'Proof' in the Bible
Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord considered his response of faith as proof of genuine loyalty.
He replied, "You must take these seven ewe lambs from my hand as legal proof that I dug this well."
So now, come, let's make a formal agreement, you and I, and it will be proof that we have made peace."
By this ye shall be put to the proof: as Pharaoh lives, ye shall not go forth hence, unless your youngest brother come hither!
Send one of you, that he may fetch your brother, but ye shall be imprisoned, and your words shall be put to the proof, whether the truth is in you; and if not, as Pharaoh lives, ye are spies.
He called the place Massah [proof] and Meribah [contention] because of the faultfinding of the Israelites and because they tempted and tried the patience of the Lord, saying, Is the Lord among us or not?
Now look, he has invented charges against her by saying, "I haven't found your daughter to be a virgin." But here is the proof of my daughter's virginity.' Then they are to spread the cloth before the elders of the city.
Gideon said to him, "If you really are pleased with me, then give me a sign as proof that it is really you speaking with me.
Gideon said to God, "If you really intend to use me to deliver Israel, as you promised, then give me a sign as proof.
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."
Also, the altar broke apart and the ashes that were on it spilled out from the altar, providing just the proof that the man of God had predicted in his message from the LORD!
Ask for yourself a sign (a token or proof) of the Lord your God [one that will convince you that God has spoken and will keep His word]; ask it either in the depth below or in the height above [let it be as deep as Sheol or as high as heaven].
"Again it is written," replied Jesus, "'Thou shalt not put the Lord thy God to the proof.'"
Then Jesus told him, "See to it that you don't speak to anyone. Instead, go and show yourself to the priest, and then offer the sacrifice that Moses commanded as proof to the authorities."
Then came some of the Pharisees to Him to put Him to the proof by the question, "Has a man a right to divorce his wife whenever he chooses?"
He told the man, "Be sure that you don't tell anyone. Instead, go and show yourself to the priest, and then offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded as proof to the authorities."
"By what proof," asked Zechariah, "shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is far advanced in years."
The reply of Jesus was, "It is said, 'Thou shalt not put the Lord they God to the proof.'"
Then Jesus ordered him, "Don't tell anyone. Instead, go and show yourself to the priest and make an offering for your cleansing, just as Moses commanded, as proof to the authorities."
hypocrites! the face of the earth and of the heaven ye have known to make proof of, but this time -- how do ye not make proof of it?
So the Jews asked Him, "What proof of your authority do you exhibit to us, seeing that you do these things?"
But I have as My witness something greater (weightier, higher, better) than that of John; for the works that the Father has appointed Me to accomplish and finish, the very same works that I am now doing, are a witness and proof that the Father has sent Me.
It was for this reason that the crowd went out to meet Him, because they had heard that He had performed this sign (proof, miracle).
because He has set a day on which He is going to judge the world in righteousness by the Man He has appointed. He has provided proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead."
since they exhibit proof that a knowledge of the conduct which the Law requires is engraven on their hearts, while their consciences also bear witness to the Law, and their thoughts, as if in mutual discussion, accuse them or perhaps maintain their innocence--
But God gives proof of His love to us in Christ's dying for us while we were still sinners.
This is a proof that wherever He chooses He shows mercy, and wherever he chooses He hardens the heart.
And my language and my message were not set forth in persuasive (enticing and plausible) words of wisdom, but they were in demonstration of the [Holy] Spirit and power [ a proof by the Spirit and power of God, operating on me and stirring in the minds of my hearers the most holy emotions and thus persuading them],
Am I not an apostle (a special messenger)? Am I not free (unrestrained and exempt from any obligation)? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you [yourselves] not [the product and proof of] my workmanship in the Lord?
And with this confidence, I was wanting to come to you previously, in order that you may have a second proof of my goodwill,
For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
And we send with them our brother, of whose zeal we have had frequent proof in many matters, and who is now more zealous than ever through the strong confidence which he has in you.
Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.
Through the proof of this service, they will glorify God for your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with others.
Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.
And do not [for a moment] be frightened or intimidated in anything by your opponents and adversaries, for such [constancy and fearlessness] will be a clear sign (proof and seal) to them of [their impending] destruction, but [a sure token and evidence] of your deliverance and salvation, and that from God.
But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.
This is positive proof of the just and right judgment of God to the end that you may be deemed deserving of His kingdom [a plain token of His fair verdict which designs that you should be made and counted worthy of the kingdom of God], for the sake of which you are also suffering.
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.
Do not forget or neglect to do kindness and good, to be generous and distribute and contribute to the needy [of the church as embodiment and proof of fellowship], for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
knowing that the proof of your faith doth work endurance,
Do you want proof, you foolish person, that faith without actions is worthless?
that the proof of your faith -- much more precious than of gold that is perishing, and through fire being approved -- may be found to praise, and honour, and glory, in the revelation of Jesus Christ,
All who keep His commandments [who obey His orders and follow His plan, live and continue to live, to stay and] abide in Him, and He in them. [ They let Christ be a home to them and they are the home of Christ.] And by this we know and understand and have the proof that He [really] lives and makes His home in us: by the [Holy] Spirit Whom He has given us.
The fact that we love God Himself, and obey His commands, is a proof that we love God's children.
I, John, your brother and companion (sharer and participator) with you in the tribulation and kingdom and patient endurance [which are] in Jesus Christ, was on the isle called Patmos, [banished] on account of [my witnessing to] the Word of God and the testimony (the proof, the evidence) for Jesus Christ.
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