15 Woe to those who deeply 1hide their plans from the LORD, And whose 2deeds are done in a dark place, And they say, "3Who sees us?" or "Who knows us?"
16 You turn things around! Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay, That 4what is made would say to its maker, "He did not make me"; Or what is formed say to him who formed it, "He has no understanding "?

Blessing after Discipline

17 Is it not yet just a little while Before Lebanon will be turned into a 5fertile field, And the fertile field will be considered as a forest?
18 On that day the 6deaf will hear 7words of a book, And out of their gloom and darkness the 8eyes of the blind will see.
19 The 9afflicted also will increase their gladness in the LORD, And the 10needy of mankind will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
20 For the 11ruthless will come to an end and the 12scorner will be finished, Indeed 13all who are intent on doing evil will be cut off;
21 Who cause a person to be indicted by a word, And 14ensnare him who adjudicates at the gate, And 15defraud the one in the right with meaningless arguments.
23 But when he sees his 18children, the 19work of My hands, in his midst, They will sanctify My name; Indeed, they will 20sanctify the Holy One of Jacob And will stand in awe of the God of Israel.
24 "Those who 21err in mind will 22know the truth, And those who criticize will 23accept instruction.