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14 Therefore, watch out!

“As for me,[a] I will once again
    do amazing things with this people,
        wonder upon wonder.
The wisdom of their wise men will perish,
    and the insights[b] 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[c] done[d] in the dark,
    and who say, ‘Who can see us?
        Who has recognized[e] us?’
16 He has turned the tables on you[f]
    as if the potter were thought to be like heat.[g]
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[h] who formed it,
    ‘He has no skill?’

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 29:14 So 1QIsaa LXX; the Heb. lacks as for me
  2. Isaiah 29:14 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX read insight
  3. Isaiah 29:15 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX read deeds are (or will be)
  4. Isaiah 29:15 DSS MT lack done
  5. Isaiah 29:15 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX read recognizes
  6. Isaiah 29:16 So 1QIsaa; MT reads You turn things upside down!
  7. Isaiah 29:16 I.e. the fire in a kiln; so 1QIsaa; MT LXX read clay
  8. Isaiah 29:16 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX read one

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