'Devote' in the Bible
Then Israel made this vow in the LORD's presence: "If you give these people into our control, we intend to devote their cities to total destruction."
then put the inhabitants of the town to death by the sword. Devote everything in it to divine destruction even its livestock by the sword.
Never devote all your energy to sex, or dedicate your life to destroying kings.
The believers continued to devote themselves to what the apostles were teaching, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to times of prayer.
Then we'll devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word."
If your gift is serving, devote yourself to serving others. If it is teaching, devote yourself to teaching others.
If it is encouraging, devote yourself to encouraging others. If it is sharing, share generously. If it is leading, lead enthusiastically. If it is helping, help cheerfully.
Do not withhold yourselves from each other unless you agree to do so just for a set time, in order to devote yourselves to prayer. Then you should come together again so that Satan does not tempt you through your lack of self-control.
Devote yourselves to prayer. Be alert and thankful when you pray.
Think on these things. Devote your life to them so that everyone can see your progress.
But you must be clear-headed about everything. Endure suffering. Do the work of an evangelist. Devote yourself completely to your ministry.
This saying is trustworthy. I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have put their faith in God may devote themselves to good actions. These things are good and helpful to other people.