22:1 Here is a message about the Valley of Vision: 1
What is the reason 2
that all of you go up to the rooftops?
22:25 “At that time,” 3 says the Lord who commands armies, “the peg fastened into a solid place will come loose. It will be cut off and fall, and the load hanging on it will be cut off.” 4 Indeed, 5 the Lord has spoken.
1 sn The following message pertains to Jerusalem. The significance of referring to the city as the Valley of Vision is uncertain. Perhaps the Hinnom Valley is in view, but why it is associated with a prophetic revelatory “vision” is not entirely clear. Maybe the Hinnom Valley is called this because the destruction that will take place there is the focal point of this prophetic message (see v. 5).
2 tn Heb “What to you, then?”
3 tn Or “In that day” (KJV).
4 sn Eliakim’s authority, though seemingly secure, will eventually be removed, and with it his family’s prominence.
5 tn Or “for” (KJV, NAB, NASB, NRSV).