'Cause' in the Bible
Then Jacob said, “God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, the Lord who said to me, ‘Go back to your land and to your family, and I will cause you to prosper,’
You have said, ‘I will cause you to prosper, and I will make your offspring like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.’”
“Why did you cause me so much trouble?” Israel asked. “Why did you tell the man that you had another brother?”
May God Almighty cause the man to be merciful to you so that he will release your other brother and Benjamin to you. As for me, if I am deprived of my sons, then I am deprived.”
The Lord then said to Moses, “Tell Aaron: Stretch out your hand with your staff over the rivers, canals, and ponds, and cause the frogs to come up onto the land of Egypt.”
“You must make an earthen altar for Me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats, as well as your cattle. I will come to you and bless you in every place where I cause My name to be remembered.
“I will cause the people ahead of you to feel terror and throw into confusion all the nations you come to. I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you in retreat.
He said, “I will cause all My goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim the name Yahweh before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”
Then you will take some of their daughters as brides for your sons. Their daughters will prostitute themselves with their gods and cause your sons to prostitute themselves with their gods.
then I will do this to you: I will bring terror on you—wasting disease and fever that will cause your eyes to fail and your life to ebb away. You will sow your seed in vain because your enemies will eat it.
He will require the woman to drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and it will enter her and cause bitter suffering.
“When he makes her drink the water, if she has defiled herself and been unfaithful to her husband, the water that brings a curse will enter her and cause bitter suffering; her belly will swell, and her thigh will shrivel. She will become a curse among her people.
He fed you in the wilderness with manna that your fathers had not known, in order to humble and test you, so that in the end He might cause you to prosper.
“The Lord will cause the enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you. They will march out against you from one direction but flee from you in seven directions.
The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You will march out against them from one direction but flee from them in seven directions. You will be an object of horror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
They will eat the offspring of your livestock and your land’s produce until you are destroyed. They will leave you no grain, new wine, oil, young of your herds, or newborn of your flocks until they cause you to perish.
Just as the Lord was glad to cause you to prosper and to multiply you, so He will also be glad to cause you to perish and to destroy you. You will be deported from the land you are entering to possess.
The Lord your God will bring you into the land your fathers possessed, and you will take possession of it. He will cause you to prosper and multiply you more than He did your fathers.
He said this about Judah:Lord, hear Judah’s cry and bring him to his people.He fights for his cause with his own hands,but may You be a help against his foes.
For the Lord has made the Jordan a border between us and you descendants of Reuben and Gad. You have no share in the Lord!’ So your descendants may cause our descendants to stop fearing the Lord.
Then Saul replied, “Say this to David: ‘The king desires no other bride-price except 100 Philistine foreskins, to take revenge on his enemies.’” Actually, Saul intended to cause David’s death at the hands of the Philistines.
When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Praise the Lord who championed my cause against Nabal’s insults and restrained His servant from doing evil. The Lord brought Nabal’s evil deeds back on his own head.”Then David sent messengers to speak to Abigail about marrying him.
The king said to him, “Do just as he says. Strike him down and bury him in order to remove from me and from my father’s house the blood that Joab shed without just cause.
may You hear their prayer and petition in heavenand uphold their cause.
may You hear in heaven, Your dwelling place,their prayer and petition and uphold their cause.
May my words I have made my petition with before the Lord be near the Lord our God day and night, so that He may uphold His servant’s cause and the cause of His people Israel, as each day requires,
I am about to put a spirit in him, and he will hear a rumor and return to his own land where I will cause him to fall by the sword.’”
I will never again cause the feet of the Israelites to wander from the land I gave to their ancestors if only they will be careful to do all I have commanded them—the whole law that My servant Moses commanded them.”
Jabez called out to the God of Israel: “If only You would bless me, extend my border, let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm, so that I will not cause any pain.” And God granted his request.
may You hear their prayer and petition in heavenand uphold their cause.
may You hear their prayer and petitions in heaven,Your dwelling place,and uphold their cause.May You forgive Your peoplewho sinned against You.
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.’
Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? No one else on earth is like him, a man of perfect integrity, who fears God and turns away from evil. He still retains his integrity, even though you incited Me against him, to destroy him without just cause.”
He batters me with a whirlwindand multiplies my wounds without cause.
For you took collateral from your brothers without cause,stripping off their clothes and leaving them naked.
if I have done harm to one at peace with meor have plundered my adversary without cause,
For You have upheld my just cause;You are seated on Your throne as a righteous judge.
A Davidic prayer.Lord, hear a just cause;pay attention to my cry;listen to my prayer—from lips free of deceit.
No one who waits for Youwill be disgraced;those who act treacherously without causewill be disgraced.
They hid their net for me without cause;they dug a pit for me without cause.
Do not let my deceitful enemies rejoice over me;do not let those who hate me without causelook at me maliciously.
Wake up and rise to my defense,to my cause, my God and my Lord!
Vindicate me, God, and defend my causeagainst an ungodly nation;rescue me from the deceitful and unjust man.
in your splendor ride triumphantlyin the cause of truth, humility, and justice.May your right hand show your awe-inspiring acts.
I will cause your name to be remembered for all generations;therefore the peoples will praise you forever and ever.
In Your good pleasure, cause Zion to prosper;build the walls of Jerusalem.
Those who hate me without causeare more numerous than the hairs of my head;my deceitful enemies, who would destroy me,are powerful.Though I did not steal, I must repay.
Rise up, God, defend Your cause!Remember the insultsthat fools bring against You all day long.
They surround me with hateful wordsand attack me without cause.
Defend my cause and redeem me;give me life as You promised.
שׂ Sin/ שׁ ShinPrinces have persecuted me without cause,but my heart fears only Your word.
When those who surround me rise up,may the trouble their lips cause overwhelm them.
I know that the Lord upholdsthe just cause of the poor,justice for the needy.
Don’t accuse anyone without cause,when he has done you no harm.
Don’t testify against your neighbor without cause.Don’t deceive with your lips.
Speak up, judge righteously,and defend the cause of the oppressed and needy.
Do not be in a hurry; leave his presence, and don’t persist in a bad cause, since he will do whatever he wants.
Learn to do what is good.Seek justice.Correct the oppressor.Defend the rights of the fatherless.Plead the widow’s cause.
Every time it passes through,it will carry you away;it will pass through every morning—every day and every night.Only terror will cause youto understand the message.
those who, with their speech,accuse a person of wrongdoing,who set a trap at the gate for the mediator,and without cause deprive the righteous of justice.
I am about to put a spirit in him and he will hear a rumor and return to his own land, where I will cause him to fall by the sword.’”
For this is what the Lord God says:“At first My people went down to Egypt to live there,then Assyria oppressed them without cause.
For as the earth produces its growth,and as a garden enables what is sown to spring up,so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praiseto spring up before all the nations.
“Now, get ready. Stand up and tell them everything that I command you. Do not be intimidated by them or I will cause you to cower before them.
Through their dreams that they tell one another, they plan to cause My people to forget My name as their fathers forgot My name through Baal worship.
Just as I watched over them to uproot and to tear them down, to demolish and to destroy, and to cause disaster, so will I be attentive to build and to plant them,” says the Lord.
In those days and at that timeI will cause a Righteous Branchto sprout up for David,and He will administer justiceand righteousness in the land.
You are to proclaim concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah: This is what the Lord says: You have burned the scroll, saying, ‘Why have you written on it: The king of Babylon will certainly come and destroy this land and cause it to be without man or beast?’
As to the terror you cause,your presumptuous heart has deceived you.You who live in the clefts of the rock,you who occupy the mountain summit,though you elevate your nest like the eagle,even from there I will bring you down.This is the Lord’s declaration.
ר ReshYou defend my cause, Lord;You redeem my life.
They will bring you consolation when you see their conduct and actions, and you will know that it was not without cause that I have done what I did to it.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
Then all the trees of the field will knowthat I am Yahweh.I bring down the tall tree,and make the low tree tall.I cause the green tree to witherand make the withered tree thrive.I, Yahweh, have spokenand I will do it.
“In that day I will cause a horn to sprout for the house of Israel, and I will enable you to speak out among them. Then they will know that I am Yahweh.”
I will abandon you on the landand hurl you on the open field.I will cause all the birds of the skyto settle on youand let the beasts of the entire eartheat their fill of you.
I will cause many nations to be appalled at you,and their kings will shudder with fear because of youwhen I brandish My sword in front of them.On the day of your downfalleach of them will trembleevery moment for his life.
“Now, son of man, say to your people: The righteousness of the righteous person will not save him on the day of his transgression; neither will the wickedness of the wicked person cause him to stumble on the day he turns from his wickedness. The righteous person won’t be able to survive by his righteousness on the day he sins.
I will cause people, My people Israel, to walk on you; they will possess you, and you will be their inheritance. You will no longer deprive them of their children.
“I will no longer allow the insults of the nations to be heard against you, and you will not have to endure the reproach of the peoples anymore; you will no longer cause your nation to stumble.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
I will place My Spirit within you and cause you to follow My statutes and carefully observe My ordinances.
“This is what the Lord God says: On the day I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the ruins will be rebuilt.
This is what the Lord God says to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you will live.
His power will be great,but it will not be his own.He will cause terrible destructionand succeed in whatever he does.He will destroy the powerfulalong with the holy people.
He will cause deceit to prosperthrough his cunning and by his influence,and in his own mind he will make himself great.He will destroy many in a time of peace;he will even stand against the Prince of princes.Yet he will be shattered—not by human hands.
When the army is carried off, he will become arrogant and cause tens of thousands to fall, but he will not triumph.
I will turn your feasts into mourningand all your songs into lamentation;I will cause everyone to wear sackclothand every head to be shaved.I will make that grieflike mourning for an only sonand its outcome like a bitter day.
Then Simeon blessed them and told His mother Mary: “Indeed, this child is destined to cause the fall and rise of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be opposed—
It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to stumble.
Therefore, in my judgment, we should not cause difficulties for those among the Gentiles who turn to God,
Therefore, did what is good cause my death? Absolutely not! On the contrary, sin, in order to be recognized as sin, was producing death in me through what is good, so that through the commandment, sin might become sinful beyond measure.
Do not tear down God’s work because of food. Everything is clean, but it is wrong for a man to cause stumbling by what he eats.
Now I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause dissensions and obstacles contrary to the doctrine you have learned. Avoid them,
Therefore, if food causes my brother to fall, I will never again eat meat, so that I won’t cause my brother to fall.
If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you gather together you will not come under judgment. And I will give instructions about the other matters whenever I come.
For if I cause you pain, then who will cheer me other than the one being hurt by me?
Indeed, everything is for your benefit, so that grace, extended through more and more people, may cause thanksgiving to increase to God’s glory.
From now on, let no one cause me trouble, because I bear on my body scars for the cause of Jesus.
the others proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely, seeking to cause me anxiety in my imprisonment.
Let no one disqualify you, insisting on ascetic practices and the worship of angels, claiming access to a visionary realm and inflated without cause by his unspiritual mind.
And may the Lord cause you to increase and overflow with love for one another and for everyone, just as we also do for you.
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