Easton's Bible DictionaryDecrees of God
"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. The several contents of this one eternal purpose are, because of the limitation of our faculties, necessarily conceived of by us in partial aspects, and in logical relations, and are therefore styled Decrees." The decree being the act of an infinite, absolute, eternal, unchangeable, and sovereign Person, comprehending a plan including all his works of all kinds, great and small, from the beginning of creation to an unending eternity; ends as well as means, causes as well as effects, conditions and instrumentalities as well as the events which depend upon them, must be incomprehensible by the finite intellect of man. The decrees are eternal (Acts 15:18; Ephesians 1:4; 2 Thessalonians 2:13), unchangeable (Psalm 33:11; Isaiah 46:9), and comprehend all things that come to pass (Ephesians 1:11; Matthew 10:29, 30; Ephesians 2:10; Acts 2:23; 4:27, 28; Psalm 17:13, 14).
The decrees of God are (1) efficacious, as they respect those events he has determined to bring about by his own immediate agency; or (2) permissive, as they respect those events he has determined that free agents shall be permitted by him to effect.
This doctrine ought to produce in our minds "humility, in view of the infinite greatness and sovereignty of God, and of the dependence of man; confidence and implicit reliance upon wisdom, rightenousness, goodness, and immutability of God's purpose."
Greek1379. dogmatizo -- to decree, to subject oneself to an ordinance
... Word Origin from dogma Definition to decree, to subject oneself to an ordinance
NASB Word Usage submit...to decrees (1). be subject to ordinances. ...
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1378. dogma -- an opinion, (a public) decree
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Bible ConcordanceDecrees (131 Occurrences)
Acts 16:4 As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered the decrees to them to keep which had been ordained by the apostles and elders who were at Jerusalem.
Acts 17:7 whom Jason has received. These all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus!"
Romans 11:33 Oh, how inexhaustible are God's resources and God's wisdom and God's knowledge! How impossible it is to search into His decrees or trace His footsteps!
Ephesians 2:15 by setting aside the Law with its commandments, expressed, as they were, in definite decrees. His design was to unite the two sections of humanity in Himself so as to form one new man,
Colossians 2:14 wiping out the handwriting in ordinances which was against us; and he has taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross;
Colossians 2:20 If you died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to ordinances,
Genesis 26:5 because Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my requirements, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."
Exodus 15:26 and he said, "If you will diligently listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, and will do that which is right in his eyes, and will pay attention to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you, which I have put on the Egyptians; for I am Yahweh who heals you."
Exodus 18:16 When they have a matter, they come to me, and I judge between a man and his neighbor, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws."
Exodus 18:20 You shall teach them the statutes and the laws, and shall show them the way in which they must walk, and the work that they must do.
Leviticus 10:11 and that you are to teach the children of Israel all the statutes which Yahweh has spoken to them by Moses."
Leviticus 18:4 But you are to be guided by my decisions and keep my rules, and be guided by them: I am the Lord your God.
Leviticus 19:37 You are to keep all my rules and my decisions and do them: I am the Lord.
Leviticus 20:22 So then, keep my rules and my decisions and do them, so that the land which I am giving you as your resting-place may not violently send you out again.
Leviticus 25:18 So keep my rules and my decisions and do them, and you will be safe in your land.
Leviticus 26:3 "'If you walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;
Leviticus 26:15 And if you go against my rules and if you have hate in your souls for my decisions and you do not do all my orders, but go against my agreement;
Leviticus 26:43 And the land, while she is without them, will keep her Sabbaths; and they will undergo the punishment of their sins, because they were turned away from my decisions and in their souls was hate for my laws.
Deuteronomy 4:1 And now give ear, O Israel, to the laws and the decisions which I am teaching you, and do them; so that life may be yours, and you may go in and take for yourselves the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you.
Deuteronomy 4:5 I have been teaching you laws and decisions, as I was ordered to do by the Lord my God, so that you might keep them in the land to which you are going to take it for your heritage.
Deuteronomy 4:6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who shall hear all these statutes, and say, "Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people."
Deuteronomy 4:8 And what great nation has laws and decisions so right as all this law which I put before you today?
Deuteronomy 4:14 And the Lord gave me orders at that time to make clear to you these laws and decisions, so that you might do them in the land to which you are going, and which is to be your heritage.
Deuteronomy 4:45 These are the rules and the laws and the decisions which Moses gave to the children of Israel after they came out of Egypt;
Deuteronomy 5:1 And Moses sent for all Israel, and said to them, Give ear, O Israel, to the laws and the decisions which I give you today, and give attention to them so that you may keep and do them.
Deuteronomy 5:31 But as for you, keep your place here by me, and I will give you all the orders and the laws and the decisions which you are to make clear to them, so that they may do them in the land which I am giving them for their heritage.
Deuteronomy 6:1 Now these are the orders and the laws and the decisions which the Lord your God gave me for your teaching, so that you might do them in the land of your heritage to which you are going:
Deuteronomy 6:2 that you might fear Yahweh your God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, you, and your son, and your son's son, all the days of your life; and that your days may be prolonged.
Deuteronomy 6:17 You shall diligently keep the commandments of Yahweh your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he has commanded you.
Deuteronomy 6:20 And when your son says to you in time to come, What is the reason for these rules and laws and decisions which the Lord our God has given you?
Deuteronomy 6:24 Yahweh commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Yahweh our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as at this day.
Deuteronomy 7:11 So keep the orders and the laws and the decisions which I give you today and do them.
Deuteronomy 8:11 Then take care that you are not turned away from the Lord your God and from keeping his orders and decisions and laws which I give you this day:
Deuteronomy 10:13 to keep the commandments of Yahweh, and his statutes, which I command you this day for your good?
Deuteronomy 11:1 So have love for the Lord your God, and give him worship, and keep his laws and his decisions and his orders at all times.
Deuteronomy 11:32 And you are to take care to keep all the laws and the decisions which I put before you today.
Deuteronomy 16:12 You shall remember that you were a bondservant in Egypt: and you shall observe and do these statutes.
Deuteronomy 17:19 and it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life; that he may learn to fear Yahweh his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them;
Deuteronomy 26:16 Today the Lord your God gives you orders to keep all these laws and decisions: so then keep and do them with all your heart and all your soul.
Deuteronomy 26:17 Today you have given witness that the Lord is your God, and that you will go in his ways and keep his laws and his orders and his decisions and give ear to his voice:
Deuteronomy 27:10 You shall therefore obey the voice of Yahweh your God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command you this day."
Deuteronomy 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command you this day, that all these curses shall come on you, and overtake you.
Deuteronomy 28:45 All these curses shall come on you, and shall pursue you, and overtake you, until you are destroyed; because you didn't listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded you:
Deuteronomy 30:10 if you shall obey the voice of Yahweh your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law; if you turn to Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul.
Deuteronomy 30:16 In giving you orders today to have love for the Lord your God, to go in his ways and keep his laws and his orders and his decisions, so that you may have life and be increased, and that the blessing of the Lord your God may be with you in the land where you are going, the land of your heritage.
Deuteronomy 33:21 He provided the first part for himself, for there was the lawgiver's portion reserved. He came with the heads of the people. He executed the righteousness of Yahweh, His ordinances with Israel."
Joshua 24:25 So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made for them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.
Judges 5:15 And princes in Issachar 'are' with Deborah, Yea, Issachar 'is' right with Barak, Into the valley he was sent on his feet. In the divisions of Reuben, Great 'are' the decrees of heart!
2 Samuel 22:23 For all his decisions were before me, and I did not put away his laws from me.
1 Kings 2:3 and keep the instruction of Yahweh your God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, his commandments, his ordinances, and his testimonies, according to that which is written in the law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do, and wherever you turn yourself.
1 Kings 6:12 About this house which you are building: if you will keep my laws and give effect to my decisions and be guided by my rules, I will give effect to my word which I gave to David your father.
1 Kings 8:58 Turning our hearts to himself, guiding us to go in all his ways, to keep his orders and his laws and his decisions, which he gave to our fathers.
1 Kings 8:61 "Let your heart therefore be perfect with Yahweh our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day."
1 Kings 9:4 As for you, if you will go on your way before me, as David your father did, uprightly and with a true heart, doing what I have given you orders to do, keeping my laws and my decisions;
1 Kings 9:6 But if you turn away from following me, you or your children, and not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;
1 Kings 11:11 Therefore Yahweh said to Solomon, "Because this is done by you, and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant.
2 Kings 17:13 Yet Yahweh testified to Israel, and to Judah, by every prophet, and every seer, saying, "Turn from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets."
2 Kings 17:15 They rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified to them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the nations that were around them, concerning whom Yahweh had commanded them that they should not do like them.
2 Kings 17:34 To this day they do what they did before: they don't fear Yahweh, neither do they follow their statutes, or their ordinances, or the law or the commandment which Yahweh commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel;
2 Kings 17:37 The statutes and the ordinances, and the law and the commandment, which he wrote for you, you shall observe to do forevermore. You shall not fear other gods.
2 Kings 23:3 And the king took his place by the pillar, and made an agreement before the Lord, to go in the way of the Lord, and keep his orders and his decisions and his rules with all his heart and all his soul, and to keep the words of the agreement recorded in the book; and all the people gave their word to keep the agreement.
1 Chronicles 22:13 Then you shall prosper, if you observe to do the statutes and the ordinances which Yahweh gave Moses concerning Israel. Be strong, and of good courage. Don't be afraid, neither be dismayed.
1 Chronicles 29:19 and give to Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep your commandments, your testimonies, and your statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for which I have made provision.
2 Chronicles 7:17 And as for you, if you will go on your way before me as David your father did, doing whatever I have given you orders to do and keeping my laws and my decisions:
2 Chronicles 7:19 But if you turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;
2 Chronicles 19:10 And if any cause comes before you from your brothers living in their towns, where the death punishment is in question, or where there are questions of law or order, or rules or decisions, make them take care that they are not in the wrong before the Lord, so that wrath may not come on you and on your brothers; do this and you yourselves will not be in the wrong.
2 Chronicles 33:8 neither will I any more remove the foot of Israel from off the land which I have appointed for your fathers, if only they will observe to do all that I have commanded them, even all the law and the statutes and the ordinances given by Moses.
2 Chronicles 34:31 Then the king, taking his place by the pillar, made an agreement before the Lord, to go in the way of the Lord, and to keep his orders and his decisions and his rules with all his heart and with all his soul, and to keep the words of the agreement recorded in this book.
Ezra 6:14 And the elders of the Jews builded and prospered, through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the decree of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.
Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had given his mind to learning the law of the Lord and doing it, and to teaching his rules and decisions in Israel.
Ezra 7:11 Now this is the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave to Ezra the priest, the scribe, even the scribe of the words of the commandments of Yahweh, and of his statutes to Israel:
Nehemiah 1:7 We have done great wrong against you, and have not kept the orders, the rules, and the decisions, which you gave to your servant Moses.
Nehemiah 9:13 And you came down on Mount Sinai, and your voice came to them from heaven, giving them right decisions and true laws, good rules and orders:
Nehemiah 9:14 and made known to them your holy Sabbath, and commanded them commandments, and statutes, and a law, by Moses your servant,
Nehemiah 10:29 They were united with their brothers, their rulers, and put themselves under a curse and an oath, to keep their steps in the way of God's law, which was given by Moses, the servant of God, and to keep and do all the orders of the Lord, our Lord, and his decisions and his rules;
Job 23:14 For he performs that which is appointed for me. Many such things are with him.
Psalms 18:22 For all his decisions were before me, and I did not put away his laws from me.
Psalms 89:31 if they break my statutes, and don't keep my commandments;
Psalms 93:5 Your statutes stand firm. Holiness adorns your house, Yahweh, forevermore.
Psalms 94:20 Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with you, which brings about mischief by statute?
Psalms 99:7 He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud. They kept his testimonies, the statute that he gave them.
Psalms 119:5 Oh that my ways were steadfast to obey your statutes!
Psalms 119:8 I will observe your statutes. Don't utterly forsake me.
Psalms 119:12 Blessed are you, Yahweh. Teach me your statutes.
Psalms 119:16 I will delight myself in your statutes. I will not forget your word.
Psalms 119:23 Though princes sit and slander me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.
Psalms 119:26 I declared my ways, and you answered me. Teach me your statutes.
Psalms 119:33 Teach me, Yahweh, the way of your statutes. I will keep them to the end.
Psalms 119:48 I reach out my hands for your commandments, which I love. I will meditate on your statutes.
Psalms 119:64 The earth is full of your loving kindness, Yahweh. Teach me your statutes.
Psalms 119:68 You are good, and do good. Teach me your statutes.
Psalms 119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes.
Psalms 119:80 Let my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be disappointed.
Psalms 119:83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke. I don't forget your statutes.
Psalms 119:112 My heart is ever ready to keep your rules, even to the end.
Psalms 119:117 Let me not be moved, and I will be safe, and ever take delight in your rules.
Psalms 119:118 Thou hast made light of all them that err from Thy statutes; for their deceit is vain.
Psalms 119:124 Be good to your servant in your mercy, and give me teaching in your rules.
Psalms 119:135 Let your servant see the shining of your face; give me knowledge of your rules.
Psalms 119:145 <KOPH> I have made my prayer with all my heart; give answer to me, O Lord: I will keep your rules.
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