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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 22

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The a‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. “Valley of Vision” ‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain. Pronouncement.

1 b Vv. 1–3 describe a scene of mourning to take place in Jerusalem in the near future. In the ancient Near East, public weeping took place on the low flat roofs as well as in the streets and squares; cf. above, 15.3; Jer. 48.38. What can have happened to you That you have gone, all of you, up on the roofs, 2O you who were full of tumult, You clamorous town, You city so gay? Your slain are not the slain of the sword Nor the dead of battle. c I.e., executed, instead of dying in battle. 3Your officers have all departed, They fled far away; Your survivors were all taken captive, a‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. Taken captive without their bows. ‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain. 4That is why I say, “Let me be, I will weep bitterly. Press not to comfort me For the ruin of d‐ Lit. “the young woman, my people.” my poor people.” ‐d Lit. “the young woman, my people.” 5For my Lord GOD of Hosts had a day Of tumult and din and confusion— e‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. On Kir see 2 Kings 16.9; Amos 1.5; 9.7; on Shoa see Ezek. 23.23. Kir raged in the Valley of Vision, And Shoa on the hill; ‐e Meaning of Heb. uncertain. On Kir see 2 Kings 16.9; Amos 1.5; 9.7; on Shoa see Ezek. 23.23. 6While Elam bore the quiver In troops of mounted men, And Kir bared the shield— 7And your choicest lowlands Were filled with chariots and horsemen: They stormed at Judah's f Brought up from 8a for clarity. gateway 8And pressed beyond its screen. g Judah's gateway is the upper course of the Valley of Elah. The screen is the fortress Azekah, at the mouth of the gateway, which was captured by the Assyrians. You gave thought on that day To the arms in the Forest House, h See 1 Kings 7.2–5 ; 10.16–17 . 9And you took note of the many breaches In the City of David.

a‐ This clause would read well after the prose part of v. 11a . And you collected the water of the Lower Pool; ‐a This clause would read well after the prose part of v. 11a . 10 and you counted the houses of Jerusalem and pulled houses down to fortify the wall; 11 and you constructed a basin between the two walls for the water of the old pool.

But you gave no thought to Him who planned it, You took no note of Him who designed it long before. 12My Lord GOD of Hosts summoned on that day To weeping and lamenting, To tonsuring and girding with sackcloth. 13Instead, there was rejoicing and merriment, Killing of cattle and slaughtering of sheep, Eating of meat and drinking of wine: “Eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!” 14Then the LORD of Hosts revealed Himself to my ears: “This iniquity shall never be forgiven you Until you die,” said my Lord GOD of Hosts.

15Thus said my Lord GOD of Hosts: Go in to see that steward, that Shebna, in charge of the palace:

16What have you here, and whom have you here, That you have hewn out a tomb for yourself here?— O you who have hewn your b Heb. “his,” “himself.” tomb on high; O you who have hollowed out for yourself b Heb. “his,” “himself.” an abode in the cliff! 17The LORD is about to shake you c‐ Emendation yields “as a garment is shaken out.” Severely, fellow, ‐c Emendation yields “as a garment is shaken out.” and then wrap you around Himself. d I.e., and walk off with you; cf. Jer. 43.12. 18Indeed, He will wind you about Him e‐ Emendation yields “as a turban is wound about.” as a headdress, a turban. ‐e Emendation yields “as a turban is wound about.” Off to a broad land! There shall you die, and there shall be the f‐ Emendation yields “abode [cf. v. 16 ] of your body” [cf. 10.3, 16 ]. chariots bearing your body, ‐f Emendation yields “abode [cf. v. 16 ] of your body” [cf. 10.3, 16 ]. O shame of your master's house! 19For I will hurl you from your station And you shall be torn down from your stand.

20And in that day, I will summon My servant Eliakim son of Hilkiah, 21 and I will invest him with your tunic, gird him with your sash, and deliver your authority intohis hand; and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the men of Judah. 22 I will place the keys of David's palace on his shoulders; and what he unlocks none may shut, and what he locks none may open. 23 He shall be a seat of honor to his father's a Emendation yields “master's”; cf. v. 18 end.b‐ household. I will fix him as a peg in a firm place, 24 on which all the substance of his father's a Emendation yields “master's”; cf. v. 18 end.b‐ household shall be hung: b‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. the sprouts and the leaves ‐b Meaning of Heb. uncertain. —all the small vessels, from bowls to all sorts of jars.

25 c Apparently continues v. 19 . In that day—declares the LORD of Hosts—the peg fixed in a firm place shall give way: it shall be cut down and shall fall, and the weight it supports shall be destroyed. For it is the LORD who has spoken.

Notes:

a‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

b Vv. 1–3 describe a scene of mourning to take place in Jerusalem in the near future. In the ancient Near East, public weeping took place on the low flat roofs as well as in the streets and squares; cf. above, 15.3; Jer. 48.38.

c I.e., executed, instead of dying in battle.

d‐d Lit. “the young woman, my people.”

e‐e Meaning of Heb. uncertain. On Kir see 2 Kings 16.9; Amos 1.5; 9.7; on Shoa see Ezek. 23.23.

f Brought up from 8a for clarity.

g Judah's gateway is the upper course of the Valley of Elah. The screen is the fortress Azekah, at the mouth of the gateway, which was captured by the Assyrians.

h See 1 Kings 7.2–5 ; 10.16–17 .

a‐a This clause would read well after the prose part of v. 11a .

b Heb. “his,” “himself.”

c‐c Emendation yields “as a garment is shaken out.”

d I.e., and walk off with you; cf. Jer. 43.12.

e‐e Emendation yields “as a turban is wound about.”

f‐f Emendation yields “abode [cf. v. 16 ] of your body” [cf. 10.3, 16 ].

a Emendation yields “master's”; cf. v. 18 end.b‐

b Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

c Apparently continues v. 19 .

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