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Morrish Bible Dictionary
This term in the O.T. generally signifies that which God 'ordered' for His people to observe. "They kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them." Psalm 99:7 . "Ye are gone away from mine ordinances." Malachi 3:7 . It is also applied to things in creation: God giveth "the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night." Jeremiah 31:35 . David made an ordinance. Ezra 3:10 : cf. Nehemiah 10:32 . In the N.T. it refers especially to the enactments of the law: "ordinances of divine service," Hebrews 9:1,10; "blotting out the handwriting of ordinances." Colossians 2:14 . It is also applied to human laws, Romans 13:2; 1 Peter 2:13; and to the rules of the moralists. Colossians 2:20 . The directions that Paul had given to the Corinthians are in the A.V. called 'ordinances,' 1 Corinthians 11:2; margin , 'traditions.'
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Ordinance'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​mbd/​o/ordinance.html. 1897.