Isaiah 22:24

ESV And they will hang on him the whole honor of his father’s house, the offspring and issue, every small vessel, from the cups to all the flagons.
NIV 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.
NASB So they will hang on him all the glory of his father’s house, the offspring and the descendants, all the least of vessels, from bowls to all the jars.
CSB They will hang on him all the glory of his father's family: the descendants and the offshoots--all the small vessels, from bowls to every kind of jar.
NLT They will give him great responsibility, and he will bring honor to even the lowliest members of his family. '
KJV And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons.

What does Isaiah 22:24 mean?

Eliakim's role to the king of Judah could be described as a steward. However, some commentators suggest it might be closer to chief of staff or even prime minister over the government. Isaiah's description of the man paints him as an ideal servant-leader. He handles things. He gets things done. He carries the burdens of the king while also serving as someone to look up to for the people of Jerusalem and the house of Judah (Isaiah 22:21).

He has been compared to a peg fastened securely to the wall and able to bear enormous weight (Isaiah 22:23). Now Isaiah states that the king and the people will hang everything on this faithful servant. Eliakim will carry the honor of his father's house, at first. Isaiah calls the king Eliakim's father, though it doesn't appear they are related by blood. This could be a sign of honor for Eliakim more than Isaiah referring to a blood relation. Eliakim serves the king as a son would serve a father. He serves with such integrity and excellence that he can uphold the honor of the household on his shoulders.

In addition, the "offspring and the issue" are hung from the "peg" of Eliakim. This phrase seems to say that he oversees, to some extent, the care and training of the king's children. Isaiah completes the analogy by saying all the vessels, or the serving ware, are hung on Eliakim. He will handle the big and small tasks. This leader will serve both the great ones in Jerusalem and the regular people. He can handle it all as the Lord's servant and as the man Judah needs in this season after the Assyrian invasion, defeat, and retreat.

But even this servant of the Lord will give way eventually (Isaiah 22:25).
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