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22:1 The burden of the valley of vision. What ails you now, that you are wholly gone up to the housetops?
22:2 You that are full of shouting, a tumultuous city, a joyous town; your slain are not slain with the sword, neither are they dead in battle.
22:3 All your rulers fled away together, they were bound by the archers; all who were found of you were bound together; they fled afar off.
22:5 For it is a day of confusion, and of treading down, and of perplexity, from the Lord, Yahweh of Hosts, in the valley of vision; a breaking down of the walls, and a crying to the mountains.
22:6 Elam bore the quiver, with chariots of men [and] horsemen; and Kir uncovered the shield.
22:7 It happened that your choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate.
22:8 He took away the covering of Judah; and you did look in that day to the armor in the house of the forest.
22:9 You saw the breaches of the city of David, that they were many; and you gathered together the waters of the lower pool;
22:10 and you numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and you broke down the houses to fortify the wall;
22:12 In that day did the Lord, Yahweh of Hosts, call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:
22:14 Yahweh of Hosts revealed himself in my ears, Surely this iniquity shall not be forgiven you until you die, says the Lord, Yahweh of Hosts.
22:15 Thus says the Lord, Yahweh of Hosts, Go, get you to this treasurer, even to Shebna, who is over the house, [and say],
22:17 Behold, Yahweh, like a [strong] man, will hurl you away violently; yes, he will wrap you up closely.
22:19 I will thrust you from your office; and from your station shall you be pulled down.
22:20 It shall happen in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
22:21 and I will cloth him with your robe, and strengthen him with your belt, and I will commit your government into his hand; and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.
22:25 In that day, says Yahweh 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 on it shall be cut off; for Yahweh has spoken it.