“The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely, as I have thought and planned, so shall it come to pass, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand…This is the [Lord’s] purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth; and this is [His omnipotent] hand that is stretched out over all the nations.  For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who can annul it? And His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?”

Isaiah 14:24, 26-27

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