Mar
2017

The Greek word “diatage”

Limited to Acts 7:53Acts 7:53
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

53 ye who received the law as it was ordained by angels, and kept it not.

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and Rom. 13:2Rom. 13:2
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

2 Therefore he that resisteth the power, withstandeth the ordinance of God: and they that withstand shall receive to themselves judgment.

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, the Greek noun “diatage” meant “ordinance,” “direction,” “disposition.”

Israel received the law by “directions of angels (i.e., by God’s directing angels [to transmit it]), Acts 7:53Acts 7:53
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

53 ye who received the law as it was ordained by angels, and kept it not.

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” (BDAG, p. 189).  In Rom. 13:2Rom. 13:2
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

2 Therefore he that resisteth the power, withstandeth the ordinance of God: and they that withstand shall receive to themselves judgment.

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this word helps remind us civil government is God’s idea.