"Pilate said to
Him, 'Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have
power to crucify You, and power to release You?”
"Jesus answered, 'You could have no power at all
against Me unless it had been given you from above."
"The Lord brings
the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
the plans of His heart to all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance."
"I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are on the
ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and
have given it to whom it seemed proper to Me. And now
I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar
the king of Babylon, My servant; and the beasts of the field
I have also given him to serve him. So all nations shall serve
Lord has made everything for its purpose,
even the wicked for the day of trouble."
My people would not heed My voice, and Israel would
have none of Me. So I gave them over to their own stubborn
heart, to walk in their own counsels. Oh, that My people
would listen to Me, that Israel would walk in My ways! I would
soon subdue their enemies...."
"... the instant I speak
concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to build and to
plant it, if it does evil in My sight so that it does
not obey My voice, then I will relent concerning the good with
which I said I would benefit it." Jeremiah