A Rebellious People

And now, go, (A)write it before them on a tablet
    and inscribe it in a book,
that it may be for the time to come
    as a witness forever.[a]
(B)For they are a rebellious people,
    lying children,
children unwilling to hear
    the instruction of the Lord;
10 (C)who say to (D)the seers, “Do not see,”
    and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us what is right;
speak to us (E)smooth things,
    prophesy illusions,

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  1. Isaiah 30:8 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Syriac, Targum, Vulgate, and Greek versions; Masoretic Text forever and ever

Go now, write it on a tablet(A) for them,
    inscribe it on a scroll,(B)
that for the days to come
    it may be an everlasting witness.(C)
For these are rebellious(D) people, deceitful(E) children,
    children unwilling to listen to the Lord’s instruction.(F)
10 They say to the seers,(G)
    “See no more visions(H)!”
and to the prophets,
    “Give us no more visions of what is right!
Tell us pleasant things,(I)
    prophesy illusions.(J)

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