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Isaiah 30:8-10 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

[a]Now come, write it on a tablet they can keep,
    inscribe it on a scroll;
That in time to come it may be
    an eternal witness.
For this is a rebellious people,
    deceitful children,
Children who refuse
    to listen to the instruction of the Lord;
10 Who say to the seers, “Do not see”;
    to the prophets,[b] “Do not prophesy truth for us;
    speak smooth things to us, see visions that deceive!

Footnotes:

  1. 30:8 Isaiah will write down his condemnation of the foolish policy pursued so that the truth of his warning of its dire consequences (vv. 12–17) may afterward be recognized.
  2. 30:10 Seers…prophets: the two terms are synonyms for prophetic figures such as Isaiah (1:1; 2:1; 6:1, 5). There is wordplay between the nouns and their cognate verbs, both of which mean “to see.” The authorities are depicted as forbidding prophets to contradict their secret political and military policies.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Isaiah 30:8-10 New International Version (NIV)

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

New International Version (NIV)

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