Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.
Alas! for Assyria, the rod of mine anger, - Yea, the very staff in their hand, is, my displeasure:
Forming light and creating darkness, Making prosperity, and creating misfortune, - I - Yahweh, who doeth all these.
Declaring from the beginning, the latter end, And from olden time, that which had never been done, - Saying My purpose shall stand, and All my pleasure, will I perform;
Ye, indeed, planned against me, evil, - God, planned it, for good, for the sake of doing, as at this day, to save alive much people.
Rise, Yahweh! Confront his face, Bring him down, Deliver my soul from the lawless one who is thy sword:
For the multitude of mankind shall give thanks unto thee, The remainder of the multitude, shall keep holy festival unto thee.
Or a horn be blown in a city, and, a people, not tremble? Or calamity happen in a city, and, Yahweh, not have wrought with effect?
The same, by the marked out counsel and foreknowledge of God given up, through the hands of lawless men, suspending, ye slew,
For they were gathered together, of a truth, in this city, against thy holy servant Jesus, whom thou hadst anointed, - both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with them of the nations, and peoples of Israel; -
1 Peter 2:8
And a stone to strike against, and a rock to stumble over: Who stumble because, unto the word, they do not yield, - unto which also they have been appointed;
For there have crept in unobserved certain men, who, from of old, have been publicly notified for this sentence, ungodly, men, the favour of our God, turning into wantonness, and, our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ, denying.