What Does It Mean To Declare?
Carey Scott Cwsermons@aol.com
5608. caphar, saw-far'; a prim. root; prop. to score with a mark as a tally or record, i.e. (by impl.) to inscribe, and also to enumerate; intens. to recount, i.e. celebrate:--commune, (ac-) count, declare, number, + penknife, reckon, scribe, shew forth, speak, talk, tell (out), writer.
To make known by any communication
5046. nagad, naw-gad'; a prim. root; prop. to front, i.e. stand boldly out opposite; by impl. (causat.), to manifest; fig. to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); spec. to expose, predict, explain, praise:--bewray, X certainly, certify, declare (-ing), denounce, expound, X fully, messenger, plainly, profess, rehearse, report, shew (forth), speak, X surely, tell, utter.
8085. shama', shaw-mah'; a prim. root; to hear intelligently (often with impl. of attention, obedience, etc.; caus. to tell, etc.):-- X attentively, call (gather) together, X carefully, X certainly, consent, consider, be content, declare, X diligently, discern, give ear, (cause to, let, make to) hear (-ken, tell), X indeed, listen, make (a) noise, (be) obedient, obey, perceive, (make a) proclaim (-ation), publish, regard, report, shew (forth), (make a) sound, X surely, tell, understand, whosoever [heareth], witness.
Listening with understanding and knowledge
952. buwr, boor; a prim. root; to bore, i.e. (fig.) examine:--declare.
Make the results of examination known
Deuteronomy 5:5 (NKJV)
"I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD; for you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up the mountain. He said:
Deuteronomy 26:3 (NKJV)
"And you shall go to the one who is priest in those days, and say to him, 'I declare today to the LORD your God that I have come to the country which the LORD swore to our fathers to give us.'
1 Chronicles 16:24 (NKJV)
Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.
Job 15:17 (NKJV)
"I will tell you, hear me; What I have seen I will declare,
Compare with 1 John 1:2-3
Job 22:28 (NKJV)
You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways.
Job 31:37 (NKJV)
I would declare to Him the number of my steps; Like a prince I would approach Him.
Job 32:6 (NKJV)
So Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, answered and said: "I am young in years, and you are very old; Therefore I was afraid, And dared not declare my opinion to you.
Job 32:10 (NKJV)
"Therefore I say, 'Listen to me, I also will declare my opinion.'
Job 32:17 (NKJV)
I also will answer my part, I too will declare my opinion.
It was time to speak his mind and let his thoughts out.
Psalms 2:7 (NKJV)
"I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.
Quoted in Hebrews chapter one
Psalms 9:11 (NKJV)
Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion! Declare His deeds among the people.
Psalms 19:1 (NKJV)
The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Compare with Rom 1:20
Psalms 22:22 (NKJV)
I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.
Psalms 22:31 (NKJV)
They will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born, That He has done this.
Psalms 30:9 (NKJV)
"What profit is there in my blood, When I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth?
Psalms 38:18 (NKJV)
For I will declare my iniquity; I will be in anguish over my sin.
Psalms 40:5 (NKJV)
Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done; And Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered.
Psalms 50:6 (NKJV)
Let the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is Judge. Selah
Psalms 50:16 (NKJV)
But to the wicked God says: "What right have you to declare My statutes, Or take My covenant in your mouth,
We should determine just who the wicked are-----this includes false teachers and prophets.
Psalms 64:9 (NKJV)
All men shall fear, And shall declare the work of God; For they shall wisely consider His doing.
Psalms 66:16 (NKJV)
Come and hear, all you who fear God, And I will declare what He has done for my soul.
Just what has God done for your soul? This is the most important answer that we can share with others.
Psalms 71:17 (NKJV)
O God, You have taught me from my youth; And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.
Psalms 71:18 (NKJV)
Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.
Psalms 73:28 (NKJV)
But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.
See Heb 10:22-------drawing near is better than falling away or drifting away.
Psalms 75:1 (NKJV)
We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks! For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.
We cannot deny that God is present and always near.
Psalms 75:9 (NKJV)
But I will declare forever, I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
Psalms 78:6 (NKJV)
That the generation to come might know them, The children who would be born, That they may arise and declare them to their children,
We do not want to be guilty of causing ingnorance of the next generation. Unfortunately this is all too common among brethren.
Psalms 92:2 (NKJV)
To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night,
Psalms 92:15 (NKJV)
To declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
Psalms 96:3 (NKJV)
Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.
Psalms 97:6 (NKJV)
The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples see His glory.
Psalms 102:21 (NKJV)
To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, And His praise in Jerusalem,
Psalms 106:2 (NKJV)
Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? Who can declare all His praise?
Psalms 107:22 (NKJV)
Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare His works with rejoicing.
Psalms 118:17 (NKJV)
I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the LORD.
Psalms 142:2 (NKJV)
I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare before Him my trouble.
Yes, God may know everything, but we still have to communicate with Him.
Psalms 145:4 (NKJV)
One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts.
Psalms 145:6 (NKJV)
Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, And I will declare Your greatness.
Ecclesiastes 9:1 (NKJV)
For I considered all this in my heart, so that I could declare it all: that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God. People know neither love nor hatred by anything they see before them.
Before we can teach it, we must understand it. What is it?-----The Gospel.
Isaiah 3:9 (NKJV)
The look on their countenance witnesses against them, And they declare their sin as Sodom; They do not hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought evil upon themselves.
As the fool declares himself, so the sinful expose their own sins.
Isaiah 12:4 (NKJV)
And in that day you will say: "Praise the LORD, call upon His name; Declare His deeds among the peoples, Make mention that His name is exalted.
Isaiah 21:6 (NKJV)
For thus has the Lord said to me: "Go, set a watchman, Let him declare what he sees."
Here is the favorite verse of the Jehovah's Witnesses. However their watchman is not watching out for God, but for their organization.
Isaiah 41:22 (NKJV)
"Let them bring forth and show us what will happen; Let them show the former things, what they were, That we may consider them, And know the latter end of them; Or declare to us things to come.
A challenge to the false prophets-----and a truth that we cannot change the truth, no matter when it was uttered.
Isaiah 42:9 (NKJV)
Behold, the former things have come to pass, And new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them."
Isaiah 42:12 (NKJV)
Let them give glory to the LORD, And declare His praise in the coastlands.
Isaiah 43:9 (NKJV)
Let all the nations be gathered together, And let the people be assembled. Who among them can declare this, And show us former things? Let them bring out their witnesses, that they may be justified; Or let them hear and say, "It is truth."
Isaiah 43:21 (NKJV)
This people I have formed for Myself; They shall declare My praise.
Isaiah 44:7 (NKJV)
And who can proclaim as I do? Then let him declare it and set it in order for Me, Since I appointed the ancient people. And the things that are coming and shall come, Let them show these to them.
Isaiah 45:19 (NKJV)
I have not spoken in secret, In a dark place of the earth; I did not say to the seed of Jacob, 'Seek Me in vain'; I, the LORD, speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
God has not kept back anything necessary for our salvation. What God declared to any man is appropiate for all.
Isaiah 48:6 (NKJV)
"You have heard; See all this. And will you not declare it? I have made you hear new things from this time, Even hidden things, and you did not know them.
When we are enlightened, how can we keep it to ourselves?
Isaiah 48:20 (NKJV)
Go forth from Babylon! Flee from the Chaldeans! With a voice of singing, Declare, proclaim this, Utter it to the end of the earth; Say, "The LORD has redeemed His servant Jacob!"
Isaiah 53:8 (NKJV)
He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
Isaiah 57:12 (NKJV)
I will declare your righteousness And your works, For they will not profit you.
Isaiah 66:19 (NKJV)
"I will set a sign among them; and those among them who escape I will send to the nations: to Tarshish and Pul and Lud, who draw the bow, and Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands afar off who have not heard My fame nor seen My glory. And they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.
Jeremiah 4:5 (NKJV)
Declare in Judah and proclaim in Jerusalem, and say: "Blow the trumpet in the land; Cry, 'Gather together,' And say, 'Assemble yourselves, And let us go into the fortified cities.'
Jeremiah 5:20 (NKJV)
"Declare this in the house of Jacob And proclaim it in Judah, saying,
Jeremiah 9:12 (NKJV)
Who is the wise man who may understand this? And who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD has spoken, that he may declare it? Why does the land perish and burn up like a wilderness, so that no one can pass through?
Jeremiah 31:10 (NKJV)
"Hear the word of the LORD, O nations, And declare it in the isles afar off, and say, 'He who scattered Israel will gather him, And keep him as a shepherd does his flock.'
Jeremiah 38:15 (NKJV)
Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "If I declare it to you, will you not surely put me to death? And if I give you advice, you will not listen to me."
Jeremiah 38:25 (NKJV)
"But if the princes hear that I have talked with you, and they come to you and say to you, 'Declare to us now what you have said to the king, and also what the king said to you; do not hide it from us, and we will not put you to death,'
Jeremiah 42:4 (NKJV)
Then Jeremiah the prophet said to them, "I have heard. Indeed, I will pray to the LORD your God according to your words, and it shall be, that whatever the LORD answers you, I will declare it to you. I will keep nothing back from you."
Read verses 2 and 3 to see this meaning and then note what happens later.
Jeremiah 42:20 (NKJV)
"For you were hypocrites in your hearts when you sent me to the LORD your God, saying, 'Pray for us to the LORD our God, and according to all that the LORD your God says, so declare to us and we will do it.'
Jeremiah 46:14 (NKJV)
"Declare in Egypt, and proclaim in Migdol; Proclaim in Noph and in Tahpanhes; Say, 'Stand fast and prepare yourselves, For the sword devours all around you.'
Jeremiah 50:2 (NKJV)
"Declare among the nations, Proclaim, and set up a standard; Proclaim; do not conceal it; Say, 'Babylon is taken, Bel is shamed. Merodach is broken in pieces; Her idols are humiliated, Her images are broken in pieces.'
Jeremiah 51:10 (NKJV)
The LORD has revealed our righteousness. Come and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God.
Ezekiel 12:16 (NKJV)
"But I will spare a few of their men from the sword, from famine, and from pestilence, that they may declare all their abominations among the Gentiles wherever they go. Then they shall know that I am the LORD."
Ezekiel 23:36 (NKJV)
The LORD also said to me: "Son of man, will you judge Oholah and Oholibah? Then declare to them their abominations.
Ezekiel 40:4 (NKJV)
And the man said to me, "Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears, and fix your mind on everything I show you; for you were brought here so that I might show them to you. Declare to the house of Israel everything you see."
The prophets job was to make known the intents and will of God. These signs were given to the prophets for them to pass along, not keep to themselves.
Daniel 2:27 (NKJV)
Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, "The secret which the king has demanded, the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, and the soothsayers cannot declare to the king.
Daniel 4:2 (NKJV)
I thought it good to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me.
Daniel 4:18 (NKJV)
"This dream I, King Nebuchadnezzar, have seen. Now you, Belteshazzar, declare its interpretation, since all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known to me the interpretation; but you are able, for the Spirit of the Holy God is in you."
Micah 3:8 (NKJV)
But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the LORD, And of justice and might, To declare to Jacob his transgression And to Israel his sin.
Zechariah 9:12 (NKJV)
Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope. Even today I declare That I will restore double to you.
Matthew 7:23 (NKJV)
"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
Matthew 12:18 (NKJV)
"Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen, My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased! I will put My Spirit upon Him, And He will declare justice to the Gentiles.
John 16:14 (NKJV)
"He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.
Jesus is talking about the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit uses as many means and methods to make known what God wants us to do, and why we must do those things.
John 16:15 (NKJV)
"All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.
John 17:26 (NKJV)
"And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them."
Acts 8:33 (NKJV)
In His humiliation His justice was taken away, And who will declare His generation? For His life is taken from the earth."
Acts 13:32 (NKJV)
"And we declare to you glad tidings; that promise which was made to the fathers.
We preach the Gospel which is the power of God unto salvation. Rom 1:16
Acts 13:41 (NKJV)
"Behold, you despisers, Marvel and perish! For I work a work in your days, A work which you will by no means believe, Though one were to declare it to you.' "
Quotation from Habbakuk 1:5
Acts 20:27 (NKJV)
"For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.
Any preacher that fails to declare will have their shame made known in the end.
1 Corinthians 3:13 (NKJV)
each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is.
1 Corinthians 15:1 (NKJV)
Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand,
1 Thessalonians 1:9 (NKJV)
For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,
Hebrews 2:12 (NKJV)
saying: "I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You."
Hebrews 11:14 (NKJV)
For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland.
1 John 1:2 (NKJV)
the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us; 1 John 1:3 (NKJV)
that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
1 John 1:5 (NKJV)
This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.
7878. siyach, see'-akh; a prim. root; to ponder, i.e. (by impl.) converse (with oneself, and hence aloud) or (trans.) utter:--commune, complain, declare, meditate, muse, pray, speak, talk (with).
3045. yada', yaw-dah'; a prim. root; to know (prop. to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, fig., lit., euphem. and infer. (including observation, care, recognition, and causat. instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) [as follow]:--acknowledge, acquaintance (-ted with), advise, answer, appoint, assuredly, be aware, [un-] awares, can [-not], certainly, for a certainty, comprehend, consider, X could they, cunning, declare, be diligent, (can, cause to) discern, discover, endued with, familiar friend, famous, feel, can have, be [ig-] norant, instruct, kinsfolk, kinsman, (cause to, let, make) know, (come to give, have, take) knowledge, have [knowledge], (be, make, make to be, make self) known, + be learned, + lie by man, mark, perceive, privy to, X prognosticator, regard, have respect, skilful, shew, can (man of) skill, be sure, of a surety, teach, (can) tell, understand, have [understanding], X will be, wist, wit, wot.
What does all of this mean? We must learn of God and we must make it known to others. So that we might have eternal life.
Carey Scott, Evangelist
Greenwood Village Church (TX)