It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth , and, behold, he eateth ; but he awaketh , and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty mandreameth , and, behold, he drinketh ; but he awaketh , and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite : so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mountZion.9Stay yourselves, and wonder ; cry ye out , and cry : they are drunken , but not with wine; they stagger , but not with strong drink.10
For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers,a the seers hath he covered .
And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a bookb that is sealed , which men deliver to one that is learned , saying , Read this, I pray thee: and he saith , I cannot ; for it is sealed :
And the book is delivered to him that is not learned , saying , Read this, I pray thee: and he saith , I am not learned .
Wherefore the Lordsaid , Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heartfar from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:14
Therefore, behold, I will proceedc to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish , and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid .
15Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say , Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter'sclay: for shall the worksay of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framedsay of him that framed it, He had 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?18
And in that day shall the deafhear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.