Job 5:13
New International Version
He catches the wise in their craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are swept away.

New Living Translation
He traps the wise in their own cleverness so their cunning schemes are thwarted.

English Standard Version
He catches the wise in their own craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are brought to a quick end.

Berean Study Bible
He catches the wise in their craftiness, and sweeps away the plans of the cunning.

King James Bible
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.

New King James Version
He catches the wise in their own craftiness, And the counsel of the cunning comes quickly upon them.

New American Standard Bible
“He captures the wise by their own cleverness, And the advice of the cunning is quickly thwarted.

NASB 1995
"He captures the wise by their own shrewdness, And the advice of the cunning is quickly thwarted.

NASB 1977
“He captures the wise by their own shrewdness And the advice of the cunning is quickly thwarted.

Amplified Bible
“He catches the [so-called] wise in their own shrewdness, And the advice of the devious is quickly thwarted.

Christian Standard Bible
He traps the wise in their craftiness so that the plans of the deceptive are quickly brought to an end.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He traps the wise in their craftiness so that the plans of the deceptive are quickly brought to an end.

American Standard Version
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; And the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He seizes wise men in their philosophy and the thinking of the crafty he brings to nothing

Brenton Septuagint Translation
who takes the wise in their wisdom, and subverts the counsel of the crafty

Contemporary English Version
in their own evil schemes, and their wisdom fails.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who catcheth the wise in their craftiness, and disappointeth the counsel of the wicked:

English Revised Version
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He catches the wise with their own tricks. The plans of schemers prove to be hasty.

International Standard Version
He captures the wise in their own craftiness, bringing a quick end to their cunning advice.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; And the counsel of the wily is carried headlong.

Literal Standard Version
Capturing the wise in their subtlety, "" And the counsel of wrestling ones was hurried,

NET Bible
He catches the wise in their own craftiness, and the counsel of the cunning is brought to a quick end.

New Heart English Bible
He traps the wise in their own craftiness, and the counsel of the cunning are brought to a quick end.

World English Bible
He takes the wise in their own craftiness; the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.

Young's Literal Translation
Capturing the wise in their subtilty, And the counsel of wrestling ones was hastened,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
12He thwarts the schemes of the crafty, so that their hands find no success. 13He catches the wise in their craftiness, and sweeps away the plans of the cunning. 14They encounter darkness by day and grope at noon as in the night.…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight. As it is written: "He catches the wise in their craftiness."

Job 15:5
For your iniquity instructs your mouth, and you choose the language of the crafty.

Job 37:24
Therefore, men fear Him, for He is not partial to the wise in heart."

Jeremiah 8:8
How can you say, 'We are wise, and the Law of the LORD is with us,' when in fact the lying pen of the scribes has produced a deception?

Jeremiah 18:18
Then some said, "Come, let us make plans against Jeremiah, for the law will never be lost to the priest, nor counsel to the wise, nor an oracle to the prophet. Come, let us denounce him and pay no heed to any of his words."


Treasury of Scripture

He takes the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the fraudulent is carried headlong.

taketh.

2 Samuel 15:31,34
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…

2 Samuel 17:23
And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose, and gat him home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father.

Esther 6:4-11
And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Haman was come into the outward court of the king's house, to speak unto the king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him…

of the froword.

Psalm 18:26
With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.

Proverbs 3:32
For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.









(13) He taketh the wise.--St. Paul quotes the former half of this verse in his warning to the Corinthians (1Corinthians 3:19): "The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness." The word rendered "froward" means crooked, perverse, or tortuous. The name Naphtali is derived from the same root (Genesis 30:8).

Verse 13. - He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. Men are, as Shakespeare says, "hoist with their own petard." They "fall into their own nets together" (Psalm 141:11), while the godly, their intended prey, "escape them." And this is God's doing - it is his providence which brings it to pass. And the counsel of the froward is carried headlong; or, "put to confusion" (Lee).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He catches
לֹכֵ֣ד (lō·ḵêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3920: To catch, to capture, occupy, to choose, to cohere

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

in their craftiness,
בְּעָרְמָ֑ם (bə·‘ā·rə·mām)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6193: A stratagem

and sweeps away
נִמְהָֽרָה׃ (nim·hā·rāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 4116: To be liquid, flow easily, to hurry, promptly

the plans
וַעֲצַ֖ת (wa·‘ă·ṣaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 6098: Advice, plan, prudence

of the cunning.
נִפְתָּלִ֣ים (nip̄·tā·lîm)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 6617: To twine, to struggle, be, tortuous


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