Isaiah 22:23
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.

Berean Study Bible
I will drive him like a peg into a firm place, and he will be a throne of glory for the house of his father.

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.

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 family.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD will make him as firm in his position as a tent peg hammered in the ground, and Eliakim will bring honor to his family.

Good News Translation
I will fasten him firmly in place like a peg, and he will be a source of honor to his whole family.

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.

New Heart 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.

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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will fasten him as a peg in a sure place; And he shall be for a throne of honour to his father's house.

New American Standard 1977
“And I will drive him like a peg in a firm place, And he will become a throne of glory to his father’s house.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will make him a ruler in a sure place, and he shall be for a glorious throne of 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.
Study Bible
A Message for Shebna
22I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David. What he opens, no one can shut; what he shuts, no one can open. 23I will drive him like a peg into a firm place, and he will be a throne of glory for the house of his father. 24So they will hang on him the whole burden of his father’s house: the descendants and the offshoots—all the lesser vessels, from bowls to every kind of jar.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:8
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap. He seats them among princes and bestows on them a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the LORD's, and upon them He has set the world.

Ezra 9:8
But now, for a brief moment, grace has come from the LORD our God to preserve for us a remnant and to give us a stake in His holy place. Even in our bondage, our God has given us new life and light to our eyes.

Job 36:7
He does not take His eyes off the righteous, but He enthrones them with kings and exalts them forever.

Ecclesiastes 12:11
The words of the wise are like goads, and the anthologies of the masters are like firmly embedded nails driven by a single Shepherd.

Isaiah 22:24
So they will hang on him the whole burden of his father's house: the descendants and the offshoots--all the lesser vessels, from bowls to every kind of jar.

Isaiah 22:25
In that day, declares the LORD of Hosts, the peg driven into a firm place will give way; it will be sheared off and fall, and the load upon it will be cut down." Indeed, the LORD has spoken.

Zechariah 10:4
The cornerstone will come from Judah, the tent peg from him, as well as the battle bow and every ruler together.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

I will

Ezra 9:8
And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.

Ecclesiastes 12:11
The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.

Zechariah 10:4
Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together.

a glorious

Genesis 45:9-13
Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not: …

1 Samuel 2:8
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.

Esther 4:14
For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?







Lexicon
I will drive him
וּתְקַעְתִּ֥יו (ū·ṯə·qa‘·tîw)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8628: To clatter, slap, clang, to drive, to become bondsman

like a peg
יָתֵ֖ד (yā·ṯêḏ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3489: A peg, pin

into a firm
נֶאֱמָ֑ן (ne·’ĕ·mān)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 539: To confirm, support

place,
בְּמָק֣וֹם (bə·mā·qō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

and he will be
וְהָיָ֛ה (wə·hā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a throne
לְכִסֵּ֥א (lə·ḵis·sê)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3678: Seat of honor, throne

of glory
כָב֖וֹד (ḵā·ḇō·wḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

for the house
לְבֵ֥ית (lə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of his father.
אָבִֽיו׃ (’ā·ḇîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father
(23) I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place . . .--The word for "nail" is used both for the peg that fastens a tent to the ground, as in the "stakes" of Isaiah 33:20; Isaiah 54:2; Judges 4:21, or, as in Ezekiel 15:3, for a nail driven into the wall. Here the context shows that the latter meaning is preferable. It was, as the sequel shows, a symbol of the support upon which others can depend. (Comp. the "nail in his holy place" of Ezra 9:8.)

He shall be for a glorious throne . . .--Another symbol of sovereignty follows. The form, throne of glory, is found in its highest application in 1Samuel 2:8, and Jeremiah 14:21; Jeremiah 17:12. Such a throne, kingly in its state, is to be the pride of the hitherto obscure house of Eliakim.

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. 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.
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