Isaiah 22:23
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New International Version
I will drive him like a peg into a firm place; he will become a seat of honor for the house of his father.

New Living Translation
He will bring honor to his family name, for I will drive him firmly in place like a nail in the wall.

English Standard Version
And I will fasten him like a peg in a secure place, and he will become a throne of honor to his father’s house.

New American Standard Bible
"I will drive him like a peg in a firm place, And he will become a throne of glory to his father's house.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will drive him, like a peg, into a firm place. He will be a throne of honor for his father's house.

International Standard Version
I'll set him like a peg into a secure place; he will become a throne of honor to his father's house.

NET Bible
I will fasten him like a peg into a solid place; he will bring honor and respect to his father's family.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will fasten him firmly in place like a peg, and he will be a source of honor for his father's household.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will fasten him as a peg in a sure place; and he shall become a glorious throne to his father's house.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will fasten him as a peg in a sure place, and he shall be for a throne of glory to the house of his father.

Darby Bible Translation
And 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:

English Revised Version
And 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
I will fasten him like a nail in a sure place. He will be for a throne of glory to his father's house.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have fixed him a nail in a stedfast place, And he hath been for a throne of honour To the house of his father.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:15-25 This message to Shebna is a reproof of his pride, vanity, and security; what vanity is all earthly grandeur, which death will so soon end! What will it avail, whether we are laid in a magnificent tomb, or covered with the green sod? Those who, when in power, turn and toss others, will be justly turned and tossed themselves. Eliakim should be put into Shebna's place. Those called to places of trust and power, should seek to God for grace to enable them to do their duty. Eliakim's advancement is described. Our Lord Jesus describes his own power as Mediator, Re 3:7, that he has the key of David. His power in the kingdom of heaven, and in ordering all the affairs of that kingdom, is absolute. Rulers should be fathers to those under their government; and the honour men bring unto their families, by their piety and usefulness, is more to be valued than what they derive from them by their names and titles. The glory of this world gives a man no real worth or excellence; it is but hung upon him, and it will soon drop from him. Eliakim was compared to a nail in a sure place; all his family are said to depend upon him. In eastern houses, rows of large spikes were built up in the walls. Upon these the moveables and utensils were hung. Our Lord Jesus is as a nail in a sure place. That soul cannot perish, nor that concern fall to the ground, which is by faith hung upon Christ. He will set before the believer an open door, which no man can shut, and bring both body and soul to eternal glory. But those who neglect so great salvation will find, that when he shutteth none can open, whether it be shutting out from heaven, or shutting up in hell for ever.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 23. - I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place (comp. Ezra 9:8; Zechariah 10:4). The idea intended to be expressed is firmness and fixity of tenure. He shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house (compare the next verse). All his relations, even the most remote, shall derive honor from him, and bask in the sunshine of his prosperity. So shall all members of the family of God, made sons of God by adoption in Christ, participate in the final glory of Christ in his eternal kingdom.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place,.... In a strong part of the wall or timber, where it shall not fail, or be removed, or cut down, and so let drop what is hung upon it: it denotes the stability and continuance of his government, and of the strength and support he should be of unto others; and well agrees with Christ his antitype; see Zechariah 10:4 and is expressive of the strength of Christ, as the mighty God; and as the man of God's right hand, made strong for himself; and as the able Saviour, and mighty Redeemer; and of the stability of his person, he is unchangeable, the same today, yesterday, and for ever; and of his office, as Mediator, Head, and Surety of the covenant; whose priesthood passes not from one to another, and whose kingdom is an everlasting one, and his truths and ordinances unshaken and immovable: the sure place in which he is fixed is both his church, where he is the everlasting Head, Husband, and Saviour of it; and heaven, where he is, and will be retained, until the time of the restitution of all things:

and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house; or make the throne of his father's house glorious, Eliakim being, as some have thought, of the blood royal; or he should be an honour and credit to his father's house, by his wise and faithful administration of the government committed to him. Christ is the brightness of his Father's glory; and, to them that believe, he is an honour; he is on a glorious throne himself, and he will bring all his Father's family to sit with him on the same throne, 1 Samuel 2:8.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

23. nail … sure place—Large nails or pegs stood in ancient houses on which were suspended the ornaments of the family. The sense is: all that is valuable to the nation shall rest securely on him. In Ezr 9:8 "nail" is used of the large spike driven into the ground to fasten the cords of the tent to.

throne—resting-place to his family, as applied to Eliakim; but "throne," in the strict sense, as applied to Messiah, the antitype (Lu 1:32, 33).

Isaiah 22:23 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Message for Shebna
22"Then I will set the key of the house of David on his shoulder, When he opens no one will shut, When he shuts no one will open. 23"I will drive him like a peg in a firm place, And he will become a throne of glory to his father's house. 24"So they will hang on him all the glory of his father's house, offspring and issue, all the least of vessels, from bowls to all the jars.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:8
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. "For the foundations of the earth are the LORD's; on them he has set the world.

Ezra 9:8
"But now, for a brief moment, the LORD our God has been gracious in leaving us a remnant and giving us a firm place in his sanctuary, and so our God gives light to our eyes and a little relief in our bondage.

Job 36:7
He does not take his eyes off the righteous; he enthrones them with kings and exalts them forever.

Ecclesiastes 12:11
The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails--given by one shepherd.

Isaiah 22:24
All the glory of his family will hang on him: its offspring and offshoots--all its lesser vessels, from the bowls to all the jars.

Isaiah 22:25
"In that day," declares the LORD Almighty, "the peg driven into the firm place will give way; it will be sheared off and will fall, and the load hanging on it will be cut down." The LORD has spoken.

Zechariah 10:4
From Judah will come the cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler.
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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.

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Ezra 9:8 And now for a little space grace has been showed from the LORD our …

Ecclesiastes 12:11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the …

Zechariah 10:4 Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him …

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1 Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from …

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