Psalm 33:10
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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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Clarke'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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The Lord

Psalm 2:1-4 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing...

Psalm 9:15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

Exodus 1:10-12 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falls out any war...

2 Samuel 15:31,34 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray you...

2 Samuel 17:14,23 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel...

Job 5:12,13 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise...

Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

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

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

Isaiah 19:3,11-14 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the middle thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols...

Isaiah 44:23 Sing, O you heavens; for the LORD has done it: shout, you lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, you mountains...

bringeth [heb.] maketh frustrate

Isaiah 44:25 That frustrates the tokens of the liars, and makes diviners mad; that turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;

he maketh

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

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

Library
The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Material Universe.
There are many who think of the work of the Holy Spirit as limited to man. But God reveals to us in His Word that the Holy Spirit's work has a far wider scope than this. We are taught in the Bible that the Holy Spirit has a threefold work in the material universe. I. The creation of the material universe and of man is effected through the agency of the Holy Spirit. We read in Ps. xxxiii. 6, "By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth." We
R. A. Torrey—The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit

The Mercy of God
The next attribute is God's goodness or mercy. Mercy is the result and effect of God's goodness. Psa 33:5. So then this is the next attribute, God's goodness or mercy. The most learned of the heathens thought they gave their god Jupiter two golden characters when they styled him good and great. Both these meet in God, goodness and greatness, majesty and mercy. God is essentially good in himself and relatively good to us. They are both put together in Psa 119:98. Thou art good, and doest good.' This
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

"Nineveh, that Great City"
Among the cities of the ancient world in the days of divided Israel one of the greatest was Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian realm. Founded on the fertile bank of the Tigris, soon after the dispersion from the tower of Babel, it had flourished through the centuries until it had become "an exceeding great city of three days' journey." Jonah 3:3. In the time of its temporal prosperity Nineveh was a center of crime and wickedness. Inspiration has characterized it as "the bloody city, . . . full
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

The Host of Heaven and of Earth.
"The Spirit of God hath made me."--Job xxxiii. 4. Understanding somewhat the characteristic note of the work of the Holy Spirit, let us see what this work was and is and shall be. The Father brings forth, the Son disposes and arranges, the Holy Spirit perfects. There is one God and Father of whom are all things, and one Lord Jesus Christ through whom are all things; but what does the Scripture say of the special work the Holy Spirit did in creation and is still doing? For the sake of order we examine
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Cross References
Job 5:12
He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.

Psalm 2:1
Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?

Psalm 146:4
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.

Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.

Isaiah 8:10
Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted; propose your plan, but it will not stand, for God is with us.

Isaiah 19:3
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.

Isaiah 44:25
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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