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Isaiah 28:14-18 NIV

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

References for Isaiah 28:14

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 falsehooda our hiding place.”

References for Isaiah 28:15

    • 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.

      References for Isaiah 28:17

      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.

      References for Isaiah 28:18

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          • a 28:10 - Hebrew "/ sav lasav sav lasav" / "kav lakav kav lakav" (probably meaningless sounds mimicking the prophet’s words); also in verse 13
          • b 28:15 - Or "false gods"
          • c 28:25 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
          • d 28:25 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.