34 occurrences in 14 translations

'May' in the Bible

All things are full of weariness; man may not give their story: the eye has never enough of its seeing, or the ear of its hearing.

Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

That which is bent may not be made straight, and that which is not there may not be numbered.

And I went again in search of wisdom and of foolish ways. What may the man do who comes after the king? The thing which he has done before.

For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge, and skill; however, he must hand over the fruit of his labor as an inheritance to someone else who did not work for it. This also is futile, and an awful injustice!

Who may take food or have pleasure without him?

For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

I have seen the travail which God has given to the sons of men that they may be occupied in it.

I am certain that whatever God does will be for ever. No addition may be made to it, nothing may be taken from it; and God has done it so that man may be in fear before him.

I said to myself, "This happens concerning people, so that God may test them and they may see for themselves that they are like animals."

For if one falls, his companion may help him up. But pity the one who falls and there is {no one} to help him up.

So again, if two are sleeping together they are warm, but how may one be warm by himself?

Although an assailant may overpower one person, two can withstand him. Moreover, a three-stranded cord is not quickly broken.

The former can come out of prison to reign, while the latter, even if born to kingship, may become poor.

Let not your mouth make your flesh do evil. And say not before the angel, It was an error. So that God may not be angry with your words and put an end to the work of your hands.

As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.

A man may father a hundred children and live many years. No matter how long he lives, if he is not satisfied by good things and does not even have a proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he.

That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he.

Grief is better than laughter, for when a face is sad, a heart may be glad.

In the day of prosperity be happy, But in the day of adversity consider-- God has made the one as well as the other So that man will not discover anything that will be after him.

Don't pay attention to everything people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you;

Far off is true existence, and very deep; who may have knowledge of it?

Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?

Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and may lengthen his life, still I know that it will be well for those who fear God, who fear Him openly.

then I saw that all is the work of God, and that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because however man may labour to seek it out, yet doth he not find it; and even, if a wise man think to know it, he shall not be able to find it out.

All this I took to heart, and my heart saw it all: that the upright and the wise and their works are in the hand of God; and men may not be certain if it will be love or hate; all is to no purpose before them.

Again, I observed this on the earth: the race is not always won by the swiftest, the battle is not always won by the strongest; prosperity does not always belong to those who are the wisest, wealth does not always belong to those who are the most discerning, nor does success always come to those with the most knowledge -- for time and chance may overcome them all.

If the wrath of the ruler is against you, keep in your place; in him who keeps quiet even great sins may be overlooked.

The one who digs a pit may fall into it, and the one who breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.

The one who quarries stones may be hurt by them; the one who splits trees may be endangered by them.

Do not curse the king even in your thoughts, and do not curse a rich person even in your bedroom, for a bird of the sky may carry the message, and a winged creature may report the matter.

Send your bread on the surface of the waters, for after many days you may find it.

Give a portion to seven or even to eight, for you don't know what disaster may happen on earth.

Indeed, if a man should live many years, let him rejoice in them all, and let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything that is to come will be futility.

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Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אלי אוּלי 
'uwlay 
Usage: 45

הוה הוא 
Hava' 
be thou , be , shall be , may be , hath
Usage: 6

יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

ἄνοιξις 
Anoixis 
Usage: 1

δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able , may , able ,
Usage: 140

ἔξεστι 
Exesti 
be lawful , may , let
Usage: 24

εὐπρόσεδρος 
Euprosedros 
Usage: 1

ἰσχύω 
Ischuo 
can , be able , avail , prevail , be whole , cannot , can do , may ,
Usage: 19

ἴσως 
Isos 
it may be
Usage: 0

καύχησις 
Kauchesis 
Usage: 12

οἰκοδομή 
Oikodome 
Usage: 17

τυγχάνω 
Tugchano 
obtain , be , chance , little , enjoy , may be , not tr ,
Usage: 11

ὦ 
be , may be , should be , is , might be , were , not tr ,
Usage: 41



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