14 Therefore, hear the word of the Lord, O scoffers, Who rule this people who are in Jerusalem, 15 Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death, And with [a]Sheol we have made a [b]pact. The overwhelming [c]scourge will not reach us when it passes by, For we have made falsehood our refuge and we have concealed ourselves with deception.”
“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, [e]firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be [f]disturbed. 17 “I will make justice the measuring line And righteousness the level; Then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies And the waters will overflow the secret place. 18 “Your covenant with death will be [g]canceled, And your pact with Sheol will not stand; When the overwhelming scourge passes through, Then you become its trampling place. 19 “As often as it passes through, it will [h]seize you; For morning after morning it will pass through, anytime during the day or night, And it will be [i]sheer terror to understand [j]what it means.” 20 The bed is too short on which to stretch out, And the blanket is too [k]small to wrap oneself in. 21 For the Lord will rise up as at Mount Perazim, He will be stirred up as in the valley of Gibeon, To do His task, His [l]unusual task, And to work His work, His [m]extraordinary work.
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