In arrogance the wicked relentlessly pursue the afflicted; let them be caught in the schemes they have devised.
They devise clever schemes against Your people; they conspire against Your treasured ones.
They say, "Come, let us wipe them out as a nation so that Israel's name will no longer be remembered."
If they say-- "Come with us! Let's set an ambush and kill someone. Let's attack some innocent person just for fun!
Please come and put a curse on these people for me because they are more powerful than I am. I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land, for I know that those you bless are blessed and those you curse are cursed."
He traps the wise in their craftiness so that the plans of the deceptive are quickly brought to an end.
whose hearts He turned to hate His people and to deal deceptively with His servants.
There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it is the way of death.
No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel [will prevail] against the LORD.
He dealt deceitfully with our race and oppressed our forefathers by making them leave their infants outside so they wouldn't survive.
When it was day, the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves under a curse: neither to eat nor to drink until they had killed Paul.
No one should deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks he is wise in this age, he must become foolish so that he can become wise.
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, since it is written: He catches the wise in their craftiness--
and again, The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are futile.
Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic.
For where envy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every kind of evil.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without favoritism and hypocrisy.
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.