Job 5:13

“He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He taketh the wise in their owne craftinesse: and the counsell of the froward is caried headlong.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He captures the wise by their own shrewdness, And the advice of the cunning is quickly thwarted.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; And the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He takes the wise in their secret designs, and the purposes of the twisted are cut off suddenly.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

Capturing the wise in their subtilty, And the counsel of wrestling ones was hastened,
- Youngs Literal Bible

He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; and the counsel of the wily is carried headlong.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 5:13


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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