He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and judges maketh he fools;
He weakeneth a the government of kings, and bindeth their loins with a fetter;
He leadeth priests b away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty;
He depriveth of speech c the trusty, d and taketh away the judgment of the elders;
He poureth contempt upon nobles, and slackeneth the girdle of the mighty;
He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out into light the shadow of death;
He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them; he spreadeth out the nations, and bringeth them in;
He taketh away the understanding of the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a pathless waste.
They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger e like a drunkard.