'Instead' in the Bible
Instead, go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
He told them, “You will indeed drink My cup. But to sit at My right and left is not Mine to give; instead, it belongs to those for whom it has been prepared by My Father.”
“The sensible ones answered, ‘No, there won’t be enough for us and for you. Go instead to those who sell, and buy oil for yourselves.’
When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that a riot was starting instead, he took some water, washed his hands in front of the crowd, and said, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. See to it yourselves!”
But He would not let him; instead, He told him, “Go back home to your own people, and report to them how much the Lord has done for you and how He has had mercy on you.”
because they had not understood about the loaves. Instead, their hearts were hardened.
Then the Pharisees and the scribes asked Him, “Why don’t Your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders, instead of eating bread with ritually unclean hands?”
Instead, immediately after hearing about Him, a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit came and fell at His feet.
But to sit at My right or left is not Mine to give; instead, it is for those it has been prepared for.”
But the chief priests stirred up the crowd so that he would release Barabbas to them instead.
What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish?
He longed to be filled with what fell from the rich man’s table, but instead the dogs would come and lick his sores.
Instead, will he not tell him, ‘Prepare something for me to eat, get ready, and serve me while I eat and drink; later you can eat and drink’?
The one who believes in the Son has eternal life, but the one who refuses to believe in the Son will not see life; instead, the wrath of God remains on him.
They will never follow a stranger; instead they will run away from him, because they don’t recognize the voice of strangers.”
Now the large group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but instead they held everything in common.
but instead we should write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from blood.
Instead they had some disagreements with him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, a dead man Paul claimed to be alive.
Instead, I preached to those in Damascus first, and to those in Jerusalem and in all the region of Judea, and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works worthy of repentance.
For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened.
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator, who is praised forever. Amen.
For by the grace given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think. Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one.
Be in agreement with one another. Do not be proud; instead, associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own estimation.
Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for His wrath. For it is written: Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay, says the Lord.
Therefore, let us no longer criticize one another. Instead decide never to put a stumbling block or pitfall in your brother’s way.
Instead, God has chosen what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen what is weak in the world to shame the strong.
And you are inflated with pride, instead of filled with grief so that he who has committed this act might be removed from your congregation.
Instead, believer goes to court against believer, and that before unbelievers!
Instead, you act unjustly and cheat—and you do this to believers!
If others have this right to receive benefits from you, don’t we even more?However, we have not made use of this right; instead we endure everything so that we will not hinder the gospel of Christ.
Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
But our presentable parts have no need of clothing. Instead, God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the less honorable,
As a result, you should instead forgive and comfort him. Otherwise, this one may be overwhelmed by excessive grief.
Instead, we have renounced shameful secret things, not walking in deceit or distorting God’s message, but commending ourselves to every person’s conscience in God’s sight by an open display of the truth.
In fact, when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest. Instead, we were troubled in every way: conflicts on the outside, fears inside.
and not just as we had hoped. Instead, they gave themselves especially to the Lord, then to us by God’s will.
I did not go up to Jerusalem to those who had become apostles before me; instead I went to Arabia and came back to Damascus.
But the law is not based on faith; instead, the one who does these things will live by them.
Instead, he is under guardians and stewards until the time set by his father.
They are enthusiastic about you, but not for any good. Instead, they want to isolate you so you will be enthusiastic about them.
For both circumcision and uncircumcision mean nothing; what matters instead is a new creation.
The thief must no longer steal. Instead, he must do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share with anyone in need.
Don’t participate in the fruitless works of darkness, but instead expose them.
Instead He emptied Himselfby assuming the form of a slave,taking on the likeness of men.And when He had come as a manin His external form,
Instead, just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please men, but rather God, who examines our hearts.
Although we could have been a burden as Christ’s apostles, instead we were gentle among you, as a nursing mother nurtures her own children.
we did not eat anyone’s food free of charge; instead, we labored and struggled, working night and day, so that we would not be a burden to any of you.
I do not allow a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; instead, she is to be silent.
Let no one despise your youth; instead, you should be an example to the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
So don’t be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, or of me His prisoner. Instead, share in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God.
I appeal to you, instead, on the basis of love. I, Paul, as an elderly man and now also as a prisoner of Christ Jesus,
No one takes this honor on himself; instead, a person is called by God, just as Aaron was.
and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed instead.
Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God (the heavenly Jerusalem), to myriads of angels in festive gathering,
For we do not have an enduring city here; instead, we seek the one to come.
Instead, you should say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”
Instead, it should consist of what is inside the heart with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very valuable in God’s eyes.
Instead, rejoice as you share in the sufferings of the Messiah, so that you may also rejoice with great joy at the revelation of His glory.
For we did not follow cleverly contrived myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; instead, we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead, men spoke from God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
The anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you don’t need anyone to teach you. Instead, His anointing teaches you about all things and is true and is not a lie; just as He has taught you, remain in Him.
There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love.
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