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16 therefore thus saith the Lord God,
Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone,
a precious corner stone, a sure foundation:
he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line,
and righteousness to the plummet:
and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies,
and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled,
and your agreement with hell shall not stand;
when the overflowing scourge shall pass through,
then ye shall be trodden down by it.

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16 So this is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“See, I lay a stone in Zion,(A) a tested stone,(B)
    a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;(C)
the one who relies on it
    will never be stricken with panic.(D)
17 I will make justice(E) the measuring line
    and righteousness the plumb line;(F)
hail(G) will sweep away your refuge, the lie,
    and water will overflow(H) your hiding place.
18 Your covenant with death will be annulled;
    your agreement with the realm of the dead will not stand.(I)
When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by,(J)
    you will be beaten down(K) by it.

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