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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 purpose I caused you to be raised up, that I might show in you my power, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."

Exodus 9:16

but indeed for this cause I have made you stand: to show 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 in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was laid with his fathers, and saw decay.

Isaiah 55:11

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

Romans 9:21

Or hasn't the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel for honor, and another for dishonor?

Acts 26:16

But arise, and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose: to appoint you a servant and a witness both of the things which you have seen, and of the things which I will reveal to you;

2 Timothy 2:20

Now in a large house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of clay. Some are for honor, and some for dishonor.

From Thematic Bible


Ear-ring » Worn » Purpose » Idolatry

Genesis 35:4

They gave to Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hands, and the rings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

Isaiah 3:20

the headdresses, the ankle chains, the sashes, the perfume bottles, the charms,

moses » God reveals » Purpose » deliver » israelites

Exodus 3:7-10

Yahweh said, "I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey; to the place of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite. Now, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to me. Moreover I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. read more.
Come now therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh, that you may bring forth my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt."

Purpose » Of law

1 Timothy 1:9

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

Galatians 3:24

So that the law has become our tutor to bring us to 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

Brothers, I don't regard myself as yet having taken hold, but one thing I do. Forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before, I press on toward the goal 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

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

1 John 5:13

These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

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 has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. There has not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by Moses his servant.

Romans 4:16

For this cause it is of faith, that it may be according to grace, to the end that the promise may be sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.

Psalm 93:5

Your statutes stand firm. Holiness adorns your house, Yahweh, forevermore.

The bible » Purpose » Profitable for instruction

Isaiah 2:3

Many peoples shall go and say, "Come, let's go up to the mountain of Yahweh, 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 the law shall go forth, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 17:9

They taught in Judah, having the book of the law of Yahweh with them; and they went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught among the people.

Deuteronomy 4:10

the day that you stood before Yahweh your God in Horeb, when Yahweh said to me, "Assemble me the people, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children."

Acts 18:28

for he powerfully refuted the Jews, 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 to the house of Israel: therefore hear the word from my mouth, and give them warning from me.

Jeremiah 1:7

But Yahweh said to me, "Don't say, 'I am a child;' for to whoever I shall send you, you shall go, and whatever I shall command you, you shall speak.

Jeremiah 1:17

"You therefore put your belt on your waist, arise, and speak to them all that I command you. Don't be dismayed at them, lest I dismay you 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, because they didn't know him, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him.

Matthew 12:3

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

More verses: John 20:9

The bible » Purpose » Purity of

Isaiah 45:19

I have not spoken in secret, in a place of the land of darkness. I didn't say to the seed of Jacob, 'Seek me in vain.' I, Yahweh, 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

Turn to the law and to the testimony! If they don't speak according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

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

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

Revelation 22:19

If anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, may God take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book.

Deuteronomy 4:2

You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish from it, that you may keep the commandments of Yahweh your God which I command you.

Deuteronomy 12:32

Whatever thing I command you, that you shall observe to do: you shall not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

The bible » Purpose » Read in the great congregation

Luke 4:16

He came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. He entered, as was his custom, into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.

Exodus 24:7

He took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people, and they said, "All that Yahweh has spoken will we do, and be obedient."

Joshua 8:34

Afterward 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

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

Colossians 4:16

When this letter has been read among you, cause it to be read also in the assembly of the Laodiceans; 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 therein all the days of his life; that he may learn to fear Yahweh his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them;

Isaiah 34:16

Search in the book of Yahweh, and read: not one of these will be missing. none will lack her mate. For my mouth has commanded, and his Spirit has gathered them.

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

Psalm 126:6

He who goes out weeping, carrying seed for sowing, will certainly come again with joy, carrying his sheaves. A Song of Ascents. By Solomon.

Mark 4:14-15

The farmer sows the word. The ones by the road are the ones where the word is sown; and when they have heard, immediately Satan comes, and takes away the word which has been sown in them.

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

The bible » Purpose » To give knowledge of eternal life

1 John 5:13

These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

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, to do that which is evil in his sight? You have struck 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

came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. He set him on his own animal, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

Ark Of The Covenant, Purpose

2;25;16

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

Divine Purposes

23;45;18

For thus says Yahweh who created the heavens, the God who formed the earth and made it, who established it and didn't create it a waste, who formed it to be inhabited: "I am Yahweh; and there is no other.

doctrine, Purpose of

55;2;25

in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth,

Examples, Purpose Of

61;2;6

and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly;

God, Purpose Of

23;46;10-11

declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times 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 to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and tell them, 'You shall be holy; for I Yahweh your God am holy.

Imperfection, And God's Purposes

1;1;31

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

Inspiration Of The Holy Spirit, Purpose Of

44;1;16

"Brothers, it was necessary that this Scripture should be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who was guide to those who took Jesus.

Law, Purpose Of

48;3;19

What then is the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the seed should come to whom the promise has been made. It was ordained through angels by the hand of a mediator.

Leisure, Nature And Purpose Of

1;2;2

On the seventh day God finished 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 called us not for uncleanness, but in sanctification.

Life's Purpose

6;24;15

If it seems evil to you to serve Yahweh, choose this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve Yahweh."

Man's Purposes

58;4;12

For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Marriage, Purpose Of

40;19;4

He answered, "Haven't you read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female,

Scripture, Purpose Of

55;3;14-15

But you remain in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.

Second Coming Of Christ, The Purpose

58;9;28

so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, without sin, to those who are eagerly waiting for him for salvation.

Seven Days For Legal Purposes

2;22;30

You shall do likewise with your cattle and with your sheep. Seven days it shall be with its mother, then on the eighth day you shall give it to me.

Spiritual Gifts, Purpose Of

46;14;12

So also you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, seek that you may abound to the building up of the assembly.