'Devise' in the Bible
To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.
For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.
(son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father a man of Tyre), knowing to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stones, and in wood, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson, and to grave any graving, and to devise any device that is given to him, with thy wise men, and the wise men of my lord David thy father.
King Ahasuerus spoke up and asked Queen Esther, “Who is this, and where is the one who would devise such a scheme?”
"Look, I know your thoughts and [the] schemes you devise against me.
Why are the nations in an uproar [in turmoil against God],And why do the people devise a vain and hopeless plot?
In arrogance, the wicked hunt down the weak. They are caught in the schemes that they devise.
Though they intend to harm youand devise a wicked plan, they will not prevail.
Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.
For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.
Those who seek my life lay snares for me;And those who seek to injure me have threatened destruction,And they devise treachery all day long.
And I am poor and needy, The Lord doth devise for me. My help and my deliverer art Thou, O my God, tarry Thou not.
All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.
Mischiefs doth thy tongue devise, Like a sharp razor, working deceit.
No, in your heart you devise wrongdoing;On earth you deal out the violence of your hands.
Till when do ye devise mischief against a man? Ye are destroyed all of you, As a wall inclined, a hedge that is cast down.
They devise crimes and say,“We have perfected a secret plan.”The inner man and the heart are mysterious.
They devise clever schemes against Your people;they conspire against Your treasured ones.
Yes, they devise a unified strategy; they form an alliance against you.
They devise evil against me instead of good, and hatred in place of my love.
Who devise mischiefs in their heart; every day are they banded together for war.
Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked man, preserve me from the violent man, who devise to overthrow my steps.
Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil; but to the counsellors of peace is joy.
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
For their minds devise violence,And their lips talk of trouble.
To devise folly is sin, and people detest a scoffer.
Devise a plan; it will fail.Make a prediction; it will not happen.For God is with us.
Furthermore, the crimes of bad people are evil; and they devise wicked schemes, destroying the poor with lying words, even when needy people plead a just cause.
Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.
Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:
“This is what the Lord God says: On that day, thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will devise an evil plan.
In a time of tranquility he will enter the richest parts of the realm, and he will accomplish what his fathers never did, nor his ancestors; he will distribute plunder, booty and possessions among them, and he will devise his schemes against strongholds, but only for a time.
He'll encourage himself against the southern king by raising a large army. As a result, the southern king will mobilize for war with a large and powerful army, but he won't succeed because they will devise elaborate schemes against him.
Although I trained and strengthened their arms,Yet they devise evil against Me.
Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.
Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil.
What do we devise against Jehovah? An end He is making, arise not twice doth distress.
And widow, and fatherless, Sojourner, and poor, ye do not oppress, And the calamity of one another ye do not devise in your heart.
And each the evil of his neighbour ye do not devise in your heart, And a false oath ye do not love, For all these are things that I have hated, An affirmation of Jehovah.'
Then the Pharisees went out and immediately began conspiring with the Herodians [to plot] against Him, as to how they might [fabricate some legal grounds to] put Him to death.
This the High Priests and Scribes heard, and they began to devise means to destroy Him. For they were afraid of Him, because of the deep impression produced on all the people by His teaching.
You said by the Holy Spirit through the voice of our ancestor, your servant David, "Why do the unbelievers rage, and the people devise useless plots?