Immutability of God • Immutable
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
IMMUTABILITY. The term appears in the KJV in Heb 6:17–18 “Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by oath: that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie.…” By the immutability of God is meant that in
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
IMMUTABILITY. The divine attribute of unchangeableness. The Scripture declarations of this attribute are most clear and emphatic. It is indicated in the title under which God made Himself known to Moses, “I Am,” “I Am Who I Am” (Ex. 3:14; see Num. 23:19; 32:11; Mal. 3:6; James 1:17).From this it is
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
IMMUTABILITY — a characteristic of God signifying that He does not change in His basic nature (Mal. 3:6). In Him, “there is no variation or shadow of turning” (James 1:17). God does not “mutate” from being one kind of God to being another, nor is He subject to the limitations of time and space, since
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
IMMUTABILITY; IMMUTABLE<i-mu-ta-bil’-i-ti>, <i-mu’-ta-b’-l> ([ἀμετάθετος, ametathetos]): Occurs in Heb 6:17, 18 of the unchangeableness of the Divine counsel. It is the perfection of Yahweh that He changes not in character, will, purpose, aim (Mal 3:6; so of Christ, Heb 13:8).See FAITHFULNESS;
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Immutability of God
Immutability of GodThe attribute of God whereby He cannot change or be changed in His essence or perfections.In Himself He is absolutely immutable. In relation to His creatures, He is relatively immutable: He will never deviate or show a “shadow of turning” from His revealed purpose and truth (James
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Immutability of God
IMMUTABILITY OF GOD The unchangeability of God. In biblical theology God is described as unchanging in His nature and in His character. This includes God’s being (essence), purposes, and promises.Psalm 102:25–27 contrasts God’s unchanging nature with that of the created order. Numbers 23:19 and 1 Sam.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
immutability. The quality of not being susceptible to change. In theology it signifies the attribute, or perfection, of God whereby he remains the same in his divine nature and purpose. See God, biblical doctrine of. The heavens and the earth, the work of God’s hands, will perish, says the psalmist,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Immutability, Immutable
IMMUTABILITY, i-mū-ta-bilʹi-ti, IMMUTABLE, i-mūʹta-b’l (ἀμετάθετος, ametáthetos): Occurs in He 6:17, 18 of the unchangeableness of the Divine counsel. It is the perfection of Jeh that He changes not in character, will, purpose, aim (Mal 3:6; so of Christ, He 13:8). See Faithfulness; Unchangeable.
The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia
ImmutabilityLike his predecessors in Reformed orthodoxy, Jonathan Edwards affirmed the doctrine of divine immutability, which declares that God is fixed and unalterable with regard to divine nature, will, and covenantal relations with humanity. Concerning the first of these, Edwards understood God’s
Key passages
1 Sa 15:29

Moreover, the Glory of Israel will not break faith and will not regret, for he is not a human that he should regret.”

Mal 3:6

“For I, Yahweh, have not changed, and you, O children of Jacob, have not perished.

Heb 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Jas 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of change.