But He is unchangeable; who can oppose Him? He does what He desires.
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,
All the inhabitants of the earth are counted as nothing, and He does what He wants with the army of heaven and the inhabitants of the earth. There is no one who can hold back His hand or say to Him, "What have You done?"
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,
If He passes by and throws [someone] in prison or convenes a court, who can stop Him?
Why do you take Him to court for not answering anything a person asks?
"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?
"House of Israel, can I not treat you as this potter [treats his clay]?"-- [this is] the LORD's declaration. "Just like clay in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, house of Israel.
Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure.
Don't I have the right to do what I want with my business? Are you jealous because I'm generous?'
So then, He shows mercy to whom He wills, and He hardens whom He wills.
You will say to me, therefore, "Why then does He still find fault? For who can resist His will?"
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?"
For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been His counselor?