'Cause' in the Bible
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
"But, indeed, for this reason I have allowed you to remain, in order to show you My power and in order to proclaim My name through all the earth.
'You shall make an altar of earth for Me, and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen; in every place where I cause My name to be remembered, I will come to you and bless you.
"You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just.
and you might take some of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters might play the harlot with their gods and cause your sons also to play the harlot with their gods.
and so cause them to bear punishment for guilt by eating their holy gifts; for I am the LORD who sanctifies them.'"
I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a sudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the soul to pine away; also, you will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies will eat it up.
'Then he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings a curse, so that the water which brings a curse will go into her and cause bitterness.
'When he has made her drink the water, then it shall come about, if she has defiled herself and has been unfaithful to her husband, that the water which brings a curse will go into her and cause bitterness, and her abdomen will swell and her thigh will waste away, and the woman will become a curse among her people.
'Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall enter there; encourage him, for he will cause Israel to inherit it.
"Moreover, he shall not multiply horses for himself, nor shall he cause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, since the LORD has said to you, 'You shall never again return that way.'
"The LORD shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you; they will come out against you one way and will flee before you seven ways.
"The LORD shall cause you to be defeated before your enemies; you will go out one way against them, but you will flee seven ways before them, and you will be an example of terror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
"For he took his life in his hand and struck the Philistine, and the LORD brought about a great deliverance for all Israel; you saw it and rejoiced Why then will you sin against innocent blood by putting David to death without a cause?"
"The LORD therefore be judge and decide between you and me; and may He see and plead my cause and deliver me from your hand."
this will not cause grief or a troubled heart to my lord, both by having shed blood without cause and by my lord having avenged himself. When the LORD deals well with my lord, then remember your maidservant."
When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, "Blessed be the LORD, who has pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal and has kept back His servant from evil The LORD has also returned the evildoing of Nabal on his own head " Then David sent a proposal to Abigail, to take her as his wife.
Moreover, Absalom would say, "Oh that one would appoint me judge in the land, then every man who has any suit or cause could come to me and I would give him justice."
The king said to him, "Do as he has spoken and fall upon him and bury him, that you may remove from me and from my father's house the blood which Joab shed without cause.
then hear in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
then hear their prayer and their supplication in heaven Your dwelling place, and maintain their cause,
"And may these words of mine, with which I have made supplication before the LORD, be near to the LORD our God day and night, that He may maintain the cause of His servant and the cause of His people Israel, as each day requires,
Joab said, "May the LORD add to His people a hundred times as many as they are! But, my lord the king, are they not all my lord's servants? Why does my lord seek this thing? Why should he be a cause of guilt to Israel?"
then hear from heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
then hear from heaven, from Your dwelling place, their prayer and supplications, and maintain their cause and forgive Your people who have sinned against You.
but if you return to Me and keep My commandments and do them, though those of you who have been scattered were in the most remote part of the heavens, I will gather them from there and will bring them to the place where I have chosen to cause My name to dwell.'
All of them conspired together to come and fight against Jerusalem and to cause a disturbance in it.
The LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to ruin him without cause."
"But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God;
"For He bruises me with a tempest And multiplies my wounds without cause.
"Will You cause a driven leaf to tremble? Or will You pursue the dry chaff?
"For you have taken pledges of your brothers without cause, And stripped men naked.
"They cause the poor to go about naked without clothing, And they take away the sheaves from the hungry.
"You lift me up to the wind and cause me to ride; And You dissolve me in a storm.
If I have rewarded evil to my friend, Or have plundered him who without cause was my adversary,
For You have maintained my just cause; You have sat on the throne judging righteously.
To vindicate the orphan and the oppressed, So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.
Hear a just cause, O LORD, give heed to my cry; Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.
Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.
For without cause they hid their net for me; Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.
Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.
Stir up Yourself, and awake to my right And to my cause, my God and my Lord.
You cause us to turn back from the adversary; And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves.
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously, For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
I will cause Your name to be remembered in all generations; Therefore the peoples will give You thanks forever and ever.
You visit the earth and cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; The stream of God is full of water; You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth.
God be gracious to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us-- Selah.
Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; Those who would destroy me are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies; What I did not steal, I then have to restore.
Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause; Remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.
You caused judgment to be heard from heaven; The earth feared and was still
O God, restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.
O God of hosts, restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.
O LORD God of hosts, restore us; Cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.
Restore us, O God of our salvation, And cause Your indignation toward us to cease.
They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, And fought against me without cause.
It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his cause in judgment.
Plead my cause and redeem me; Revive me according to Your word.
Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your words.
"There I will cause the horn of David to spring forth; I have prepared a lamp for Mine anointed.
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted And justice for the poor.
If they say, "Come with us, Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us ambush the innocent without cause;
Do not contend with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm.
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes?
Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, And do not deceive with your lips.
Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, So a curse without cause does not alight.
Do not let your speech cause you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the work of your hands?
Who cause a person to be indicted by a word, And ensnare him who adjudicates at the gate, And defraud the one in the right with meaningless arguments.
And the LORD will cause His voice of authority to be heard, And the descending of His arm to be seen in fierce anger, And in the flame of a consuming fire In cloudburst, downpour and hailstones.
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, A year of recompense for the cause of Zion.
"Behold, I will cause the shadow on the stairway, which has gone down with the sun on the stairway of Ahaz, to go back ten steps " So the sun's shadow went back ten steps on the stairway on which it had gone down.
"Put Me in remembrance, let us argue our case together; State your cause, that you may be proved right.
"Stand fast now in your spells And in your many sorceries With which you have labored from your youth; Perhaps you will be able to profit, Perhaps you may cause trembling.
For thus says the Lord GOD, "My people went down at the first into Egypt to reside there; then the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
"Now therefore, what do I have here," declares the LORD, "seeing that My people have been taken away without cause?" Again the LORD declares, "Those who rule over them howl, and My name is continually blasphemed all day long.
For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise To spring up before all the nations.
Why, O LORD, do You cause us to stray from Your ways And harden our heart from fearing You? Return for the sake of Your servants, the tribes of Your heritage.
'They are fat, they are sleek, They also excel in deeds of wickedness; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper; And they do not defend the rights of the poor.
For thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am slinging out the inhabitants of the land At this time, And will cause them distress, That they may be found."
But, O LORD of hosts, who judges righteously, Who tries the feelings and the heart, Let me see Your vengeance on them, For to You have I committed my cause.
The LORD said, "Surely I will set you free for purposes of good; Surely I will cause the enemy to make supplication to you In a time of disaster and a time of distress.
"Then I will cause your enemies to bring it Into a land you do not know; For a fire has been kindled in My anger, It will burn upon you."
"I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place, and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies and by the hand of those who seek their life; and I will give over their carcasses as food for the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth.
Yet, O LORD of hosts, You who test the righteous, Who see the mind and the heart; Let me see Your vengeance on them; For to You I have set forth my cause.
"He pled the cause of the afflicted and needy; Then it was well Is not that what it means to know Me?" Declares the LORD.
For thus the LORD, the God of Israel, says to me, "Take this cup of the wine of wrath from My hand and cause all the nations to whom I send you to drink it.
'There is no one to plead your cause; No healing for your sore, No recovery for you.
"They built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
'In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch of David to spring forth; and He shall execute justice and righteousness on the earth.
"Therefore behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "That I will cause a trumpet blast of war to be heard Against Rabbah of the sons of Ammon; And it will become a desolate heap, And her towns will be set on fire Then Israel will take possession of his possessors," Says the LORD.
My enemies without cause Hunted me down like a bird;
O Lord, You have pleaded my soul's cause; You have redeemed my life.
"Because you disheartened the righteous with falsehood when I did not cause him grief, but have encouraged the wicked not to turn from his wicked way and preserve his life,
"If I were to cause wild beasts to pass through the land and they depopulated it, and it became desolate so that no one would pass through it because of the beasts,
"Yet My eye spared them rather than destroying them, and I did not cause their annihilation in the wilderness.
"When you offer your gifts, when you cause your sons to pass through the fire, you are defiling yourselves with all your idols to this day. And shall I be inquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will not be inquired of by you.
"And you, son of man, prophesy and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD concerning the sons of Ammon and concerning their reproach,' and say: 'A sword, a sword is drawn, polished for the slaughter, to cause it to consume, that it may be like lightning--
"And you, son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? Then cause her to know all her abominations.
"That it may cause wrath to come up to take vengeance, I have put her blood on the bare rock, That it may not be covered."
"I will leave you on the land; I will cast you on the open field. And I will cause all the birds of the heavens to dwell on you, And I will satisfy the beasts of the whole earth with you.
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