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frus´trāt ( פרר , pārar ; ἀθετέω , athetéō ): "Frustrate" (from frustra , "vain") is the translation of pārar , "to break," "to make void," "to bring to nothing" (Ezra 4:5 ), "to frustrate their purpose" (Isaiah 44:25 , "that frustrateth the signs of the liars"); of atheteō , "to displace," "to reject or make void or null": Galatians 2:21 , "I do not frustrate the grace of God" (by setting up the righteousness which is "through the law"), the Revised Version (British and American) "make void"; compare 1 Macc 11:36, "Nothing hereof shall be revoked," the Revised Version (British and American) "annulled" (atheteō ).

Revised Version has "frustrateth" for "disappointeth" (Job 5:12 , pārar ).

The adjective appears (2 Esdras 10:34), "frustrate of my hope" (Judith 11:11, "frustrate of his purpose" (ápraktos' ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Frustrate'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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