'Purpose' in the Bible
The carcass of an animal that died of its own and an animal torn by wild beast may be used for any purpose except for eating.
The priest is to examine the contagion on the seventh day. If the infection has spread on the clothing, in the woven material, the knitted material, or in the leather, no matter the purpose for which the leather material had been manufactured, the contagion is a chronic fungal infection. It's unclean.
They are a nation devoid of purpose and without insight.
sacrificing the regular burnt offerings regularly each morning and evening to the LORD on the altar dedicated to that purpose, doing everything written in the Law of the LORD, just as he had commanded Israel.
"Who am I, LORD God, and what is my household, since you have brought me to this? Furthermore, this is a small thing to you, God, and yet you have spoken concerning your servant's household for a great while to come, and you have seen in me the fulfillment of man's purpose, LORD God.
Furthermore, the balance remaining of the silver and gold may be used for whatever other purpose you and your people desire, as long as such use is consistent with the will of your God.
Ezra the scribe stood on a wooden rostrum erected for that purpose. Beside him to his right stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maasseiah. Beside him to his left stood Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.
But you've hidden these things in your heart I know this was your purpose:
God prolongs the life of the strong by his power, but they get up in the morning without purpose in life.
The LORD will complete what his purpose is for me. LORD, your gracious love is eternal; do not abandon your personal work in me. To the Music Director: A Davidic Song
I declare from the beginning things to follow, and from ancient times things that have not yet been done; saying, "My purpose will stand, and he will accomplish everything that I please.'
I am calling a bird of prey from the east, and from a far country a man with his purpose. Indeed, I've spoken; I will certainly make it happen; I've planned it; and I will certainly carry it out.
Let all of them come together and listen: Who is there among them that could declare these things? "The LORD loves me, and he will accomplish my purpose against Babylon; his arm will be against the Chaldeans.
Look! It is I who have created the blacksmith who fans coals in the fire, and produces a weapon for his purpose. It is I who have created the ravager to wreak havoc;
so will my message be that goes out of my mouth it won't return to me empty. Instead, it will accomplish what I desire, and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
The LORD said, "Have I not set you free for a good purpose? Have I not intervened for you with your enemies in times of trouble and times of distress?
They feed on the sin of my people; they purpose in their heart to transgress.
Nothing is hidden except for the purpose of having it revealed, and nothing is secret except for the purpose of having it come to light.
So purpose in your hearts not to prepare your defense ahead of time,
United in purpose, they went to the Temple every day, ate at each other's homes, and shared their food with glad and humble hearts.
Now David, after he had served God's purpose in his own generation, died and was buried with his ancestors, and so he experienced decay.
"The Lord answered, "I'm Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But get up and stand on your feet, because I've appeared to you for the very purpose of appointing you to be my servant and witness of what you've seen and of what I'll show you.
And we know that for those who love God, that is, for those who are called according to his purpose, all things are working together for good.
For the Scripture says about Pharaoh, "I have raised you up for this very purpose, to demonstrate my power through you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."
Accept anyone who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of arguing over differences of opinion.
Each of us must please our neighbor for the good purpose of building him up.
In the Messiah we were also chosen when we were predestined according to the purpose of the one who does everything that he wills to do,
in keeping with the eternal purpose that God carried out through the Messiah Jesus our Lord,
then fill me with joy by having the same attitude, sharing the same love, being united in spirit, and keeping one purpose in mind.
With this purpose in mind, he called you through our proclamation of the gospel so that you would obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah.
and occupying themselves with myths and endless genealogies. These things promote controversies rather than God's ongoing purpose, which involves faith.
He saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our own accomplishments, but according to his own purpose and the grace that was given to us in the Messiah Jesus before time began.
But you have observed my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance,
In the same way, when God wanted to make the unchangeable character of his purpose perfectly clear to the heirs of his promise, he guaranteed it with an oath,
We consider those who endured to be blessed. You have heard about Job's endurance and have seen the purpose of the Lord that the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
They have one purpose: to give their power and authority to the beast.
for God has placed within them a desire to carry out his purpose by uniting to give their kingdom to the beast until God's words are fulfilled.
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