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Job 5:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He frustrateth the devices of the crafty, So that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform [their] enterprise.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “He frustrates the plotting of the shrewd, So that their hands cannot attain success.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform [their] enterprise.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, and their hands carry not out the enterprise.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Who doth frustrate the schemes of the crafty, that their hands cannot achieve abiding success;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Making void thoughts of the subtile, And their hands do not execute wisdom.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Who bringeth to nought the designs of the malignant, so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had begun:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee disappointeth the deuices of the craftie, so that their hands cannot performe [their] enterprise.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— frustrating the counsels of the crafty, and their hands shall not perform the truth:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform [their] enterprise.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He disappointeth 6565
{6565} Prime
A primitive root; to break up (usually figuratively, that is, to violate, frustrate).
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
the devices 4284
{4284} Prime
From H2803; a contrivance, that is, (concretely) a texture, machine, or (abstractly) intention, plan (whether bad, a plot; or good, advice).
of the crafty, 6175
{6175} Prime
Passive participle of H6191; cunning (usually in a bad sense).
so that their hands 3027
{3027} Prime
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
cannot x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
perform 6213
{6213} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[their] enterprise. 8454
{8454} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to substantiate; support or (by implication) ability, that is, (direct) help, (in purpose) an undertaking, (intellectual) understanding.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 5:12

_ _ enterprise — literally, “realization.” The Hebrew combines in the one word the two ideas, wisdom and happiness, “enduring existence” being the etymological and philosophical root of the combined notion [Umbreit].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 5:6-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 12:16-17 With him [is] strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver [are] his. ... He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
Nehemiah 4:15 And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work.
Psalms 33:10-11 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect. ... The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
Psalms 37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
Proverbs 21:30 [There is] no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.
Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God [is] with us.
Isaiah 19:3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.

their hands:

Psalms 21:11 For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, [which] they are not able [to perform].
Isaiah 37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they [were] all dead corpses.
Acts 12:11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and [from] all the expectation of the people of the Jews.
Acts 23:12-22 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. ... So the chief captain [then] let the young man depart, and charged [him, See thou] tell no man that thou hast shewed these things to me.

their enterprise:
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Ne 4:15. Jb 12:16. Ps 21:11; 33:10; 37:17. Pv 21:30. Is 8:10; 19:3; 37:36. Ac 12:11; 23:12.

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