New Living Translation
He leads counselors away, stripped of good judgment; wise judges become fools.
King James Bible
He leadeth counsellers away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
Darby Bible Translation
He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and judges maketh he fools;
World English Bible
He leads counselors away stripped. He makes judges fools.
Young's Literal Translation
Causing counsellors to go away a spoil, And judges He maketh foolish.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:17 Spoiled - The wise counsellors or statesmen, by whom the affairs of kings and kingdoms are ordered, he leadeth away as captives in triumph, being spoiled either of that wisdom which they had, or seemed to have; or of that power and dignity which they had enjoyed. Fools - By discovering their folly, and by infatuating their minds, and turning their own counsels to their ruin.
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
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1 Corinthians 1:20
So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world's brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish.
I would rest with the world's kings and prime ministers, whose great buildings now lie in ruins.
The whole earth is in the hands of the wicked, and God blinds the eyes of the judges. If he's not the one who does it, who is?
He has stripped me of my honor and removed the crown from my head.
You have kept your word and done to us and our rulers exactly as you warned. Never has there been such a disaster as happened in Jerusalem.
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