Isaiah 28:17
I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the level." Hail will sweep away your refuge of lies, and water will flood your hiding place.
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Isaiah 10:22
Though your people, O Israel, be like the sand of the sea, only a remnant will return. Destruction has been decreed, overflowing with righteousness.

2 Kings 21:13
I will stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line used against Samaria and the plumb line used against the house of Ahab, and I will wipe out Jerusalem as one wipes out a bowl--wiping it and turning it upside down.

Psalm 94:15
Surely judgment will again be righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it.

Amos 7:7-9
This is what He showed me: Behold, the Lord was standing by a wall true to plumb, with a plumb line in His hand. . . .

Romans 2:2, 5
And we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. . . .

Romans 9:28
For the Lord will carry out His sentence on the earth thoroughly and decisively."

Revelation 19:2
For His judgments are true and righteous; He has judged the great prostitute who corrupted the earth with her immorality, He has avenged the blood of His servants that was poured out by her hand."

and the hail

Isaiah 28:2, 15
Behold, the Lord has a strong and mighty one. Like a hailstorm or destructive tempest, like a driving rain or flooding downpour, He will smash it to the ground. . . .

Isaiah 25:4
For You have been a refuge for the poor, a stronghold for the needy in distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like rain against a wall,

Isaiah 32:2, 18, 19
Each will be like a shelter from the wind, a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in a dry land, and the shadow of a great rock in an arid land. . . .

Exodus 9:18, 19
Behold, at this time tomorrow I will rain down the worst hail that has ever fallen on Egypt, from the day it was founded until now. . . .

Joshua 10:11
As they fled before Israel along the descent from Beth-horon to Azekah, the LORD cast down on them large hailstones from the sky, and more of them were killed by the hailstones than by the swords of the Israelites.

Jeremiah 7:4-8, 14, 20
Do not trust in deceptive words, chanting, "This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD." . . .

Jeremiah 23:19
Behold, the storm of the LORD has gone out in fury, a whirlwind swirling down upon the heads of the wicked.

Jeremiah 30:23, 24
Behold, the tempest of the LORD--wrath has gone forth--a churning storm! It will swirl about the heads of the wicked. . . .

Ezekiel 13:10-16
Because they have led My people astray, saying, "Peace, " when there is no peace, and whitewashing any flimsy wall that is built, . . .

Ezekiel 38:22
I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed. I will pour out torrents of rain, hailstones, fire, and brimstone on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him.

Revelation 8:7
Then the first angel sounded his trumpet, and hail and fire mixed with blood were flung to the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, along with a third of the trees and all the green grass.

Revelation 11:19
Then the temple of God in heaven was opened, and the ark of His covenant appeared in His temple. And there were flashes of lightning, and rumblings, and peals of thunder, and an earthquake, and a great hailstorm.

Revelation 16:21
And huge hailstones, about a hundred pounds each, rained down on them from above. And men cursed God for the plague of hail, because it was so horrendous.

and the waters

Isaiah 30:28
His breath is like a rushing torrent that rises to the neck. He comes to sift the nations in a sieve of destruction; He bridles the jaws of the peoples to lead them astray.

Job 22:16
They were snatched away before their time, and their foundations were swept away by a river.

Daniel 11:22
Then a flood of forces will be swept away before him and destroyed, along with a prince of the covenant.

Matthew 7:27
The rain fell, the torrents raged, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell--and great was its collapse!"

2 Peter 3:6, 7
through which the world of that time perished in the flood. . . .

Parallel Verses
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.
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