Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.
Lo! he snatcheth away, who can bring it back? Who shall say unto him, What wouldst thou do?
If he sweep on, or shut up, or call together, Who then shall hinder him?
Lo! He pulleth down, and it cannot be built, He closeth up over a man, and it cannot be opened:
When, he, giveth quiet, who then shall condemn? And, when he hideth his face, who then shall sing of him? whether unto a nation or unto mankind altogether,
GOD is, not a man, that he should lie, Nor a son of Adam, that he should repent, - Hath, he, said, and will not perform? Yea spoken, and will not make it stand fast?
That which is crooked, cannot be straight, - and, that which is wanting, cannot be reckoned.
I know, that, whatsoever God doeth, the same, shall be age-abiding, unto it, there is nothing to add, and, from it, there is nothing to take away, - and, God, hath done it, that men should stand in awe before him.
Thou wilt say to me, then - Why longer findeth he fault? For, his purpose, who hath withstood?
Every good giving, and every perfect gift, is, from above, coming down from the Father of lights - with whom is no alternation, nor shadow cast, by turning:
When, our God, is in the heavens, Whatsoever he pleased, hath he done.
Whatsoever Yahweh hath pleased, he hath done, - in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas, and all resounding deeps:
Many are the devices in a man's heart, but, the counsel of Yahweh, that, shall stand.
Yahweh of hosts, hath sworn, saying, - Surely as I intended, so, hath it come to pass, And as I purposed, the same, shall stand: -
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;
And, all the inhabitants of the earth, as nothing, are accounted, and, according to his own pleasure, dealeth he - with the army of the heavens, and the inhabitants of the earth, - and none there is who can smite upon his hand, or say to him, What hast thou done?
making known to us the sacred secret of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him, -
Again take thee another roll, and write thereon, all the former words which were on the first roll, which Jehoiakim king of Judah hath burned.