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Isaiah 5:21

21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.

Read Isaiah 5:21 Using Other Translations

Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!
What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves so clever.

What does Isaiah 5:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Isaiah 5:21

Woe unto [therm that are] wise in their own eyes
And yet betray such stupidity and sottishness, as to call things by their wrong names; and make such a perverse judgment of them, as before described. This is a true description of the Scribes and Pharisees in Christ's time; who said, "dost thou teach us? are we blind also?" ( John 9:34-40 ) and prudent in their own sight;
being wise above what was written; leaving the word of God, and following the traditions of the elders.

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