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1 Corinthians 1:20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

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Romans 1:22 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools;

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1 Corinthians 1:19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

19 For it is written,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
    and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

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Job 12:17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 He leads counselors away stripped,
    and makes fools of judges.

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Isaiah 44:25 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

25 who frustrates the omens of liars,
    and makes fools of diviners;
who turns back the wise,
    and makes their knowledge foolish;

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Isaiah 33:18 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 Your mind will muse on the terror:
    “Where is the one who counted?
    Where is the one who weighed the tribute?
    Where is the one who counted the towers?”

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1 Corinthians 3:19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written,

“He catches the wise in their craftiness,”

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1 Corinthians 2:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The True Wisdom of God

Yet among the mature we do speak wisdom, though it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to perish.

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Isaiah 53:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

53 Who has believed what we have heard?
    And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

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Job 12:24 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

24 He strips understanding from the leaders[a] of the earth,
    and makes them wander in a pathless waste.

Footnotes:

  1. Job 12:24 Heb adds of the people
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Job 12:20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 He deprives of speech those who are trusted,
    and takes away the discernment of the elders.

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2 Samuel 17:23 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 When Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and went off home to his own city. He set his house in order, and hanged himself; he died and was buried in the tomb of his father.

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2 Samuel 17:14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel.” For the Lord had ordained to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, so that the Lord might bring ruin on Absalom.

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2 Samuel 16:23 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 Now in those days the counsel that Ahithophel gave was as if one consulted the oracle[a] of God; so all the counsel of Ahithophel was esteemed, both by David and by Absalom.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Samuel 16:23 Heb word
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2 Samuel 15:31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

31 David was told that Ahithophel was among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, “O Lord, I pray you, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.”

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Isaiah 19:11-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish;
    the wise counselors of Pharaoh give stupid counsel.
How can you say to Pharaoh,
    “I am one of the sages,
    a descendant of ancient kings”?
12 Where now are your sages?
    Let them tell you and make known
    what the Lord of hosts has planned against Egypt.

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