16 Therefore thus says the Lord God:
“Behold, I lay in Zion ia stone for a foundation,
A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation;
Whoever believes will not act hastily.
And righteousness the plummet;
The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
And the waters will overflow the hiding place.
And your agreement with Sheol will not stand;
When the overflowing scourge passes through,
Then you will be trampled down by it.
For morning by morning it will pass over,
And by day and by night;
It will be a terror just to understand the report.”
And the covering so narrow that one cannot wrap himself in it.
21 For the Lord will rise up as at Mount jPerazim,
He will be angry as in the Valley of kGibeon—
That He may do His work, lHis awesome work,
And bring to pass His act, His 3unusual act.
Lest your bonds be made strong;
For I have heard from the Lord God of hosts,
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