'May' in the Bible
To: Everyone in Rome, loved by God and called to be holy. May grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be yours!
always asking in my prayers that if it is somehow in God's will, I may now at last succeed in coming to you.
For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that I often intended to come to you (and was prevented until now), so that I may have some fruit even among you, just as I already have among the rest of the Gentiles.
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse:
For, when nations that have not a law, by nature may do the things of the law, these not having a law -- to themselves are a law;
You who give teaching to others, do you give it to yourself? you who say that a man may not take what is not his, do you take what is not yours?
You who say that a man may not be untrue to his wife, are you true to yours? you who are a hater of images, do you do wrong to the house of God?
If, therefore the uncircumcision the righteousness of the law may keep, shall not his uncircumcision for circumcision be reckoned?
The true Jew is not one who is only so publicly, and circumcision is not that which may be seen in the flesh:
Absolutely not! God must be true, but everyone is a liar, as it is written: That You may be justified in Your words and triumph when You judge.
But if the righteousness of God is supported by our wrongdoing what is to be said? is it wrong for God to be angry (as men may say)?
May it never be! For otherwise, how will God judge the world?
And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
And they may have righteousness put to their credit, freely, by his grace, through the salvation which is in Christ Jesus:
with a view to demonstrating, at the present time, His righteousness, that He may be shown to be righteous Himself, and the giver of righteousness to those who believe in Jesus.
For this reason, then, a man may get righteousness by faith without the works of the law.
Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law.
What, then, may we say that Abraham, our father after the flesh, has got?
happy the man to whom the Lord may not reckon sin.'
And he received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while still uncircumcised. This was to make him the father of all who believe but are not circumcised, so that righteousness may be credited to them also.
This is why the promise is by faith, so that it may be according to grace, to guarantee it to all the descendants-not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of Abraham's faith. He is the father of us all
Now the law came in so that the transgression may increase, but where sin increased, grace multiplied all the more,
that even as the sin did reign in the death, so also the grace may reign, through righteousness, to life age-during, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?
Therefore we were buried with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too may walk in a new way of life.
For we know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that sin's dominion over the body may be abolished, so that we may no longer be enslaved to sin,
For sin may not have rule over you: because you are not under law, but under grace.
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be!
for the married woman to the living husband hath been bound by law, and if the husband may die, she hath been free from the law of the husband;
so, then, the husband being alive, an adulteress she shall be called if she may become another man's; and if the husband may die, she is free from the law, so as not to be an adulteress, having become another man's.
Therefore, my brothers, you also were put to death in relation to the law through the [crucified] body of the Messiah, so that you may belong to another-to Him who was raised from the dead-that we may bear fruit for God.
But now we have been released from the law, since we have died to what held us, so that we may serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old letter of the law.
What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, "YOU SHALL NOT COVET."
Therefore did that which is good become a cause of death for me? May it never be! Rather it was sin, in order that it might be shown to be sin by effecting my death through that which is good, so that through the commandment sin would become utterly sinful.
that the righteousness of the law may be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
And, in like manner also, the Spirit doth help our weaknesses; for, what we may pray for, as it behoveth us, we have not known, but the Spirit himself doth make intercession for us with groanings unutterable,
What may we say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
What shall we say then? There is no injustice with God, is there? May it never be!
For the Scripture tells Pharaoh: For this reason I raised you up: so that I may display My power in you, and that My name may be proclaimed in all the earth.
You may ask me, "Then why does God still find fault with anybody? For who can resist his will?"
But, O man, who are you, to make answer against God? May the thing which is made say to him who made it, Why did you make me so?
And Isaiah doth cry concerning Israel, 'If the number of the sons of Israel may be as the sand of the sea, the remnant shall be saved;
What then may we say? That the nations who did not go after righteousness have got righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:
Brethren, my heart's desire and my supplication to God is for them, that they may be saved.
and how shall they preach, if they may not be sent? according as it hath been written, 'How beautiful the feet of those proclaiming good tidings of peace, of those proclaiming good tidings of the good things!'
I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.
I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous.
If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
And those also, if they may not remain in unbelief, shall be graffed in, for God is able again to graff them in;
For I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, of this secret -- that ye may not be wise in your own conceits -- that hardness in part to Israel hath happened till the fulness of the nations may come in;
and this to them is the covenant from Me, when I may take away their sins.'
Because God's selection and his mercies may not be changed.
Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
For God has imprisoned all in disobedience, so that He may have mercy on all.
O how deep is the wealth of the wisdom and knowledge of God! no one is able to make discovery of his decisions, and his ways may not be searched out.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
for both, if we may live, to the Lord we live; if also we may die, to the Lord we die; both then if we may live, also if we may die, we are the Lord's;
for because of this Christ both died and rose again, and lived again, that both of dead and of living he may be Lord.
no longer, therefore, may we judge one another, but this judge ye rather, not to put a stumbling-stone before the brother, or an offence.
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
and he who is making a difference, if he may eat, hath been condemned, because it is not of faith; and all that is not of faith is sin.
For whatever was written before was written for our instruction, so that through our endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we may have hope.
Now may the God of endurance and encouragement grant you agreement with one another, according to Christ Jesus,
That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
and so that Gentiles may glorify God for His mercy. As it is written: Therefore I will praise You among the Gentiles, and I will sing psalms to Your name.
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving as a priest of God's good news. My purpose is that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
when I may go on to Spain I will come unto you, for I hope in going through, to see you, and by you to be set forward thither, if of you first, in part, I shall be filled.
That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
Now may the God who grants peace be with all of you! Amen.
So you should welcome her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever matter she may require your help. For indeed she has been a benefactor of many-and of me also.
For all have knowledge of how you do what you are ordered. For this reason I have joy in you, but it is my desire that you may be wise in what is good, and without knowledge of evil.
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be with all of you!
May the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be with all of you!
But is now made clear; and by the writings of the prophets, by the order of the eternal God, the knowledge of it has been given to all the nations, so that they may come under the rule of the faith;
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