'Mind' in the Bible
His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept in mind what Joseph said.
God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a human being, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it happen?
You must love the Lord your God with your whole mind, your whole being, and all your strength.
These words I am commanding you today must be kept in mind,
Now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you except to revere him, to obey all his commandments, to love him, to serve him with all your mind and being,
Bear in mind today that I am not speaking to your children who have not personally experienced the judgments of the Lord your God, which revealed his greatness, strength, and power.
Now, if you pay close attention to my commandments that I am giving you today and love the Lord your God and serve him with all your mind and being,
Fix these words of mine into your mind and being, and tie them as a reminder on your hands and let them be symbols on your forehead.
You must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer, for the Lord your God will be testing you to see if you love him with all your mind and being.
The Lord will also subject you to madness, blindness, and confusion of mind.
But to this very day the Lord has not given you an understanding mind, perceptive eyes, or discerning ears!
Then if you and your descendants turn to the Lord your God and obey him with your whole mind and being just as I am commanding you today,
The Lord your God will also cleanse your heart and the hearts of your descendants so that you may love him with all your mind and being and so that you may live.
if you obey the Lord your God and keep his commandments and statutes that are written in this scroll of the law. But you must turn to him with your whole mind and being.
For the thing is very near you -- it is in your mouth and in your mind so that you can do it.
Then when many disasters and distresses overcome them this song will testify against them, for their descendants will not forget it. I know the intentions they have in mind today, even before I bring them to the land I have promised."
Remember the ancient days; bear in mind the years of past generations. Ask your father and he will inform you, your elders, and they will tell you.
You have forgotten the Rock who fathered you, and put out of mind the God who gave you birth.
he said to them, "Keep in mind all the words I am solemnly proclaiming to you today; you must command your children to observe carefully all the words of this law.
His armor bearer said to him, "Do everything that is on your mind. Do as you're inclined. I'm with you all the way!"
The Preeminent One of Israel does not go back on his word or change his mind, for he is not a human being who changes his mind."
Nathan replied to the king, "You should go and do whatever you have in mind, for the Lord is with you."
He said to the king, "Don't think badly of me, my lord, and don't recall the sin of your servant on the day when you, my lord the king, left Jerusalem! Please don't call it to mind!
So give your servant a discerning mind so he can make judicial decisions for your people and distinguish right from wrong. Otherwise no one is able to make judicial decisions for this great nation of yours."
I grant your request, and give you a wise and discerning mind superior to that of anyone who has preceded or will succeed you.
She arrived in Jerusalem with a great display of pomp, bringing with her camels carrying spices, a very large quantity of gold, and precious gems. She visited Solomon and discussed with him everything that was on her mind.
Look, I will take control of his mind; he will receive a report and return to his own land. I will cut him down with a sword in his own land."'"
Nathan said to David, "You should do whatever you have in mind, for God is with you."
When the queen of Sheba heard about Solomon, she came to challenge him with difficult questions. She arrived in Jerusalem with a great display of pomp, bringing with her camels carrying spices, a very large quantity of gold, and precious gems. She visited Solomon and discussed with him everything that was on her mind.
In the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, in order to fulfill the Lord's message spoken through Jeremiah, the Lord stirred the mind of King Cyrus of Persia. He disseminated a proclamation throughout his entire kingdom, announcing in a written edict the following:
Then the leaders of Judah and Benjamin, along with the priests and the Levites -- all those whose mind God had stirred -- got ready to go up in order to build the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem.
The king said to her, "What is on your mind, Queen Esther? What is your request? Even as much as half the kingdom will be given to you!"
Call to mind now: Who, being innocent, ever perished? And where were upright people ever destroyed?
I will teach you about the power of God; What is on the Almighty's mind I will not conceal.
Who has put wisdom in the heart, or has imparted understanding to the mind?
Certainly you made my mind and heart; you wove me together in my mother's womb.
A person is praised in accordance with his wisdom, but the one who has a twisted mind is despised.
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding but only in disclosing what is on his mind.
There are many plans in a person's mind, but it is the counsel of the Lord which will stand.
for he is like someone calculating the cost in his mind. "Eat and drink," he says to you, but his heart is not with you;
Your eyes will see strange things, and your mind will speak perverse things.
I thought deeply about the effects of indulging myself with wine (all the while my mind was guiding me with wisdom) and the effects of behaving foolishly, so that I might discover what is profitable for people to do on earth during the few days of their lives.
For all day long his work produces pain and frustration, and even at night his mind cannot relax! This also is futile!
While applying my mind to everything that happens in this world, I have seen all this: Sometimes one person dominates other people to their harm.
Banish emotional stress from your mind. and put away pain from your body; for youth and the prime of life are fleeting.
The Beloved about Her Lover: I was asleep, but my mind was dreaming. Listen! My lover is knocking at the door! The Lover to His Beloved: "Open for me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my flawless one! My head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night."
But he does not agree with this, his mind does not reason this way, for his goal is to destroy, and to eliminate many nations.
The mind that acts rashly will possess discernment and the tongue that stutters will speak with ease and clarity.
For a fool speaks disgraceful things; his mind plans out sinful deeds. He commits godless deeds and says misleading things about the Lord; he gives the hungry nothing to satisfy their appetite and gives the thirsty nothing to drink.
Your mind will recall the terror you experienced, and you will ask yourselves, "Where is the scribe? Where is the one who weighs the money? Where is the one who counts the towers?"
Look, I will take control of his mind; he will receive a report and return to his own land. I will cut him down with a sword in his own land."'"
Who comprehends the mind of the Lord, or gives him instruction as his counselor?
He feeds on ashes; his deceived mind misleads him. He cannot rescue himself, nor does he say, 'Is this not a false god I hold in my right hand?'
In those days, your population will greatly increase in the land. At that time," says the Lord, "people will no longer talk about having the ark that contains the Lord's covenant with us. They will not call it to mind, remember it, or miss it. No, that will not be done any more!
They have also built places of worship in a place called Topheth in the Valley of Ben Hinnom so that they can sacrifice their sons and daughters by fire. That is something I never commanded them to do! Indeed, it never even entered my mind to command such a thing!
Then the Lord spoke about these people. "They truly love to go astray. They cannot keep from running away from me. So I am not pleased with them. I will now call to mind the wrongs they have done and punish them for their sins."
Then the Lord said to me, "Those prophets are prophesying lies while claiming my authority! I did not send them. I did not commission them. I did not speak to them. They are prophesying to these people false visions, worthless predictions, and the delusions of their own mind.
The human mind is more deceitful than anything else. It is incurably bad. Who can understand it?
They have built places here for worship of the god Baal so that they could sacrifice their children as burnt offerings to him in the fire. Such sacrifices are something I never commanded them to make! They are something I never told them to do! Indeed, such a thing never even entered my mind!
Here is what the Lord says concerning the false prophets: My heart and my mind are deeply disturbed. I tremble all over. I am like a drunk person, like a person who has had too much wine, because of the way the Lord and his holy word are being mistreated.
I will say, 'My dear children of Israel, keep in mind the road you took when you were carried off. Mark off in your minds the landmarks. Make a mental note of telltale signs marking the way back. Return, my dear children of Israel. Return to these cities of yours.
"People will no longer need to teach their neighbors and relatives to know me. For all of them, from the least important to the most important, will know me," says the Lord. "For I will forgive their sin and will no longer call to mind the wrong they have done."
They built places of worship for the god Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom so that they could sacrifice their sons and daughters to the god Molech. Such a disgusting practice was not something I commanded them to do! It never even entered my mind to command them to do such a thing! So Judah is certainly liable for punishment.'
"The Lord did indeed remember and call to mind what you did! He remembered the sacrifices you and your ancestors, your kings, your leaders, and all the rest of the people of the land offered to other gods in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem.
But this I call to mind; therefore I have hope:
"'This is what the sovereign Lord says: On that day thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil plan.
But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the royal delicacies or the royal wine. He therefore asked the overseer of the court officials for permission not to defile himself.
In the second year of his reign Nebuchadnezzar had many dreams. His mind was disturbed and he suffered from insomnia.
As for me, this mystery was revealed to me not because I possess more wisdom than any other living person, but so that the king may understand the interpretation and comprehend the thoughts of your mind.
I saw a dream that frightened me badly. The things I imagined while lying on my bed -- these visions of my mind -- were terrifying me.
Here are the visions of my mind while I was on my bed. While I was watching, there was a tree in the middle of the land. It was enormously tall.
Let his mind be altered from that of a human being, and let an animal's mind be given to him, and let seven periods of time go by for him.
And when his mind became arrogant and his spirit filled with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and his honor was removed from him.
He was driven from human society, his mind was changed to that of an animal, he lived with the wild donkeys, he was fed grass like oxen, and his body became damp with the dew of the sky, until he came to understand that the most high God rules over human kingdoms, and he appoints over them whomever he wishes.
"The first one was like a lion with eagles' wings. As I watched, its wings were pulled off and it was lifted up from the ground. It was made to stand on two feet like a human being, and a human mind was given to it.
"As for me, Daniel, my spirit was distressed, and the visions of my mind were alarming me.
Then he said to me, "Don't be afraid, Daniel, for from the very first day you applied your mind to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard. I have come in response to your words.
Then the king of the north will return to his own land with much property. His mind will be set against the holy covenant. He will take action, and then return to his own land.
Who knows? Perhaps God might be willing to change his mind and relent and turn from his fierce anger so that we might not die."
But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me, because you are not setting your mind on God's interests, but on man's."
Jesus said to him, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'
When his family heard this they went out to restrain him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."
They came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man sitting there, clothed and in his right mind -- the one who had the "Legion" -- and they were afraid.
But after turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, "Get behind me, Satan. You are not setting your mind on God's interests, but on man's."
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.'
And to love him with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your strength and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices."
So the people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus. They found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus' feet, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid.
The expert answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself."
Many of them were saying, "He is possessed by a demon and has lost his mind! Why do you listen to him?"
All these continued together in prayer with one mind, together with the women, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.
When they heard this, they raised their voices to God with one mind and said, "Master of all, you who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and everything that is in them,
The group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but everything was held in common.
But when he was about forty years old, it entered his mind to visit his fellow countrymen the Israelites.
The crowds were paying attention with one mind to what Philip said, as they heard and saw the miraculous signs he was performing.
But they said to her, "You've lost your mind!" But she kept insisting that it was Peter, and they kept saying, "It is his angel!"
As Paul was saying these things in his defense, Festus exclaimed loudly, "You have lost your mind, Paul! Your great learning is driving you insane!"
But Paul replied, "I have not lost my mind, most excellent Festus, but am speaking true and rational words.
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done.
But I see a different law in my members waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that is in my members.
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