There is no wisdom and no understanding
And no counsel against the Lord.
Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;
but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them; or else you may even be found fighting against God.”
Many plans are in a man’s heart,
But the counsel of the Lord will stand.
“Be broken, O peoples, and be shattered;
And give ear, all remote places of the earth.
Gird yourselves, yet be shattered;
Gird yourselves, yet be shattered.
Because Aram, with Ephraim and the son of Remaliah, has planned evil against you, saying,
For the Lord of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it? And as for His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back?”
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’;
However, the men rowed desperately to return to land but they could not, for the sea was becoming even stormier against them.
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,
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, “He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness”;
“A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense”;
for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed.