Woe to those who go to great lengths to hide their plans from the Lord. [They do] their works in darkness, and say, "Who sees us? Who knows us?"
You have turned things around, as if the potter were the same as the clay. How can what is made say about its maker, "He didn't make me"? How can what is formed say about the one who formed it, "He doesn't understand [what he's doing]"?
Isn't [it true that] in just a little while Lebanon will become an orchard, and the orchard will seem like a forest?
On that day the deaf will hear the words of a document, and out of a deep darkness the eyes of the blind will see.
The humble will have joy after joy in the Lord, and the poor people will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
For the ruthless one will vanish, the scorner will disappear, and all those who lie in wait with evil intent will be killed-
those who, with [their] speech, accuse a person of wrongdoing, who set a trap at the gate for the mediator, and without cause deprive the righteous of justice.
Therefore, the Lord who redeemed Abraham says this about the house of Jacob: Jacob will no longer be ashamed and his face will no longer be pale.
For when he sees his children, the work of My hands within his [nation], they will honor My name, they will honor the Holy One of Jacob and stand in awe of the God of Israel.
Those who are confused will gain understanding and those who grumble will accept instruction.