day I will call for my servant, Eliakim son of Hilkiah. a 21 I will clothe him with your robe and tie your sash around him. I will put your authority into his hand, and he will be like a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the House of Judah. b 22 I will place the key c of the House of David on his shoulder; what he opens, no one can close; what he closes, no one can open. d 23 I will drive him, like a peg, into a firm place. He will be a throne of honor for his father’s house. 24 They will hang on him the whole burden of his father’s house: the descendants and the offshoots—all the small vessels, from bowls to every kind of jar. 25 On that day”—the declaration of the Lord of Hosts—“the peg that was driven into a firm place will give way, be cut off, and fall, and the load on it will be destroyed.” Indeed, the Lord has spoken.
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