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And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.
Turn the counsel
2 Samuel 15:12
And Absalom sent and called Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counsellor, out of his city, out of Gilo, when he was offering sacrifices, - and so it was that the conspiracy was strong, and, the people, went on multiplying with Absolom.
Yahweh! how have mine adversaries multiplied, Multitudes, are rising against me;
Even the man whom I used to salute, in whom I put confidence, who used to eat my bread, - hath magnified his heel against me!
For it is, not an enemy, that reproacheth me, Or I could bear it, - Not one that hath hated me, who, against me, hath magnified himself, Or I might hide myself from him;
Then, went one of the twelve, the one called Judas Iscariot, unto the High-priests,
Not, concerning you all, am I speaking, - for, I, know of whom I made choice; but -- that, the Scripture, might be fulfilled: He that feedeth on my bread, hath lifted up against me, his heel.
Desolations on them! Let them go down into hades alive, For, wicked doings, are at home within them.
And, with words of hatred, have they surrounded me, and have made war upon me without cause:
Turn the counsel
2 Samuel 16:23
Now, the counsel of Ahithophel which he counselled in those days, was as if a man had enquired at the oracle of God, - so, was all the counsel of Ahithophel, both to David, and also to Absolom.
2 Samuel 17:14
Then said Absolom and all the men of Israel, Better, is the counsel of Hushai the Archite, than the counsel of Ahithophel. Yahweh, indeed, had given charge to frustrate the wise counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that Yahweh might bring upon Absolom, ruin.
Who doth frustrate the schemes of the crafty, that their hands cannot achieve abiding success;
With Him, is strength and effective wisdom, to Him, belong he that erreth, and he that causeth to err.
And the spirit of Egypt, shall vanish, within them, Yea the sagacity thereof, will I swallow up, - And they will seek Unto the idols and Unto them that mutter, and Unto them that have familiar spirits, and Unto the wizards;
How can ye say, Wise, are, we, And the law of Yahweh, is with us? But indeed lo! falsely, hath dealt the false pen of the scribes!
1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no one be deceiving himself: - if anyone imagineth himself to be wise among you, in this age, let him become foolish, that he may become wise;
This wisdom is not one, from above, coming down, but is earthly, born of the soul, demoniacal!