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'Principle' in the Bible

You must not show pity; the principle will be a life for a life, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, and a foot for a foot.

And lots were also cast [for] these, just as their brothers, the sons of Aaron, before David the king, Zadok, Ahimelech, and the heads of the {families} for the priests and for the Levites the fathers, {on the principle of the chief and younger brother alike}.

And they cast lots [for] responsibilities {on the principle of small and great alike}, teacher with student.

God has declared one principle; two principles I have heard: God is strong,

But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks heart and understanding (moral principle and prudence); he who does it is destroying his own life.

The Lord of hosts has purposed it [in accordance with a fixed principle of His government], to defile the pride of all glory and to bring into dishonor and contempt all the honored of the earth.

What, then, is there to boast about? That has been eliminated. On what principle? On that of actions? No, but on the principle of faith.

For if Abraham has been justified on the principle of works, he has whereof to boast: but not before God;

Therefore it is on the principle of faith, that it might be according to grace, in order to the promise being sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of Abraham's faith, who is father of us all,

However, it is no longer I who do the deed, but the sin [principle] which is at home in me and has possession of me.

Now if I do what I do not desire to do, it is no longer I doing it [it is not myself that acts], but the sin [principle] which dwells within me [ fixed and operating in my soul].

So I discover this principle: when I want to do good, evil is with me.

but I see in my body a different principle waging war with the Law in my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin that exists in my body.

What then shall we say? That they of the nations, who did not follow after righteousness, have attained righteousness, but the righteousness that is on the principle of faith.

Wherefore? Because it was not on the principle of faith, but as of works. They have stumbled at the stumblingstone,

Therefore one must be subject, not only to avoid God's wrath and escape punishment, but also as a matter of principle and for the sake of conscience.

For even the Christ did not seek His own pleasure. His principle was, "The reproaches which they addressed to Thee have fallen on me."

But [instead I would act on the principle] as it is written, They shall see who have never been told of Him, and they shall understand who have never heard [of Him].

Do I say this only on human authority and as a man reasons? Does not the Law endorse the same principle?

[On the same principle] the Lord directed that those who publish the good news (the Gospel) should live (get their maintenance) by the Gospel.

but on the principle of equality; in the present time your abundance for their lack, that their abundance may be for your lack, so that there should be equality.

but knowing that a man is not justified on the principle of works of law nor but by the faith of Jesus Christ, we also have believed on Christ Jesus, that we might be justified on the principle of the faith of Christ; and not of works of law; because on the principle of works of law no flesh shall be justified.

This only I wish to learn of you, Have ye received the Spirit on the principle of works of law, or of the report of faith?

He therefore who ministers to you the Spirit, and works miracles among you, is it on the principle of works of law, or of the report of faith?

So that they who are on the principle of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.

For as many as are on the principle of works of law are under curse. For it is written, Cursed is every one who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them;

but the law is not on the principle of faith; but, He that shall have done these things shall live by them.

For if the inheritance be on the principle of law, it is no longer on the principle of promise; but God gave it in grace to Abraham by promise.

Is then the law against the promises of God? Far be the thought. For if a law had been given able to quicken, then indeed righteousness were on the principle of law;

So that the law has been our tutor up to Christ, that we might be justified on the principle of faith.

You masters, act on the same [principle] toward them and give up threatening and using violent and abusive words, knowing that He Who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no respect of persons (no partiality) with Him.

and that I may be found in him, not having my righteousness, which would be on the principle of law, but that which is by faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God through faith,

For the mystery of lawlessness (that hidden principle of rebellion against constituted authority) is already at work in the world, [but it is] restrained only until he who restrains is taken out of the way.

Ye see that a man is justified on the principle of works, and not on the principle of faith only.

But was not in like manner also Rahab the harlot justified on the principle of works, when she had received the messengers and put them forth by another way?

No one born (begotten) of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin, for God's nature abides in him [His principle of life, the divine sperm, remains permanently within him]; and he cannot practice sinning because he is born (begotten) of God.

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