I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’
and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horn.(A)

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A Deal with Death

14 Therefore hear the word of the Lord,(A) you scoffers(B)
who rule this people in Jerusalem.
15 For you said, “We have made a covenant with Death,
and we have an agreement with Sheol;
when the overwhelming catastrophe[a] passes through,(C)
it will not touch us,
because we have made falsehood our refuge
and have hidden behind treachery.”

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Footnotes

  1. 28:15 Or whip; Hb obscure, also in v. 18

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