'Cause' in the Bible
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
For wrath is the cause of death to the foolish, and he who has no wisdom comes to his end through passion.
Now his children have no safe place, and they are crushed before the judges, for no one takes up their cause.
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
Anger on the fatherless ye cause to fall, And are strange to your friend.
Return, I pray you, let there be no injustice; Yea, return again, my cause is righteous.
Is there evil in my tongue? is not the cause of my trouble clear to me?
Thou dost not take away my transgression, And cause to pass away mine iniquity, Because now, for dust I lie down: And Thou hast sought me -- and I am not!
If you are clean and upright; then he will certainly be moved to take up your cause, and will make clear your righteousness by building up your house again.
Behold, he shall take away, who can cause him to restore? Who shall say unto him, What doest thou?
Even if my cause was good, I would not be able to give an answer; I would make request for grace from him who was against me.
For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.
If we were to speak of his strength, he is certainly strong; and if of his judgment, who shall cause us to meet?
Then I would say what is in my mind without fear of him; for there is no cause of fear in myself.
I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; cause me to understand why thou dost contend with me.
And that if there was cause for pride, you would go after me like a lion; and again put out your wonders against me:
It seems that I am to be as one who is a cause of laughing to his neighbour, one who makes his prayer to God and is answered! the upright man who has done no wrong is to be made sport of!
Will you have respect for God's person in this cause, and put yourselves forward as his supporters?
Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified.
Then at the sound of your voice I will give answer; or let me put forward my cause for you to give me an answer.
"Will You cause a driven leaf to tremble? Or will You pursue the dry chaff?
For you write down bitter things against me and cause me to inherit the sins of my youth.
The impetuous waters break the stones and wash away the dust of the earth; in like manner thou dost cause man to lose hope.
Even now my witness is in heaven, and the supporter of my cause is on high.
So that he may give decision for a man in his cause with God, and between a son of man and his neighbour.
You have kept their hearts from wisdom: for this cause you will not give them honour.
Know now that God hath subverted me in my cause , And hath compassed me with his net.
Truly, I make an outcry against the violent man, but there is no answer: I give a cry for help, but no one takes up my cause.
But I am certain that he who will take up my cause is living, and that in time to come he will take his place on the dust;
If you say, How we will pursue him! [and continue to persecute me with the claim] that the root [cause] of all these [afflictions] is found in me,
Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.
The chastisement of my shame I hear, And the spirit of mine understanding Doth cause me to answer:
He takes the poison of snakes into his mouth, the tongue of the snake is the cause of his death.
He had never enough for his desire; for this cause his well-being will quickly come to an end.
For you took collateral from your brothers without cause, stripping off their clothes and leaving them naked.
You have sent widows away without hearing their cause, and you have taken away the support of the child who has no father.
For this cause nets are round your feet, and you are overcome with sudden fear.
I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.
There an upright man might put his cause before him; and I would be free for ever from my judge.
For this cause I am in fear before him, my thoughts of him overcome me.
They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have no covering in the cold.
They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf from the hungry;
The blessing of the perishing cometh on me, And the heart of the widow I cause to sing.
I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.
I laugh unto them -- they give no credence, And the light of my face cause not to fall.
Thou dost lift me up, On the wind Thou dost cause me to ride, And Thou meltest -- Thou levellest me.
If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;
Surely a spirit is in man, And the breath of the Mighty One Doth cause them to understand.
Now [Job] has not directed his words against me [therefore I have no cause for irritation], neither will I answer him with speeches like yours. [I speak for truth, not for revenge.]
If you are able, give me an answer; put your cause in order, and come forward.
Why do you put forward your cause against him, saying, He gives no answer to any of my words?
For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
He sends the strong to destruction without searching out their cause, and puts others in their place.
Therefore, he shall cause their works to be notorious, when he shall overturn them in the night, so that they are destroyed.
So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.
Because of the multitude of oppressions They cause to cry out, They cry because of the arm of the mighty.
How much less when thou sayest thou beholdest him not, The cause is before him, and thou waitest for him!
Whether for a rod, or for His land, Or for kindness -- He doth cause it to come.
Make clear to me what we are to say to him; we are unable to put our cause before him, because of the dark.
For this cause men go in fear of him; he has no respect for any who are wise in heart.
Gird, I pray thee, as a man, thy loins, And I ask thee, and cause thou Me to know.
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Cause me to know, if thou hast understanding.
To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;
To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
Who doth number the clouds by wisdom? And the bottles of the heavens, Who doth cause to lie down,
Dost thou cause him to rush as a locust? The majesty of his snorting is terrible.
Gird, I pray thee, as a man, thy loins, I ask thee, and cause thou Me to know.
Truly, if the river is overflowing, it gives him no cause for fear; he has no sense of danger, even if Jordan is rushing against his mouth.
His sneezings cause light to shine, And his eyes are as the eyelids of the dawn.
The son of the bow doth not cause him to flee, Turned by him into stubble are stones of the sling.
Hear, I pray thee, and I -- I do speak, I ask thee, and cause thou me to know.'
For this cause I give witness that what I said is false, and in sorrow I take my seat in the dust.
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