45 occurrences in 33 translations

'Purpose of God' in the Bible

So the king did not give ear to the people; for this came about by the purpose of God, so that the Lord might give effect to his word which he had said by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam, the son of Nebat.

Now by the purpose of God, Ahaziah's journey to see Jehoram was the cause of his downfall: for when he came there, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu, the son of Nimshi, who had been marked out by the Lord for the destruction of the family of Ahab.

But Amaziah gave no attention; and this was the purpose of God, so that he might give them up into the hands of Joash, because they had gone after the gods of Edom.

Who is this who makes the purpose of God dark by words without knowledge?

Who is this who makes dark the purpose of God by words without knowledge? For I have been talking without knowledge about wonders not to be searched out.

but the Pharisees and the legal experts rejected the purpose of God for themselves, [because they] had not been baptized by him.)

For it will be done to the Son of man after the purpose of God, but unhappy is that man by whom he is given up.

For David, [after] serving the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and {was buried with} his fathers, and experienced decay.

And not only this, but Rebecca also being with child by one, by our father Isaac??11 for the children not yet being born, nor having done any thing good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might continue, not of works but of him that calls,??12 it was said to her that the older shall serve the younger;

(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)

Paul, summoned by the will and purpose of God to be an apostle (special messenger) of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes,

For my own part, Brothers, when I came to you, it was with no display of eloquence or philosophy that I came to tell the hidden purpose of God;

No, it is a divine philosophy that we teach, one concerned with the hidden purpose of God-that long-hidden philosophy which God, before time began, destined for our glory.

Only, as the Lord has given to a man, and as is the purpose of God for him, so let him go on living. And these are my orders for all the churches.

My brothers, let every man keep in that condition which is the purpose of God for him.

Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ by the purpose of God, and Timothy the brother, to the church of God which is in Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia:

And going even farther than our hope, they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us after the purpose of God.

Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the purpose of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and those who have faith in Christ Jesus:

And also that it was by direct revelation that the hidden purpose of God was made known to me, as I have already briefly told you.

And, by reading what I have written, you will be able to judge how far I understand this hidden purpose of God in Christ.

and display to all the world that mysterious dispensation, which from all past ages has been conceal'd in the secret purpose of God, who created all things:

Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, by the purpose of God, and Timothy our brother,

Of which I became a servant by the purpose of God which was given to me for you, to give effect to the word of God,

But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness;

Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ by the purpose of God, in the hope of the life which is in Christ Jesus,

And so they may get themselves free from the net of the Evil One, being made the prisoners of the Lord's servant, for the purpose of God.

And, A stone of falling, a rock of trouble; the word is the cause of their fall, because they go against it, and this was the purpose of God.

She who is in Babylon, who has a part with you in the purpose of God, sends you her love; and so does my son Mark.

in the days of the seventh angel's voice, when he now blows his blast, then shall the secret purpose of God be fulfilled, as he assured his servants the prophets."



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