Isaiah 28:14-18 (New International Version)

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14 Therefore hear the word of the LORD,1 you scoffers2 who rule this people in Jerusalem. 15 You boast, "We have entered into a covenant with death,3 with the gravea we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by,4 it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie5 our refuge and falsehoodb our hiding place.6" 16 So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion,7 a tested stone,8 a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;9 the one who trusts will never be dismayed.10 17 I will make justice11 the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line;12 hail13 will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow14 your hiding place. 18 Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the grave will not stand.15 When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by,16 you will be beaten down17 by it.
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