'Designs' in the Bible
So she called the name of the Lord Who spoke to her, You are a God of seeing, for she said, Have I [not] even here [in the wilderness] looked upon Him Who sees me [and lived]? Or have I here also seen [the future purposes or designs of] Him Who sees me?
And we said to him, We are true men, we have no evil designs;
Simeon and Levi are brothers; deceit and force are their secret designs.
Make the House and everything in it from the designs which I will give you.
And you are to make a House for me, with ten curtains of the best linen, blue and purple and red, worked with designs of winged ones by a good workman.
And you are to make a veil of the best linen, blue and purple and red, worked with designs of winged ones by a good workman:
to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze,
to make artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze,
He has filled them with skill to do all the work of a gem cutter; a designer; an embroiderer in blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine linen; and a weaver. They can do every kind of craft and design artistic designs.
And the curtain for the doorway of the open space was of the best linen, with designs of blue and purple and red in needlework; it was twenty cubits long and five cubits high, to go with the hangings round the sides.
That all of you have made designs against me, and not one of you gave me word when my son made an agreement with the son of Jesse, and not one of you has pity for me or has made my eyes open to the fact that my servant has been moved by my son against me, as at this day?
And Saul said to him, Why have you made designs against me with the son of Jesse, giving him food and a sword and getting directions from the Lord for him, and helping him to take up arms against me, and to be on the watch to make a secret attack on me as he is doing now?
Keep here with me and have no fear; for he who has designs on my life has designs on yours: but with me you will be safe.
And it was clear to David that Saul had evil designs against him, and he said to Abiathar the priest, Come here with the ephod.
And with Absalom, at his request, went two hundred men from Jerusalem, who were completely unconscious of his designs.
But if you go back to the town and say to Absalom, I will be your servant, O king; as in the past I have been your father's servant, so now I will be yours: then you will be able to keep Ahithophel's designs against me from being put into effect.
And David said to Abishai and to all his servants, You see how my son, the offspring of my body, has made designs against my life: how much more then may this Benjamite do so? Let him be, and let him go on cursing; for the Lord has given him orders.
Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, Hushai's suggestion is better than that of Ahithophel. For it was the purpose of the Lord to make the wise designs of Ahithophel without effect, so that the Lord might send evil on Absalom.
Then after the servants had gone away, they came up out of the water-hole and went to give King David the news; and they said, Get up and go quickly over the water, for such and such are Ahithophel's designs against you.
And they said to the king, As for the man by whom we were wasted, and who made designs against us to have us completely cut off from the land of Israel,
(All the inside of the house was cedar-wood, ornamented with designs of buds and flowers; no stonework was to be seen inside.)
On the olive-wood doors were cut designs of winged ones and palm-trees and open flowers, all of them, with the doors, plated with gold.
These were ornamented with designs of winged ones and palm-trees and open flowers, plated over with gold.
The capitals on top of each pillar above the rounded latticework contained four cubits of lily designs,
The mouth of it inside the angle-plate was one cubit across; it was round like a pillar, a cubit and a half across; it had designs cut on it; the sides were square, not round.
In the spaces of the flat sides and on the frames of them, he made designs of winged ones, lions, and palm-trees, with ornamented edges all round.
And his servant Zimri, captain of half his war-carriages, made secret designs against him: now he was in Tirzah, drinking hard in the house of Arza, controller of the king's house in Tirzah.
So Jehu, the son of Jehoshaphat, the son of Nimshi, made designs against Joram. (Now Joram and all the army of Israel were keeping watch on Ramoth-gilead because of Hazael, king of Aram:
And in the morning he went out and, stopping, said to all the people there, You are upright men: it is true that I made designs against my master, and put him to death; but who is responsible for the death of all these?
And you, Solomon my son, get knowledge of the God of your father, and be his servant with a true heart and with a strong desire, for the Lord is the searcher of all hearts, and has knowledge of all the designs of men's thoughts; if you make search for him, he will be near you; but if you are turned away from him, he will give you up for ever.
And the greater house was roofed with cypress-wood, plated with the best gold and ornamented with designs of palm-trees and chains.
All the house was plated with gold, the supports, the steps, the walls and the doors; and the walls were ornamented with designs of winged ones.
Those who made designs against him were Zabad, the son of Shimeath, an Ammonite woman, and Jehozabad, the son of Shimrith, a Moabite woman.
Now from the time when Amaziah gave up worshipping the Lord, they made secret designs against him in Jerusalem; and he went in flight to Lachish: but they sent to Lachish after him and put him to death there.
And they gave payment to men who made designs against them and kept them from effecting their purpose, all through the time of Cyrus, king of Persia, till Darius became king.
And they made designs, all of them together, to come and make an attack on Jerusalem, causing trouble there.
And when it came to the ears of those who were against us, that we had knowledge of their designs and that God had made their purpose come to nothing, we all went back to the wall, everyone to his work
It came out that it was recorded in the book how Mordecai had given word of the designs of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's servants, keepers of the door, by whom an attack on the king had been designed.
Then Esther again came before the king, falling down at his feet, and made request to him with weeping, that he would put a stop to the evil purposes of Haman the Agagite and the designs which he had made against the Jews.
Because Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the hater of all the Jews, had made designs for their destruction, attempting to get a decision by Pur (that is, chance) with a view to putting an end to them and cutting them off;
Who makes the designs of the wise go wrong, so that they are unable to give effect to their purposes.
He takes the wise in their secret designs, and the purposes of the twisted are cut off suddenly.
With him are strength and wise designs; he who is guided into error, together with his guide, are in his hands;
For what has been ordered for me by him will be gone through to the end: and his mind is full of such designs
I see that you are able to do every thing, and to give effect to all your designs.
Hold them guilty, O God; let them fall by their own designs and counsels; cast them out because of the multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against You.
In whose hands are evil designs, and whose right hands take money for judging falsely.
You will keep them safe in your house from the designs of man; in the secret of your tent will you keep them from angry tongues.
The Lord undoes the designs of the nations; he makes the thoughts of the peoples without effect.
The Lord's purpose is eternal, the designs of his heart go on through all the generations of man.
Take your rest in the Lord, waiting quietly for him; do not be angry because of the man who does well in his evil ways, and gives effect to his bad designs.
The sinner has evil designs against the upright, lifting up the voice of wrath against him.
Let those who go after my soul have shame and trouble; let those who have evil designs against me be turned back and made foolish.
For my haters are waiting secretly for me; and those who are watching for my soul are banded together in their evil designs,
He will keep their souls free from evil designs and violent attacks; and their blood will be of value in his eyes.
Their thoughts are deep with evil designs; their talk from their seats of power is of cruel acts.
And he has made their evil designs come back on themselves, cutting them off in their sin; the Lord our God will put an end to them.
Their hearts were turned to hate against his people, so that they made secret designs against them.
Rulers make evil designs against me; but your servant gives thought to your rules.
Those who have evil designs against me come near; they are far from your law.
For they go against you with evil designs, and your haters make sport of your name.
For their hearts are full of evil designs; and they are ever making ready causes of war.
O Lord, give not the wrongdoer his desire; give him no help in his evil designs, or he may be uplifted in pride. (Selah.)
If they say, Come with us; let us make designs against the good, waiting secretly for the upright, without cause;
So the fruit of their way will be their food, and with the designs of their hearts they will be made full.
Who take pleasure in wrongdoing, and have joy in the evil designs of the sinner;
Do not make evil designs against your neighbour, when he is living with you without fear.
A heart full of evil designs, feet which are quick in running after sin;
The righteousness of the upright will be their salvation, but the false will themselves be taken in their evil designs.
A good man has grace in the eyes of the Lord; but the man of evil designs gets punishment from him.
The thoughts and purposes of the [consistently] righteous are honest and reliable, but the counsels and designs of the wicked are treacherous.
Deceit is in the heart of those whose designs are evil, but for those purposing peace there is joy.
Evil designs are disgusting to the Lord, but the words of the clean-hearted are pleasing.
The designs of the heart are man's, but the answer of the tongue comes from the Lord.
A man may make designs for his way, but the Lord is the guide of his steps.
A man's heart may be full of designs, but the purpose of the Lord is unchanging.
He that devises to do evil shall be called a man of evil designs.
If you have done foolishly in lifting yourself up, or if you have had evil designs, put your hand over your mouth.
She designs and sells linen garments, supplying accessories to clothiers.
Because Aram has made evil designs against you, saying,
Let your designs be formed, and they will come to nothing; give your orders, and they will not be effected: for God is with us.
And if he puts out his hands, like a man stretching out his hands in swimming, the Lord will make low his pride, however expert his designs.
Cursed are those who go deep to keep their designs secret from the Lord, and whose works are in the dark, and who say, Who sees us? and who has knowledge of our acts?
The designs of the false are evil, purposing the destruction of the poor man by false words, even when he is in the right.
Your designs will be without profit, and their effect will be nothing: you will be burned up by the fire of my breath.
And you, when you are made waste, what will you do? Though you are clothed in red, though you make yourself beautiful with ornaments of gold, though you make your eyes wide with paint, it is for nothing that you make yourself fair; your lovers have no more desire for you, they have designs on your life.
So this is what the Lord of armies has said about the men of Anathoth who have made designs against your life, saying, You are not to be a prophet in the name of the Lord, or death will overtake you by our hands:
But they will say, There is no hope: we will go on in our designs, and every one of us will do what he is moved by the pride of his evil heart to do.
Yet You, O LORD, know All their deadly designs against me; Do not forgive their iniquity Or blot out their sin from Your sight But may they be overthrown before You; Deal with them in the time of Your anger!
I will make the purpose of Judah and Jerusalem come to nothing in this place; I will have them put to the sword by their haters, and by the hands of those who have designs on their life; and their dead bodies I will give to be food for the birds of heaven and the beasts of the earth.
I will make them take the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters for food, they will be making a meal of one another, because of their bitter need and the cruel grip of their haters and those who have made designs against their life.
Behold, I will send for all the tribes of the north, says the Lord, and I will send for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, My servant [or agent to fulfill My designs], and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and against all these nations round about; and I will devote them [to God] and utterly destroy them and make them an amazement, a hissing, and perpetual and agelong desolations.
Even these I will give up into the hands of their haters and into the hands of those who have designs against their lives: and their dead bodies will become food for the birds of heaven and the beasts of the earth.
And Zedekiah, king of Judah, and his rulers I will give into the hands of their haters and into the hands of those who have designs against their lives, and into the hands of the king of Babylon's army which has gone away from you.
The Lord has said, See, I will give up Pharaoh Hophra, king of Egypt, into the hands of those who are fighting against him and desiring to take his life, as I gave Zedekiah, king of Judah, into the hands of Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, his hater, who had designs against his life.
And I will let Elam be broken before their haters, and before those who are making designs against their lives: I will send evil on them, even my burning wrath, says the Lord; and I will send the sword after them till I have put an end to them:
You have seen all the evil rewards they have sent on me, and all their designs against me.
Their bitter words have come to your ears, O Lord, and all their designs against me;
The reward of your evil designs and your disgusting ways has come on you, says the Lord.
In you there are men who say evil of others, causing death; in you they have taken the flesh with the blood for food; in your streets they have put evil designs into effect.
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