Isaiah 29:14-16 International Standard Version (ISV)
“As for me, I will once again
do amazing things with this people,
wonder upon wonder.
The wisdom of their wise men will perish,
and the insights of their discerning men will stay hidden.”
A Rebuke to the Deceptive
15 “How terrible it will be for you who go to great depths
to hide your plans from the Lord,
you whose deeds have been done in the dark,
and who say, ‘Who can see us?
Who has recognized us?’
16 He has turned the tables on you—
as if the potter were thought to be like heat.
Can what is made say of the one who made it,
‘He did not make me?’
Or can what is formed say of the ones who formed it,
‘He has no skill?’
Isaiah 29:14-16 New International Version (NIV)
14 Therefore once more I will astound these people
with wonder upon wonder;
the wisdom of the wise will perish,
the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.”
15 Woe to those who go to great depths
to hide their plans from the Lord,
who do their work in darkness and think,
“Who sees us? Who will know?”
16 You turn things upside down,
as if the potter were thought to be like the clay!
Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it,
“You did not make me”?
Can the pot say to the potter,
“You know nothing”?
Isaiah 29:14-16 King James Version (KJV)
14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?