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pol'-i-si: Literally "method of government," and so "ability to manage affairs." In a bad sense, "cunning," "craft," in Daniel 8:25 (sekhel, "understanding"); in a good sense in 1 Maccabees 8:4 (boule, "counsel"); also in the King James Version 2 Maccabees 13:18; 14:29, 31 (methodos, strategema, strategeo), where the Revised Version has "stratagem." Policies occurs in Judith 11:8 the King James Version for panourgema, lit. "readiness for anything," here in a good sense; Revised Version "subtil devices."

Strong's Hebrew
7922. sekel -- prudence, insight
... 1), understanding (4), wisdom (1). discretion, knowledge, policy, prudence,
sense, understanding, wisdom, wise. Or sekel {say'-kel ...
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John Augusta and his Policy, 1531-1548.
1531-1548. As ... Brethren. His policy was clear and simple. ...
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Solomon's Reign.
... He trampled under foot the democratic ideals of the nation and adopted the policy
of oriental despots which tended to make free-born citizens mere slaves of ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter xii solomons reign.htm

... At this point Gamaliel (Acts 5:34-42) proposes in the Jewish council a new policy,
which was to let the followers of Christ alone, arguing that then they would ...
/.../sell/bible studies in the life of paul/study ii conversion.htm

... He made for peace at home and abroad: at home by restraining the excesses of forestars
and tyrants; abroad by opposing the constant war policy against France. ...
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Eighteenth Lesson Whose is this Image?'
... When an earthly sovereign sends a viceroy to a distant province, it is understood
that he advises as to the policy to be adopted, and that that advice is acted ...
/.../murray/with christ in the school of prayer/eighteenth lesson whose is this.htm

On Bk. viii. Chap. 2, 4 (Note 3, Continued). The Causes of the ...
... argued by Hunziker and many others that the persecution had been in Diocletian's
mind for a long time, and that it was but the culmination of his entire policy ...
//christianbookshelf.org/pamphilius/church history/on bk viii chap 2.htm

... narrative. It throws quite a new light on Augusta's policy and character. ...
1900). The only complete exposition of Zinzendorf's policy. ...
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Prosperity under Persecution
... Their policy may be short-sighted and their stratagems crooked, nevertheless the
world admires the wisdom of their counsels, and makes light of the craftiness ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/prosperity under persecution.htm

Chapter four
... burg? What new policy have you taken up? Hope ... felt. "We shall certainly bankrupt
the paper with this sort of business policy.". "Do ...
//christianbookshelf.org/sheldon/in his steps/chapter four.htm

Blessed Prosperity Meditations on the First Psalm.
... The lying wiles of the seducer were instantly rejected by our LORD; not so ineffective
are such wiles to many of His people; a little policy rather than the ...
/.../taylor/a ribband of blue/blessed prosperity meditations on the.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Civil polity.

2. (n.) The settled method by which the government and affairs of a nation are, or may be, administered; a system of public or official administration, as designed to promote the external or internal prosperity of a state.

3. (n.) The method by which any institution is administered; system of management; course.

4. (n.) Management or administration based on temporal or material interest, rather than on principles of equity or honor; hence, worldly wisdom; dexterity of management; cunning; stratagem.

5. (n.) Prudence or wisdom in the management of public and private affairs; wisdom; sagacity; wit.

6. (n.) Motive; object; inducement.

7. (v. t.) To regulate by laws; to reduce to order.

8. (n.) A ticket or warrant for money in the public funds.

9. (n.) The writing or instrument in which a contract of insurance is embodied; an instrument in writing containing the terms and conditions on which one party engages to indemnify another against loss arising from certain hazards, perils, or risks to which his person or property may be exposed. See Insurance.

10. (n.) A method of gambling by betting as to what numbers will be drawn in a lottery; as, to play policy.

Policy (3 Occurrences)
... 10. (n.) A method of gambling by betting as to what numbers will be drawn in a lottery;
as, to play policy. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. POLICY. ...
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Ahab (85 Occurrences)
... 2. His Foreign Policy: In the days of David and Solomon a beneficial commercial
intercourse existed between the Hebrews and the Phoenicians. ...
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Claudius (3 Occurrences)
... He reigned for over 13 years (41-54 AD), having succeeded Caius (Caligula) who had
seriously altered the conciliatory policy of his predecessors regarding the ...
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Omri (16 Occurrences)
... 3. His Foreign Policy: Concerning Omri's foreign policy the Old Testament
is silent beyond a single hint contained in 1 Kings 20:34. ...
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Jeroboam (96 Occurrences)
... Thus he became distinguished as the man "who made Israel to sin." This
policy was followed by all the succeeding kings of Israel. ...
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Menahem (8 Occurrences)
... Menahem resolved on a policy of diplomacy, and, rather than risk a war with the
conqueror of the East, agreed to the payment of a heavy tribute of 1,000 ...
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Adonijah (28 Occurrences)
... David's fortieth year (1 Chronicles 26:31). David's policy was not altogether
popular with the nation. His assembly (1 Chronicles 28:1 ...
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Alexandria (4 Occurrences)
... citizenship. Indeed in several cities, under the Ptolemies, who accepted this
policy, foreigners were even given superiority to natives. ...
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Joram (26 Occurrences)
... reigns. I. Ninth King of Israel 1. His Religious Policy: It is difficult
to estimate the religious character of Jehoram. Apparently ...
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Jehoshaphat (79 Occurrences)
... historical perspective. 1. His Religious Policy: The reign of Jehoshaphat
appears to have been one of unusual religious activity. It ...
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Bible Concordance
Policy (3 Occurrences)

Acts 7:19 He adopted a crafty policy towards our race, and oppressed our forefathers, making them cast out their infants so that they might not be permitted to live.

Revelation 17:13 They have one common policy, and they are to give their power and authority to the Wild Beast.

Daniel 8:25 Through his policy he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and in their security shall he destroy many: he shall also stand up against the prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.



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