To whom will He teach knowledge? [Ask the drunkards.] And whom will He make to understand the message? Those who are babies, just weaned from the milk and taken from the breasts? [Is that what He thinks we are?]
·The Lord is trying to teach the people a lesson [L Who is he teaching knowledge?]; ·he is trying to make them understand his teachings [L To whom is he explaining the message?]. ·But the people are like babies too old for breast milk [Those weaned from milk?], ·like those who no longer nurse at their mother’s breast [Those taken from the breast?].
The Lord is trying to teach the people a lesson. He is trying to make them understand his teachings. But the people are like little babies. They are like babies who just nursed at their mother’s breast.
“Is that so? And who do you think you are to teach us? Who are you to lord it over us? We’re not babies in diapers to be talked down to by such as you— ‘Da, da, da, da, blah, blah, blah, blah. That’s a good little girl, that’s a good little boy.’”
The Lord is trying to teach the people a lesson; he is trying to make them understand his teachings. But the people are like babies too old for breast milk, like those who no longer nurse at their mother’s breast.
The Lord’s people are making fun of him. They say, “Who does he think he’s trying to teach? Who does he think he’s explaining his message to? Is it to children who do not need their mother’s milk anymore? Is it to those who have just been taken from her breast?
The priests and prophets mock: “Who is left for God to instruct in knowledge? Who will listen and understand His message? Maybe those infants just weaned off of milk, those innocents just taken from the breast?
Whom shall he teach knowing, and whom shall he make to understand [the] hearing? Men weaned from milk, men drawn away from teats. (And so to whom shall he teach knowledge, and who shall he make understand the teaching? Those just weaned from milk, yea, those just drawn away from the breast!/?)
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