'Mind' in the Bible
God kept Noah in mind, along with all the wildlife and livestock that were with him in the ark. God's Spirit moved throughout the earth, causing the flood waters to subside.
The LORD said, "Look! They are one people with the same language for all of them, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. Nothing that they have a mind to do will be impossible for them!
If you mistreat my daughters or if you take other wives besides them, though no one is watching us, keep in mind that God stands as a witness between you and me."
But keep me in mind when things go well for you. Be sure to extend kindness to me by remembering me to Pharaoh. Bring me out of this prison,
Then the LORD told Moses, "When you set out to return to Egypt, keep in mind all the wonders that I've put in your power, so that you may do them before Pharaoh. But I'll harden his heart so that he won't let the people go.
Then Pharaoh told them, "The LORD will certainly be with you if I let you and your little ones go. I know some evil plan is in your mind.
Why should the Egyptians say, "He brought them out with an evil intention to kill them in the mountains and to destroy them from the face of the earth'? Turn from your anger and change your mind about the calamity against your people.
So the LORD changed his mind about the calamity he had said he would bring on his people.
Only guard yourselves carefully so you won't forget the things that you saw and let them slip from your mind for the rest of your life. Tell them to your children and to your grandchildren.
Keep in mind today that I am not speaking to your children, who neither were aware of nor did they witness the discipline of the LORD your God, that is, his great and far-reaching power,
Take these commands to heart and keep them in mind, tying them as reminders on your arm and as bands on your forehead.
"Ask all the "lords" of Shechem, "What's better for you? That 70 men, each of them Jerubbaal's sons, rule over you? Or that one man rule over you?' Keep in mind that I'm like your own close relative."
Samuel answered Saul: "I'm the seer. Go up ahead of me to the high place, and eat with me today. In the morning I'll send you away and tell you everything that is on your mind.
Moreover, the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind, for he's not a man that he should change his mind."
Nathan replied to the king, "Go do everything you have in mind, because the LORD is with you."
So give your servant an understanding mind to govern your people, so I can discern between good and evil. Otherwise, how will I be able to govern this great people of yours?"
"Because you asked for this, and you didn't ask for a long life for yourself, and you didn't ask for the lives of your enemies, but instead you've asked for discernment so you can understand how to govern, look how I'm going to do precisely what you asked. I'm giving you a wise and discerning mind, so that there will have been no one like you before you and no one will arise after you like you.
She brought along a large retinue, camels laden with spices, and lots of gold and precious stones. Upon her arrival, she spoke with Solomon about everything that was on her mind.
Keep this in mind not a single statement by the LORD will fail to come about that he spoke concerning Ahab's dynasty, because the LORD has accomplished what he predicted by his servant Elijah."
Nevertheless, the LORD told Jehu, "Because you have done well in carrying out what I saw as the right thing to do by completing everything I had in mind regarding Ahab's dynasty, your sons will sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation."
"Do everything you have in mind," Nathan replied to David, "because God is with you."
and the plans for everything else that he had in mind for the courtyards of the Temple of the LORD. Included were plans for all of the surrounding vaults and treasuries of the Temple of God intended for storage of dedicated gifts,
God told Solomon, "Since you had this in mind, to ask neither to focus on riches, wealth, honor, or the lives of those who hate you, nor have you requested a long life, but instead you have asked for wisdom and knowledge for yourself, so that you may rule my people over whom I have established you as king,
When the queen of Sheba heard about Solomon's reputation, she traveled to Jerusalem and tested him with difficult questions. She brought along a large retinue, camels laden with spices, and lots of gold and precious stones. Upon her arrival, she spoke with Solomon about everything that was on her mind.
He'll complete what he has planned for me; he has many things in mind for me!
"Who sets wisdom within you, or imbues your mind with understanding?
Examine me, LORD, and inspect me! Test my heart and mind.
My mind recalls your word, "Seek my face," so your face, LORD, I will seek.
But the LORD's counsel stands firm forever, the plans in his mind for all generations.
For the arrogant have arisen against me; oppressors have sought to take my life. They do not keep God in mind! Interlude
Their eyes bulge from obesity and the imaginations of their mind cross the border into sin.
My body and mind may fail, but God is my strength and my portion forever.
I will not allow anyone with a perverted mind in my presence; I will not be involved with anything evil.
Examine me, God, and know my mind, test me, and know my thoughts.
As a result, my spirit is desolate within me, and my mind within me is appalled.
My son, don't forget my instruction, and keep my commandments carefully in mind.
planning evil with a perverse mind, continually stirring up discord.
Do not focus on her beauty in your mind, nor allow her to take you prisoner with her flirting eyes,
Whoever commits adultery with a woman is out of his mind; by doing so he corrupts his own soul.
A man is praised because of his wise words, but the perverted mind will be despised.
A tranquil mind brings life to one's body, but jealousy causes one's bones to rot.
Wisdom is at rest in the mind of the discerning even fools know this.
A discerning mind seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on stupidity.
The mind of the righteous thinks before speaking, but the wicked person spews out evil.
The person whose mind is perverse does not find good, and anyone with perverted speech falls into trouble.
Before a man's downfall, his mind is arrogant, but humility precedes honor.
The mind of a discerning person gains knowledge, while the ears of wise people seek out knowledge.
Many plans occupy the mind of a man, but the LORD's purposes will prevail.
Keep in mind that wisdom is like that for your soul; if you find it, there will be a future for you, and what you hope for won't be cut short.
Indeed, all of his days are filled with sorrow, and his struggles bring grief. In fact, his mind remains restless throughout the night. This is pointless, too!
Whenever a sentence for a crime is not carried out swiftly, the human mind becomes determined to commit evil.
So enjoy yourself in your youth, young man, and be encouraged during your younger days. Live as you like, consistent with your world view, but keep in mind that God will bring you to account for everything.
Dull the mind of this people, deafen their ears, and blind their eyes. By doing so, they won't see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their minds, turn back, and be healed."
But this is not what he intends, and this is not what he thinks in his mind; but it is in his mind to destroy, and to cut down many nations.
You will keep perfectly peaceful the one whose mind remains focused on you, because he remains in you.
Your mind will ponder at that time of terror: "Where is the king's accountant? Where is the one who weighed the revenue? Where is the officer who supervises the towers?'
He tends ashes. A deceived mind has lead him astray. It cannot be his life, nor can he say, "There's a lie in my right hand."
Take notice! I'm about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things won't be remembered, nor will they come to mind.
Why do you go about changing your mind so much? You will also be disappointed by Egypt, just as you were disappointed by Assyria.
"And in those days when you increase in numbers and multiply in the land," declares the LORD, "people will no longer say, "The Ark of the Covenant of the LORD,' and it won't come to mind, and they won't remember it or miss it, nor will it be made again.
They have built high places at Topheth in the Valley of Ben-hinnom to burn their sons and daughters in the fire. I didn't command this, and it never entered my mind!
But if that nation about which I spoke turns from its evil way, I'll change my mind about the disaster that I had planned for it.
But if that nation does evil in my eyes by not obeying me, I'll change my mind about the good that I said I would bring on it.
They built the high places for Baal to burn their children in the fire as a burnt offering to Baal something I didn't command, didn't say, nor did it ever enter my mind!
Perhaps they'll listen, and each of them will repent from his evil way. Then I'll change my mind about the disaster I'm planning to bring on them because of their evil deeds.
Now, change your habits and your deeds and obey the LORD your God, and the LORD will change his mind about the disaster that he told you about.
"Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone in Judah kill him? Didn't he fear the LORD and seek the LORD's favor, and so the LORD changed his mind about the disaster that he had spoken to them about. We're bringing great disaster on ourselves.
They built the high places of Baal that are in the Hinnom Valley in order to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molech something that I didn't command, nor did it ever enter my mind for them to require this utterly repugnant thing and lead Judah into sin."
Go, you who escaped the sword! Don't stand around! Remember the LORD from far away, and let Jerusalem come to your mind.
My mind keeps reflecting on it, and I become depressed.
This is what comes to mind, and therefore I have hope:
Just then the Spirit of the LORD took control of me and told me, "You are to say, "This is what the LORD says: "You've said, O house of Israel, that I know what goes through your mind.
""I, the LORD have spoken. It will happen, because I'm going to do it. I won't hold back, have compassion, or change my mind. They'll judge you according to your ways and deeds,' declares the Lord GOD."
I won't be doing any of this for your sake," declares the Lord GOD, "so keep that in mind. Be ashamed and frustrated because of your behavior, you house of Israel!"'"
"While you were in bed, the dream and the visions that came to your head were as follows: Your majesty, when you were in bed, thoughts came to your mind about what would happen in the future, and the Revealer of Secrets has made known to you what will take place.
I had a dream that made me afraid. The thoughts that went through my mind while in bed and the visions in my head terrified me.
Let his mind be changed from that of a man, and let him be given the mind of an animal until seven seasons of time pass by for him.
He was driven away from human society and given the mind of an animal. He lived with wild donkeys, ate grass like cattle, and his body was soaked with dew from the sky until he realized that the Most High God is sovereign over human kingdoms and places over them whomever he desires.
In the first year of the reign of King Belshazzar of Babylon, Daniel dreamed a dream, receiving visions in his mind while in bed, after which he recorded the dream, relating this summary of events.
His son replied, "I don't want to,' but later he changed his mind and went.
Jesus told him, ""You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'
When his family heard about it, they went to restrain him, because they kept saying, "He's out of his mind!"
When they came to Jesus and saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there dressed and in his right mind, they were frightened.
and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.'
He displayed his mighty power with his arm. He scattered people who were proud in mind and heart.
So the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone out sitting at Jesus' feet, dressed and in his right mind, they were frightened.
He answered, "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind. And you must love your neighbor as yourself."
"He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they might not perceive with their eyes, and understand with their mind and turn, and I would heal them."
With one mind, all of them kept devoting themselves to prayer, along with the women (including Mary the mother of Jesus) and his brothers.
The other people told her, "You're out of your mind!" But she kept insisting that it was so. Then they said, "It's his angel."
As he continued his defense, Festus shouted, "You're out of your mind, Paul! Too much education is driving you crazy!"
But Paul said, "I'm not out of my mind, Your Excellency Festus. I'm reporting what is absolutely true.
but I see in my body a different principle waging war with the Law in my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin that exists in my body.
Thank God through Jesus the Messiah, our Lord, because with my mind I myself can serve the Law of God, even while with my human nature I serve the law of sin.
That is why the mind that focuses on human nature is hostile toward God. It refuses to submit to the authority of God's Law because it is powerless to do so.
For we were saved with this hope in mind. Now a hope that can be observed is not really hope, for who hopes for what can be seen?
and the one who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, for the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to God's will.
Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become his advisor?
One person decides in favor of one day over another, while another person decides that all days are the same. Let each one be fully convinced in his own mind:
Therefore, let's no longer criticize each other. Instead, make up your mind not to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.
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