And these also stagger20 from wine21 and reel22 from beer: Priests23 and prophets24 stagger from beer and are befuddled with wine; they reel from beer, they stagger when seeing visions,25 they stumble when rendering decisions.
So then, the word of the LORD to them will become: Do this, do that, a rule for this, a rule for that; a little here, a little there35-- so that as they go they will fall backward; they will be injured36 and snared and captured.37
You boast, "We have entered into a covenant with death,40 with the realm of the dead we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by,41 it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie42 our refuge and falsehoodb our hiding place.43"
So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion,44 a tested stone,45 a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;46 the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.47