‘subtil…ty…’….. mentioned in the Holy Bible (KJV)

SubtilTo give subtilty to the simple,
to the young man
knowledge and discretion. –
Proverbs 1:4

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I am no preacher, but, am a prime sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read “The Holy Bible” KJV,  the following verses were given in the context of “subtil…ty…”.

Meaning of ‘Subtil’, ‘Subtilty.
– Definitions from Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.

KJV Dictionary / S / subtil
KJV Dictionary Definition: subtil
SUB’TIL, a. L. subtilis. This word is often written subtle, but less properly.
1. Thin; not dense or gross; as subtil air; subtil vapor; a subtil medium.
2. Nice; fine; delicate.
I do distinguish plain
Each subtil line of her immortal face.
3. Acute; piercing; as subtil pain.
4. Sly; artful; cunning; crafty; insinuating; as a subtil person; a subtil adversary.
5. Planned by art; deceitful; as a subtil scheme.
6. Deceitful; treacherous.
7. Refined; fine; acute; as a subtil argument.
SUBTIL’ITY, n. Fineness.
SUBTILIZA’TION, n. from subtilize.
1. The act of making subtil, fine or thin. In the laboratory, the operation of making so volatile as to rise in steam or vapor.
2. Refinement; extreme acuteness.
SUB’TILIZE, v.t. L. subtilis.
1. To make thin or fine; to make less gross or coarse.
2. To refine; to spin into niceties; as, to subtilize arguments.
SUB’TILIZE, v.i. To refine in argument; to make very nice distinctions.
In whatever manner the papist might subtilize–
SUB’TILNESS, n. Thinness; rareness; as the subtilness of air.
1. Fineness; acuteness; as the subtilness of an argument.
2. Cunning; artfulness; as the subtilness of a foe.



Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil
than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.
And he said unto the woman,
Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Genesis 27:35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty,
and hath taken away thy blessing.

1 Samuel 23:22 Go, I pray you, prepare yet,
and know and see his place where his haunt is,
and who hath seen him there:
for it is told me that he dealeth very subtilly.

2 Samuel 13:2 And Amnon was so vexed,
that he fell sick for his sister Tamar;
for she  was a virgin;
and Amnon thought it hard for him to do any thing to her.

2 Samuel 13:3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab,
the son of Shimeah David’s brother:
and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

2 Kings 10:19 Now therefore call unto me all the prophets of Baal, all his servants,
and all his priests; let none be wanting:
for I have a great sacrifice to do to Baal;
whosoever shall be wanting, he shall not live.
But Jehu did it in subtilty,
to the intent that he might destroy the worshippers of Baal.

Psalms 105:25 He turned their heart to hate his people,
to deal subtilly with his servants.

Proverbs 1:1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

2. To know wisdom and instruction;
to perceive the words of understanding;

3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice,
and judgment,
and equity;

Proverbs 1:4 To give subtilty to the simple,
to the young man knowledge and discretion.

Proverbs 7:10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot,
and subtil of heart.

Matthew 26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty,
and kill him.

Acts 7:19 The same dealt subtilly with our kindred,
and evil entreated our fathers,
so that they cast out their young children,
to the end they might not live.

Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief,
thou child of the devil,
thou enemy of all righteousness,
wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means,
as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty,
so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

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About David Mathi Raj Samuel
I am engaged in the computer field since 1977, particularly in Documentation, Desktop Publishing & Training field since 1986. The design work provides me creative satisfaction and motivates me to look for more challenging activities. I have a taste for Technical Writing. Presently, I am a Freelancer. My SME (Subject-Matter Expert) is "The Holy Bible (KJV)" and publishing the "Subject" from the Holy Bible only. I use CorelDraw X5 & X6 to create my flyers. I emphasize, that, I am no preacher, I am nothing special, but, an average man. Personally, I am from the bottom of the society, Tamil speaking 'Adhi-Dravida' community in Tamil Nadu, India. Father was Head-master of a municipal Higher Secondary School, passed at the age of 50 (05/05/1922 – 03/07/1972). Mother was a Teacher in a Municipal Higher Secondary School, passed after her retirement (08/04/1927 – 17/12/1993). Now I am living in New Delhi, India.

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