21 Woe to those who are wise in their own opinion
and clever in their own sight.[a](A)

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  1. Isaiah 5:21 Lit clever before their face

Punishment for Judah’s Leaders

“How can you claim, ‘We are wise;
the law of the Lord is with us’?
In fact, the lying pen of scribes(A)
has produced falsehood.
The wise will be put to shame;
they will be dismayed and snared.
They have rejected the word of the Lord,
so what wisdom do they really have?

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For if anyone considers himself to be something when he is nothing,(A) he deceives himself.

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