What theologians speak of as the 'decrees of God,' and describe as one, immutable, eternal, all-embracing, free, etc., do not receive this designation in Scripture. The equivalents are to be sought for under such headings as Election, Predestination, Providence, Reprobate. In the English Version the term is frequently used in Esther, Ezra, Daniel, with different Heb. and Aramaic words, for royal decrees (in Da 6 RV 'interdict'; in Da 2:9 RV 'law,' elsewhere 'decree'). In the NT also the Gr. word dogmata is employed of decrees of C
When He set a limit for the rain And a course for the thunderbolt,
"I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.
He established the earth upon its foundations, So that it will not totter forever and ever.
You set a boundary that they may not pass over, So that they will not return to cover the earth.
Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth. Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. read more. Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth, and it stands. They stand this day according to Your ordinances, For all things are Your servants.
He has also established them forever and ever; He has made a decree which will not pass away.
When He set for the sea its boundary So that the water would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth;
'Do you not fear Me?' declares the LORD 'Do you not tremble in My presence? For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, An eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it. Though the waves toss, yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it.
It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.
that if you do not make the dream known to me, there is only one decree for you For you have agreed together to speak lying and corrupt words before me until the situation is changed; therefore tell me the dream, that I may know that you can declare to me its interpretation."
"This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers And the decision is a command of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, And bestows it on whom He wishes And sets over it the lowliest of men."
this is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the Most High, which has come upon my lord the king:
Before the decree takes effect-- The day passes like the chaff-- Before the burning anger of the LORD comes upon you, Before the day of the LORD'S anger comes upon you.
Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth.
Now while they were passing through the cities, they were delivering the decrees which had been decided upon by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem, for them to observe.
and Jason has welcomed them, and they all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus."
by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace,
If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as,