1 The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou hast wholly gone up to the housetops?
2 Thou that art full of shoutings, a tumultuous city, a joyous city: thy slain [men are] not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle.
3 All thy rulers have fled together, they are bound by the archers: all that are found in thee are bound together, [who] have fled from far.
4 Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labour not to comfort me, because of the plundering of the daughter of my people.
5 For [it is] a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by the Lord GOD of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.
6 And Elam bore the quiver with chariots of men [and] horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.
7 And thy chiefe valleis were full of charets, and the horsemen set themselues in aray against the gate.
8 And he uncovered the coverings of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the armour of the house of the forest.
9 Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool.
10 And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.
11 Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but ye have not looked to its maker, neither had respect to him that fashioned it long ago.
12 And in that day did the Lord God of hosts call vnto weeping and mourning, and to baldnes and girding with sackecloth.
13 And 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.
14 And it was declared in ye eares of the Lorde of hostes. Surely this iniquitie shall not be purged from you, til ye die, saith the Lord God of hostes.
15 Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, repair to this treasurer, [even] to Shebna, who [is] over the house, [and say],
16 What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, [as] he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, [and] that cut out an habitation for himself in a rock?
17 Beholde, the Lord wil carie thee away with a great captiuitie, and will surely couer thee.
18 With violence he will surely turn and toss thee [like] a ball into a wide country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory [shall be] the shame of thy lord's house.
19 And I wil driue thee from thy station, and out of thy dwelling will he destroy thee.
20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
21 And with thy garments will I clothe him, and with thy girdle will I strengthen him: thy power also will I commit into his hande, and hee shalbe a father of the inhabitats of Ierusalem, and of the house of Iudah.
22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.
23 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.
24 And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons.
25 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden that [was] upon it shall be cut off: for the LORD hath spoken [it].