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Job 12:17
He leadeth counselors away despoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
He leadeth counsellors away stripped, And judges maketh he fools.
“He makes [great and scheming] counselors walk barefoot And makes fools of judges.
He leads [great and scheming] counselors away stripped and barefoot and makes the judges fools [in human estimation, by overthrowing their plans].
He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
He leads advisors away barefoot; makes madmen of judges;
He leads counselors away captive, he makes fools of judges.
God destroys counselors, turns judges into fools,
He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and judges maketh he fools;
He bringeth counsellors to a foolish end, and judges to insensibility.
He strips advisors of their wisdom and makes leaders act like fools.
He leads counselors away stripped, and judges he makes fools.
He leads counsellors away stripped, and judges he makes fools.
God leads ·the wise away [counselors] ·as captives [plundered] and ·turns judges into fools [L renders judges deluded].
He causeth the counselors to go as spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
He leads counselors away barefoot and makes fools out of judges.
He takes away the wisdom of rulers and makes leaders act like fools.
He leads counselors away barefoot and makes judges go mad.
God leads wise men away as captives. He turns wise judges into fools.
He leads counselors away naked; he turns judges into fools.
He causes the counsellors to walk away stripped of counsel and makes the judges to be fools.
He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
He leads counselors away stripped, and he makes fools of judges.
“He makes fools of counselors and judges.
“True wisdom and real power belong to God; from him we learn how to live, and also what to live for. If he tears something down, it’s down for good; if he locks people up, they’re locked up for good. If he holds back the rain, there’s a drought; if he lets it loose, there’s a flood. Strength and success belong to God; both deceived and deceiver must answer to him. He strips experts of their vaunted credentials, exposes judges as witless fools. He divests kings of their royal garments, then ties a rag around their waists. He strips priests of their robes, and fires high officials from their jobs. He forces trusted sages to keep silence, deprives elders of their good sense and wisdom. He dumps contempt on famous people, disarms the strong and mighty. He shines a spotlight into caves of darkness, hauls deepest darkness into the noonday sun. He makes nations rise and then fall, builds up some and abandons others. He robs world leaders of their reason, and sends them off into no-man’s-land. They grope in the dark without a clue, lurching and staggering like drunks.”
He leads counselors away stripped and makes fools of judges.
He leads counselors away barefoot and makes fools out of judges.
He sends counselors away barefoot, makes fools of judges.
“He makes counselors walk barefoot And makes fools of judges.
God leads the wise away as captives and turns judges into fools.
He leads counselors away stripped and makes judges into fools.
He removes the wisdom of rulers and leads them away. He makes judges look foolish.
He leads rulers away stripped and makes fools of judges.
He leads rulers away stripped and makes fools of judges.
He leads counselors away plundered, And makes fools of the judges.
He takes wisdom away from leaders and makes fools of judges.
He leads counselors away, stripped of good judgment; wise judges become fools.
He leads counselors away stripped, and makes fools of judges.
He leads counsellors away stripped, and makes fools of judges.
He leads counsellors away stripped, and makes fools of judges.
He leads counselors away stripped, and makes fools of judges.
He leadeth yoatzim (counsellors) away stripped, and maketh the shofetim (judges) fools.
He leads counselors away stripped, and judges he makes fools.
He leads counselors away stripped, and judges he makes fools.
He leads counselors away stripped and makes judges into fools.
He leads the counselors off as captives, barefoot and stripped; He makes a mockery of judges.
He leads counselors away stripped. He makes judges fools.
And he bringeth counsellors into a fond end, and judges into wondering, either astonishing. (And he bringeth counsellors to a foolish end, and judges to madness.)
Causing counsellors to go away a spoil, And judges He maketh foolish.
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