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. 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. 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 LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act. Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
Judah’s agreement with Egypt would fail to protect her when the invader came, as every enemy invasion would succeed. The people would realize too late the truth of what God had been saying. The bed was too short, the covering too narrow, that is, the covenant failed to provide the desired comfort and protection. God the Lord would rise up in judgment against His people as He had formerly done against their enemies. If they mocked, they would only increase their bondage.