Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"How can you say, 'We are wise, And the law of the LORD is with us'? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes Has made it into a lie.

King James Version

How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.

Holman Bible

How can you claim: We are wise; the law of the Lord is with us? In fact, the lying pen of scribes has produced falsehood.

International Standard Version

How can you say, "We're wise, and the Law of the LORD is with us,' when, in fact, the deceitful pen of the scribe has made it into something that deceives.

A Conservative Version

How can ye say, We are wise, and the law of LORD is with us? But, behold, the FALSE pen of the scribes has wrought falsely.

American Standard Version

How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of Jehovah is with us? But, behold, the false pen of the scribes hath wrought falsely.

Amplified

How can you say, We are wise, and we have the written law of the Lord [and are learned in its language and teachings]? Behold, the truth is, the lying pen of the scribes has made of the law a falsehood (a mere code of ceremonial observances).

Bible in Basic English

How is it that you say, We are wise and the law of the Lord is with us? But see, the false pen of the scribes has made it false.

Darby Translation

How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of Jehovah is with us? Behold, certainly the lying pen of the scribes hath made it falsehood.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? Behold, certainly in vain did he make the pen; the scribes were in vain.

Julia Smith Translation

How shall ye say, We are wise, and the law of Jehovah with us? Behold, surely for falsehood he made the style of the scribes a lie.

King James 2000

How do you say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? Lo, certainly he made it falsely; the pen of the scribes made it a lie.

Lexham Expanded Bible

How can you say, 'We [are] wise and the law of Yahweh [is] with us'? Look, surely {the lying stylus of the scribes} has made it a lie.

Modern King James verseion

How do you say, We are wise, and the Law of Jehovah is with us? Lo, certainly the lying pen of the scribes has written falsely.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"How dare ye say then, 'We are wise, we have the law of the LORD among us'? Behold, the deceitful pen of the scribes, setteth forth lies:

NET Bible

How can you say, "We are wise! We have the law of the Lord"? The truth is, those who teach it have used their writings to make it say what it does not really mean.

New Heart English Bible

How can you say, "We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us?" But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has worked falsely.

The Emphasized Bible

How can ye say, Wise, are, we, And the law of Yahweh, is with us? But indeed lo! falsely, hath dealt the false pen of the scribes!

Webster

How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? Lo, certainly in vain he hath made it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.

World English Bible

How do you say, We are wise, and the law of Yahweh is with us? But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has worked falsely.

Youngs Literal Translation

How do ye say, We are wise, And the law of Jehovah is with us? Surely, lo, falsely it hath wrought, The false pen of scribes.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
How do ye say

Usage: 0

We are wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

and the law
תּרה תּורה 
Towrah 
law
Usage: 219

of the Lord

Usage: 0

is with us Lo, certainly
אכן 
'aken 
Usage: 18

in vain
שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

he it the pen
עט 
`et 
pen
Usage: 4

References

Morish

Pen

Smith

Context Readings

Punishment For Judah's Leaders

7 "Even the stork in the sky Knows her seasons; And the turtledove and the swift and the thrush Observe the time of their migration; But My people do not know The ordinance of the LORD. 8 "How can you say, 'We are wise, And the law of the LORD is with us'? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes Has made it into a lie. 9 "The wise men are put to shame, They are dismayed and caught; Behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, And what kind of wisdom do they have?



Cross References

Job 5:12-13

"He frustrates the plotting of the shrewd, So that their hands cannot attain success.

Romans 1:22

Professing to be wise, they became fools,

Job 11:12

"An idiot will become intelligent When the foal of a wild donkey is born a man.

Job 12:20

"He deprives the trusted ones of speech And takes away the discernment of the elders.

Psalm 147:19

He declares His words to Jacob, His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.

Proverbs 17:6

Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.

Isaiah 10:1-2

Woe to those who enact evil statutes And to those who constantly record unjust decisions,

Hosea 8:12

Though I wrote for him ten thousand precepts of My law, They are regarded as a strange thing.

Matthew 15:6

he is not to honor his father or his mother.' And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition.

John 9:41

Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, 'We see,' your sin remains.

Romans 2:17-29

But if you bear the name "Jew" and rely upon the Law and boast in God,

1 Corinthians 3:18-20

Let no man deceive himself If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.

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