New American Bible (Revised Edition)
7 Even the stork in the sky
knows its seasons;
Turtledove, swift, and thrush
observe the time of their return,
But my people do not know
the order of the Lord.(A)
8 How can you say, “We are wise,(B)
we have the law of the Lord”?
See, that has been changed into falsehood
by the lying pen of the scribes![a]
9 The wise are put to shame,
terrified, and trapped;
Since they have rejected the word of the Lord,
what sort of wisdom do they have?(C)
- 8:8 Lying pen of the scribes: because the teachings and interpretations of the scribes ran counter to the word of the Lord.