15 Thus says the Lord God of hosts:
“Go, proceed to this steward,
To rShebna, who is over the house, and say:
That you have hewn a sepulcher here,
As he swho hews himself a sepulcher on high,
Who carves a tomb for himself in a rock?
O mighty man,
tAnd will surely seize you.
Into a large country;
There you shall die, and there uyour glorious chariots
Shall be the shame of your master’s house.
And from your position 5he will pull you down.
That I will call My servant vEliakim the son of Hilkiah;
And strengthen him with your belt;
I will commit your responsibility into his hand.
He shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem
And to the house of Judah.
I will lay on his wshoulder;
So he shall xopen, and no one shall shut;
And he shall shut, and no one shall open.
23 I will fasten him as ya peg in a secure place,
And he will become a glorious throne to his father’s house.
24 ‘They will hang on him all the glory of his father’s house, the offspring and the posterity, all vessels of small quantity, from the cups to all the pitchers. 25 In that day,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘the peg that is fastened in the secure place will be removed and be cut down and fall, and the burden that was on it will be cut off; for the Lord has spoken.’ ”
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