World English Bible
7 Yes, the stork in the sky knows her appointed times.
The turtledove, the swallow, and the crane observe the time of their coming;
but my people don’t know Yahweh’s law.
8 “‘How do you say, “We are wise, and Yahweh’s law is with us?”
But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has made that a lie.
9 The wise men are disappointed.
They are dismayed and trapped.
Behold, they have rejected Yahweh’s word.
What kind of wisdom is in them?
New International Version
7 Even the stork in the sky
knows her appointed seasons,
and the dove, the swift and the thrush
observe the time of their migration.
But my people do not know(A)
the requirements of the Lord.
8 “‘How can you say, “We are wise,
for we have the law(B) of the Lord,”
when actually the lying pen of the scribes
has handled it falsely?
9 The wise(C) will be put to shame;
they will be dismayed(D) and trapped.(E)
Since they have rejected the word(F) of the Lord,
what kind of wisdom(G) do they have?