|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
(n.) Dexterity in devising and effecting a purpose; cunning; artifice; stratagem.
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
Craftiness (8 Occurrences)
Luke 20:23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said to them, "Why do you test me? (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)
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? (WEY)
1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He has taken the wise in their craftiness." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 4:2 But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. Paul's Letter to the Galatians (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS)
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. (WEB WEY ASV NAS)
Ephesians 4:14 that we may no longer be children, tossed back and forth and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error; (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 5:13 He takes the wise in their own craftiness; the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Psalms 26:10 In whose hands is wickedness, And their right hand is full of bribes. (See JPS)