The KJV uses “decree” to describe the decision of the Apostolic Council (Acts 16:4) and of a human inward decision not to marry (1 Corinthians 7:37). Seven times a day I praise You,Because of Your righteous ordinances. In Ephesians 1:9 of the mystery of His "will." It demonstrates God’s sovereign control over all things and over all events in human history. By the Lord's decree the heavens were made; by a mere word from his mouth all the stars in the sky were created. 17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men. He always remembers his covenantal decree, the promise he made to a thousand generations --. Whereas, the enemy, hereafter known as Satan and all those under his influence, has conspired to perpetuate a curse against the people in this city and geographic region, including me and my family; "Remember the Law of Moses my servant that I gave him at Horeb for all Israel both the decrees and laws. ע AyinThe Lord has done what He planned;He has accomplished His decree,which He ordained in days of old.He has demolished without compassion,letting the enemy gloat over youand exalting the horn of your adversaries. Your decrees are my delightand my counselors. “My hand founded and established the earth,And My right hand spread out the heavens;When I call to them, they stand together [in obedience to carry out My decrees]. """My servant King David will be there for them, and one shepherd will be appointed for them. In Ephesians 1:9 of His "good pleasure." To decree something generally means to make an official order which is issued by a legal authority; a rule of law usually issued by a head of state, so it has the force of law behind it. I have given them to you and your sons and your daughters with you as an eternal decree; whoever [is] clean in your house may eat it. Today they stand firm by your decrees, for all things are your servants. And the king commanded it so to be done: and the decree was given at Shushan; and they hanged Haman's ten sons. Therefore keep the commands, decrees, and the ordinances that I am instructing you to obey today.". "But you ask, "How will we return?'. And the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book. Not one of these creatures will be missing, none will lack a mate. I will praise you with an upright heart, as I learn your righteous decrees. They finished the building according to the command of the God of Israel and the decrees of Cyrus, Darius, and King Artaxerxes of Persia. Oh, how inexhaustible are God's resources and God's wisdom and God's knowledge! I saw that even though I had sent unfaithful Israel away for all her adulteries and had given her a divorce decree, her treacherous sister Judah didn't fear, and she, too, committed adultery. They will live according to my decrees, keep my regulations, and practice them. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city Shushan was perplexed. I believe the text you are referring to is Acts 3:1-10. But my words and my decrees, which I commanded my servants the prophets, didn't they overtake your fathers? There is no other sheltering rock; I know of none. For the Lord's decrees are just, and everything he does is fair. Then Tattenai, the governor of the province beyond the River, Shethar-bozenai and their colleagues carried out the decree with all diligence, just as King Darius had sent. And the singers, the descendants of Asaph, [were] at their stations according to the decree of David and Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, the seer of the king. Then we have asked of these elders, thus we have said to them, Who hath made for you a decree this house to build, and this wall to finish? Read full chapter Job 22:28 in all English translations ", The Levites will perform the service of the tent of assembly, and they will bear their guilt, an eternal decree for all your generations. That the decree might be given in every province, a copy of the writing was published to all peoples, that they should be ready against that day. God has given us authority over all devils and every circumstances. In Ephesians 3:11 we read of His "eternal purpose." International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation. "Let them produce evidence! I will speak of Your decrees before kingsand not be ashamed. For I will issue a decree, I will make my justice a light to the nations. My soul is consumed with longing for your decrees at all times. Now you write to the Jews as you see fit, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s signet ring; for a decree which is written in the name of the king and sealed with the king’s signet ring may not be revoked.”. How is the decree of predestination usually divided? You shall teach them the decrees and laws. I rejoice in the way revealed by Your decreesas much as in all riches. “ You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways. You remove all the wicked on earthas if they were dross;therefore, I love Your decrees. It will be an eternal decree for the {Israelites} and for one who dwells as an alien in their midst. " Let my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be disappointed. May he reign forever before God! In the law, a determination or judgment of the emperor on a suit between parties. When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: Many plans are in a man’s heart,but the Lord’s decree will prevail. When we decree, “I am blessed” (inspired by Psalm 112:1), we establish the blessing. 38. Who summons the successive generations from the beginning? Proverbs 18:21 tells … All the Lord’s ways show faithful love and truthto those who keep His covenant and decrees. Can a throne of destruction be allied with You,One which devises mischief by decree? Therefore, issue an order for these men to stop, so that this city will not be rebuilt until a further decree has been pronounced by me. The decrees You issue are righteousand altogether trustworthy. The decision of a court of equity is called a decree that of a court of law, a judgment. Listen to me, my people! ” (Job 22:28 NKJV) Your words have power. who commissions Cyrus, the one I appointed as shepherd to carry out all my wishes and to decree concerning Jerusalem, 'She will be rebuilt,' and concerning the temple, 'It will be reconstructed.'". Return to me and I'll return to you," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. Q. If it pleases the king, let a [decree] be issued to destroy them, and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver to those who do the job, to bring to the treasury of the king.". Don't be afraid! Cyrus the Great (c. 600 or 576 – 530 BC) figures in the Hebrew Bible as the patron and deliverer of the Jews.He is mentioned 23 times by name and alluded to several times more. Yahweh spoke to Aaron, "Behold, I myself have given to you the responsibility of my contributions for all the holy objects of the {Israelites}; I have given them as a portion to you and your sons as an eternal decree. Who acts and carries out decrees? And what great nation has all the decrees and righteous ordinances like all this teaching that I'm giving you today? You are to observe it at this appointed time between the evenings. when he nullified in his flesh the law of commandments in decrees. 2. Let it be recorded in the laws of Persia and Media, so that it cannot be revoked: Vashti is not to enter King Ahasuerus’s presence, and her royal position is to be given to another woman who is more worthy than she. I obey Your decreesand love them greatly. Is it Biblical? Decree Jacob's deliverance! His Decrees do not negate the responsibility of people for their sins, nor does it mean that God is responsible for sin.But, it necessarily is true that God knows all things actual as well as potential and that which exists due to His creative effort. I know, LORD, that your decrees are just, and that you have rightfully humbled me. Your decrees are righteous forever.Give me understanding, and I will live. Into the decree of election and reprobation. A. Blessed be the LORD God of our ancestors, who placed this decree into the king's heart to beautify the Temple of the LORD in Jerusalem. Bible verses related to Decree from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance - Sort By Book Order . saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it? But they will not receive an inheritance in the midst of the {Israelites}. Bible critics used to argue that no secular historian of the time mentioned the decree of Caesar Augustus of Luke 2:1. Mark 11:22-23, makes us understand that with our mouth we can have whatsoever we say. So the posts that rode upon mules and camels went out, being hastened and pressed on by the king's commandment. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28). For the Lord has issued the decree, and his own spirit gathers them. It is his choosing a certain number of mankind, in Christ, to eternal life, and the means of it, to the praise of his glorious grace, Eph. We do not as yet have the job,but I decree and declare that I do. There was an incident when Peter healed a beggar outside the church in Acts 3. Restore my health and preserve my life.'. Carefully observe the commands of the Lord your God, the decrees and statutes He has commanded you. The decree of God is an inter-Trinitarian agreement, established in eternity past among the members of the Godhead which is designed to reveal the purpose and glory of God. The decision of a court of equity is called a decree; that of a court of law, a judgment. 2. In Hebrew, decree means "to divide, separate and destroy. {You as well as the alien} will be {before Yahweh}. Today we are going to be engaging in decree and declare prayer points. And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem. Please explain more about why it’s unbiblical to decree and declare. And the gatekeepers [were] at {each gate}. Q. “For He performs what is appointed for me,And many such decrees are with Him. That the decree might be given in every province, a copy of the writing was published to all the peoples, and that the Jews should be ready against that day to avenge themselves on their enemies. KAF, Revive me according to your gracious love; and I will keep the decrees that you have proclaimed. Your decrees are very trustworthy, and holiness always befits your house, LORD. You are my witnesses! A crushed reed he will not break, a dim wick he will not extinguish; he will faithfully make just decrees. When we prayerfully decree and declare the Word of God, power is released from heaven in order to manifest biblical promises and blessings in our lives. And princes in Issachar are with Deborah, Yea, Issachar is right with Barak, Into the valley he was sent on his feet. פ PeZion stretches out her hands;there is no one to comfort her.The Lord has issued a decree against Jacobthat his neighbors should be his adversaries.Jerusalem has becomesomething impure among them. The Bible says that even the angels harken to the voice of the Word. 1. so that you, your children, and your grandchildren may fear the LORD your God. And the God that hath caused his name to dwell there destroy all kings and people, that shall put to their hand to alter and to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. 'It will be an eternal decree for them. The Decrees of God are His eternal purpose, according to His will, whereby He has foreordained whatever comes to pass. These [are] the decrees that Yahweh commanded Moses, as between a husband and his wife, and between a father and his daughter, [while] her childhood [is in] her father's house. a decree that he prescribed for Joseph when he went throughout the land of Egypt, speaking a language I did not recognize. "Here is my servant whom I support, my chosen one in whom I take pleasure. You received the law by decrees given by angels, but you did not obey it. For though I, the Lord who rules over all, planted you in the land, I now decree that disaster will come on you because the nations of Israel and Judah have done evil and have made me angry by offering sacrifices to the god Baal.". According to the Bible, Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, was the monarch under whom the Babylonian captivity ended. A. Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon. The posts went out, being hastened by the king's commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace. Judicial decision, or determination of a litigated cause as a decree of the court of chancery. The one who gathers the ashes of the heifer will wash his garments; he will be unclean until evening. The one who spatters the waters of impurity will wash his garments, and the one who touches the waters of impurity will be unclean until the evening. This [is also] for you: the contribution of their gift of the wave offerings of the children Israel. Now therefore, if it seem good to the king, let there be search made in the king's treasure … It is noted further that the “timing” of this decree was in accordance with a prophecy uttered by Jeremiah (Ezra 1:1). Something like the immutability of God or His Word is decreed. Long ago I learned from Your decreesthat You have established them forever. He will attack the wicked nation, and the nation that helps those who commit sin. Let them tell us what will happen! What does the Bible say about decreeing and declaring affirmations from the scriptures over our lives? In the first year of the reign of King Cyrus of Persia, in fulfillment of the promise he delivered through Jeremiah, the Lord moved King Cyrus of Persia to issue a written decree throughout his kingdom. Did I not tell you beforehand and decree it? Ezra 5:13. Then said Esther, If it please the king, let it be granted to the Jews which are in Shushan to do to morrow also according unto this day's decree, and let Haman's ten sons be hanged upon the gallows. In Romans 8:29 that He also did predestinate. Decree (82 Occurrences) Luke 2:1 Now it happened in those days, that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. The following is a record of the armed warriors who came with their leaders and joined David in Hebron in order to make David king in Saul's place, in accordance with the Lord's decree: Remember continually his covenantal decree, the promise he made to a thousand generations --. I call to You; save me,and I will keep Your decrees. He established a decree in Jacob, and established the Law in Israel, that he commanded our ancestors to reveal to their children. What is God's decree of election, as it respects men? The grass dries up, the flowers wither, but the decree of our God is forever reliable.". So the Jewish elders continued successfully with the building under the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah son of Iddo. The Lord will decree blessing for you with respect to your barns and in everything you do -- yes, he will bless you in the land he is giving you. Lamed. We believe that the Bible and all the scriptures within both Old and New Testaments are the infallible and inspired Word of God. You shall show them the way they are to live and the work they are to do. They ask me for just decrees; they want to be near God. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV) Romans 1:32 who, knowing the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but also approve of those who practice them. “If it meets the king’s approval, he should personally issue a royal decree. Solomon dismissed Abiathar from his position as priest of the Lord, fulfilling the decree of judgment the Lord made in Shiloh against the family of Eli. Lest he drink, and forget the decree, And change the judgment of any of the sons of affliction. I have Your decrees as a heritage forever;indeed, they are the joy of my heart. And they attacked the Bible as not presenting valid information.. If your sons keep My covenantand My decrees that I will teach them,their sons will also sit on your throne forever.”. Then the LORD commanded us to observe all these decrees and to fear the LORD our God for our own good, so that he may keep us alive as we are today. He will not grow dim or be crushed before establishing justice on the earth; the coastlands will wait in anticipation for his decrees.". 1:4; 2 Thess. The third “decree” in Ezra is that of Artaxerxes in Ezra 7:11-28. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them. It is essentially a renewal of Cyrus’ decree to rebuild the temple, and for the same reasons as above, this is probably not what the prophecy in Daniel 9 about a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem is referring to. You have not followed his laws, his statutes, and his decrees! And prepare yourselves according to {your families}, according to your working groups, according to the decree of David king of Israel and according to the decree of Solomon his son. How impossible it is to search into His decrees or trace His footsteps! I am Your servant; give me understandingso that I may know Your decrees. And when the king's decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire, (for it is great,) all the wives shall give to their husbands honour, both to great and small. The works of His hands are truth and [absolute] justice;All His precepts are sure (established, reliable, trustworthy). Ezra 5:17. Turn my heart to Your decreesand not to material gain. having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. "This definition reveals more of what happens in the spiritual realm. I have placed my spirit on him; he will make just decrees for the nations. DECREE, n. L. To judge to divide. on the fourteenth day of this month. NIV refers to God's righteous decree of death for sinners (Romans 1:32). By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given at Shushan to destroy them, to shew it unto Esther, and to declare it unto her, and to charge her that she should go in unto the king, to make supplication unto him, and to make request before him for her people. A favorite scripture ofthe “decree and declare” movement is Romans 4:17, which says “…calling thosethings which are not, as though they were”. and confirmed to Jacob as a decreeand to Israel as an everlasting covenant: Give me life in accordance with Your faithful love,and I will obey the decree You have spoken. I obey Your precepts and decrees,for all my ways are before You. These are the decrees, statutes, and ordinances Moses proclaimed to them after they came out of Egypt. Q. Decrees [N] Decrees issued by rulers, written commands having the effect of law, and the metaphor of God as King of the world provide the imagery behind the Bible's references to God's "decrees." "This [is] the decree of the law that Yahweh has commanded, saying, 'Speak to the {Israelites} and let them take to you a red heifer without a physical defect, on which a yoke {has not been placed}. If you have died with the Messiah to the basic principles of the world, why are you submitting to its decrees as though you still lived in the world? He has commissioned me to encourage the poor, to help the brokenhearted, to decree the release of captives, and the freeing of prisoners. Give my son Solomon a whole heart to keep and to carry out all Your commands, Your decrees, and Your statutes, and to build the temple for which I have made provision. ּרְפְּנֵי֙ NAS:the king's edictsto the king's. Now this is the copy of the decree which King Artaxerxes gave to Ezra the priest, the scribe, learned in the words of the commandments of the Lord and His statutes to Israel: I make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and of his priests and Levites, in my realm, which are minded of their own freewill to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee. 3. Let those who fear You,those who know Your decrees, turn to me. By me kings reign, and rulers make just decrees; Otherwise they drink and forget the law and its decrees,And pervert the rights and justice of all the afflicted. When we decree, the decree needs to be based only on Scripture, the will of God. The sons of Aaron, the priests, will blow on the trumpets; this will be an eternal decree for your generations. Use the following 31 Declarations of God’s Word to speak over your life the next 31 days. Eternal: “who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his … Only God can decree something. Whatever we dont want we have the authority to reject it and whatever we desire we have the authority to bring it to pass. If an alien dwells with you he will observe the Passover of Yahweh according [to] the decree of the Passover and according [to] its stipulation; thus you will have one decree for you, for the alien and for the native of the land.'" He declares his words to Jacob, his statutes and decrees to Israel. Then they'll say: "Surely this great nation is a wise and discerning people.'. and the elders of the Jews are building and prospering through the prophecy of Haggai the prophet, and Zechariah son of Iddo, and they have built and finished by the decree of the God of Israel, and by the decree of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia. It was discovered that this city has had uprisings against kings since ancient times, and there have been rebellions and revolts in it. and because all of his decrees remain in my thoughts, I have not turned aside from his statutes. ", But that he has raised him from the dead, no more going to return to decay, he has spoken in this way: 'I will give you the reliable divine decrees of David.'. The decree was obviously not a pre-temporal choice of individuals for eternal life, but a part of the blessings and curses that were stipulated in God’s covenant with Israel. Their interpretation of this isthat we can call (decree and declare) things which presently do not exist orrealities not yet realized as though they did. Take insult and contempt away from me,for I have kept Your decrees. Hear my voice according to Your [steadfast] lovingkindness;O Lord, renew and refresh me according to Your ordinances. "The decrees of God are his eternal, unchangeable, holy, wise, and sovereign purpose, comprehending at once all things that ever were or will be in their causes, conditions, successions, and relations, and determining their certain futurition. So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come to keep the passover unto the LORD God of Israel at Jerusalem: for they had not done it of a long time in such sort as it was written. At that time come to them hath Tatnai, governor beyond the river, and Shethar-Boznai, and their companions, and thus they are saying to them, 'Who hath made for you a decree this house to build, and this wall to finish?'. Yet he too is wise and he will bring disaster; he does not retract his decree. For he fulfills his decree against me, and many such things are his plans. Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; The earth is polluted by its inhabitants,for they have transgressed teachings,overstepped decrees,and broken the everlasting covenant. Tell us about your earlier predictive oracles, so we may examine them and see how they were fulfilled. This is a historical narrative. If his father has no brothers, then you must give his inheritance to his nearest relative from his own clan, and he will take possession of it. 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