“He leadeth counsellers away spoiled, and maketh the Iudges fooles.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
Wesley's Notes for Job 12:17
12:17 Spoiled - The wise counsellors or statesmen, by whom the affairs of kings and kingdoms are ordered, he leadeth away as captives in triumph, being spoiled either of that wisdom which they had, or seemed to have; or of that power and dignity which they had enjoyed. Fools - By discovering their folly, and by infatuating their minds, and turning their own counsels to their ruin.
He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
- King James Version
"He makes counselors walk barefoot And makes fools of judges.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
He leadeth counsellors away stripped, And judges maketh he fools.
- American Standard Version (1901)
He takes away the wisdom of the wise guides, and makes judges foolish;
- Basic English Bible
He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and judges maketh he fools;
- Darby Bible
He leadeth counselors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
- Webster's Bible
He leads counselors away stripped. He makes judges fools.
- World English Bible
Causing counsellors to go away a spoil, And judges He maketh foolish.
- Youngs Literal Bible
He leadeth counsellors away stripped, and judges maketh He fools.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible