'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 named the place [where this miracle occurred] Massah (test) and Meribah (contention) because of the quarreling of the sons of Israel, and because they tested 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 a sign for yourself from the Lord your God [one that will convince you that God has spoken and will keep His word]; make your request 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 the testimony which I have is far greater than the testimony of John; for the works that the Father has given Me to finish—the very same works [that is, the miracles and proofs of My deity] that I am [now] doing—testify about Me, [by providing evidence] that the Father has sent Me.
For this reason the crowd went to meet Him, because they heard that He had performed this [miraculous] sign.
because He has set a day when 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 message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom [using clever rhetoric], but [they were delivered] in demonstration of the [Holy] Spirit [operating through me] and of [His] power [stirring the minds of the listeners and persuading them],
Am I not free [unrestrained and exempt from any obligation]? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our [risen] Lord [in person]? Are you not [the result and proof of] my work 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.
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 through the proof provided by this service.
Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.
And in no way be alarmed or intimidated [in anything] by your opponents, for such [constancy and fearlessness on your part] is a [clear] sign [a proof and a seal] for them of [their impending] destruction, but [a clear sign] for you of deliverance and salvation, and that too, 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 a positive proof of the righteous judgment of God [a sign of His fair verdict], so that you will be considered worthy of His kingdom, for which indeed you are 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 neglect to do good, to contribute [to the needy of the church as an expression of fellowship], for such sacrifices are always 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,
The one who habitually keeps His commandments [obeying His word and following His precepts, abides and] remains in Him, and He in him. By this we know and have the proof that He [really] abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us [as a gift].
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 in the tribulation and kingdom and patient endurance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos, [exiled there] because of [my preaching of] the word of God [regarding eternal salvation] and the testimony of Jesus Christ.
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