'Effort' in the Bible
"How is the land, is it fat or lean? Are there trees in it or not? Make an effort then to get some of the fruit of the land." Now the time was the time of the first ripe grapes.
All along the way I, the Lord your God, have blessed your every effort. I have been attentive to your travels through this great wasteland. These forty years I have been with you; you have lacked for nothing.'"
As certainly as the Lord your God lives, my master has sent to every nation and kingdom in an effort to find you. When they say, 'He's not here,' he makes them swear an oath that they could not find you.
At great effort I have provided for the Temple of the LORD 100,000 gold talents, 1,000,000 silver talents, as well as bronze and iron beyond calculation, since there is so much of it. I've also provided timber and stone, but you'll need to obtain more.
So I have made every effort to provide what is needed for the temple of my God, including the gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood, as well as a large amount of onyx, settings of antimony and other stones, all kinds of precious stones, and alabaster.
They die suddenly in the middle of the night; people shudder, then pass away. Even the mighty are removed without effort.
But when I considered how to understand this, it was too great an effort for me and too painful
A song of ascents. O Lord, for David's sake remember all his strenuous effort,
Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding.
What benefit do people get from all the effort which they expend on earth?
I did not restrain myself from getting whatever I wanted; I did not deny myself anything that would bring me pleasure. So all my accomplishments gave me joy; this was my reward for all my effort.
Yet when I reflected on everything I had accomplished and on all the effort that I had expended to accomplish it, I concluded: "All these achievements and possessions are ultimately profitless -- like chasing the wind! There is nothing gained from them on earth."
So I loathed all the fruit of my effort, for which I worked so hard on earth, because I must leave it behind in the hands of my successor.
Then I saw that all painful effort in labor and all skill in work comes from man's rivalry with his neighbor. This is also vanity, a vain striving after the wind and a feeding on it.
Better one handful with rest, than two handfuls with effort and pursuit of the wind.
Here is one alone -- "no one with him; he neither has child nor brother. Yet there is no end to all his labor, neither is his eye satisfied with riches, neither does he ask, For whom do I labor and deprive myself of good? This is also vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility); yes, it is a painful effort and an unhappy business.
For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.
When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to see the business activity and the painful effort that take place upon the earth -- "how neither day nor night some men's eyes sleep -- "
If an iron axhead is blunt and a workman does not sharpen its edge, he must exert a great deal of effort; so wisdom has the advantage of giving success.
Make your tent larger, stretch your tent curtains farther out! Spare no effort, lengthen your ropes, and pound your stakes deep.
No one invokes your name, or makes an effort to take hold of you. For you have rejected us and handed us over to our own sins.
It has frustrated every effort; its thick rust will not come off. Into the fire with its rust!
"This is what the sovereign Lord says: 'The Philistines have exacted merciless revenge, showing intense scorn in their effort to destroy Judah with unrelenting hostility.
As soon as the king heard this, he was very displeased; he set his mind on rescuing Daniel and made every effort until sundown to deliver him.
The pains of a woman in childbirth are coming on for him [to be born]; but he is an unwise son, for now when it is time [to be born], he comes not to the place where [unborn] children break forth [he needs new birth but makes no effort to acquire it].
You rejoice in nothing worth mentioning that is, you keep on saying, "We captured Karnaim by our own strength of will and by our own effort, didn't we?'
Behold, your troops in the midst of you are [as weak and helpless as] women; the gates of your land are set wide open to your enemies [without effort]; fire consumes your bars.
Then Haggai responded, "'The people of this nation are unclean in my sight,' says the Lord. 'And so is all their effort; everything they offer is also unclean.
They watched him closely in an effort to trap him in something he might say.
As you are going with your adversary to the ruler, make an effort to settle with him on the way. Then he won't drag you before the judge, the judge hand you over to the bailiff, and the bailiff throw you into prison.
"Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you, many will try to enter and won't be able
From that moment Pilate made every effort to release Him. But the Jews shouted, "If you release this man, you are not Caesar's friend. Anyone who makes himself a king opposes Caesar!"
So then it does not depend on human will or effort, but on God who shows mercy.
[They asked] only that we would remember the poor, which I made every effort to do.
Are you so foolish? Although you began with the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by human effort?
making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
for the one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort -- for the sake of his good pleasure -- is God.
Not that I have already reached [the goal] or am already fully mature, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus.
But as for us, brothers, after we were forced to leave you for a short time (in person, not in heart), we greatly desired and made every effort to return and see you face to face.
Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately.
Make every effort to come to me soon,
Make every effort to come before winter. Eubulus greets you, as do Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brothers.
When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, make every effort to come to me in Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.
Make every effort to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; make sure they have what they need.
Let us then make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall into the same pattern of disobedience.
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge,
Therefore, brothers, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble.
And I will also make every effort that after my departure you may be able to recall these things at any time.
Therefore, dear friends, while you wait for these things, make every effort to be found in peace without spot or blemish before Him.
Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.
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