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

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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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28 Those who escape the sword(A) and return to the land of Judah from Egypt will be very few.(B) Then the whole remnant(C) of Judah who came to live in Egypt will know whose word will stand(D)—mine or theirs.(E)

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17 The Lord has done what he planned;
    he has fulfilled(A) his word,
    which he decreed long ago.(B)
He has overthrown you without pity,(C)
    he has let the enemy gloat over you,(D)
    he has exalted the horn[a] of your foes.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Lamentations 2:17 Horn here symbolizes strength.