Destiny in The Old Testament

Timelessness and Belief in Destiny

For a thousand years in Your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. (Psalms, 90:4)

I thought in my heart, “God will bring to judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time for every deed.” (Ecclesiastes, 3:17)

The lot is cast in to the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord. (Proverbs, 16:33)

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a Prophet to the nations. (Jeremiah, 1:5)

I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men should fear before Him. Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before… (Ecclesiastes, 3:14-15)

Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. (Isaiah, 46:9-10)

Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be. (Psalms, 139:16)

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. (Ecclesiastes, 3:1)

[There is] a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot. (Ecclesiastes, 3:2)

… [There is] a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build… He has made everything beautiful in its time… (Ecclesiastes, 3:3, 11)

Man’s days are determined; You have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed. (Job, 14:5)

Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. (Proverbs, 19:21)

Before a word is on my tongue, You know it completely, O Lord. (Psalms, 139:4)

… All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be. (Psalms, 139:16)

… It [the time of the end] will still come at the appointed time. (Daniel 11:35)

Moreover, no man knows when his hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so men are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them. (Ecclesiastes, 9:12)

Even from birth the wicked go astray; from the womb they are wayward and speak lies. (Psalms, 58:3)

Listen to me, you is lands; hear this, you distant nations: Before I was born the Lord called me; from my birth He has made mention of my name. (Isaiah, 49:1)

The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord. (Proverbs, 16:33)

Have you not heard? Long ago I ordained it. In days of old I planned it; now I have brought it to pass, that you have turned fortified cities in to piles of stone… But I know where you stay and when you come and go… (Isaiah, 37:26,28)

… But you did not look to the One Who made it, or have regard for the One Who planned it long ago… “Till your dying day this sin will not be atoned for”… (Isaiah, 22:11, 14)

Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord. (Psalms, 102:18)

… All the curses written in this book will fall upon him, and the Lord will blot out his name from under heaven. (Deuteronomy, 29:20)

… I am going to bring disaster on this place and its people—all the curses written in the book… (2 Chronicles, 34:24)

“Have you not heard? Long ago I ordained it. In days of old I planned it; now I have brought it to pass, that you have turned fortified cities in to piles of stone.” (2 Kings, 19:25)

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