Proverbs 21:30

30 No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel [will prevail] against the Lord.

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 lying witness will perish, but the one who listens will speak successfully.
29 A wicked man puts on a bold face, but the upright man considers his way.
30 No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel [will prevail] against the Lord.
31 A horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory comes from the Lord.
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