New International Version
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!
Isaiah 5:21 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let the counsel of the Holy One - Tryphiodorus has an expression something like this: -
- επει Διος ηλυθε βουλη.
Tryph. Il Excid. 239.
Because the counsel of Jupiter was come.
"This expression, ηλυθε βουλη, is, I believe, something uncommon; but it is exactly paralleled and explained by a passage in Isaiah, Isaiah 5:19. The Septuagint has expressed it in the very same words with Tryphiodorus: και ελθοι ἡ βουλ η του ἁγιου Ισραηλ, ἱνα γνωμεν." - Merrick's note, ad loc.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
in their own sight. Heb. before their face
LibraryA Prophet's Woes
'Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may he placed alone in the midst of the earth! 9. In mine ears said the Lord of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall he desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant. 10. Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah. 11. Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Of Confession and Self-Examination
"For to be Carnally Minded is Death; but to be Spiritually Minded is Life and Peace. "
a survey of the third and closing discourse of the prophet
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
1 Corinthians 3:18
Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become "fools" so that you may become wise.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.
Who is it you have ridiculed and blasphemed? Against whom have you raised your voice and lifted your eyes in pride? Against the Holy One of Israel!
He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.
You have trusted in your wickedness and have said, 'No one sees me.' Your wisdom and knowledge mislead you when you say to yourself, 'I am, and there is none besides me.'
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