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Bible in Basic English

Who makes the signs of those who give word of the future come to nothing, so that those who have knowledge of secret arts go off their heads; turning the wise men back, and making their knowledge foolish:

New American Standard Bible

Causing the omens of boasters to fail,
Making fools out of diviners,
Causing wise men to draw back
And turning their knowledge into foolishness,

King James Version

That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;

Holman Bible

who destroys the omens of the false prophets
and makes fools of diviners;
who confounds the wise
and makes their knowledge foolishness;

International Standard Version

who frustrates the omens of idle talkers, and drives diviners mad, who turns back the wise, and makes their knowledge foolish;

A Conservative Version

who frustrates the signs of the liars, and makes diviners mad, who turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish,

American Standard Version

that frustrateth the signs of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;

Amplified


Frustrating the signs and confounding the omens of boasters (false prophets),
Making fools out of fortune-tellers,
Counteracting the wise
And making their knowledge ridiculous,

Darby Translation

he that frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;

Julia Smith Translation

Bringing to naught the signs at vain boasters, and he will make those divining, foolish; turning back the wise backward, and he will frustrate their knowledge.

King James 2000

That frustrates the omens of the liars, and makes diviners mad; that turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;

Lexham Expanded Bible

who frustrates [the] signs of oracle priests and makes a fool of diviners, who drives [the] wise men back and makes their knowledge foolish,

Modern King James verseion

who brings to nothing the signs of the liars, and makes diviners mad; who turns the wise backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I destroy the tokens of witches, and make the Soothsayers go wrong. As for the wise, I turn them backward, and make their cunning foolishness.

NET Bible

who frustrates the omens of the empty talkers and humiliates the omen readers, who overturns the counsel of the wise men and makes their advice seem foolish,

New Heart English Bible

who foils the omens of the empty talkers, and makes fools of diviners; who turns wise men back, and makes their knowledge foolish;

The Emphasized Bible

Frustrating the signs of praters, And, diviners, he confoundeth, - Turning wise men backwards, And their knowledge, he maketh folly;

Webster

That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;

World English Bible

who frustrates the signs of the liars, and makes diviners mad; who turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;

Youngs Literal Translation

Making void the tokens of devisers, And diviners it maketh mad, Turning the wise backward, And their knowledge it maketh foolish.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the tokens
אות 
'owth 
Usage: 79

of the liars
בּד 
Bad 
Usage: 5

קסם 
Qacam 
Usage: 20

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

אחר אחור 
'achowr 
Usage: 41

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

References

Watsons

Context Readings

Jerusalem Restored Through Cyrus

24 The Lord, who has taken up your cause, and who gave you life in your mother's body, says, I am the Lord who makes all things; stretching out the heavens by myself, and giving the earth its limits; who was with me? 25 Who makes the signs of those who give word of the future come to nothing, so that those who have knowledge of secret arts go off their heads; turning the wise men back, and making their knowledge foolish: 26 Who makes the word of his servants certain, and gives effect to the purposes of his representatives; who says of Jerusalem, Her people will come back to her; and of the towns of Judah, I will give orders for their building, and will make her waste places fertile again:


Cross References

2 Samuel 15:31

And word came to David, saying, Ahithophel is among those who are joined to Absalom. And David said, O Lord, let the wisdom of Ahithophel be made foolish.

Psalm 33:10

The Lord undoes the designs of the nations; he makes the thoughts of the peoples without effect.

Job 5:12-14

Who makes the designs of the wise go wrong, so that they are unable to give effect to their purposes.

Isaiah 29:14

For this cause I will again do a strange thing among this people, a thing to be wondered at: and the wisdom of their wise men will come to nothing, and the sense of their guides will no longer be seen.

Jeremiah 51:57

And I will make her chiefs and her wise men, her rulers and her captains and her men of war, overcome with wine; their sleep will be an eternal sleep without awaking, says the King; the Lord of armies is his name.

Exodus 9:11

And the wonder-workers were not able to take their places before Moses, because of the disease; for the disease was on the wonder-workers and on all the Egyptians.

2 Samuel 16:23

In those days the opinions of Ahithophel were valued as highly as if through him a man might get direction from God; so were they valued by David as much as by Absalom.

2 Samuel 17:23

Now when Ahithophel saw that his suggestion was not acted on, he got his ass ready, and went back to his house, to the town where he came from, and having put his house in order, he put himself to death by hanging; so he came to his end and was put in the resting-place of his father.

1 Kings 22:11-12

And Zedekiah, the son of Chenaanah, made himself horns of iron and said, The Lord says, Pushing back the Aramaeans with these, you will put an end to them completely.

1 Kings 22:22-25

And the Lord said, How? And he said, I will go out and be a spirit of deceit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Your trick will have its effect on him: go out and do so.

1 Kings 22:37

And they came to Samaria, and put the king's body to rest in Samaria.

2 Chronicles 18:11

And all the prophets said the same thing, saying, Go up to Ramoth-gilead, and it will go well for you, for the Lord will give it into the hands of the king.

2 Chronicles 18:34

But the fight became more violent while the day went on; and the king of Israel was supported in his war-carriage facing the Aramaeans till the evening; and by sundown he was dead.

Isaiah 19:11-14

The chiefs of Zoan are completely foolish; the wisest guides of Pharaoh have become like beasts: how do you say to Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the offspring of early kings?

Isaiah 47:12-14

Go on now with your secret arts, and all your wonder-working, to which you have given yourself up from your earliest days; it may be that they will be of profit to you, or by them you may put fear into your attackers.

Jeremiah 27:9-10

And you are not to give attention to your prophets or your readers of signs or your dreamers or those who see into the future or those who make use of secret arts, who say to you, You will not become servants of the king of Babylon:

Jeremiah 28:9-17

The prophet whose words are of peace, when his words come true, will be seen to be a prophet whom the Lord has sent.

Jeremiah 49:7

About Edom. This is what the Lord of armies has said. Is there no more wisdom in Teman? have wise suggestions come to an end among men of good sense? has their wisdom completely gone?

Jeremiah 50:36

A sword is on the men of pride, and they will become foolish: a sword is on her men of war, and they will be broken.

Daniel 1:20

And in any business needing wisdom and good sense, about which the king put questions to them, he saw that they were ten times better than all the wonder-workers and users of secret arts in all his kingdom.

Daniel 2:10-12

Then the Chaldaeans said to the king in answer, There is not a man on earth able to make clear the king's business; for no king, however great his power, has ever made such a request to any wonder-worker or user of secret arts or Chaldaean.

Daniel 4:7

Then the wonder-workers, the users of secret arts, the Chaldaeans, and the readers of signs came in to me: and I put the dream before them but they did not make clear the sense of it to me.

Daniel 5:6-8

Then the colour went from the king's face, and he was troubled by his thoughts; strength went from his body, and his knees were shaking.

1 Corinthians 1:20-27

Where is the wise? where is he who has knowledge of the law? where is the man of this world who has a love of discussion? has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1 Corinthians 3:19-20

For the wisdom of this world is foolish before God. As it is said in the holy Writings, He who takes the wise in their secret designs:

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