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
The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst. I will destroy its counsel. They will seek the idols, the charmers, those who have familiar spirits, and the wizards.
Isaiah 29:14
therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the understanding of their prudent men will be hidden."
Isaiah 44:25
who frustrates the signs of the liars, and makes diviners mad; who turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;
Job 5:12
He frustrates the devices of the crafty, So that their hands can't perform their enterprise.
Job 12:17
He leads counselors away stripped. He makes judges fools.
Psalm 33:10
Yahweh brings the counsel of the nations to nothing. He makes the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.
Jeremiah 49:7
Of Edom. Thus says Yahweh of Armies: Is wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished?
Ezekiel 7:26
Mischief shall come on mischief, and rumor shall be on rumor; and they shall seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall 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, I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing."


Isaiah 30:4
For their princes are at Zoan, and their ambassadors have come to Hanes.
Numbers 13:22
They went up by the South, and came to Hebron; and Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were there. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
Psalm 78:12
He did marvelous things in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
Ezekiel 30:14
I will make Pathros desolate, and will set a fire in Zoan, and will execute judgments on No.


Psalm 73:22
I was so senseless and ignorant. I was a brute beast before you.
Psalm 92:6
A senseless man doesn't know, neither does a fool understand this:
Proverbs 30:2
"Surely I am the most ignorant man, and don't have a man's understanding.
Jeremiah 10:14
Every man is become brutish [and is] without knowledge; every goldsmith is disappointed by his engraved image; for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

I am

Genesis 41:38
Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?"
1 Kings 4:30
Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
Acts 7:22
Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. He was mighty in his words and works.

General references

Exodus 8:4
and the frogs shall come up both on you, and on your people, and on all your servants.'"
Job 39:17
because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding.
Proverbs 11:14
Where there is no wise guidance, the nation falls, but in the multitude of counselors there is victory.
1 Corinthians 1:19
For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing."