'Power' in the Bible
It's actually in my power to do some serious evil to you, but last night the God of your father told me, "Be careful what you say to Jacob whether good or evil.'
"Reuben, you're my firstborn, my strength, and the first fruit of my vitality. You excel in rank and excel in power.
Eventually a new king who was unacquainted with Joseph came to power in Egypt.
Then the LORD told Moses, "When you set out to return to Egypt, keep in mind all the wonders that I've put in your power, so that you may do them before Pharaoh. But I'll harden his heart so that he won't let the people go.
WhenPharaoh won't listen to you, I'll let loose my power upon Egypt. I'll bring out my tribal divisions my people the Israelis from the land of Egypt with great acts of judgment.
However, I've kept you standing in order to show you my power and to declare my name in all the earth.
But Moses implored the LORD his God: "LORD, why are you angry with your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and a show of force?
"You won't have power to resist your enemies. You'll perish among the nations and the land of your enemies will consume you.
But the LORD responded to Moses, "Is the LORD short on power? You're now going to witness whether what I say will come to pass or not."
But Moses responded to the LORD, "When Egypt hears that you've brought this people out from among them with a mighty demonstration of power,
"Now, let the power of the LORD be magnified, just as you promised when you said,
"LORD God, you've begun to show your greatness and your strong power to your servant. For what god in heaven or on earth can equal your works and mighty deeds?
Or has any god ever taken for himself one nation out from another nation with testings, signs, wonders, wars, awesome power, and magnificent, terrifying deeds as the LORD your God did in Egypt before your eyes?
Moreover, he loved your ancestors, chose their descendants after them, and brought you out of Egypt, accompanied by his presence and great power,
You are to remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, but the LORD your God brought you out from there with great power and a show of force. Therefore, the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
"The LORD our God truly has displayed his glory and power, for we heard him from out of the fire today. We have witnessed how God spoke to human beings, yet they lived.
tell him, "We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, but the LORD brought us out of Egypt with great power.
But the LORD loved you and kept his oath that he made to your ancestors. The LORD brought you out with great power from slavery, from the control of Pharaoh, king of Egypt.
Your eyes saw the great trials, the signs and wonders, and the awesome power with which the LORD your God brought you out. The LORD your God will do the same to all the people whom you fear.
So I prayed to the LORD and said, "Oh LORD my God, don't destroy your people and your inheritance whom you redeemed by your power. You brought them out from Egypt in a powerful way.
But they are your people and inheritance, whom you brought out by your mighty strength and awesome power.'"
Keep in mind today that I am not speaking to your children, who neither were aware of nor did they witness the discipline of the LORD your God, that is, his great and far-reaching power,
The LORD brought us out of Egypt with his awesome power, with great terror, signs, and wonders.
if it weren't for dreading the taunting of their enemies otherwise, their adversary might misinterpret and say, "Our power is great. It isn't the LORD who made all of this happen."'"
For the LORD will vindicate his people and bring comfort to his servants, because he will observe that their power has waned, when neither prisoner nor free person remain.
"Look now! I AM, and there is no other god besides me. I myself cause death and I sustain life; I wound severely and I also heal; from my power no one can deliver.
What great power and great terror Moses displayed on behalf of all Israel!
Do this so that all of the people of the earth may know how strong the power of the LORD is, and so that you may fear the LORD your God every day."
So Joshua told the tribes of Joseph, which were Ephraim and Manasseh, "You're truly a numerous group, and you have great power. You are not to have only one allotment,
When the people came to the camp, the elders of Israel said, "Why did the LORD defeat us today when we fought the Philistines? Let's take the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD from Shiloh, so it may go with us and deliver us from the power of our enemies."
He told the Israelis, "This is what the LORD God of Israel says: "I brought Israel up out of Egypt, and I rescued you from the power of Egypt and from the power of all the kingdoms that were oppressing you.'
David continued, "The LORD who delivered me from the power of the lion and the power of the bear will also deliver me from the power of this Philistine." Saul told David, "Go! And may the LORD be with you."
(for people will hear of your great name, your mighty acts, and your obvious power), when he comes and prays facing this Temple,
Later that same day, he gave them a special display of power of what was to come when he said, "Here's proof that the LORD has decreed this: Look! This altar will be split apart and the ashes that are on it will spill out."
Now the rest of Omri's accomplishments, including the power that he demonstrated, are recorded in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel, are they not?
Now the rest of Jehoshaphat's accomplishments, the power that he demonstrated, and how he waged war are written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah, are they not?
"You are not to fear other gods, bow down to them, serve them, or sacrifice to them. Instead, it is to be the LORD, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, showing great power and public demonstrations of might, whom you are to fear, worship, and to whom you are to offer sacrifice.
Later on, Jabez called on the God of Israel, asking him, ""whether you would bless me again and again, enlarge my territory, keep your power with me, keep me from evil, and keep me from harm!" And God granted what he had requested.
Both wealth and honor proceed from you, and you are ruling over them all. You control power you control who is made great, and how everyone becomes strong.
including details regarding his reign, his power, the circumstances that attended his life, Israel, and all of the kingdoms of the countries that surrounded him.
"Now concerning the foreigner who is not from your people Israel, when he comes from a land far away for the sake of your great name, your mighty acts, and your obvious power, when they come and pray in the direction of this Temple,
"And now may the LORD God arise, to your place of rest, you, and the ark of your power! Let your priests, LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and cause your godly ones to find their joy in what is good.
At the height of his power, after he had consolidated his rule, Rehoboam abandoned the LORD's Law, along with all of Israel with him.
"LORD God of our ancestors, you are the God who lives in heaven, are you not? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, don't you? In your own hands you grasp both strength and power, don't you? As a result, no one can oppose you, can they? You are our God, who expelled the former inhabitants of this land right in front of our people Israel, aren't you? Then you gave it to your friend Abraham's descendant forever, didn't you?
But if you do go, strengthen yourself for war. Do you think God will throw you down before the enemy, since God has the power both to help or to overthrow?"
Jotham grew in power because he had determined to live his life in the presence of the LORD his God.
Nebuchadnezzar carried off to Babylon those who survived the executions, and they served him and his descendants until the kingdom of Persia came to power.
because I was ashamed to ask the king for a contingent of soldiers and cavalry to protect us from enemies we might encounter on the way. After all, we had told the king, "The hand of our God seeks the good of all who seek him, but his power and anger are against everyone who forsakes him."
Then we left the Ahava River for Jerusalem on the twelfth day of the first month. Our God's protection was with us, and he delivered us from the enemy's power and from ambush along the way.
These are your servants as well as your people, whom you have redeemed by your great power and by your strong hand.
Now our bodies are no different than the bodies of our relatives, and our children are like their children. Nevertheless, we're about to force our sons and daughters into slavery, and some of our daughters are already in bondage. It's beyond our power to do anything about it, because our fields and vineyards belong to others."
But now its abundant produce belongs to the kings whom you placed over us because of our sin. They also have power over our bodies and our herds at their pleasure, and we are in great distress.
So he delivers from the sword of their mouth the poor from the power of the mighty.
He will deliver you from death by famine; in war from the power of the sword.
"Why do the wicked live to reach old age and increase in power and wealth, too?
"Would he use his great power to fight me? No, he'll pay attention to me.
God prolongs the life of the strong by his power, but they get up in the morning without purpose in life.
By his power he disturbs the sea; and with his skill he shatters the sea monster.
"I'll teach you about the power of God, that which is with the Almighty I won't conceal.
"Indeed, God is exalted in his power. Who is like him as a teacher?
We cannot find the Almighty he is majestic in power and justice, and overflowing with righteousness; he never oppresses.
Show forth your gracious love, save those who take refuge in you from those who rebel against your sovereign power.
Rise up, LORD, because you are strong; we will sing and praise your power. To the Director: To the tune of "Doe of the Dawn".A Davidic Psalm.
Deliver me from the sword; my precious life from the power of the dog.
It was not with their sword that they inherited the land, nor did their own arm deliver them. But it was by your power, your strength, and by the light of your face; because you were pleased with them.
God will truly redeem me from the power of Sheol. He will surely receive me! Interlude
God, by your name deliver me, and by your power vindicate me.
Don't kill them! Otherwise, my people may forget. By your power make them stumble around; bring them down low, Lord, our Shield.
But I will sing of your power and in the morning I will shout for joy about your gracious love. For you have been a fortress for me; and a refuge when I am distressed.
So your loved ones may be delivered, save us by your power and answer us quickly!
God spoke once, but I heard it twice, "Power belongs to God."
So I have looked for you in the sanctuary, to behold your power and glory.
May they be given over to the power of the sword; may they become carrion for jackals.
He rules by his power forever, his eyes watching over the nations. Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves. Interlude
Summon the power of your God, the power, God, that you have shown us.
Ascribe power to God, whose glory is over Israel, whose power is in the skies.
You are awesome, God, from your sanctuaries. The God of Israel is the one who gives strength and power to the people. Blessed be God! To the Director: To the tune of "The Lilies". Davidic.
My God, deliver me from the power of the wicked and the grasp of ruthless practicers of evil.
Lord GOD, I will come in the power of your mighty acts, remembering your righteousness yours alone.
Also, when I reach old age and have gray hair, God, do not forsake me, until I have declared your power to this generation and your might to the next one.
You split the sea by your own power. You shattered the heads of sea monsters in the water.
You delivered your people the descendants of Jacob and Joseph with your power. Interlude
They did not remember his power the day he delivered them from their adversary,
Let the cries of the prisoners reach you. With the strength of your power, release those condemned to death.
Reveal your power before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, then come to our rescue.
Rescue the poor and the needy, delivering them from the power of the wicked.
released to remain with the dead, lying in a grave like a corpse, remembered no longer, and cut off from your power.
For you are their strength's grandeur; by your favor you exalted our power.
with whom my power will be firmly established; for my arm will strengthen him.
My faithfulness and gracious love will be with him, and in my name his power will be exalted.
What valiant man can live and not see death? Who can deliver himself from the power of Sheol. Interlude
He delivered for the sake of his name, to make his power known.
He delivered them from the power of their foe; redeeming them from the power of their enemy.
Their enemies oppressed them, so that they were humiliated by their power.
Let those who have been redeemed by the LORD declare it those whom he redeemed from the power of the enemy,
In order that those you love may be rescued, deliver with your power and answer me!
There I will create a power base for David I have prepared a lamp for my anointed one.
Our Lord is great, and rich in power; his understanding has no limitation.
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.
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