21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: 1st Reading

Isaiah 22:19-23

Thus says the LORD to Shebna, master of the palace:
   “I will thrust you from your office
      and pull you down from your station.
   On that day I will summon my servant
      Eliakim, son of Hilkiah;
   I will clothe him with your robe,
      and gird him with your sash,
      and give over to him your authority.
   He shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
      and to the house of Judah.
   I will place the key of the House of David on Eliakim’s shoulder;
      when he opens, no one shall shut,
      when he shuts, no one shall open.
   I will fix him like a peg in a sure spot,
      to be a place of honor for his family.”