30 occurrences in 14 translations

'May' in the Bible

I became its servant as God commissioned me to work for you, so that I may complete my ministry of the word of God.

For I may be absent in body, but I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the strength of your faith in Christ.

and not holding the head, from which all the body -- through the joints and bands gathering supply, and being knit together -- may increase with the increase of God.

Which say there may be no touching, tasting, or taking in your hands,

But now you must rid yourselves of every kind of sin--angry and passionate outbreaks, ill-will, evil speaking, foul-mouthed abuse--so that these may never soil your lips.

Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men,

For he who deals wrongfully will [reap the fruit of his folly and] be punished for his wrongdoing. And [with God] there is no partiality [no matter what a person's position may be, whether he is the slave or the master].

I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are faring and that he may comfort and cheer and encourage your hearts.

Salute you doth Aristarchus, my fellow-captive, and Marcus, the nephew of Barnabas, (concerning whom ye did receive commands -- if he may come unto you receive him,)

and when the epistle may be read with you, cause that also in the assembly of the Laodiceans it may be read, and the epistle from Laodicea that ye also may read;

Say to Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it."

I, Paul, [add this final] greeting, writing with my own hand. Remember I am still in prison and in chains. May grace (God's unmerited favor and blessing) be with you! Amen (so be it).

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Root Form
אלי אוּלי 
Usage: 45

הוה הוא 
be thou , be , shall be , may be , hath
Usage: 6

יכול יכל 
Usage: 194

Usage: 1

can , cannot , be able , may , able ,
Usage: 140

be lawful , may , let
Usage: 24

Usage: 1

can , be able , avail , prevail , be whole , cannot , can do , may ,
Usage: 19

it may be
Usage: 0

Usage: 12

Usage: 17

obtain , be , chance , little , enjoy , may be , not tr ,
Usage: 11

be , may be , should be , is , might be , were , not tr ,
Usage: 41

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