'Reasons' in the Bible
But the king of the sons of Ammon did not hear the reasons of Jephthah which he sent him.
"I will defend this city and preserve it for my own reasons, and because of my servant David.'"
Should he dispute with useless words and with reasons that are not profitable?
Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.
Now he has not directed his words against me; neither will I answer him with your reasons.
Therefore, Job, hear now my reasons, and hearken to all my words.
My reasons declare the uprightness of my heart; and my lips shall utter pure knowledge.
But He finds reasons to oppose me; He regards me as his enemy.
And my tongue shall talk of Your righteousness, rightness, and justice, and of [my reasons for] Your praise all the day long.
Every day [with its new reasons] will I bless You [affectionately and gratefully praise You]; yes, I will praise Your name forever and ever.
Cease, my son, to hear the teaching that induces one to deviate from the reasons of wisdom.
Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.
For the Pharisees and all of the Jews do not eat unless [merely for ceremonial reasons] they wash their hands [diligently up to the elbow] with clenched fist, adhering [carefully and faithfully] to the tradition of [practices and customs handed down to them by] their forefathers [to be observed].
And they all gave reasons why they were not able to come. The first said to him, I have got a new field, and it is necessary for me to go and see it: I am full of regret that I am unable to come.
For these reasons, then, I have invited you here, that I might see you and speak to you; for it is for the sake of Him who is the hope of Israel that this chain hangs upon me."
Do I say this only on human authority and as a man reasons? Does not the Law endorse the same principle?
Show to these men, therefore, in the sight of the churches, the reality and plain truth of your love (your affection, goodwill, and benevolence) and what [good reasons] I had for boasting about and being proud of you.
Since many boast for merely human reasons, I too will boast.
-- though mine too are significant. If someone thinks he has good reasons to put confidence in human credentials, I have more:
and you have forgotten the exhortation which reasons with you as with children, "My son, don't take lightly the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are reproved by him;
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