World English Bible
Isaiah 28 (WEBP)
 Woe to the crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fertile valley of those who are overcome with wine!
 Behold, the Lord has one who is mighty and strong. Like a storm of hail, a destroying storm, and like a storm of mighty waters overflowing, he will cast them down to the earth with his hand.
 The crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim will be trodden under foot.
 The fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fertile valley, shall be like the first-ripe fig before the summer, which someone picks and eats as soon as he sees it.
 In that day, Yahweh of Armies will become a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty to the residue of his people,
 and a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.
 They also reel with wine, and stagger with strong drink. The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink. They are swallowed up by wine. They stagger with strong drink. They err in vision. They stumble in judgment.
 For all tables are completely full of filthy vomit and filthiness.
 Whom will he teach knowledge? To whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts?
 For it is precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little.
 But he will speak to this nation with stammering lips and in another language,
 to whom he said, “This is the resting place. Give rest to the weary,” and “This is the refreshing;” yet they would not hear.
 Therefore Yahweh’s word will be to them precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little; that they may go, fall backward, be broken, be snared, and be taken.
 Therefore hear Yahweh’s word, you scoffers, that rule this people in Jerusalem:
 “Because you have said, ‘We have made a covenant with death, and we are in agreement with Sheol.° When the overflowing scourge passes through, it won’t come to us; for we have made lies our refuge, and we have hidden ourselves under falsehood.’ ”
 Therefore the Lord Yahweh says, “Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone of a sure foundation. He who believes shall not act hastily.
 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.
 Your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol° shall not stand. When the overflowing scourge passes through, then you will be trampled down by it.
 As often as it passes through, it will seize you; for morning by morning it will pass through, by day and by night; and it will be nothing but terror to understand the message.”
 For the bed is too short to stretch out on, and the blanket is too narrow to wrap oneself in.
 For Yahweh will rise up as on Mount Perazim. He will be angry as in the valley of Gibeon; that he may do his work, his unusual work, and bring to pass his act, his extraordinary act.
 Now therefore don’t be scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong; for I have heard a decree of destruction from the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, on the whole earth.
 Give ear, and hear my voice! Listen, and hear my speech!
 Does he who plows to sow plow continually? Does he keep turning the soil and breaking the clods?
 When he has leveled its surface, doesn’t he plant the dill, and scatter the cumin seed, and put in the wheat in rows, the barley in the appointed place, and the spelt in its place?
 For his God instructs him in right judgment and teaches him.
 For the dill isn’t threshed with a sharp instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned over the cumin; but the dill is beaten out with a stick, and the cumin with a rod.
 Bread flour must be ground; so he will not always be threshing it. Although he drives the wheel of his threshing cart over it, his horses don’t grind it.
 This also comes out from Yahweh of Armies, who is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in wisdom.
Isaiah 28:15 Sheol is the place of the dead.
Isaiah 28:18 Sheol is the place of the dead.
Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.
King James w/Strong’s #s
Isaiah 28 (KJVS)
 Woe H1945 to the crown H5850 of pride H1348, to the drunkards H7910 of Ephraim H669, whose glorious H6643 beauty H8597 [is] a fading H5034 (8802) flower H6731, which [are] on the head H7218 of the fat H8081 valleys H1516 of them that are overcome H1986 (8803) with wine H3196!
 Behold, the Lord H136 hath a mighty H2389 and strong one H533, [which] as a tempest H2230 of hail H1259 [and] a destroying H6986 storm H8178, as a flood H2230 of mighty H3524 waters H4325 overflowing H7857 (8802), shall cast down H3240 (8689) to the earth H776 with the hand H3027.
 The crown H5850 of pride H1348, the drunkards H7910 of Ephraim H669, shall be trodden H7429 (8735) under feet H7272:
 And the glorious H6643 beauty H8597, which [is] on the head H7218 of the fat H8081 valley H1516, shall be a fading H5034 (8802) flower H6733, [and] as the hasty fruit H1061 before the summer H7019; which [when] he that looketh H7200 (8802) upon it seeth H7200 (8799), while it is yet in his hand H3709 he eateth it up H1104 (8799).
 In that day H3117 shall the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635 be for a crown H5850 of glory H6643, and for a diadem H6843 of beauty H8597, unto the residue H7605 of his people H5971,
 And for a spirit H7307 of judgment H4941 to him that sitteth H3427 (8802) in judgment H4941, and for strength H1369 to them that turn H7725 (8688) the battle H4421 to the gate H8179.
 But they H428 also have erred H7686 (8804) through wine H3196, and through strong drink H7941 are out of the way H8582 (8804); the priest H3548 and the prophet H5030 have erred H7686 (8804) through strong drink H7941, they are swallowed up H1104 (8738) of H4480 wine H3196, they are out of the way H8582 (8804) through strong drink H7941; they err H7686 (8804) in vision H7203, they stumble H6328 (8804) [in] judgment H6417.
 For all tables H7979 are full H4390 (8804) of vomit H6892 [and] filthiness H6675, [so that there is] no place H4725 [clean].
 Whom shall he teach H3384 (8686) knowledge H1844? and whom shall he make to understand H995 (8799) doctrine H8052? [them that are] weaned H1580 (8803) from the milk H2461, [and] drawn H6267 from the breasts H7699.
 For precept H6673 [must be] upon precept H6673, precept H6673 upon precept H6673; line H6957 upon line H6957, line H6957 upon line H6957; here a little H2191, [and] there a little H2191:
 For with stammering H3934 lips H8193 and another H312 tongue H3956 will he speak H1696 (8762) to this people H5971.
 To whom he said H559 (8804), This [is] the rest H4496 [wherewith] ye may cause the weary H5889 to rest H5117 (8685); and this [is] the refreshing H4774: yet they would H14 (8804) not hear H8085 (8800).
 But the word H1697 of the LORD H3068 was unto them precept H6673 upon precept H6673, precept H6673 upon precept H6673; line H6957 upon line H6957, line H6957 upon line H6957; here a little H2191, [and] there a little H2191; that they might go H3212 (8799), and fall H3782 (8804) backward H268, and be broken H7665 (8738), and snared H3369 (8738), and taken H3920 (8738).
 Wherefore hear H8085 (8798) the word H1697 of the LORD H3068, ye scornful H3944 men H582, that rule H4910 (8802) this people H5971 which [is] in Jerusalem H3389.
 Because ye have said H559 (8804), We have made H3772 (8804) a covenant H1285 with death H4194, and with hell H7585 are we H6213 (8804) at agreement H2374; when the overflowing H7857 (8802) scourge H7752 (8675) H7885 shall pass through H5674 (8799) (8675) H5674 (8804), it shall not come H935 (8799) unto us: for we have made H7760 (8804) lies H3577 our refuge H4268, and under falsehood H8267 have we hid H5641 (8738) ourselves:
 Therefore thus saith H559 (8804) the Lord H136 GOD H3069, Behold, I lay H3245 (8765) in Zion H6726 for a foundation a stone H68, a tried H976 stone H68, a precious H3368 corner H6438 [stone], a sure H3245 (8716) foundation H4143: he that believeth H539 (8688) shall not make haste H2363 (8686).
 Judgment H4941 also will I lay H7760 (8804) to the line H6957, and righteousness H6666 to the plummet H4949: and the hail H1259 shall sweep away H3261 (8804) the refuge H4268 of lies H3577, and the waters H4325 shall overflow H7857 (8799) the hiding place H5643.
 And your covenant H1285 with death H4194 shall be disannulled H3722 (8795), and your agreement H2380 with hell H7585 shall not stand H6965 (8799); when the overflowing H7857 (8802) scourge H7752 shall pass through H5674 (8799), then ye shall be trodden down H4823 by it.
 From the time H1767 that it goeth forth H5674 (8800) it shall take H3947 (8799) you: for morning H1242 by morning H1242 shall it pass over H5674 (8799), by day H3117 and by night H3915: and it shall be a vexation H2113 only [to] understand H995 (8687) the report H8052.
 For the bed H4702 is shorter H7114 (8804) than that [a man] can stretch H8311 (8692) himself [on it]: and the covering H4541 narrower H6887 (8804) than that he can wrap H3664 (8692) himself [in it].
 For the LORD H3068 shall rise up H6965 (8799) as [in] mount H2022 Perazim H6559, he shall be wroth H7264 (8799) as [in] the valley H6010 of Gibeon H1391, that he may do H6213 (8800) his work H4639, his strange H2114 (8801) work H4639; and bring to pass H5647 (8800) his act H5656, his strange H5237 act H5656.
 Now therefore be ye not mockers H3887 (8698), lest your bands H4147 be made strong H2388 (8799): for I have heard H8085 (8804) from the Lord H136 GOD H3069 of hosts H6635 a consumption H3617, even determined H2782 (8737) upon the whole earth H776.
 Give ye ear H238 (8685), and hear H8085 (8798) my voice H6963; hearken H7181 (8685), and hear H8085 (8798) my speech H565.
 Doth the plowman H2790 (8802) plow H2790 (8799) all day H3117 to sow H2232 (8800)? doth he open H6605 (8762) and break the clods H7702 (8762) of his ground H127?
 When he hath made plain H7737 (8765) the face H6440 thereof, doth he not cast abroad H6327 (8689) the fitches H7100, and scatter H2236 (8799) the cummin H3646, and cast H7760 (8804) in the principal H7795 wheat H2406 and the appointed H5567 (8737) barley H8184 and the rie H3698 in their place H1367?
 For his God H430 doth instruct H3256 (8765) him to discretion H4941, [and] doth teach H3384 (8686) him.
 For the fitches H7100 are not threshed H1758 (8714) with a threshing instrument H2742, neither is a cart H5699 wheel H212 turned about H5437 (8714) upon the cummin H3646; but the fitches H7100 are beaten out H2251 (8735) with a staff H4294, and the cummin H3646 with a rod H7626.
 Bread H3899 [corn] is bruised H1854 (8714); because he will not ever H5331 be threshing H156 (8800) H1758 (8799) it, nor break H2000 (8804) [it with] the wheel H1536 of his cart H5699, nor bruise H1854 (8799) it [with] his horsemen H6571.
 This also cometh forth H3318 (8804) from the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, [which] is wonderful H6381 (8689) in counsel H6098, [and] excellent H1431 (8689) in working H8454.
Young’s Literal Translation
Isaiah 28 (YLT)
 Woe to the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim. And the fading flower of the beauty of his glory, That is on the head of the fat valley of the broken down of wine.
 Lo, a mighty and strong one is to the Lord, As a storm of hail-a destructive shower, As an inundation of mighty waters overflowing, He cast down to the earth with the hand.
 By feet trodden down is the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim,
 And the fading flower of the beauty of his glory That is on the head of the fat valley, Hath been as its first-fruit before summer, That its beholder seeth, While it is yet in his hand he swalloweth it.
 In that day is Jehovah of Hosts For a crown of beauty, and for a diadem of glory, To the remnant of His people.
 And for a spirit of judgment To him who is sitting in the judgment, And for might to those turning back the battle to the gate.
 And even these through wine have erred, And through strong drink have wandered, Priest and prophet erred through strong drink, They have been swallowed up of the wine, They wandered because of the strong drink, They have erred in seeing, They have stumbled judicially.
 For all tables have been full of vomit, Filth-without place!
 By whom doth He teach knowledge? And by whom doth He cause to understand the report? The weaned from milk, the removed from breasts,
 For rule is on rule, rule on rule, line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there,
 For by scorned lip, and by another tongue, Doth He speak unto this people.
 Unto whom He hath said, ‘This is the rest, give ye rest to the weary, And this-the refreshing:’ And they have not been willing to hear,
 And to whom a word of Jehovah hath been, Rule on rule, rule on rule, line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there, So that they go and have stumbled backward, And been broken, and snared, and captured.
 Therefore, hear a word of Jehovah, ye men of scorning, Ruling this people that is in Jerusalem.
 Because ye have said: ‘We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we have made a provision, An overflowing scourge, when it passeth over, Doth not meet us, Though we have made a lie our refuge, And in falsehood have been hidden.’
 Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: ‘Lo, I am laying a foundation in Zion, A stone-a tried stone, a corner stone precious, a settled foundation, He who is believing doth not make haste.
 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.
 And disannulled hath been your covenant with death, And your provision with Sheol doth not stand, An overflowing scourge, when it passeth over, Then ye have been to it for a treading-place.
 From the fulness of its passing over it taketh you, For morning by morning it passeth over, By day and by night, And it hath been only a trembling to consider the report.
 For shorter hath been the bed Than to stretch one’s self out in, And the covering hath been narrower Than to wrap one’s self up in.
 For as at mount Perazim rise doth Jehovah, As at the valley in Gibeon He is troubled, To do His work-strange is His work, And to do His deed-strange is His deed.’
 And now, show not yourselves scorners, Lest strong be your bands, For a consumption, that is determined, I have heard, by the Lord, Jehovah of Hosts, Is for all the land.
 Give ear, and hear my voice, Attend, and hear my saying:
 The whole day plougheth the ploughman to sow? He openeth and harroweth his ground!
 Hath he not, if he have made level its face, Then scattered fitches, and cummin sprinkle, And hath placed the principal wheat, And the appointed barley, And the rie in its own border?
 And instruct him for judgment doth his God, He doth direct him.
 For not with a sharp-pointed thing threshed are fitches, And the wheel of a cart on cummin turned round, For with a staff beaten out are fitches, And cummin with a rod.
 Bread-corn is beaten small, For not for ever doth he sorely thresh it, Nor crushed it hath a wheel of his cart, Nor do his hoofs beat it small.
 Even this from Jehovah of Hosts hath gone out, He hath made counsel wonderful, He hath made wisdom great!