Isaiah 28:20
Good News Translation
You will be like the person in the proverb, who tries to sleep in a bed too short to stretch out on, with a blanket too narrow to wrap himself in.

Contemporary English Version
Your bed is too short, your blanket too skimpy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the bed is straitened, so that one must fall out, and a short covering cannot cover both.

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For the bed is straitened, so that one must fall out, and a short covering cannot cover both.

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Isaiah 57:12,13 I will declare thy justice, and thy works shall not profit thee. . . .

Isaiah 59:5,6 They have broken the eggs of asps, and have woven the webs of spiders: he that shall eat of their eggs, shall die: and that which is brought out, shall be hatched into a basilisk. . . .

Isaiah 64:6 And we are all become as one unclean, and all our justices as the rag of a menstruous woman: and we have all fallen as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Isaiah 66:3-6 He that sacrificeth an ox, is as if he slew a man: he that killeth a sheep in sacrifice, as if he should brain a dog: he that offereth an oblation, as if he should offer swine's blood; he that remembereth incense, as if he should bless an idol. All these things have they chosen in their ways, and their soul is delighted in their abominations. . . .

Jeremiah 7:8-10 Behold you put your trust in lying words, which shall not profit you: . . .

Romans 9:30-32 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles who followed not after justice have attained to justice, even the justice that is of faith. . . .

1 Corinthians 1:18-31 For the word of the cross, to them indeed that perish, is foolishness: but to them that are saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God. . . .

Context
A Cornerstone in Zion
19Whensoever it shall pass through, it shall take you away: because in the morning early it shall pass through, in the day and in the night, and vexation alone shall make you understand what you hear. 20For the bed is straitened, so that one must fall out, and a short covering cannot cover both.21For the Lord shall stand up as in the mountain of divisions: he shall be angry as in the valley which is in Gabaon: that he may do his work, his strange work: that he may perform his work, his work is strange to him.…
Cross References
Isaiah 59:6
Their webs shall not be for clothing, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are unprofitable works, and the work of iniquity is in their hands.

Ezekiel 42:5
Where were the store chambers lower above: because they bore up the galleries, which appeared above out of them from he lower parts, and from the midst of the building.

Additional Translations
Indeed, the bed is too short to stretch out on, and the blanket too small to wrap around you.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.

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.

ye that are distressed; we cannot fight, but we are ourselves too weak for you to be gathered.

For the bed is too short to stretch oneself on, and the covering too narrow when he would wrap himself in it.

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.

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.

For the bed is too short to stretch out on, and the blanket is too narrow to wrap oneself in.

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.
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