Trickery; entrapment by deceit.

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the SLEIGHT of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. ( Ephesians 4:14 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Sleight'". A King James Dictionary.



No connection with "slight," but from the same root as "sly" and so = "cunning." So in Ephesians 4:14, "sleight of men," for kubeia, "dice-plalying" (compare "cube") "gamblers' tricks" "trickery."

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SLEIGHT'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.