Job 5:13
New Revised Standard Version
He takes the wise in their own craftiness; and the schemes of the wily are brought to a quick end.

Contemporary English Version
in their own evil schemes, and their wisdom fails.

New American Bible
He catches the wise in their own ruses, and the designs of the crafty are routed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who catcheth the wise in their craftiness, and disappointeth the counsel of the wicked:

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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


2 Samuel 15:31,34 And it was told David that Achitophel also was in the conspiracy with Absalom, and David said: Infatuate, O Lord, I beseech thee, the counsel of Achitophel. . . .

2 Samuel 17:23 But Achitophel seeing that his counsel was not followed, saddled his ass, and arose and went home to his house and to his city, and putting his house in order, hanged himself, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father.

Esther 6:4-11 And the king said immediately: Who is in the court? for Aman was coming in to the inner court of the king's house, to speak to the king, that he might order Mardochai to be hanged upon the gibbet, which was prepared for him. . . .

Esther 7:10 So Aman was hanged on the gibbet, which he had prepared for Mardochai: and the king's wrath ceased.

Esther 9:25 And afterwards Esther went in to the king, beseeching him that his endeavors might be made void by the king's letters: and the evil that he had intended against the Jews, might return upon his own head. And so both he and his sons were hanged upon gibbets.

Psalm 7:15,16 He hath opened a pit and dug it: and he is fallen into the hole he made. . . .

Psalm 9:15,16 I will rejoice in thy salvation: the Gentiles have stuck fast in the destruction which they prepared. Their foot hath been taken in the very snare which they hid. . . .

Psalm 35:7,8 For without cause they have hidden their net for me unto destruction: without cause they have upbraided my soul. . . .

Luke 1:51 He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.

1 Corinthians 1:19,20 For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise: and the prudence of the prudent I will reject. . . .

of the froword.

Psalm 18:26 And with the elect thou wilt be elect: and with the perverse thou wilt be perverted.

Proverbs 3:32 Want is from the Lord in the house of the wicked: but the habitations of the just shall be blessed.

Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
12Who bringeth to nought the designs of the malignant, so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had begun: 13Who catcheth the wise in their craftiness, and disappointeth the counsel of the wicked:14They shall meet with darkness in the day, and grope at noonday as in the night.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: I will catch the wise in their own craftiness.

Job 15:5
For thy iniquity hath taught thy mouth, and thou imitatest the tongue of blasphemers.

Job 37:24
Therefore men shall fear him, and all that seem to themselves to be wise, shall not dare to behold him.

Jeremiah 8:8
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.

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.

Job 5:12
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