Devised (cunningly) - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
Devised (cunningly)[ 1,,G4679, sophizo ]
from sophos, wise" (connected etymologically with sophes, "tasty"), in the Active Voice signifies "to make wise," 2 Timothy 3:15 (so in the Sept. of Psalms 19:7, e.g., "making babes wise;" in Psalms 119:98, "Thous hast made me wiser than mine enemies"). In the Middle Voice it means
(a) "to become wise;" it is not used thus in the NT, but is so found in the Sept., e.g., in Ecclesiastes 2:15,19; Ecclesiastes 7:17;
(b) "to play the sophist, to devise cleverly;" it is used with this meaning in the Passive Voice in 2 Peter 1:16, "cunningly devised fables." See WISE.
Note: Cp. katasophizomai, "to deal subtly. See DEAL WITH, Note