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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 takes the wise in their own craftiness; the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
He takes the wise in their own prudence, and the counsel of his adversaries is turned to folly.

King James 2000 Bible
He takes the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the cunning is quickly ended.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; and the counsel of the wily is carried headlong:

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

Webster's Bible Translation
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.

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,
Study Bible
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?' But 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, or counsel to the wise, or 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 …

2 Samuel 17:23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled …

Esther 6:4-11 And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Haman was come into the …

Esther 7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. …

Esther 9:25 But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that …

Psalm 7:15,16 He made a pit, and dig it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made…

Psalm 9:15,16 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which …

Psalm 35:7,8 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which …

Luke 1:51 He has showed strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in …

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

of the froword.

Psalm 18:26 With the pure you will show yourself pure; and with the fraudulent …

Proverbs 3:32 For the fraudulent is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is …







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

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

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

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

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

of the cunning.
נִפְתָּלִ֣ים (nip̄·tā·lîm)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6617: To twine, to struggle, be, tortuous
(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). 5:6-16 Eliphaz reminds Job, that no affliction comes by chance, nor is to be placed to second causes. The difference between prosperity and adversity is not so exactly observed, as that between day and night, summer and winter; but it is according to the will and counsel of God. We must not attribute our afflictions to fortune, for they are from God; nor our sins to fate, for they are from ourselves. Man is born in sin, and therefore born to trouble. There is nothing in this world we are born to, and can truly call our own, but sin and trouble. Actual transgressions are sparks that fly out of the furnace of original corruption. Such is the frailty of our bodies, and the vanity of all our enjoyments, that our troubles arise thence as the sparks fly upward; so many are they, and so fast does one follow another. Eliphaz reproves Job for not seeking God, instead of quarrelling with him. Is any afflicted? let him pray. It is heart's ease, a salve for every sore. Eliphaz speaks of rain, which we are apt to look upon as a little thing; but if we consider how it is produced, and what is produced by it, we shall see it to be a great work of power and goodness. Too often the great Author of all our comforts, and the manner in which they are conveyed to us, are not noticed, because they are received as things of course. In the ways of Providence, the experiences of some are encouragements to others, to hope the best in the worst of times; for it is the glory of God to send help to the helpless, and hope to the hopeless. And daring sinners are confounded, and forced to acknowledge the justice of God's proceedings.
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