Come, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it happen that when any war breaks out, they join themselves to our enemies and fight against us and so leave the land.” Bible 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