Isaiah 44:25
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New International Version
who foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners, who overthrows the learning of the wise and turns it into nonsense,

New Living Translation
I expose the false prophets as liars and make fools of fortune-tellers. I cause the wise to give bad advice, thus proving them to be fools.

English Standard Version
who frustrates the signs of liars and makes fools of diviners, who turns wise men back and makes their knowledge foolish,

New American Standard Bible
Causing the omens of boasters to fail, Making fools out of diviners, Causing wise men to draw back And turning their knowledge into foolishness,

King James Bible
That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who destroys the omens of the false prophets and makes fools of diviners; who confounds the wise and makes their knowledge foolishness;

International Standard Version
who frustrates the omens of idle talkers, and drives diviners mad, who turns back the wise, and makes their knowledge foolish;

NET Bible
who frustrates the omens of the empty talkers and humiliates the omen readers, who overturns the counsel of the wise men and makes their advice seem foolish,

New Heart English Bible
who foils the omens of the empty talkers, and makes fools of diviners; who turns sages back, and makes their knowledge foolish;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I cause the signs of false prophets to fail and make fools of fortunetellers. I make wise men retreat and turn their knowledge into foolishness.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That frustrateth the tokens of the imposters, And maketh diviners mad; That turneth wise men backward, And maketh their knowledge foolish;

New American Standard 1977
Causing the omens of boasters to fail,
            Making fools out of diviners,
            Causing wise men to draw back,
            And turning their knowledge into foolishness,

Jubilee Bible 2000
that undoes the signs of the fortune tellers and makes the diviners mad; that turns the wise men backward and makes their wisdom fade away;

King James 2000 Bible
That frustrates the omens of the liars, and makes diviners mad; that turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;

American King James Version
That frustrates the tokens of the liars, and makes diviners mad; that turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;

American Standard Version
that frustrateth the signs of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;

Douay-Rheims Bible
That make void the tokens of diviners, and make the soothsayers mad. That turn the wise backward, and that, make their knowledge foolish.

Darby Bible Translation
-- he that frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;

English Revised Version
that frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish:

Webster's Bible Translation
That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;

World English Bible
who frustrates the signs of the liars, and makes diviners mad; who turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;

Young's Literal Translation
Making void the tokens of devisers, And diviners it maketh mad, Turning the wise backward, And their knowledge it maketh foolish.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
44:21-28 Return unto me. It is the great concern of those who have backslidden from God, like the Jews of old, to hasten their return to him. The work of redemption wrought for us by Christ, encourages to hope for all blessings from him. Our transgressions and our sins are as a thick cloud between heaven and earth: sins separate between us and God; they threaten a storm of wrath. When God pardons sin, he blots out, he dispels this cloud, this thick cloud, so that the way to heaven is open again. The cloud is scattered by the Sun of righteousness; it is quite gone. The comforts that flow into the soul when sin is pardoned, are like clear shining after clouds and rain. Let not Israel be discouraged; nothing is too hard for God: having made all, he can make what use he pleases of any. Those that learn to know Christ, see all knowledge to be foolishness, in comparison with the knowledge of him. And his enemies will find their counsels turned into foolishness, and themselves taken in their craftiness. The exact fulfilling the prophecies of Scripture confirms the truth of the whole, and proves its Divine origin. The particular favours God designed for his people in captivity, were foretold here, long before they went into captivity. Very great difficulties would be in the way of their deliverance; but it is promised that by Divine power they should all be removed. God knew who should be the Deliverer of his people; and let his church know it, that when they heard such a name talked of, they might know their redemption drew nigh. It is the greatest honour of the greatest men, to be employed as instruments of the Divine favour to his people. In things wherein men serve themselves, and look no further, God makes them do all his pleasure. And a nobler Shepherd than Cyrus does his Father's will, till his work is fully completed.
Study Bible
Jerusalem to Be Restored
24Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, "I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself And spreading out the earth all alone, 25Causing the omens of boasters to fail, Making fools out of diviners, Causing wise men to draw back And turning their knowledge into foolishness, 26Confirming the word of His servant And performing the purpose of His messengers. It is I who says of Jerusalem, 'She shall be inhabited!' And of the cities of Judah, 'They shall be built.' And I will raise up her ruins again.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

1 Corinthians 1:27
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

2 Samuel 15:31
Now someone told David, saying, "Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom." And David said, "O LORD, I pray, make the counsel of Ahithophel foolishness."

Job 5:12
"He frustrates the plotting of the shrewd, So that their hands cannot attain success.

Psalm 33:10
The LORD nullifies the counsel of the nations; He frustrates the plans of the peoples.

Isaiah 29:14
Therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous; And the wisdom of their wise men will perish, And the discernment of their discerning men will be concealed."

Isaiah 47:13
"You are wearied with your many counsels; Let now the astrologers, Those who prophesy by the stars, Those who predict by the new moons, Stand up and save you from what will come upon you.

Jeremiah 50:36
"A sword against the oracle priests, and they will become fools! A sword against her mighty men, and they will be shattered!

Jeremiah 51:57
"I will make her princes and her wise men drunk, Her governors, her prefects and her mighty men, That they may sleep a perpetual sleep and not wake up," Declares the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

Daniel 4:7
"Then the magicians, the conjurers, the Chaldeans and the diviners came in and I related the dream to them, but they could not make its interpretation known to me.
Treasury of Scripture

That frustrates the tokens of the liars, and makes diviners mad; that turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;

frustrateth

Isaiah 47:12-14 Stand now with your enchantments, and with the multitude of your …

1 Kings 22:11,12,22-25,37 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he …

2 Chronicles 18:11,34 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramothgilead, …

Jeremiah 27:9,10 Therefore listen not you to your prophets, nor to your diviners, …

Jeremiah 28:9-17 The prophet which prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet …

Jeremiah 50:36 A sword is on the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is on her mighty …

maketh

Exodus 9:11 And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; …

Exodus 2:19-12 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, …

Exodus 4:7 And he said, Put your hand into your bosom again. And he put his …

Exodus 5:6-8 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, …

turneth

Isaiah 19:11-14 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors …

Isaiah 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this …

2 Samuel 15:31 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators …

2 Samuel 16:23 And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counceled in those days, …

2 Samuel 17:23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled …

Job 5:12-14 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot …

Psalm 33:10 The LORD brings the counsel of the heathen to nothing: he makes the …

Jeremiah 49:7 Concerning Edom, thus said the LORD of hosts; Is wisdom no more in …

Jeremiah 51:57 And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, …

1 Corinthians 1:29-27 That no flesh should glory in his presence…

1 Corinthians 3:19,20 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, …

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