Be astonished, and wonder, waver, and stagger: be drunk, and not with wine: stagger, and not with drunkenness.
For the Lord hath mingled for you the spirit of a deep sleep, he will shut up your eyes, he will cover your prophets and princes, that see visions.
And the vision of all shall be unto you as the words of a book that is sealed which when they shall deliver to one that is learned, they shall say: Read this: and he shall answer: I cannot, for it is sealed.
And the book shall be given to one that knoweth no letters, and it shall be said to him: Read: and he shall answer: I know no letters.
And the Lord said: Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips glorify me, but their heart is far from me, and they have feared me with the commandment and doctrines of men:
Therefore behold I will proceed to cause an admiration in this people, by a great and wonderful miracle: for wisdom shall perish from their wise men, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
Woe to you that are deep of heart, to hide your counsel from the Lord: and their works are in the dark, and they say: Who seeth us, and who knoweth us?
This thought of yours is perverse: as if the clay should think against the potter, and the work should say to the maker thereof: Thou madest me not: or the thing framed should say to him that fashioned it: Thou understandest not.
Is it not yet a very little while, and Libanus shall be turned into charmel, and charmel shall be esteemed as a forest?
And in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and out of darkness and obscurity the eyes of the blind shall see.
And the meek shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.