15 Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death,
And with Sheol we are in agreement.
When the overflowing scourge passes through,
It will not come to us,
(A)For we have made lies our refuge,
And under falsehood we have hidden ourselves.”

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15 Because you have said, “We have made a (A)covenant with death,
And with [a]Sheol we have made a [b]pact.
(B)The [c]gushing flood will not reach us when it passes by,
Because we have made (C)falsehood our refuge and we have (D)concealed ourselves with deception.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 28:15 I.e., the netherworld
  2. Isaiah 28:15 As in some ancient versions; MT seer
  3. Isaiah 28:15 Or overwhelming scourge

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Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death,
And with Sheol (the place of the dead) we have made an agreement,
When the overwhelming scourge passes by, it will not reach us,
For we have made lies our refuge and we have concealed ourselves in deception.”

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15 You boast, “We have entered into a covenant with death,(A)
    with the realm of the dead we have made an agreement.
When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by,(B)
    it cannot touch us,
for we have made a lie(C) our refuge
    and falsehood[a] our hiding place.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 28:15 Or false gods

15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

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18 Your covenant with death will be annulled,
And your agreement with Sheol will not stand;
When the overflowing scourge passes through,
Then you will be trampled down by it.

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18 Your (A)covenant with death will be [a](B)canceled,
And your pact with Sheol will not stand;
When the (C)[b]gushing flood passes through,
Then you will become its (D)trampling ground.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 28:18 Lit covered over
  2. Isaiah 28:18 Or overwhelming scourge

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“Your covenant with death will be annulled,
And your agreement with Sheol (the place of the dead) will not stand;
When the overwhelming scourge passes through,
Then you will become its trampling ground.

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18 Your covenant with death will be annulled;
    your agreement with the realm of the dead will not stand.(A)
When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by,(B)
    you will be beaten down(C) by it.

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18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

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31 So (A)they come to you as people do, they (B)sit before you as My people, and they (C)hear your words, but they do not do them; (D)for with their mouth they show much love, but (E)their hearts pursue their own gain.

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31 And they come to you as people come, and sit before you as My people and hear your words, but they do not do them; for they do the lustful desires expressed by their (A)mouth, and their heart follows their unlawful (B)gain.

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31 They come to you as people come, and they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not practice them; for with their mouth they express loving devotion, but their heart goes after their (unlawful) gain.

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31 My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before(A) you to hear your words, but they do not put them into practice. Their mouths speak of love, but their hearts are greedy(B) for unjust gain.(C)

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31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.

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