'Decree' in the Bible
and confirmed to Jacob as a decree,and to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
I issued a decree and a search was conducted. It was discovered that this city has had uprisings against kings since ancient times, and there have been rebellions and revolts in it.
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.
However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, he issued a decree to rebuild the house of God.
So if it pleases the king, let a search of the royal archives in Babylon be conducted to see if it is true that a decree was issued by King Cyrus to rebuild the house of God in Jerusalem. Let the king’s decision regarding this matter be sent to us.
In the first year of King Cyrus, he issued a decree concerning the house of God in Jerusalem:Let the house be rebuilt as a place for offering sacrifices, and let its original foundations be retained. Its height is to be 90 feet and its width 90 feet,
I hereby issue a decree concerning what you must do, so that the elders of the Jews can rebuild the house of God:The cost is to be paid in full to these men out of the royal revenues from the taxes of the region west of the Euphrates River, so that the work will not stop.
I also issue a decree concerning any man who interferes with this directive:Let a beam be torn from his house and raised up; he will be impaled on it, and his house will be made into a garbage dump because of this offense.
May the God who caused His name to dwell there overthrow any king or people who dares to harm or interfere with this house of God in Jerusalem. I, Darius, have issued the decree. Let it be carried out diligently.
I issue a decree that any of the Israelites in my kingdom, including their priests and Levites, who want to go to Jerusalem, may go with you.
I, King Artaxerxes, issue a decree to all the treasurers in the region west of the Euphrates River:Whatever Ezra the priest, an expert in the law of the God of heaven, asks of you must be provided promptly,
“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.
The decree the king issues will be heard throughout his vast kingdom, so all women will honor their husbands, from the least to the greatest.”
Mordecai also gave him a copy of the written decree issued in Susa ordering their destruction, so that Hathach might show it to Esther, explain it to her, and command her to approach the king, implore his favor, and plead with him personally for her people.
I will declare the Lord’s decree:He said to Me, “You are My Son;today I have become Your Father.
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.
Many plans are in a man’s heart,but the Lord’s decree will prevail.
So now, do not mock,or your shackles will become stronger.Indeed, I have heard from the Lord God of Hostsa decree of destruction for the whole land.
?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.
?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.
If you don’t tell me the dream, there is one decree for you. You have conspired to tell me something false or fraudulent until the situation changes. So tell me the dream and I will know you can give me its interpretation.”
The decree was issued that the wise men were to be executed, and they searched for Daniel and his friends, to execute them.
He asked Arioch, the king’s officer, “Why is the decree from the king so harsh?” Then Arioch explained the situation to Daniel.
You as king have issued a decree that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music must fall down and worship the gold statue.
Therefore I issue a decree that anyone of any people, nation, or language who says anything offensive against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego will be torn limb from limb and his house made a garbage dump. For there is no other god who is able to deliver like this.”
So I issued a decree to bring all the wise men of Babylon to me in order that they might make the dream’s interpretation known to me.
This word is by decree of the observers;the matter is a command from the holy ones.This is so the living will knowthat the Most High is rulerover the kingdom of men.He gives it to anyone He wantsand sets the lowliest of men over it.
I issue a decree that in all my royal dominion, people must tremble in fear before the God of Daniel:For He is the living God,and He endures forever;His kingdom will never be destroyed,and His dominion has no end.
Know and understand this:From the issuing of the decreeto restore and rebuild Jerusalemuntil Messiah the Princewill be seven weeks and 62 weeks.It will be rebuilt with a plaza and a moat,but in difficult times.
Then he issued a decree in Nineveh:By order of the king and his nobles: No man or beast, herd or flock, is to taste anything at all. They must not eat or drink water.
before the decree takes effectand the day passes like chaff,before the burning of the Lord’s anger overtakes you,before the day of the Lord’s anger overtakes you.
Then you will know that I sent you this decree so My covenant with Levi may continue,” says the Lord of Hosts.