The Lord says: "These people1 come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips,2 but their hearts are far from me.3 Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.a414
Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder;5 the wisdom of the wise6 will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.7"
Woe to those who go to great depths to hide8 their plans from the LORD, who do their work in darkness and think, "Who sees us?9 Who will know?"1016
You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay!11 Shall what is formed say to him who formed12 it, "He did not make me"? Can the pot say of the potter,13 "He knows nothing"?14