'Devise' in the Bible
to devise cunning works, to work in gold and in silver and in brass,
to invent and devise, to work in gold and in silver and in brass,
For it is certain that we die and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither does God respect any person; yet he does devise means that his outcasts not be expelled from him.
Behold, I know your thoughts and the imaginations which ye devise against me.
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 do not speak peace, but they devise deceitful matters against those that are meek in the land.
All that hate me congregate together and murmur against me; against me do they devise my hurt.
Who devise evil in their heart; they are continually gathered together for war.
Do not devise evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwells securely by thee.
He shuts his eyes to devise perverse things; moving his lips he brings evil to pass.
Now therefore, speak to every man of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus hath the LORD said: Behold, I ordain evil against you and devise plans against you; return ye now each one from his evil way, and better your ways and your doings.
Then they said, 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 consider 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:
Woe unto those that devise iniquity and fabricate evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they put it into effect because they have power in their hands.
Therefore thus hath the LORD said; Behold, I devise an evil against this family, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye walk haughtily; for the time shall be evil.