'Reasoning' in the Bible
honey, cheeses, sheep, and cheese made from cow's milk for David and his entourage because they had been reasoning, "The people are hungry, tired, and thirsty there in the wilderness."
Prior to this Absalom had set up a monument and dedicated it to himself in the King's Valley, reasoning "I have no son who will carry on my name." He named the monument after himself, and to this day it is known as Absalom's Memorial.
He sacrificed to the gods of Damascus that had defeated him, reasoning, "The gods of the kings of Aram helped them, so I'll sacrifice to them so they will help me!" But those gods brought about his downfall, and the downfall of all of Israel, too.
But I will speak to the Almighty, and will find pleasure in reasoning with God;
Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.
Reasoning with unprofitable talk, and with speeches which do no good?
"Behold, I waited for your words, and I listened for your reasoning, while you searched out what to say.
For I am more like a beast than any man, I have no power of reasoning like a man:
and they were reasoning in themselves, saying, 'Because we took no loaves.'
And Jesus, seeing it, said, O you of little faith, why are you reasoning among yourselves, because you have no bread?
the baptism of John, whence was it? -- from heaven, or from men?' And they were reasoning with themselves, saying, 'If we should say, From heaven; he will say to us, Wherefore, then, did ye not believe him?
But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
Right away Jesus understood in His spirit that they were thinking like this within themselves and said to them, “Why are you thinking these things in your hearts?
and they were reasoning with one another, saying -- 'Because we have no loaves.'
Jesus, aware of this [discussion], said to them, “Why are you discussing [the fact] that you have no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened?
And he came to Capernaum, and being in the house, he was questioning them, 'What were ye reasoning in the way among yourselves?'
And they remained silent, for by the way they had been reasoning with one another who was greatest.
And they were reasoning with themselves, saying, 'If we may say, From heaven, he will say, Wherefore, then, did ye not believe him?
And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
and she, having seen, was troubled at his word, and was reasoning of what kind this salutation may be.
And the people are looking forward, and all are reasoning in their hearts concerning John, whether or not he may be the Christ;
But perceiving their thoughts, Jesus replied to them, “Why are you thinking this in your hearts?
Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
and Jesus having seen the reasoning of their heart, having taken hold of a child, set him beside himself,
and he was reasoning within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where I shall gather together my fruits?
So as for you, do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink; nor have an anxious and unsettled mind.
And it came to pass in their conversing and reasoning together, that Jesus himself, having come nigh, was going on with them,
There was therefore a reasoning of the disciples of John with a Jew about purification.
So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these [others do—with total commitment and devotion]?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You [with a deep, personal affection, as for a close friend].” Jesus said to him, “Feed My lambs.”
Again He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me [with total commitment and devotion]?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You [with a deep, personal affection, as for a close friend].” Jesus said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.”
and according to the custom of Paul, he went in unto them, and for three sabbaths he was reasoning with them from the Writings,
therefore, indeed, he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the worshipping persons, and in the market-place every day with those who met with him.
and he was reasoning in the synagogue every sabbath, persuading both Jews and Greeks.
And having gone into the synagogue, he was speaking boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading the things concerning the reign of God,
and when certain were hardened and were disbelieving, speaking evil of the way before the multitude, having departed from them, he did separate the disciples, every day reasoning in the school of a certain Tyrannus.
and neither in the temple did they find me reasoning with any one, or making a dissension of the multitude, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city;
and he reasoning concerning righteousness, and temperance, and the judgment that is about to be, Felix, having become afraid, answered, 'For the present be going, and having got time, I will call for thee;'
And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.
For even though they knew God [as the Creator], they did not honor Him as God or give thanks [for His wondrous creation]. On the contrary, they became worthless in their thinking [godless, with pointless reasonings, and silly speculations], and their foolish heart was darkened.
Now him that is weak in the faith receive, not to the determining of questions of reasoning.
And again, "The Lord knows the reasoning of the wise, that it is worthless."
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love [for others growing out of God’s love for me], then I have become only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal [just an annoying distraction].
When I was a babe, as a babe I was speaking, as a babe I was thinking, as a babe I was reasoning, and when I have become a man, I have made useless the things of the babe;
for their [moral] understanding is darkened and their reasoning is clouded; [they are] alienated and self-banished from the life of God [with no share in it; this is] because of the [willful] ignorance and spiritual blindness that is [deep-seated] within them, because of the hardness and insensitivity of their heart.
I wish, therefore, that men pray in every place, lifting up kind hands, apart from anger and reasoning;
But prove yourselves doers of the word [actively and continually obeying God’s precepts], and not merely listeners [who hear the word but fail to internalize its meaning], deluding yourselves [by unsound reasoning contrary to the truth].
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