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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Strength; might; secret power.

2. (n.) Art or skill; dexterity in particular manual employment; hence, the occupation or employment itself; manual art; a trade.

3. (n.) Those engaged in any trade, taken collectively; a guild; as, the craft of ironmongers.

4. (n.) Cunning, art, or skill, in a bad sense, or applied to bad purposes; artifice; guile; skill or dexterity employed to effect purposes by deceit or shrewd devices.

5. (n.) A vessel; vessels of any kind; -- generally used in a collective sense.

6. (v. t.) To play tricks; to practice artifice.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

kraft, kraf'-ti-nes, kraf'-ti, (panourgia), (panourgos): The original meaning is that of "ability to do anything," universally applied in a bad sense to unscrupulous wickedness, that stops short of no measure, however reprehensible, in order to attain its purposes; then, in a modified form, to resourcefulness in wrong, cunning (Daniel 8:25; 2 Maccabees 12:24; the Revised Version, margin "jugglery"). In Luke 20:23, Jesus perceives "the craftiness" of His adversaries, i.e. the complicated network which they have laid to ensnare Him. The art with which a plot is concealed, and its direction to the ruin of others, are elements that enter into the meaning. Heinrici on 1 Corinthians 3:19 illustrates from Plato the distinction between craftiness and wisdom. There is a touch of humor in 2 Corinthians 12:16, when Paul speaks of his conduct toward the Corinthians as having been "crafty."

H. E. Jacobs

5078. techne -- art, craft, trade
... art, craft, trade. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: techne Phonetic
Spelling: (tekh'-nay) Short Definition: art, skill, trade Definition: art ...
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1388. dolos -- a bait, fig. craft, deceit
... craft, deceit. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: dolos Phonetic Spelling:
(dol'-os) Short Definition: deceit, guile, treachery Definition: deceit ...
// - 7k

3180. methodeia -- craft, deceit
... craft, deceit. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: methodeia Phonetic
Spelling: (meth-od-i'-ah) Short Definition: scheming, craftiness Definition ...
// - 7k

3673. homotechnos -- of the same trade
... trade. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: homotechnos Phonetic Spelling:
(hom-ot'-ekh-nos) Short Definition: of the same trade or craft Definition: of ...
// - 6k

2039. ergasia -- work (noun)
... craft, diligence, gain, work. From ergates; occupation; by implication, profit,
pains -- craft, diligence, gain, work. see GREEK ergates. ...
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3313. meros -- a part, share, portion
... to get as a section or allotment); a division or share (literally or figuratively,
in a wide application) -- behalf, course, coast, craft, particular (+ -ly ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
5231. nekel -- wiliness, craft, knavery
... 5230, 5231. nekel. 5232 . wiliness, craft, knavery. Transliteration: nekel
Phonetic Spelling: (nay'-kel) Short Definition: tricks. ...
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4820. mirmah -- deceit, treachery
... treachery (2). craft, deceitful false, feigned, guile, treachery. From ramah
in the sense of deceiving; fraud -- craft, deceit(-ful ...
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7914b. sekiyyah -- perhaps ship
... perhaps ship. Transliteration: sekiyyah Short Definition: craft. Word Origin from
the same as sekvi Definition perhaps ship NASB Word Usage craft (1). ...
/hebrew/7914b.htm - 5k

3784. kashaph -- to practice sorcery
... sorcerer, use witchcraft. A primitive root; properly, to whisper a spell, ie To
inchant or practise magic -- sorcerer, (use) witch(-craft). 3783, 3784. ...
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2791. cheresh -- silently, secretly
... cunning, secretly From charash; magical craft; also silence -- cunning, secretly.
see HEBREW charash. 2790b, 2791. cheresh. 2791a . Strong's Numbers.
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Hebrew Craft
... CHAPTER XI HEBREW CRAFT. When Mentu returned from On a light had kindled in his
eyes and his stately step had grown elastic. ... "It is Hebrew craft!". ...
// yoke/chapter xi hebrew craft.htm

The Craft of the Pelagians.
... Book IV. Chapter 19."The Craft of the Pelagians. And if these things be
so, let the Pelagians cease by their most insidious praises ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 19 the craft of the.htm

The Best Way to Baffle the Craft of the Enemy, is to be Subjected ...
... and External Penance. CHAP. I. The best way to baffle the Craft of the Enemy,
is to be Subjected to a Ghostly Father. 1. It is every ...
/.../the spiritual guide which disentangles the soul/chap i the best way.htm

The Fight with Wild Beasts at Ephesus
... 25. Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said,
Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.26. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/the fight with wild beasts.htm

Novatus, his Manner of Life and his Heresy.
... strength of his faith overcame the weakness of the flesh, and mightily conquered
the adversary,"these men found him out and detected his craft and duplicity ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xliii novatus his manner of.htm

Matt. xiii. 24-30.
... For indeed this also is a part of the devil's craft, by the side of the truth always
to bring in error, painting thereon many resemblances, so as easily to ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of saint matthew/homily xlvi matt xiii 24-30.htm

Days of Toil and Trial
... Demetrius, a manufacturer of silver shrines, calling together the workmen of his
craft, said: "Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth. ...
/.../white/the acts of the apostles/lesson 28 days of toil.htm

The Testament of Issachar Concerning Simplicity.
... years. What shall I do to thee, because the craft and the subtlety of men
are increased, and craft prospereth upon the earth? And ...
/.../v the testament of issachar concerning.htm

Grace and Glory
... We call it craft"the glory of the sophist, who could prove or disprove anything
for gain or display; the glory of the successful adventurer, whose shrewdness ...
/.../kingsley/all saints day and other sermons/sermon xxxv grace and glory.htm

... a wheel, so there is within our being a rudder, or whatever you may call it, which
is turned by a small wheel, and as we turn the entire craft either leeward ...
// work of the holy spirit/xvi self-denial.htm

Craft (14 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Those engaged in any trade, taken collectively; a guild; as, the craft of
ironmongers. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CRAFT; CRAFTINESS; CRAFTY. ...
/c/craft.htm - 12k

Crafty (15 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Relating to, or characterized by, craft or skill; dexterous. ... 3. (a.) Skillful
at deceiving others; characterized by craft; cunning; wily. Int. ...
/c/crafty.htm - 11k

Working (205 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Acts 18:3 and because of being of the same craft, he did remain with them,
and was working, for they were tent-makers as to craft; (YLT NAS). ...
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Policy (3 Occurrences)
... pol'-i-si: Literally "method of government," and so "ability to manage affairs."
In a bad sense, "cunning," "craft," in Daniel 8:25 (sekhel, "understanding ...
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Beguile (10 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or impose on, as by a
false statement; to lure. 2. (vt) To elude, or evade by craft; to foil. ...
/b/beguile.htm - 10k

... The cases of Ishmael, Moab, etc., are similar. The traditional originator of a craft
is the father of those who practice the craft (eg Genesis 4:20, 21, 22). ...
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Subtilty (9 Occurrences)
... subtlety of air or light. 2. (n.) Refinement; extreme acuteness; subtlety.
3. (n.) Cunning; skill; craft. 4. (n.) Slyness in design ...
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Cunning (43 Occurrences)
... 5. (a.) Knowledge; art; skill; dexterity. 6. (n.) The faculty or act of using stratagem
to accomplish a purpose; fraudulent skill or dexterity; deceit; craft. ...
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Cracks (9 Occurrences)

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... There are none now standing, and what the spade has uncovered proves little
more than a mere building craft of an inferior order. ...
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Bible Concordance
Craft (14 Occurrences)

Mark 14:1 After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.

Acts 13:10 said, "You who are full of every kind of craftiness and unscrupulous cunning--you son of the Devil and foe to all that is right--will you never cease to misrepresent the straight paths of the Lord?
(Root in WEY DBY)

Acts 18:3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

Acts 19:25 Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.

Acts 19:27 So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I am afraid that somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve in his craftiness, so your minds might be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Revelation 18:22 The voice of harpists, minstrels, flute players, and trumpeters will be heard no more at all in you. No craftsman, of whatever craft, will be found any more at all in you. The sound of a mill will be heard no more at all in you.

Exodus 31:5 and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of workmanship.

Exodus 35:33 in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of skillful workmanship.

Joshua 9:4 then they also acted with craft, and they went prepared as on a journey, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine-flasks, old and rent and tied up;

1 Chronicles 28:21 Behold, there are the divisions of the priests and the Levites, for all the service of the house of God: and there shall be with you in all manner of work every willing man who has skill, for any manner of service: also the captains and all the people will be entirely at your command.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 2:16 And on all the ships of Tarshish, and on all the fair boats.

Isaiah 25:11 He will spread out his hands in its midst, like one who swims spreads out hands to swim, but his pride will be humbled together with the craft of his hands.

Daniel 8:25 Through his policy he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and in their security shall he destroy many: he shall also stand up against the prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.



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