11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm(A) forever,
    the purposes(B) of his heart through all generations.

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11 The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

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In their hearts humans plan their course,
    but the Lord establishes their steps.(A)

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A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.

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24 A person’s steps are directed(A) by the Lord.(B)
    How then can anyone understand their own way?(C)

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24 Man's goings are of the Lord; how can a man then understand his own way?

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10 Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted;(A)
    propose your plan, but it will not stand,(B)
    for God is with us.[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 8:10 Hebrew Immanuel

10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

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24 The Lord Almighty has sworn,(A)

“Surely, as I have planned,(B) so it will be,
    and as I have purposed, so it will happen.(C)

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24 The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:

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27 For the Lord Almighty has purposed,(A) and who can thwart him?
    His hand(B) is stretched out, and who can turn it back?(C)

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27 For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

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Yet he too is wise(A) and can bring disaster;(B)
    he does not take back his words.(C)
He will rise up against that wicked nation,(D)
    against those who help evildoers.

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Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.

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The grass withers and the flowers(A) fall,
    but the word(B) of our God endures(C) forever.(D)

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The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

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10 I make known the end from the beginning,(A)
    from ancient times,(B) what is still to come.(C)
I say, ‘My purpose will stand,(D)
    and I will do all that I please.’

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10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

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14 “Come together,(A) all of you, and listen:
    Which of the idols has foretold(B) these things?
The Lord’s chosen ally(C)
    will carry out his purpose(D) against Babylon;(E)
    his arm will be against the Babylonians.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 48:14 Or Chaldeans; also in verse 20

14 All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them hath declared these things? The Lord hath loved him: he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.

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11 so is my word(A) that goes out from my mouth:
    It will not return to me empty,(B)
but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose(C) for which I sent it.

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