Though He was delivered up according to God's determined plan and foreknowledge, you used lawless people to nail Him to a cross and kill Him.
But what God predicted through the mouth of all the prophets-- that His Messiah would suffer-- He has fulfilled in this way.
For the residents of Jerusalem and their rulers, since they did not recognize Him or the voices of the prophets that are read every Sabbath, have fulfilled their words by condemning Him.
Though they found no grounds for the death penalty, they asked Pilate to have Him killed.
When they had fulfilled all that had been written about Him, they took Him down from the tree and put Him in a tomb.
You planned evil against me; God planned it for good to bring about the present result-- the survival of many people.
Even human wrath will praise You; You will clothe Yourself with their remaining wrath.
The Son of Man will go just as it is written about Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born."
How, then, would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen this way?"
For the Son of Man will go away as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!"
Then He told them, "These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you-- that everything written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled."
Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.
He also said to them, "This is what is written: the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead the third day,
So the honor is for you who believe; but for the unbelieving, The stone that the builders rejected-- this One has become the cornerstone, and
A stone that causes men to stumble, and a rock that trips them up. They stumble by disobeying the message; they were destined for this.
Wisdom and strength belong to God; counsel and understanding are His.
No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel [will prevail] against the LORD.
to those who say: "Let Him hurry up and do His work quickly so that we can see it! Let the plan of the Holy One of Israel take place so that we can know it!"
This also comes from the LORD of Hosts. He gives wonderful advice; He gives great wisdom.
Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, or who gave Him His counsel?
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.
Yet the LORD was pleased to crush Him, and He made Him sick. When You make Him a restitution offering, He will see [His] seed, He will prolong His days, and the will of the LORD will succeed by His hand.
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,
Because God wanted to show His unchangeable purpose even more clearly to the heirs of the promise, He guaranteed it with an oath,