|Overview - Isaiah 22|
|1||The prophet laments the invasion of Jewry.|
|8||He reproves their human wisdom and worldly joy.|
|15||He prophesies Shebna's deprivation,|
|20||and the substitution of Eliakim, prefiguring the kingdom of Christ.|
Isaiah 22:1 (King James Version)
The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?
- M. cir. 3292. B.C. cir. 712. the valley.
- Jerusalem being situated in the midst of surrounding hills, and the seat of Divine revelation, is here termed "the valley of vision." This prophecy foretells the invasion of Jerusalem by the Assyrians under Sennacherib; and probably also, by the Chaldeans under Nebuchadnezzar.
- Psalms 125:2 ; Jeremiah 21:13
- of vision
- 1 Samuel 3:1 ; Psalms 147:19 Psalms 147:20 ; Proverbs 29:18 ; Micah 3:6 ; Romans 3:2 ; Romans 9:4 Romans 9:5
- Genesis 21:17 ; Judges 18:23 ; 1 Samuel 11:5 ; 2 Samuel 14:5 ; 2 Kings 6:28 ; Psalms 114:5
- that thou
- The eastern houses are built with a court within, into which chiefly the windows open; those that open to the street being so obstructed with lattice work, that no one can see through them. Whenever, therefore, any thing is to be seen or heard in the streets, any public spectacle, or any alarm, everyone immediately goes up to the house-top to satisfy his curiosity. Hence all the people running to the top of their houses, gives a lively image of a sudden general alarm.
- 15:3 Deuteronomy 22:8 ; Jeremiah 48:38