'Function' in the Bible
Help me understand how your precepts function, and I will meditate on your wondrous acts.
If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand cease to function.
[Remember your Creator earnestly now] before the silver cord [of life] is snapped apart, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern [and the whole circulatory system of the blood ceases to function];
"If these laws cease to function in my presence," declares the LORD, "then the descendants of Israel will cease to be a nation in my presence for all time!"
For this reason, God delivered them to degrading passions as their females exchanged their natural sexual function for one that is unnatural.
In the same way, their males also abandoned their natural sexual function toward females and burned with lust toward one another. Males committed indecent acts with males, and received within themselves the appropriate penalty for their perversion.
For no person will be justified (made righteous, acquitted, and judged acceptable) in His sight by observing the works prescribed by the Law. For [the real function of] the Law is to make men recognize and be conscious of sin [ not mere perception, but an acquaintance with sin which works toward repentance, faith, and holy character].
Now as we have many parts in one body, and all the parts do not have the same function,
For a man ought not to wear anything on his head [in church], for he is the image and [reflected] glory of God [ his function of government reflects the majesty of the divine Rule]; but woman is [the expression of] man's glory (majesty, preeminence).
Now you [collectively] are Christ's body and [individually] you are members of it, each part severally and distinct [each with his own place and function].
- Affair (8 instances)
- Agency (8 instances)
- Allegiance (44 instances)
- Function (10 instances)
- Number (736 instances)
- Occasion (85 instances)
- Office (80 instances)
- Officiate (2 instances)
- Operate (5 instances)
- Part (832 instances)
- Procedure (12 instances)
- Purpose (565 instances)