19 For gthe wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, h“He catches the wise in their craftiness,”
2 But we have renounced zdisgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or ato tamper with God’s word, but bby the open statement of the truth cwe would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 But I am afraid that qas the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts rwill be led astray from a ssincere and tpure devotion to Christ.
14 so that we may no longer be children, wtossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in xdeceitful schemes.
16 But granting that bI myself did not burden you, I was crafty, you say, and got the better of you by deceit.