'Devise' in the Bible
to devise artistic work to work in gold, and in silver, and in copper,
and to devise artistic things: to work in gold, and in silver, and in copper,
he has filled them with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work of the engraver, and of the artificer, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in byssus, and of the weaver, even of them that do every kind of work, and of those that devise artistic work
Let them be put to shame and confounded that seek after my life; let them be turned backward and brought to confusion that devise my hurt:
For they speak not peace; and they devise deceitful words against the quiet in the land.
All that hate me whisper together against me; against me do they devise my hurt.
They devise iniquities: We have it ready, the plan is diligently sought out. And each one's inward thought and heart is deep.
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 loving-kindness and truth are for those that devise good.
He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise froward things; biting his lips, he bringeth evil to pass.
And now, speak to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I prepare evil against you, and devise a device against you: turn ye then every one from his evil way, and amend your ways and your doings.
And they said, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor word from the prophet. Come and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
And he said unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise iniquity, and give wicked counsel in this city:
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 Jehovah: Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye walk haughtily: for it is an evil time.