SPECIAL TOPIC: Terms for God's Revelation (Using Deuteronomy and Psalms)

I. "Statutes," BDB 349, "an enactment, decree, or ordinance"

A. Masculine, חק (KB, 346) – Deut. 4:1,5,6,8,14,40,45; 5:1; 6:1,24; 7:11; 11:32; 16:12; 17:19; 26:17; 27:10; Psalm 2:7; 50:16; 81:4; 99:7; 105:10,45; 148:6

B. Feminine, חקה (KB, 347) – Deut. 6:2; 8:11; 10:13; 11:1; 28:15,45; 30:10,16; Ps. 89:31; 119:5,8,12,16,23,26,33,48, 54,64,68,71,80, 83,112,124,135, 145,155,171

II. "Law" BDB 435, KB 1710, "instruction"

   – Deut. 1:5; 4:44; 17:11,18,19; 27:3,8,26; 28:58,61; 29:21,29; 30:10; 31:9; Psalm 1:2; 19:7; 78:10; 94:12; 105:45; 119:1,18,29,34,44,51,53,55,61,70,72,77,85,92,97,109,113,126,136,142,150,153,163,165,174

III. "Testimonies" BDB 730, KB 790, "divine laws"

A. plural, עדה     – Deut. 4:45; 6:17,20; Psalm 25:10; 78:56; 93:5; 99:7; 119:22,24,46,59,79,95,119,125,138,146,152,167,168

B. עדות or עדת    – Psalm 19:7; 78:5; 81:5; 119:2,14,31,36,88,99,111,129,144,157

IV.   "Precepts" BDB 824, KB 959, "a charge"

  – Psalm 19:8; 103:18; 111:7; 119:4,15,27,40,45,56,63,69,78,87,93,94,100,104,110,128,134,141,159,168,173

V. "Commandments" BDB 846, KB 622

  – Deut. 4:2,40; 5:29; 6:1,2,17,25; 8:1,2,11; 10:13; 11:13; 15:5; 26:13,17; 30:11,16; Psalm 19:8; 119:6,10,19,21,32,35,47,48, 60,66,73,86,96,98,115,127,131,143,151, 166,176

VI. "Judgments/ordinances" BDB 1048, KB 651, "rulings" or "justice"

– Deut. 1:17; 4:1,5,8,14,45; 7:12; 16:18; 30:16; 33:10,21; Psalm 10:5; 18:22; 19:9; 48:11; 89:30; 97:8; 105:5,7; 119:7,13,20,30,39,43,52,62, 75,84,102,106,120,137, 149,156,160,164; 147:19; 149:9

VII. "His ways" BDB 202, KB 231, YHWH's guidelines for His people's lifestyle

– Deut. 8:6; 10:12; 11:22,28; 19:9; 26:17; 28:9; 30:16; 32:4; Psalm 119:3, 5,37,59

VIII. "His words"

A. BDB 182, KB 211 – Deut. 4:10,12,36; 9:10; 10:4; 17:19; 18:19; Psalm 119:9,16,17,25,28,42,43,49,57,65,74, 81,89,101,105,107,114,130,139,147, 160,161,169

B. BDB 57, KB 67

1. "word" – Deut. 33:9; Psalm 119:11,67,103,162,170,172

2. "promise" – Psalm 119:38,41,50,58,76,82,116,133,140,148,154

3. "command" – Psalm 119:158

 

All of these refer to God's special revelation of Himself to Israel.  They are basically synonymous.  See Special Topic: Inspiration.

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