'May' in the Bible
May grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be yours!
Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus the Messiah, I urge all of you to be in agreement and not to have divisions among you, so that you may be perfectly united in your understanding and opinions.
that no one may say that to my own name I did baptize;
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but -- to proclaim good news; not in wisdom of discourse, that the cross of the Christ may not be made of none effect;
but the foolish things of the world did God choose, that the wise He may put to shame; and the weak things of the world did God choose that He may put to shame the strong;
and the base things of the world, and the things despised did God choose, and the things that are not, that the things that are He may make useless --
so that no one may boast in God's presence.
in order that it may be as Scripture says, "He who boasts--let his boast be in the Lord."
that your faith may not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
And we the spirit of the world did not receive, but the Spirit that is of God, that we may know the things conferred by God on us,
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
for when one may say, 'I, indeed, am of Paul;' and another, 'I -- of Apollos;' are ye not fleshly?
But on the base a man may put gold, silver, stones of great price, wood, dry grass, cut stems;
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
and as to the rest, it is required in the stewards that one may be found faithful,
and to me it is for a very little thing that by you I may be judged, or by man's day, but not even myself do I judge,
so, then, nothing before the time judge ye, till the Lord may come, who will both bring to light the hidden things of the darkness, and will manifest the counsels of the hearts, and then the praise shall come to each from God.
Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the saying: "Nothing beyond what is written." The purpose is that none of you will be inflated with pride in favor of one person over another.
Already ye are having been filled, already ye were rich, apart from us ye did reign, and I would also ye did reign, that we also with you may reign together,
I am not saying these things to put you to shame, but so that, as my dear children, you may see what is right.
You may have 10,000 mentors who work for the Messiah, but not many fathers. For in the Messiah Jesus I became your father through the gospel.
but I will come quickly unto you, if the Lord may will, and I will know not the word of those puffed up, but the power;
and ye are having been puffed up, and did not rather mourn, that he may be removed out of the midst of you who did this work,
To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
so that we may keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of evil and wickedness, but with unleavened food of sincerity and truth.
and now, I did write to you not to keep company with him, if any one, being named a brother, may be a whoremonger, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner -- with such a one not even to eat together;
of the things of life, indeed, then, if ye may have judgment, those despised in the assembly -- these cause ye to sit;
I say this to put you to shame. Is there not among you one wise man who may be able to give a decision between his brothers?
Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? May it never be!
flee the whoredom; every sin -- whatever a man may commit -- is without the body, and he who is committing whoredom, against his own body doth sin.
Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
And I say to the unmarried and to the widows: it is good for them if they may remain even as I am;
But to the married I give orders, though not I but the Lord, that the wife may not go away from her husband
but and if she may separate, let her remain unmarried, or to the husband let her be reconciled, and let not a husband send away a wife.
But if the one who is not a Christian has a desire to go away, let it be so: the brother or the sister in such a position is not forced to do one thing or the other: but it is God's pleasure that we may be at peace with one another.
For how may you be certain, O wife, that you will not be the cause of salvation to your husband? or you, O husband, that you may not do the same for your wife?
Art thou called being a slave? care not for it; but if thou may be made free, use it rather.
But and if thou mayest marry, thou didst not sin; and if the virgin may marry, she did not sin; and such shall have tribulation in the flesh: and I spare you.
And this I say, brethren, the time henceforth is having been shortened -- that both those having wives may be as not having;
But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.
and if any one doth think it to be unseemly to his virgin, if she may be beyond the bloom of age, and it ought so to be, what he willeth let him do; he doth not sin -- let him marry.
A wife hath been bound by law as long time as her husband may live, and if her husband may sleep, she is free to be married to whom she will -- only in the Lord;
and she is happier if she may so remain -- according to my judgment; and I think I also have the Spirit of God.
For although there may be so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many of them, both of gods and of lords and masters,
But victuals do not commend us to God, for neither if we may eat are we in advance; nor if we may not eat, are we behind;
but see, lest this privilege of yours may become a stumbling-block to the infirm,
for if any one may see thee that hast knowledge in an idol's temple reclining at meat -- shall not his conscience -- he being infirm -- be emboldened to eat the things sacrificed to idols,
wherefore, if victuals cause my brother to stumble, I may eat no flesh -- to the age -- that my brother I may not cause to stumble.
if others do partake of the authority over you -- not we more? but we did not use this authority, but all things we bear, that we may give no hindrance to the good news of the Christ.
But I have not used any of these rights, and I'm not writing this so that they may be applied in my case. I would rather die than let anyone deprive me of my reason for boasting.
for if I may proclaim good news, it is no glorying for me, for necessity is laid upon me, and woe is to me if I may not proclaim good news;
What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.
For [although I] am free from all [people], I have enslaved myself to all, in order that I may gain more.
I have become like a Jew to the Jews, in order that I may gain the Jews. To those under the law [I became] as under the law ([although I] myself am not under the law) in order that I may gain those under the law.
To those outside the law [I became] as outside the law ([although I] am not outside the law of God, but subject to the law of Christ) in order that I may gain those outside the law.
To the weak I became weak, in order to win the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that I may by all means save some.
Now I do all this because of the gospel, that I may become a partner in its benefits.
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
and every one who is striving, is in all things temperate; these, indeed, then, that a corruptible crown they may receive, but we an incorruptible;
but I chastise my body, and bring it into servitude, lest by any means, having preached to others -- I myself may become disapproved.
For it is my desire, my brothers, that you may keep in mind how all our fathers were under the cloud, and they all went through the sea;
neither may we commit whoredom, as certain of them did commit whoredom, and there fell in one day twenty-three thousand;
neither may we tempt the Christ, as also certain of them did tempt, and by the serpents did perish;
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
It is not possible for you, at the same time, to take the cup of the Lord and the cup of evil spirits; you may not take part in the table of the Lord and the table of evil spirits.
Or may we be the cause of envy to the Lord? are we stronger than he?
Whatever meat may be had at the public market, take as food without question of right or wrong;
and if any one may say to you, 'This is a thing sacrificed to an idol,' -- do not eat, because of that one who shewed it, and of the conscience, for the Lord's is the earth and its fulness:
But now I mean his conscience, not your own. "Why, on what ground," you may object, "is the question of my liberty of action to be decided by a conscience not my own?
So then, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you may do, do all for the honor and glory of God.
Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
Therefore she should [be subject to his authority and should] have a covering on her head [as a token, a symbol, of her submission to authority, that she may show reverence as do] the angels [and not displease them].
For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
why, have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or the assembly of God do ye despise, and shame those not having? what may I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I do not praise!
In like manner also the cup after the supping, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood; this do ye, as often as ye may drink it -- to the remembrance of me;'
for as often as ye may eat this bread, and this cup may drink, the death of the Lord ye do shew forth -- till he may come;
so that whoever may eat this bread or may drink the cup of the Lord unworthily, guilty he shall be of the body and blood of the Lord:
but when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord, so that we may not be condemned with the world.
If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you gather it may not bring judgment on you. And when I come I will give instructions concerning the other matters.
if the foot may say, 'Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body;' it is not, because of this, not of the body;
and if the ear may say, 'Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body;' it is not, because of this, not of the body?
And the eye may not say to the hand, I have no need of you: or again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same anxiety for one another,
And if I have a prophet's power, and have knowledge of all secret things; and if I have all faith, by which mountains may be moved from their place, but have not love, I am nothing.
and if I give away to feed others all my goods, and if I give up my body that I may be burned, and have not love, I am profited nothing.
Though the prophet's word may come to an end, tongues come to nothing, and knowledge have no more value, love has no end.
and when that which is perfect may come, then that which is in part shall become useless.
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
He who makes use of tongues may do good to himself; but he who gives the prophet's word does good to the church.
I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.
And now, brethren, if I may come unto you speaking tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophesying, or in teaching?
yet the things without life giving sound -- whether pipe or harp -- if a difference in the sounds they may not give, how shall be known that which is piped or that which is harped?
for if also an uncertain sound a trumpet may give, who shall prepare himself for battle?
so also ye, if through the tongue, speech easily understood ye may not give -- how shall that which is spoken be known? for ye shall be speaking to air.
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