47 Scriptures on God's Plan (ESV)

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  1. Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I..."
  2. Proverbs 19:21 - "Many are the plans in the..."
  3. Proverbs 16:3 - "Commit your work to the LORD,..."
  4. Psalm 54:5 - "He will return the evil to..."
  5. Proverbs 16:9 - "The heart of man plans his..."
  6. Acts 2:23 - "this Jesus, delivered up according to..."
  7. Job 42:2 - ""I know that you can do..."
  8. Proverbs 16:1 - "The plans of the heart belong..."
  9. Psalm 40:5 - "You have multiplied, O LORD my..."
  10. Jeremiah 11:18 - "The LORD made it known to..."
  11. Romans 8:28 - "And we know that for those..."
  12. Job 36:26 - "Behold, God is great, and we..."
  13. Ecclesiastes 8:17 - "then I saw all the work..."
  14. 1 Corinthians 2:11 - "For who knows a person's thoughts..."
  15. Hebrews 11:40 - "since God had provided something better..."
  16. Psalm 21:11 - "Though they plan evil against you,..."
  17. Isaiah 55:8 - "For my thoughts are not your..."
  18. Proverbs 16:4 - "The LORD has made everything for..."
  19. Ephesians 1:10 - "as a plan for the fullness..."
  20. Psalm 18:30 - "This God--his way is perfect; the..."
  21. James 4:13 - "Come now, you who say, "Today..."
  22. Ephesians 1:11 - "In him we have obtained an..."
  23. Isaiah 46:10 - "declaring the end from the beginning..."
  24. James 4:15 - "Instead you ought to say, "If..."
  25. Psalm 94:11 - "the LORD--knows the thoughts of man,..."
  26. 1 Corinthians 1:25 - "For the foolishness of God is..."
  27. 1 Corinthians 12:18 - "But as it is, God arranged..."
  28. 1 Corinthians 2:5 - "that your faith might not rest..."
  29. Psalm 140:8 - "Grant not, O LORD, the desires..."
  30. Acts 4:28 - "to do whatever your hand and..."
  31. 2 Timothy 1:9 - "who saved us and called us..."
  32. Colossians 1:27 - "To them God chose to make..."
  33. 1 Corinthians 2:10 - "these things God has revealed to..."
  34. Romans 1:17 - "For in it the righteousness of..."
  35. Proverbs 21:30 - "No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel..."
  36. Deuteronomy 1:32 - "Yet in spite of this word..."
  37. John 1:13 - "who were born, not of blood..."
  38. Job 11:7 - ""Can you find out the deep..."
  39. Psalm 33:11 - "The counsel of the LORD stands..."
  40. Ephesians 3:9 - "and to bring to light for..."
  41. 1 Corinthians 2:7 - "But we impart a secret and..."
  42. Jeremiah 26:13 - "Now therefore mend your ways and..."
  43. Psalm 37:5 - "Commit your way to the LORD;..."
  44. Jeremiah 18:12 - ""But they say, 'That is in..."
  45. Revelation 17:17 - "for God has put it into..."
  46. Psalm 106:13 - "But they soon forgot his works;..."
  47. 2 Corinthians 1:20 - "For all the promises of God..."

1. Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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2. Proverbs 19:21

21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.

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3. Proverbs 16:3

3 Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.

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4. Psalm 54:5

5 He will return the evil to my enemies; in your faithfulness put an end to them.

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5. Proverbs 16:9

9 The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.

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6. Acts 2:23

23 this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.

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7. Job 42:2

2 "I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

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8. Proverbs 16:1

1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

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9. Psalm 40:5

5 You have multiplied, O LORD my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.

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10. Jeremiah 11:18

18 The LORD made it known to me and I knew; then you showed me their deeds.

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11. Romans 8:28

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

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12. Job 36:26

26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable.

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13. Ecclesiastes 8:17

17 then I saw all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. However much man may toil in seeking, he will not find it out. Even though a wise man claims to know, he cannot find it out.

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14. 1 Corinthians 2:11

11 For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

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15. Hebrews 11:40

40 since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

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16. Psalm 21:11

11 Though they plan evil against you, though they devise mischief, they will not succeed.

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17. Isaiah 55:8

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.

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18. Proverbs 16:4

4 The LORD has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.

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19. Ephesians 1:10

10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

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20. Psalm 18:30

30 This God--his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

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21. James 4:13

13 Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit"--

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22. Ephesians 1:11

11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,

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23. Isaiah 46:10

10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,'

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24. James 4:15

15 Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that."

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25. Psalm 94:11

11 the LORD--knows the thoughts of man, that they are but a breath.

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26. 1 Corinthians 1:25

25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

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27. 1 Corinthians 12:18

18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.

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28. 1 Corinthians 2:5

5 that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

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29. Psalm 140:8

8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further their evil plot or they will be exalted! Selah

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30. Acts 4:28

28 to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.

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31. 2 Timothy 1:9

9 who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

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32. Colossians 1:27

27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

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33. 1 Corinthians 2:10

10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.

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34. Romans 1:17

17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith."

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35. Proverbs 21:30

30 No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the LORD.

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36. Deuteronomy 1:32

32 Yet in spite of this word you did not believe the LORD your God,

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37. John 1:13

13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

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38. Job 11:7

7 "Can you find out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty?

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39. Psalm 33:11

11 The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.

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40. Ephesians 3:9

9 and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things,

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41. 1 Corinthians 2:7

7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.

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42. Jeremiah 26:13

13 Now therefore mend your ways and your deeds, and obey the voice of the LORD your God, and the LORD will relent of the disaster that he has pronounced against you.

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43. Psalm 37:5

5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.

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44. Jeremiah 18:12

12 "But they say, 'That is in vain! We will follow our own plans, and will every one act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.'

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45. Revelation 17:17

17 for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.

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46. Psalm 106:13

13 But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel.

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47. 2 Corinthians 1:20

20 For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 54:5
  2. Psalm 40:5
  3. Psalm 21:11
  4. Psalm 18:30
  5. Psalm 94:11
  6. Psalm 140:8
  7. Psalm 33:11
  8. Psalm 37:5
  9. Psalm 106:13
  10. Deuteronomy 1:32
  11. Job 11:7
  12. Job 36:26
  13. Job 42:2
  14. Proverbs 16:1
  15. Proverbs 16:3
  16. Proverbs 16:4
  17. Proverbs 16:9
  18. Proverbs 19:21
  19. Proverbs 21:30
  20. Ecclesiastes 8:17
  21. Isaiah 46:10
  22. Isaiah 55:8
  23. Jeremiah 11:18
  24. Jeremiah 18:12
  25. Jeremiah 26:13
  26. Jeremiah 29:11
  27. John 1:13
  28. Acts 2:23
  29. Acts 4:28
  30. Romans 1:17
  31. Romans 8:28
  32. 1 Corinthians 1:25
  33. 1 Corinthians 2:5
  34. 1 Corinthians 2:7
  35. 1 Corinthians 2:10
  36. 1 Corinthians 2:11
  37. 1 Corinthians 12:18
  38. 2 Corinthians 1:20
  39. Ephesians 1:10
  40. Ephesians 1:11
  41. Ephesians 3:9
  42. Colossians 1:27
  43. 2 Timothy 1:9
  44. Hebrews 11:40
  45. James 4:13
  46. James 4:15
  47. Revelation 17:17

Psalm 54:5

5 He will return the evil to my enemies; in your faithfulness put an end to them.

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Psalm 40:5

5 You have multiplied, O LORD my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.

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Psalm 21:11

11 Though they plan evil against you, though they devise mischief, they will not succeed.

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Psalm 18:30

30 This God--his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

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Psalm 94:11

11 the LORD--knows the thoughts of man, that they are but a breath.

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Psalm 140:8

8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further their evil plot or they will be exalted! Selah

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Psalm 33:11

11 The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.

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Psalm 37:5

5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.

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Psalm 106:13

13 But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel.

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Deuteronomy 1:32

32 Yet in spite of this word you did not believe the LORD your God,

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Job 11:7

7 "Can you find out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty?

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Job 36:26

26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable.

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Job 42:2

2 "I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

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Proverbs 16:1

1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

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Proverbs 16:3

3 Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.

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Proverbs 16:4

4 The LORD has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.

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Proverbs 16:9

9 The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.

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Proverbs 19:21

21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.

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Proverbs 21:30

30 No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the LORD.

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Ecclesiastes 8:17

17 then I saw all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. However much man may toil in seeking, he will not find it out. Even though a wise man claims to know, he cannot find it out.

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Isaiah 46:10

10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,'

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Isaiah 55:8

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.

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Jeremiah 11:18

18 The LORD made it known to me and I knew; then you showed me their deeds.

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Jeremiah 18:12

12 "But they say, 'That is in vain! We will follow our own plans, and will every one act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.'

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Jeremiah 26:13

13 Now therefore mend your ways and your deeds, and obey the voice of the LORD your God, and the LORD will relent of the disaster that he has pronounced against you.

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Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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John 1:13

13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

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Acts 2:23

23 this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.

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Acts 4:28

28 to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.

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Romans 1:17

17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith."

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Romans 8:28

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

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1 Corinthians 1:25

25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

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1 Corinthians 2:5

5 that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

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1 Corinthians 2:7

7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.

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1 Corinthians 2:10

10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.

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1 Corinthians 2:11

11 For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

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1 Corinthians 12:18

18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.

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2 Corinthians 1:20

20 For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

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Ephesians 1:10

10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

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Ephesians 1:11

11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,

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Ephesians 3:9

9 and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things,

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Colossians 1:27

27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

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2 Timothy 1:9

9 who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

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Hebrews 11:40

40 since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

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James 4:13

13 Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit"--

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James 4:15

15 Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that."

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Revelation 17:17

17 for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.

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