Isaiah 22:23

23 I will drive him like a peg into a firm place; he will become a seata of honor for the house of his father.

Read Isaiah 22:23 Using Other Translations

And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house.
And I will fasten him like a peg in a secure place, and he will become a throne of honor to his father's house.
He will bring honor to his family name, for I will drive him firmly in place like a nail in the wall.

What does Isaiah 22:23 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Isaiah 22:23

And I will fasten him [as] a nail in a sure place
In a strong part of the wall or timber, where it shall not fail, or be removed, or cut down, and so let drop what is hung upon it: it denotes the stability and continuance of his government, and of the strength and support he should be of unto others; and well agrees with Christ his antitype; see ( Zechariah 10:4 ) and is expressive of the strength of Christ, as the mighty God; and as the man of God's right hand, made strong for himself; and as the able Saviour, and mighty Redeemer; and of the stability of his person, he is unchangeable, the same today, yesterday, and for ever; and of his office, as Mediator, Head, and Surety of the covenant; whose priesthood passes not from one to another, and whose kingdom is an everlasting one, and his truths and ordinances unshaken and immovable: the sure place in which he is fixed is both his church, where he is the everlasting Head, Husband, and Saviour of it; and heaven, where he is, and will be retained, until the time of the restitution of all things:

and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house;
or make the throne of his father's house glorious, Eliakim being, as some have thought, of the blood royal; or he should be an honour and credit to his father's house, by his wise and faithful administration of the government committed to him. Christ is the brightness of his Father's glory; and, to them that believe, he is an honour; he is on a glorious throne himself, and he will bring all his Father's family to sit with him on the same throne, ( 1 Samuel 2:8 ) ( Revelation 3:21 ) .

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