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20 For the bed is too short to stretch out on,
And the covering so narrow that one cannot wrap himself in it.
21 For the Lord will rise up as at Mount (A)Perazim,
He will be angry as in the Valley of (B)Gibeon—
That He may do His work, (C)His awesome work,
And bring to pass His act, His [a]unusual act.
22 Now therefore, do not be mockers,
Lest your bonds be made strong;
For I have heard from the Lord God of hosts,
(D)A [b]destruction determined even upon the whole earth.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 28:21 Lit. foreign
  2. Isaiah 28:22 Lit. complete end

20 The bed is too short to stretch out on,
    the blanket too narrow to wrap around you.(A)
21 The Lord will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim,(B)
    he will rouse himself as in the Valley of Gibeon(C)
to do his work,(D) his strange work,
    and perform his task, his alien task.
22 Now stop your mocking,(E)
    or your chains will become heavier;
the Lord, the Lord Almighty, has told me
    of the destruction decreed(F) against the whole land.(G)

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