Isaiah 44:25
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,

Berean Study Bible
who foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners, who confounds the wise and turns their knowledge into nonsense,

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;

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;

Contemporary English Version
I make liars of false prophets and fools of fortunetellers. I take human wisdom and turn it into nonsense.

Good News Translation
I make fools of fortunetellers and frustrate the predictions of astrologers. The words of the wise I refute and show that their wisdom is foolishness.

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;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Who else will frustrate the tokens of those that have divining spirits, and prophecies from the heart of man? turning the wise back, and making their counsel foolishness;

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.
Study Bible
Jerusalem to Be Restored
24Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer who formed you from the womb: “I am the LORD, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who by Myself spread out the earth, 25who foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners, who confounds the wise and turns their knowledge into nonsense, 26who confirms the message of His servant and fulfills the counsel of His messengers, who says of Jerusalem, ‘She will be inhabited,’ and of the cities of Judah, ‘They will be rebuilt, and I will restore their ruins,’…
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: "Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom." So David pleaded, "O LORD, please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness!"

Job 5:12
He thwarts the schemes of the crafty, so that their hands find no success.

Psalm 33:10
The LORD frustrates the plans of the nations; He thwarts the devices of the peoples.

Isaiah 29:14
Therefore I will again confound these people with wonder upon wonder. The wisdom of the wise will perish, and the intelligence of the intelligent will be hidden.

Isaiah 47:13
You are wearied from your many counsels. So let them stand and save you--the astrologers who observe the stars, who monthly predict your fate.

Jeremiah 50:36
A sword is against her diviners, and they will become fools. A sword is against her warriors, and they will be filled with terror.

Jeremiah 51:57
I will make her princes and wise men drunk, along with her governors, officials, and warriors. Then they will fall asleep forever and not wake up," declares the King, whose name is the LORD of Hosts.

Daniel 4:7
When the magicians, enchanters, astrologers, and diviners came in, I told them the dream, and they could not interpret it for me.

Daniel 5:7
The king called out for the enchanters, astrologers, and diviners to be brought in, and he said to these wise men of Babylon, "Whoever reads this inscription and tells me its interpretation will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around his neck, and he will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom."

Hosea 9:7
The days of punishment have come; the days of retribution have arrived--let Israel know it. The prophet is called a fool, and the inspired man insane, because of the greatness of your iniquity and hostility.

Micah 3:7
Then the seers will be ashamed and the diviners disgraced. They will all cover their mouths because there is no answer from God.

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 thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail…

1 Kings 22:11,12,22-25,37
And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he said, Thus saith the LORD, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until thou have consumed them…

2 Chronicles 18:11,34
And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramothgilead, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king…

maketh

Exodus 9:11
And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.

Exodus 2:19-12
And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock…

Exodus 4:7
And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.

turneth

Isaiah 19:11-14
Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellers of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings? …

Isaiah 29:14
Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

2 Samuel 15:31
And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.







Lexicon
who foils
מֵפֵר֙ (mê·p̄êr)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6565: To break up, to violate, frustrate

the signs
אֹת֣וֹת (’ō·ṯō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 226: A signal, as a, flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence

of false prophets
בַּדִּ֔ים (bad·dîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 907: A brag, lie, a liar

and makes fools of
יְהוֹלֵ֑ל (yə·hō·w·lêl)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1984: To shine

diviners,
וְקֹסְמִ֖ים (wə·qō·sə·mîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7080: To distribute, determine by lot, magical scroll, to divine

who confounds
מֵשִׁ֧יב (mê·šîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

the wise
חֲכָמִ֛ים (ḥă·ḵā·mîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise

and turns their knowledge
וְדַעְתָּ֥ם (wə·ḏa‘·tām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1847: Knowledge

into nonsense,
יְשַׂכֵּֽל׃ (yə·śak·kêl)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5528: To be foolish or a fool
(25) That frustrateth the tokens of the liars.--Better, of the praters--i.e., the false prophets of Babylon. It is implied that they, after the manner of the false seers of Judah (Jeremiah 23:16-17), predicted for the kings of Babylon a time of prosperity and peace.

Verse 25. - That frustrateth the tokens of the liars; i.e. "who brings to nought the prognostications of the astrologers and soothsayers, that pretend falsely to a knowledge of future events" (see Isaiah 49:13; and comp. Jeremiah 29:8, 9); and maketh diviners mad; i.e. "shows them to be thole or madmen" (see Job 12:17). That turneth wise men backward; i.e. "repulses them - puts them to flight." Pretenders to wisdom, rather than truly wise men, are meant. 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.
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