'Sake' in the Bible
To Adam he said, "Because you have listened to your wife's voice, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground for your sake. In toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
Yahweh smelled the pleasant aroma. Yahweh said in his heart, "I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, because the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I ever again strike everything living, as I have done.
Please say that you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you."
He dealt well with Abram for her sake. He had sheep, cattle, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels.
Yahweh said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake."
He spoke to him yet again, and said, "What if there are forty found there?" He said, "I will not do it for the forty's sake."
He said, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord. What if there are twenty found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the twenty's sake."
He said, "Oh don't let the Lord be angry, and I will speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the ten's sake."
Abraham said, "Because I thought, 'Surely the fear of God is not in this place. They will kill me for my wife's sake.'
Yahweh appeared to him the same night, and said, "I am the God of Abraham your father. Don't be afraid, for I am with you, and will bless you, and multiply your seed for my servant Abraham's sake."
Laban said to him, "If now I have found favor in your eyes, stay here, for I have divined that Yahweh has blessed me for your sake."
It happened from the time that he made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that Yahweh blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of Yahweh was on all that he had, in the house and in the field.
Moses told his father-in-law all that Yahweh had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, all the hardships that had come on them on the way, and how Yahweh delivered them.
"If a man strikes his servant's eye, or his maid's eye, and destroys it, he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.
If he strikes out his male servant's tooth, or his female servant's tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.
but I will for their sake remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God. I am Yahweh.'"
Moses said to him, "Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all Yahweh's people were prophets, that Yahweh would put his Spirit on them!"
For Yahweh will not forsake his people for his great name's sake, because it has pleased Yahweh to make you a people to himself.
Then David said, "O Yahweh, the God of Israel, your servant has surely heard that Saul seeks to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.
David perceived that Yahweh had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel's sake.
For your word's sake, and according to your own heart, you have worked all this greatness, to make your servant know it.
David said, "Is there yet any who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"
David said to him, "Don't be afraid of him; for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father's sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your father. You shall eat bread at my table continually."
and he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he named him Jedidiah, for Yahweh's sake.
The king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, "Deal gently for my sake with the young man, even with Absalom." All the people heard when the king commanded all the captains concerning Absalom.
"Moreover concerning the foreigner, who is not of your people Israel, when he shall come out of a far country for your name's sake
Notwithstanding I will not do it in your days, for David your father's sake; but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.
However I will not tear away all the kingdom; but I will give one tribe to your son, for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen."
(but he shall have one tribe, for my servant David's sake and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel);
"'However I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand; but 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;
Nevertheless for David's sake did Yahweh his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem;
However Yahweh would not destroy Judah, for David his servant's sake, as he promised him to give to him a lamp for his children always.
For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.'"
I will add to your days fifteen years. I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake."'"
David perceived that Yahweh had established him king over Israel; for his kingdom was exalted on high, for his people Israel's sake.
Yahweh, for your servant's sake, and according to your own heart, you have worked all this greatness, to make known all these great things.
"Moreover concerning the foreigner, who is not of your people Israel, when he shall come from a far country for your great name's sake, and your mighty hand, and your outstretched arm; when they shall come and pray toward this house:
Return, Yahweh. Deliver my soul, and save me for your loving kindness' sake.
He restores my soul. He guides me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Don't remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions. Remember me according to your loving kindness, for your goodness' sake, Yahweh.
For your name's sake, Yahweh, pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
For you are my rock and my fortress, therefore for your name's sake lead me and guide me.
Yes, for your sake we are killed all day long. We are regarded as sheep for the slaughter.
Rise up to help us. Redeem us for your loving kindness' sake. For the Chief Musician. Set to "The Lilies." A contemplation by the sons of Korah. A wedding song.
Because for your sake, I have borne reproach. Shame has covered my face.
Help us, God of our salvation, for the glory of your name. Deliver us, and forgive our sins, for your name's sake.
Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power known.
But deal with me, Yahweh the Lord, for your name's sake, because your loving kindness is good, deliver me;
Not to us, Yahweh, not to us, but to your name give glory, for your loving kindness, and for your truth's sake.
For the sake of the house of Yahweh our God, I will seek your good. A Song of Ascents.
For your servant David's sake, don't turn away the face of your anointed one.
Revive me, Yahweh, for your name's sake. In your righteousness, bring my soul out of trouble.
For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.'"
It pleased Yahweh, for his righteousness' sake, to magnify the law, and make it honorable.
Thus says Yahweh, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "For your sake, I have sent to Babylon, and I will bring all of them down as fugitives, even the Chaldeans, in the ships of their rejoicing.
I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake; and I will not remember your sins.
For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel my chosen, I have called you by your name. I have surnamed you, though you have not known me.
For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I refrain for you, that I not cut you off.
For my own sake, for my own sake, will I do it; for how should [my name] be profaned? and my glory I will not give to another.
For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns.
O Yahweh, why do you make us to err from your ways, and harden our heart from your fear? Return for your servants' sake, the tribes of your inheritance.
Thus says Yahweh, "As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one says, 'Don't destroy it, for a blessing is in it:' so will I do for my servants' sake, that I may not destroy them all.
Hear the word of Yahweh, you who tremble at his word: "Your brothers who hate you, who cast you out for my name's sake, have said, 'Let Yahweh be glorified, that we may see your joy;' but it is those who shall be disappointed.
Though our iniquities testify against us, work for your name's sake, Yahweh; for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against you.
Do not abhor [us], for your name's sake; do not disgrace the throne of your glory: remember, don't break your covenant with us.
Yahweh, you know; remember me, and visit me, and avenge me of my persecutors; don't take me away in your longsuffering: know that for your sake I have suffered reproach.
But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, among which they were, in whose sight I made myself known to them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt.
But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I brought them out.
Nevertheless I withdrew my hand, and worked for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I brought them forth.
You shall know that I am Yahweh, when I have dealt with you for my name's sake, not according to your evil ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, you house of Israel, says the Lord Yahweh.
Therefore tell the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: I don't do [this] for your sake, house of Israel, but for my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations, where you went.
Nor for your sake do I [this], says the Lord Yahweh, be it known to you: be ashamed and confounded for your ways, house of Israel.
Now therefore, our God, listen to the prayer of your servant, and to his petitions, and cause your face to shine on your sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake.
My God, turn your ear, and hear; open your eyes, and see our desolations, and the city which is called by your name: for we do not present our petitions before you for our righteousness, but for your great mercies' sake.
Lord, hear; Lord, forgive; Lord, listen and do; don't defer, for your own sake, my God, because your city and your people are called by your name.
Then he said to me, Don't be afraid, Daniel; for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard: and I have come for your words' sake.
Therefore Zion for your sake will be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem will become heaps of rubble, and the mountain of the temple like the high places of a forest.
Therefore for your sake the heavens withhold the dew, and the earth withholds its fruit.
Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
"Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Yes, and you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.
You will be hated by all men for my name's sake, but he who endures to the end will be saved.
He who seeks his life will lose it; and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.
For Herod had laid hold of John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.
The king was grieved, but for the sake of his oaths, and of those who sat at the table with him, he commanded it to be given,
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it.
For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother's womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven's sake. He who is able to receive it, let him receive it."
Everyone who has left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, will receive one hundred times, and will inherit eternal life.
Then they will deliver you up to oppression, and will kill you. You will be hated by all of the nations for my name's sake.
Unless those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved. But for the sake of the chosen ones, those days will be shortened.
For Herod himself had sent out and arrested John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, for he had married her.
The king was exceedingly sorry, but for the sake of his oaths, and of his dinner guests, he didn't wish to refuse her.
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it; and whoever will lose his life for my sake and the sake of the Good News will save it.
Jesus said, "Most certainly I tell you, there is no one who has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or land, for my sake, and for the sake of the Good News,
But watch yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils. You will be beaten in synagogues. You will stand before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them.
You will be hated by all men for my name's sake, but he who endures to the end, the same will be saved.
Unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the sake of the chosen ones, whom he picked out, he shortened the days.
Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall exclude and mock you, and throw out your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake.
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever will lose his life for my sake, the same will save it.
He said to them, "Most certainly I tell you, there is no one who has left house, or wife, or brothers, or parents, or children, for the Kingdom of God's sake,
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