'Ought' in the Bible
Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? And wherein have I sinned against thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? Thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.
And the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done.
And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.
And of the children of Issachar, men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.
Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath Jehovah chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever.
Ought ye not to know that Jehovah, the God of Israel, gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?
Also I said, The thing that ye do is not good: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?
Vow, and pay unto Jehovah your God: Let all that are round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye tithe mint and anise and cummin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law, justice, and mercy, and faith: but these ye ought to have done, and not to have left the other undone.
But when ye see the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not (let him that readeth understand), then let them that are in Judaea flee unto the mountains:
But woe unto you Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and every herb, and pass over justice and the love of God: but these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
for the Holy Spirit shall teach you in that very hour what ye ought to say.
And the ruler of the synagogue, being moved with indignation because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, answered and said to the multitude, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the day of the sabbath.
And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan had bound, lo, these eighteen years, to have been loosed from this bond on the day of the sabbath?
And he spake a parable unto them to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by that law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and device of man.
Seeing then that these things cannot be gainsaid, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rash.
In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring ye ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
who ought to have been here before thee, and to make accusation, if they had aught against me.
But Paul said, I am standing before Caesar's judgment-seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou also very well knowest.
And Festus saith, King Agrippa, and all men who are here present with us, ye behold this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews made suit to me, both at Jerusalem and here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.
I verily thought with myself that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
And in like manner the Spirit also helpeth our infirmity: for we know not how to pray as we ought; but the Spirit himself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered;
For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think as to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to each man a measure of faith.
Now we that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
If any man thinketh that he knoweth anything, he knoweth not yet as he ought to know;
or saith he it assuredly for our sake? Yea, for our sake it was written: because he that ploweth ought to plow in hope, and he that thresheth, to thresh in hope of partaking.
For a man indeed ought not to have his head veiled, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
for this cause ought the woman to have a sign of authority on her head, because of the angels.
And I wrote this very thing, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.
I am become foolish: ye compelled me; for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing was I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I am nothing.
Behold, this is the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be a burden to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself:
for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer each one.
Finally then, brethren, we beseech and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that, as ye received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, even as ye do walk, --that ye abound more and more.
For yourselves know how ye ought to imitate us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
but if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how men ought to behave themselves in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
And withal they learn also to be idle, going about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest haply we drift away from them .
For when by reason of the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need again that some one teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of solid food.
out of the same mouth cometh forth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall both live, and do this or that.
Seeing that these things are thus all to be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy living and godliness,
he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.
Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
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