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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Decree

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1: δόγμα

(Strong's #1378 — Noun Neuter — dogma — dog'-mah )

transliterated in English, primarily denoted "an opinion or judgment" (from dokeo, "to be of opinion"), hence, an "opinion expressed with authority, a doctrine, ordinance, decree;" "decree," Luke 2:1; Acts 16:4; 17:7; in the sense of ordinances, Ephesians 2:15; Colossians 2:14 . See ORDINANCE.

Note: Krino, "to determine," is translated "hath decreed" in 1 Corinthians 7:37 , AV; RV, "hath determined."

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Decree'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/d/decree.html. 1940.

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