'Purpose' in the Bible
As for you, you meant to harm me, but God intended it for a good purpose, so he could preserve the lives of many people, as you can see this day.
But for this purpose I have caused you to stand: to show you my strength, and so that my name may be declared in all the earth.
Moreover, the fat of an animal that has died of natural causes and the fat of an animal torn by beasts may be used for any other purpose, but you must certainly never eat it.
For the sake of your promise and according to your purpose you have done this great thing in order to reveal it to your servant.
Ezra the scribe stood on a towering wooden platform constructed for this purpose. Standing near him on his right were Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Masseiah. On his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malkijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.
So Job opens his mouth to no purpose; without knowledge he multiplies words."
"I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted;
Though the Lord desired to crush him and make him ill, once restitution is made, he will see descendants and enjoy long life, and the Lord's purpose will be accomplished through him.
Because of this the land will mourn and the sky above will grow black. For I have made my purpose known and I will not relent or turn back from carrying it out."
I will give them a single-minded purpose to live in a way that always shows respect for me. They will want to do that for their own good and the good of the children who descend from them.
However, the Pharisees and the experts in religious law rejected God's purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.)
For David, after he had served God's purpose in his own generation, died, was buried with his ancestors, and experienced decay,
For I did not hold back from announcing to you the whole purpose of God.
When a gentle south wind sprang up, they thought they could carry out their purpose, so they weighed anchor and sailed close along the coast of Crete.
And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose,
even before they were born or had done anything good or bad (so that God's purpose in election would stand, not by works but by his calling) --
For the scripture says to Pharaoh: "For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may demonstrate my power in you, and that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth."
I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to agree together, to end your divisions, and to be united by the same mind and purpose.
Now the one who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment.
They court you eagerly, but for no good purpose; they want to exclude you, so that you would seek them eagerly.
However, it is good to be sought eagerly for a good purpose at all times, and not only when I am present with you.
In Christ we too have been claimed as God's own possession, since we were predestined according to the one purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will
The purpose of this enlightenment is that through the church the multifaceted wisdom of God should now be disclosed to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly realms.
This was according to the eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,
I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts.
complete my joy and be of the same mind, by having the same love, being united in spirit, and having one purpose.
I sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are doing and that he may encourage your hearts.
who gave himself as a ransom for all, revealing God's purpose at his appointed time.
He is the one who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on his own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began,
You, however, have followed my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance,
In the same way God wanted to demonstrate more clearly to the heirs of the promise that his purpose was unchangeable, and so he intervened with an oath,
Think of how we regard as blessed those who have endured. You have heard of Job's endurance and you have seen the Lord's purpose, that the Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
Now it was for this very purpose that the gospel was preached to those who are now dead, so that though they were judged in the flesh by human standards they may live spiritually by God's standards.
The one who practices sin is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was revealed: to destroy the works of the devil.
For God has put into their minds to carry out his purpose by making a decision to give their royal power to the beast until the words of God are fulfilled.
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