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'Motives' in the Bible

who speak against you with evil motives, your enemies who are acting in vain.

What the wicked person sacrifices is detestable how much more when he offers it with vile motives!

If you say, "Look here, we didn't know about this," doesn't God, who examines motives, discern it? Doesn't the one who guards your soul know about it? Won't he repay each person according to what he has done?

LORD of the Heavenly Armies, who tests the righteous, who sees the inner motives and the heart, let me see you take vengeance on them, for I've committed my case to you.

If I have fought with wild animals in Ephesus from merely human motives, what do I get out of it? If the dead are not raised, "Let's eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."

But so what? Just this that in every way, whether by false or true motives, the Messiah is being proclaimed. Because of this, I rejoice and will continue to rejoice.

For our appeal to you does not spring from deceit, impure motives, or trickery.

then you will have made false distinctions among yourselves and will have judged from evil motives, will you not?

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