16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will lay in Zion a stone, a [a]tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation. He that believeth, [b]shall not make haste.

17 Judgment also will I lay to the rule, and [c]righteousness to the balance, and the [d]hail shall sweep away the vain confidence, and the waters shall overflow [e]the secret place.

18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand: when a scourge shall run over and pass through, then shall ye be trodden down by it.

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  1. Isaiah 28:16 That is, Christ, by whom all the building must be tried and upheld, Ps. 118:22; Matt. 21:42; Acts 4:11; Rom. 9:33; 1 Pet. 2:6.
  2. Isaiah 28:16 He shall be quiet, and seek none other remedies, but be content with Christ.
  3. Isaiah 28:17 In the restitution of his Church, judgment and justice shall reign.
  4. Isaiah 28:17 God’s corrections and afflictions.
  5. Isaiah 28:17 Affliction shall discover their vain confidence, which they kept secret to themselves.