'Sheer' in the Bible
You lead me in the path of life; I experience absolute joy in your presence; you always give me sheer delight.
My heart staggers;horror terrifies me.He has turned my last glimmer of hopeinto sheer terror.
As often as it sweeps through, it will carry you away, for it will sweep by morning after morning in the day; but understanding this message will bring sheer terror at night,
But in spite of all this, her faithless and treacherous sister Judah did not return to Me in sincerity and with her whole heart, but only in sheer hypocrisy [has she feigned obedience to King Josiah's reforms], says the Lord.
For he could see that it was out of sheer spite that the High Priests had handed Him over.
He has demonstrated power with his arm; he has scattered those whose pride wells up from the sheer arrogance of their hearts.
I tell you, even though the man inside will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of the first man's sheer persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.
And while [since] they still could not believe it for sheer joy and marveled, He said to them, Have you anything here to eat?
For the story and message of the cross is sheer absurdity and folly to those who are perishing and on their way to perdition, but to us who are being saved it is the [manifestation of] the power of God.