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Isaiah 28:16 New King James Version (NKJV)

A Cornerstone in Zion

16 Therefore thus says the Lord God:

“Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation,
A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation;
Whoever believes will not act hastily.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Isaiah 28:16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

16 Therefore this is what the Lord [a]God says:

Behold, I am laying a stone in Zion, a tested stone,
A precious cornerstone for the foundation, [b]firmly placed.
The one who believes in it will not be [c]disturbed.


  1. Isaiah 28:16 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  2. Isaiah 28:16 Lit well-laid
  3. Isaiah 28:16 Lit in a hurry
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Isaiah 28:16 Amplified Bible (AMP)

16 Therefore the Lord God says this,

“Listen carefully, I am laying in Zion a Stone, a tested Stone,
A precious Cornerstone for the [secure] foundation, firmly placed.
He who believes [who trusts in, relies on, and adheres to that Stone] will not [a]be disturbed or give way [in sudden panic].


  1. Isaiah 28:16 The Septuagint (Greek translation of the Old Testament) reads “be put to shame,” a phrase which occurs frequently in pleas to God.
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Isaiah 28:16 New International Version (NIV)

16 So this is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone,
    a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;
the one who relies on it
    will never be stricken with panic.

New International Version (NIV)

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Isaiah 28:16 King James Version (KJV)

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.

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