Isaiah 28:11-21 NIV

11 Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues1 God will speak to this people,2

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12 to whom he said, "This is the resting place, let the weary rest";3 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 there4-- so that they will go and fall backward, be injured5 and snared and captured.6

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14 Therefore hear the word of the LORD,7 you scoffers8 who rule this people in Jerusalem.

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15 You boast, "We have entered into a covenant with death,9 with the gravea we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by,10 it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie11 our refuge and falsehoodb our hiding place.12"

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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,13 a tested stone,14 a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;15 the one who trusts will never be dismayed.16
      17 I will make justice17 the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line;18 hail19 will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow20 your hiding place.

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      18 Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the grave will not stand.21 When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by,22 you will be beaten down23 by it.

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          19 As often as it comes it will carry you away;24 morning after morning,25 by day and by night, it will sweep through." The understanding of this message will bring sheer terror.26

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          20 The bed is too short to stretch out on, the blanket too narrow to wrap around you.27

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          21 The LORD will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim,28 he will rouse himself as in the Valley of Gibeon29-- to do his work,30 his strange work, and perform his task, his alien task.

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