For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt [them
Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate
, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as [appeareth
] this day.
2 Chronicles 32:31
Howbeit in [the business of
] the ambassadors
of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that was [done
] in the land, God left him
, to try him
, that he might
know all [that was
] in his heart.
Surely the princes
] fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish
: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I [am]
the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings? ... The LORD hath mingled
a perverse spirit
in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken [man
] staggereth in his vomit.
For the iniquity
of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid
me, and was wroth, and he
went on frowardly
in the way of his heart.
gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the
Father of lights, with whom is no variableness
, neither shadow of turning.