Isaiah 28:12-22 NIV

12 to whom he said, "This is the resting place, let the weary rest";1 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 there2-- so that they will go and fall backward, be injured3 and snared and captured.4

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14 Therefore hear the word of the LORD,5 you scoffers6 who rule this people in Jerusalem.

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15 You boast, "We have entered into a covenant with death,7 with the gravea we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by,8 it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie9 our refuge and falsehoodb our hiding place.10"

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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,11 a tested stone,12 a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;13 the one who trusts will never be dismayed.14
      17 I will make justice15 the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line;16 hail17 will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow18 your hiding place.

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      18 Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the grave will not stand.19 When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by,20 you will be beaten down21 by it.

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          19 As often as it comes it will carry you away;22 morning after morning,23 by day and by night, it will sweep through." The understanding of this message will bring sheer terror.24

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          20 The bed is too short to stretch out on, the blanket too narrow to wrap around you.25

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          21 The LORD will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim,26 he will rouse himself as in the Valley of Gibeon27-- to do his work,28 his strange work, and perform his task, his alien task.

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          22 Now stop your mocking,29 or your chains will become heavier; the Lord, the LORD Almighty, has told me of the destruction decreed30 against the whole land.31

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