Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
Making clear from the first what is to come, and from past times the things which have not so far come about; saying, My purpose is fixed, and I will do all my pleasure;
But his purpose is fixed and there is no changing it; and he gives effect to the desire of his soul.
The Lord undoes the designs of the nations; he makes the thoughts of the peoples without effect.
A man's heart may be full of designs, but the purpose of the Lord is unchanging.
Wisdom and knowledge and wise suggestions are of no use against the Lord.
The wrath of the Lord will not be turned back till he has done, till he has put into effect, the purposes of his heart: in days to come you will have full knowledge of this.
For I am conscious of my thoughts about you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you hope at the end.
Who is able to say a thing, and give effect to it, if it has not been ordered by the Lord?
At that time Jesus made answer and said, I give praise to you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have kept these things secret from the wise and the men of learning, and have made them clear to little children.
To do that which had been fixed before by your hand and your purpose.
Having made clear to us the secret of his purpose, in agreement with the design which he had in mind, to put into his hands