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'Cunning' in the Bible

When the boys grew up, Esau was a cunning and skilled hunter, a man of the outdoors; but Jacob was a plain and quiet man, dwelling in tents.

[Isaac] said, Your brother came with crafty cunning and treacherous deceit and has taken your blessing.

Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel: Because you despise and spurn this [My] word and trust in cunning and oppression, in crookedness and perverseness, and rely on them,

And in his place or office [in Syria] shall arise a contemptuous and contemptible person, to whom royal majesty and honor of the kingdom have not been given. But he shall come in without warning in time of security and shall obtain the kingdom by flatteries, intrigues, and cunning hypocritical conduct.

But He recognized and understood their cunning and unscrupulousness and said to them,

We have renounced disgraceful ways (secret thoughts, feelings, desires and underhandedness, the methods and arts that men hide through shame); we refuse to deal craftily (to practice trickery and cunning) or to adulterate or handle dishonestly the Word of God, but we state the truth openly (clearly and candidly). And so we commend ourselves in the sight and presence of God to every man's conscience.

And in their covetousness (lust, greed) they will exploit you with false (cunning) arguments. From of old the sentence [of condemnation] for them has not been idle; their destruction (eternal misery) has not been asleep.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

חשׁב 
Chashab 
Usage: 124

מחשׁבת מחשׁבה 
Machashabah 
Usage: 56

πανουργία 
Panourgia 
Usage: 5

σοφίζω 
Sophizo 
Usage: 2