'Sake' in the Bible
There are perhaps fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not forgive the place for the sake of the fifty righteous that are therein?
And he continued yet to speak with him, and said, Perhaps there may be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for the forty's sake.
And he said, Behold now, I have ventured to speak with the Lord. Perhaps there may be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for the twenty's sake.
And he said, Oh, let not the Lord be angry, that I speak yet but this time! Perhaps there may be ten found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for the ten's sake.
And Abraham said, Because I said, Surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they will kill me for my wife's sake.
And Jehovah appeared to him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.
And Laban said to him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes I have discovered that Jehovah has blessed me for thy sake.
And it came to pass from the time he had set him over his house and all that he had, that Jehovah blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of Jehovah was on all that he had in the house and in the field.
And Moses told his father-in-law all that Jehovah had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake; all the trouble that had befallen them on the way, and how Jehovah had delivered them.
But Moses said to him, Enviest thou for my sake? would that all Jehovah's people were prophets, and that Jehovah would put his Spirit upon them!
For Jehovah will not cast away his people for his great name's sake; because it has pleased Jehovah to make you his people.
Then said David, Jehovah, God of Israel, thy servant hath heard for certain that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.
For thy word's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all this greatness, to make thy servant know it.
And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake?
And David said to him, Fear not; for I will certainly shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father's sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.
And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, for Jehovah's sake.
And the king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave all the captains charge concerning Absalom.
And as to the stranger also, who is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake
notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it, for David thy father's sake; I will rend it out of the hand of thy son;
only, I will not rend away all the kingdom: I will give one tribe to thy son, for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.
but one tribe shall he have for my servant David's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel:
But I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand; for I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my servant's sake, whom I chose, who kept my commandments and my statutes;
But for David's sake Jehovah his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, setting up his son after him, and establishing Jerusalem;
But Jehovah would not destroy Judah, for David his servant's sake, as he had promised him to give him always a lamp for his sons.
And I will defend this city, to save it, For mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
and I will add to thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
Jehovah, for thy servant's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all this greatness, to make known all these great things.
And as to the stranger also, who is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy great name's sake, and thy mighty hand and thy stretched-out arm; when they shall come and pray toward this house,
Nevertheless for thy manifold mercies' sake, thou didst not make a full end of them nor forsake them; for thou art a gracious and merciful God.
Return, Jehovah, free my soul; save me for thy loving-kindness' sake.
He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; according to thy loving-kindness remember thou me, for thy goodness' sake, Jehovah.
For thy name's sake, O Jehovah, thou wilt indeed pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.
For thou art my rock and my fortress; and, for thy name's sake, thou wilt lead me and guide me.
But for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are reckoned as sheep for slaughter.
Rise up for our help, and redeem us for thy loving-kindness' sake.
Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; confusion hath covered my face.
Help us, O God of our salvation, because of the glory of thy name; and deliver us, and forgive our sins, for thy name's sake.
Yet he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make known his might.
But do thou for me, Jehovah, Lord, for thy name's sake; because thy loving-kindness is good, deliver me:
Not unto us, O Jehovah, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy loving-kindness and for thy truth's sake.
For thy servant David's sake, turn not away the face of thine anointed.
Revive me, O Jehovah, for thy name's sake; in thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble;
And I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
Jehovah had delight in him for his righteousness' sake: he hath magnified the law, and made it honourable.
Thus saith Jehovah, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought all of them down as fugitives, even the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.
I, I am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and I will not remember thy sins.
For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have called thee by thy name; I surnamed thee, though thou didst not know me;
For my name's sake I will defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain as to thee, that I cut thee not off.
For mine own sake, for mine own sake, will I do it; for how should my name be profaned? and I will not give my glory unto another.
For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not be still, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a torch that burneth.
Why, O Jehovah, hast thou made us to err from thy ways, hast hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
Hear the word of Jehovah, ye that tremble at his word: Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let Jehovah be glorified, and let us see your joy! but they shall be ashamed.
Jehovah, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou act for thy name's sake; for our backslidings are many we have sinned against thee.
For thy name's sake, do not spurn us, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us.
Jehovah, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and avenge me of my persecutors; in thy long-suffering take me not away: know that for thy sake I bear reproach.
But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations among whom they were, in whose sight I had made myself known unto them in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt.
But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I had brought them out.
But I withdrew my hand, and wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I had brought them out.
And ye shall know that I am Jehovah, when I have wrought with you for my name's sake, not according to your wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, O house of Israel, saith the Lord Jehovah.
And now, our God, hearken to the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake.
Lord, hear! Lord, forgive! Lord, hearken and do! defer not, for thine own sake, O my God! for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.
Therefore shall Zion for your sake be ploughed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.
Blessed are ye when they may reproach and persecute you, and say every wicked thing against you, lying, for my sake.
and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.
He that finds his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for my sake shall find it.
For whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.
for there are eunuchs which have been born thus from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs of men; and there are eunuchs who have made eunuchs of themselves for the sake of the kingdom of the heavens. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
And every one who has left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit life eternal.
Then shall they deliver you up to tribulation, and shall kill you; and ye will be hated of all the nations for my name's sake.
For whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's shall save it.
Jesus answering said, Verily I say to you, There is no one who has left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake and for the sake of the gospel,
But ye, take heed to yourselves, for they shall deliver you up to sanhedrims and to synagogues: ye shall be beaten and brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them;
Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from them, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as wicked, for the Son of man's sake:
for whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, he shall save it.
And he said to them, Verily I say to you, There is no one who has left home, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
and ye will be hated of all for my name's sake.
Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me; but if not, believe me for the works' sake themselves.
According as it is written, For thy sake we are put to death all the day long; we have been reckoned as sheep for slaughter.
For the sake of meat do not destroy the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil to that man who eats while stumbling in doing so.
We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye prudent in Christ: we weak, but ye strong: ye glorious, but we in dishonour.
and the weak one, the brother for whose sake Christ died, will perish through thy knowledge.
And I do all things for the sake of the glad tidings, that I may be fellow-partaker with them.
Everything sold in the shambles eat, making no inquiry for conscience sake.
But if any one of the unbelievers invite you, and ye are minded to go, all that is set before you eat, making no inquiry for conscience sake.
But if any one say to you, This is offered to holy purposes, do not eat, for his sake that pointed it out, and conscience sake;
For also man was not created for the sake of the woman, but woman for the sake of the man.
For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus Lord, and ourselves your bondmen for Jesus' sake.
So then, if also I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of him that injured, nor for the sake of him that was injured, but for the sake of our diligent zeal for you being manifested to you before God.
Why then the law? It was added for the sake of transgressions, until the seed came to whom the promise was made, ordained through angels in the hand of a mediator.
because for the sake of the work he drew near even to death, venturing his life that he might fill up what lacked in your ministration toward me.
a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, to the end that ye should be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for the sake of which ye also suffer;
For this cause I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
who must have their mouths stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which ought not to be taught for the sake of base gain.
for love's sake I rather exhort, being such a one as Paul the aged, and now also prisoner of Jesus Christ.
Be in subjection therefore to every human institution for the Lord's sake; whether to the king as supreme,
For this is acceptable, if one, for conscience sake towards God, endure griefs, suffering unjustly.
But if also ye should suffer for righteousness' sake, blessed are ye; but be not afraid of their fear, neither be troubled;
I write to you, children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.