Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
Why do the nations rebel? Why are the countries devising plots that will fail?
The nations fell into the pit they had made; their feet were caught in the net they had hidden.
Come, let's deal wisely with them. Otherwise they will continue to multiply, and if a war breaks out, they will ally themselves with our enemies and fight against us and leave the country."
2 Samuel 15:31
Now David had been told, "Ahithophel has sided with the conspirators who are with Absalom. So David prayed, "Make the advice of Ahithophel foolish, O Lord!"
2 Samuel 17:14
Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The advice of Hushai the Arkite sounds better than the advice of Ahithophel." Now the Lord had decided to frustrate the sound advice of Ahithophel, so that the Lord could bring disaster on Absalom.
He frustrates the plans of the crafty so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had planned!
There is no wisdom and there is no understanding, and there is no counsel against the Lord.
Syria has plotted with Ephraim and the son of Remaliah to bring about your demise.
You will be broken, O nations; you will be shattered! Pay attention, all you distant lands of the earth! Get ready for battle, and you will be shattered! Get ready for battle, and you will be shattered!
The Egyptians will panic, and I will confuse their strategy. They will seek guidance from the idols and from the spirits of the dead, from the pits used to conjure up underworld spirits, and from the magicians.
Shout for joy, O sky, for the Lord intervenes; shout out, you subterranean regions of the earth. O mountains, give a joyful shout; you too, O forest and all your trees! For the Lord protects Jacob; he reveals his splendor through Israel.
who frustrates the omens of the empty talkers and humiliates the omen readers, who overturns the counsel of the wise men and makes their advice seem foolish,
Yes, they intend to do you harm; they dream up a scheme, but they do not succeed.
O Lord, do not let the wicked have their way! Do not allow their plan to succeed when they attack! (Selah)
[[And each one departed to his own house.