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22*The aburden of bthe valley of cvision.

What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up dto the housetops?

Thou that art full of stirs,

A tumultuous city, ea joyous city:

Thy slain men are not slain with the sword,

Nor dead in battle.

fAll thy grulers are fled together, they are bound by the archers:

All that are found in thee are bound together, which have fled from far.

Therefore said I, hLook away from me; iI will weep bitterly,

Labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling of the daughter of my people.

For it is ka day of trouble, and of ltreading down, and of mperplexity

nBy the Lord God of hosts in bthe valley of vision,

Breaking down the walls, and of ocrying to the mountains.

And pElam bare the quiver

With qchariots of men and horsemen,

And rKir suncovered the shield.

And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys shall be full of qchariots,

And the horsemen shall set themselves in array ||at the gate.

And the discovered the covering of Judah,

And thou didst look in that day to uthe armour of vthe house of the forest.

wYe have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many:

And wxye gathered together the waters of ythe lower pool.

10  And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem,

And the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.

11  zYe made also a ditch between the two walls xfor the water of the old pool:

But ye have not looked unto athe maker thereof,

Neither had respect unto him that fashioned it aalong ago.

12  And in that day did the Lord God of hosts call bto weeping, and cto mourning,

And dto baldness, and eto girding with sackcloth:

13  And behold joy and gladness,

Slaying oxen, and killing sheep,

Eating flesh, and drinking wine:

fLet us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.

14  And it was revealed gin mine ears by the Lord of hosts,

Surely this hiniquity shall not be purged from you itill ye die,

Saith the Lord God of hosts.

15 Thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto kShebna, lwhich is over the house, and say,

16  What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here,

mThat thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here,

||As he nthat heweth him out a sepulchre on high,

And that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?

17  Behold, ||the Lord will carry thee away with a mighty captivity,

oAnd will surely cover thee.

18  He will surely pviolently turn and toss thee like qa ball

Into a large country:

There shalt thou die,

And there the chariots of thy glory

Shall be the shame of thy lord’s house.

19  And I will drive thee from thy station,

And from thy rstate shall he rrpull thee down.

20  And it shall come to pass in that day,

That I will call my servant klEliakim the son of Hilkiah:

21  And sI will clothe him with thy robe,

And strengthen him with thy girdle,

And sI will commit thy government into his hand:

And he shall be ta father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem,

And to the house of Judah.

22  And uthe key of the house of David will I lay vupon his shoulder;

So whe shall open, and none shall shut;

And whe shall shut, and none shall open.

23  And I will fasten him as xa nail in a sure place;

And he shall be yfor a glorious throne to his father’s house.

24  And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father’s house,

zThe offspring and the issue,

All vessels of small quantity,

From the vessels of acups, even to all the ||vessels of bflagons.

25  In that day, saith the Lord of hosts,

Shall cthe nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed,

And be dcut down, and fall;

And the eburden that was upon it shall be cut off:

fFor the Lord hath spoken it.

KJV 1900

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This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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