New International Version
He leads rulers away stripped and makes fools of judges.
King James Bible
He leadeth counsellers away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
Darby Bible Translation
He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and judges maketh he fools;
World English Bible
He leads counselors away stripped. He makes judges fools.
Young's Literal Translation
Causing counsellors to go away a spoil, And judges He maketh foolish.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He leadeth counsellors away spoiled - The events of war are also in his hand. It is he who gives victory; through him even the counsellors - the great men and chief men, are often led into captivity, and found among the spoils.
And maketh the judges fools - He infatuates the judges. Does this refer to the foolish conduct of some of the Israelitish judges, such as Samson?
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1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
with kings and rulers of the earth, who built for themselves places now lying in ruins,
When a land falls into the hands of the wicked, he blindfolds its judges. If it is not he, then who is it?
He has stripped me of my honor and removed the crown from my head.
You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing on us great disaster. Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like what has been done to Jerusalem.
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