New American Standard Bible
"He captures the wise by their own shrewdness, And the advice of the cunning is quickly thwarted.
King James Bible
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
Darby Bible Translation
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; and the counsel of the wily is carried headlong:
World English Bible
He takes the wise in their own craftiness; the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.
Young's Literal Translation
Capturing the wise in their subtilty, And the counsel of wrestling ones was hastened,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness - This passage is quoted by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 3:19, with the usual formula in referring to the Old Testament, γέγραπται γάρ gegraptai gar, "for it is written," showing that he regarded it as a part of the inspired oracles of God. The word "wise" here undoubtedly means the cunning, the astute, the crafty, and the designing. It cannot mean those who are truly wise in the Scripture sense; but the meaning is, that those who form plans which they expect to accomplish by cunning and craft, are often the victims of their own designs. The same sentiment not unfrequently occurs in the Scriptures and elsewhere, and has all the aspect of being a proverb. Thus, in Psalm 7:15 :
He made a pit and digged it,
And is fallen into the ditch which he made."
So Psalm 9:15 :
The pagan are sunk down into the pit that they made;
In the net which they hid is their own foot taken."
So Psalm 35:8 :
Let his net that he hath bid catch himself
Into that very destruction let him fall."
So Psalm 37:15 :
Their sword shall enter into their own heart,
And their bow shall be broken."
Compare Eurip. Med. 409:
Κακῶν δὲ πάντων τέκτονες σοφώταται
LibraryThe Death of the Christian
This morning, we shall consider the death of Christians in general; not of the aged Christian merely, for we shall show you that while this text does seem to bear upon the aged Christian, in reality it speaks with a loud voice to every man who is a believer. "Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season." There are four things we shall mark in the text. First, we shall consider that death is inevitable, because it says, "Thou shalt come." Secondly, that …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
Letter xxxii (A. D. 1132) to Thurstan, Archbishop of York
Afflictions and Death under Providence. Job 5:6-8.
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1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, "He is THE ONE WHO CATCHES THE WISE IN THEIR CRAFTINESS";
"For your guilt teaches your mouth, And you choose the language of the crafty.
"Therefore men fear Him; He does not regard any who are wise of heart."
"How can you say, 'We are wise, And the law of the LORD is with us'? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes Has made it into a lie.
Then they said, "Come and let us devise plans against Jeremiah. Surely the law is not going to be lost to the priest, nor counsel to the sage, nor the divine word to the prophet! Come on and let us strike at him with our tongue, and let us give no heed to any of his words."
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