46 occurrences in 14 translations

'May' in the Bible

that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you also, that ye also may have fellowship with us: yea, and our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ:

if we may say -- 'we have fellowship with Him,' and in the darkness may walk -- we lie, and do not the truth;

My little children, I write you these things so that you may not violate God's law and sin. But if anyone should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father -- "[it is] Jesus Christ [the all] righteous [upright, just, Who conforms to the Father's will in every purpose, thought, and action].

And this is how we may discern [ daily, by experience] that we are coming to know Him [to perceive, recognize, understand, and become better acquainted with Him]: if we keep (bear in mind, observe, practice) His teachings (precepts, commandments).

But he who keeps (treasures) His Word [who bears in mind His precepts, who observes His message in its entirety], truly in him has the love of and for God been perfected (completed, reached maturity). By this we may perceive (know, recognize, and be sure) that we are in Him:

Dear children, the last hour has come; and as you once heard that there was to be an anti-Christ, so even now many anti-Christs have appeared. By this we may know that the last hour has come.

Ye, then, that which ye heard from the beginning, in you let it remain; if in you may remain that which from the beginning ye did hear, ye also in the Son and in the Father shall remain,

I am writing these things to you about those whose purpose is that you may be turned out of the true way.

and you, the anointing that ye did receive from him, in you it doth remain, and ye have no need that any one may teach you, but as the same anointing doth teach you concerning all, and is true, and is not a lie, and even as was taught you, ye shall remain in him.

Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.

If you know (perceive and are sure) that He [Christ] is [absolutely] righteous [conforming to the Father's will in purpose, thought, and action], you may also know (be sure) that everyone who does righteously [and is therefore in like manner conformed to the divine will] is born (begotten) of Him [ God].

Anyone who has hate for his brother is a taker of life, and you may be certain that no taker of life has eternal life in him.

In this way we may be certain that we are true, and may give our heart comfort before him,

because if our heart may condemn -- because greater is God than our heart, and He doth know all things.

By this you may know (perceive and recognize) the Spirit of God: every spirit which acknowledges and confesses [the fact] that Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [actually] has become man and has come in the flesh is of God [has God for its source];

We are of God: he who has the knowledge of God gives ear to us; he who is not of God does not give ear to us. By this we may see which is the true spirit, and which is the spirit of error.

By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.

if any one may say -- 'I love God,' and his brother he may hate, a liar he is; for he who is not loving his brother whom he hath seen, God -- whom he hath not seen -- how is he able to love?

and this is the command we have from Him, that he who is loving God, may also love his brother.

in this we know that we love the children of God, when we may love God, and His commands may keep;

and if we have known that He doth hear us, whatever we may ask, we have known that we have the requests that we have requested from Him.

If a man sees his brother doing a sin which is not bad enough for death, let him make a prayer to God, and God will give life to him whose sin was not bad enough for death. There is a sin whose punishment is death: I do not say that he may make such a request then.

All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin which does not [involve] death [that may be repented of and forgiven].

Bible Theasaurus

Reverse Interlinear

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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