Isaiah Chapter 22:15-25 Star Chart: Clockwise from Shebna who "hewed out a sepulchre here ... in a rock" (Orion hewed out the solar cavern opening) (22:16) till "the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee (black lunar mask on Sagittarius) (22:17) is 203° days. Yes, "in that day (in that same day which is a year in prophecy), saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place (polar star is only place in northern zodiac that doesn't rotate) be (red radius sword) removed (Shebna's lunar head and outer red radius line), and be (red radius sword) cut down, and fall (Sagittarius rotates down); and the (lunar head) burden that was upon it shall be (red radius sword) cut off (Shebna's lunar head) (22:25) and be turned and tossed "like a lunar ball ... and there the chariots of thy glory (Auriga with a sun wheel) shall be the (red radius line) shame of thy lord's house (Auriga and Orion)(22:18).
Laid Upon His Shoulder
16 What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here (Orion hews out the solar cavern opening), as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?
2. What kindred or relations? For the Jews say he was a stranger by birth; which is the more probable, because his pedigree is not mentioned in any of those places of Scripture where he is named.
that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here; in the city of Jerusalem, or near it; the Jews say (x), among the sepulchres of the kings of the house of David; as if he thought to live and die here, and so had provided a sepulchre for himself and family, to lie in great pomp and splendour, like the kings and princes of the earth:
as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock; where sepulchres, as well as palaces, used to be built; see Matthew 27:60 and great men, especially the Egyptians, used to build sepulchres like to palaces;
17 Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee (black lunar mask on Sagittarius).
an allusion to the ancient custom of covering the faces of condemned persons; of which see Esther 7:8. Compare Job 9:24 Ezekiel 12:6,12.
18 He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a (lunar) ball into a large (rotating Zodiac) country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory (Auriga with a sun wheel) shall be the (red radius line) shame of thy lord's house.
Violently turn and toss—literally, "whirling He will whirl thee," that is, He will, without intermission, whirl thee [Maurer]. "He will whirl thee round and round, and (then) cast thee away," as a stone in a sling is first whirled round repeatedly, before the string is let go [Lowth].
chariots … shall be the shame of thy lord's house—rather, "thy splendid chariots shall be there, O thou disgrace of thy lord's house" [Noyes]; "chariots of thy glory" mean "thy magnificent chariots." It is not meant that he would have these in a distant land, as he had in Jerusalem, but that he would be borne thither in ignominy instead of in his magnificent chariots. The Jews say that he was tied to the tails of horses by the enemy, to whom he had designed to betray Jerusalem, as they thought he was mocking them; and so he died.
Jarchi says Casiphia (e), a place mentioned in Ezra 8:17. Aben Ezra interprets it of Babylon, which seems likely.
There shalt thou die: in that large and distant country; and not at Jerusalem, where he had built a magnificent sepulchre for himself and family:
and there the chariots of thy glory; shall cease and be no more; he should not have them along with him to ride in pomp and state, and to show his glory and grandeur, as he had done in Jerusalem. We connect this with the following clause, and supply it thus,
shall be the shame of thy lord's house; as if the chariots and coaches of state he had rode in were to the reproach of the king his master; who had made such an ill choice of a steward of his house, or prime minister of state, and had advanced such a worthless creature to such a dignity; but it may be better supplied thus, without being so strictly connected with the other clause, and which is more agreeable to the accents, "O thou, the shame of thy lord's house" (f); a disgrace and dishonour to Ahaz, who perhaps put him in his office; and to Hezekiah, that continued him in it. The Jews say he was brought to a very shameful end; they say (g), that when he went out of the city of Jerusalem, in order to deliver Hezekiah's forces into the hands of the enemy, Gabriel shut the gate before his army; to whom the enemy said, where's thy army? he replied, they are turned back; say they, thou hast mocked us: upon which they bored his heels, and fastened him to the tails of horses, and drew him upon thorns and briers. So says Kimchi, instead of chariots of glory, he thought they would give him, they put him to shame, binding him to the tails of horses.
19 And I will drive thee from thy (Zodiac) station, and from thy state shall he (red radius line) pull thee down (Sagittarius upside down).
20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
21 And I will clothe him with thy robe (white Milky Way), and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will (red radius line) commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.
22 And the (red radius line that zig-zags into the black crescent) key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder (the gibbous-moon shoulder); so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.
23 And I will fasten him as a (red radius line) nail in a sure place (Polar Star is only stationary point in the northern Zodiac); and he shall be for a glorious throne (Cepheus) to his father's house.
24 And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house (gibbous moon), the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons (gibbous moon) (the entire Zodiac turns on the Polar Star nail).
"and all the glorious or noble ones of his father's house shall lean upon him, children, and children's children:''
so all the children of God, and who are also Christ's spiritual seed and offspring, these depend upon him for grace, and all the supplies of it; they boast in him for righteousness and strength, and rely upon him for life and salvation:
all vessels of small quantity; from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons; meaning those of his family, that were some of lesser, others of greater capacities, for whom he provided places and posts under him, suitable thereunto; none were forgotten or neglected by him: this simile, of vessels of various sorts and sizes, is made use of, in perfect agreement with Eliakim's being compared to a nail, on which vessels in a house are hung by their handles. The Targum is,
"from young men to little ones; from the priests clothed with the ephod, to the Levites that held the psalteries.''
In the typical sense, it is to be understood of the vessels of mercy; some of which are larger, and others lesser; some capable of receiving more grace and larger gifts, and others less; to whom Christ communicates, and whom he fills, according to their capacities; all whose wants he supplies, and whose persons he supports; he fills them with his grace, and he fits them for glory; see Romans 9:23.