'Devote' in the Bible
He told the people who lived in Jerusalem to give a contribution for the priests and Levites so that they could devote their energy to the law of the Lord.
Rise and thresh, Daughter Zion,for I will make your horns ironand your hooves bronze,so you can crush many peoples.Then you will set apart their plunderto the Lord for destruction,their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.
But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the preaching ministry.”
Do not deprive one another sexually—except when you agree for a time, to devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again; otherwise, Satan may tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving.
This saying is trustworthy. I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed God might be careful to devote themselves to good works. These are good and profitable for everyone.
And our people must also learn to devote themselves to good works for cases of urgent need, so that they will not be unfruitful.