Isaiah 22:23

ESV 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.
NIV I will drive him like a peg into a firm place; he will become a seat of honor for the house of his father.
NASB I will drive him like a peg in a firm place, And he will become a throne of glory to his father’s house.
CSB I will drive him, like a peg, into a firm place. He will be a throne of honor for his father's family.
NLT He will bring honor to his family name, for I will drive him firmly in place like a nail in the wall.
KJV 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.

What does Isaiah 22:23 mean?

Sometimes the servant to a king will serve with such reliability, integrity, and wisdom that the king is happy to give that servant more authority and power to speak in his name. The Lord, through His prophet Isaiah, declares that Eliakim will be that kind of trusted servant (Isaiah 22:20–22).

The word picture Isaiah uses is of a peg attached to the wall so securely that a significant amount of weight can be hung from it without worry of it coming crashing down. The other picture is that Eliakim will become like a throne that a king sits upon. In both pictures, the king can lay his burdens upon his servant and trust that they will be well handled.

All of Judah will benefit from having such a man in that position during this time in the history of God's people.
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