How do ye say, we are wise
Which they were continually boasting of, though they were ignorant of the judgment of the Lord, and were more stupid than the stork, turtle, crane, and swallow: and the law of the Lord is with us?
this was the foundation of their boast, because the law was given to them, and not to the nations of the world, which knew not God, and therefore they must be a wise and understanding people; and this law continued with them, they had it in their synagogues, and in their houses, and read it, and heard, or at least they might and ought to have heard and read it, and in this they trusted; of this character and cast were the Jews in the times of Christ and his apostles, ( Romans 2:17-20 ) to which agrees the Targum,
``how say ye, we are wise, and in the law of the Lord we trust?''Lo, certainly in vain made he it;
``therefore, lo, in vain the scribe hath made the lying pen to falsify;''that is, the Scriptures. The words may be rendered,
``verily, behold, with a lie he wrought; the pen: is the lie of the scribes F8.''