21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
    but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.(A)

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Yet this is what the Sovereign Lord says:(A)

“‘It will not take place,
    it will not happen,(B)

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The head of Ephraim is Samaria,(A)
    and the head of Samaria is only Remaliah’s son.
If you do not stand(B) firm in your faith,(C)
    you will not stand at all.’”(D)

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16 “Go and tell Ebed-Melek(A) the Cushite, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: I am about to fulfill my words(B) against this city—words concerning disaster,(C) not prosperity. At that time they will be fulfilled before your eyes.

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