Job 5:12
New International Version
He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.

New Living Translation
He frustrates the plans of schemers so the work of their hands will not succeed.

English Standard Version
He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.

Berean Study Bible
He thwarts the schemes of the crafty, so that their hands find no success.

New American Standard Bible
"He frustrates the plotting of the shrewd, So that their hands cannot attain success.

King James Bible
He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

Christian Standard Bible
He frustrates the schemes of the crafty so that they achieve no success.

Contemporary English Version
God swiftly traps the wicked

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He frustrates the schemes of the crafty so that they achieve no success.

International Standard Version
He frustrates the plans of the crafty; so that what they work for never succeeds.

NET Bible
He frustrates the plans of the crafty so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had planned!

New Heart English Bible
He frustrates the devices of the crafty, So that their hands can't perform their enterprise.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He keeps shrewd people from carrying out their plans so that they cannot do anything successfully.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He frustrateth the devices of the crafty, So that their hands can perform nothing substantial.

New American Standard 1977
“He frustrates the plotting of the shrewd, So that their hands cannot attain success.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

King James 2000 Bible
He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their plans.

American King James Version
He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

American Standard Version
He frustrateth the devices of the crafty, So that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
frustrating the counsels of the crafty, and their hands shall not perform the truth:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who bringeth to nought the designs of the malignant, so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had begun:

Darby Bible Translation
He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, and their hands carry not out the enterprise.

English Revised Version
He frustrateth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

Webster's Bible Translation
He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

World English Bible
He frustrates the devices of the crafty, So that their hands can't perform their enterprise.

Young's Literal Translation
Making void thoughts of the subtile, And their hands do not execute wisdom.
Study Bible
Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
11He sets the lowly on high, so that mourners are lifted to safety. 12He thwarts the schemes of the crafty, so that their hands find no success. 13He catches the wise in their craftiness, and sweeps away the plans of the cunning.…
Cross References
Job 15:5
For your iniquity instructs your mouth, and you choose the language of the crafty.

Psalm 33:10
The LORD frustrates the plans of the nations; He thwarts the devices of the peoples.

Isaiah 8:10
Devise a plan, but it will be thwarted; state a proposal, but it will not happen. For God is with us."

Isaiah 44:25
who foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners, who confounds the wise and turns their knowledge into nonsense,

Jeremiah 8:8
How can you say, 'We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us?' But in fact, the lying pen of the scribes has produced a deception.

Obadiah 1:8
In that day, declares the LORD, will I not destroy the wise men of Edom and the men of understanding in the mountains of Esau?

Treasury of Scripture

He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

disappointeth.

Job 12:16,17
With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his…

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.

Psalm 33:10,11
The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect…

their hands.

Psalm 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.

their enterprise.







Lexicon
He thwarts
מֵ֭פֵר (mê·p̄êr)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6565: To break up, to violate, frustrate

the schemes
מַחְשְׁב֣וֹת (maḥ·šə·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4284: A contrivance, a texture, machine, intention, plan

of the crafty,
עֲרוּמִ֑ים (‘ă·rū·mîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6175: Crafty, shrewd, sensible

so that their hands
יְ֝דֵיהֶ֗ם (yə·ḏê·hem)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

find
תַעֲשֶׂ֥ינָה (ṯa·‘ă·śe·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

no
וְֽלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

success.
תּוּשִׁיָּֽה׃ (tū·šî·yāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8454: Support, ability, help, an undertaking, understanding
(12) So that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.--Or, so that their hands can do-nothing that is sound or of worth, can accomplish nothing effectual.

Verse 12. - He disappointeth the devices of the crafty; or, frustrateth - makes them of no effect (comp. Psalm 33:10; Isaiah 8:10). Some suppose Eliphaz to insinuate here that Job's apparent wisdom has not been true wisdom, but cunning or craft, and that therefore God has brought it to nought. But to us it rather seems that he enunciates a.general sentiment, and a true one. He is giving examples of the "marvellous things" which God does (ver. 9), and naturally enumerates among them his victories over the craft and cunning of his adversaries (comp. Isaiah 44:25). So that their hands cannot perform their enterprise; literally, and their hands accomplish nothing solid. No substantial result is effected by all their scheming. 5:6-16 Eliphaz reminds Job, that no affliction comes by chance, nor is to be placed to second causes. The difference between prosperity and adversity is not so exactly observed, as that between day and night, summer and winter; but it is according to the will and counsel of God. We must not attribute our afflictions to fortune, for they are from God; nor our sins to fate, for they are from ourselves. Man is born in sin, and therefore born to trouble. There is nothing in this world we are born to, and can truly call our own, but sin and trouble. Actual transgressions are sparks that fly out of the furnace of original corruption. Such is the frailty of our bodies, and the vanity of all our enjoyments, that our troubles arise thence as the sparks fly upward; so many are they, and so fast does one follow another. Eliphaz reproves Job for not seeking God, instead of quarrelling with him. Is any afflicted? let him pray. It is heart's ease, a salve for every sore. Eliphaz speaks of rain, which we are apt to look upon as a little thing; but if we consider how it is produced, and what is produced by it, we shall see it to be a great work of power and goodness. Too often the great Author of all our comforts, and the manner in which they are conveyed to us, are not noticed, because they are received as things of course. In the ways of Providence, the experiences of some are encouragements to others, to hope the best in the worst of times; for it is the glory of God to send help to the helpless, and hope to the hopeless. And daring sinners are confounded, and forced to acknowledge the justice of God's proceedings.
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