This is what the Lord, the LORD Almighty, says: "Go, say to this steward, to Shebna,1 who is in charge2 of the palace:316
What are you doing here and who gave you permission to cut out a grave4 for yourself5 here, hewing your grave on the height and chiseling your resting place in the rock?
"Beware, the LORD is about to take firm hold of you and hurl6 you away, O you mighty man.
He will roll you up tightly like a ball and throw7 you into a large country. There you will die and there your splendid chariots8 will remain-- you disgrace to your master's house!