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16 Therefore the Lord Yahweh says this:

“Look! I am laying a stone in Zion,
    a tested[a] stone,
a precious cornerstone,
    a founded foundation:

‘The one who trusts will not panic.’[b]

17 And I will make justice the measuring line,
    and righteousness the plumb line;
and hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,[c]
    and waters will flood over the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death will be annulled,
    and your agreement with Sheol will not stand;
you will become a trampling place for the overwhelming flood when it passes through.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 28:16 Literally “testing”
  2. Isaiah 28:16 Literally “hurry”
  3. Isaiah 28:17 Hebrew “lie”

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