'May' in the Bible
And all this hath come to pass, that it may be fulfilled that was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying,
And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
And on their having withdrawn, lo, a messenger of the Lord doth appear in a dream to Joseph, saying, 'Having risen, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and be thou there till I may speak to thee, for Herod is about to seek the child to destroy him.'
And the Tempter having come to him said, 'If Son thou art of God -- speak that these stones may become loaves.'
If you are the Son of God, let yourself go down; for it is in the Writings, He will give his angels care over you; and, In their hands they will keep you up, so that your foot may not be crushed against a stone.
Jesus said to him, Again it is in the Writings, You may not put the Lord your God to the test.
Happy are ye whenever they may reproach you, and may persecute, and may say any evil thing against you falsely for my sake --
'Ye are the salt of the land, but if the salt may lose savour, in what shall it be salted? for nothing is it good henceforth, except to be cast without, and to be trodden down by men.
You are the light of the world. A town put on a hill may be seen by all.
And a burning light is not put under a vessel, but on its table; so that its rays may be shining on all who are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
for, verily I say to you, till that the heaven and the earth may pass away, one iota or one tittle may not pass away from the law, till that all may come to pass.
Whoever therefore may loose one of these commands -- the least -- and may teach men so, least he shall be called in the reign of the heavens, but whoever may do and may teach them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens.
'For I say to you, that if your righteousness may not abound above that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye may not enter to the reign of the heavens.
'Ye heard that it was said to the ancients: Thou shalt not kill, and whoever may kill shall be in danger of the judgment;
but I -- I say to you, that every one who is angry at his brother without cause, shall be in danger of the judgment, and whoever may say to his brother, Empty fellow! shall be in danger of the sanhedrim, and whoever may say, Rebel! shall be in danger of the gehenna of the fire.
Come to terms quickly with your opponent while you are on the way to court, or your opponent may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison.
You have knowledge that it was said, You may not have connection with another man's wife:
'But, if thy right eye doth cause thee to stumble, pluck it out and cast from thee, for it is good to thee that one of thy members may perish, and not thy whole body be cast to gehenna.
'And, if thy right hand doth cause thee to stumble, cut it off, and cast from thee, for it is good to thee that one of thy members may perish, and not thy whole body be cast to gehenna.
'And it was said, That whoever may put away his wife, let him give to her a writing of divorce;
but I -- I say to you, that whoever may put away his wife, save for the matter of whoredom, doth make her to commit adultery; and whoever may marry her who hath been put away doth commit adultery.
You may not take an oath by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black.
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
'For, if ye may love those loving you, what reward have ye? do not also the tax-gatherers the same?
and if ye may salute your brethren only, what do ye abundant? do not also the tax-gatherers so?
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
And -- praying -- ye may not use vain repetitions like the nations, for they think that in their much speaking they shall be heard,
Therefore, this is how you should pray: "Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.
May your kingdom come. May your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
For, if ye may forgive men their trespasses He also will forgive you -- your Father who is in the heavens;
but if ye may not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
Make no store of wealth for yourselves on earth, where it may be turned to dust by worms and weather, and where thieves may come in by force and take it away.
'The lamp of the body is the eye, if, therefore, thine eye may be perfect, all thy body shall be enlightened,
but if thine eye may be evil, all thy body shall be dark; if, therefore, the light that is in thee is darkness -- the darkness, how great!
No man is able to be a servant to two masters: for he will have hate for the one and love for the other, or he will keep to one and have no respect for the other. You may not be servants of God and of wealth.
'Because of this I say to you, be not anxious for your life, what ye may eat, and what ye may drink, nor for your body, what ye may put on. Is not the life more than the nourishment, and the body than the clothing?
therefore ye may not be anxious, saying, What may we eat? or, What may we drink? or, What may we put round?
'Judge not, that ye may not be judged,
or, how wilt thou say to thy brother, Suffer I may cast out the mote from thine eye, and lo, the beam is in thine own eye?
Ye may not give that which is holy to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before the swine, that they may not trample them among their feet, and having turned -- may rend you.
Or what man is of you, of whom, if his son may ask a loaf -- a stone will he present to him?
and if a fish he may ask -- a serpent will he present to him?
'All things, therefore, whatever ye may will that men may be doing to you, so also do to them, for this is the law and the prophets.
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
and Jesus saith to him, 'The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven places of rest, but the Son of Man hath not where he may lay the head.'
But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
And Jesus said to them, 'Can the sons of the bride-chamber mourn, so long as the bridegroom is with them? but days shall come when the bridegroom may be taken from them, and then they shall fast.
For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
beseech ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he may put forth workmen to His harvest.'
'And into whatever city or village ye may enter, inquire ye who in it is worthy, and there abide, till ye may go forth.
And when you go in, say, May peace be on this house.
'And whoever may not receive you nor hear your words, coming forth from that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet,
'And whenever they may deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye may speak, for it shall be given you in that hour what ye shall speak;
'And whenever they may persecute you in this city, flee to the other, for verily I say to you, ye may not have completed the cities of Israel till the Son of Man may come.
sufficient to the disciple that he may be as his teacher, and the servant as his lord; if the master of the house they did call Beelzeboul, how much more those of his household?
'Ye may not, therefore, fear them, for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed, and hid, that shall not be known;
'Ye may not suppose that I came to put peace on the earth; I did not come to put peace, but a sword;
and whoever may give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say to you, he may not lose his reward.'
and happy is he who may not be stumbled in me.'
But what comparison may I make of this generation? It is like children seated in the market-places, crying out to one another,
All things were delivered to me by my Father, and none doth know the Son, except the Father, nor doth any know the Father, except the Son, and he to whom the Son may wish to reveal Him.
And he said to them, 'What man shall be of you, who shall have one sheep, and if this may fall on the sabbaths into a ditch, will not lay hold on it and raise it?
a bruised reed he shall not break, and smoking flax he shall not quench, till he may put forth judgment to victory,
'Or how is one able to go into the house of the strong man, and to plunder his goods, if first he may not bind the strong man? and then his house he will plunder.
This is why I tell you that men may find forgiveness for every other sin and impious word, but that for impious speaking against the Holy Spirit they shall find no forgiveness.
And whoever may speak a word against the Son of Man it shall be forgiven to him, but whoever may speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that which is coming.
'And I say to you, that every idle word that men may speak, they shall give for it a reckoning in a day of judgment;
'And, when the unclean spirit may go forth from the man, it doth walk through dry places seeking rest, and doth not find;
for whoever may do the will of my Father who is in the heavens, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.'
He presented another parable to them: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
And he saith to them, A man, an enemy, did this; and the servants said to him, Wilt thou, then, that having gone away we may gather it up?
"But he said, 'No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them.
which less, indeed, is than all the seeds, but when it may be grown, is greatest of the herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the heaven do come and rest in its branches.'
And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
'Wherefore do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they do not wash their hands when they may eat bread.'
but ye say, Whoever may say to father or mother, An offering is whatever thou mayest be profited by me; --
and he may not honour his father or his mother, and ye did set aside the command of God because of your tradition.
let them alone, guides they are -- blind of blind; and if blind may guide blind, both into a ditch shall fall.'
Then Jesus called his disciples and said, "I have compassion for the crowd because they have already been with me for three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away without food, or they may faint on the road."
And the disciples say to him, How may we get enough bread in a waste place, to give food to such a number of people?
Then did he charge his disciples that they may say to no one that he is Jesus the Christ.
for whoever may will to save his life, shall lose it, and whoever may lose his life for my sake shall find it,
for what is a man profited if he may gain the whole world, but of his life suffer loss? or what shall a man give as an exchange for his life?
Verily I say to you, there are certain of those standing here who shall not taste of death till they may see the Son of Man coming in his reign.'
And Peter answering said to Jesus, 'Sir, it is good to us to be here; if thou wilt, we may make here three booths -- for thee one, and for Moses one, and one for Elijah.'
And as they are coming down from the mount, Jesus charged them, saying, 'Say to no one the vision, till the Son of Man out of the dead may rise.'
And Jesus said to them, 'Through your want of faith; for verily I say to you, if ye may have faith as a grain of mustard, ye shall say to this mount, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible to you,
but, that we may not cause them to stumble, having gone to the sea, cast a hook, and the fish that hath come up first take thou up, and having opened its mouth, thou shalt find a stater, that having taken, give to them for me and thee.'
and said, 'Verily I say to you, if ye may not be turned and become as the children, ye may not enter into the reign of the heavens;
whoever then may humble himself as this child, he is the greater in the reign of the heavens.
'And he who may receive one such child in my name, doth receive me,
and whoever may cause to stumble one of those little ones who are believing in me, it is better for him that a weighty millstone may be hanged upon his neck, and he may be sunk in the depth of the sea.
Beware! -- ye may not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their messengers in the heavens do always behold the face of my Father who is in the heavens,
What think ye? if a man may have an hundred sheep, and there may go astray one of them, doth he not -- having left the ninety-nine, having gone on the mountains -- seek that which is gone astray?
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