Isaiah 28:6-16 NIV

6 He will be a spirit of justice1 to him who sits in judgment,2 a source of strength to those who turn back the battle3 at the gate.

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7 And these also stagger4 from wine5 and reel6 from beer: Priests7 and prophets8 stagger from beer and are befuddled with wine; they reel from beer, they stagger when seeing visions,9 they stumble when rendering decisions.

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8 All the tables are covered with vomit10 and there is not a spot without filth.

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9 "Who is it he is trying to teach?11 To whom is he explaining his message?12 To children weaned13 from their milk,14 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.15"

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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 tongues16 God will speak to this people,17

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      12 to whom he said, "This is the resting place, let the weary rest";18 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 there19-- so that they will go and fall backward, be injured20 and snared and captured.21

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      14 Therefore hear the word of the LORD,22 you scoffers23 who rule this people in Jerusalem.

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      15 You boast, "We have entered into a covenant with death,24 with the graveb we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by,25 it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie26 our refuge and falsehoodc our hiding place.27"

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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,28 a tested stone,29 a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;30 the one who trusts will never be dismayed.31