Proverbs 21:30

30 There is no wisdom nor understanding Nor counsel against Jehovah.

Proverbs 21:30 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 21:30

[There is] no wisdom nor understanding, nor counsel against
the Lord.
] No human schemes whatever, formed with the greatest wisdom and prudence, can ever prevail against God, or set aside or hinder the execution of any design of his; nothing that is pointed against his church, his cause, and interest, his truths and ordinances, in the issue shall succeed; all that are found fighters against him shall not prosper, let them be men of ever so much sagacity and wisdom; though there may be ever so many devices in a man's heart, and these ever so well planned, they shall never defeat the counsel of the Lord; see ( Proverbs 19:21 ) . The Targum is,

``there is no wisdom as God's;''
and so the Syriac version, "as the Lord's"; there is none like his, there is none to be compared with his; there is none of any value and worth but his; all is folly in comparison of that: or there is none "before the Lord" F14; no wisdom of the creature can stand before him, it presently vanishes and disappears.

F14 (hwhy dgnl) "in conspectu Jehovae", Gejerus; "coram Domino", Gussetius, p. 495.

Proverbs 21:30 In-Context

28 A false witness shall perish; But the man that heareth shall speak so as to endure.
29 A wicked man hardeneth his face; But as for the upright, he establisheth his ways.
30 There is no wisdom nor understanding Nor counsel against Jehovah.
31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle; But victory is of Jehovah.
The American Standard Version is in the public domain.