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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) That which is devised, or formed by design; a contrivance; an invention; a project; a scheme; often, a scheme to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice.

2. (n.) Power of devising; invention; contrivance.

3. (n.) An emblematic design, generally consisting of one or more figures with a motto, used apart from heraldic bearings to denote the historical situation, the ambition, or the desire of the person adopting it. See Cognizance.

4. (n.) Improperly, an heraldic bearing.

5. (n.) Anything fancifully conceived.

6. (n.) A spectacle or show.

7. (n.) Opinion; decision.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

de-vis': "A scheme," "invention," "plot." In the Old Testament it stands for six Hebrew words, of which the most common is machashebheth (from chashabh, "to think," "contrive"). In the New Testament it occurs only twice, once for Greek enthumesis (Acts 17:29), and once for noema (2 Corinthians 2:11). Sometimes the word means simply that which is planned or invented, without any evil implication, as in 2 Chronicles 2:14 Acts 17:29 (of artistic work or invention), and Ecclesiastes 9:10 (in the general sense of reasoning or contriving). But more frequently it is used in an evil sense, of a wicked purpose or plot, "Let us devise devices against Jeremiah" (Jeremiah 18:18); "For we are not ignorant of his (i.e. Satan's) devices" (2 Corinthians 2:11), etc.

D. Miall Edwards

3540. noema -- thought, purpose
... device, mind, thought. From noieo; a perception, ie Purpose, or (by implication)
the intellect, disposition, itself -- device, mind, thought. see GREEK noieo. ...
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3053. logismos -- a reasoning, a thought
... Masculine Transliteration: logismos Phonetic Spelling: (log-is-mos') Short Definition:
reasoning, thinking Definition: reasoning, thinking; a conception, device ...
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3803. pagis -- a trap, snare
... Phonetic Spelling: (pag-ece') Short Definition: a snare, trap Definition: a snare,
trap (especially for catching birds) hence, met: stratagem, device, wile. ...
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1761. enthumesis -- deliberation, pondering, pl. thoughts
... thoughts NASB Word Usage thought (1), thoughts (3). deliberation, thought. From
enthumeomai; deliberation -- device, thought. see GREEK enthumeomai. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2162. zamam -- a plan, device
... 2161, 2162. zamam. 2163 . a plan, device. Transliteration: zamam Phonetic
Spelling: (zaw-mawm') Short Definition: device. Word Origin ...
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4209. mezimmah -- purpose, discretion, device
... 4208, 4209. mezimmah. 4210 . purpose, discretion, device. Transliteration:
mezimmah Phonetic Spelling: (mez-im-maw') Short Definition: discretion. ...
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2154. zimmah -- a plan, device, wickedness
... a plan, device, wickedness. Transliteration: zimmah Phonetic Spelling: (zim-maw')
Short Definition: lewdness. ... heinous crime, lewdly mischief, wicked device. ...
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4156. moetsah -- counsel, plan, principle, device
... moetsah. 4157 . counsel, plan, principle, device. Transliteration: moetsah Phonetic
Spelling: (mo-ay-tsaw') Short Definition: devices. ... counsel, device. ...
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4284. machashabah -- thought, device
... 4285 . thought, device. Transliteration: machashabah or machashebeth Phonetic
Spelling: (makh-ash-aw-baw') Short Definition: thoughts. ...
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2665. chephes -- a device, plot
... 2664, 2665. chephes. 2666 . a device, plot. Transliteration: chephes
Phonetic Spelling: (khay'-fes) Short Definition: plot. Word ...
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2810. chishshabon -- device, invention
... 2809, 2810. chishshabon. 2811 . device, invention. Transliteration: chishshabon
Phonetic Spelling: (khish-shaw-bone') Short Definition: devices. ...
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1902. higgayon -- resounding music, meditation, musing
... 1), whispering (1). device, Higgaion, meditation, solemn sound. Intensive from
hagah; a murmuring sound, ie A musical notation (probably ...
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2808. cheshbon -- a reckoning, account
... account, device, reason. From chashab; properly, contrivance; by implication,
intelligence -- account, device, reason. see HEBREW chashab. 2807, 2808. ...
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And Then that Further Device of Theirs, if Words Can Express It...
... Section 40. And then that further device of theirs, if words can express
it� 40. And then that further device of theirs, (if words ...
/.../augustine/of the work of monks /section 40 and then that.htm

Of the Device of a Certain Old Man by which Some Work was Found ...
... Prolegomena. Chapter XXXIX. Of the device of a certain old man by which some
work was found for Abbot Simeon when he had nothing to do. ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xxxix of the device.htm

Of Two Ghostly Devices that be Helpful to a Ghostly Beginner in ...
... I trow that an this device be well and truly conceived, it is nought else but a
longing desire unto God, to feel Him and see Him as it may be here: and such a ...
/.../anonymous/the cloud of unknowing/here beginneth the two and 2.htm

The Kingdom Foreshadowed
... OUTLINE FOR STUDY OF HISTORICAL BOOKS. 1. Pictorial Device. ... In recording the work
in the blank book the first page is to be given to the pictorial device. ...
/.../palmer/a birds-eye view of the bible/i the kingdom foreshadowed.htm

A Home Mission Sermon
... CH SPURGEON. at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens. "Whatsoever thy hand findeth
to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/a home mission sermon.htm

The Kingdom Forming
... EXODUS. I. Pictorial Device. Originate one, or omit. II. III. ... LEVITICUS. I. Pictorial
Device. A full-page outline plan of the Tabernacle and Tabernacle court. ...
/.../palmer/a birds-eye view of the bible/ii the kingdom forming.htm

But, if it Does not Weary You, Let the Point Out as Briefly as ...
... This also the word of prophecy had foretold by Isaiah, saying, "Woe unto their soul,
who have devised a most evil device against themselves, saying, Let us ...
/.../20 but if it does.htm

The Lapse of Time.
... SERMON I. The Lapse of Time. "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy
might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave ...
/.../newman/parochial and plain sermons vol vii/sermon i the lapse of.htm

... Peter as the representative of the primitive, orthodox faith. The literary
device was recognized in these days. It was a development ...
/.../moffat/the general epistles james peter and judas/introduction 3.htm

The Kingdom Conquering
... Ruth Page. JOSHUA. I. Pictorial Device: Map. Draw map of Palestine, locating the
tribes. ... Chapters 2, 10, 22. JUDGES. Pictorial Device. Originate one, or omit. II ...
/.../palmer/a birds-eye view of the bible/iii the kingdom conquering.htm

Device (17 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) Opinion; decision. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DEVICE. ... D. Miall
Edwards. Multi-Version Concordance Device (17 Occurrences). ...
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Devise (41 Occurrences)
... 10. (n.) Device. See Device. ... Psalms 21:11 For they stretched out against Thee evil,
They devised a wicked device, they prevail not, (Root in YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Devised (35 Occurrences)
... spoke yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and begged him with
tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had ...
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Scheme (10 Occurrences)
... spoke yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with
tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he ...
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Union (24 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) A device emblematic of union, used on a national flag or ensign, sometimes,
as in the military standard of Great Britain, covering the whole field ...
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Graving (7 Occurrences)
... Acts 17:29 Being, therefore, offspring of God, we ought not to think the Godhead
to be like to gold, or silver, or stone, graving of art and device of man; (YLT ...
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Purchase (25 Occurrences)
... 7. (vt) To apply to (anything) a device for obtaining a mechanical advantage; to
get a purchase upon, or apply a purchase to; as, to purchase a cannon. ...
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Banner (20 Occurrences)
... smaller form. Probably it bore on it the name of the tribe to which it belonged,
or some distinguishing device (Numbers 2:2, 34). (3 ...
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Curious (18 Occurrences)
... ku'-ri-us (machashebheth; periergos): The above Hebrew word, meaning "thought,"
"device," "design," is translated "curious," Exodus 35:32 the King James ...
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Stylus (2 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) The needle-like device used to cut the grooves which record the sound
on the original disc during recording of a phonograph record. ...
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Device (17 Occurrences)

Acts 17:29
Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

Ephesians 4:14
So we shall no longer be babes nor shall we resemble mariners tossed on the waves and carried about with every changing wind of doctrine according to men's cleverness and unscrupulous cunning, making use of every shifting device to mislead.

2 Chronicles 2:14
the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan; and his father was a man of Tyre, skillful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson, also to engrave any manner of engraving, and to devise any device; that there may be a place appointed to him with your skillful men, and with the skillful men of my lord David your father.

2 Chronicles 26:15
And he maketh in Jerusalem inventions -- a device of an inventor -- to be on the towers, and on the corners, to shoot with arrows and with great stones, and his name goeth out unto a distance, for he hath been wonderfully helped till that he hath been strong.

Esther 8:3
Esther spoke yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and begged him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews.

Esther 8:5
and saith, 'If to the king 'it be' good, and if I have found grace before him, and the thing hath been right before the king, and I 'be' good in his eyes, let it be written to bring back the letters -- a device of Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite -- that he wrote to destroy the Jews who 'are' in all provinces of the king,

Esther 9:25
but when this became known to the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he had devised against the Jews, should return on his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.

Job 42:2
Thou hast known that 'for' all things Thou art able, And not withheld from Thee is 'any' device:

Psalms 21:11
For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.

Psalms 26:10
In whose hands are evil devices, and their right hand is full of bribes.
(Root in DBY YLT RSV)

Psalms 140:8
Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

Proverbs 11:6
The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them; But the treacherous shall be taken in their own iniquity.
(See JPS)

Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, where you are going.

Jeremiah 18:11
Now therefore, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus says Yahweh: Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: return you now everyone from his evil way, and amend your ways and your doings.

Jeremiah 51:11
Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.

Lamentations 3:62
The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day.

Ezekiel 38:10
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: It shall happen in that day, that things shall come into your mind, and you shall devise an evil device:



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