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14 Therefore hear the word of the Lord,(A) you scoffers(B)
who rule this people in Jerusalem.
15 You boast, “We have entered into a covenant with death,(C)
with the realm of the dead we have made an agreement.
When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by,(D)
it cannot touch us,
for we have made a lie(E) our refuge
and falsehood[a] our hiding place.(F)”
16 So this is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“See, I lay a stone in Zion,(G) a tested stone,(H)
a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;(I)
the one who relies on it
will never be stricken with panic.(J)
17 I will make justice(K) the measuring line
and righteousness the plumb line;(L)
hail(M) will sweep away your refuge, the lie,
and water will overflow(N) your hiding place.
18 Your covenant with death will be annulled;
your agreement with the realm of the dead will not stand.(O)
When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by,(P)
you will be beaten down(Q) by it.
- Isaiah 28:15 Or false gods