'Purpose' in the Bible
However, I have let you live for this purpose: to show you My power and to make My name known in all the earth.
The fat of an animal that dies naturally or is mauled by wild beasts may be used for any purpose, but you must not eat it.
Appoint for yourselves three men from each tribe, and I will send them out. They are to go and survey the land, write a description of it for the purpose of their inheritance, and return to me.
From Zebulun: 50,000 who could serve in the army, trained for battle with all kinds of weapons of war, with one purpose to help David.
Ezra the scribe stood on a high wooden platform made for this purpose. Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah stood beside him on his right; to his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hash-baddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.
Should he argue with useless talkor with words that serve no good purpose?
May He give you what your heart desiresand fulfill your whole purpose.
I call to God Most High,to God who fulfills His purpose for me.
The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me.Lord, Your love is eternal;do not abandon the work of Your hands.
The Lord has prepared everything for His purpose—even the wicked for the day of disaster.
“I, Yahweh, have called Youfor a righteous purpose,and I will hold You by Your hand.I will keep You and appoint Youto be a covenant for the peopleand a light to the nations,
I call a bird of prey from the east,a man for My purpose from a far country.Yes, I have spoken; so I will also bring it about.I have planned it; I will also do it.
For I will then restorepure speech to the peoplesso that all of them may callon the name of Yahwehand serve Him with a single purpose.
But He said to them, “I must proclaim the good news about the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because I was sent for this purpose.”
But all who heard him were astounded and said, “Isn’t this the man who, in Jerusalem, was destroying those who called on this name and then came here for the purpose of taking them as prisoners to the chief priests?”
But get up and stand on your feet. For I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and a witness of what you have seen and of what I will reveal to you.
When a gentle south wind sprang up, they thought they had achieved their purpose. They weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete.
We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
For though her sons had not been born yet or done anything good or bad, so that God’s purpose according to election might stand—
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving as a priest of God’s good news. My purpose is that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the saying: “Nothing beyond what is written.” The purpose is that none of you will be inflated with pride in favor of one person over another.
You are also saved by it, if you hold to the message I proclaimed to you—unless you believed for no purpose.
I wrote for this purpose: to test your character to see if you are obedient in everything.
The purpose was that the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles by Christ Jesus, so that we could receive the promised Spirit through faith.
We have also received an inheritance in Him, predestined according to the purpose of the One who works out everything in agreement with the decision of His will,
This is according to His eternal purpose accomplished in the Messiah, Jesus our Lord.
For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to desire and to work out His good purpose.
I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know how we are and so that he may encourage your hearts.
He has saved us and called uswith a holy calling,not according to our works,but according to His own purpose and grace,which was given to us in Christ Jesusbefore time began.
But you have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, and endurance,
Because God wanted to show His unchangeable purpose even more clearly to the heirs of the promise, He guaranteed it with an oath,
The one who commits sin is of the Devil, for the Devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God was revealed for this purpose: to destroy the Devil’s works.
These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.
For God has put it into their hearts to carry out His plan by having one purpose and to give their kingdom to the beast until God’s words are accomplished.
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