International Standard Version
16 therefore this is what the Lord God[a] says:
“Look! I am laying[b] a foundation stone in Zion, a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone for a sure[c] foundation:
Whoever believes firmly will not act hastily.
17 And I will make justice the measuring line,
and righteousness the plumb line;
hail will sweep away your refuge of lies,
and floods[d] will overflow your hiding place.
18 “Then your covenant with death will be annulled,
and your agreement with Sheol[e] will not stand;
when the overwhelming scourge sweeps by,
you will be trampled by it.