57 occurrences in 13 translations

'Approved' in the Bible

And God saw that the light was good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it; and God separated the light from the darkness.

God called the dry land Earth, and the accumulated waters He called Seas. And God saw that this was good (fitting, admirable) and He approved it.

The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed according to their own kinds and trees bearing fruit in which was their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good (suitable, admirable) and He approved it.

To rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good (fitting, pleasant) and He approved it.

God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good (suitable, admirable) and He approved it.

And God made the [wild] beasts of the earth according to their kinds, and domestic animals according to their kinds, and everything that creeps upon the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good (fitting, pleasant) and He approved it.

With respect to the second offering, he is to prepare it as a burnt offering, according to the approved procedure. The priest is to make atonement for him on account of his sin that he had committed. Then it will be forgiven him.

My dynasty is approved by God, for he has made a perpetual covenant with me, arranged in all its particulars and secured. He always delivers me, and brings all I desire to fruition.

He did this because David had done what he approved and had not disregarded any of his commandments his entire lifetime, except for the incident involving Uriah the Hittite.

Muster an army like the one you lost, with the same number of horses and chariots. Then we will fight them in the plains; we will certainly overpower them." He approved their plan and did as they advised.

He followed in his father Asa's footsteps and was careful to do what the Lord approved. However, the high places were not eliminated; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense on the high places.

Throughout his lifetime Jehoash did what the Lord approved, just as Jehoiada the priest taught him.

He did what the Lord approved, but not like David his father. He followed the example of his father Joash.

He did what the Lord approved, just as his father Amaziah had done.

He did what the Lord approved and followed in his ancestor David's footsteps; he did not deviate to the right or the left.

All these were offspring of Asher, heads of their fathers' houses, approved men, mighty warriors, chief of the princes. Their number enrolled by genealogies for service in war, was 26,000 men.

Asa did what the Lord his God desired and approved.

He followed in his father Asa's footsteps and was careful to do what the Lord approved.

Joash did what the Lord approved throughout the lifetime of Jehoiada the priest.

He did what the Lord approved, but not with wholehearted devotion.

He did what the Lord approved, just as his father Amaziah had done.

He did what the Lord approved, just as his father Uzziah had done. (He did not, however, have the audacity to enter the temple.) Yet the people were still sinning.

He did what the Lord approved, just as his ancestor David had done.

He did what the Lord approved and followed in his ancestor David's footsteps; he did not deviate to the right or the left.

The king and his counselors approved the proposal, and he followed Memucan's advice.

"When people heard me speak, they blessed me; when people saw me, they approved me,

I approved their way and sat at the head and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforts the mourners.

Go ahead and enjoy your meals as you eat. Drink your wine with a joyful attitude, because God already has approved your actions.

Therefore, this is what the sovereign master, the Lord, says: "Look, I am laying a stone in Zion, an approved stone, set in place as a precious cornerstone for the foundation. The one who maintains his faith will not panic.

To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord hath not approved.

Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

Now Saul heartily approved of putting Stephen to death. That day a severe persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and everyone except for the apostles was scattered throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria.

And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.

Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.

For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.

But you know Timothy's approved worth--how, like a child working with his father, he has served with me in furtherance of the Good News.

being approved by good works, if she has brought up children, if she has been hospitable to strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, and if she has diligently followed every good work.

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain [did]. By this he was approved as a righteous man, because God approved his gifts, and even though he is dead, he still speaks through this.

By faith, Enoch was taken away so that he did not experience death, and he was not to be found because God took him away. For prior to his transformation he was approved, having pleased God.

For one is regarded favorably (is approved, acceptable, and thankworthy) if, as in the sight of God, he endures the pain of unjust suffering.

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Root Form
Definition
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רצה 
Ratsah 
Usage: 56

ἀποδείκνυμι 
Apodeiknumi 
Usage: 4

δοκιμάζω 
Dokimazo 
Usage: 20

δόκιμος 
Dokimos 
Usage: 7

συνιστάω συνιστάνω συνίστημι 
sunistao 
Usage: 16



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