'Think' in the Bible
They replied, “We have clearly seen how the Lord has been with you. We think there should be an oath between two parties—between us and you. Let us make a covenant with you:
Now we are in your hands. Do to us whatever you think is right.”
The five men who had gone to scout out the land of Laish told their brothers, “Did you know that there are an ephod, household gods, and a carved image overlaid with silver in these houses? Now think about what you should do.”
Everyone who saw it said, “Nothing like this has ever happened or has been seen since the day the Israelites came out of the land of Egypt to this day. Think it over, discuss it, and speak up!”
Don’t think of me as a wicked woman; I’ve been praying from the depth of my anguish and resentment.”
Her husband Elkanah replied, “Do what you think is best, and stay here until you’ve weaned him. May the Lord confirm your word.” So Hannah stayed there and nursed her son until she weaned him.
Saul said to his servants, “Listen, men of Benjamin: Is Jesse’s son going to give all of you fields and vineyards? Do you think he’ll make all of you commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds?
So Achish summoned David and told him, “As the Lord lives, you are an honorable man. I think it is good to have you working with me in the camp, because I have found no fault in you from the day you came to me until today. But the leaders don’t think you are reliable.
Now go back quietly and you won’t be doing anything the Philistine leaders think is wrong.”
But Jonadab, son of David’s brother Shimeah, spoke up: “My lord must not think they have killed all the young men, the king’s sons, because only Amnon is dead. In fact, Absalom has planned this ever since the day Amnon disgraced his sister Tamar.
“I will do whatever you think is best,” the king replied to them. So he stood beside the gate while all the troops marched out by hundreds and thousands.
Ziba slandered your servant to my lord the king. But my lord the king is like the Angel of God, so do whatever you think best.
So Gad went to David, told him the choices, and asked him, “Do you want three years of famine to come on your land, to flee from your foes three months while they pursue you, or to have a plague in your land three days? Now, think it over and decide what answer I should take back to the One who sent me.”
Then the king of Israel called for all the elders of the land and said, “Think it over and you will see that this one is only looking for trouble, for he demanded my wives, my children, my silver, and my gold, and I didn’t turn him down.”
When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and asked, “Am I God, killing and giving life that this man expects me to cure a man of his skin disease? Think it over and you will see that he is only picking a fight with me.”
So the overseer of the palace, the overseer of the city, the elders, and the guardians sent a message to Jehu: “We are your servants, and we will do whatever you tell us. We will not make anyone king. Do whatever you think is right.”
You think mere words are strategy and strength for war. What are you now relying on so that you have rebelled against me?
Mordecai told the messenger to reply to Esther, “Don’t think that you will escape the fate of all the Jews because you are in the king’s palace.
Do you think that you can disprove my wordsor that a despairing man’s words are mere wind?
When I lie down I think:When will I get up?But the evening drags on endlessly,and I toss and turn until dawn.
What is man, that You think so highly of himand pay so much attention to him?
When I think about it, I am terrifiedand my body trembles in horror.
He leaves a shining wake behind him;one would think the deep had gray hair!
When I think of You as I lie on my bed,I meditate on You during the night watches
I think of God; I groan;I meditate; my spirit becomes weak.Selah
For he did not think to show kindness,but pursued the afflicted, poor, and brokenheartedin order to put them to death.
Then I would not be ashamedwhen I think about all Your commands.
I will meditate on Your preceptsand think about Your ways.
Though princes sit together speaking against me,Your servant will think about Your statutes;
Lord, what is man, that You care for him,the son of man, that You think of him?
think about Him in all your ways,and He will guide you on the right paths.
You said, ‘I will be the mistress forever.’You did not take these things to heartor think about their outcome.
As for me, here I am in your hands; do to me what you think is good and right.
Isn’t Ephraim a precious son to Me,a delightful child?Whenever I speak against him,I certainly still think about him.Therefore, My inner being yearns for him;I will truly have compassion on him.This is the Lord’s declaration.
Think of Assyria, a cedar in Lebanon,with beautiful branches and shady foliageand of lofty height.Its top was among the clouds.
She will pursue her lovers but not catch them;she will seek them but not find them.Then she will think,“I will go back to my former husband,for then it was better for me than now.”
Now, the Lord of Hosts says this: “Think carefully about your ways:
The Lord of Hosts says this: “Think carefully about your ways.
Then each of the leaders of Judah will think to himself: The residents of Jerusalem are my strength through the Lord of Hosts, their God.
“Yes,” he said.When he went into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, “What do you think, Simon? Who do earthly kings collect tariffs or taxes from? From their sons or from strangers?”
What do you think? If a man has 100 sheep, and one of them goes astray, won’t he leave the 99 on the hillside and go and search for the stray?
“But what do you think? A man had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘My son, go, work in the vineyard today.’
Tell us, therefore, what You think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”
“What do you think about the Messiah? Whose Son is He?”“David’s,” they told Him.
Or do you think that I cannot call on My Father, and He will provide Me at once with more than 12 legions of angels?
“Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?”
Do you think that I came here to give peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!
And He responded to them, “Do you think that these Galileans were more sinful than all Galileans because they suffered these things?
Or those 18 that the tower in Siloam fell on and killed—do you think they were more sinful than all the people who live in Jerusalem?
You pore over the Scriptures because you think you have eternal life in them, yet they testify about Me.
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom you have set your hope.
They were looking for Jesus and asking one another as they stood in the temple complex: “What do you think? He won’t come to the festival, will He?”
They will ban you from the synagogues. In fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering service to God.
Then as John was completing his life’s work, he said, ‘Who do you think I am? I am not the One. But look! Someone is coming after me, and I am not worthy to untie the sandals on His feet.’
But Paul did not think it appropriate to take along this man who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone on with them to the work.
Being God’s offspring then, we shouldn’t think that the divine nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image fashioned by human art and imagination.
But we would like to hear from you what you think. For concerning this sect, we are aware that it is spoken against everywhere.”
And because they did not think it worthwhile to acknowledge God, God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what is morally wrong.
Do you really think—anyone of you who judges those who do such things yet do the same—that you will escape God’s judgment?
For those who live according to the flesh think about the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, about the things of the Spirit.
For by the grace given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think. Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one.
For I think God has displayed us, the apostles, in last place, like men condemned to die: We have become a spectacle to the world and to angels and to men.
But she is happier if she remains as she is, in my opinion. And I think that I also have the Spirit of God.
And those parts of the body that we think to be less honorable, we clothe these with greater honor, and our unpresentable parts have a better presentation.
I beg you that when I am present I will not need to be bold with the confidence by which I plan to challenge certain people who think we are behaving in an unspiritual way.
Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us—
It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because I have you in my heart, and you are all partners with me in grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and establishment of the gospel.
Therefore, all who are mature should think this way. And if you think differently about anything, God will reveal this also to you.
How much worse punishment do you think one will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God, regarded as profane the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
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