'Ought' in the Bible
Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, "What have you done to us? How have I sinned against you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds to me that ought not to be done!"
The sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it. The men were grieved, and they were very angry, because he had done folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; a which thing ought not to be done.
She answered him, "No, my brother, do not force me! For no such thing ought to be done in Israel. Don't you do this folly.
Now therefore don't hold him guiltless, for you are a wise man; and you will know what you ought to do to him, and you shall bring his gray head down to Sheol with blood."
Of the children of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brothers were at their commandment.
Then David said, "No one ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites. For Yahweh has chosen them to carry the ark of God, and to minister to him forever."
Ought you not to know that Yahweh, the God of Israel, gave the kingdom over Israel to David forever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?
Also I said, "The thing that you do is not good. Ought you not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law: justice, mercy, and faith. But you ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone.
You ought therefore to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own with interest.
But when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains,
But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, but you bypass justice and the love of God. You ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone.
The ruler of the synagogue, being indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the multitude, "There are six days in which men ought to work. Therefore come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day!"
Ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan had bound eighteen long years, be freed from this bondage on the Sabbath day?"
Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship."
If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, you 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 then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold, or silver, or stone, engraved by art and design of man.
Seeing then that these things can't be denied, you ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rash.
In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring you 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.'"
They ought to have been here before you, and to make accusation, if they had anything against me.
But Paul said, "I am standing before Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be tried. I have done no wrong to the Jews, as you also know very well.
Festus said, "King Agrippa, and all men who are here present with us, you see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews petitioned me, both at Jerusalem and here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.
"I myself most certainly thought that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
In the same way, the Spirit also helps our weaknesses, for we don't know how to pray as we ought. But the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which can't be uttered.
For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think reasonably, as God has apportioned to each person a measure of faith.
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
But if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he doesn't yet know as he ought to know.
or does he say it assuredly for our sake? Yes, it was written for our sake, because he who plows ought to plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should partake of his hope.
For a man indeed ought not to have his head covered, because 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 on her head, because of the angels.
And I wrote this very thing to you, so that, when I came, I wouldn't have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy would be shared by all of you.
I have become foolish in boasting. You compelled me, for I ought to have been commended by you, for in nothing was I inferior to the very best 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 your possessions, but you. For the children ought not to save up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.
for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
that I may reveal it as I ought to speak.
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
Finally then, brothers, we beg and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, that you abound more and more.
For you know how you ought to imitate us. For we didn't behave ourselves rebelliously among you,
but if I wait long, that you may know how men ought to behave themselves in the house of God, which is the assembly of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Besides, they also learn to be idle, going about from house to house. Not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not.
whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain's sake.
Therefore we ought to pay greater attention to the things that were heard, lest perhaps we drift away.
Out of the same mouth comes forth blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
For you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will both live, and do this or that."
Therefore since all these things will be destroyed like this, what kind of people ought you to be in holy living and godliness,
he who says he remains in him ought himself also to walk just like he walked.
By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
Beloved, if God loved us in this way, we also ought to love one another.
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