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TitleIsaiah 22
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsParry, Donald W.
Book TitleThe Book of Isaiah: A New Translation (Preliminary Edition)
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
CitySpringville, UT

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A Prophecy of Judgment against Jerusalem (22:1–14)

Isaiah to Jerusalem

22 1A prophecy against the valley of vision:

What has happened to you,
that all of you have gone up to the housetops?

2Noises! O city full of commotion,
a jubilant town.

Your slain are not slain with the sword,
nor are they dead from war.

3All your leaders have fled together, but they were captured without a bow;
all who could be found have been captured, though together they had fled far away.

4Therefore I said,


“Look away from me; let me weep bitterly.
Do not try to comfort me, because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.”

Isaiah to Jerusalem’s inhabitants

5For it is a day of tumult and of trampling
and confusion by the Lord, the LORD of Hosts in the valley of vision,

battering down of walls
and of crying to the mountain.

6And Elam bare the quiver in chariots of horsemen,
and Kir uncovered the shield.

7And it came to pass that your choicest valleys were filled with chariots,
and the horsemen took their stand at the gate.

8And the covering of Judah was exposed,
but you looked in that day to the weapons of the House of the Forest.

9And you saw that there were many breaches in the City of David,
and you stored up the water of the lower pool.

10And you counted the houses of Jerusalem
and broke down houses in order to strengthen the wall.

11Between the two walls you made a reservoir for the water of the old pool,

but you did not look to the One who made it,
nor did you see the One who fashioned it long ago.

12And in that day the Lord,
the LORD of Hosts,

called for weeping,
and mourning,

and shaving the head,
and girding with sackcloth.

13But behold, exultation
and rejoicing,

slaying oxen,
and slaughtering sheep,

eating flesh,
and drinking wine;


“Eat and drink,
for tomorrow we die.”


14And the LORD of Hosts has revealed in my ears,

The Lord

“Surely this iniquity will not be atoned for you until you die,”


says the Lord, the LORD of Hosts.


Judgment upon Shebna and Blessings upon Eliakim (22:15–25)


15Thus says the Lord,
the LORD of Hosts,

The Lord

“Go, come to this administrator, to Shebna,
who is over the house:

16‘What have you here,
and whom have you here,

that you have hewn a tomb here for yourself?’”


He hews out a tomb on the height!
He cuts out in the rock a dwelling for himself!

17Behold, the LORD will assuredly hurl you away,
O mighty man, and firmly seize you.

18He will certainly whirl you round
and round like a ball to a large country;

there you will die,
and there your glorious chariots will be the shame of your master’s house.

The Lord

19And I will thrust you from your station,
and from your position he will cast you.”

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

21and I will clothe him with your robe,
and your sash, I will bind on him,

and I will commit your rule into his hand,
and he will be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem
and to the house of Judah.

22And I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David;

and he will open, and no one will shut;
and he will shut, and no one will open.

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

24And they will hang upon him all the glory of his father’s house,
the offspring and the issue,

all small vessels,
from the bowls, even to all jars.


25In that day, declares the LORD of Hosts,

The Lord

“the nail that is fastened in the sure place will be removed
and be cut down and fall;
and the burden that was upon it will be cut off.”


For the LORD has spoken.


Scripture Reference

Isaiah 22:1