10 The Lord frustrates the counsel of the nations;
he thwarts the plans of the peoples.(A)
11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
the plans of his heart from generation to generation.(B)

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21 Many plans are in a person’s heart,
but the Lord’s decree will prevail.(A)

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Assyria Will Be Destroyed

24 The Lord of Armies has sworn:

As I have purposed, so it will be;
as I have planned it, so it will happen.(A)

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But he also is wise and brings disaster.(A)
He does not go back on what he says;(B)
he will rise up against the house of the wicked
and against the allies of evildoers.

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23 By myself I have sworn;(A)
truth has gone from my mouth,(B)
a word that will not be revoked:
Every knee will bow(C) to me,
every tongue will swear allegiance.

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Remember what happened long ago,(A)
for I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and no one is like me.
10 I declare the end from the beginning,
and from long ago what is not yet done,
saying: my plan will take place,
and I will do all my will.(B)
11 I call a bird of prey[a] from the east,(C)
a man for my purpose from a far country.
Yes, I have spoken; so I will also bring it about.(D)
I have planned it; I will also do it.

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Footnotes

  1. 46:11 = Cyrus

I declared the past events long ago;
they came out of my mouth; I proclaimed them.
Suddenly I acted, and they occurred.

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11 so my word that comes from my mouth
will not return to me empty,
but it will accomplish what I please
and will prosper in what I send it to do.”(A)

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29 since God’s gracious gifts and calling(A) are irrevocable.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. 11:29 Or are not taken back

11 In him we have also received an inheritance,[a] because we were predestined(A) according to the plan of the one who works out everything in agreement with the purpose of his will,

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Footnotes

  1. 1:11 Or In him we are also an inheritance,

13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful,
for he cannot deny himself.

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