Isaiah 22
American Standard Version
The Valley of Vision

1The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?

2O thou that art full of shoutings, a tumultuous city, a joyous town; thy slain are not slain with the sword, neither are they dead in battle.

3All thy rulers fled away together, they were bound by the archers; all that were found of thee were bound together; they fled afar off.

4Therefore said I, Look away from me, I will weep bitterly; labor not to comfort me for the destruction of the daughter of my people.

5For it is a day of discomfiture, and of treading down, and of perplexity, from the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, in the valley of vision; a breaking down of the walls, and a crying to the mountains.

6And Elam bare the quiver, with chariots of men and horsemen; and Kir uncovered the shield.

7And it came to pass, that thy choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate.

8And he took away the covering of Judah; and thou didst look in that day to the armor in the house of the forest.

9And ye saw the breaches of the city of David, that they were many; and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool;

10and ye numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and ye brake down the houses to fortify the wall;

11ye made also a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But ye looked not unto him that had done this, neither had ye respect unto him that purposed it long ago.

12And in that day did the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:

13and behold, joy and gladness, slaying oxen and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine: let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we shall die.

14And Jehovah of hosts revealed himself in mine ears, Surely this iniquity shall not be forgiven you till ye die, saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.

A Message for Shebna

15Thus saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, who is over the house, and say ,

16What doest thou here? and whom has thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out here a sepulchre? hewing him out a sepulchre on high, graving a habitation for himself in the rock!

17Behold, Jehovah, like a'strong man, will hurl thee away violently; yea, he will wrap thee up closely.

18He will surely wind thee round and round, and toss thee like a ball into a large country; there shalt thou die, and there shall be the chariots of thy glory, thou shame of thy lord's house.

19And I will thrust thee from thine office; and from thy station shalt thou be pulled down.

20And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:

21and I will cloth him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand; and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.

22And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; and he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.

23And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a throne of glory to his father's house.

24And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, every small vessel, from the cups even to all the flagons. 25In that day, saith Jehovah of hosts, shall the nail that was fastened in a sure place give way; and it shall be hewn down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off; for Jehovah hath spoken it.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. The prophet laments the invasion of Jerusalem
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 1: Judah's Rebellion

Isaiah 2: The Mountain of the Lord

Isaiah 3: Judgment Against Judah and Jerusalem

Isaiah 4: A Remnant in Zion

Isaiah 5: The Song of the Vineyard

Isaiah 6: Isaiah's Vision of the Lord in His Glory

Isaiah 7: A Message to Ahaz

Isaiah 8: Assyrian Invasion Prophesied

Isaiah 9: Unto Us a Child is Born

Isaiah 10: Woe to Tyrants

Isaiah 11: The Root of Jesse

Isaiah 12: Joyful Thanksgiving

Isaiah 13: A Judgment Against Babylon

Isaiah 14: God's Restoration of Israel

Isaiah 15: The Burden Concerning Moab

Isaiah 16: A Prophecy of Moab's Devastation

Isaiah 17: A Prophecy About Damascus

Isaiah 18: A Message to Ethiopia

Isaiah 19: The Burden Concerning Egypt

Isaiah 20: A Sign Against Egypt and Ethiopia

Isaiah 21: Babylon is Fallen

Isaiah 22: The Valley of Vision

Isaiah 23: The Fall of Tyre

Isaiah 24: God's Judgment on the Earth

Isaiah 25: Song of Praise for God's Favor

Isaiah 26: Song of Trust in God's Provision

Isaiah 27: The Deliverance of Israel

Isaiah 28: Judgment on Ephraim

Isaiah 29: Woe to the City of David

Isaiah 30: The Worthless Treaty with Egypt

Isaiah 31: Woe to Those Relying on Egypt

Isaiah 32: A Righteous King

Isaiah 33: The Lord is Exalted

Isaiah 34: God's Judgments on the Nations

Isaiah 35: The Glory of Zion

Isaiah 36: Sennacherib Invades Judah

Isaiah 37: Hezekiah Seeks Isaiah's Help

Isaiah 38: Hezekiah's Illness and Recovery

Isaiah 39: Hezekiah Shows his Treasures

Isaiah 40: Comfort for God's People

Isaiah 41: God's Help to Israel

Isaiah 42: The Lord's Chosen Servant

Isaiah 43: Israel's Only Savior

Isaiah 44: The Lord Has Chosen Israel

Isaiah 45: God Calls Cyrus

Isaiah 46: Babylon's Idols

Isaiah 47: The Fall of Babylon Predicted

Isaiah 48: Israel's Stubbornness

Isaiah 49: You Are My Servant

Isaiah 50: Israel's Sin

Isaiah 51: Salvation for Zion

Isaiah 52: Deliverance for Jerusalem

Isaiah 53: The Suffering Servant

Isaiah 54: Future Blessings for Zion

Isaiah 55: Invitation to the Needy

Isaiah 56: Salvation for All Nations

Isaiah 57: The Blessed Death of the Righteous

Isaiah 58: True Fasts and Sabbaths

Isaiah 59: Sin Separates Us From God

Isaiah 60: Future Glory for Zion

Isaiah 61: The Year of the Lord's Favor

Isaiah 62: Zion's Salvation and New Name

Isaiah 63: God's Judgment on the Nations

Isaiah 64: Prayer for Illustration of God's Power

Isaiah 65: Judgments and Promises

Isaiah 66: Heaven is My Throne

Isaiah 21
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