With him are strength and wise designs; he who is guided into error, together with his guide, are in his hands;
Strength and success belong to God; both deceived and deceiver must answer to him.
With Him [are] strength and prudence. The deceived and the deceiver [are] His.
With him [is] strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver [are] his.
"God has power and priceless wisdom. He owns both the deceiver and the person who is deceived.
With him are strength and prudence;* both the one who goes astray* and the one who misleads are his.
12:16 With him are strength and prudence;909
tn The word תּוּשִׁיָּה (tushiyyah) is here rendered “prudence.” Some object that God’s power is intended here, and so a word for power and not wisdom should be included. But v. 13 mentioned wisdom. The point is that it is God’s efficient wisdom that leads to success. One could interpret this as a metonymy of cause, the intended meaning being victory or success.
both the one who goes astray910
tn The Hebrew text uses a wordplay here: שֹׁגֵג (shogeg) is “the one going astray,” i.e., the one who is unable to guard and guide his life. The second word is מַשְׁגֶּה (mashgeh), from a different but historically related root שָׁגָה (shagah),which here in the Hiphil means “the one who misleads, causes to go astray.” These two words are designed to include everybody – all are under the wisdom of God.