Isaiah 22:15

ESV Thus says the Lord GOD of hosts, “Come, go to this steward, to Shebna, who is over the household, and say to him:
NIV This is what the Lord, the LORD Almighty, says: 'Go, say to this steward, to Shebna the palace administrator:
NASB This is what the Lord God of armies says: 'Come, go to this steward, To Shebna who is in charge of the royal household,
CSB The Lord God of Armies said, "Go to Shebna, that steward who is in charge of the palace, and say to him:
NLT This is what the Lord, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, said to me: 'Confront Shebna, the palace administrator, and give him this message:
KJV Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house, and say,

What does Isaiah 22:15 mean?

Isaiah has revealed a disappointing reaction from the people of Jerusalem. They faced certain death when the enemy finally breached the walls and destroyed the city of Jerusalem. Instead of turning to the Lord for help, the people lost themselves in revelry. They threw themselves into pretending, so they would not have to face the fact that they would soon be dead (Isaiah 22:12–13).

Now Isaiah gives an example of a man who seems to have passively accepted his impending death. He, too, is not seeking God nor making good on his responsibilities. Shebna is also mentioned in 2 Kings 18:18 as King Hezekiah's secretary. In this passage Isaiah refers to this Shebna as the steward who is over "the household." He held a position of high authority among the king's servants.

God tells Isaiah to tell Shebna something about his actions in the face of the Assyrian horde at the gates (Isaiah 22:16). It is made clear (Isaiah 22:16) that the Lord is not pleased with Shebna's choices.
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