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. The third “decree” in Ezra is that of Artaxerxes in Ezra 7:11-28. Seven times a day I praise You,Because of Your righteous ordinances. In the first year of Cyrus the king the same Cyrus the king made a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, Let the house be builded, the place where they offered sacrifices, and let the foundations thereof be strongly laid; the height thereof threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof threescore cubits; Moreover I make a decree what ye shall do to the elders of these Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, even of the tribute beyond the river, forthwith expences be given unto these men, that they be not hindered. For Permission to Quote Information visit, NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. In the law, a determination or judgment of the emperor on a suit between parties. Your decrees are righteous forever.Give me understanding, and I will live. 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. To “declare” is to state (out loud) a fact; to “decree” is to issue an authoritative command. By day the Lord decrees his loyal love, and by night he gives me a song, a prayer to the living God. NIV refers to God's righteous decree of death for sinners (Romans 1:32). We believe that the Bible and all the scriptures within both Old and New Testaments are the infallible and inspired Word of God. Let my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be disappointed. "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}. פ PeYour decrees are wonderful;therefore I obey them. They will live according to my decrees, keep my regulations, and practice 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. They finished the building according to the command of the God of Israel and the decrees of Cyrus, Darius, and King Artaxerxes of Persia. This is a decree … In Ephesians 1:9 of His "good pleasure." Yet he too is wise and he will bring disaster; he does not retract his decree. 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. 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. Who summons the successive generations from the beginning? The fulfillment of these events is so stunningly remarkable, that it is no surprise that critics of the Bible have made this narrative a special object of their irritation. 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?'. You are to observe it at this appointed time between the evenings. But they will not receive an inheritance in the midst of the {Israelites}. "I announced events beforehand, I issued the decrees and made the predictions; suddenly I acted and they came to pass. a decree that he prescribed for Joseph when he went throughout the land of Egypt, speaking a language I did not recognize. You are my witnesses! International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation. Praise the Lord, you angels of his, you powerful warriors who carry out his decrees and obey his orders! 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 decrees of God are declarations or pronouncements that He has made in working out His plan in the various ages. DECREE, n. L. To judge; to divide. I also gave them decrees which were not good and regulations by which they could not live. 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. Observe them carefully, because this will show your wisdom and discernment in the eyes of people who'll listen to all these decrees. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city Shushan was perplexed. 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. Carefully read the scroll of the Lord! According to the Bible, Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, was the monarch under whom the Babylonian captivity ended. 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. “ You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways. 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? 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.'". I issued a decree and a search was conducted. We do not as yet have the job,but I decree and declare that I do. They decree against the soul of the righteous, And innocent blood declare wicked. A. 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