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. Those involved in the “decree and declare” movement claim that if someone decrees or declares something, then it will happen. Please explain more about why it’s unbiblical to decree and declare. And the gatekeepers [were] at {each gate}. and confirmed to Jacob as a decree,and to Israel as an everlasting covenant: They plotted against him and by royal decree stoned him to death in the courtyard of the Lord's temple. The biblical context of decrees is that they are the same as the will and purposes of God. 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. I have more insight than all my teachersbecause Your decrees are my meditation. 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. Into the decree of election and reprobation. May he reign forever before God! when he nullified in his flesh the law of commandments in decrees. We do not as yet have the job,but I decree and declare that I do. 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). The sum of Your word is truth [the full meaning of all Your precepts],And every one of Your righteous ordinances endures forever. 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. If your sons keep My covenantand My decrees that I will teach them,their sons will also sit on your throne forever.”. Ezra 5:17. This [is] a wicked human being's portion from God and the inheritance of his decree from God.". 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? Seven times a day I praise You,Because of Your righteous ordinances. Pay attention to me, my people! Bible critics used to argue that no secular historian of the time mentioned the decree of Caesar Augustus of Luke 2:1. These things will be as a decree of justice for you for your generations in all your dwellings. 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). 'It will be an eternal decree for them. By day the Lord decrees his loyal love, and by night he gives me a song, a prayer to the living God. 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. "Here is my servant whom I support, my chosen one in whom I take pleasure. Only God can decree something. Daniel 4:17 King James Version (KJV). But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon [the same] king Cyrus made a decree to … It was discovered that this city has had uprisings against kings since ancient times, and there have been rebellions and revolts in it. Don't panic! Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. They will leave none of it until morning, and they will not break a bone in it; they will observe it according to every decree of the Passover. NIV refers to God's righteous decree of death for sinners (Romans 1:32). 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.'" Happy are those who keep His decreesand seek Him with all their heart. And what great nation has all the decrees and righteous ordinances like all this teaching that I'm giving you today? The word "decree" is found in Psalm 2:7, etc. The sons of Aaron, the priests, will blow on the trumpets; this will be an eternal decree for your generations. Judicial decision, or determination of a litigated cause; as a decree of the court of chancery. I obey Your decreesand love them greatly. 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. Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus. 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. A favorite scripture ofthe “decree and declare” movement is Romans 4:17, which says “…calling thosethings which are not, as though they were”. 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. International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation. We find another reference to God’s covenantal decree in Chronicles: He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations, ", The Levites will perform the service of the tent of assembly, and they will bear their guilt, an eternal decree for all your generations. The Bible says that even the angels harken to the voice of the Word. ” (Job 22:28 NKJV) Your words have power. Did I not tell you beforehand and decree it? I cling to Your decrees;Lord, do not put me to shame. 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 Eleazar the priest said to the men of the battle who came from the war, "This [is] the decree of the law that Yahweh commanded Moses. NAS uses “decree” for God's law which led to disobedience and death (Colossians 2:14,Colossians 2:14, 2:20). 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. 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). "Now these are the commands, decrees, and ordinances that the LORD commanded me to teach you. You have not obeyed the Lord! And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org, NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. Who acts and carries out decrees? And they attacked the Bible as not presenting valid information.. 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. “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]. There is no other sheltering rock; I know of none. "Remember the Law of Moses my servant that I gave him at Horeb for all Israel both the decrees and laws. 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. You received the law by decrees given by angels, but you did not obey it. The decision of a court of equity is called a decree; that of a court of law, a judgment. Carefully observe the commands of the Lord your God, the decrees and statutes He has commanded you. You shall show them the way they are to live and the work they are to do. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. For he fulfills his decree against me, and many such things are his plans. "This definition reveals more of what happens in the spiritual realm. They did not need to depart from their service, for their brothers the Levites had made preparations for them. 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. Today we are going to be engaging in decree and declare prayer points. 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. Then they'll say: "Surely this great nation is a wise and discerning people.'. What is God's decree of election, as it respects men? 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.'". Doesn’t it fall under the “decree and declare” category of praying? For the Lord has issued the decree, and his own spirit gathers them. In Hebrew, decree means "to divide, separate and destroy. and said, "'I solemnly swear by my own name,' decrees the Lord, 'that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, When they have a dispute, it comes to me and I decide between a man and his neighbor, and I make known the decrees of God and his laws.". 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. 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. Q. In Ephesians 1:9 of the mystery of His "will." 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. Return to me and I'll return to you," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. You shall teach them the decrees and laws. For the Lord's decrees are just, and everything he does is fair. I will speak of Your decrees before kingsand not be ashamed. How impossible it is to search into His decrees or trace His footsteps! When we decree, “I am blessed” (inspired by Psalm 112:1), we establish the blessing. Let my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be disappointed. He always remembers his covenantal decree, the promise he made to a thousand generations --. 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. Can a throne of destruction be allied with You,One which devises mischief by decree? ×¢ 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. You are to observe it according to all its decrees and laws.". A crushed reed he will not break, a dim wick he will not extinguish; he will faithfully make just decrees. The wicked hope to destroy me,but I contemplate Your decrees. All the Lord’s ways show faithful love and truthto those who keep His covenant and decrees. Ezra 5:13. A. 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. Tell us about your earlier predictive oracles, so we may examine them and see how they were fulfilled. He will attack the wicked nation, and the nation that helps those who commit sin. Your decrees are very trustworthy, and holiness always befits your house, LORD. I also gave them decrees which were not good and regulations by which they could not live. Your decrees are my delightand my counselors. The decrees of God are declarations or pronouncements that He has made in working out His plan in the various ages. The Concept of God's Decree in Scripture. He has not dealt with any other nation like this; they never knew his decrees. Mark 11:22-23, makes us understand that with our mouth we can have whatsoever we say. 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. Now therefore, if it seem good to the king, let there be search made in the king's treasure … But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon the same king Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God. 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. May God bless you! "Then they repented and said, 'Just as Yahweh of Armies determined to do to us, according to our ways, and according to our practices, so he has dealt with us. 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. 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. He established a decree in Jacob, and established the Law in Israel, that he commanded our ancestors to reveal to their children. Judicial decision, or determination of a litigated cause as a decree of the court of chancery. The third “decree” in Ezra is that of Artaxerxes in Ezra 7:11-28. It will be an eternal decree for the {Israelites} and for one who dwells as an alien in their midst. " These are the decrees, statutes, and ordinances Moses proclaimed to them after they came out of Egypt. 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. This [is also] for you: the contribution of their gift of the wave offerings of the children Israel. I believe the text you are referring to is Acts 3:1-10. Q. Keep all his decrees and commandments that I'm giving you every day of your life, so you may live a long time. '", "Ever since the time of your ancestors, you have turned away from my decrees and haven't kept them. 3. “When your son asks you in the future, ‘What is the meaning of the decrees, statutes, and ordinances, which the Lord our God has commanded you?’. Obey them in the land you are entering to possess. Q. You are to observe it at this appointed time between the evenings. Turn my heart to Your decreesand not to material gain. "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. A. In Acts 2:23 of His "determinate counsel and foreknowledge." 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 --. He declares his words to Jacob, his statutes and decrees to Israel. I issued a decree and a search was conducted. 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.'". Let those who fear You,those who know Your decrees, turn to me. 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. He has commissioned me to encourage the poor, to help the brokenhearted, to decree the release of captives, and the freeing of prisoners. The works of His hands are truth and [absolute] justice;All His precepts are sure (established, reliable, trustworthy). KJV Dictionary Definition: decree decree. They decree against the soul of the righteous, And innocent blood declare wicked. But my words and my decrees, which I commanded my servants the prophets, didn't they overtake your fathers? And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them. And princes in Issachar are with Deborah, Yea, Issachar is right with Barak, Into the valley he was sent on his feet. I know, LORD, that your decrees are just, and that you have rightfully humbled me. Yet he too is wise and he will bring disaster; he does not retract his decree. I obey Your precepts and decrees,for all my ways are before You. A. 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. The posts went out, being hastened by the king's commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace. 37. 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. They will live according to my decrees, keep my regulations, and practice them. “If it meets the king’s approval, he should personally issue a royal decree. 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 call to You; save me,and I will keep Your decrees. 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 the law, a determination or judgment of the emperor on a suit between parties. Bible verses related to Decree from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance - Sort By Book Order . For he spoke, and it came into existence, he issued the decree, and it stood firm. 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. all that is by the decree of the God of heaven, let be done diligently for the house of the God of heaven; for why is there wrath against the kingdom of the king and his sons? Restore my health and preserve my life.'. 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. 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. For I will issue a decree, I will make my justice a light to the nations. 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." My persecutors and foes are many.I have not turned from Your decrees. All the contributions of holiness that the {Israelites} offer to Yahweh I have given to you and your sons and your daughters with you as an eternal decree; it [is] an eternal covenant of salt {before} Yahweh to you and your offspring with you. 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. 1. I have Your decrees as a heritage forever;indeed, they are the joy of my heart. So the posts that rode upon mules and camels went out, being hastened and pressed on by the king's commandment. 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. You are my witnesses! Lamed. And the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book. Therefore keep the commands, decrees, and the ordinances that I am instructing you to obey today.". According to the Bible, Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, was the monarch under whom the Babylonian captivity ended. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city Shushan was perplexed. Is there any God but me? Read full chapter Job 22:28 in all English translations Hear my voice according to Your [steadfast] lovingkindness;O Lord, renew and refresh me according to Your ordinances. 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). I'll place my spirit within you, empowering you to live according to my regulations and to keep my just decrees. 2. I have spoken with my lips about all your decrees that you have announced. [For] the assembly, there will be one decree for you and for the alien who dwells [among you]; [it is] an eternal decree for [all] your generations. 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. 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. NetBible, 95 occurrences in 12 translations, Old Testament (87), Genesis (1), Exodus (2), Numbers (2), Deuteronomy (10), Judges (1), 2 Samuel (1), 2 Kings (1), 1 Chronicles (1), 2 Chronicles (1), Ezra (2), Nehemiah (1), Job (1), Psalm (44), Proverbs (2), Isaiah (10), Jeremiah (1), Ezekiel (3), Zechariah (1), Malachi (2), New Testament (8), Acts (4), Romans (1), Ephesians (1), Colossians (2). He spoke to them in a pillar of cloud;they kept His decrees and the statutes He gave them. International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation. O sovereign master, your decrees can give men life; may years of life be restored to me. It is noted further that the “timing” of this decree was in accordance with a prophecy uttered by Jeremiah (Ezra 1:1). You have not followed his laws, his statutes, and his decrees! The Bible says that God causes all things to work together for good. 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. KJV:the king's … That is why this disaster that is evident to this day has happened to you.". 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. 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. In Romans 8:29 that He also did predestinate. And the king's secretaries were called in the first month on the thirteenth day, and [a decree] was issued, according to all that Haman commanded, to the satraps of the king and to the governors who [were] over all the provinces, and to [the] officials of all the people, to each province according to [its own] script and to all people according to their own language; [it was] written in the name of King Ahasuerus and [was] sealed with the king's ring. 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.". 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. By the Lord's decree the heavens were made; by a mere word from his mouth all the stars in the sky were created. They ask me for just decrees; they want to be near God. 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. You remove all the wicked on earthas if they were dross;therefore, I love Your decrees. This is a historical narrative. Observe them carefully, because this will show your wisdom and discernment in the eyes of people who'll listen to all these decrees. But they rebelliously tested the Most High God,for they did not keep His decrees. "Let them produce evidence! ּרְפְּנֵי֙ NAS:the king's edictsto the king's. {You as well as the alien} will be {before Yahweh}. You have sinned against the Lord! KAF, Revive me according to your gracious love; and I will keep the decrees that you have proclaimed. 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. 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