Isaiah 28:10-20 NIV

10 For it is: Do and do, do and do, rule on rule, rule on rulea; a little here, a little there.1"

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    • a 28:10 - Hebrew "/ sav lasav sav lasav / kav lakav kav lakav" (possibly meaningless sounds; perhaps a mimicking of the prophet's words); also in verse 13
      11 Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues2 God will speak to this people,3

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      12 to whom he said, "This is the resting place, let the weary rest";4 and, "This is the place of repose"-- but they would not listen.

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      13 So then, the word of the LORD to them will become: Do and do, do and do, rule on rule, rule on rule; a little here, a little there5-- so that they will go and fall backward, be injured6 and snared and captured.7

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      14 Therefore hear the word of the LORD,8 you scoffers9 who rule this people in Jerusalem.

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      15 You boast, "We have entered into a covenant with death,10 with the graveb we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by,11 it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie12 our refuge and falsehoodc our hiding place.13"

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        • b 28:15 - Hebrew "Sheol "; also in verse 18
        • c 28:15 - Or "false gods"
          16 So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion,14 a tested stone,15 a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;16 the one who trusts will never be dismayed.17
          17 I will make justice18 the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line;19 hail20 will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow21 your hiding place.

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          18 Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the grave will not stand.22 When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by,23 you will be beaten down24 by it.

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              19 As often as it comes it will carry you away;25 morning after morning,26 by day and by night, it will sweep through." The understanding of this message will bring sheer terror.27

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              20 The bed is too short to stretch out on, the blanket too narrow to wrap around you.28

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