'May' in the Bible
May grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be yours!
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
For it is our desire that you may not be without knowledge of our trouble which came on us in Asia, that the weight of it was very great, more than our power, so that it seemed that we had no hope even of life:
but we ourselves in ourselves the sentence of the death have had, that we may not be trusting on ourselves, but on God, who is raising the dead,
Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
And with this confidence, I was wanting to come to you previously, in order that you may have a second proof of my goodwill,
This, therefore, counselling, did I then use the lightness; or the things that I counsel, according to the flesh do I counsel, that it may be with me Yes, yes, and No, no?
For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.
and I wrote to you this same thing, that having come, I may not have sorrow from them of whom it behoved me to have joy, having confidence in you all, that my joy is of you all,
For out of much tribulation and distress of heart I wrote to you, with many tears; not that ye may be grieved, but that ye may know the love which I have very abundantly towards you.
But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.
so now you should forgive and comfort him instead; otherwise, this one may be overwhelmed by excessive grief.
It was for this purpose I wrote: so I may know your proven character, if you are obedient in everything.
so that we may not be taken advantage of by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his intentions.
and whenever they may turn unto the Lord, the vail is taken away.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
We always carry the death of Jesus in our body, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
For we who live are always given over to death because of Jesus, so that Jesus' life may also be revealed in our mortal flesh.
Thus death is actively at work in us, but [it is in order that our] life [may be actively at work] in you.
For all this is because of you, so that grace, extended through more and more people, may cause thanksgiving to overflow to God's glory.
For we have known that if our earthly house of the tabernacle may be thrown down, a building from God we have, an house not made with hands -- age-during -- in the heavens,
So that by putting it on we may not be found naked (without a body).
Indeed, we who are in this tent groan, burdened as we are, because we do not want to be unclothed but clothed, so that mortality may be swallowed up by life.
Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Having in mind, then, the fear of the Lord, we put these things before men, but God sees our hearts; and it is my hope that we may seem right in your eyes.
For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.
and for all he died, that those living, no more to themselves may live, but to him who died for them, and was raised again.
for him who did not know sin, in our behalf He did make sin, that we may become the righteousness of God in him.
We do not put an obstacle in anyone's way. Otherwise, fault may be found with our ministry.
Having, then, these promises, beloved, may we cleanse ourselves from every pollution of flesh and spirit, perfecting sanctification in the fear of God;
For I was not put to shame in anything in which I may have made clear to him my pride in you; but as we said nothing to you but what was true, so the good things which I said to Titus about you were seen by him to be true.
so that we exhorted Titus, that, according as he did begin before, so also he may finish to you also this favour,
but even as in every thing ye do abound, in faith, and word, and knowledge, and all diligence, and in your love to us, that also in this grace ye may abound;
for ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that because of you he became poor -- being rich, that ye by that poverty may become rich.
Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.
for if the willing mind is present, according to that which any one may have it is well-accepted, not according to that which he hath not;
It is not that there may be relief for others and hardship for you, but it is a question of equality-
But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:
avoiding this, lest any one may blame us in this abundance that is ministered by us,
Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready:
lest if Macedonians may come with me, and find you unprepared, we -- we may be put to shame (that we say not -- ye) in this same confidence of boasting.
Necessary, therefore, I thought it to exhort the brethren, that they may go before to you, and may make up before your formerly announced blessing, that this be ready, as a blessing, and not as covetousness.
[Remember] this: he who sows sparingly and grudgingly will also reap sparingly and grudgingly, and he who sows generously [ that blessings may come to someone] will also reap generously and with blessings.
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
and may He who is supplying seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness,
You will be enriched in every way so that you may be generous on every occasion, which is producing through us thanksgiving to God,
But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
For though we may be living in the flesh, we are not fighting after the way of the flesh
and being in readiness to avenge every disobedience, whenever your obedience may be fulfilled.
If, however, I were to boast more loudly of our Apostolic authority, which the Lord has given us that we may build you up, not pull you down, I should have no reason to feel ashamed.
That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.
We are not boasting about work done by others that cannot be evaluated. On the contrary, we cherish the hope that your faith may continue to grow and enlarge our sphere of action among you until it overflows.
so that we may preach the gospel to the regions beyond you, not boasting about what has already been done in someone else's area [of ministry].
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
But I fear that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your minds may be corrupted from a complete and pure devotion to Christ.
Even though I may be untrained as an orator, I am not so in the field of knowledge. We have made this clear to all of you in every possible way.
Or did I commit a sin [by] humbling myself in order that you may be exalted, because I proclaimed the gospel of God to you without payment?
But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.
I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.
How he was taken up into Paradise, and words came to his ears which may not be said, and which man is not able to say.
for if I may wish to boast, I shall not be a fool, for truth I will say; but I forebear, lest any one in regard to me may think anything above what he doth see me, or doth hear anything of me;
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
But be that as it may, I did not burden you myself; nevertheless, crafty fellow that I am, I took you in by deceit.
It may seem to you that all this time we have been attempting to put ourselves in the right; but we are saying these things before God in Christ. For all things, dear brothers, are for your profit.
For I fear that perhaps when I come I will not find you to be what I want, and I may not be found by you to be what you want; there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.
I am afraid that when I come my God may again humble me before you and that I may have to grieve over many who formerly lived in sin and have not repented of their impurity, sexual immorality, and promiscuity that they once practiced.
Now we pray to God that you do nothing wrong, not that we may appear to pass the test, but that you may do what is right, even though we [may appear] to fail.
for we rejoice when we may be infirm, and ye may be powerful; and this also we pray for -- your perfection!
because of this, these things -- being absent -- I write, that being present, I may not treat any sharply, according to the authority that the Lord did give me for building up, and not for casting down.
For the rest, brethren, that ye may have joy, be perfected, have consolation, be of one mind, having peace; and the God of peace and charity shall be with you.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus the Messiah, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you!
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