A Sabbath Message 2/5/2022 – Commandments, Laws and Ordinances

Commandments, Laws and Ordinances

Psalms 111

KJV(i) 1 Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. 2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. 3 His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever. 4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion. 5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant. 6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen. 7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments (H6490) are sure (H539)8 They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness. 9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name. 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

*H6490 – פּקּד פּקּוּד – piqqûd piqqûd – pik-kood’, pik-kood’ –
From H6485; properly appointed, that is, a mandate (of God; plural only, collectively for the Law) KJV Usage: commandment, precept, statute.

>H6485 – פּקד – pâqad – paw-kad’ – A primitive root: to visit (with friendly or hostile intent); by analogy to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit, etc. KJV Usage: appoint, X at all, avenge, bestow, (appoint to have the, give a) charge, commit, count, deliver to keep, be empty, enjoin, go see, hurt, do judgment, lack, lay up look, make X by any means, miss, number, officer, (make) overseer have (the) oversight, punish, reckon, (call to) remember (-brance), set (over), sum, X surely, visit, want.

*H539 – אמן – ‘âman – aw-man’ – A primitive root; properly to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render (or befirm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; morally to be true or certain; once (in Isaiah 30:21; by interchange for H541) to go to the right hand.  KJV Usage: hence assurance, believe, bring up, establish, + fail, be faithful (of long continuance, stedfast, sure, surely, trusty, verified), nurse, (-ing father), (put), trust, turn to the right.

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law (G3551), or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil (establish). 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law (G3551), till all be fulfilled (accomplished).” (Matt. 5:17-18)

*G3551 – νόμος – law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), genitive case (regulation), specially, (of Moses (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle)
Derivation: from a primary νέμω (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals); KJV Usage: law.

“Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: 13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law (G3551) of commandments (G1785) contained in ordinances (G1378); for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. 18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.” (Eph. 2:11-22) [Underlined words in italics added in translation and noted in italics in most KJV Bibles.]

*G1785 –  ἐντολή injunction, i.e. an authoritative prescription
Derivation: from G1781; KJV Usage: commandment, precept. {This term used in Rev. 12:17, 14:12, 22:14.}

>G1781 – ἐντέλλομαι – to enjoin. Derivation: from G1722 and the base of G5056; KJV Usage: (give) charge, (give) command(-ments), injoin.

>>G1722 – ἐν – “in,” at, (up-)on, by, etc. Derivation: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); KJV Usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (… sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in).

>>G5056 – τέλος – properly, the point aimed at as a limit, i.e. (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination (literally, figuratively or indefinitely), result (immediate, ultimate or prophetic), purpose); specially, an impost or levy (as paid) Derivation: from a primary τέλλω (to set out for a definite point or goal); KJV Usage: + continual, custom, end(-ing), finally, uttermost

*G1378 – δόγμα – a law (civil, ceremonial or ecclesiastical)
Derivation: from the base of G1380; KJV Usage: decree, ordinance.

>G1380 – δοκέω – compare the base of G1166) of the same meaning; to think; by implication, to seem (truthfully or uncertainly) Derivation: a prolonged form of a primary verb, δόκω (used only in an alternate in certain tenses; KJV Usage: be accounted, (of own) please(-ure), be of reputation, seem (good), suppose, think, trow.

“For precept (H6673) must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line (H6957) upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. 12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. 13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept (H6673) upon precept, precept upon precept; line (H6957) upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. 14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. 15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: 16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. 17 Judgment also will I lay to the line (H6957), and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place” (Isaiah 28:10-17)

*H6673 – צו צו – tsav tsâv – tsav, tsawv – From H6680; an injunction. KJV Usage: commandment, precept.

>H6680 – צוה – tsâvâh – tsaw-vaw’ – A primitive root; (intensively) to constituteenjoin. KJV Usage: appoint, (for-) bid. (give a) charge, (give a, give in, send with) command (-er, ment), send a messenger, put, (set) in order.

*H6957 – קו קו = qav qâv – kav, kawv – From H6960 (compare H6961); a cord (as connecting), especially for measuring; figuratively a rule; also a rim, a musical string or accord. KJV Usage: line.

>H6960 – קוה – qâvâh – kaw-vaw’ – A primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting), that is, collect; (figuratively) to expect. KJV Usage: gather (together), look, patiently, tarry, wait (for, on, upon).

Many claim that the “Law of Moses” was nailed to the cross and even the law, including the Commandments of god. The only things amended at the Council of Jerusalem was circumcision of the flesh and what one ate. Nothing else was changed or amended according to scripture. Especially the Ten Commandments written in stone on tablets by the finger of God and placed in the Ark of the Covenant. The only things literally nailed to the cross was Jesus Christ’s hands and feet and a sign mocking him as King of the Jews. Jesus Christ is to return as King of Kings and Lord of Lords of all nations! The only thing metaphorically nailed to the cross was “…the handwriting (G5498) of ordinances (G1378) …” (Col 2:14)

*G5498 – χειρόγραφον – something hand-written (“chirograph”), i.e. a manuscript (specially, a legal document or bond (figuratively)) Derivation: neuter of a compound of G5495 and G1125; KJV Usage: handwriting.

The Ten Commandments are the precepts of God. They are like the Supreme Constitution of the Government of God. They are more than the first ten amendments to the U.S.Constitution which can be repealed by another amendment if approved by a 2/3rds majority ratification of the States like the 18th amendment was by the 21st. If the majority of the Congress is 2/3rds or greater it can override a Presidential veto. But what if the majority is wrong? So it is with the councils of men and the hierarchy of denominations in mainstream christianity. (Dan. 7:25, Isaiah 24:5, Rev. 17)

Psalms 112

KJV(i) 1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments (H4787)2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. 4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. 5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. 6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. 7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. 8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies. 9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour. 10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

*H4787 – מצוה – mitsvâh – mits-vaw’ – From H6680; a command, whether human or divine (collectively the Law) KJV Usage: (which was) commanded (-ment), law, ordinance, precept.

>H6680 – צוה – tsâvâh – tsaw-vaw’ – A primitive root; (intensively) to constituteenjoin. KJV Usage: appoint, (for-) bid. (give a) charge, (give a, give in, send with) command (-er, ment), send a messenger, put, (set) in order.

Psalms 113

KJV(i) 1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD. 2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. 3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’s name is to be praised. 4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. 5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, 6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth! 7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; 8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people. 9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.

Psalms 110

KJV(i) 1 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. 2 The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. 3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. 4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. 5 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. 6 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries. 7 He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

Have a restful Sabbath.


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