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People may plan all kinds of things, but the LORD's will is going to be done.
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There are many thoughts in the heart of a man: but the will of the Lord shall stand firm.
Proverbs 12:2 Man shall not be strengthened by wickedness: and the root of the just shall not be moved.
Genesis 37:19,20 And said one to another: Behold the dreamer cometh. . . .
Esther 9:25 And afterwards Esther went in to the king, beseeching him that his endeavors might be made void by the king's letters: and the evil that he had intended against the Jews, might return upon his own head. And so both he and his sons were hanged upon gibbets.
Psalm 21:11 For they have intended evils against thee: they have devised counsels which they have not been able to establish.
Psalm 33:10,11 The Lord bringeth to nought the counsels of nations; and he rejecteth the devices of people, and casteth away the counsels of princes. . . .
Psalm 83:4 They have said: Come and let us destroy them, so that they be not a nation: and let the name of Israel be remembered no more.
Ecclesiastes 7:29 Only this I have found, that God made man right, and he hath entangled himself with an infinity of questions. Who is as the wise man? and who hath known the resolution of the word?
Isaiah 7:6,7 Let us go up to Juda, and rouse it up, and draw it away to us, and make the son of Tabeel king in the midst thereof. . . .
Daniel 11:24,25 And he shall enter into rich and plentiful cities: and he shall do that which his fathers never did, nor his fathers' fathers: he shall scatter their spoils, and their prey, and their riches, and shall forecast devices against the best fenced places: and this until a time. . . .
Matthew 26:4,5 And they consulted together that by subtilty they might apprehend Jesus and put him to death. . . .
Matthew 27:63,64 Saying: Sir, we have remembered, that that seducer said, while he was yet alive: After three days I will rise again. . . .
Proverbs 16:1,9 It is the part of man to prepare the soul: and of the Lord to govern the tongue. . . .
Proverbs 21:1,30 As the divisions of waters, so the heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord: whithersoever he will, he shall turn it. . . .
Genesis 45:4-8 And he said mildly to them: Come nearer to me. And when they were come near him, he said: I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. . . .
Genesis 50:20 You thought evil against me: but God turned it into good, that he might exalt me, as at present you see, and might save many people.
Job 23:13 For he is alone, and no man can turn away his thought: and whatsoever his soul hath desired, that hath he done.
Isaiah 14:24,26,27 The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying: Surely as I have thought, so shall it be: and as I have purposed, . . .
Isaiah 46:10 Remember the former age, for I am God, and there is no God beside, neither is there the like to me:
Acts 4:27,28 For of a truth there assembled together in this city against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, . . .
Acts 5:38,39 And now, therefore, I say to you: Refrain from these men and let them alone. For if this council or this work be of men, it will come to nought: . . .
Ephesians 1:11 In whom we also are called by lot, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things according to the counsel of his will.
Hebrews 6:17,18 Wherein God, meaning more abundantly to shew to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed an oath: . . .
1 Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling and a rock of scandal, to them who stumble at the word, neither do believe, whereunto also they are set.
Jude 1:4 For certain men are secretly entered in (who were written of long ago unto this judgment), ungodly men, turning the grace of our Lord God into riotousness and denying the only sovereign Ruler and our Lord Jesus Christ.
ContextThe Man of Integrity
…20Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayst be wise in thy latter end. 21There are many thoughts in the heart of a man: but the will of the Lord shall stand firm.22A needy man is merciful: and better is the poor than the lying man.…
Wherein God, meaning more abundantly to shew to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed an oath:
The Lord bringeth to nought the counsels of nations; and he rejecteth the devices of people, and casteth away the counsels of princes.
But the counsel of the Lord standeth for ever: the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
It is the part of man to prepare the soul: and of the Lord to govern the tongue.
The heart of man disposeth his way: but the Lord must direct his steps.
A needy man is merciful: and better is the poor than the lying man.
This is the counsel, that I have purposed upon all the earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all nations.
For the Lord of hosts hath decreed, and who can disannul it? and his hand is stretched out: and who shall turn it away?
Remember the former age, for I am God, and there is no God beside, neither is there the like to me:
And this shall be a sign to you, saith the Lord, that I will punish you in this place: that you may know that my words shall be accomplished indeed against you for evil.
Additional TranslationsMany plans are in a man’s heart, but the purpose of the LORD will prevail.There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
There are many devices in a man's heart; But the counsel of Jehovah, that shall stand.
There are many thoughts in a man's heart; but the counsel of the Lord abides for ever.
Many are the thoughts in a man's heart, but the counsel of Jehovah, that doth stand.
There are many devices in a man's heart; but the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
There are many plans in a man's heart, but Yahweh's counsel will prevail.
Many are the purposes in a man's heart, And the counsel of Jehovah it standeth.
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