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Theasaurus: Motives

38 Bible Verses about motives

Most Relevant Verses

Philippians 1:18

But so what? Just this that in every way, whether by false or true motives, the Messiah is being proclaimed. Because of this, I rejoice and will continue to rejoice.

1 Corinthians 3:13

the workmanship of each person will become evident, for the day of judgment will show what it is, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person's action.

2 Corinthians 10:2

I beg you that when I come I will not need to be courageous by daring to oppose some people who think that we are living according to the flesh.

1 Thessalonians 2:3

For our appeal to you does not spring from deceit, impure motives, or trickery.

Psalm 17:3

When you probe my heart, and examine me at night; when you refine me, you will find nothing wrong, for I have determined that I will not transgress with my mouth.

Philippians 1:17

The former proclaim the Messiah because they are selfishly ambitious and insincere, thinking that they will stir up trouble for me during my imprisonment.

Proverbs 20:5

The intentions of a person's heart are deep waters, but a discerning person reveals them.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore, since we know what it means to fear the Lord, we try to persuade people. We ourselves are perfectly known to God. I hope we are also really known to your consciences.

James 2:4

then you will have made false distinctions among yourselves and will have judged from evil motives, will you not?

Proverbs 21:27

What the wicked person sacrifices is detestable how much more when he offers it with vile motives!

1 Chronicles 29:17

And I know, God, that it is you who searches the heart and you who finds pleasure in righteousness. With a righteous heart I have freely given all these things, and now I have seen all of these people of yours giving freely and joyfully to you!

Proverbs 24:12

If you say, "Look here, we didn't know about this," doesn't God, who examines motives, discern it? Doesn't the one who guards your soul know about it? Won't he repay each person according to what he has done?

Galatians 4:17

These people who have been instructing you are devoted to you, but not in a good way. They want you to avoid me so that you will be devoted to them.

1 Thessalonians 2:5

As you know, we did not come with flattering words or with a scheme to make money. God is our witness!

2 Corinthians 10:3

Of course, we are living in the world, but we do not wage war in a world-like way.

Psalm 7:9

Let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous. For you are the righteous God who discerns the inner thoughts.

Topics on Motives

Motives, Examples Of

50;1;15-18

Some are preaching the Messiah because of jealousy and dissension, while others do so because of their good will.

Motives, Importance Of

19;106;8

He delivered for the sake of his name, to make his power known.

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