Subtlety
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The quality or state of being subtle, or sly; cunning; craftiness; artfulness.

2. (n.) Nice discernment with delicacy of mental action; nicety of discrimination.

3. (n.) Something that is sly, crafty, or delusive.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SUBTIL; SUBTLE; SUBTLETY; SUBTILTY

sub'-til, sut'-'-l, sut'-'-l-ti (chakham, nakhal, mirmah; dolos): These words are used

(1) in a good sense: 2 Samuel 13:3, chakham, "wise," "Jonadab was a very subtle (the American Standard Revised Version "subtle") man" (discreet); Proverbs 1:4, `ormah, "prudence," "to give subtlety to the simple," the American Standard Revised Version and the English Revised Version margin "prudence"; The Wisdom of Solomon 7:22, leptos, "thin," said of the spirit in Wisdom (very fine or refined); 8:8, strophe, "winding," "subtilties of speeches"; Ecclesiasticus 39:2, "subtil parables," the Revised Version (British and American) "the subtleties of parables";

(2) in a bad sense: Genesis 3:1, `arum, "crafty," "Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field," the American Standard Revised Version "subtle."

Genesis 27:35, mirmah, "deceit," "fraud," "Thy brother came with subtlety," the Revised Version (British and American) "with guile"; Psalm 105:25, nakhal, "to deceive," the King James Version "deal subtlely," the American Standard Revised Version "subtly"; Proverbs 7:10, natsar, "to watch," "guard," "to be hidden or subtle of heart," the Revised Version (British and American) "wily," margin " `close,' Hebrew `guarded' "; 2 Kings 10:19, `oqebhah, "deceit" or "treachery" (here only); Judith 5:11, katasophizo, "to use subtlety"; Ecclesiasticus 19:25, panourgia, "cunning," "unscrupulousness," "There is an exquisite subtlety, and the same is unjust"; 2 Corinthians 11:3, "The serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety," the Revised Version (British and American) "in his craftiness"; Matthew 26:4, dolos, "deceit," "that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him"; Acts 13:10, "O full of all subtlety and all mischief," the Revised Version (British and American) "all guile and all villany."

English Revised Version has "subtilty" for "wisdom" (Proverbs 8:5, 12), margin and the American Standard Revised Version, "prudence"; for "with subtlety" (the English Revised Version Mark 14:1, the King James Version "by craft") the American Standard Revised Version has "with subtlety."

W. L. Walker

Library

Of the Subtlety of the Bodies of the Blessed (Six Articles)
... OF THE SUBTLETY OF THE BODIES OF THE BLESSED (SIX ARTICLES). We must now
consider the subtlety of the bodies of the blessed. Under ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/of the subtlety of the.htm

Whether Subtlety is a Property of the Glorified Body?
... OF THE SUBTLETY OF THE BODIES OF THE BLESSED (SIX ARTICLES) Whether subtlety
is a property of the glorified body? Objection 1: It ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether subtlety is a property.htm

Whether by Reason of this Subtlety a Glorified Body is Able to be ...
... OF THE SUBTLETY OF THE BODIES OF THE BLESSED (SIX ARTICLES) Whether by reason of
this subtlety a glorified body is able to be in the same place with another ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether by reason of this.htm

Whether by virtue of Its Subtlety a Glorified Body Will no Longer ...
... OF THE SUBTLETY OF THE BODIES OF THE BLESSED (SIX ARTICLES) Whether by virtue of
its subtlety a glorified body will no longer need to be in an equal place? ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether by virtue of its.htm

February the Eighteenth the Subtlety of Temptation
... FEBRUARY The Eighteenth THE SUBTLETY OF TEMPTATION. JAMES i.12-20. Evil
enticements always come to us in borrowed attire. In the ...
/.../february the eighteenth the subtlety.htm

Simon's Subtlety.
... Book II. Chapter XXXVII."Simon's Subtlety. Then Simon said: "I admire, indeed, the
quickness of your wit, yet I do not embrace the error of your faith. ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter xxxvii simons subtlety.htm

"Full of all Subtlety and all Mischief. "
... Book III. Chapter XLII.""Full of All Subtlety and All Mischief.". But Peter,
when he heard him speak thus, grinding his teeth, and ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter xlii full of all subtlety.htm

Whether the Glorified Body, by Reason of Its Subtlety, Will be ...
... OF THE SUBTLETY OF THE BODIES OF THE BLESSED (SIX ARTICLES) Whether the glorified
body, by reason of its subtlety, will be impalpable? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the glorified body by.htm

But they Think Within Themselves that they Show Very Great ...
... Book I. Chapter 10. " 13. But they think within themselves that they
show very great subtlety in asking´┐Ż "13. But they think ...
/.../writings in connection with the donatist controversy /chapter 10 13 but.htm

Adam's Sin
... (1.) The subtlety of Satan's temptation. ... Satan's subtlety in tempting; (1.) He dealt
all along as an impostor, he ushered in his temptation by lies.1st Lie. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/watson/a body of divinity/2 adams sin.htm

Thesaurus
Subtlety (3 Occurrences)
... discrimination. 3. (n.) Something that is sly, crafty, or delusive. Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia. SUBTIL; SUBTLE; SUBTLETY; SUBTILTY. sub ...
/s/subtlety.htm - 10k

Subtilty (9 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The quality or state of being subtle; thinness; fineness; as, the subtlety
of air or light. 2. (n.) Refinement; extreme acuteness; subtlety. ...
/s/subtilty.htm - 12k

Subtle (5 Occurrences)
... apprehension; elusive. 4. (superl.) Smooth and deceptive. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. SUBTIL; SUBTLE; SUBTLETY; SUBTILTY. sub'-til ...
/s/subtle.htm - 11k

Subtil (3 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia SUBTIL; SUBTLE; SUBTLETY; SUBTILTY.
sub'-til, sut'-'-l, sut'-'-l-ti (chakham, nakhal, mirmah; dolos ...
/s/subtil.htm - 10k

Old (3966 Occurrences)
... 4. The Invasion of Subtlety: Even in this neutral garden existence it is noteworthy
that the man's nature evinces its superiority to the animal in the absence ...
/o/old.htm - 101k

Lying (203 Occurrences)
... results and penalties therefor. A careful study of these illustrations
will reveal the subtlety of falsehood. Sometimes a lie is ...
/l/lying.htm - 44k

Worshippers (45 Occurrences)
... Whoever is absent, he shall not live." But Jehu did it in subtlety, intending that
he might destroy the worshippers of Baal. (WEB KJV JPS ASV). ...
/w/worshippers.htm - 19k

Fails (35 Occurrences)
... Whoever is absent, he shall not live." But Jehu did it in subtlety, intending
that he might destroy the worshippers of Baal. (See NIV). ...
/f/fails.htm - 16k

Refine (9 Occurrences)
... 4. (vi) To improve in accuracy, delicacy, or excellence. 5. (vi) To affect nicety
or subtlety in thought or language. Multi-Version Concordance ...
/r/refine.htm - 9k

Refinement (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) That which is refined, elaborated, or polished to excess; an affected
subtlety; as, refinements of logic. Multi-Version Concordance ...
/r/refinement.htm - 7k

Bible Concordance
Subtlety (3 Occurrences)

Matthew 26:4 and they took counsel together that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.
(ASV DBY)

Mark 14:1 Now after two days was 'the feast of' the passover and the unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him with subtlety, and kill him:
(ASV DBY)

2 Kings 10:19 Now therefore call to me all the prophets of Baal, all of his worshippers, and all of his priests. Let none be absent; for I have a great sacrifice to Baal. Whoever is absent, he shall not live." But Jehu did it in subtlety, intending that he might destroy the worshippers of Baal.
(WEB JPS ASV)

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