'Choose' in the Bible
The staff of the man I choose will sprout, and I will rid Myself of the Israelites’ complaints that they have been making about you.”
then Yahweh your God will choose the place to have His name dwell. Bring there everything I command you: your burnt offerings, sacrifices, offerings of the tenth, personal contributions, and all your choice offerings you vow to the Lord.
I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live,
Now choose 12 men from the tribes of Israel, one man for each tribe.
“Choose 12 men from the people, one man for each tribe,
On that day he made them woodcutters and water carriers—as they are today—for the community and for the Lord’s altar at the place He would choose.
But if it doesn’t please you to worship Yahweh, choose for yourselves today the one you will worship: the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my family, we will worship Yahweh.”
His armor-bearer responded, “Do what is in your heart. You choose. I’m right here with you whatever you decide.”
He stood and shouted to the Israelite battle formations: “Why do you come out to line up in battle formation?” He asked them, “Am I not a Philistine and are you not servants of Saul? Choose one of your men and have him come down against me.
17 1 Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Let me choose 12,000 men, and I will set out in pursuit of David tonight.
“Go and say to David, ‘This is what the Lord says: I am offering you three choices. Choose one of them, and I will do it to you.’”
Let two bulls be given to us. They are to choose one bull for themselves, cut it in pieces, and place it on the wood but not light the fire. I will prepare the other bull and place it on the wood but not light the fire.
Then Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Since you are so numerous, choose for yourselves one bull and prepare it first. Then call on the name of your god but don’t light the fire.”
Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel. He saw Jehu’s troops approaching and shouted, “I see troops!”Joram responded, “Choose a rider and send him to meet them and have him ask, ‘Do you come in peace?’”
“Go and say to David, ‘This is what the Lord says: I am offering you three choices. Choose one of them for yourself, and I will do it to you.’”
How then can I answer Himor choose my arguments against Him?
Your iniquity teaches you what to say,and you choose the language of the crafty.
Should God repay you on your termswhen you have rejected His?You must choose, not I!So declare what you know.
Who is the man who fears the Lord?He will show him the way he should choose.
How happy is the one You chooseand bring near to live in Your courts!We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house,the holiness of Your temple.
“When I choose a time,I will judge fairly.
He rejected the tent of Josephand did not choose the tribe of Ephraim.
Because they hated knowledge,didn’t choose to fear the Lord,
Don’t envy a violent manor choose any of his ways;
By the time he learns to reject what is bad and choose what is good, he will be eating butter and honey.
For before the boy knows to reject what is bad and choose what is good, the land of the two kings you dread will be abandoned.
For the Lord will have compassion on Jacob and will choose Israel again. He will settle them on their own land. The foreigner will join them and be united with the house of Jacob.
For the Lord says this:“For the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths,and choose what pleases Me,and hold firmly to My covenant,
Will the fast I choose be like this:A day for a person to deny himself,to bow his head like a reed,and to spread out sackcloth and ashes?Will you call this a fastand a day acceptable to the Lord?
Isn’t the fast I choose:To break the chains of wickedness,to untie the ropes of the yoke,to set the oppressed free,and to tear off every yoke?
So I will choose their punishment,and I will bring on them what they dreadbecause I called and no one answered;I spoke and they didn’t hear;they did what was evil in My sightand chose what I didn’t delight in.
“Proclaim further: This is what the Lord of Hosts says: My cities will again overflow with prosperity; the Lord will once more comfort Zion and again choose Jerusalem.”
The Lord will take possession of Judah as His portion in the Holy Land, and He will once again choose Jerusalem.
He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noticed how they would choose the best places for themselves:
Jesus replied to them, “Didn’t I choose you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is the Devil!”
You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.
Now if I live on in the flesh, this means fruitful work for me; and I don’t know which one I should choose.
Listen, my dear brothers: Didn’t God choose the poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that He has promised to those who love Him?