New American Standard Bible
"Devise a plan, but it will be thwarted; State a proposal, but it will not stand, For God is with us."
King James Bible
Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.
Darby Bible Translation
Settle a plan, and it shall come to nought; speak a word, and it shall not stand: for �God is with us.
World English Bible
Take counsel together, and it will be brought to nothing; speak the word, and it will not stand: for God is with us."
Young's Literal Translation
Take counsel, and it is broken, Speak a word, and it doth not stand, Because of Emmanu-El!'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Take counsel together - This is an address to the same foreign nations. It refers to the designs which they would form to destroy the Jewish state.
Speak the word - That is, give the command - to overturn the nation of the Jews.
It shall not stand - It shall not be accomplished.
For God is with us - Hebrew 'For Immanuel.' It indicates the confidence of the prophet in view of the promise and the pledge. His reliance was there. Though the enemies were strong and mighty; though the confederacy was formidable; yet his simple reliance was in the name Immanuel! In this he had confidence, in spite of all the violent efforts and designs of the foes of Judah; see Numbers 14:9 :
Only, rebel not ye against the Lord:
Neither fear ye the people of the land;
For they are bread for us;
Their defense is departed from them,
And Jehovah is with us,
Fear thom not.
See also Psalm 46:6-7 :
The heathen raged,
The kingdoms were moved.
He uttered his voice, the earth dissolved.
LibraryExposition of the Doctrines of Grace
? Perseverance of the Saints--"The Final Perseverance of Believers in Christ Jesus," by William O'Neill (message 5). The Rev. C. H. SPURGEON took the chair at 3 o'clock. The proceedings were commenced by singing the 21st Hymn-- Saved from the damning power of sin, The law's tremendous curse, We'll now the sacred song begin Where God began with us. We'll sing the vast unmeasured grace Which, from the days of old, Did all his chosen sons embrace, As sheep within the fold. The basis of eternal love …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 7: 1861
The Coming of a Deliverer
"But if we Walk in the Light, as He is in the Light, we have Fellowship one with Another, and the Blood of Jesus Christ His
The Wicked Husbandmen.
"BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL," which translated means, "GOD WITH US."
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
Now it came about at that time that Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, "God is with you in all that you do;
"He frustrates the plotting of the shrewd, So that their hands cannot attain success.
The LORD nullifies the counsel of the nations; He frustrates the plans of the peoples.
thus says the Lord GOD: "It shall not stand nor shall it come to pass.
"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.
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