The Meaning of Isaiah 22:24 Explained

Isaiah 22:24

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.

YLT: And they have hanged on him All the honour of the house of his father, The offspring and the issue, All vessels of small quality, From vessels of basins to all vessels of flagons.

Darby: and they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, all the small vessels, as well the vessels of cups as all the vessels of flagons.

ASV: And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, every small vessel, from the cups even to all the flagons.

What does Isaiah 22:24 Mean?

Chapter Summary: Isaiah 22

1  The prophet laments the invasion of Jerusalem
8  He reproves their human wisdom and worldly joy
15  He prophesies Shebna's deprivation
20  And the substitution of Eliakim, prefiguring the kingdom of Christ

What do the individual words in Isaiah 22:24 mean?

And they will hang on him all the glory of house of his father the offspring and the posterity all vessels of small quantity from the cups and to all the vessels the pitchers
וְתָל֨וּ עָלָ֜יו כֹּ֣ל ׀ כְּב֣וֹד בֵּית־ אָבִ֗יו הַצֶּֽאֱצָאִים֙ וְהַצְּפִע֔וֹת כֹּ֖ל כְּלֵ֣י הַקָּטָ֑ן מִכְּלֵי֙ הָֽאַגָּנ֔וֹת וְעַ֖ד כָּל־ כְּלֵ֥י הַנְּבָלִֽים

וְתָל֨וּ  And  they  will  hang 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Conjunctive perfect, third person common plural
Root: תָּלָה  
Sense: to hang.
עָלָ֜יו  on  him 
Parse: Preposition, third person masculine singular
Root: עַל 
Sense: upon, on the ground of, according to, on account of, on behalf of, concerning, beside, in addition to, together with, beyond, above, over, by, on to, towards, to, against.
כְּב֣וֹד  the  glory 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: כָּבֹוד  
Sense: glory, honour, glorious, abundance.
בֵּית־  of  house 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: בַּיִת 
Sense: house.
אָבִ֗יו  of  his  father 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct, third person masculine singular
Root: אָב  
Sense: father of an individual.
הַצֶּֽאֱצָאִים֙  the  offspring 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine plural
Root: צֶאֱצָאִים  
Sense: offspring, produce, issue.
וְהַצְּפִע֔וֹת  and  the  posterity 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Article, Noun, feminine plural
Root: צְפִיעָה  
Sense: offshoot, leaf, shoot.
כְּלֵ֣י  vessels 
Parse: Noun, masculine plural construct
Root: כְּלִי  
Sense: article, vessel, implement, utensil.
הַקָּטָ֑ן  of  small  quantity 
Parse: Article, Adjective, masculine singular
Root: קָטָן 
Sense: young, small, insignificant, unimportant.
הָֽאַגָּנ֔וֹת  the  cups 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine plural
Root: אַגָּן  
Sense: bowl, basins.
וְעַ֖ד  and  to 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Preposition
Root: עַד  
Sense: as far as, even to, until, up to, while, as far as.
כְּלֵ֥י  the  vessels 
Parse: Noun, masculine plural construct
Root: כְּלִי  
Sense: article, vessel, implement, utensil.
הַנְּבָלִֽים  the  pitchers 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine plural
Root:  
Sense: a skin-bag, jar, pitcher.