Job 5:12

“He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 5:12

Hee disappointeth the deuices of the craftie, so that their hands cannot performe their enterprise.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He frustrates the plotting of the shrewd, So that their hands cannot attain success.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He frustrateth the devices of the crafty, So that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who makes the designs of the wise go wrong, so that they are unable to give effect to their purposes.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

Making void thoughts of the subtile, And their hands do not execute wisdom.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He frustrateth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands can perform nothing substantial.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 5:12

Wesley's Notes for Job 5:12


5:10 Rain - He begins with this ordinary work of God, in which he implies that there is something wonderful, as indeed there is in the rise of it from the earth, in the strange hanging of that heavy body in the air, and in the distribution of it as God sees fit; and how much more in the hidden paths of Divine Providence?

5:11 To set up - That is, he setteth up. Another example of God's great and wonderful works. He gives this instance to comfort and encourage Job to seek to God, because he can raise him out of his greatest depths.

5:13 The wise - Men wise to do evil, and wise in the opinion of the world, he not only deceives in their hopes and counsels, but turns them against themselves. Froward - Or, wrestlers: such as wind and turn every way, as wrestlers do, and will leave no means untried to accomplish their counsels. Is carried - Is tumbled down and broken, and that by their own precipitation.

5:14 Meet - In plain things they run into gross mistakes, and chuse those courses which are worst for themselves. Darkness often notes misery, but here ignorance or error. Grope - Like blind men to find their way, not knowing what to do.


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