Job 5:13

Hebrew Bible

11 he sets the lowly on high, that those who mourn are raised to safety. 12 He frustrates the plans of the crafty so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had planned. 13 He catches the wise in their own craftiness, and the counsel of the cunning is brought to a quick end. 14 They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope about in the noontime as if it were night. 15 So he saves from the sword that comes from their mouth, even the poor from the hand of the powerful.

1 Corinthians 3:19

New Testament

17 If someone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, which is what you are. 18 Guard against self-deception, each of you. If someone among you thinks he is wise in this age, let him become foolish so that he can become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this age is foolishness with God. As it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness.” 20 And again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” 21 So then, no more boasting about mere mortals! For everything belongs to you,

 Notes and References

"... The first rhetorical demonstration’s third unit in 2:6–16 contains the next two explicit references to scripture. Toward the middle of the unit there is a quotation, introduced by the words “but as it is written,” based on a number of possible references to scripture (Isaiah 64:3; 52:15; 65:16; Jeremiah 3:16; Sirach 1:10): “What things eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not arisen in the heart of a human being, what things God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). At the conclusion of the unit there is an explicit reference to Isaiah 40:13 introduced simply by the word “for”: “Who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct him?” (1 Corinthians 2:16a). In the midst of the sixth unit (3:18–23) of the first rhetorical demonstration, introduced by the words “for it is written,” there is a quotation of Job 5:13: “He is the one who catches the wise in their cleverness” (1 Corinthians 3:19b). This scriptural quote is closely coupled with the next, introduced by the words “and again,” which cites from Ps 93:11 (LXX): “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise that they are futile” (1 Corinthians 3:20). The joining of these two scriptural citations by the word “wise” that they have in common exemplifies the Jewish exegetical procedure known as gezera shava ..."

Heil, John Paul The Rhetorical Role of Scripture in 1 Corinthians (p. 11) Society of Biblical Literature, 2005

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