Job 34:14
If He put His mind to it and withdrew the spirit and breath He [gave],
Job 34:15
every living thing would perish together and mankind would return to the dust.
Job 34:19-24
God is not partial to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of His hands.
They die suddenly in the middle of the night; people shudder, then pass away. Even the mighty are removed without effort.
For His eyes [watch] over a man's ways, and He observes all his steps.
There is no darkness, no deep darkness, where evildoers can hide themselves.
God does not [need to] examine a person further, that one should approach Him in court.
He shatters the mighty without an investigation and sets others in their place.
Isaiah 40:15-17
Look, the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are considered as a speck of dust on the scales; He lifts up the islands like fine dust.
Lebanon is not enough for fuel, or its animals enough for a burnt offering.
All the nations are as nothing before Him; they are considered by Him as nothingness and emptiness.
Isaiah 40:22-24
God is enthroned above the circle of the earth; its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like thin cloth and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
He reduces princes to nothing and makes the judges of the earth to be irrational.
They are barely planted, barely sown, their stem hardly takes root in the ground when He blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind carries them away like stubble.
and he
1 Samuel 3:18
So Samuel told him everything and did not hide anything from him. Eli responded, "He is the LORD. He will do what He thinks is good."
Job 23:13
But He is unchangeable; who can oppose Him? He does what He desires.
Psalm 33:9-11
For He spoke, and it came into being; He commanded, and it came into existence.
The LORD frustrates the counsel of the nations; He thwarts the plans of the peoples.
The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of His heart from generation to generation.
Psalm 115:3
Our God is in heaven and does whatever He pleases.
Psalm 135:6
The LORD does whatever He pleases in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all the depths.
Isaiah 14:24-27
The LORD of Hosts has sworn: As I have planned, so it will be; as I have purposed it, so it will happen.
I will break Assyria in My land; I will tread him down on My mountain. Then his yoke will be taken from them, and his burden will be removed from their shoulders.
This is the plan prepared for the whole earth, and this is the hand stretched out against all the nations.
The LORD of Hosts Himself has planned it; therefore, who can stand in its way? It is His hand that is outstretched, so who can turn it back?
Isaiah 46:10
I declare the end from the beginning, and from long ago what is not yet done, saying: My plan will take place, and I will do all My will.
Isaiah 46:11
I call a bird of prey from the east, a man for My purpose from a far country. Yes, I have spoken; so I will also bring it about. I have planned it; I will also do it.
Matthew 11:25
At that time Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to infants.
Matthew 11:26
Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure.
Acts 4:28
to do whatever Your hand and Your plan had predestined to take place.
Ephesians 1:11
In Him we were also made His inheritance, predestined according to the purpose of the One who works out everything in agreement with the decision of His will,
Philippians 2:10
so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow-- of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth--
Philippians 2:11
and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
the inhabitants
Psalm 33:8
Let the whole earth tremble before the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
Psalm 33:14
He gazes on all the inhabitants of the earth from His dwelling place.
Psalm 49:1
[For the choir director. A psalm of the sons of Korah.] Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who inhabit the world,
Isaiah 26:9
I long for You in the night; yes, my spirit within me diligently seeks You, for when Your judgments are [in] the land, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Job 9:4
God is wise and all-powerful. Who has opposed Him and come out unharmed?
Job 9:13
God does not hold back His anger; Rahab's assistants cringe in fear beneath Him!
Job 34:29
But when God is silent, who can declare [Him] guilty? When He hides [His] face, who can see Him? Yet He [watches] over both individuals and nations,
Job 40:9-12
Do you have an arm like God's? Can you thunder with a voice like His?
Adorn yourself with majesty and splendor, and clothe yourself with honor and glory.
Unleash your raging anger; look on every proud person and humiliate him.
Look on every proud person and humble him; trample the wicked where they stand.
Job 42:2
I know that You can do anything and no plan of Yours can be thwarted.
Proverbs 21:30
No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel [will prevail] against the LORD.
Isaiah 43:13
Also, from today on I am He [alone], and no one can take [anything] from My hand. I act, and who can reverse it?"
Acts 5:39
but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You may even be found fighting against God." So they were persuaded by him.
Acts 9:5
"Who are You, Lord?" he said. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," He replied.
Acts 11:17
Therefore, if God gave them the same gift that He also gave to us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, how could I possibly hinder God?"
1 Corinthians 10:22
Or are we provoking the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?
Job 9:12
If He snatches [something], who can stop Him? Who can ask Him, "What are You doing?"
Job 33:12
But I tell you that you are wrong in this [matter], since God is greater than man.
Job 33:13
Why do you take Him to court for not answering anything a person asks?
Job 40:2
Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct [Him]? Let him who argues with God give an answer.
Isaiah 45:9-11
"Woe to the one who argues with his Maker-- one clay pot among many. Does clay say to the one forming it: What are you making? Or does your work [say]: He has no hands?
How absurd is the one who says to [his] father: What are you fathering? or to [his] mother: What are you giving birth to?"
This is what the LORD, the Holy One of Israel and its Maker, says: "Ask Me what is to happen to My sons, and instruct Me about the work of My hands.
Romans 9:19
You will say to me, therefore, "Why then does He still find fault? For who can resist His will?"
Romans 9:20
But who are you-- anyone who talks back to God? Will what is formed say to the one who formed it, "Why did you make me like this?"
Romans 11:33-36
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments and untraceable His ways!
For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been His counselor?
Or who has ever first given to Him, and has to be repaid?
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
1 Corinthians 2:16
For: who has known the Lord's mind, that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.