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.
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.
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:
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A nail - In ancient times, and in the eastern countries, as the way of life, so the houses, were much more simple than ours at present. They had not that quantity and variety of furniture, nor those accommodations of all sorts, with which we abound. It was convenient and even necessary for them, and it made an essential part in the building of a house, to furnish the inside of the several apartments with sets of spikes, nails, or large pegs, upon which to dispose of and hang up the several movables and utensils in common use, and proper to the apartment. These spikes they worked into the walls at the first erection of them, the walls being of such materials that they could not bear their being driven in afterwards; and they were contrived so as to strengthen the walls by binding the parts together, as well as to serve for convenience. Sir John Chardin's account of this matter is this: "They do not drive with a hammer the nails that are put into the eastern walls. The walls are too hard, being of brick; or, if they are of clay, too moldering: but they fix them in the brick-work as they are building. They are large nails, with square heads like dice, well made, the ends being bent so as to make them cramp-irons. They commonly place them at the windows and doors, in order to hang upon them, when they like, veils and curtains." Harmer's Observ. 1 p. And we may add, that they were put in other places too, in order to hang up other things of various kinds; as appears from this place of Isaiah, and from Ezekiel 15:3, who speaks of a pin or nail, "to hang any vessel thereon." The word used here for a nail of this sort is the same by which they express that instrument, the stake, or large pin of iron, with which they fastened down to the ground the cords of their tents. We see, therefore, that these nails were of necessary and common use, and of no small importance in all their apartments; conspicuous, and much exposed to observation: and if they seem to us mean and insignificant, it is because we are not acquainted with the thing itself, and have no name to express it but by what conveys to us a low and contemptible idea. "Grace hath been showed from the Lord our God," saith Ezra, Ezra 9:8, "to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place:" that is, as the margin of our Bible explains it, "a constant and sure abode."
"He that doth lodge near her (Wisdom's) house,
Shall also fasten a pin in her walls."
The dignity and propriety of the metaphor appears from the Prophet Zechariah's use of it: -
"From him shall be the corner-stone, from him the nail,
From him the battle-bow,
From him every ruler together."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Text.--The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.--James v. 16. THE last lecture referred principally to the confession of sin. To-night my remarks will be chiefly confined to the subject of intercession, or prayer. There are two kinds of means requisite to promote a revival; one to influence men, the other to influence God. The truth is employed to influence men, and prayer to move God. When I speak of moving God, I do not mean that God's mind is changed by prayer, or that his …
Charles Grandison Finney—Lectures on Revivals of Religion
Sennacherib (705-681 B. C. )
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.
"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.
He does not take his eyes off the righteous; he enthrones them with kings and exalts them forever.
The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails--given by one shepherd.
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.
"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.
From Judah will come the cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler.
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