Isaiah 28:14-18 NIV

14 Therefore hear the word of the LORD,1 you scoffers2 who rule this people in Jerusalem.

References for Isaiah 28:14

15 You boast, "We have entered into a covenant with death,3 with the gravea we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by,4 it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie5 our refuge and falsehoodb our hiding place.6"

References for Isaiah 28:15

    • 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,7 a tested stone,8 a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;9 the one who trusts will never be dismayed.10
      17 I will make justice11 the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line;12 hail13 will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow14 your hiding place.

      References for Isaiah 28:17

      18 Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the grave will not stand.15 When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by,16 you will be beaten down17 by it.

      References for Isaiah 28:18