43 occurrences in 13 translations

'Lawful' in the Bible

Also we certify you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, singers, porters, Nethinims, or ministers of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose toll, tribute, or custom, upon them.

Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?

[The false prophets and priests] wandered [staggering] in the streets as if blind; they had so polluted themselves with blood it was not [lawful] for men to touch their garments.

But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,

Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live.

But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;

None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.

But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.

How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?

And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven.

Truly I tell you, whatever you forbid and declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be what is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit and declare proper and lawful on earth must be what is already permitted in heaven.

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?

How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?

And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?

How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?

Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?

And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?

The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.

Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death:

And Philip said, 'If thou dost believe out of all the heart, it is lawful;' and he answering said, 'I believe Jesus Christ to be the Son of God;'

And he said to them, You yourselves are aware how it is not lawful or permissible for a Jew to keep company with or to visit or [even] to come near or to speak first to anyone of another nationality, but God has shown and taught me by words that I should not call any human being common or unhallowed or [ceremonially] unclean.

And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.

But if ye inquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.

And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

[But] in the last of these days He has spoken to us in [the person of a] Son, Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things, also by and through Whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time [He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order].

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

שׁלּיט 
Shalliyt (Aramaic) 
Usage: 10

ἔννομος 
Ennomos 
Usage: 2

ἔξεστι 
Exesti 
be lawful , may , let
Usage: 24