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Even the stork in the sky
    knows its seasons;
Turtledove, swift, and thrush
    observe the time of their return,
But my people do not know
    the order of the Lord.(A)
How can you say, “We are wise,(B)
    we have the law of the Lord”?
See, that has been changed into falsehood
    by the lying pen of the scribes![a]
The wise are put to shame,
    terrified, and trapped;
Since they have rejected the word of the Lord,
    what sort of wisdom do they have?(C)

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  1. 8:8 Lying pen of the scribes: because the teachings and interpretations of the scribes ran counter to the word of the Lord.