Devise (To) - Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old Testament Words

Usage Number: 1
Strong's Number: H2803
Original Word: hashab

Usage Notes: "to think, account, reckon, devise, plan." This word is found throughout the historical development of Hebrew and Aramaic. Found at least 120 times in the Hebrew Bible, hashab occurs in the text for the first time in Gen. 15:6, where it was said of Abraham: "He believed the Lord; and he reckoned it to him as righteousness" (rsv). Here the term has the meaning of "to be imputed."

Frequently used in the ordinary sense of "thinking," or the normal thought processes (Isa. 10:7; Isa. 53:4; Mal. 3:16), hashab also is used in the sense of "devising evil plans" (Gen. 50:20; Jer. 48:2). The word refers to craftsmen "inventing" instruments of music, artistic objects, and weapons of war (Exod. 31:4; 2 Chron. 26:15; Amos 6:5).

Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old Testament Words