New International Version
The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
King James Bible
The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah frustrateth the counsel of the nations; he maketh the thoughts of the peoples of none 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.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah made void the counsel of nations, He disallowed the thoughts of the peoples.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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bringeth [heb.] maketh frustrate
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He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.
Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.
Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted; propose your plan, but it will not stand, for God is with us.
The Egyptians will lose heart, and I will bring their plans to nothing; they will consult the idols and the spirits of the dead, the mediums and the spiritists.
who foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners, who overthrows the learning of the wise and turns it into nonsense,
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