Proverbs 21:30
New International Version
There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.

New Living Translation
No human wisdom or understanding or plan can stand against the LORD.

English Standard Version
No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel can prevail against the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
There is no wisdom and no understanding And no counsel against the LORD.

King James Bible
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel will prevail against the LORD.

Contemporary English Version
No matter how much you know or what plans you make, you can't defeat the LORD.

Good News Translation
Human wisdom, brilliance, insight--they are of no help if the LORD is against you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel will prevail against the LORD.

International Standard Version
No wisdom, insight, or counsel can prevail against the LORD.

NET Bible
There is no wisdom and there is no understanding, and there is no counsel against the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There is no wisdom, neither intelligence, nor mind, like that of Lord Jehovah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No wisdom, no understanding, and no advice [can stand up] against the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There is no wisdom nor understanding Nor counsel against the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
There is no wisdom and no understanding And no counsel against the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
There is no wisdom nor intelligence nor counsel against the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

American King James Version
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

American Standard Version
There is no wisdom nor understanding Nor counsel against Jehovah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
There is no wisdom, there is no courage, there is no counsel against the ungodly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There is no wisdom, there is no prudence, there is no counsel against the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel against Jehovah.

English Revised Version
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

World English Bible
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
There is no wisdom, nor understanding, Nor counsel, over-against Jehovah.
Study Bible
The King's Heart
29A wicked man hardens his face, but the upright man makes his way sure. 30No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel can prevail against the LORD. 31A horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory is of the LORD.…
Cross References
Acts 5:38
So in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone. Let them go! For if their purpose or endeavor is of human origin, it will fail.

Acts 5:39
But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop them. You may even find yourselves fighting against God."

1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight. As it is written: "He catches the wise in their craftiness."

1 Corinthians 3:20
And again, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile."

Ecclesiastes 6:10
Whatever exists was named long ago, and what happens to a man is foreknown; but he cannot contend with one stronger than he.

Isaiah 45:9
Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker--one clay pot among many. Does the clay ask the potter, 'What are you making?' Does your work say, 'He has no hands'?

Jeremiah 9:23
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the wealthy man in his riches.

Treasury of Scripture

There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Proverbs 19:21
There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Isaiah 7:5-7
Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying, …

Isaiah 8:9,10
Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces…







Lexicon
No
אֵ֣ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

wisdom,
חָ֭כְמָה (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2451: Wisdom

no
וְאֵ֣ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

understanding,
תְּבוּנָ֑ה (tə·ḇū·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8394: Intelligence, an argument, caprice

and no
וְאֵ֥ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

counsel
עֵ֝צָ֗ה (‘ê·ṣāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6098: Advice, plan, prudence

can prevail against
לְנֶ֣גֶד (lə·ne·ḡeḏ)
Preposition-l
Strong's Hebrew 5048: A front, part opposite, a counterpart, mate, over against, before

the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH
(30) There is no wisdom . . . against the Lord--Comp. 1Corinthians 3:19; Isaiah 54:17; Psalm 2:4.

Verse 30. - There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel against the Lord; i.e. in opposition to him, which can be compared with his, or which can avail against him (comp. Job 5:13; Psalm 33:10, 11; Isaiah 29:14; 1 Corinthians 1:20; 1 Corinthians 3:19). Septuagint, "There is no wisdom, there is no courage (ἀνδρεία), there is no counsel, in respect of the ungodly;" πρὸς τὸν ἀσεβῆ, neged Jahve, being taken as "that which is against Jahve," equivalent to "impious." Wordsworth quotes Horace, 'Carm.,' 3:6. 5, etc. -

"Dis te minorem quod geris, imperus:
Hino omne principium, huc refer exitum."
The following verse carries on and applies the import of this one: As men's wisdom is nothing worth, equally vain is all trust in external means and appliances. 21:9. It is best to shun bitter contention by pouring out the heart before God. For by prudence and patience, with constant prayer, the cross may be removed. 10. The evil desires of a wicked man's heart, lead to baseness in his conduct. 11. The simple may be made wise by punishments on the wicked, and by instructions to those who are willing to be taught. 12. Good men envy not the prosperity of evil-doers; they see there is a curse on them. 13. Such as oppress the poor by beating down wages, such as will not relieve according to their ability those in distress, and those in authority who neglect to do justice, stop their ears at the cry of the poor. But doubtless care is to be used in the exercise of charity. 14. If money can conquer the fury of the passions, shall reason, the fear of God, and the command of Christ, be too weak to bridle them? 15. There is true pleasure only in the practice of religion. 16. Of all wanderers in the ways of sin, those are in the most dangerous condition who turn aside into the ways of darkness. Yet there is hope even for them in the all-sufficient Saviour; but let them flee to him without delay. 17. A life of worldly pleasure brings ruin on men. 18. The righteous is often delivered out of trouble, and the wicked comes in his stead, and so seems as a ransom for him. 19. Unbridled passions spoil the comfort of all relations. 20. The plenty obtained by prudence, industry, and frugality, is desirable. But the foolish misspend what they have upon their lusts. 21. True repentance and faith will lead him that relies on the mercy of God in Christ, to follow after righteousness and mercy in his own conduct. 22. Those that have wisdom, often do great things, even against those confident of their strength. 23. It is our great concern to keep our souls from being entangled and disquieted. 24. Pride and haughtiness make men passionate; such continually deal in wrath, as if it were their trade to be angry. 25,26. Here is the misery of the slothful; their hands refuse to labour in an honest calling, by which they might get an honest livelihood; yet their hearts cease not to covet riches, pleasures, and honours, which cannot be obtained without labour. But the righteous and industrious have their desires satisfied. 27. When holiness is pretended, but wickedness intended, that especially is an abomination. 28. The doom of a false witness is certain. 29. A wicked man bids defiance to the terrors of the law and the rebukes of Providence. But a good man asks, What does God require of me? 30,31. Means are to be used, but, after all, our safety and salvation are only of the Lord. In our spiritual warfare we must arm ourselves with the whole armour of God; but our strength must be in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
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