THE WORD OF THE LORD:
Therefore here the word of the Lord, you scoffers, who rule this people. because you have said, "we have made a covenant with death, and when the overwhelming scourge passes through it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge,and in falsehood we have taken shelter".
Therefore thus says the Lord God, behold, I am laying in Zion for a foundation, a stone, a tested stone, a precious corner stone, of a sure foundation. He who believe will not be in haste, and I will make justice the line, and righteousness the plummet. and hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,and waters will overwhelm the shelters.
Then your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement will not stand, when the overwhelming scourge passes through you will be beaten down by it as often as it passes through it will take you. This is the lot of those that pull challenge with the Almighty, for when you say that you have made a covenant with death invariably you are challenging God and that is what is going on every where among the rulers forgetting that God is the most Supreme.