'May' in the Bible
so that you may know the certainty of the things about which you have been instructed.
for he shall be great before the Lord, and wine and strong drink he may not drink, and of the Holy Spirit he shall be full, even from his mother's womb;
And Zacharias said to the angel, How may I be certain of this? For I am an old man, and my wife is far on in years.
and she, having seen, was troubled at his word, and was reasoning of what kind this salutation may be.
And Mary said to the angel, How may this be, because I have had no knowledge of a man?
"I am the Lord's slave," said Mary. "May it be done to me according to your word." Then the angel left her.
And she said with a loud voice: May blessing be on you among women, and a blessing on the child of your body.
that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, may serve him without fear,
To give light to those in dark places, and in the shade of death, so that our feet may be guided into the way of peace.
And it came to pass, when the messengers were gone away from them to the heavens, that the men, the shepherds, said unto one another, 'We may go over indeed unto Bethlehem, and see this thing that hath come to pass, that the Lord did make known to us.'
and it hath been divinely told him by the Holy Spirit -- not to see death before he may see the Christ of the Lord.
(Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
And the people are looking forward, and all are reasoning in their hearts concerning John, whether or not he may be the Christ;
and the Devil said to him, 'If Son thou art of God, speak to this stone that it may become bread.'
And, In their hands they will keep you up, so that your foot may not be crushed against a stone.
And Jesus made answer and said to him, It is said in the Writings, You may not put the Lord your God to the test.
And [Jesus] charged him to tell no one [ that he might chance to meet], until [He said] you go and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your purification, as Moses commanded, for a testimony and proof to the people, that they may have evidence [of your healing].
and not having found by what way they may bring him in because of the multitude, having gone up on the house-top, through the tiles they let him down, with the little couch, into the midst before Jesus,
But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.
I have come, not to get the upright, but sinners, so that they may be turned from their sins.
but days will come, and, when the bridegroom may be taken away from them, then they shall fast in those days.'
How he went into the house of God and took for food the holy bread, which only the priests may take, and gave it to those who were with him?
and as ye wish that men may do to you, do ye also to them in like manner;
and if ye lend to those of whom ye hope to receive back, what grace have ye? for also the sinful lend to sinners -- that they may receive again as much.
'And judge not, and ye may not be judged; condemn not, and ye may not be condemned; release, and ye shall be released.
or how art thou able to say to thy brother, Brother, suffer, I may take out the mote that is in thine eye -- thyself the beam in thine own eye not beholding? Hypocrite, take first the beam out of thine own eye, and then thou shalt see clearly to take out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
and happy is he whoever may not be stumbled in me.'
Jesus continued, "To what may I compare the people living today?
And his disciples were questioning him, saying, 'What may this simile be?'
So He said, "The secrets of the kingdom of God have been given for you to know, but to the rest it is in parables, so that Looking they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. "
The seeds along the path are those who have heard. Then the Devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.
'And those upon the rock: They who, when they may hear, with joy do receive the word, and these have no root, who for a time believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.
'See, therefore, how ye hear, for whoever may have, there shall be given to him, and whoever may not have, also what he seemeth to have, shall be taken from him.'
And it came to pass, on one of the days, that he himself went into a boat with his disciples, and he said unto them, 'We may go over to the other side of the lake;' and they set forth,
and he was calling on him, that he may not command them to go away to the abyss,
and into whatever house ye may enter, there remain, and thence depart;
and as many as may not receive you, going forth from that city, even the dust from your feet shake off, for a testimony against them.'
And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place.
And he said unto them, 'Give ye them to eat;' and they said, 'We have no more than five loaves, and two fishes: except, having gone, we may buy for all this people victuals;'
for whoever may will to save his life, shall lose it, and whoever may lose his life for my sake, he shall save it;
'For whoever may be ashamed of me, and of my words, of this one shall the Son of Man be ashamed, when he may come in his glory, and the Father's, and the holy messengers';
and I say to you, truly, there are certain of those here standing, who shall not taste of death till they may see the reign of God.'
And it came to pass, in their parting from him, Peter said unto Jesus, 'Master, it is good to us to be here; and we may make three booths, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah,' not knowing what he saith:
And there entered a reasoning among them, this, Who may be greater of them?
and said to them, 'Whoever may receive this child in my name, doth receive me, and whoever may receive me, doth receive Him who sent me, for he who is least among you all -- he shall be great.'
And his disciples James and John having seen, said, 'Sir, wilt thou that we may command fire to come down from the heaven, and to consume them, as also Elijah did?'
and Jesus said to him, 'The foxes have holes, and the fowls of the heaven places of rest, but the Son of Man hath not where he may recline the head.'
then said he unto them, 'The harvest indeed is abundant, but the workmen few; beseech ye then the Lord of the harvest, that He may put forth workmen to His harvest.
"Whatever house you go into, first say, "May there be peace in this house.'
and if indeed there may be there the son of peace, rest on it shall your peace; and if not so, upon you it shall turn back.
and into whatever city ye enter, and they may receive you, eat the things set before you,
'And into whatever city ye do enter, and they may not receive you, having gone forth to its broad places, say,
All things were delivered up to me by my Father, and no one doth know who the Son is, except the Father, and who the Father is, except the Son, and he to whom the Son may wish to reveal Him.'
And a certain teacher of the law got up and put him to the test, saying, Master, what have I to do so that I may have eternal life?
and Martha was distracted about much serving, and having stood by him, she said, 'Sir, dost thou not care that my sister left me alone to serve? say then to her, that she may partake along with me.'
So he told them, "Whenever you pray you are to say, "Father, may your name be kept holy. May your kingdom come.
May we have forgiveness for our sins, as we make free all those who are in debt to us. And let us not be put to the test.
And he said unto them, 'Who of you shall have a friend, and shall go on unto him at midnight, and may say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves,
and he from within answering may say, Do not give me trouble, already the door hath been shut, and my children with me are in the bed, I am not able, having risen, to give to thee.
and if he may ask an egg, will he present to him a scorpion?
'When the strong man armed may keep his hall, in peace are his goods;
but when the stronger than he, having come upon him, may overcome him, his whole-armour he doth take away in which he had trusted, and his spoils he distributeth;
'When the unclean spirit may go forth from the man it walketh through waterless places seeking rest, and not finding, it saith, I will turn back to my house whence I came forth;
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.
'The lamp of the body is the eye, when then thine eye may be simple, thy whole body also is lightened; and when it may be evil, thy body also is darkened;
"Then watch out that the light in you is not darkness.
if then thy whole body is lightened, not having any part darkened, the whole shall be lightened, as when the lamp by the brightness may give thee light.'
That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;
And I say to you, my friends, Have no fear of those who may put the body to death, and are able to do no more than that.
but I will show to you, whom ye may fear; Fear him who, after the killing, is having authority to cast to the gehenna; yes, I say to you, Fear ye Him.
And I say to you, Every one -- whoever may confess with me before men, the Son of Man also shall confess with him before the messengers of God,
"Moreover every one who shall speak against the Son of Man, may obtain forgiveness; but he who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will never obtain forgiveness.
'And when they bring you before the synagogues, and the rulers, and the authorities, be not anxious how or what ye may reply, or what ye may say,
And he said unto his disciples, 'Because of this, to you I say, Be not anxious for your life, what ye may eat; nor for the body, what ye may put on;
And ye -- seek not what ye may eat, or what ye may drink, and be not in suspense,
And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
and if he may come in the second watch, and in the third watch he may come, and may find it so, happy are those servants.
'And if that servant may say in his heart, My lord doth delay to come, and may begin to beat the men-servants and the maid-servants, to eat also, and to drink, and to be drunken;
I came to send a fire on the earth, and it may even now have been lighted.
but I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how am I pressed till it may be completed!
And he said also to the multitudes, 'When ye may see the cloud rising from the west, immediately ye say, A shower doth come, and it is so;
for, as thou art going away with thy opponent to the ruler, in the way give diligence to be released from him, lest he may drag thee unto the judge, and the judge may deliver thee to the officer, and the officer may cast thee into prison;
No -- I say to you, but, if ye may not reform, all ye even so shall perish.
No -- I say to you, but, if ye may not reform, all ye in like manner shall perish.'
'And he answering saith to him, Sir, suffer it also this year, till that I may dig about it, and cast in dung;
and if indeed it may bear fruit -- ;and if not so, thereafter thou shalt cut it off.'
And the ruler of the Synagogue was angry because Jesus had made her well on the Sabbath, and he said to the people, There are six days in which men may do work: so come on those days to be made well, and not on the Sabbath.
Then he said, What is the kingdom of God like? what comparison may I make of it?
from the time the master of the house may have risen up, and may have shut the door, and ye may begin without to stand, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, lord, open to us, and he answering shall say to you, I have not known you whence ye are,
then ye may begin to say, We did eat before thee, and did drink, and in our broad places thou didst teach;
'There shall be there the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth, when ye may see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the reign of God, and yourselves being cast out without;
Lo, your house is being left to you desolate, and verily I say to you -- ye may not see me, till it may come, when ye may say, Blessed is he who is coming in the name of the Lord.'
"When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, don't recline at the best place, because a more distinguished person than you may have been invited by your host.
The one who invited both of you may come and say to you, 'Give your place to this man,' and then in humiliation, you will proceed to take the lowest place.
But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
Then he told the man who had invited him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, stop inviting only your friends, brothers, relatives, or rich neighbors. Otherwise, they may invite you in return and you would be repaid.
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
And turning round, he said to them, If any man comes to me, and has not hate for his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, and even for his life, he may not be my disciple.
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