·How terrible it will be for [L Woe to] those who ·try to hide [deeply hide; or hide too deep to see] ·things [plans; counsel] from the Lord and who do their work in darkness. They ·think no one will see them or know what they do [L say, “Who sees us? Who knows us?”].
Doom to you! You pretend to have the inside track. You shut God out and work behind the scenes, Plotting the future as if you knew everything, acting mysterious, never showing your hand. You have everything backward! You treat the potter as a lump of clay. Does a book say to its author, “He didn’t write a word of me”? Does a meal say to the woman who cooked it, “She had nothing to do with this”?
Woe to you that be deep of heart, that ye hide (your) counsel from the Lord (Woe to you who go deep into your hearts, in order to hide your plans from the Lord); the works of which be in darknesses, and they say, Who seeth us, and who knoweth us?
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