ISA-28:1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim,

whose glorious beauty [is] a fading flower, which [are] on the

head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!

ISA-28:2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, [which]

as a tempest of hail [and] a destroying storm, as a flood of

mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the


ISA-28:3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be

trodden under feet:

ISA-28:4 And the glorious beauty, which [is] on the head of the

fat valley, shall be a fading flower, [and] as the hasty fruit

before the summer; which [when] he that looketh upon it seeth,

while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.

ISA-28:5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of

glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his


ISA-28:6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in

judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the


ISA-28:7 But they also have erred through wine, and through

strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have

erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they

are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision,

they stumble [in] judgment.

ISA-28:8 For all tables are full of vomit [and] filthiness, [so

that there is] no place [clean].

ISA-28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make

to understand doctrine? [them that are] weaned from the milk,

[and] drawn from the breasts.

ISA-28:10 For precept [must be] upon precept, precept upon

precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, [and]

there a little:

ISA-28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he

speak to this people.

ISA-28:12 To whom he said, This [is] the rest [wherewith] ye may

cause the weary to rest; and this [is] the refreshing: yet they

would not hear.

ISA-28:13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon

precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line;

here a little, [and] there a little; that they might go, and

fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

ISA-28:14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men,

that rule this people which [is] in Jerusalem.

ISA-28:15 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


ISA-28:16 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


ISA-28:17 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.

ISA-28:18 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.

ISA-28:19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you:

for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night:

and it shall be a vexation only [to] understand the report.

ISA-28:20 For the bed is shorter than that [a man] can stretch

himself [on it]: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap

himself [in it].

ISA-28:21 For the LORD shall rise up as [in] mount Perazim, he

shall be wroth as [in] the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his

work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange


ISA-28:22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be

made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a

consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.

ISA-28:23 Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my


ISA-28:24 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and

break the clods of his ground?

ISA-28:25 When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not

cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the

principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their


ISA-28:26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, [and]

doth teach him.

ISA-28:27 For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing

instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin;

 but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin

with a rod.

ISA-28:28 Bread [corn] is bruised; because he will not ever be

threshing it, nor break [it with] the wheel of his cart, nor

bruise it [with] his horsemen.

ISA-28:29 This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, [which]

is wonderful in counsel, [and] excellent in working.