'Ought' in the Bible
Then Abimelech called Abraham and asked him, "What have you done to us? How have I sinned against you, that you have brought such great sin against me and my kingdom? You've done things to me that ought not to have been done."
So I thought to myself I ought to tell you that you must make a public purchase of this before the town residents and the elders of my people. So if you intend to act as the related redeemer, then do so. But if not, let me know, because except for you and I after you there is no one to fulfill the duties of a related redeemer." The man responded, "I will act as related redeemer."
So one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria went to live in Bethel to teach them how they ought to fear the LORD.
That's the way it is with you. When you have done everything you were ordered to do, say, "We are worthless servants. We have done only what we ought to have done.'"
But Paul said, "I am standing before the emperor's judgment seat where I ought to be tried. I haven't done anything wrong to the Jewish leaders, as you know very well.
Then Festus said, "King Agrippa and all you men who are present with us! You see this man about whom the whole Jewish nation petitioned me, both in Jerusalem and here, shouting that he ought not to live any longer.
Now we who are strong ought to be patient with the weaknesses of those who are not strong and must stop pleasing ourselves.
If a man thinks he is not behaving properly toward his virgin, and if his passion is so strong that he feels he ought to marry her, let him do what he wants; he isn't sinning. Let them get married.
If anyone thinks he really knows something, he has not yet learned it as he ought to know it.
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.
Now then, brothers, you learned from us how you ought to live and to please God, as in fact you are doing. We ask and encourage you in the Lord to do so even more.
Since everything will be destroyed in this way, think of the kind of holy and godly people you ought to be
This is how we have come to know love: the Messiah gave his life for us. We, too, ought to give our lives for our brothers.
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