Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house, and say, What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock? Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee. He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord’s house. And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down.
Shebna, the palace administrator in Hezekiah’s court, has prepared himself an ornate sepulcher. God said, through Isaiah, that his efforts were futile. The Lord ould toss him into captivity like a wadded ball, and he would die in a foreign land, so that he would be long remembered.