'May' in the Bible
and sent them to Bethlehem. He told them, "As you go, search carefully for the child. When you find him, tell me so that I, too, may go and worship him."
Come to terms quickly with your opponent while you are on the way to court, or your opponent may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison.
so that your giving may be done in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you."
Therefore, this is how you should pray: "Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.
May your kingdom come. May your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
He presented another parable to them: "The kingdom from heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
Then Jesus called his disciples and said, "I have compassion for the crowd because they have already been with me for three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away without food, or they may faint on the road."
But if he doesn't listen, take one or two others with you so that "every word may be confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses.'
Then Peter came up and asked him, "Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I have to forgive him? Seven times?"
"That is why the kingdom from heaven may be compared to a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.
Seeing a fig tree by the roadside, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. He told it, "May fruit never come from you again!" And immediately the fig tree dried up.
"The kingdom from heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.
You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup, so that its outside may also be clean.
Pray that it may not be in winter or on a Sabbath when you flee,
Therefore, order the tomb to be secured until the third day, or his disciples may go and steal him and then tell the people, "He has been raised from the dead.' Then the last deception would be worse than the first one."
so that "they may see clearly but not perceive, and they may hear clearly but not understand, otherwise they might turn around and be forgiven.'"
and begged him urgently, saying, "My little daughter is dying. Come and lay your hands on her so that she may get well and live."
So he told it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" Now his disciples were listening to this.
Pray that it may not be in winter,
Otherwise, he may come suddenly and find you asleep.
so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.
Jesus continued, "To what may I compare the people living today?
The ones on the path are the people who listen, but then the Devil comes and takes the word away from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.
"Whatever house you go into, first say, "May there be peace in this house.'
So he told them, "Whenever you pray you are to say, "Father, may your name be kept holy. May your kingdom come.
"No one lights a lamp and puts it in a hiding place or under a basket, but on a lamp stand, so that those who enter may see its light.
Then he told the man who had invited him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, stop inviting only your friends, brothers, relatives, or rich neighbors. Otherwise, they may invite you in return and you would be repaid.
Then the master told the servant, "Go out into the streets and the lanes and make the people come in, so that my house may be full.
So be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place and to take your stand in the presence of the Son of Man."
so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit down on thrones to govern the twelve tribes of Israel."
but I have prayed for you that your own faith may not fail. When you have come back, you must strengthen your brothers."
When he arrived, he told them, "Keep on praying that you may not be tempted."
He asked them, "Why are you sleeping? Get up and keep on praying that you may not be tempted."
Everyone who practices wickedness hates the light and does not come to the light, so that his actions may not be exposed.
But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may become evident that his actions have God's approval."
The one who harvests is already receiving his wages and gathering a crop for eternal life, so that the one who sows and the one who harvests may rejoice together.
Later on, Jesus found him in the Temple and told him, "Look! You have become well. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you."
The Father loves the Son and shows him everything he is doing, and he will show him even greater actions than these, so that you may be amazed.
so that everyone may honor the Son as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
I myself do not accept human testimony, but I am saying these things so that you may be saved.
So they asked him, "What sign are you going to do so that we may see it and believe in you? What actions are you performing?
This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that a person may eat it and not die.
If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the Law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because I made a man perfectly well on the Sabbath?
He answered, "And who is he, sir? Tell me, so that I may believe in him."
Then Jesus said, "I have come into this world to judge it, so that those who are blind may see and so that those who see may become blind."
The thief comes only to steal, slaughter, and destroy. I've come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
But if I'm doing them, even though you don't believe me, believe the actions, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father."
But when Jesus heard it, he said, "This illness isn't meant to end in death. It's for God's glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it."
For your sake I'm glad that I wasn't there, so that you may believe. But let's go to him."
Then Thomas, who was called the Twin, told his fellow disciples, "Let's go, too, so that we may die with him!"
Then Jesus looked upward and said, "Father, I thank you for hearing me. I know that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me."
Jesus replied to the crowd, "The light is among you only for a short time. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. The person who walks in the darkness is in the darkness and does not know where he is going.
As long as you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light." After Jesus had said this, he went away and hid from them.
I've set an example for you, so that you may do as I have done to you.
I'm telling you this now, before it happens, so that when it does happen, you may believe that I AM.
And since I'm going away to prepare a place for you, I'll come back again and welcome you into my presence, so that you may be where I am.
I'll do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
I've told you this, so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.
I am giving you these commandments so that you may love one another."
So far you haven't asked for anything in my name. Keep asking and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete."
I have told you this so that through me you may have peace. In the world you'll have trouble, but be courageous I've overcome the world!"
After Jesus had said this, he looked up to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, so that the Son may glorify you.
I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by your Name, the Name that you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one.
"And now I am coming to you, and I say these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves.
It is for their sakes that I sanctify myself, so that they, too, may be sanctified by the truth.
so that they may all be one. Just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be one in us, so that the world may believe that you sent me.
"I have given them the glory that you gave me, so that they may be one, just as we are one.
I am in them, and you are in me. May they be completely one, so that the world may know that you sent me and that you have loved them as you loved me.
I made your name known to them, and will continue to make it known, so that the love you have for me may be in them and I myself may be in them."
The one who saw this has testified, and his testimony is true. He knows he is telling the truth so that you, too, may believe,
But these have been recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and so that through believing you may have life in his name.
For this promise belongs to you and your children, as well as to all those who are distant, whom the Lord our God may call to himself."
so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord and so that he may send you Jesus, whom he appointed long ago to be the Messiah.
However, if it's from God, you won't be able to stop them, and you may even discover that you are fighting against God!"
But Peter told him, "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could obtain God's free gift with money!
So repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, your heart's intent may be forgiven you.
So Ananias left and went to that house. He laid his hands on Saul and said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were traveling, has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
and that is why I didn't hesitate when I was sent for. Now may I ask why you sent for me?"
After the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the synagogue leaders asked them, "Brothers, if you have any message of encouragement for the people, you may speak."
so that the rest of the people may search for the Lord, including all the gentiles who are called by my name,' declares the Lord. "He is the one who has been doing these things
Then they took him, brought him before the Areopagus, and asked, "May we know what this new teaching of yours is?
When he could not be persuaded otherwise, we remained silent except to say, "May the Lord's will be done."
Just as Paul was about to be taken into the barracks, he asked the tribune, "May I say something to you?"
As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became afraid and said, "For the present you may go. When I get a chance, I will send for you again."
When the people who lived there saw the snake hanging from his hand, they told one another, "This man must be a murderer! He may have escaped from the sea, but Justice won't let him live."
For this people's minds have become stupid, and their ears can barely hear, and they have shut their eyes so that they may never see with their eyes, and listen with their ears, and understand with their heart and turn and let me heal them."'
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!
in my prayers at all times, asking that somehow by God's will I may at last succeed in coming to you.
For I am longing to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong,
that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.
Or can we say as some people slander us by claiming that we say "Let's do evil that good may result"? They deserve to be condemned!
Now we know that whatever the Law says applies to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God.
Afterward he received the mark of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. Therefore, he is the ancestor of all who believe while uncircumcised, in order that righteousness may be credited to them.
Therefore, the promise is based on faith, so that it may be a matter of grace and may be guaranteed for all of Abraham's descendants not only for those who were given the Law, but also for those who share the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.
What should we say, then? Should we go on sinning so that grace may increase?
Therefore, through baptism we were buried with him into his death so that, just as the Messiah was raised from the dead by the Father's glory, we too may live an entirely new life.
In the same way, my brothers, through the Messiah's body you also died as far as the Law is concerned, so that you may belong to another person, the one who was raised from the dead, and may bear fruit for God.
But now we have been released from the Law by dying to what enslaved us, so that we may serve in the new life of the Spirit, not under the old writings.
Now if we are children, we are heirs heirs of God and co-heirs with the Messiah if, in fact, we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
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