In Mormon scripture, the “weak shall confound the wise1, ”
Why Doctrine and Covenants 133:59
59 And by the weak things of the earth the Lord shall thresh the nations by the power of his Spirit.
Doctrine and Covenants 133:58
58 To prepare the weak for those things which are coming on the earth, and for the Lord’s errand in the day when the weak shall confound the wise, and the little one become a strong nation, and two shall put their tens of thousands to flight.
Doctrine and Covenants 124:1
1 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you, my servant Joseph Smith, I am well pleased with your offering and acknowledgments, which you have made; for unto this end have I raised you up, that I might show forth my wisdom through the weak things of the earth.
WEAK, adjective [G. The primary sense of the root is to yield, fail, give way, recede, or to be soft.]
1. Having little physical strength; feeble. Children are born weak; men are rendered weak by disease.
2. Infirm; not healthy; as a weak constitution.
3. Not able to bear a great weight; as a weak bridge; weak timber.
4. Not strong; not compact; easily broken; as a weak ship; a weak rope.
5. Not able to resist a violent attack; as a weak fortress.
6. Soft; pliant; not stiff.
7. Low; small; feeble; as a weak voice.
8. Feeble of mind; wanting spirit; wanting vigor of understanding; as a weak prince; a weak magistrate.
To think every thing disputable, si a proof of a weak mind and captious temper.
9. Not much impregnated with ingredients, or with things that excite action, or with stimulating and nourishing substances; as weak broth; weak tea; weak toddy; a weak solution; a weak decoction.
10. Not politically powerful; as a weak nation or state.
11. Not having force of authority or energy; as a weak government.
12. Not having moral force or power to convince; not well supported by truth or reason; as a weak argument.
13. Not well supported by argument; as weak reasoning.
14. Unfortified; accessible; impressible; as the weak side of a person.
15. Not having full conviction or confidence; as weak in faith.
16. weak land is land of a light thin soil. [I believe never used in New England.]
WEAK, verb transitive To make weak [Not used.]
WEAK, verb intransitive To become weak [Not used.]