New Living Translation
He traps the wise in their own cleverness so their cunning schemes are thwarted.
King James Bible
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
Darby Bible Translation
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; and the counsel of the wily 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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:13 The wise - Men wise to do evil, and wise in the opinion of the world, he not only deceives in their hopes and counsels, but turns them against themselves. Froward - Or, wrestlers: such as wind and turn every way, as wrestlers do, and will leave no means untried to accomplish their counsels. Is carried - Is tumbled down and broken, and that by their own precipitation.
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1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, "He traps the wise in the snare of their own cleverness."
Your sins are telling your mouth what to say. Your words are based on clever deception.
No wonder people everywhere fear him. All who are wise show him reverence."
"'How can you say, "We are wise because we have the word of the LORD," when your teachers have twisted it by writing lies?
Then the people said, "Come on, let's plot a way to stop Jeremiah. We have plenty of priests and wise men and prophets. We don't need him to teach the word and give us advice and prophecies. Let's spread rumors about him and ignore what he says."
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