'Ought' in the Bible
Then Abimelech called Abraham and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us and in what have I sinned against thee that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom such a great sin? Thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.
And the sons of Jacob came out of 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, a thing which ought not to be done.
Speak unto the sons of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done and shall do any of them,
And if any one of the people of the land sins through ignorance, by doing something against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and is guilty,
And she answered him, No, my brother, do not force me, for no such thing ought to be done in Israel. Do not commit this folly.
And of the sons of Issachar, two hundred chief men, who had understanding of the times and were wise to know what Israel ought to do; and all their brethren followed their word.
Vow and pay unto the LORD your God; let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation (spoken of by Daniel the prophet) standing where it ought not, he that reads, let him understand, then let those that are in Judaea flee to the mountains;
But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs and pass over the judgment and the charity of God; these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
for the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter (like this) into his glory?
If I then, the Lord and the Master, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die because he made himself the Son of God.
Being therefore of the lineage of God, we ought not to think that which is Divine is like unto gold or silver or stone, bearing the mark of art and man's imagination.
Seeing then that these things cannot be gainsaid, ye ought to be quiet and to do nothing rashly.
I have showed you in all things how that so labouring, ye ought to support the weak and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
and they are informed of thee that thou teachest all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.
who ought to have been here before thee and object if they had anything against me.
Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be judged; to the Jews I have done no wrong, as thou very well knowest.
Then Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men who are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem and also here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.
I verily had thought that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
And likewise also the Spirit helps our weakness; for we know not how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself makes entreaty for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
We then that are stronger ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not please ourselves.
And if anyone thinks that they know anything, they know nothing yet as they ought to know.
For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of the man.
For this cause the woman ought to have authority over her head: because of the angels.
And I wrote this same unto you, lest when I came, I should have grief from those of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.
So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with too much grief.
I have been a fool, glorying; ye have compelled me; for I ought to have been commended of you, for in nothing am I behind the grandiose apostles, though I am nothing.
Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be burdensome to you, for I seek not your things, but you; for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
So ought husbands to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself.
for which I am an ambassador in chains, that in this I may speak boldly as I ought to speak.
that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
Let your word be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer each one.
It is in order then, brethren, that we beseech and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that in the manner ye were taught of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would continue to grow.
For you know in what manner you ought to imitate us, for we did not walk disorderly among you,
And reject also the idle, who have learned to wander about from house to house, and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
whose mouths it is expedient to stop, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain.
And by reason of this he ought, as for the people so also for himself, to offer for sins.
Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.
Ye ought to say instead, If the Lord wills, and if we live, we shall do this or that.
Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
He that says he abides in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
In this we have known the charity of God because he laid down his life for us; we also 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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