They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.
to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.
In fact, everything they did occurred according to your eternal will and plan.
to carry out the plans you long ago set in motion.
To do that which had been fixed before by your hand and your purpose.
to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.
"to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done.
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1 tn Grk “hand,” here a metaphor for God’s strength or power or authority.
2 tn Or “purpose,” “will.”
3 tn Or “had predestined.” Since the term “predestine” is something of a technical theological term, not in wide usage in contemporary English, the translation “decide beforehand” was used instead (see L&N 30.84). God’s direction remains as the major theme.