12 occurrences in 14 translations

'May' in the Bible

"May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine.

Draw me after you; let us hurry! May the king bring me into his bedroom chambers! The Maidens to the Lover: We will rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. The Beloved to Her Lover: How rightly the young women adore you!

Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, come with me from Lebanon. May you journey from the top of Amana, from the tops of Senir and Hermon, from the dens of lions, from the mountain lairs of leopards.

Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

I have put off my coat; how may I put it on? My feet are washed; how may I make them unclean?

Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.

There may be sixty queens, and eighty concubines, and young women without number.

Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.

Your navel is a round mixing bowl -- may it never lack mixed wine! Your belly is a mound of wheat, encircled by lilies.

I said, "I will climb the palm tree and take hold of its fruit." May your breasts be like clusters of grapes, and the fragrance of your breath like apricots.

May your mouth be like good wine. May it go down smoothly to my beloved, gliding gently over the lips of the sleeping ones.

Much water may not put out love, or the deep waters overcome it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would be judged a price not great enough.

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אלי אוּלי 
Usage: 45

הוה הוא 
be thou , be , shall be , may be , hath
Usage: 6

יכול יכל 
Usage: 194

Usage: 1

can , cannot , be able , may , able ,
Usage: 140

be lawful , may , let
Usage: 24

Usage: 1

can , be able , avail , prevail , be whole , cannot , can do , may ,
Usage: 19

it may be
Usage: 0

Usage: 12

Usage: 17

obtain , be , chance , little , enjoy , may be , not tr ,
Usage: 11

be , may be , should be , is , might be , were , not tr ,
Usage: 41

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