Isaiah 28:4-14 NIV

4 That fading flower, his glorious beauty, set on the head of a fertile valley,1 will be like a fig2 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 day3 the LORD Almighty will be a glorious4 crown,5 a beautiful wreath for the remnant6 of his people.

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6 He will be a spirit of justice7 to him who sits in judgment,8 a source of strength to those who turn back the battle9 at the gate.

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7 And these also stagger10 from wine11 and reel12 from beer: Priests13 and prophets14 stagger from beer and are befuddled with wine; they reel from beer, they stagger when seeing visions,15 they stumble when rendering decisions.

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8 All the tables are covered with vomit16 and there is not a spot without filth.

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9 "Who is it he is trying to teach?17 To whom is he explaining his message?18 To children weaned19 from their milk,20 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.21"

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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 tongues22 God will speak to this people,23

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      12 to whom he said, "This is the resting place, let the weary rest";24 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 there25-- so that they will go and fall backward, be injured26 and snared and captured.27

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      14 Therefore hear the word of the LORD,28 you scoffers29 who rule this people in Jerusalem.

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