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How can you say that you are wise and that you know my laws? Look, the laws have been changed by dishonest scribes.
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How do you say: We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Indeed the lying pens of the scribes hath wrought falsehood.
Job 5:12,13 Who bringeth to nought the designs of the malignant, so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had begun: . . .
Job 11:12 A vain man is lifted up into pride, and thinketh himself born free like a wild ass's colt.
Job 12:20 He changeth the speech of the true speakers, and taketh away the doctrine of the aged.
John 9:41 Jesus said to them: If you were blind, you should not have sin: but now you say: We see. Your sin remaineth.
Romans 1:22 For, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.
Romans 2:17 But if thou art called a Jew and restest in the law and makest thy boast of God,
1 Corinthians 3:18-20 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. . . .
Psalm 147:19 Who declareth his word to Jacob: his justices and his judgments to Israel.
Hosea 8:12 I shall write to him my manifold laws, which have been accounted as foreign.
Matthew 15:6 And he shall not honour his father or his mother: and you have made void the commandment of God for your tradition.
Proverbs 17:6 Children's children are the crown of old men: and the glory of children are their fathers.
Isaiah 10:1,2 Woe to them that make wicked laws: and when they write, write injustice: . . .
ContextJudah's Sin and Punishment
…7The kite in the air hath known her time: the turtle, and the swallow, and the stork have observed the time of their coming: but my people have not known the judgment of the Lord. 8How do you say: We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Indeed the lying pens of the scribes hath wrought falsehood.9The wise men are confounded, they are dismayed, and taken: for they have cast away the word of the Lord, and there is no wisdom in them.…
For, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.
Who bringeth to nought the designs of the malignant, so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had begun:
Who catcheth the wise in their craftiness, and disappointeth the counsel of the wicked:
For my foolish people have not known me: they are foolish and senseless children: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
And they said: Come, and let us invent devices against Jeremiah: for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet: come, and let us strike him with the tongue, and let us give no heed to all his words.
And I will defeat the counsel of Juda and of Jerusalem in this place: and I will destroy them with the sword in the sight of their enemies, and by the hands of them that seek their lives: and I will give their carcasses to be meat for the fowls of the air, and for the beasts of the earth.
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