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45 Bible Verses about Purpose

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Romans 9:17

For the scripture says to Pharaoh, For this very thing I have raised thee up from amongst men, that I might thus shew in thee my power, and so that my name should be declared in all the earth.

Exodus 9:16

And for this very cause have I raised thee up, to shew thee my power; and that my name may be declared in all the earth.

Ephesians 3:11

according to the purpose of the ages, which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord,

Acts 13:36

For David indeed, having in his own generation ministered to the will of God, fell asleep, and was added to his fathers and saw corruption.

Isaiah 55:11

so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall do that which I please, and it shall accomplish that for which I send it.

Romans 9:21

Or has not the potter authority over the clay, out of the same lump to make one vessel to honour, and another to dishonour?

Acts 26:16

but rise up and stand on thy feet; for, for this purpose have I appeared to thee, to appoint thee to be a servant and a witness both of what thou hast seen, and of what I shall appear to thee in,

2 Timothy 2:20

But in a great house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also wooden and earthen; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

From Thematic Bible


Ear-ring » Worn » Purpose » Idolatry

Genesis 35:4

And they gave to Jacob all the strange gods that were in their hand, and the rings that were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the terebinth that is by Shechem.

Isaiah 3:20

the head-dresses, and the stepping chains, and the girdles, and the scent-boxes, and the amulets;

moses » God reveals » Purpose » deliver » israelites

Exodus 3:7-10

And Jehovah said, I have seen assuredly the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and their cry have I heard on account of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows. And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good and spacious land, unto a land flowing with milk and honey, unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. And now behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me; and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. read more.
And now come, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

Purpose » Of law

1 Timothy 1:9

knowing this, that law has not its application to a righteous person, but to the lawless and insubordinate, to the impious and sinful, to the unholy and profane, to smiters of fathers and smiters of mothers; to murderers,

Galatians 3:24

So that the law has been our tutor up to Christ, that we might be justified on the principle of faith.

More verses: Romans 7:7

Purpose » Of the bible » To relate human experience as a warning

Purpose » Of life » Attaining Christlikeness

Philippians 3:13-14

Brethren, I do not count to have got possession myself; but one thing forgetting the things behind, and stretching out to the things before, I pursue, looking towards the goal, for the prize of the calling on high of God in Christ Jesus.

Purpose » Of life » Seeking God's kingdom

Purpose » Of life » The service of God

Joshua 24:15

And if it seem evil unto you to serve Jehovah, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods whom your fathers that were on the other side of the river served, or the gods of the Amorite, in whose land ye dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve Jehovah.

Purpose » Of the bible » To give knowledge of eternal life

Purpose » Of the bible » To give hope to men

Purpose » Of the bible » To authenticate the divinity of Christ

Purpose » Of life » Completing the course joyfully

Purpose » Of life » Finishing the divine task

Purpose » Of life » Doing the father's will

The bible » Purpose » Absolutely trustworthy

1 Kings 8:56

Blessed be Jehovah, who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there has not failed one word of all his good promises which he spoke through Moses his servant!

Romans 4:16

Therefore it is on the principle of faith, that it might be according to grace, in order to the promise being sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of Abraham's faith, who is father of us all,

Psalm 93:5

Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thy house, O Jehovah, for ever.

The bible » Purpose » Profitable for instruction

Isaiah 2:3

And many peoples shall go and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths. For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and Jehovah's word from Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 17:9

And they taught in Judah, and had the book of the law of Jehovah with them; and they went about through all the cities of Judah, and taught among the people.

Deuteronomy 4:10

the day that thou stoodest before Jehovah thy God in Horeb, when Jehovah said to me, Gather me the people together, that I may cause them to hear my words, that they may learn them, and fear me all the days that they live upon the earth, and teach them to their children.

Acts 18:28

For he with great force convinced the Jews publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.

More verses: Nehemiah 8:13

The bible » Purpose » It contains the message to be delivered

Ezekiel 3:17

Son of man, I have appointed thee a watchman unto the house of Israel, and thou shalt hear the word from my mouth, and give them warning from me.

Jeremiah 1:7

But Jehovah said unto me, Say not, I am a child; for thou shalt go to whomsoever I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.

Jeremiah 1:17

Thou, therefore, gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I shall command thee: be not dismayed at them, lest I cause thee to be dismayed before them.

More verses: Jeremiah 11:2 Ezekiel 2:7

The bible » Purpose » Ignorance of, perilous

Acts 13:27

for those who dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, not having known him, have fulfilled also the voices of the prophets which are read on every sabbath, by judging him.

Matthew 12:3

But he said to them, Have ye not read what David did when he was hungry, and they that were with him?

More verses: John 20:9

The bible » Purpose » Purity of

Isaiah 45:19

I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth; I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek me in vain: I am Jehovah, speaking righteousness, declaring things which are right.

More verses: Psalm 119:140

The bible » Purpose » The standard of faith and duty

Galatians 1:8

But if even we or an angel out of heaven announce as glad tidings to you anything besides what we have announced as glad tidings to you, let him be accursed.

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and the testimony! If they speak not according to this word, for them there is no daybreak.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

And for this cause we also give thanks to God unceasingly that, having received the word of the report of God by us, ye accepted, not men's word, but, even as it is truly, God's word, which also works in you who believe.

The bible » Purpose » Its words sacred, not to be altered

Revelation 22:19

And if any one take from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book.

Deuteronomy 4:2

Ye shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall ye take from it, that ye may keep the commandments of Jehovah your God which I command you.

The bible » Purpose » Read in the great congregation

Luke 4:16

And he came to Nazareth, where he was brought up; and he entered, according to his custom, into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read.

Exodus 24:7

And he took the book of the covenant, and read it in the ears of the people; and they said, All that Jehovah has said will we do, and obey!

Joshua 8:34

And afterwards he read all the words of the law, the blessing and the curse, according to all that is written in the book of the law.

Jeremiah 36:8

And Baruch the son of Nerijah did according to all that the prophet Jeremiah commanded him, reading in the book the words of Jehovah in Jehovah's house.

Colossians 4:16

And when the letter has been read among you, cause that it be read also in the assembly of Laodiceans, and that ye also read that from Laodicea.

The bible » Purpose » The study of encouraged

Deuteronomy 17:19

and it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life; that he may learn to fear Jehovah his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them;

Isaiah 34:16

Search ye in the book of Jehovah and read: not one of these shall fail, one shall not have to seek for the other; for my mouth, it hath commanded, and his Spirit, it hath gathered them.

The bible » Purpose » Contains seed-corn for the sower

Psalm 126:6

He goeth forth and weepeth, bearing seed for scattering; he cometh again with rejoicing, bearing his sheaves.

Mark 4:14-15

The sower sows the word: and these are they by the wayside where the word is sown, and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.

The bible » Purpose » To relate human experience as a warning

The bible » Purpose » To give knowledge of eternal life

The bible » Purpose » To give hope to men

The bible » Purpose » To authenticate the divinity of Christ

Topics on Purpose

Adversity, Purpose Of

10;12;9-12

Wherefore hast thou despised the word of Jehovah to do evil in his sight? thou hast smitten Urijah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.

Afflictions, Purpose Of

23;63;9

In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the Angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bore them and carried them all the days of old.

Anointing, Medical Purpose

42;10;34

and came up to him and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and having put him on his own beast, took him to the inn and took care of him.

Ark Of The Covenant, Purpose

2;25;16

And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony that I shall give thee.

Divine Purposes

23;45;18

For thus saith Jehovah who created the heavens, God himself who formed the earth and made it, he who established it, not as waste did he create it: he formed it to be inhabited: I am Jehovah, and there is none else.

doctrine, Purpose of

55;2;25

in meekness setting right those who oppose, if God perhaps may sometime give them repentance to acknowledgment of the truth,

Examples, Purpose Of

61;2;6

and having reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha to ashes, condemned them with an overthrow, setting them as an example to those that should afterwards live an ungodly life;

God, Purpose Of

23;46;10-11

declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure;

Holiness, Purpose Of

3;19;2

Speak unto all the assembly of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Holy shall ye be, for I Jehovah your God am holy.

Imperfection, And God's Purposes

1;1;31

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning the sixth day.

Inspiration Of The Holy Spirit, Purpose Of

44;1;16

Brethren, it was necessary that the scripture should have been fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before, by the mouth of David, concerning Judas, who became guide to those who took Jesus;

Law, Purpose Of

48;3;19

Why then the law? It was added for the sake of transgressions, until the seed came to whom the promise was made, ordained through angels in the hand of a mediator.

Leisure, Nature And Purpose Of

1;2;2

And God had finished on the seventh day his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

Life Purpose

52;4;7

For God has not called us to uncleanness, but in sanctification.

Life's Purpose

6;24;15

And if it seem evil unto you to serve Jehovah, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods whom your fathers that were on the other side of the river served, or the gods of the Amorite, in whose land ye dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve Jehovah.

Man's Purposes

58;4;12

For the word of God is living and operative, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and penetrating to the division of soul and spirit, both of joints and marrow, and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Marriage, Purpose Of

40;19;4

But he answering said to them, Have ye not read that he who made them, from the beginning made them male and female,

Scripture, Purpose Of

55;3;14-15

But thou, abide in those things which thou hast learned, and of which thou hast been fully persuaded, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

Second Coming Of Christ, The Purpose

58;9;28

thus the Christ also, having been once offered to bear the sins of many, shall appear to those that look for him the second time without sin for salvation.

Seven Days For Legal Purposes

2;22;30

Likewise shalt thou do with thy calf, with thy sheep: seven days shall it be with its dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.

Spiritual Gifts, Purpose Of

46;14;12

Thus ye also, since ye are desirous of spirits, seek that ye may abound for the edification of the assembly.