Ah, 1you who hide deep from the LORD your counsel, whose deeds are 2in the dark, and who say, "Who sees us? Who knows us?"
163You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker, "He did not make me"; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, "He has no understanding"?
Is it not yet a very little while 4until Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be regarded as a forest?
In that day 5the deaf shall hear 6the words of a book, and out of their gloom and darkness 7the eyes of the blind shall see.
198The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the LORD, and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.
For the ruthless shall come to nothing and 9the scoffer cease, and all who watch to do evil shall be cut off,
who by a word make a man out to be an offender, and 10lay a snare for him who reproves in the gate, and with an empty plea 11turn aside him who is in the right.
Therefore thus says the LORD, 12who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob: "Jacob shall no more be ashamed, no more shall his face grow pale.
For when he sees his children, 13the work of my hands, in his midst, they will sanctify my name; 14they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob and will stand in awe of the God of Israel.
And those 15who go astray in spirit will come to understanding, and those who murmur will accept instruction."