Isaiah 28:17
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New International Version
I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place.

New Living Translation
I will test you with the measuring line of justice and the plumb line of righteousness. Since your refuge is made of lies, a hailstorm will knock it down. Since it is made of deception, a flood will sweep it away.

English Standard Version
And I will make justice the line, and righteousness the plumb line; and hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and waters will overwhelm the shelter.”

New American Standard Bible
"I will make justice the measuring line And righteousness the level; Then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies And the waters will overflow the secret place.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the mason's level." Hail will sweep away the false refuge, and water will flood your hiding place.

International Standard Version
And I will make justice the measuring line, and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge of lies, and floods will overflow your hiding place.

NET Bible
I will make justice the measuring line, fairness the plumb line; hail will sweep away the unreliable refuge, the floodwaters will overwhelm the hiding place.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will make justice a measuring line and righteousness a plumb line. Hail will sweep away your refuge of lies, and floodwaters will wash away your hiding place.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will make justice the line, And righteousness the plummet; And the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, And the waters shall overflow the hiding-place.

New American Standard 1977
“And I will make justice the measuring line,
            And righteousness the level;
            Then hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies,
            And the waters shall overflow the secret place.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
Justice also will I make the measuring line, and righteousness the plumb line: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And I will make justice the line, and righteousness the plummet; and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding-place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will set judgment in weight, and justice in measure: and hail shall overturn the hope of falsehood: and waters shall overflow its protection.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will appoint judgment for a line, and righteousness for a plummet; and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding-place.

English Revised Version
And I will make judgment the line, and righteousness the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
I will make justice the measuring line, and righteousness the plumb line. The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters will overflow the hiding place.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have put judgment for a line, And righteousness for a plummet, And sweep away doth hail the refuge of lies, And the secret hiding-place do waters overflow.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
28:16-22 Here is a promise of Christ, as the only foundation of hope for escaping the wrath to come. This foundation was laid in Zion, in the eternal counsels of God. This foundation is a stone, firm and able to support his church. It is a tried stone, a chosen stone, approved of God, and never failed any who made trial of it. A corner stone, binding together the whole building, and bearing the whole weight; precious in the sight of the Lord, and of every believer; a sure foundation on which to build. And he who in any age or nation shall believe this testimony, and rest all his hopes, and his never-dying soul on this foundation, shall never be confounded. The right effect of faith in Christ is, to quiet and calm the soul, till events shall be timed by Him, who has all times in his own hand and power. Whatever men trust to for justification, except the righteousness of Christ; or for wisdom, strength, and holiness, except the influences of the Holy Ghost; or for happiness, except the favour of God; that protection in which they thought to shelter themselves, will prove not enough to answer the intention. Those who rest in a righteousness of their own, will have deceived themselves: the bed is too short, the covering too narrow. God will be glorified in the fulfilling of his counsels. If those that profess to be members of God's church, make themselves like Philistines and Canaanites, they must expect to be dealt with as such. Then dare not to ridicule the reproofs of God's word, or the approaches of judgements.
Study Bible
A Cornerstone in Zion
16Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed. 17"I will make justice the measuring line And righteousness the level; Then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies And the waters will overflow the secret place. 18"Your covenant with death will be canceled, And your pact with Sheol will not stand; When the overwhelming scourge passes through, Then you become its trampling place.…
Cross References
2 Kings 21:13
'I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria and the plummet of the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.

Isaiah 5:16
But the LORD of hosts will be exalted in judgment, And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness.

Isaiah 28:2
Behold, the Lord has a strong and mighty agent; As a storm of hail, a tempest of destruction, Like a storm of mighty overflowing waters, He has cast it down to the earth with His hand.

Isaiah 30:18
Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.

Isaiah 32:19
And it will hail when the forest comes down, And the city will be utterly laid low.

Isaiah 61:8
For I, the LORD, love justice, I hate robbery in the burnt offering; And I will faithfully give them their recompense And make an everlasting covenant with them.

Jeremiah 19:7
"I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place, and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies and by the hand of those who seek their life; and I will give over their carcasses as food for the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth.

Ezekiel 38:22
"With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire and brimstone.

Amos 7:7
Thus He showed me, and behold, the Lord was standing by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand.

Amos 7:8
The LORD said to me, "What do you see, Amos?" And I said, "A plumb line." Then the Lord said, "Behold I am about to put a plumb line In the midst of My people Israel. I will spare them no longer.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

judgment

Isaiah 10:22 For though your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant …

2 Kings 21:13 And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet …

Psalm 94:15 But judgment shall return to righteousness: and all the upright in …

Amos 7:7-9 Thus he showed me: and, behold, the LORD stood on a wall made by …

Romans 2:2,5 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against …

Romans 9:28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because …

Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great …

and the hail

Isaiah 28:2,15 Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest …

Isaiah 25:4 For you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy …

Isaiah 32:2,18,19 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert …

Exodus 9:18,19 Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very …

Joshua 10:11 And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in …

Jeremiah 7:4-8,14,20 Trust you not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The …

Jeremiah 23:19 Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous …

Jeremiah 30:23,24 Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goes forth with fury, a continuing …

Ezekiel 13:10-16 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; …

Ezekiel 38:22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and …

Revelation 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled …

Revelation 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in …

Revelation 16:21 And there fell on men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about …

and the waters

Isaiah 30:28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the middle …

Job 22:16 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflowed with a flood:

Daniel 11:22 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflowed from before …

Matthew 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, …

2 Peter 3:6,7 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished…

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