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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 [reason] I have raised you up, so that I may demonstrate my power in you, and so that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."

Ecclesiastes 8:6

For there is a [proper] time and right [procedure] for every matter, even though the trouble of man [weighs] heavy upon him.

Exodus 9:16

But for the sake of this I have caused you to stand--for the sake of showing you my strength and in order to proclaim my name in all the earth.

Ephesians 3:11

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

Acts 13:36

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

Isaiah 55:11

so shall be my word that goes out from my mouth. It shall not return to me without success, but shall accomplish what I desire and be successful [in the thing for] which I sent it.

Romans 9:21

Or does the potter not have authority over the clay, to make from the same lump a vessel that [is] for {honorable use} and [one] that [is] for {ordinary use}?

Acts 26:16

But get up and stand on your feet, because for this [reason] I have appeared to you, to appoint you a servant and witness both [to the things] in which you saw me and [to the things] in which I will appear to you,

2 Timothy 2:20

Now in a great house [there] are not only gold and silver vessels, but also wooden and earthenware [ones], some of which [are] for honorable use, and some of which [are] for ordinary use.

From Thematic Bible


Ear-ring » Worn » Purpose » Idolatry

Genesis 35:4

So they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods that [were] in their hands, and the ornamental rings that [were] in their ears. And Jacob buried them under the oak which [was] near Shechem.

Isaiah 3:20

the headdresses and the armlets and the sashes, and the {perfume boxes} and the amulets,

moses » God reveals » Purpose » deliver » israelites

Exodus 3:7-10

And Yahweh said, "Surely I have seen the misery of my people who [are] in Egypt, and I have heard their cry of distress because of their oppressors, for I know their sufferings. And I have come down to deliver them from the hand of [the] Egyptians and to bring them up from this land to a good and wide land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites. And now, look, the cry of distress of the {Israelites} has come to me, and also I see the oppression [with] which [the] Egyptians [are] oppressing them. read more.
And now come, and I will send you to Pharaoh, and [you must] bring my people, the {Israelites}, out from Egypt."

Purpose » Of law

Galatians 3:19

Why then the law? It was added on account of transgressions, until the descendant should come to whom it had been promised, having been ordered through angels by the hand of a mediator.

1 Timothy 1:9

knowing this, that the law [is] not given for a righteous [person] but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and totally worldly, for the one who kills his father and the one who kills his mother, for murderers,

Galatians 3:24

So then, the law became our guardian until Christ, in order 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 laid hold of [it]. But [I do] one [thing], forgetting the things behind and straining toward the things ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Purpose » Of life » Seeking God's kingdom

Purpose » Of life » The service of God

Joshua 24:15

But if it is bad in your eyes to serve Yahweh, choose for yourselves today whom you want to serve, whether it is the gods that your ancestors served beyond the river, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you [are] living; but as for me and my household, we will serve Yahweh."

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 Yahweh who gave a resting place to his people Israel. According to all that he promised, not one word has fallen from all of his promises [concerning] the good which he spoke through the hand of Moses his servant.

Romans 4:16

Because of this, [it is] by faith, in order that [it may be] according to grace, so that the promise may be secure to all the descendants, not only to those of the law, but also to those of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all

Psalm 93:5

Your testimonies are fully reliable. Holiness is fitting for your house, O Yahweh, {forever}.

The bible » Purpose » Profitable for instruction

Isaiah 2:3

many peoples shall come. And they shall say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, to the house of the God of Jacob, and may he teach us part of his ways, and let us walk in his paths." For instruction shall go out from Zion, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 17:9

And they taught in Judah, and the scroll of the law of Yahweh [was] with them when they went around in all the cities of Judah, and they taught the people.

Deuteronomy 4:10

[Remember] the day that you stood {before} Yahweh your God at Horeb {when Yahweh said to me}, 'Summon for me the people so that I can tell them my words, that they may learn to fear me all [of] the days they [are] alive on the earth and so [that] they may teach their children.'

Acts 18:28

For he was vigorously refuting the Jews in public, demonstrating through the scriptures [that] the Christ was Jesus.

More verses: Nehemiah 8:13

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

Ezekiel 3:17

"Son of man, I have appointed you [as] a watchman for the house of Israel. When you hear a word from my mouth, then you must warn them from me.

Acts 5:20

"Go and stand in the temple [courts] [and] proclaim to the people all the words of this life."

Jeremiah 1:7

But Yahweh said to me, "You must not say, 'I [am] a youth,' for to {whomever} I send you, you will go, and {whatever} I command you, you will speak.

Jeremiah 1:17

But you, you must gird your loins, and stand, and speak to them all that I command you. {Do not be afraid of them}, or I will shatter you {before} them.

More verses: Jeremiah 11:2 Ezekiel 2:7

The bible » Purpose » Ignorance of, perilous

Acts 13:27

For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, [because they] did not recognize this one, and the voices of the prophets that are read on every Sabbath, fulfilled [them] [by] condemning [him].

Matthew 12:3

So he said to them, "Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those with him,

More verses: John 20:9

The bible » Purpose » Purity of

Isaiah 45:19

I have spoken not in secrecy, in a place, a land, of darkness, I have not said to the descendants of Jacob, 'Seek me {in vain}!' I, Yahweh, [am] speaking righteousness, declaring uprightness.

More verses: Psalm 119:140

The bible » Purpose » The standard of faith and duty

Isaiah 8:20

for teaching and for testimony?" {surely they [who] speak like this have no dawn}.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

And because of this we also give thanks to God constantly, that [when you] received God's word {that you heard} from us, you accepted [it] not [as the] word of men, but as [it] truly is, [the] word of God, which also is at work in you who believe.

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

Revelation 22:19

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

Deuteronomy 4:2

You must not add to the word that I [am] commanding you, and you shall not take away from it [in order] to keep the commands of Yahweh your God that I [am] commanding you [to observe].

Deuteronomy 12:32

All of the things that I [am] commanding you, {you must diligently observe}; you shall not add to it, and you shall not take away from it."

The bible » Purpose » Read in the great congregation

Luke 4:16

And he came to Nazareth, where {he had been brought up}, and according to {his custom} he entered into the synagogue on the day of the Sabbath and stood up to read.

Exodus 24:7

And he took the scroll of the covenant and read [it] in the hearing of the people, and they said, "All that Yahweh has spoken we will do, and we will listen."

Joshua 8:34

And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and the curses, according to all that was written in the scroll of the law.

Jeremiah 36:8

And Baruch the son of Neriah did all that Jeremiah the prophet instructed him, to read aloud from the scroll the words of Yahweh [in] the temple of Yahweh.

Colossians 4:16

And whenever this letter is read among you, {see to it} that it is read also among the Laodicean church, and that you also read the [letter] from Laodicea.

The bible » Purpose » The study of encouraged

Deuteronomy 17:19

And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, so that he may learn to revere Yahweh your God by {diligently observing} all the word of this law and these rules,

Isaiah 34:16

Seek from the book of Yahweh and {read}; none of these shall be missing; none shall miss her mate. For my mouth {is the one that} has commanded, and his spirit {is the one that} has gathered them.

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

Psalm 126:6

He who diligently goes [out] with weeping, carrying the seed bag, shall certainly come [in] with rejoicing, carrying his sheaves.

Mark 4:14-15

The sower sows the word. And these are the ones beside the path where the word is sown, and whenever they hear [it], 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

Why have you despised the word of Yahweh by doing evil in his eyes? Uriah the Hittite you have struck down with the sword, and his wife you have taken to yourself as wife! You have killed him with the sword of the {Ammonites}!

Afflictions, Purpose Of

23;63;9

In all their distress, {there was no distress}, and the messenger of his {presence} saved them, in his love and compassion he himself redeemed them, and he lifted them up, and he supported them all [the] days of old.

Anointing, Medical Purpose

42;10;34

And he came up [and] bandaged his wounds, pouring on olive oil and wine, and he put him on his own animal [and] brought him to an inn and took care of him.

Ark Of The Covenant, Purpose

2;25;16

And you will put into the ark the testimony that I will give to you.

Divine Purposes

23;45;18

For thus says Yahweh, {who created} the heavens, he [is] God, {who formed} the earth and {who made} it. He himself established it; he did not create it [as] emptiness-- he formed it for inhabiting. "I [am] Yahweh and there is none besides [me].

doctrine, Purpose of

55;2;25

correcting those who are opposed with gentleness, [seeing] whether perhaps God may grant them repentance to a knowledge of the truth,

Examples, Purpose Of

61;2;6

and condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction, reducing them to ashes, having appointed [them] [as] an example for those who are going to be ungodly,

God, Purpose Of

23;46;10-11

who from [the] beginning declares [the] end, and from before, [things] that have not been done, who says, 'My plan shall stand,' and, 'I will accomplish all my wishes,'

Holiness, Purpose Of

3;19;2

"Speak to all the community of the {Israelites}, and say to them, 'You must be holy, because I, Yahweh 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, a sixth day.

Inspiration Of The Holy Spirit, Purpose Of

44;1;16

"Men [and] brothers, it was necessary [that] the scripture be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit proclaimed beforehand through the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus,

Law, Purpose Of

48;3;19

Why then the law? It was added on account of transgressions, until the descendant should come to whom it had been promised, having been ordered through angels by the hand of a mediator.

Leisure, Nature And Purpose Of

1;2;2

And on the seventh day God finished 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 did not call us to impurity, but in holiness.

Life's Purpose

6;24;15

But if it is bad in your eyes to serve Yahweh, choose for yourselves today whom you want to serve, whether it is the gods that your ancestors served beyond the river, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you [are] living; but as for me and my household, we will serve Yahweh."

Man's Purposes

58;4;12

For the word of God [is] living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, both joints and marrow, and able to judge the reflections and thoughts of the heart.

Marriage, Purpose Of

40;19;4

And he answered [and] said, "Have you not read that the one who created [them] from the beginning made them male and female

Scripture, Purpose Of

55;3;14-15

But you continue in [the things] which you have learned and are convinced [of], [because you] know from whom you learned [them],

Second Coming Of Christ, The Purpose

58;9;28

thus also Christ, having been offered once in order to bear the sins of many, will appear for the second time without reference to sin to those who eagerly await him for salvation.

Seven Days For Legal Purposes

2;22;30

You will do likewise for your ox and for your sheep and goats; seven days it will be with its mother; on the eighth, you will give it to me.

Spiritual Gifts, Purpose Of

46;14;12

In this way also you, since you are zealous of spiritual [gifts], seek for the edification of the church, in order that you may abound.