Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, 'My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure';
Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.
The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation.
but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them; or else you may even be found fighting against God."
"Declare and set forth your case; Indeed, let them consult together Who has announced this from of old? Who has long since declared it? Is it not I, the LORD? And there is no other God besides Me, A righteous God and a Savior; There is none except Me.
In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath,
And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel."
And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing;
"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
"Joseph is a fruitful bough, A fruitful bough by a spring; Its branches run over a wall.
"I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near; A star shall come forth from Jacob, A scepter shall rise from Israel, And shall crush through the forehead of Moab, And tear down all the sons of Sheth.
"For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
"But it shall come about, if you do not obey the LORD your God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes with which I charge you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:
Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps.
There is no wisdom and no understanding And no counsel against the LORD.
Let them bring forth and declare to us what is going to take place; As for the former events, declare what they were, That we may consider them and know their outcome. Or announce to us what is coming;
"Even from eternity I am He, And there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I act and who can reverse it?"
'Who is like Me? Let him proclaim and declare it; Yes, let him recount it to Me in order, From the time that I established the ancient nation. And let them declare to them the things that are coming And the events that are going to take place.
Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man of My purpose from a far country Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it.
"All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, 'What have You done?'
'And it will be that every soul that does not heed that prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.'
"For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,
SAYS THE LORD, WHO MAKES THESE THINGS KNOWN FROM LONG AGO.
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him