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? In the divisions of Reuben, Great are the decrees of heart! By day the Lord decrees his loyal love, and by night he gives me a song, a prayer to the living God. Turn my heart to Your decreesand not to material gain. 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. a decree that he prescribed for Joseph when he went throughout the land of Egypt, speaking a language I did not recognize. They finished the building according to the command of the God of Israel and the decrees of Cyrus, Darius, and King Artaxerxes of Persia. Then they presented the decrees of the king to the king's satraps and to the governors of Trans-Euphrates, who gave help to the people and to the temple of God. If your sons keep My covenantand My decrees that I will teach them,their sons will also sit on your throne forever.”. Also I have made a decree, that whosoever shall alter this word, let timber be pulled down from his house, and being set up, let him be hanged thereon; and let his house be made a dunghill for this. He did this to create in himself one new man out of two, thus making peace. And the decree was given at Shushan the palace. 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. Ezra 5:13. 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. You shall teach them the decrees and laws. 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.". International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation. Judicial decision, or determination of a litigated cause; as a decree of the court of chancery. The Bible records, “And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered” (Luke 2:1). My persecutors and foes are many.I have not turned from Your decrees. 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. 1. "But you ask, "How will we return?'. Carefully observe the commands of the Lord your God, the decrees and statutes He has commanded you. A. 2. The grass dries up, the flowers wither, but the decree of our God is forever reliable.". Furthermore, we decree that with respect to any of the priests, descendants of Levi, singers, gatekeepers, Temple Servants, or other servants of this Temple of God, it is not to be lawful to impose any tribute, tax, or toll on them. The Bible says that even the angels harken to the voice of the Word. 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). 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. According to the Bible, Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, was the monarch under whom the Babylonian captivity ended. I also gave them decrees which were not good and regulations by which they could not live. Bible critics used to argue that no secular historian of the time mentioned the decree of Caesar Augustus of Luke 2:1. These are the decrees, statutes, and ordinances Moses proclaimed to them after they came out of Egypt. Hear my voice according to Your [steadfast] lovingkindness;O Lord, renew and refresh me according to Your ordinances. It demonstrates God’s sovereign control over all things and over all events in human history. In Acts 2:23 of His "determinate counsel and foreknowledge." 2. And they attacked the Bible as not presenting valid information.. All the Lord’s ways show faithful love and truthto those who keep His covenant and decrees. Happy are those who keep His decreesand seek Him with all their heart. The king replied to the Chaldeans, “My command is firm and unchangeable: if you do not reveal to me the [content of the] dream along with its interpretation, you shall be cut into pieces and your houses shall be made a heap of rubbish. 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. In Ephesians 1:9 of the mystery of His "will." when he nullified in his flesh the law of commandments in decrees. 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). They ask me for just decrees; they want to be near God. I have spoken with my lips about all your decrees that you have announced. I call to You; save me,and I will keep Your decrees. This [is] a wicked human being's portion from God and the inheritance of his decree from God.". The works of His hands are truth and [absolute] justice;All His precepts are sure (established, reliable, trustworthy). 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. Judicial decision, or determination of a litigated cause as a decree of the court of chancery. 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? And what great nation has all the decrees and righteous ordinances like all this teaching that I'm giving you today? By the Lord's decree the heavens were made; by a mere word from his mouth all the stars in the sky were created. Only God can decree something. You came down on Mount Sinai,and spoke to them from heaven.You gave them impartial ordinances, reliable instructions,and good statutes and commands. “If it meets the king’s approval, he should personally issue a royal decree. DECREE, n. L. To judge; to divide. 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 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. Who summons the successive generations from the beginning? The wicked hope to destroy me,but I contemplate Your decrees. Fear ye not me? You have sinned against the Lord! You have not followed his laws, his statutes, and his decrees! Therefore keep the commands, decrees, and the ordinances that I am instructing you to obey today.". KAF, Revive me according to your gracious love; and I will keep the decrees that you have proclaimed. (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. Restore my health and preserve my life.'. For I will issue a decree, I will make my justice a light to the nations. Let my soul live that it may praise You,And let Your ordinances help me. 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. We do not as yet have the job,but I decree and declare that I do. 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. You are to observe it at this appointed time between the evenings. But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon [the same] king Cyrus made a decree to … 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. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city Shushan was perplexed. Carefully read the scroll of the Lord! And princes in Issachar are with Deborah, Yea, Issachar is right with Barak, Into the valley he was sent on his feet. Your decrees are my delightand my counselors. 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.". Q. It will be an eternal decree for the {Israelites} and for one who dwells as an alien in their midst. " 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. ×¢ 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. Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. You are to observe it according to all its decrees and laws.". You are my witnesses! He has not dealt with any other nation like this; they never knew his decrees. 38. Lest he drink, and forget the decree, And change the judgment of any of the sons of affliction. 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. In Ephesians 3:11 we read of His "eternal purpose." and because all of his decrees remain in my thoughts, I have not turned aside from his statutes. This is a historical narrative. The decision of a court of equity is called a decree; that of a court of law, a judgment. Today they stand firm by your decrees, for all things are your servants. May he reign forever before God! And in every province, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes. Then the king stood at his post and made a covenant in the Lord’s presence to follow the Lord and to keep His commands, His decrees, and His statutes with all his heart and with all his soul in order to carry out the words of the covenant written in this book. New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. NetBible, 141 occurrences in 12 translations, Old Testament (133), Numbers (14), Deuteronomy (1), 1 Kings (1), 2 Kings (1), 1 Chronicles (3), 2 Chronicles (5), Ezra (20), Esther (18), Job (4), Psalm (13), Proverbs (4), Isaiah (10), Jeremiah (3), Lamentations (2), Daniel (19), Joel (1), Amos (8), Jonah (1), Micah (1), Nahum (1), Zephaniah (1), Malachi (2), New Testament (8), Luke (2), Romans (3), Hebrews (3). They seek me day after day; they want to know my requirements, like a nation that does what is right and does not reject the law of their God. The third “decree” in Ezra is that of Artaxerxes in Ezra 7:11-28. Whatever we dont want we have the authority to reject it and whatever we desire we have the authority to bring it to pass. “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]. Let those who fear You,those who know Your decrees, turn to me. 2:13, 14. Keep all his decrees and commandments that I'm giving you every day of your life, so you may live a long time. And I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers which are beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily. 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.'". 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. "Here is my servant whom I support, my chosen one in whom I take pleasure. For Permission to Quote Information visit, NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. Then they'll say: "Surely this great nation is a wise and discerning people.'. We find another reference to God’s covenantal decree in Chronicles: He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations, 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. You remove all the wicked on earthas if they were dross;therefore, I love Your decrees. {You as well as the alien} will be {before Yahweh}. The Concept of God's Decree in Scripture. So it came to pass, when the king's commandment and his decree was heard, and when many maidens were gathered together unto Shushan the palace, to the custody of Hegai, that Esther was brought also unto the king's house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women. But Zerubbabel, Jeshua, and the rest of the heads of the families of Israel replied, "You have no part in our plans for building a temple to our God, because we alone will build to the LORD, the God of Israel, in accordance with the decree issued by King Cyrus, king of Persia.". The modern definition and meaning of declare is based on a misunderstanding of a few scriptures. Use the following 31 Declarations of God’s Word to speak over your life the next 31 days. 3. When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder: I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation. To shame no secular historian of the court of chancery the angels decree in the bible to the Bible and the... He nullified in his flesh the law of Moses my servant whom I support my! Separate and destroy Ephesians 1:9 of his decrees a throne of destruction be with... 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