Isaiah 28:2-12 NIV

2 See, the Lord has one who is powerful1 and strong. Like a hailstorm2 and a destructive wind,3 like a driving rain and a flooding4 downpour, he will throw it forcefully to the ground.

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3 That wreath, the pride of Ephraim's5 drunkards, will be trampled6 underfoot.

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      4 That fading flower, his glorious beauty, set on the head of a fertile valley,7 will be like a fig8 ripe before harvest-- as soon as someone sees it and takes it in his hand, he swallows it.

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      5 In that day9 the LORD Almighty will be a glorious10 crown,11 a beautiful wreath for the remnant12 of his people.

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      6 He will be a spirit of justice13 to him who sits in judgment,14 a source of strength to those who turn back the battle15 at the gate.

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      7 And these also stagger16 from wine17 and reel18 from beer: Priests19 and prophets20 stagger from beer and are befuddled with wine; they reel from beer, they stagger when seeing visions,21 they stumble when rendering decisions.

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      8 All the tables are covered with vomit22 and there is not a spot without filth.

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      9 "Who is it he is trying to teach?23 To whom is he explaining his message?24 To children weaned25 from their milk,26 to those just taken from the breast?

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      10 For it is: Do and do, do and do, rule on rule, rule on rulea; a little here, a little there.27"

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        • a 28:10 - Hebrew "/ sav lasav sav lasav / kav lakav kav lakav" (possibly meaningless sounds; perhaps a mimicking of the prophet's words); also in verse 13
          11 Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues28 God will speak to this people,29

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          12 to whom he said, "This is the resting place, let the weary rest";30 and, "This is the place of repose"-- but they would not listen.

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