New Living Translation
Yes, strength and wisdom are his; deceivers and deceived are both in his power.
King James Bible
With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.
Darby Bible Translation
With him is strength and effectual knowledge; the deceived and the deceiver are his.
World English Bible
With him is strength and wisdom. The deceived and the deceiver are his.
Young's Literal Translation
With Him are strength and wisdom, His the deceived and deceiver.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:16 With him - The same thing he had said before, ver.13, but he repeats it here to prepare the way for the following events, which are eminent instances, both of his power and wisdom. Are his - Wholly subject to his disposal. He governs the deceiver and sets bounds to his deceits, how far they shall extend; he also over - rules all this to his own glory, and the accomplishment of his righteous designs of trying the good, and punishing wicked men, by giving them up to believe lies. Yet God is not the author of any error or sin, but only the wise and holy governor of it.
LibraryWhether Craftiness is a Special Sin?
Objection 1: It would seem that craftiness is not a special sin. For the words of Holy Writ do not induce anyone to sin; and yet they induce us to be crafty, according to Prov. 1:4, "To give craftiness [Douay: 'subtlety'] to little ones." Therefore craftiness is not a sin. Objection 2: Further, it is written (Prov. 13:16): "The crafty [Douay: 'prudent'] man doth all things with counsel." Therefore, he does so either for a good or for an evil end. If for a good end, there is no sin seemingly, and …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether Prophecy Pertains to Knowledge?
On the Interior Man
Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
"Are you defending God with lies? Do you make your dishonest arguments for his sake?
What will happen when he finds out what you are doing? Can you fool him as easily as you fool people?
He said, "Praise the name of God forever and ever, for he has all wisdom and power.
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