Woe unto them that hide deep, far from Jehovah, their counsel! And their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
[Oh] your perverseness! -- Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay, so that the work should say of him that made it, He made me not; or the thing formed say of him that formed it, He hath no understanding?
Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and, out of obscurity and out of darkness, the eyes of the blind shall see;
and the meek shall increase their joy in Jehovah, and the needy among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
For the terrible one shall come to nought, and the scorner shall be no more, and all that watch for iniquity shall be cut off,
that make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and pervert [the judgment of] the righteous by futility. a22
Therefore thus saith Jehovah who redeemed Abraham, concerning b the house of Jacob: Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now be pale;
for when he seeth his children, the work c of my hands, in the midst of him, they shall hallow my name, and hallow the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear d the God of Israel.
And they that are of erring spirit shall know understanding, and the disobedient e shall learn doctrine.