Jeremiah 8:8
Good News Translation
How can you say that you are wise and that you know my laws? Look, the laws have been changed by dishonest scribes.

Contemporary English Version
You say, "We are wise because we have the teachings and laws of the LORD." But I say that your teachers have turned my words into lies!

Douay-Rheims Bible
How do you say: We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Indeed the lying pens of the scribes hath wrought falsehood.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

How do you say: We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Indeed the lying pens of the scribes hath wrought falsehood.

We.

Job 5:12,13 Who bringeth to nought the designs of the malignant, so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had begun: . . .

Job 11:12 A vain man is lifted up into pride, and thinketh himself born free like a wild ass's colt.

Job 12:20 He changeth the speech of the true speakers, and taketh away the doctrine of the aged.

John 9:41 Jesus said to them: If you were blind, you should not have sin: but now you say: We see. Your sin remaineth.

Romans 1:22 For, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.

Romans 2:17 But if thou art called a Jew and restest in the law and makest thy boast of God,

1 Corinthians 3:18-20 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. . . .

the law.

Psalm 147:19 Who declareth his word to Jacob: his justices and his judgments to Israel.

Hosea 8:12 I shall write to him my manifold laws, which have been accounted as foreign.

lo.

Matthew 15:6 And he shall not honour his father or his mother: and you have made void the commandment of God for your tradition.

in vain.

Proverbs 17:6 Children's children are the crown of old men: and the glory of children are their fathers.

Isaiah 10:1,2 Woe to them that make wicked laws: and when they write, write injustice: . . .

Context
Judah's Sin and Punishment
7The kite in the air hath known her time: the turtle, and the swallow, and the stork have observed the time of their coming: but my people have not known the judgment of the Lord. 8How do you say: We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Indeed the lying pens of the scribes hath wrought falsehood.9The wise men are confounded, they are dismayed, and taken: for they have cast away the word of the Lord, and there is no wisdom in them.…
Cross References
Romans 1:22
For, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.

Job 5:12
Who bringeth to nought the designs of the malignant, so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had begun:

Job 5:13
Who catcheth the wise in their craftiness, and disappointeth the counsel of the wicked:

Jeremiah 4:22
For my foolish people have not known me: they are foolish and senseless children: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Jeremiah 18:18
And they said: Come, and let us invent devices against Jeremiah: for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet: come, and let us strike him with the tongue, and let us give no heed to all his words.

Jeremiah 19:7
And I will defeat the counsel of Juda and of Jerusalem in this place: and I will destroy them with the sword in the sight of their enemies, and by the hands of them that seek their lives: and I will give their carcasses to be meat for the fowls of the air, and for the beasts of the earth.

Additional Translations
How can you say, ‘We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us?’ But in fact, the lying pen of the scribes has produced a deception.How do you say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? See, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.

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.

How will ye say, We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? In vain have the scribes used a false pen.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.
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