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45 Bible Verses about Purpose

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Romans 9:17

For the scripture says unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.

Exodus 9:16

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

Ephesians 3:11

According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

Acts 13:36

For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, and was laid with his fathers, and saw corruption:

Isaiah 55:11

So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Romans 9:21

Has not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor?

Acts 26:16

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

2 Timothy 2:20

But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.

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Ear-ring » Worn » Purpose » Idolatry

Genesis 35:4

And they gave unto Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

Isaiah 3:20

The headdresses, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the perfume boxes, and the charms,

moses » God reveals » Purpose » deliver » israelites

Exodus 3:7-10

And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I have 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 large 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. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. read more.
Come now therefore, and I will send you unto Pharaoh, that you may bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

Purpose » Of law

1 Timothy 1:9

Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

Galatians 3:24

Therefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might 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

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling 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 the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve 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

Blessed be the LORD, that has given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there has not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.

Romans 4:16

Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the descendants; not to those only who are of the law, but to those also who are of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

Psalm 93:5

Your testimonies are very sure: holiness becomes your house, O LORD, forever.

The bible » Purpose » Profitable for instruction

Isaiah 2:3

And many people shall go and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, 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 the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 17:9

And they taught in Judah, and had the book of the law of the LORD with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the people.

Deuteronomy 4:10

Especially the day that you stood before the LORD your God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.

Acts 18:28

For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, showing 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 made you a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

Jeremiah 1:7

But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for you shall go to all that I shall send you, and whatsoever I command you you shall speak.

Jeremiah 1:17

You therefore prepare yourself, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command you: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound you before them.

More verses: Jeremiah 11:2 Ezekiel 2:7

The bible » Purpose » Ignorance of, perilous

Acts 13:27

For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets who are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

Matthew 12:3

But he said unto them, Have you 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 descendants of Jacob, Seek me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are 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 speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard of us, you received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually works also in you that believe.

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

Revelation 22:19

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

Deuteronomy 4:2

You shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall you take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

The bible » Purpose » Read in the great congregation

Luke 4:16

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went 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 in the hearing of the people: and they said, All that the LORD has said will we do, and be obedient.

Joshua 8:34

And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law.

Jeremiah 36:8

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

Colossians 4:16

And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that you likewise read the epistle 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 the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:

Isaiah 34:16

Seek you from out of the book of the LORD, and read: not one of these shall fail, none shall lack her mate: for my mouth has commanded it, and his spirit has gathered them.

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

Psalm 126:6

He that goes forth weeping, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Mark 4:14-15

The sower sows the word. And these are they by the wayside, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan comes immediately, and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts.

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 have you despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? you have killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and have taken his wife to be your wife, and have 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 went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

Ark Of The Covenant, Purpose

2;25;16

And you shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.

Divine Purposes

23;45;18

For thus says the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he has established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

doctrine, Purpose of

55;2;25

In meekness instructing those that oppose them; if God perhaps will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

Examples, Purpose Of

61;2;6

And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them by a catastrophe, making them an example unto those that later should live ungodly;

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 congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, You shall be holy: for I the LORD 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 the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Inspiration Of The Holy Spirit, Purpose Of

44;1;16

Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit by the mouth of David spoke before concerning Judas, who was guide to them that took Jesus.

Law, Purpose Of

48;3;19

Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the descendant should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

Leisure, Nature And Purpose Of

1;2;2

And on the seventh day God ended 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 unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

Life's Purpose

6;24;15

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

Man's Purposes

58;4;12

For the word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Marriage, Purpose Of

40;19;4

And he answered and said unto them, Have you not read, that he who made them at the beginning made them male and female,

Scripture, Purpose Of

55;3;14-15

But continue in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them;

Second Coming Of Christ, The Purpose

58;9;28

So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Seven Days For Legal Purposes

2;22;30

Likewise shall you do with your oxen, and with your sheep: seven days it shall be with its mother; on the eighth day you shall give it to me.

Spiritual Gifts, Purpose Of

46;14;12

Even so you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that you may excel to the edifying of the church.