'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.
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.
All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.
Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
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.
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:
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.