Be stunned and amazed,1 blind yourselves and be sightless;2 be drunk,3 but not from wine,4 stagger,5 but not from beer.
The LORD has brought over you a deep sleep:6 He has sealed your eyes7 (the prophets);8 he has covered your heads (the seers).911
For you this whole vision10 is nothing but words sealed11 in a scroll. And if you give the scroll to someone who can read, and say to him, "Read this, please," he will answer, "I can't; it is sealed."
Or if you give the scroll to someone who cannot read, and say, "Read this, please," he will answer, "I don't know how to read."
The Lord says: "These people12 come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips,13 but their hearts are far from me.14 Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.a1514
Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder;16 the wisdom of the wise17 will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.18"