Isaiah 28:10-20 NIV

10 For it is: Do this, do that, a rule for this, a rule for thata ; a little here, a little there.”

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    • › 28:10 - Hebrew "/ sav lasav sav lasav" / "kav lakav kav lakav" (probably meaningless sounds mimicking the prophet’s words); also in verse 13
      11 Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people,

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      12 to whom he said, “This is the resting place, let the weary rest”; 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 this, do that, a rule for this, a rule for that; a little here, a little there— so that as they go they will fall backward; they will be injured and snared and captured.

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

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      15 You boast, “We have entered into a covenant with death, with the realm of the dead we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by, it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie our refuge and falsehoodb our hiding place.”

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        • œ 28:15 - Or "false gods"
          16 So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.
          17 I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place.

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          18 Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the realm of the dead will not stand. When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by, you will be beaten down by it.

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

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

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