Isaiah 22 RSVA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The oracle concerning the valley of vision. What do you mean that you have gone up, all of you, to the housetops, 1 An oracle concerning the Valley of Vision: What troubles you now, that you have all gone up on the roofs,
2 you who are full of shoutings, tumultuous city, exultant town? Your slain are not slain with the sword or dead in battle. 2 O town full of commotion, O city of tumult and revelry? Your slain were not killed by the sword, nor did they die in battle.
3 All your rulers have fled together, without the bow they were captured. All of you who were found were captured, though they had fled far away. 3 All your leaders have fled together; they have been captured without using the bow. All you who were caught were taken prisoner together, having fled while the enemy was still far away.
4 Therefore I said: "Look away from me, let me weep bitter tears; do not labor to comfort me for the destruction of the daughter of my people." 4 Therefore I said, "Turn away from me; let me weep bitterly. Do not try to console me over the destruction of my people."
5 For the Lord GOD of hosts has a day of tumult and trampling and confusion in the valley of vision, a battering down of walls and a shouting to the mountains. 5 The Lord, the LORD Almighty, has a day of tumult and trampling and terror in the Valley of Vision, a day of battering down walls and of crying out to the mountains.
6 And Elam bore the quiver with chariots and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield. 6 Elam takes up the quiver, with her charioteers and horses; Kir uncovers the shield.
7 Your choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen took their stand at the gates. 7 Your choicest valleys are full of chariots, and horsemen are posted at the city gates;
8 He has taken away the covering of Judah. In that day you looked to the weapons of the House of the Forest, 8 the defenses of Judah are stripped away. And you looked in that day to the weapons in the Palace of the Forest;
9 and you saw that the breaches of the city of David were many, and you collected the waters of the lower pool, 9 you saw that the City of David had many breaches in its defenses; you stored up water in the Lower Pool.
10 and you counted the houses of Jerusalem, and you broke down the houses to fortify the wall. 10 You counted the buildings in Jerusalem and tore down houses to strengthen the wall.
11 You made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you did not look to him who did it, or have regard for him who planned it long ago. 11 You built a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the Old Pool, but you did not look to the One who made it, or have regard for the One who planned it long ago.
12 In that day the Lord GOD of hosts called to weeping and mourning, to baldness and girding with sackcloth; 12 The Lord, the LORD Almighty, called you on that day to weep and to wail, to tear out your hair and put on sackcloth.
13 and behold, joy and gladness, slaying oxen and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine. "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die." 13 But see, there is joy and revelry, slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep, eating of meat and drinking of wine! "Let us eat and drink," you say, "for tomorrow we die!"
14 The LORD of hosts has revealed himself in my ears: "Surely this iniquity will not be forgiven you till you die," says the Lord GOD of hosts. 14 The LORD Almighty has revealed this in my hearing: "Till your dying day this sin will not be atoned for," says the Lord, the LORD Almighty.
15 Thus says the Lord GOD of hosts, "Come, go to this steward, to Shebna, who is over the household, and say to him: 15 This is what the Lord, the LORD Almighty, says: "Go, say to this steward, to Shebna, who is in charge of the palace:
16 What have you to do here and whom have you here, that you have hewn here a tomb for yourself, you who hew a tomb on the height, and carve a habitation for yourself in the rock? 16 What are you doing here and who gave you permission to cut out a grave for yourself here, hewing your grave on the height and chiseling your resting place in the rock?
17 Behold, the LORD will hurl you away violently, O you strong man. He will seize firm hold on you, 17 "Beware, the LORD is about to take firm hold of you and hurl you away, O you mighty man.
18 and whirl you round and round, and throw you like a ball into a wide land; there you shall die, and there shall be your splendid chariots, you shame of your master's house. 18 He will roll you up tightly like a ball and throw you into a large country. There you will die and there your splendid chariots will remain-- you disgrace to your master's house!
19 I will thrust you from your office, and you will be cast down from your station. 19 I will depose you from your office, and you will be ousted from your position.
20 In that day I will call my servant Eli'akim the son of Hilki'ah, 20 "In that day I will summon my servant, Eliakim son of Hilkiah.
21 and I will clothe him with your robe, and will bind your girdle on him, and will commit your authority to his hand; and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. 21 I will clothe him with your robe and fasten your sash around him and hand your authority over to him. He will be a father to those who live in Jerusalem and to the house of Judah.
22 And I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David; he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. 22 I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.
23 And I will fasten him like a peg in a sure place, and he will become a throne of honor to his father's house. 23 I will drive him like a peg into a firm place; he will be a seat of honor for the house of his father.
24 And they will hang on him the whole weight of his father's house, the offspring and issue, every small vessel, from the cups to all the flagons. 24 All the glory of his family will hang on him: its offspring and offshoots--all its lesser vessels, from the bowls to all the jars.
25 In that day, says the LORD of hosts, the peg that was fastened in a sure place will give way; and it will be cut down and fall, and the burden that was upon it will be cut off, for the LORD has spoken." 25 "In that day," declares the LORD Almighty, "the peg driven into the firm place will give way; it will be sheared off and will fall, and the load hanging on it will be cut down." The LORD has spoken.