Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellers of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

Bible References

The princes

Isaiah 19:3
And the spirit of {the Egyptians} will be disturbed in his midst, and I will {confuse} his plans, and they will consult the idols and the spirits of the dead, and the ghosts and the spiritists.
Isaiah 29:14
therefore look, I am again doing something spectacular and a spectacle with this spectacular people. And the wisdom of its wise men shall perish, and the discernment of its discerning ones shall keep itself hidden."
Isaiah 44:25
who frustrates [the] signs of oracle priests and makes a fool of diviners, who drives [the] wise men back and makes their knowledge foolish,
Job 5:12
[He] is frustrating [the] devices of [the] crafty, and their hands do not achieve success.
Job 12:17
He leads counselors away stripped, and he makes fools of judges.
Psalm 33:10
Yahweh brings to nothing [the] plan of nations; he frustrates [the] intents of peoples.
Jeremiah 49:7
Concerning Edom, thus says Yahweh of hosts: "Is there no longer wisdom in Teman? Has counsel become lost from [those who] understand? Is their wisdom rotting?
Ezekiel 7:26
Calamity upon calamity will come, and rumor will be upon rumor. And they will seek a vision from a prophet, but instruction will perish from [the] priest and counsel from [the] elders.
1 Corinthians 1:19
For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will confound."


Isaiah 30:4
For his officials are at Zoan, and his envoys reach to Hanes.
Numbers 13:22
They went up through the Negev and came to Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai the descendants of the Anakites [were]. (Hebron was built seven years before Zoan [in] Egypt.)
Psalm 78:12
In front of their ancestors he did a wonder, in the land of Egypt, [in] the region of Zoan.
Ezekiel 30:14
And I will lay waste Pathros, and I will set fire in Zoan, and I will execute judgments in No.


Psalm 73:22
then I was brutish and ignorant. With you I was [like] the beasts.
Psalm 92:6
[The] brutish man does not know, and [the] fool cannot understand this.
Proverbs 30:2
Certainly I [am more] stupid than a man, and the understanding of humankind [is] not for me.
Jeremiah 10:14
{Everyone} is stupid, {without knowledge}, every goldsmith is ashamed by [his] divine image, for his cast image [is] an illusion, and [there is] no breath in them.

I am

Genesis 41:38
Then Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find a man like this in whom is the spirit of God?"
1 Kings 4:30
The wisdom of Solomon was greater than the wisdom of all the people of [the] east and more than all the wisdom of Egypt.
Acts 7:22
And Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was powerful in his words and deeds.

General references

Exodus 8:4
And the frogs will go up against you and against your people and against all of your servants.'"
Job 39:17
because God made it forget wisdom, and he did not give it a share in understanding.
Proverbs 11:14
Where there is no guidance, a nation shall fall, but [there is] safety in an abundance of counsel.
1 Corinthians 1:19
For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will confound."