'Approval' in the Bible
If you do this, and God gives approval, then you will be able to go on without weariness, and all this people will go to their tents in peace.
May the Lord's approval be resting on you and may he give you peace.
And they said, With your approval, let this land be given to your servants as their heritage: do not take us over Jordan.
He said about Naphtali: Naphtali, enjoying approval, full of the Lord's blessing, take possession to the west and the south.
The priest said to them, "Go in peace; your way in which you are going has the LORD'S approval."
And it was in my mind to give you the chance of taking it, with the approval of those seated here and of the responsible men of my people. If you are ready to do what it is right for a relation to do, then do it: but if you will not do it, say so to me now; for there is no one who has the right to do it but you, and after you myself. And he said, I will do it.
And the young Samuel, becoming older, had the approval of the Lord and of men.
Have I attacked this place to destroy it without the Lord's [approval]? The Lord said to me, 'Attack this land and destroy it.' "
They swore their allegiance to the Lord, shouting their approval loudly and sounding trumpets and horns.
Accordingly, with your approval we suggest that a search be conducted within the king's treasury at Babylon to verify whether or not King Cyrus ever issued such a decree to reconstruct this Temple of God in Jerusalem. Then please notify us concerning the king's pleasure in this matter.
And I said to the king, If it is the king's pleasure, and if your servant has your approval, send me to Judah, to the town where the bodies of my fathers are at rest, so that I may take in hand the building of it.
"If it meets the king's approval, he should personally issue a royal decree. Let it be recorded in the laws of Persia and Media, so that it cannot be revoked: Vashti is not to enter King Ahasuerus' presence, and her royal position is to be given to another woman who is more worthy than she.
Esther was the daughter of Abihail, the uncle of Mordecai who had adopted [her] as his own daughter. When her turn came to go to the king, she did not ask for anything except what Hegai, the king's trusted official in charge of the harem, suggested. Esther won approval in the sight of everyone who saw her.
The king loved Esther more than all the other women. She won more favor and approval from him than did any of the other virgins. He placed the royal crown on her head and made her queen in place of Vashti.
As soon as the king saw Queen Esther standing in the courtyard, she won his approval. The king extended the golden scepter in his hand toward Esther, and she approached and touched the tip of the scepter.
If I have the king's approval, and if it is the king's pleasure to give me my prayer and do my request, let the king and Haman come to the feast which I will make ready for them, and tomorrow I will do as the king has said.
Queen Esther answered, "If I have obtained your approval, my king, and if the king is pleased, spare my life-[this is] my request; and [spare] my people-[this is] my desire.
She said, "If it pleases the king, and I have found approval before him, if the matter seems right to the king and I am pleasing in his sight, let [a royal edict] be written. Let it revoke the documents the scheming Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, wrote to destroy the Jews who [reside] in all the king's provinces.
For you gave approval to my right and my cause; you were seated in your high place judging in righteousness.
And the daughters of Tyre will be there with an offering; those who have wealth among the people will be looking for your approval.
The earth has yielded its harvest [in evidence of God's approval]; God, even our own God, will bless us.
Restore us again, O God; and cause Your face to shine [in pleasure and approval on us], and we shall be saved!
Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; cause Your face to shine [in pleasure, approval, and favor on us], and we shall be saved!
Show me a sign of [Your evident] goodwill and favor, that those who hate me may see it and be put to shame, because You, Lord, [will show Your approval of me when You] help and comfort me.
Know (perceive, recognize, and understand with approval) that the Lord is God! It is He Who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His]! We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Wise behaviour gets approval, but the way of the false is their destruction.
In the light of the king's face there is life; and his approval is like a cloud of spring rain.
Whoever gets a wife gets a good thing, and has the approval of the Lord.
Great numbers will make attempts to get the approval of a ruler: and every man is the special friend of him who has something to give.
The king's wrath is like the loud cry of a lion, but his approval is like dew on the grass.
He who says words of protest to a man will later have more approval than one who says smooth words with his tongue.
The approval of a ruler is desired by great numbers: but the decision in a man's cause comes from the Lord.
Have I attacked this land to destroy it without the Lord's [approval]? The Lord said to me, 'Attack this land and destroy it.' "
Indeed, we are going to continue offering sacrifices to the Queen of Heaven and pouring out liquid offerings to her. And do you think we have made cakes to represent her or poured out liquid offerings for her without our husbands' approval?"
They have installed kings, but not through Me. They have appointed leaders, but without My approval. They make their silver and gold into idols for themselves for their own destruction.
And when you give what is blind for an offering, it is no evil! and when you give what is damaged and ill, it is no evil! Give it now to your ruler; will he be pleased with you, or will you have his approval? says the Lord of armies.
And now, make request for the grace of God so that he may have mercy on us: this has been your doing: will he give his approval to any of you? says the Lord of armies.
And the angel said to her, Have no fear, Mary, for you have God's approval.
Unhappy are you when all men give you their approval: for so their fathers did to the false prophets.
So you bear witness and give your full approval and consent to the deeds of your fathers; for they actually killed them, and you rebuild and repair monuments to them.
And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to examine and put my approval on them; I beg you, have me excused.
And the Pharisees and scribes were angry, saying, This man gives approval to sinners, and takes food with them.
I say to you, This man went back to his house with God's approval, and not the other: for everyone who makes himself high will be made low and whoever makes himself low will be made high.
(He had not given his approval to their decision or their acts), of Arimathaea, a town of the Jews, who was waiting for the kingdom of God:
But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may become evident that his actions have God's approval."
Whoever receives His testimony has set his seal of approval to this: God is true. [That man has definitely certified, acknowledged, declared once and for all, and is himself assured that it is divine truth that God cannot lie].
I have come in My Father's name and with His power, and you do not receive Me [your hearts are not open to Me, you give Me no welcome]; but if another comes in his own name and his own power and with no other authority but himself, you will receive him and give him your approval.
Don't work for the food that perishes but for the food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal of approval on Him."
for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.
Men of Israel, give ear to these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man who had the approval of God, as was made clear to you by the great works and signs and wonders which God did by him among you, as you yourselves have knowledge,
Giving praise to God, and having the approval of all the people; and every day the number of those who had salvation was increased by the Lord.
The statement found approval with the whole congregation; and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch.
And made him free from all his troubles, and gave him wisdom and the approval of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who made him ruler over Egypt and all his house.
And Saul gave approval to his death. Now at that time a violent attack was started against the church in Jerusalem; and all but the Apostles went away into all parts of Judaea and Samaria.
Thereupon it was decided by the Apostles and Elders, with the approval of the whole Church, to choose suitable persons from among themselves and send them to Antioch, with Paul and Barnabas. Judas, called Bar-sabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren, were selected,
And when Stephen your witness was put to death, I was there, giving approval, and looking after the clothing of those who put him to death.
But after two years Porcius Festus took the place of Felix, who, desiring to have the approval of the Jews, kept Paul in chains.
But Festus, desiring to get the approval of the Jews, said to Paul, Will you go up to Jerusalem, and be judged before me there in connection with these things?
and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
Because the work of the law is seen in their hearts, their sense of right and wrong giving witness to it, while their minds are at one time judging them and at another giving them approval;
For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do good and you will have its approval.
Let not him who takes food have a low opinion of him who does not: and let not him who does not take food be a judge of him who does; for he has God's approval.
And he who in these things is Christ's servant, is pleasing to God and has the approval of men.
The faith which you have, have it to yourself before God. Happy is the man who is not judged by that to which he gives approval.
But the man who has doubts (misgivings, an uneasy conscience) about eating, and then eats [perhaps because of you], stands condemned [before God], because he is not true to his convictions and he does not act from faith. For whatever does not originate and proceed from faith is sin [whatever is done without a conviction of its approval by God is sinful].
Give my love to Apelles, who has the approval of Christ. Say a kind word to those who are of the house of Aristobulus.
But God's approval of us is not based on the food we take: if we do not take it we are no worse for it; and if we take it we are no better.
But I give blows to my body, and keep it under control, for fear that, after having given the good news to others, I myself might not have God's approval.
That is the way that I also seek in everything the approval of all men, not aiming at my own profit, but at that of the many, in the hope that they may be saved.
For divisions are necessary among you, in order that those who have God's approval may be clearly seen among you.
If you forgive anyone anything, I too forgive that one; and what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sakes in the presence [and with the approval] of Christ (the Messiah),
Do we seem to be again attempting to put ourselves in the right? or have we need, as some have, of letters of approval to you or from you?
And we have given up the secret things of shame, not walking in false ways, and not making use of the word of God with deceit; but by the revelation of what is true, as before God, we have the approval of every man's sense of right and wrong.
We are not again requesting your approval, but we are giving you the chance of taking pride in us, so that you may be able to give an answer to those whose glory is in seeming, and not in the heart.
On the contrary, as God's servants, we seek their full approval--by unwearied endurance, by afflictions, by distress, by helplessness;
For if there is a ready mind, a man will have God's approval in the measure of what he has, and not of what he has not.
For the business has been so ordered by us as to have the approval, not only of the Lord, but of men.
For the Lord's approval of a man is not dependent on his opinion of himself, but on the Lord's opinion of him.
Am I now trying to win the approval of people or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be the Messiah's servant.
So that you may give your approval to the best things; that you may be true and without wrongdoing till the day of Christ;
Living uprightly in the approval of the Lord, giving fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
But even as the good news was given to us by the approval of God, so we give it out; not as pleasing men, but God by whom our hearts are tested.
And without argument, great is the secret of religion: He who was seen in the flesh, who was given God's approval in the spirit, was seen by the angels, of whom the good news was given among the nations, in whom the world had faith, who was taken up in glory.
Let it be your care to get the approval of God, as a workman who has no cause for shame, giving the true word in the right way.
But without your approval I would do nothing; so that your good works might not be forced, but done freely from your heart.
[Besides this evidence] it was also established and plainly endorsed by God, Who showed His approval of it by signs and wonders and various miraculous manifestations of [His] power and by imparting the gifts of the Holy Spirit [to the believers] according to His own will.
By faith our ancestors won approval.
By faith Abel made a better offering to God than Cain, and he had witness through it of his righteousness, God giving his approval of his offering: and his voice still comes to us through it though he is dead.
By faith Enoch was taken away without experiencing death. He could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he won approval as one who pleased God.
All these people won approval for their faith but they did not receive what was promised,
There is a blessing on the man who undergoes testing; because, if he has God's approval, he will be given the crown of life, which the Lord has said he will give to those who have love for him.
What good does it do if, when you sin, you patiently receive punishment for it? But if you suffer for doing good and receive it patiently, you have God's approval.
For this reason, my brothers, take all the more care to make your selection and approval certain; for if you do these things you will never have a fall: