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Psalms 33:10

    Psalms 33:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The LORD brings the counsel of the heathen to nothing: he makes the devices of the people of none effect.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah bringeth the counsel of the nations to nought; He maketh the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord undoes the designs of the nations; he makes the thoughts of the peoples without effect.

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah bringeth the counsel of the nations to nought; He maketh the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh brings the counsel of the nations to nothing. He makes the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The LORD bringeth the counsel of the nations to nought: he maketh the thoughts of the peoples to be of none effect.

    Definitions for Psalms 33:10

    Heathen - People; nations; non-Jews.
    Nought - Nothing.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 33:10

    The counsel of the heathen to naught - This appears to be similar to what is mentioned in the second Psalm; the useless attempts of the Gentiles to prevent the extension of the kingdom of Christ in the earth: and it may refer to similar attempts of ungodly nations or men to prevent the promulgation of the Gospel, and the universal dissemination of truth in the world.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 33:10

    The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought - Margin: "maketh frustrate." The Hebrew word means to "break," or to "annul." The word here rendered "heathen" means "nations;" and the idea is that God, by his own overruling purpose and providence, frustrates the designs of the nations of the earth; that he carries forward his own designs and purposes in spite of theirs; that their plans avail nothing when they come in competition with his. their purposes must yield to His purpose. Compare Isaiah 8:9-10, note; Isaiah 19:3, note. All the plans and purposes of the nations of the earth that conflict with the purposes of God will be vain; all those plans, whatever they may be, will be made subservient under His providence to the promotion of His great designs.

    He maketh the devices of the people of none effect - That is, He renders them vain, unsuccessful, ineffectual. The word "people" here is synonymous with "nations," and the idea is, that whatever may be the thoughts and purposes of human beings, if they are opposed to the plans of God, or if they do not tend to promote His glory, they will be rendered futile or vain. God is a great and glorious Sovereign over all, and He will make everything subordinate to the promotion of His own great designs.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 33:10

    33:10 The Lord - Thus he passes from the work of creation, to the works of providence, and from the instances of his power, in senseless and irrational creatures, to his power in over - ruling the thoughts and wills, and actions of men, whether single or united.