Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
By sentence of the watchmen is the matter resolved, and the case by the word of the holy ones to the intent that the living may know that the most High takes rule over the kingdom of men and gives it to whoever he will and sets up over it the man who is the lowest.
This is the portion of a wicked man from God and the heritage that God appoints unto him by his word.
The LORD of the hosts has sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
The LORD of the hosts has purposed it to stain the pride of all glory and to bring down all those who are exalted in the earth.
declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
And the LORD said to Satan, Behold, all that he has is in thy power; only upon himself do not put forth thy hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.
Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath; and behold every one that is proud and bring him down.
He pours contempt upon princes and causes them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.