'Encourage' in the Bible
Indeed, I've made myself known to him in order that he may encourage his sons and his household that is born after him to keep the way of the LORD, and to do what is right and just, so that the LORD may bring about for Abraham what he has promised."
Within three days, Pharaoh will encourage you and return you to your responsibilities. You'll attend to Pharaoh's personal wine cup, just as you did when you were his senior security advisor.
But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before thee, he shall go in thither: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.
But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.
Suppose your own full brother, your son, your daughter, your beloved wife, or your closest friend should seduce you secretly and encourage you to go and serve other gods that neither you nor your ancestors have previously known,
He will encourage you and provide for you when you are old, for your daughter-in-law, who loves you, has given him birth. She is better to you than seven sons!"
Then David said unto the messenger, Thus shalt thou say unto Joab, Let not this thing displease thee, for the sword devoureth one as well as another: make thy battle more strong against the city, and overthrow it: and encourage thou him.
“Now get up! Go out and encourage your soldiers, for I swear by the Lord that if you don’t go out, not a man will remain with you tonight. This will be worse for you than all the trouble that has come to you from your youth until now!”
And they observed the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with joy, for the Lord had caused them to rejoice, and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria toward them to encourage them in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.
Instead, I would encourage you with my mouth,and the consolation from my lips would bring relief.
"Listen carefully to my words; let this encourage all of you.
So take seven bulls and seven rams and bring them to my servant Job. And bring a whole burnt offering for yourselves and my servant Job will pray for you. I'll encourage him by not responding as your disgraceful folly deserves, since you didn't speak about me correctly as did my servant Job."
They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
In the day when I called thou answeredst me; thou didst encourage me with strength in my soul.
Bright eyes encourage the heart; good news nourishes the body.
Ointments and perfume encourage the heart; in a similar way, a friend's advice is sweet to the soul.
Her children stand up and encourage her, as does her husband, who praises her:
Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble.
For this is what the high and exalted one says, the one who rules forever, whose name is holy: "I dwell in an exalted and holy place, but also with the discouraged and humiliated, in order to cheer up the humiliated and to encourage the discouraged.
The spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has chosen me. He has commissioned me to encourage the poor, to help the brokenhearted, to decree the release of captives, and the freeing of prisoners,
“Also I have seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem:They commit adultery and walk in lies;They encourage and strengthen the hands of evildoers,So that no one has turned back from his wickedness.All of them have become like Sodom to Me,And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.
(Ayin) I weep because of these things; my eyes flow with tears. For there is no one in sight who can comfort me or encourage me. My children are desolated because an enemy has prevailed.
He'll encourage himself against the southern king by raising a large army. As a result, the southern king will mobilize for war with a large and powerful army, but he won't succeed because they will devise elaborate schemes against him.
He will encourage fathers and their children to return to me, so that I will not come and strike the earth with judgment."
Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord;
Then Judas and Silas, who were also prophets, said a lot to encourage and strengthen the brothers.
They are publicly teaching customs which are unlawful for us, as Romans, to accept or observe.”
Therefore I encourage you to take some food, for this is for your preservation, for not a hair from the head of any of you will perish.”
In short, though knowing full well the sentence which God pronounces against actions such as theirs, as things which deserve death, they not only practise them, but even encourage and applaud others who do them.
[when we are] slandered, we encourage. We have become like the refuse of the world, the offscouring of all [things], until now.
I encourage you, then, be imitators of me.
who encourages us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to encourage those who are in any tribulation whatever, through the encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged of God.
so that on the contrary ye should rather shew grace and encourage, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with excessive grief.
I am sending him to you for this very reason, to let you know how we are and to encourage your hearts.
I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know how we are and so that he may encourage your hearts.
And we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s coworker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you concerning your faith,
Finally then, brothers, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus, that as you have received from us how you must walk and please God—as you are doing—do so even more.
In fact, you are doing this toward all the brothers in the entire region of Macedonia. But we encourage you, brothers, to do so even more,
Therefore encourage one another with these words.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.
We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good work and word.
We order and encourage such people by the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.
Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost [of sinners], Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example or pattern for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.
Those who have believing masters should not be disrespectful to them because they are brothers, but should serve them better, since those who benefit from their service are believers and dearly loved.Teach and encourage these things.
Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching.
holding to the faithful message as taught, so that he will be able both to encourage with sound teaching and to refute those who contradict it.
so they may encourage the young women to love their husbands and to love their children,
In the same way, encourage the young men to be self-controlled
Say these things, and encourage and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin’s deception.
or to governors as sent by him to bring punishment to those who do wrong, and to praise and encourage those who do right.
Through Silvanus, whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written this short letter to encourage you and to testify that this is to be the true grace of God in which you are to stand firm!
Dear friends, although I have been eager to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.
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