Come, let’s deal wisely with them, lest they multiply and it happens that when any war breaks out that they join with our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.” Bible see other translations

“wisely.” The Hebrew is chakam (#02449 חָכַם), and it is a common word for wisdom, to be wise. The Bible makes a distinction between godly wisdom (1 Cor. 1:21) and “worldly wisdom” (1 Cor. 1:20; 3:19). Worldly wisdom may succeed for a while on earth but in the end, it will fail; at the Judgment if not before then.

Commentary for: Exodus 1:10