16 Therefore this is what the Lord [a]God says:

(A)Behold, I am laying a stone in Zion, a tested (B)stone,
A precious cornerstone for the foundation, [b]firmly placed.
The one who believes in it will not be [c]disturbed.
17 I will make (C)justice the measuring line
And righteousness the level;
Then (D)hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
And the waters will overflow the secret place.
18 Your (E)covenant with death will be [d](F)canceled,
And your pact with Sheol will not stand;
When the (G)[e]gushing flood passes through,
Then you will become its (H)trampling ground.

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  1. Isaiah 28:16 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  2. Isaiah 28:16 Lit well-laid
  3. Isaiah 28:16 Lit in a hurry
  4. Isaiah 28:18 Lit covered over
  5. Isaiah 28:18 Or overwhelming scourge