To him belong strength and victory;1 both deceived and deceiver are his.2
He leads counselors away stripped3 and makes fools of judges.4
He takes off the shackles5 put on by kings and ties a loincloth around their waist.6
He leads priests away stripped7 and overthrows men long established.8
He silences the lips of trusted advisers and takes away the discernment of elders.9
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