11 occurrences in 14 translations

'Purpose' in the Bible

Who gave (yielded) Himself up [ to atone] for our sins [and to save and sanctify us], in order to rescue and deliver us from this present wicked age and world order, in accordance with the will and purpose and plan of our God and Father -- "

know that it is not through obedience to Law that a man can be declared free from guilt, but only through faith in Jesus Christ. We have therefore believed in Christ Jesus, for the purpose of being declared free from guilt, through faith in Christ and not through obedience to Law. For through obedience to Law no human being shall be declared free from guilt.

Have you suffered so many things and experienced so much all for nothing (to no purpose) -- "if it really is to no purpose and in vain?

Thus Abraham believed in and adhered to and trusted in and relied on God, and it was reckoned and placed to his account and credited as righteousness (as conformity to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action).

What then was the purpose of the Law? It was added [later on, after the promise, to disclose and expose to men their guilt] because of transgressions and [to make men more conscious of the sinfulness] of sin; and it was intended to be in effect until the Seed (the Descendant, the Heir) should come, to and concerning Whom the promise had been made. And it [the Law] was arranged and ordained and appointed through the instrumentality of angels [and was given] by the hand (in the person) of a go-between [Moses, an intermediary person between God and man].

I am alarmed [about you], lest I have labored among and over you to no purpose and in vain.

These men [the Judaizing teachers] are zealously trying to dazzle you [paying court to you, making much of you], but their purpose is not honorable or worthy or for any good. What they want to do is to isolate you [from us who oppose them], so that they may win you over to their side and get you to court their favor.

It is always a fine thing [of course] to be zealously sought after [as you are, provided that it is] for a good purpose and done by reason of purity of heart and life, and not just when I am present with you!

For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit's [help], by faith anticipate and wait for the blessing and good for which our righteousness and right standing with God [our conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
זמּה זמּה 
Zimmah 
Usage: 29

זמם 
Zamam 
Usage: 13

חפץ 
Chephets 
Usage: 39

חשׁב 
Chashab 
Usage: 124

יעץ 
Ya`ats 
Usage: 80

יצר 
Yatsar 
Usage: 62

מחשׁבת מחשׁבה 
Machashabah 
Usage: 56

עצה 
`etsah 
Usage: 88

צבוּ 
Ts@buw (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

ריק 
Riyq 
Usage: 12

שׁלל 
Shalal 
Usage: 16

שׁתה 
Shathah 
Usage: 2

βουλεύω 
Bouleuo 
Usage: 7

βούλημα 
Boulema 
purpose , will
Usage: 2

γνώμη 
Gnome 
judgment , mind , purpose 9 , advice , will , agree 9
Usage: 9

προαιρέομαι 
Proaireomai 
Usage: 1

πρόθεσις 
Prothesis 
Usage: 9

προτίθεμαι 
Protithemai 
Usage: 3



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