'Think' in the Bible
The LORD asked Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh and think, "Am I really going to bear a child, since I'm so old?'
At this, his brothers replied, "Do you really think you're going to rule us or lord it over us?" So they hated him even more because of his dreams and his interpretations of them.
You still haven't brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor have you given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Do you really think that you can make these men look the other way? We won't go up."
Be careful not to think this wicked thought to yourselves: "The seventh year, the year of remission, is drawing near,' and you show ill will toward your poor relative and not give to him. He may then call to the LORD on account of you, and you will be guilty of sin.
If you think it's the wrong thing for you to serve the LORD, then choose for yourselves today whom you will serve the gods whom your ancestors served on the other side of the Euphrates River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose territories you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."
All the witnesses said, "Nothing has happened or has been seen like this from the day the Israelis came here from the land of Egypt to this day! Think about it, get some advice about it, and then speak up about it!"
But when David's delegation arrived in Ammonite territory, the Ammonite officials asked their lord Hanun, "Do you think that because David has sent a delegation of consolers to you that he is honoring your father? His delegation has arrived intending to search, scout the land, and then overthrow it, hasn't it?"
"Get out of here! Get out!" Shimei yelled as he cursed. "You murderer! You who think you're above the law!
Look! He's probably already hiding in a cave or someplace like that. If the first attack fails, people will hear about it and think, "Absalom's army is losing!'
So David responded, "I'll do what you think best." Then he stood alongside the city gate as the army went out in battle array by hundreds and thousands.
by slandering your servant to your majesty. But your majesty the king is like an angel from God: so do what you think is best.
When the king of Israel read the letter, he ripped his clothes and cried out, "Am I God? Can I kill and give life? Is this man sending me a request to heal a man's leprosy? Let's think about this he's looking for a reason to start a fight with me!"
Sing to him, sing psalms to him, and think about all of his miraculous deeds.
But when David's delegation arrived to visit Hanun in Ammonite territory to console him, the Ammonite officials asked Hanun, "Do you think that because David has sent a delegation of consolers to you that he is honoring your father? His delegation has arrived to search, overthrow, and scout the land, hasn't it?"
"So now you think you'll be able to withstand the LORD's kingdom as controlled by David's descendants, just because you have a large crown and have brought with you the golden calves that Jeroboam made for you as gods.
But if you do go, strengthen yourself for war. Do you think God will throw you down before the enemy, since God has the power both to help or to overthrow?"
Now please think: Who has ever perished when they're innocent? Where have the upright been destroyed?
"When are you going to stop your word hunt? Think first, and then we can talk.
Why do you think we're like dumb animals? Do you think we're stupid?
Those who live in my house and my maidservants, too! treat me like a stranger; they think I'm a foreigner.
When I think about this, I'm petrified with terror and my body shudders uncontrollably."
That's why I'm terrified at his presence! When I think about it, I'm afraid of him.
Be angry, yet do not sin. Think about this when upon your beds, and be silent. Interlude
But I am poor and needy; may the Lord think about me. You are my help and deliverer. My God, do not tarry too long! To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.
My mouth will speak wisely, and I will understand what I think about.
When I think of you in bed, I will meditate on you in the night watches.
I will not even think about doing anything lawless; I hate to do evil deeds; I will have none of it.
For he didn't think to extend gracious love; he harassed to death the poor, the needy, and the broken hearted.
I remember the former times, meditating on everything you have done. I think about the work of your hands.
LORD, what are human beings, that you should care about them, or mortal man, that you should think about him?
Whenever you sit down to dine with a ruler, carefully think about what is before you.
Answer a fool according to his foolishness, or he will think himself to be wise.
Watch your step whenever you visit God's house, and come more ready to listen than to offer a fool's sacrifice, since fools never think they're doing evil.
"Tell Hezekiah, king of Judah, "This is what the mighty king, the king of Assyria, has to say: What is this "guarantee" that makes you yourself rely on it? Do you really think that guarantees alone can withstand strategy and military strength? On whom are you now depending, that you're rebelling against me?
Surely you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all countries, dooming them to destruction. So do you think you will be saved?
No one stops to think. No one has the knowledge or understanding to think yes to think! "Half of it I burned in the fire. I even baked bread on its coals, and I roasted meat and ate it. And am I about to make detestable things from what is left? Am I about to bow down to blocks of wood?"
You said, "I will always continue Queen forever!' You didn't take these things into your thinking, nor did you think about their consequences.
"From detention and judgment he was taken away and who can even think about his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living, he was stricken for the transgression of my people.
This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "Think about what I'm saying! Indeed, call out the professional mourners! Send for the best of them to come.
Look, I'm beginning to bring disaster on the city that is called by my name, and do you actually think you will avoid punishment? You won't avoid punishment because I'm summoning the sword against all those who live in the land," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.'"
Look, I'm in your hands, so do with me what you think is good and right.
Ask about this and think about it Can a man give birth to a child? Why then do I see every strong man with his hands on his thighs like a woman giving birth, and all their faces have turned pale?
Indeed, we are going to continue offering sacrifices to the Queen of Heaven and pouring out liquid offerings to her. And do you think we have made cakes to represent her or poured out liquid offerings for her without our husbands' approval?"
Think about the wickedness that you practiced when you were young, when the Egyptians fondled your breasts, the breasts of your youth."
"Son of Man, tell this to Pharaoh, king of Egypt and his gangs: "Who do you think you are? What makes you so great?
Think about Assyria, that cedar of Lebanon, beautiful with its branches, like a shady forest, with an awesome height, its summit touches the clouds.
So the captain approached him, and told him, "What are you doing asleep? Get up! Call on your gods! Maybe your god will think about us so we won't die!"
Don't think you can say to yourselves, "We have father Abraham!' because I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones!
"Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I didn't come to destroy them, but to fulfill them,
"When you are praying, don't say meaningless things like the unbelievers do, because they think they will be heard by being so wordy.
"Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword!
He answered, "Yes." When Peter went home, Jesus spoke to him first and asked him, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings on the earth collect tolls or tributes? From their own subjects, or from foreigners?"
"What do you think? If a man has 100 sheep and one of them strays, he leaves the 99 in the hills and goes to look for the one that has strayed, doesn't he?
"But what do you think? A man had two sons. He went to the first and said, "Son, go and work in the vineyard today.'
So tell us what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
"What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?" They told him, "David's."
Don't you think that I could call on my Father, and he would send me more than twelve legions of angels now?
"Of these three men, who do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the bandits?"
So he began to think to himself, "What should I do, since I have no place to store my crops?'
Do you think that I came to bring peace on earth? Not at all, I tell you, but rather division!
He asked them, "Do you think that these Galileans were more sinful than all the other Galileans because they suffered like this?
What about those eighteen people who were killed when the tower at Siloam fell on them? Do you think they were worse offenders than all the other people living in Jerusalem?
They kept looking for Jesus and saying to one another as they stood in the Temple, "What do you think? Surely he won't come to the festival, will he?"
You'll be thrown out of the synagogues. Yes, a time is coming when the one who kills you will think he's serving God.
When John was finishing his work, he said, "Who do you think I am? I'm not the Messiah. No, but he is coming after me, and I'm not worthy to untie the sandals on his feet.'
but Paul did not think it was right to take along the man who had deserted them in Pamphylia and who had not gone with them into the work.
So if we are God's children, we shouldn't think that the divine being is like gold, silver, or stone, or is an image carved by humans using their own imagination and skill.
Furthermore, because they did not think it worthwhile to keep knowing God fully, God delivered them to degraded minds to perform acts that should not be done.
So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on those who practice these things and then do them yourself, do you think you will escape God's judgment?
For by the grace given to me I ask every one of you not to think of yourself more highly than you should think, rather to think of yourself with sober judgment on the measure of faith that God has assigned each of you.
Live in harmony with each other. Do not be arrogant, but associate with humble people. Do not think that you are wiser than you really are.
Brothers, think about your own calling. Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.
Think of us as servants of the Messiah and as servant managers entrusted with God's secrets.
In view of the present crisis, I think it is prudent for a man to stay as he is.
However, in my opinion she will be happier if she stays as she is. And in saying this, I think that I, too, have God's Spirit.
and the parts of the body that we think are less honorable are treated with special honor, and we make our less attractive parts more attractive.
Brothers, stop being childish in your thinking. Be like infants with respect to evil, but think like adults.
So then, from now on we do not think of anyone from a human point of view. Even if we did think of the Messiah from a human point of view, we don't think of him that way anymore.
I beg you that when I come I will not need to be courageous by daring to oppose some people who think that we are living according to the flesh.
I do not want you to think that I am trying to frighten you with my letters.
I do not think I'm inferior in any way to those "super-apostles."
I will say it again: No one should think that I am a fool. But if you do, then treat me like a fool so that I can also boast a little.
For it is only right for me to think this way about all of you, because you're constantly on my mind. Both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, all of you are partners with me in this privilege.
Do not act out of selfish ambition or conceit, but with humility think of others as being better than yourselves.
although I could have confidence in the flesh. If anyone thinks he can place confidence in the flesh, I have more reason to think so.
Therefore, those of us who are mature should think this way. And if you think differently about anything, God will show you how to think.
Think on these things. Devote your life to them so that everyone can see your progress.
and incessant conflict between people who are depraved in mind and deprived of truth. They think that godliness is a way to make a profit.
Think about what I am saying. The Lord will help you to understand all these things.
How much more severe a punishment do you think that person deserves who tramples on God's Son, treats as common the blood of the covenant by which it was sanctified, and insults the Spirit of grace?
Think about the one who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you may not become tired and give up.
You have forgotten the encouragement that is addressed to you as sons: "My son, do not think lightly of the Lord's discipline or give up when you are corrected by him.
Remember your leaders, those who have spoken God's word to you. Think about the impact of their lives, and imitate their faith.
Or do you think the Scripture means nothing when it says that the Spirit that God caused to live in us jealously yearns for us?
Yet I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I am living in this bodily tent,
Since everything will be destroyed in this way, think of the kind of holy and godly people you ought to be
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