'Direct' in the Bible
Now Jacob (Israel) sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph, to direct him to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.
They may assist their brothers in the Tent of Meeting to keep an obligation, but they shall do no [heavy or difficult] work. Thus you shall deal with the Levites concerning their obligations.”
Then Samuel said to all the house of Israel, “If you are returning to the Lord with all your heart, remove the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth (pagan goddesses) from among you and direct your hearts to the Lord and serve Him only; and He will rescue you from the hand of the Philistines.”
My servants will bring the logs down from Lebanon to the [Mediterranean] sea, and I will have them made into rafts to go by sea to the place (port) that you direct me; then I will have them broken up there, and you shall carry them away. Then you shall return the favor by providing food for my household.”
O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the minds of Your people, and direct their hearts toward You;
He assigned 70,000 of them to carry loads and 80,000 to quarry stone in the mountain, and 3,600 as overseers to make the people work.
For they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race has intermingled with the peoples of the lands. Indeed, the officials and chief men have been foremost in this unfaithful act and direct violation [of God’s will].”
O Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble and oppressed;You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear to hear,
Turn your footsteps [quickly] toward the perpetual ruins;The enemy has damaged everything within the sanctuary.
Teach me Your way, O Lord,I will walk and live in Your truth;Direct my heart to fear Your name [with awe-inspired reverence and submissive wonder].
Establish my footsteps in [the way of] Your word;Do not let any human weakness have power over me [causing me to be separated from You].
In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him,And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].
Listen, my son, and be wise,And direct your heart in the way [of the Lord].
[Direct those people] to the law and to the testimony! If their teachings are not in accord with this word, it is because they have no dawn.
The way of the righteous [those in right-standing with God—living in moral and spiritual integrity] is smooth and level;O Upright One, make a level path for the just and righteous.
“I have stirred up Cyrus and put him into action in righteousness [to accomplish My purpose]And I will make all his ways smooth;He will build My city and let My exiles go,Without any payment or reward,” says the Lord of hosts.
“How well you prepare your pathTo seek and obtain [adulterous] love!Even the most wicked of womenHave learned [indecent] ways from you.
O Lord, I know that the path of [life of] a man is not in himself;It is not within [the limited ability of] man [even one at his best] to choose and direct his steps [in life].
“Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and direct your [prophetic] word against the sanctuaries; prophesy against the land of Israel
Turn O sword and cut right or cut left, whichever way your thirst for blood and your edge direct you.
“Speak to Zerubbabel governor of Judah, saying, ‘I am going to shake the heavens and the earth.
This is the one who was mentioned by the prophet Isaiah when he said,“The voice of one shouting in the wilderness,‘Prepare the road for the Lord,Make His highways straight (level, direct)!’”
To shine upon those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,To guide our feet [in a straight line] into the way of peace and serenity.”
He also told them a parable: “Can a blind man guide [another] blind man? Will they not both fall into a hole in the ground?
So setting sail from Troas, we ran a direct course to Samothrace, and the next day [went on] to Neapolis;
For even if you were to have ten thousand teachers [to guide you] in Christ, yet you would not have many fathers [who led you to Christ and assumed responsibility for you], for I became your father in Christ Jesus through the good news [of salvation].
For [godly] sorrow that is in accord with the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation; but worldly sorrow [the hopeless sorrow of those who do not believe] produces death.
For indeed I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a [direct] revelation of Jesus Christ.
and that by [divine] revelation the mystery was made known to me, as I have already written in brief.
May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness and patience of Christ.
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