New American Standard Bible
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight!
King James Bible
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Darby Bible Translation
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and intelligent in their own esteem!
World English Bible
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Young's Literal Translation
Woe to the wise in their own eyes, And -- before their own faces -- intelligent!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wo unto them that are wise ... - This is the fifth crime specified. It refers to those who are inflated with a false opinion of their own knowledge, and who are, therefore, self-confident and vain. This is expressly forbidden; Proverbs 3:7 : 'Be not wise in thine own eyes;' compare Proverbs 26:12.
In their own eyes - In their own opinion, or estimation.
And prudent - Knowing; self-conceited. This was, doubtless, one characteristic of the times of Isaiah. It is known to have been strikingly the characteristic of the Jews - particularly the Pharisees - in the time of our Saviour. The evil of this was,
(1) That it evinced and fostered "pride."
(2) That it rendered them unwilling to be instructed, and especially by the prophets.
As they supposed that they were already wise enough, they refused to listen to others. This is always the effect of such self-confidence: and hence, the Saviour required his disciples to be meek, and humble, and teachable as children.
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The Call of Isaiah
Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.
1 Corinthians 3:18
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.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.
"Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? And against whom have you raised your voice And haughtily lifted up your eyes? Against the Holy One of Israel!
He it is who reduces rulers to nothing, Who makes the judges of the earth meaningless.
"You felt secure in your wickedness and said, 'No one sees me,' Your wisdom and your knowledge, they have deluded you; For you have said in your heart, 'I am, and there is no one besides me.'
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