25 occurrences in 29 translations

'For This Purpose' in the Bible

And so I am ordering you to see that three towns are marked out for this purpose.

Ezra the scribe stood on a high wooden platform made for this purpose. Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah stood beside him on his right; to his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hash-baddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

Again, it was said, Whoever puts away his wife has to give her a statement in writing for this purpose:

So when they had assembled for this purpose, Pilate said to them, Whom do you want me to set free for you, Barabbas, or Jesus Who is called Christ?

And he says to them, Let us go elsewhere into the neighbouring country towns, that I may preach there also, for for this purpose am I come forth.

"So then *you* are a king!" rejoined Pilate. "Yes," said Jesus, "you say truly that I am a king. For this purpose I was born, and for this purpose I have come into the world--to give testimony for the truth. Every one who is a friend of the truth listens to my voice."

And all who heard were astonished and said, Is not this he who destroyed in Jerusalem those who called on this name, and here was come for this purpose, that he might bring them bound to the chief priests?

"While on a journey to Damascus for this purpose, I was acting under the authority and directive of the leading priests.

But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

And for this purpose Christ went into death and came back again, that he might be the Lord of the dead and of the living.

It was for this purpose I wrote: so I may know your proven character, if you are obedient in everything.

But then it was the good pleasure of God, who set me apart [for this purpose] before I was born, to call me [to this ministry] through His unearned favor.

whom I have sent to you for this purpose, that you may know the things concerning us and that he may comfort your hearts.

And for this purpose I am working, using all my strength by the help of his power which is working in me strongly.

whom I have sent to you for this purpose, that he may know your affairs and comfort your hearts,

For the gospel has for this purpose been preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God.

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