13 occurrences

'Purpose' in the Bible

To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me [unless they are the offering of the heart]? says the Lord. I have had enough of the burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts [without obedience]; and I do not delight in the blood of bulls or of lambs or of he-goats [without righteousness].

Who say, Let [the Holy One] make haste and speed His [prophesied] vengeance, that we may see it; and let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, that we may know it!

This is the [Lord's] purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth [regarded as conquered and put under tribute by Assyria]; and this is [His omnipotent] hand that is stretched out over all the nations.

And the land of Judah [allied to Assyria] shall become a terror to the Egyptians; everyone to whom mention of it is made will be afraid and everyone who mentions it -- "to him will they turn in fear, because of the purpose of the Lord of hosts which He purposes against Egypt.

For Egypt's help is worthless and toward no purpose. Therefore I have called her Rahab Who Sits Still.

I the Lord have called You [the Messiah] for a righteous purpose and in righteousness; I will take You by the hand and will keep You; I will give You for a covenant to the people [Israel], for a light to the nations [Gentiles],

It was the Lord's pleasure for His righteousness' sake [in accordance with a steadfast and consistent purpose] to magnify instruction and revelation and glorify them.

Who says of Cyrus, He is My shepherd (ruler), and he shall perform all My pleasure and fulfill all My purpose -- "even saying of Jerusalem, She shall [again] be built, and of the temple, Your foundation shall [again] be laid.

Assemble yourselves, all of you, and hear! Who among them [the gods and Chaldean astrologers] has foretold these things? The Lord has loved him [Cyrus of Persia]; he will do His pleasure and purpose on Babylon, and his arm will be against the Chaldeans.

Behold, I have created the smith who blows on the fire of coals and who produces a weapon for its purpose; and I have created the devastator to destroy.

So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

For I will not contend forever, neither will I be angry always, for [if I did stay angry] the spirit [of man] would faint and be consumed before Me, and [My purpose in] creating the souls of men would be frustrated.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
זמּה זמּה 
Zimmah 
Usage: 29

זמם 
Zamam 
Usage: 13

חפץ 
Chephets 
Usage: 39

חשׁב 
Chashab 
Usage: 124

יעץ 
Ya`ats 
Usage: 80

יצר 
Yatsar 
Usage: 62

מחשׁבת מחשׁבה 
Machashabah 
Usage: 56

עצה 
`etsah 
Usage: 88

צבוּ 
Ts@buw (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

ריק 
Riyq 
Usage: 12

שׁלל 
Shalal 
Usage: 16

שׁתה 
Shathah 
Usage: 2

βουλεύω 
Bouleuo 
Usage: 7

βούλημα 
Boulema 
purpose , will
Usage: 2

γνώμη 
Gnome 
judgment , mind , purpose 9 , advice , will , agree 9
Usage: 9

προαιρέομαι 
Proaireomai 
Usage: 1

πρόθεσις 
Prothesis 
Usage: 9

προτίθεμαι 
Protithemai 
Usage: 3