King James Bible

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!
 
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 hand.
 
28:3 
The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:
 
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.
 
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 people,
 
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 gate.
 
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.
 
28:8 
For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
 
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.
 
28:10 
For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
 
28:11 
For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
 
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.
 
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.
 
28:14 
Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
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 ourselves:
 
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 haste.
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 

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