Isaiah 28:14-24 NIV

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

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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"

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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,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.

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      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.

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          19 As often as it comes it will carry you away;18 morning after morning,19 by day and by night, it will sweep through." The understanding of this message will bring sheer terror.20

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          20 The bed is too short to stretch out on, the blanket too narrow to wrap around you.21

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          21 The LORD will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim,22 he will rouse himself as in the Valley of Gibeon23-- to do his work,24 his strange work, and perform his task, his alien task.

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          22 Now stop your mocking,25 or your chains will become heavier; the Lord, the LORD Almighty, has told me of the destruction decreed26 against the whole land.27

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          23 Listen28 and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say.

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          24 When a farmer plows for planting,29 does he plow continually? Does he keep on breaking up and harrowing the soil?

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