Isaiah 28:14-28:18

14. Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men,
that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.

15. Because ye have said,

        We have made a covenant with death,
        and with hell are we at agreement;
        when the overflowing scourge shall pass through,
        it shall not come unto us:

                for we have made lies our refuge,
                and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

                        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.

Bibliographic Reference

Bibliographic Reference: 

Bailey Paul through Mediterranean Eyes 38, ABCDCBA.