Job 12:17
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New International Version
He leads rulers away stripped and makes fools of judges.

New Living Translation
He leads counselors away, stripped of good judgment; wise judges become fools.

English Standard Version
He leads counselors away stripped, and judges he makes fools.

New American Standard Bible
"He makes counselors walk barefoot And makes fools of judges.

King James Bible
He leadeth counsellers away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He leads counselors away barefoot and makes judges go mad.

International Standard Version
He leads counselors away naked; he turns judges into fools.

NET Bible
He leads counselors away stripped and makes judges into fools.

New Heart English Bible
He leads counselors away stripped. He makes judges fools.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He leads counselors away barefoot and makes fools out of judges.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He leadeth counsellors away stripped, And judges maketh He fools.

New American Standard 1977
“He makes counselors walk barefoot,
            And makes fools of judges.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He causes the counsellors to walk away stripped of counsel and makes the judges to be fools.

King James 2000 Bible
He leads counselors away plundered, and makes the judges fools.

American King James Version
He leads counsellors away spoiled, and makes the judges fools.

American Standard Version
He leadeth counsellors away stripped, And judges maketh he fools.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He bringeth counsellors to a foolish end, and judges to insensibility.

Darby Bible Translation
He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and judges maketh he fools;

English Revised Version
He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and judges maketh he fools.

Webster's Bible Translation
He leadeth counselors away spoiled, and maketh the judges 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.
Study Bible
Job's Response to Zophar
16"With Him are strength and sound wisdom, The misled and the misleader belong to Him. 17"He makes counselors walk barefoot And makes fools of judges. 18"He loosens the bond of kings And binds their loins with a girdle.…
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?

Job 3:14
With kings and with counselors of the earth, Who rebuilt ruins for themselves;

Job 9:24
"The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He covers the faces of its judges. If it is not He, then who is it?

Job 19:9
"He has stripped my honor from me And removed the crown from my head.

Daniel 9:12
"Thus He has confirmed His words which He had spoken against us and against our rulers who ruled us, to bring on us great calamity; for under the whole heaven there has not been done anything like what was done to Jerusalem.
Treasury of Scripture

He leads counsellors away spoiled, and makes the judges fools.

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

2 Samuel 17:14,23 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai …

Isaiah 19:12-14 Where are they? where are your wise men? and let them tell you now, …

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

1 Corinthians 1:19,20 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will …

Verse 17. - He leadeth counsellors away spoiled. The wise of the earth cannot resist or escape him; he frustrates their designs and overthrows them, and, as it were, leads them away captive. And maketh the judges fools; rather, and judges maketh he fools. There is no article, and no particular judges are referred to (comp. Isaiah 44:25). He leadeth counsellors away spoiled,.... Such who have the greatest share of knowledge and wisdom in civil things, and are capable of giving advice to others, and are very useful in commonwealths, in cities, towns, and neighbourhoods; wherefore it is a judgment on a people when such are removed, Isaiah 3:3; these God can spoil at once of all their wisdom and knowledge, and render them unfit to give advice and counsel to others; or he can confound their schemes, disappoint their devices, carry their counsel headlong, and make it of none effect, and so spoil them of their ends and views, and of their fame, credit, and reputation:

and maketh the judges fools; men of great parts, abilities, and capacities, whereby they are qualified to sit upon the bench, preside in courts of judicature, and judge in all matters of controversy that come before them; and it is a happiness to a country to have such persons, as it is a judgment to have them removed, see Isaiah 3:2; yet God can take away the wisdom of such men, deprive them of their natural abilities, and so infatuate them, that they shall not be able to understand a cause, but pass a foolish sentence, to their own shame and disgrace, as well as to the injury of others; see Isaiah 40:23. 12:12-25 This is a noble discourse of Job concerning the wisdom, power, and sovereignty of God, in ordering all the affairs of the children of men, according to the counsel of His own will, which none can resist. It were well if wise and good men, who differ about lesser things, would see how it is for their honour and comfort, and the good of others, to dwell most upon the great things in which they agree. Here are no complaints, or reflections. He gives many instances of God's powerful management of the children of men, overruling all their counsels, and overcoming all their oppositions. Having all strength and wisdom, God knows how to make use, even of those who are foolish and bad; otherwise there is so little wisdom and so little honesty in the world, that all had been in confusion and ruin long ago. These important truths were suited to convince the disputants that they were out of their depth in attempting to assign the Lord's reasons for afflicting Job; his ways are unsearchable, and his judgments past finding out. Let us remark what beautiful illustrations there are in the word of God, confirming his sovereignty, and wisdom in that sovereignty: but the highest and infinitely the most important is, that the Lord Jesus was crucified by the malice of the Jews; and who but the Lord could have known that this one event was the salvation of the world?
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