Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
A good man has grace in the eyes of the Lord; but the man of evil designs gets punishment from him.
Saying to one another, See, here comes this dreamer.
But when the business was put before the king, he gave orders by letters that the evil design which he had made against the Jews was to be turned against himself; and that he and his sons were to be put to death by hanging.
For their thoughts were bitter against you: they had an evil design in their minds, which they were not able to put into effect.
The Lord undoes the designs of the nations; he makes the thoughts of the peoples without effect.
This only have I seen, that God made men upright, but they have been searching out all sorts of inventions.
Let us go up against Judah, troubling her, and forcing our way into her, and let us put up a king in her, even the son of Tabeel:
Against fertile places, and will make waste a part of the country; and he will do what his fathers have not done, or his fathers' fathers; he will make distribution among them of goods taken in war and by force, and of property: he will even make designs against the strong places for a time.
And they made designs together to take Jesus by some trick, and put him to death.
Saying, Sir, we have in mind how that false man said, while he was still living, After three days I will come again from the dead.
The designs of the heart are man's, but the answer of the tongue comes from the Lord.
The king's heart in the hands of the Lord is like the water streams, and by him it is turned in any direction at his pleasure.
Then Joseph said to his brothers, Come near to me. And they came near, And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom you sent into Egypt.
As for you, it was in your mind to do me evil, but God has given a happy outcome, the salvation of numbers of people, as you see today.
But his purpose is fixed and there is no changing it; and he gives effect to the desire of his soul.
The Lord has taken an oath, saying, My design will certainly come about, and my purpose will be effected:
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;
And all the people of the earth are as nothing: he does his pleasure in the army of heaven and among the people of the earth: and no one is able to keep back his hand, or say to him, What are you doing?
For, truly, in this town, against your holy servant, Jesus, who was marked out by you as Christ, Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, came together,
And now I say to you, Do nothing to these men, but let them be: for if this teaching or this work is of men, it will come to nothing:
In whom we have a heritage, being marked out from the first in his purpose who does all things in agreement with his designs;
So that when it was God's desire to make it specially clear to those who by his word were to have the heritage, that his purpose was fixed, he made it more certain with an oath;
1 Peter 2:8
And, A stone of falling, a rock of trouble; the word is the cause of their fall, because they go against it, and this was the purpose of God.
For certain men have come among you secretly, marked out before in the holy Writings for this evil fate, men without the fear of God, turning his grace into an unclean thing, and false to our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.