|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Strength; might; secret power.
2. (n.) Art or skill; dexterity in particular manual employment; hence, the occupation or employment itself; manual art; a trade.
3. (n.) Those engaged in any trade, taken collectively; a guild; as, the craft of ironmongers.
4. (n.) Cunning, art, or skill, in a bad sense, or applied to bad purposes; artifice; guile; skill or dexterity employed to effect purposes by deceit or shrewd devices.
5. (n.) A vessel; vessels of any kind; -- generally used in a collective sense.
6. (v. t.) To play tricks; to practice artifice.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CRAFT; CRAFTINESS; CRAFTY
kraft, kraf'-ti-nes, kraf'-ti, (panourgia), (panourgos): The original meaning is that of "ability to do anything," universally applied in a bad sense to unscrupulous wickedness, that stops short of no measure, however reprehensible, in order to attain its purposes; then, in a modified form, to resourcefulness in wrong, cunning (Daniel 8:25; 2 Maccabees 12:24; the Revised Version, margin "jugglery"). In Luke 20:23, Jesus perceives "the craftiness" of His adversaries, i.e. the complicated network which they have laid to ensnare Him. The art with which a plot is concealed, and its direction to the ruin of others, are elements that enter into the meaning. Heinrici on 1 Corinthians 3:19 illustrates from Plato the distinction between craftiness and wisdom. There is a touch of humor in 2 Corinthians 12:16, when Paul speaks of his conduct toward the Corinthians as having been "crafty."
H. E. Jacobs
Craft (14 Occurrences)
Mark 14:1 After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. (KJV WBS)
Acts 13:10 said, "You who are full of every kind of craftiness and unscrupulous cunning--you son of the Devil and foe to all that is right--will you never cease to misrepresent the straight paths of the Lord? (Root in WEY DBY)
Acts 18:3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers. (KJV YLT)
Acts 19:25 Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth. (KJV WBS)
Acts 19:27 So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth. (KJV WBS)
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I am afraid that somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve in his craftiness, so your minds might be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. (Root in WEB WEY ASV DBY NAS)
Revelation 18:22 The voice of harpists, minstrels, flute players, and trumpeters will be heard no more at all in you. No craftsman, of whatever craft, will be found any more at all in you. The sound of a mill will be heard no more at all in you. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV)
Exodus 31:5 and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of workmanship. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 35:33 in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of skillful workmanship. (See RSV NIV)
Joshua 9:4 then they also acted with craft, and they went prepared as on a journey, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine-flasks, old and rent and tied up; (DBY WBS NAS)
1 Chronicles 28:21 Behold, there are the divisions of the priests and the Levites, for all the service of the house of God: and there shall be with you in all manner of work every willing man who has skill, for any manner of service: also the captains and all the people will be entirely at your command. (See NIV)
Isaiah 2:16 And on all the ships of Tarshish, and on all the fair boats. (See NAS RSV)
Isaiah 25:11 He will spread out his hands in its midst, like one who swims spreads out hands to swim, but his pride will be humbled together with the craft of his hands. (WEB ASV)
Daniel 8:25 Through his policy he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and in their security shall he destroy many: he shall also stand up against the prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)