92 occurrences in 8 translations

'Action' in the Bible

The sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, [justifying their intended action by saying, in effect, we are going to do this] because Shechem had defiled and disgraced their sister Dinah.

"Let Pharaoh take action to appoint overseers in charge of the land, and let him exact a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance.

Accordingly, say to the Israelites, I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will free you from their bondage, and I will rescue you with an outstretched arm [with special and vigorous action] and by mighty acts of judgment.

Everyone whose heart stirred him to action and everyone whose spirit was willing came and brought the offering for the Lord for the work of the tent of meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments.

and all the women whose heart stirred them to action and who were skilled spun goats' hair.

And if the people of the land do at all hide their eyes from the man when he gives one of his children [as a burnt offering] to Molech [the fire god] and they overlook it or neglect to take legal action to punish him, winking at his sin, and do not kill him [as My law requires],

Now Korah the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took action,

And it will be accounted as righteousness (conformity to God's will in word, thought, and action) for us if we are watchful to do all this commandment before the Lord our God, as He has commanded us.

"Therefore we said: Let us take action and build an altar for ourselves, but not for burnt offering or sacrifice.

Deborah said to Barak, "Spring into action, for this is the day the Lord is handing Sisera over to you! Has the Lord not taken the lead?" Barak quickly went down from Mount Tabor with ten thousand men following him.

Now take action, because the Lord has spoken concerning David: 'Through My servant David I will save My people Israel from the power of the Philistines and the power of all Israel's enemies.' "

Now Absalom whom we anointed [as king] over us has died in the battle; so then, why [are] you taking no action to restore the king?"

But if you will go, take action, be strong for the battle. God will overthrow you before the enemy; for God has power to help, and to overthrow."

Get up, for this matter is your responsibility, and we support you. Be strong and take action!"

For the queen's action will become public knowledge to all the women and cause them to despise their husbands and say, 'King Ahasuerus ordered Queen Vashti brought before him, but she did not come.'

King Ahasuerus replied to Queen Esther and to Mordecai the Jew, "Look, I have already given Haman's estate to Esther, and he has been hanged on the gallows because he took hostile action against the Jews.

For [adultery] is a heinous and chief crime, an iniquity [to demand action by] the judges and punishment.

This also would have been [a heinous and principal] iniquity to demand the judges' action and punishment, for I would have denied and been false to the God Who is above.

"Because of the violence done to the oppressed, because of the painful cries of the needy, I will spring into action," says the Lord. "I will provide the safety they so desperately desire."

Lord, how long will You look on [without action]? Rescue my life from their destructions, my dear and only life from the lions!

Though I have done nothing wrong, they are anxious to attack. Spring into action and help me! Take notice of me!

For the music director; by David, a psalm, a song. God springs into action! His enemies scatter; his adversaries run from him.

I have seen personally what is the only beneficial and appropriate course of action for people: to eat and drink, and find enjoyment in all their hard work on earth during the few days of their life which God has given them, for this is their reward.

Their arrows are sharp, all their bows ready for action. Their horses' hooves seem like flint, and their chariot wheels spin like a whirlwind.

Neither can any work [done singly or by concerted action] accomplish anything for Egypt, whether by head or tail, palm branch or rush [high or low].

Lord, Your hand is lifted up [to take action], but they do not see it. They will see [Your] zeal for [Your] people, and they will be put to shame. The fire for Your adversaries will consume them!

The nations run away when they hear a loud noise; the nations scatter when you spring into action!

I have raised up and impelled to action one from the north [Cyrus], and he comes; from the rising of the sun he calls upon My name [recognizing that his victories have been granted to him by Me]. And he shall tread upon rulers and deputies as upon mortar and as the potter treads clay. [He comes with the suddenness of a comet, but none of the idol oracles of the nations has anticipated it.]

So he will repay according to their action: Anger to his enemies, retribution to his foes; to the coastlands he will render their due.

"This is what the Lord says: 'Beware! An army is coming from a land in the north. A mighty nation is stirring into action in faraway parts of the earth.

"But tell the people of Jerusalem that the Lord says, 'I will give you a choice between two courses of action. One will result in life; the other will result in death.

For I will rouse into action and bring against Babylon a host of mighty nations from the land of the north. They will set up their battle lines against her. They will come from the north and capture her. Their arrows will be like a skilled soldier who does not return from the battle empty-handed.

"Look! An army is about to come from the north. A mighty nation and many kings are stirring into action in faraway parts of the earth.

"Lord, listen! "Lord, forgive! "Lord, take note and take action! "For your own sake, don't delay, my God, because your city and your people are called by your name.'"

In the place of the king of the South, one from her family will rise up, come against the army, and enter the fortress of the king of the North. He will take action against them and triumph.

The king of the North will return to his land with great wealth, but his heart will be set against the holy covenant; he will take action, then return to his own land.

Ships of Kittimwill come against him, and being intimidated, he will withdraw. Then he will rage against the holy covenant and take action. On his return, he will favor those who abandon the holy covenant.

With flattery he will corrupt those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will be strong and take action.

He'll take action against the strongest fortresses. With the help of a foreign god, he'll recognize those who honor him, making them rule over many, and he'll parcel out the land for a profit.

Your creditors will suddenly attack; those who terrify you will spring into action, and they will rob you.

Your bow is ready for action; you commission your arrows. Selah. You cause flash floods on the earth's surface.

Be silent in the Lord's presence, all people everywhere, for he is being moved to action in his holy dwelling place.

And will not God avenge the wrongs of His own People who cry aloud to Him day and night, although He seems slow in taking action on their behalf?

who had not agreed with their plan and action. He was from Arimathea, a Judean town, and was looking forward to the kingdom of God.

"What things?" He asked them. So they said to Him, "The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a Prophet powerful in action and speech before God and all the people,

Jesus answered them, "I performed one action, and all of you are astonished.

The Jewish leaders answered him, "We are not going to stone you for a good action, but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, are making yourself God!"

Then the high priest took action. He and all his colleagues, those who belonged to the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy.

"So in the present case, I say to you, stay away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or action is of men, it will be overthrown;

"Look, you mockers! Be amazed and die! Since I am performing an action in your days, one that you would not believe even if someone told you!'"

You who say not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery [are you unchaste in action or in thought]? You who abhor and loathe idols, do you rob temples [do you appropriate to your own use what is consecrated to God, thus robbing the sanctuary and doing sacrilege]?

And having been set free from sin, you have become the servants of righteousness (of conformity to the divine will in thought, purpose, and action).

For whilst we were under the thraldom of our earthly natures, sinful passions-- made sinful by the Law--were always being aroused to action in our bodily faculties that they might yield fruit to death.

For what I do, I do not recognize as my own action. What I desire to do is not what I do, but what I am averse to is what I do.

So I find it to be a law (rule of action of my being) that when I want to do what is right and good, evil is ever present with me and I am subject to its insistent demands.

But I discern in my bodily members [ in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh] a different law (rule of action) at war against the law of my mind (my reason) and making me a prisoner to the law of sin that dwells in my bodily organs [ in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh].

Do not destroy God's action for the sake of food. Everything is clean, but it is wrong to make another person stumble because of what you eat.

The one who plants and the one who waters have the same goal, and each will receive a reward for his own action.

the workmanship of each person will become evident, for the day of judgment will show what it is, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person's action.

I say this to move you to shame. Can it be that there really is not one man among you who [in action is governed by piety and integrity and] is wise and competent enough to decide [the private grievances, disputes, and quarrels] between members of the brotherhood,

Now these things befell them by way of a figure [as an example and warning to us]; they were written to admonish and fit us for right action by good instruction, we in whose days the ages have reached their climax (their consummation and concluding period).

I mean for the sake of his conscience, not yours, [do not eat it]. For why should another man's scruples apply to me and my liberty of action be determined by his conscience?

We are not boasting about work done by others that cannot be evaluated. On the contrary, we cherish the hope that your faith may continue to grow and enlarge our sphere of action among you until it overflows.

Thus Abraham believed in and adhered to and trusted in and relied on God, and it was reckoned and placed to his account and credited as righteousness (as conformity to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action).

For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit's [help], by faith anticipate and wait for the blessing and good for which our righteousness and right standing with God [our conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope.

Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams] -- "

With this in mind, we always pray for you, asking that our God might make you worthy of his calling and that through his power he might help you accomplish every good desire and faithful action.

Therefore, if anyone stops associating with these people, he will become a special utensil, set apart for the owner's use, prepared for every good action.

so that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good action.

[And He did it in order] that we might be justified by His grace (by His favor, wholly undeserved), [that we might be acknowledged and counted as conformed to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action], and that we might become heirs of eternal life according to [our] hope.

Only I wished to do nothing without your consent, so that his kind action of yours might not be done under pressure, but might be a voluntary one.

You have loved righteousness [You have delighted in integrity, virtue, and uprightness in purpose, thought, and action] and You have hated lawlessness (injustice and iniquity). Therefore God, [even] Your God ( Godhead), has anointed You with the oil of exultant joy and gladness above and beyond Your companions.

For everyone who continues to feed on milk is obviously inexperienced and unskilled in the doctrine of righteousness (of conformity to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action), for he is a mere infant [not able to talk yet]!

For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems grievous and painful; but afterwards it yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it [a harvest of fruit which consists in righteousness -- "in conformity to God's will in purpose, thought, and action, resulting in right living and right standing with God].

My little children, I write you these things so that you may not violate God's law and sin. But if anyone should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father -- "[it is] Jesus Christ [the all] righteous [upright, just, Who conforms to the Father's will in every purpose, thought, and action].

If you know (perceive and are sure) that He [Christ] is [absolutely] righteous [conforming to the Father's will in purpose, thought, and action], you may also know (be sure) that everyone who does righteously [and is therefore in like manner conformed to the divine will] is born (begotten) of Him [ God].

Boys (lads), let no one deceive and lead you astray. He who practices righteousness [who is upright, conforming to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action, living a consistently conscientious life] is righteous, even as He is righteous.

By this it is made clear who take their nature from God and are His children and who take their nature from the devil and are his children: no one who does not practice righteousness [who does not conform to God's will in purpose, thought, and action] is of God; neither is anyone who does not love his brother (his fellow believer in Christ).

Little children, we must stop expressing love merely by our words and manner of speech; we must love also in action and in truth.

And there was given him a mouth full of boastful and blasphemous words; and liberty of action was granted him for forty-two months.

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חרם חרם 
Cherem 
Usage: 38

καθώς 
Kathos 
as , even as , according as , when , according to , how , as well as
Usage: 141

אחמתא 
'Achm@tha' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

אכּד 
'Akkad 
Usage: 1

אכזיב 
'Akziyb 
Usage: 4

אכישׁ 
'Akiysh 
Usage: 21

אכל 
'akal (Aramaic) 
Usage: 7

אכשׁף 
'Akshaph 
Usage: 3

בּחר 
Bachar 
Usage: 169

גּבוּרה 
G@buwrah 
Usage: 61

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

דּשׁן 
Dashen 
Usage: 11

חפץ 
Chephets 
Usage: 39

חרם 
Charam 
Usage: 52

חשׁב 
Chashab 
Usage: 124

חשׁבּון 
Cheshbown 
Usage: 3

טעם 
Ta`am (Aramaic) 
Usage: 5

ידע 
Yada` 
Usage: 946

יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

ירא 
Yare' 
Usage: 334

כּלה 
Kalah 
Usage: 207

כּמו כּמו 
K@mow 
and when, as thyself, like me, according to it, worth
Usage: 127

למּד למּוּד 
Limmuwd 
Usage: 6

לשׁן 
Lashan 
Usage: 2

מכסה 
Mikcah 
Usage: 2

מכּר 
Makkar 
Usage: 2

מלא מלא 
Male' 
Usage: 251

מספּר 
Micpar 
Usage: 132

מענה 
Ma`anah 
Usage: 2

מעשׂה 
Ma`aseh 
Usage: 234

נהג 
Nahag 
Usage: 31

נכר 
Nakar 
Usage: 49

נפל 
Naphal 
Usage: 434

נקה 
Naqah 
Usage: 44

נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

סכן 
Cakan 
Usage: 12

ספר 
Caphar 
Usage: 161

עבודה עבדה 
`abodah 
Usage: 146

עכבּור 
`Akbowr 
Usage: 7

עכּו 
`Akkow 
Usage: 1

עכור 
`Akowr 
Usage: 5

עכן 
`Akan 
Usage: 6

עכסה 
`Akcah 
Usage: 3

עכר 
`Akar 
Usage: 1

עללה עלילה 
`aliylah 
Usage: 24

פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

פּעל 
Po`al 
work , act , deeds , do , getting , maker
Usage: 37

פּקדּה 
P@quddah 
Usage: 32

צדקה 
Ts@daqah 
Usage: 157

צמד 
Tsemed 
Usage: 15

קבל קבל 
Q@bel (Aramaic) 
Usage: 29

קוּם 
Quwm 
Usage: 629

קללה 
Q@lalah 
Usage: 33

קרץ 
Q@rats (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 11

רצה 
Ratsah 
Usage: 56

רצן רצון 
Ratsown 
Usage: 56

שׂאת 
S@'eth 
Usage: 14

שׂטנה 
Sitnah 
Usage: 1

שׁפר 
Sh@phar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

תּור 
Towr 
according to the estate
Usage: 1

תּמם 
Tamam 
Usage: 63

αἰτία 
Aitia 
Usage: 20

Ἀκελδαμά 
Akeldama 
Usage: 1

ἀνάθεμα 
Anathema 
Usage: 6

ἀπόδεκτος 
Apodektos 
Usage: 2

ἀποδέχομαι 
Apodechomai 
Usage: 5

ἀποδοχή 
Apodoche 
Usage: 2

αὐτόματος 
Automatos 
of self , of own accord
Usage: 1

Ἀχάζ 
Achaz 
Usage: 2

Ἀχαΐ́α 
Achaia 
Usage: 11

Ἀχαΐκός 
Achaikos 
Usage: 1

Ἀχείμ 
Acheim 
Usage: 2

γνωστός 
Gnostos 
Usage: 15

δεκτός 
Dektos 
Usage: 3

δέχομαι 
Dechomai 
receive , take , accept , take up
Usage: 30

διαβάλλω 
Diaballo 
Usage: 0

διάβολος 
Diabolos 
Usage: 32

ἐγκαλέω 
Egkaleo 
Usage: 7

ἐκπλήρωσις 
Ekplerosis 
Usage: 1

ἐλλογέω 
Ellogeo 
Usage: 2

ἐξαρτίζω 
Exartizo 
Usage: 2

ἐπηρεάζω 
Epereazo 
Usage: 1

ἐπιγινώσκω 
Epiginosko 
Usage: 37

ἐπίγνωσις 
Epignosis 
Usage: 20

ἐπιτελέω 
Epiteleo 
Usage: 10

εὐάρεστος 
Euarestos 
Usage: 9

εὐαρέστως 
Euarestos 
Usage: 1

εὐπρόσδεκτος 
Euprosdektos 
Usage: 5

καθό 
Katho 
according to , as , inasmuch as
Usage: 4

καθότι 
Kathoti 
because , forsomuch as , as , according as
Usage: 4

κατά 
Kata 
according to , after , against , in , by , daily , as ,
Usage: 428

καταξιόω 
Kataxioo 
Usage: 2

κατηγορέω 
Kategoreo 
Usage: 20

κατηγορία 
Kategoria 
Usage: 4

κατήγορος 
Kategoros 
Usage: 6

κρίσις 
Krisis 
Usage: 21

λογίζομαι 
Logizomai 
Usage: 40

λόγος 
Logos 
word , saying , account , speech , Word , thing , not tr ,
Usage: 256

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