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The Judgment on Shebna

15 Thus says the Lord God of hosts:

“Go, proceed to this steward,

To rShebna, who is over the house, and say:

16 ‘What have you here, and whom have you here,

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?

17 Indeed, the Lord will throw you away violently,

O mighty man,

tAnd will surely seize you.

18 He will surely turn violently and toss you like a ball

Into a large country;

There you shall die, and there uyour glorious chariots

Shall be the shame of your master’s house.

19 So I will drive you out of your office,

And from your position 5he will pull you down.

20 ‘Then it shall be in that day,

That I will call My servant vEliakim the son of Hilkiah;

21 I will clothe him with your robe

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.

22 The key of the house of David

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.’ ”


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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