'Power' in the Bible
I have the power to do you harm, but the God of your father told me last night, 'Be careful that you neither bless nor curse Jacob.'
Joseph replied to Pharaoh, "It is not within my power, but God will speak concerning the welfare of Pharaoh."
Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might and the beginning of my strength, outstanding in dignity, outstanding in power.
Then a new king, who did not know about Joseph, came to power over Egypt.
So the Lord saved Israel on that day from the power of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the shore of the sea.
When Israel saw the great power that the Lord had exercised over the Egyptians, they feared the Lord, and they believed in the Lord and in his servant Moses.
Your right hand, O Lord, was majestic in power, your right hand, O Lord, shattered the enemy.
But Moses sought the favor of the Lord his God and said, "O Lord, why does your anger burn against your people, whom you have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?
Moses said to the Lord, "When the Egyptians hear it -- for you brought up this people by your power from among them --
Or has God ever before tried to deliver a nation from the middle of another nation, accompanied by judgments, signs, wonders, war, strength, power, and other very terrifying things like the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes?
Moreover, because he loved your ancestors, he chose their descendants who followed them and personally brought you out of Egypt with his great power
Recall that you were slaves in the land of Egypt and that the Lord your God brought you out of there by strength and power. That is why the Lord your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
Rather it is because of his love for you and his faithfulness to the promise he solemnly vowed to your ancestors that the Lord brought you out with great power, redeeming you from the place of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
the great judgments you saw, the signs and wonders, the strength and power by which he brought you out -- thus the Lord your God will do to all the people you fear.
They are your people, your valued property, whom you brought out with great strength and power.
Bear in mind today that I am not speaking to your children who have not personally experienced the judgments of the Lord your God, which revealed his greatness, strength, and power.
Rather, he must acknowledge the son of the less loved wife as firstborn and give him the double portion of all he has, for that son is the beginning of his father's procreative power -- to him should go the right of the firstborn.
Therefore the Lord brought us out of Egypt with tremendous strength and power, as well as with great awe-inspiring signs and wonders.
But I fear the reaction of their enemies, for their adversaries would misunderstand and say, "Our power is great, and the Lord has not done all this!"'
The Lord will judge his people, and will change his plans concerning his servants; when he sees that their power has disappeared, and that no one is left, whether confined or set free.
"See now that I, indeed I, am he!" says the Lord, "and there is no other god besides me. I kill and give life, I smash and I heal, and none can resist my power.
Surely he loves the people; all your holy ones are in your power. And they sit at your feet, each receiving your words.
And this is the blessing to Judah. He said, Listen, O Lord, to Judah's voice, and bring him to his people. May his power be great, and may you help him against his foes.
and he displayed great power and awesome might in view of all Israel.
He has done this so all the nations of the earth might recognize the Lord's power and so you might always obey the Lord your God."
So now we are in your power. Do to us what you think is good and appropriate.
I refused to respond to Balaam; he kept prophesying good things about you, and I rescued you from his power.
Israel's power continued to overwhelm King Jabin of Canaan until they did away with him.
I rescued you from Egypt's power and from the power of all who oppressed you. I drove them out before you and gave their land to you.
Then the Lord himself turned to him and said, "You have the strength. Deliver Israel from the power of the Midianites! Have I not sent you?"
The men of Israel said to Gideon, "Rule over us -- you, your son, and your grandson. For you have delivered us from Midian's power."
my father fought for you; he risked his life and delivered you from Midian's power.
the Sidonians, Amalek, and Midian when they oppressed you? You cried out for help to me, and I delivered you from their power.
Jephthah said to them, "My people and I were entangled in controversy with the Ammonites. I asked for your help, but you did not deliver me from their power.
Look, you will conceive and have a son. You must never cut his hair, for the child will be dedicated to God from birth. He will begin to deliver Israel from the power of the Philistines."
The Lord shatters his adversaries; he thunders against them from the heavens. The Lord executes judgment to the ends of the earth. He will strengthen his king and exalt the power of his anointed one."
Then Samuel took a small container of olive oil and poured it on Saul's head. Samuel kissed him and said, "The Lord has chosen you to lead his people Israel! You will rule over the Lord's people and you will deliver them from the power of the enemies who surround them. This will be your sign that the Lord has chosen you as leader over his inheritance.
He said to the Israelites, "This is what the Lord God of Israel says, 'I brought Israel up from Egypt and I delivered you from the power of the Egyptians and from the power of all the kingdoms that oppressed you.
He altered his behavior in their presence. Since he was in their power, he pretended to be insane, making marks on the doors of the gate and letting his saliva run down his beard.
David's power grew steadily, for the Lord God who commands armies was with him.
David sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord rescued him from the power of all his enemies, including Saul.
Indeed,with your help I can charge against an army; by my God's power I can jump over a wall.
Now the Lord energized Elijah with power; he tucked his robe into his belt and ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.
The Lord provided a deliverer for Israel and they were freed from Syria's power. The Israelites once more lived in security.
Ahaz sent messengers to King Tiglath-pileser of Assyria, saying, "I am your servant and your dependent. March up and rescue me from the power of the king of Syria and the king of Israel, who have attacked me."
This happened because the Israelites sinned against the Lord their God, who brought them up from the land of Egypt and freed them from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. They worshiped other gods;
Instead you must worship the Lord, who brought you up from the land of Egypt by his great power and military ability; bow down to him and offer sacrifices to him.
Instead you must worship the Lord your God; then he will rescue you from the power of all your enemies."
Have any of the gods of the nations actually rescued his land from the power of the king of Assyria?
Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivvah? Indeed, did any gods rescue Samaria from my power?
Who among all the gods of the lands has rescued their lands from my power? So how can the Lord rescue Jerusalem from my power?'"
Now, O Lord our God, rescue us from his power, so that all the kingdoms of the earth will know that you, Lord, are the only God."
David's power steadily grew, for the Lord who commands armies was with him.
Jeroboam did not regain power during the reign of Abijah. The Lord struck him down and he died.
Abijah's power grew; he had fourteen wives and fathered twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.
Jehoshaphat's power kept increasing. He built fortresses and storage cities throughout Judah.
He prayed: "O Lord God of our ancestors, you are the God who lives in heaven and rules over all the kingdoms of the nations. You possess strength and power; no one can stand against you.
The Lord was angry at Amaziah and sent a prophet to him, who said, "Why are you following these gods that could not deliver their own people from your power?"
The Ammonites paid tribute to Uzziah and his fame reached the border of Egypt, for he grew in power.
Hezekiah says, "The Lord our God will rescue us from the power of the king of Assyria." But he is misleading you and you will die of hunger and thirst!
Are you not aware of what I and my predecessors have done to all the nations of the surrounding lands? Have the gods of the surrounding lands actually been able to rescue their lands from my power?
Who among all the gods of these nations whom my predecessors annihilated was able to rescue his people from my power?
Now don't let Hezekiah deceive you or mislead you like this. Don't believe him, for no god of any nation or kingdom has been able to rescue his people from my power or the power of my predecessors. So how can your gods rescue you from my power?'"
He wrote letters mocking the Lord God of Israel and insulting him with these words: "The gods of the surrounding nations could not rescue their people from my power. Neither can Hezekiah's god rescue his people from my power."
The Lord delivered Hezekiah and the residents of Jerusalem from the power of King Sennacherib of Assyria and from all the other nations. He made them secure on every side.
He deported to Babylon all who escaped the sword. They served him and his sons until the Persian kingdom rose to power.
In the twelfth month (that is, the month of Adar), on its thirteenth day, the edict of the king and his law were to be executed. It was on this day that the enemies of the Jews had supposed that they would gain power over them. But contrary to expectations, the Jews gained power over their enemies.
So the Lord said to Satan, "All right then, everything he has is in your power. Only do not extend your hand against the man himself!" So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.
So the Lord said to Satan, "All right, he is in your power; only preserve his life."
In time of famine he will redeem you from death, and in time of war from the power of the sword.
Is not my power to help myself nothing, and has not every resource been driven from me?
Or 'Deliver me from the enemy's power, and from the hand of tyrants ransom me'?
If I lift myself up, you hunt me as a fierce lion, and again you display your power against me.
"With God are wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his.
"Why do the wicked go on living, grow old, even increase in power?
Would he contend with me with great power? No, he would only pay attention to me.
But God drags off the mighty by his power; when God rises up against him, he has no faith in his life.
By his power he stills the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab the great sea monster to pieces.
Indeed, these are but the outer fringes of his ways! How faint is the whisper we hear of him! But who can understand the thunder of his power?"
I will teach you about the power of God; What is on the Almighty's mind I will not conceal.
It hurls itself against him without pity as he flees headlong from its power.
With great power God grasps my clothing; he binds me like the collar of my tunic.
"People cry out because of the excess of oppression; they cry out for help because of the power of the mighty.
Indeed, God is exalted in his power; who is a teacher like him?
As for the Almighty, we cannot attain to him! He is great in power, but justice and abundant righteousness he does not oppress.
Look at its strength in its loins, and its power in the muscles of its belly.
Lord, use your power to deliver me from these murderers, from the murderers of this world! They enjoy prosperity; you overwhelm them with the riches they desire. They have many children, and leave their wealth to their offspring.
For the music director; by the Lord's servant David, who sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord rescued him from the power of all his enemies, including Saul. He said: "I love you, Lord, my source of strength!
Indeed, with your help I can charge against an army; by my God's power I can jump over a wall.
You prevail over all your enemies; your power is too great for those who hate you.
Rise up, O Lord, in strength! We will sing and praise your power!
A psalm of David. Acknowledge the Lord, you heavenly beings, acknowledge the Lord's majesty and power!
You do not deliver me over to the power of the enemy; you enable me to stand in a wide open place.
You determine my destiny! Rescue me from the power of my enemies and those who chase me.
for evil men will lose their power, but the Lord sustains the godly.
You, by your power, defeated nations and settled our fathers on their land; you crushed the people living there and enabled our ancestors to occupy it.
For they did not conquer the land by their swords, and they did not prevail by their strength, but rather by your power, strength and good favor, for you were partial to them.
By your power we will drive back our enemies; by your strength we will trample down our foes!
But God will rescue my life from the power of Sheol; certainly he will pull me to safety. (Selah)
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