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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Prevent, and Prevented. Job 3:12; Job 41:11; Psalms 59:10; Psalms 79:8; Psalms 88:13; Psalms 119:148; Matthew 17:25. These words in the A. V. never mean, as at present, "to hinder," but "to go before," "to anticipate." 1 Thessalonians 4:15.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Prevent'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/p/prevent.html. 1893.