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A Cornerstone for Zion

16 Therefore, this is what the Lord God says:
    Look, I am laying a stone in Zion as a foundation,
    a tested stone,
    a precious cornerstone to provide a sure foundation.
    Whoever believes will not be put to shame.[a]
17 I will make justice the measuring line
and righteousness the plumb line.
A hailstorm will sweep away the refuge of lies,
and floodwaters will wash away your shelter.
18 Your covenant with death will be canceled,
and your agreement with the grave will not stand.
When the punishing whip comes,
you will be beaten down by it.

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  1. Isaiah 28:16 The translation here follows the Greek text. The Hebrew and Latin read will not be in haste.