'Consider' in the Bible
The Lord said to Noah, "Come into the ark, you and all your household, for I consider you godly among this generation.
"'When you enter the land and plant any fruit tree, you must consider its fruit to be forbidden. Three years it will be forbidden to you; it must not be eaten.
Today realize and carefully consider that the Lord is God in heaven above and on earth below -- there is no other!
You should not consider it difficult to let him go free, for he will have served you for six years, twice the time of a hired worker; the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do.
Don't consider your servant a wicked woman, for until now I have spoken from my deep pain and anguish."
So turn and leave in peace. You must not do anything that the leaders of the Philistines consider improper!"
So the palace supervisor, the city commissioner, the leaders, and the guardians sent this message to Jehu, "We are your subjects! Whatever you say, we will do. We will not make anyone king. Do what you consider proper."
So the exiles proceeded accordingly. Ezra the priest separated out by name men who were leaders in their family groups. They sat down to consider this matter on the first day of the tenth month,
On the second day of the month the family leaders met with Ezra the scribe, together with all the people, the priests, and the Levites, to consider the words of the law.
For he knows deceitful men; when he sees evil, will he not consider it?
"How long until you make an end of words? You must consider, and then we can talk.
My guests and my servant girls consider me a stranger; I am a foreigner in their eyes.
That is why I am terrified in his presence; when I consider, I am afraid because of him.
For he does not still consider a person, that he should come before God in judgment.
Gaze at the heavens and see; consider the clouds, which are higher than you!
"Pay attention to this, Job! Stand still and consider the wonders God works.
For the music director, to be accompanied by wind instruments; a psalm of David. Listen to what I say, Lord! Carefully consider my complaint!
A prayer of David. Lord, consider my just cause! Pay attention to my cry for help! Listen to the prayer I sincerely offer!
Consider its defenses! Walk through its fortresses, so you can tell the next generation about it!
Carefully consider this, you who reject God! Otherwise I will rip you to shreds and no one will be able to rescue you.
May his fame endure! May his dynasty last as long as the sun remains in the sky! May they use his name when they formulate their blessings! May all nations consider him to be favored by God!
So teach us to consider our mortality, so that we might live wisely.
I will not even consider doing what is dishonest. I hate doing evil; I will have no part of it.
Whoever is wise, let him take note of these things! Let them consider the Lord's acts of loyal love!
This is the Lord's work. We consider it amazing!
I consider my actions and follow your rules.
Teach me proper discernment and understanding! For I consider your commands to be reliable.
He will not consider any compensation; he will not be willing, even if you multiply the compensation.
It is a snare for a person to rashly cry, "Holy!" and only afterward to consider what he has vowed.
When you sit down to eat with a ruler, consider carefully what is before you,
If you say, "But we did not know about this," does not the one who evaluates hearts consider? Does not the one who guards your life know? Will he not repay each person according to his deeds?
Next, I decided to consider wisdom, as well as foolish behavior and ideas. For what more can the king's successor do than what the king has already done?
Consider the work of God: For who can make straight what he has bent?
In times of prosperity be joyful, but in times of adversity consider this: God has made one as well as the other, so that no one can discover what the future holds.
Do not bring any more meaningless offerings; I consider your incense detestable! You observe new moon festivals, Sabbaths, and convocations, but I cannot tolerate sin-stained celebrations!
Come, let's consider your options," says the Lord. "Though your sins have stained you like the color red, you can become white like snow; though they are as easy to see as the color scarlet, you can become white like wool.
So Isaiah replied, "Pay attention, family of David. Do you consider it too insignificant to try the patience of men? Is that why you are also trying the patience of my God?
You are my witnesses," says the Lord, "my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may consider and believe in me, and understand that I am he. No god was formed before me, and none will outlive me.
You said, 'I will rule forever as permanent queen!' You did not think about these things; you did not consider how it would turn out.
"Look up at the hilltops and consider this. You have had sex with other gods on every one of them. You waited for those gods like a thief lying in wait in the desert. You defiled the land by your wicked prostitution to other gods.
The Lord said to his people: "You are standing at the crossroads. So consider your path. Ask where the old, reliable paths are. Ask where the path is that leads to blessing and follow it. If you do, you will find rest for your souls." But they said, "We will not follow it!"
Consider this: When I spoke to your ancestors after I brought them out of Egypt, I did not merely give them commands about burnt offerings and sacrifices.
The Lord says, "I have rejected them because the people of Judah have done what I consider evil. They have set up their disgusting idols in the temple which I have claimed for my own and have defiled it.
Then some people said, "Come on! Let us consider how to deal with Jeremiah! There will still be priests to instruct us, wise men to give us advice, and prophets to declare God's word. Come on! Let's bring charges against him and get rid of him! Then we will not need to pay attention to anything he says."
But I see the prophets of Jerusalem doing something just as shocking. They are unfaithful to me and continually prophesy lies. So they give encouragement to people who are doing evil, with the result that they do not stop their evildoing. I consider all of them as bad as the people of Sodom, and the citizens of Jerusalem as bad as the people of Gomorrah.
"I, the Lord, the God of Israel, say: 'The exiles whom I sent away from here to the land of Babylon are like those good figs. I consider them to be good.
"I, the Lord, also solemnly assert: 'King Zedekiah of Judah, his officials, and the people who remain in Jerusalem or who have gone to live in Egypt are like those bad figs. I consider them to be just like those bad figs that are so bad they cannot be eaten.
Ask yourselves this and consider it carefully: Have you ever seen a man give birth to a baby? Why then do I see all these strong men grabbing their stomachs in pain like a woman giving birth? And why do their faces turn so deathly pale?
(Tet) Her menstrual flow has soiled her clothing; she did not consider the consequences of her sin. Her demise was astonishing, and there was no one to comfort her. She cried, "Look, O Lord, on my affliction because my enemy boasts!"
"Look, O Lord! Consider that I have become worthless!"
(Resh) Look, O Lord! Consider! Whom have you ever afflicted like this? Should women eat their offspring, their healthy infants? Should priest and prophet be killed in the Lord's sanctuary?
O Lord, reflect on what has happened to us; consider and look at our disgrace.
Consider! It is planted, but will it prosper? Will it not wither completely when the east wind blows on it? Will it not wither in the soil where it sprouted?'"
Consider Assyria, a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches, like a forest giving shade, and extremely tall; its top reached into the clouds.
saying, "Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, in whom I know there to be a spirit of the holy gods and whom no mystery baffles, consider my dream that I saw and set forth its interpretation!
At the beginning of your requests a message went out, and I have come to convey it to you, for you are of great value in God's sight. Therefore consider the message and understand the vision:
as are those of Hamath also, which adjoins Damascus, and Tyre and Sidon, though they consider themselves to be very wise.
So now we consider the arrogant to be happy; indeed, those who practice evil are successful. In fact, those who challenge God escape!'"
But if we say, 'From people,' we fear the crowd, for they all consider John to be a prophet."
Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn, yet God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than the birds!
Consider how the flowers grow; they do not work or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these!
The voice spoke to him again, a second time, "What God has made clean, you must not consider ritually unclean!"
But the voice replied a second time from heaven, 'What God has made clean, you must not consider ritually unclean!'
Both Paul and Barnabas replied courageously, "It was necessary to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we are turning to the Gentiles.
After she and her household were baptized, she urged us, "If you consider me to be a believer in the Lord, come and stay in my house." And she persuaded us.
But I do not consider my life worth anything to myself, so that I may finish my task and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the good news of God's grace.
"Regarding all the things I have been accused of by the Jews, King Agrippa, I consider myself fortunate that I am about to make my defense before you today,
For we consider that a person is declared righteous by faith apart from the works of the law.
So you too consider yourselves dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
For I consider that our present sufferings cannot even be compared to the glory that will be revealed to us.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil; consider what is good before all people.
I am speaking to thoughtful people. Consider what I say.
and those members we consider less honorable we clothe with greater honor, and our unpresentable members are clothed with dignity,
Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as if it were coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God,
now I ask that when I am present I may not have to be bold with the confidence that (I expect) I will dare to use against some who consider us to be behaving according to human standards.
Let such a person consider this: What we say by letters when we are absent, we also are in actions when we are present.
For I consider myself not at all inferior to those "super-apostles."
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself to have attained this. Instead I am single-minded: Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead,
My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials,
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