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45 Bible Verses about Purpose

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Romans 9:17

For the Scripture tells Pharaoh: For this reason I raised you up: so that I may display My power in you, and that My name may be proclaimed in all the earth.

Ephesians 3:11

This is according to the purpose of the ages, which He made in the Messiah, Jesus our Lord,

Acts 13:36

For David, after serving his own generation in God's plan, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and decayed.

Isaiah 55:11

so My word that comes from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and will prosper in what I send it [to do]."

Romans 9:21

Or has the potter no right over His clay, to make from the same lump one piece of pottery for honor and another for dishonor?

Acts 26:16

But get up and stand on your feet. For I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and a witness of things you have seen, and of things in which I will appear to you.

2 Timothy 2:20

Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver bowls, but also those of wood and earthenware, some for special use, some for ordinary.

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Ear-ring » Worn » Purpose » Idolatry

Genesis 35:4

Then they gave Jacob all their foreign gods and their earrings, and Jacob hid them under the oak near Shechem.

Isaiah 3:20

headdresses, ankle jewelry, sashes, perfume bottles, amulets,

moses » God reveals » Purpose » deliver » israelites

Exodus 3:7-10

Then the Lord said, "I have observed the misery of My people in Egypt, and have heard them crying out because of their oppressors, and I know about their sufferings. I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and to bring them from that land to a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey-the territory of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. The Israelites' cry for help has come to Me, and I have also seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. read more.
Therefore, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh so that you may lead My people, the Israelites, out of Egypt."

Purpose » Of law

1 Timothy 1:9

We know that the law is not meant for a righteous person, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinful, for the unholy and irreverent, for those who kill their fathers and mothers, for murderers,

Galatians 3:24

The law, then, was our guardian described such a slave. This slave was not a teacher. until Christ, so that we could be justified by 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

Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God's heavenly call in Christ Jesus.

Purpose » Of life » Seeking God's kingdom

Purpose » Of life » The service of God

Joshua 24:15

But if it doesn't please you to worship the Lord, choose for yourselves today the one you will worship: the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my family, we will worship the Lord."

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

"May the Lord be praised! He has given rest to His people Israel according to all He has said. Not one of all the good promises He made through His servant Moses has failed.

Psalm 93:5

Lord, Your testimonies are completely reliable; holiness is the beauty of Your house for all the days to come.

The bible » Purpose » Profitable for instruction

Isaiah 2:3

and many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us about His ways so that we may walk in His paths." For instruction will go out of Zion and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 17:9

They taught throughout Judah, [having] the book of the Lord's instruction with them. They went throughout the towns of Judah and taught the people.

Deuteronomy 4:10

The day you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, the Lord said to me, 'Assemble the people before Me, and I will let them hear My words, so that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth and may instruct their children.'

Acts 18:28

For he vigorously refuted the Jews in public, demonstrating through the Scriptures that Jesus is the Messiah.

More verses: Nehemiah 8:13

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

Ezekiel 3:17

"Son of man, I have made you a watchman over the house of Israel. When you hear a word from My mouth, give them a warning from Me.

Jeremiah 1:7

Then the Lord said to me: Do not say: I am [only] a youth, for you will go to everyone I send you to and speak whatever I tell you.

Jeremiah 1:17

"Now, get ready. Stand up and tell them everything that I command you. Do not be intimidated by them or I will cause you to cower before them.

More verses: Jeremiah 11:2 Ezekiel 2:7

The bible » Purpose » Ignorance of, perilous

Acts 13:27

For the residents of Jerusalem and their rulers, since they did not recognize Him or the voices of the prophets that are read every Sabbath, have fulfilled their words by condemning Him.

Matthew 12:3

He said to them, "Haven't you read what David did when he and those who were with him were hungry-

More verses: John 20:9

The bible » Purpose » Purity of

Isaiah 45:19

I have not spoken in secret, somewhere in a land of darkness. I did not say to the descendants of Jacob: Seek Me in a wasteland. I, the Lord, speak truthfully; I say what is right.

More verses: Psalm 119:140

The bible » Purpose » The standard of faith and duty

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, there will be no dawn for them.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

Also, this is why we constantly thank God, because when you received the message about God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as a human message, but as it truly is, the message of God, which also works effectively in you believers.

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

Revelation 22:19

And if anyone takes away from the words of this prophetic book, God will take away his share of the tree of life and the holy city, written in this book.

Deuteronomy 4:2

You must not add anything to what I command you or take anything away from it, so that you may keep the commands of the Lord your God I am giving you.

Deuteronomy 12:32

You must be careful to do everything I command you; do not add anything to it or take anything away from it.

Proverbs 30:6

Don't add to His words, or He will rebuke you, and you will be proved a liar.

The bible » Purpose » Read in the great congregation

Luke 4:16

He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. As usual, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read.

Exodus 24:7

He then took the covenant scroll and read [it] aloud to the people. They responded, "We will do and obey everything that the Lord has commanded."

Joshua 8:34

Afterwards, Joshua read aloud all the words of the law-the blessings as well as the curses-according to all that is written in the book of the law.

Jeremiah 36:8

So Baruch son of Neriah did everything Jeremiah the prophet had commanded him. At the Lord's temple he read the Lord's words from the scroll.

Colossians 4:16

And when this letter has been read among you, have it read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea.

The bible » Purpose » The study of encouraged

Deuteronomy 17:19

It is to remain with him, and he is to read from it all the days of his life, so that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to observe all the words of this instruction, and to do these statutes.

Isaiah 34:16

Search and read the scroll of the Lord: Not one of them will be missing, none will be lacking its mate, because He has ordered it by my mouth, and He will gather them by His Spirit.

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

Psalm 126:6

Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves.

Mark 4:14-15

The sower sows the word. These are the ones along the path where the word is sown: when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word 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

Why then have you despised the command of the Lord by doing what I consider evil? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife as your own wife-you murdered him with the Ammonite's sword.

Afflictions, Purpose Of

23;63;9

In all their suffering, He suffered, and the Angel of His Presence saved them. He redeemed them because of His love and compassion; He lifted them up and carried them all the days of the past.

Anointing, Medical Purpose

42;10;34

He went over to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

Ark Of The Covenant, Purpose

2;25;16

Put the [tablets of the] testimony that I will give you into the ark.

Divine Purposes

23;45;18

For this is what the Lord says- God is the Creator of the heavens. He formed the earth and made it; He established it; He did not create it to be empty, [but] formed it to be inhabited- "I am the Lord, and there is no other.

doctrine, Purpose of

55;2;25

instructing his opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance to know the truth.

Examples, Purpose Of

61;2;6

and if He reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes and condemned them to ruin, making them an example to those who were going to be ungodly;

God, Purpose Of

23;46;10-11

I declare the end from the beginning, and from long ago what is not yet done, saying: My plan will take place, and I will do all My will.

Holiness, Purpose Of

3;19;2

"Speak to the entire Israelite community and tell them: Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.

Imperfection, And God's Purposes

1;1;31

God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. Evening came, and then morning: the sixth day.

Inspiration Of The Holy Spirit, Purpose Of

44;1;16

"Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled that the Holy Spirit through the mouth of David spoke in advance about Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus.

Law, Purpose Of

48;3;19

Why the law then? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise was made would come. [The law] was ordered through angels by means of a mediator.

Leisure, Nature And Purpose Of

1;2;2

By the seventh day, God completed His work that He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done.

Life Purpose

52;4;7

For God has not called us to impurity, but to sanctification.

Life's Purpose

6;24;15

But if it doesn't please you to worship the Lord, choose for yourselves today the one you will worship: the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my family, we will worship the Lord."

Man's Purposes

58;4;12

For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as to divide soul, spirit, joints, and marrow; it is a judge of the ideas and thoughts of the heart.

Marriage, Purpose Of

40;19;4

"Haven't you read," He replied, "that He who created them in the beginning made them male and female ,

Scripture, Purpose Of

55;3;14-15

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing those from whom you learned,

Second Coming Of Christ, The Purpose

58;9;28

so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.

Seven Days For Legal Purposes

2;22;30

Do the same with your cattle and your flock. Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but on the eighth day you are to give them to Me.

Spiritual Gifts, Purpose Of

46;14;12

So also you-since you are zealous in matters of the spirit, seek to excel in building up the church.

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