'Thought' in the Bible
Lot then went out and told his sons-in-law (they had married his daughters), "Get out of here! The LORD is going to destroy this city!" But his sons-in-law thought he was joking.
"I thought that there's no fear of God in this place," Abraham replied, "and that they would kill me because of my wife.
So Abimelech called Isaac and confronted him. "She is definitely your wife!" he accused him, "So why did you claim, "She's my sister?'" Isaac responded, "Because I had thought ""otherwise, I'll die on account of her.'"
"I was afraid," Jacob replied. "I thought you might take your daughters from me.
When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute, since she had concealed her face.
Then he told Joseph, "I never thought I'd see you again, and now God has allowed me to see your children as well!"
Moses heard the people weeping throughout their entire families. Everyone gathered at the entrance to their tents so that the LORD was very angry. Moses thought the situation was bad,
Like the Anakim, they were thought of as Rephaim, but the Moabites called them Emites.
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.
But we did this because we were concerned for a reason, since we thought, "Sometime in the future your descendants may say to our descendants, "What do you have in common with the LORD, the God of Israel?
Her father said, "Because I honestly thought that you hated her deeply, I gave her in marriage to your best man. Isn't her younger sister better than she? Please then, let her be yours instead."
So I thought to myself I ought to tell you that you must make a public purchase of this before the town residents and the elders of my people. So if you intend to act as the related redeemer, then do so. But if not, let me know, because except for you and I after you there is no one to fulfill the duties of a related redeemer." The man responded, "I will act as related redeemer."
Hannah was praying inwardly. Her lips were quivering, and her voice could not be heard. So Eli thought she was drunk.
Now as for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, don't give any thought to them, because they've been found. Meanwhile, to whom is all Israel looking, if not to you and all of your father's household?"
Saul replied, "When? I saw that the people were scattering from me, that you didn't come at the appointed time, and that the Philistines were assembling at Michmash. I thought, "The Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal but I've not sought the favor of the LORD,' so I forced myself to offer the burnt offering."
No blacksmith could be found in all the land of Israel because the Philistines thought, "This will keep the Hebrews from making swords or spears."
Saul said, "This is what you are to tell David, "The king desires no bride price except 100 Philistine foreskins to take vengeance on the king's enemies.'" Now Saul thought he would cause David to die at the hand of the Philistines.
when the man who told me "Look! Saul is dead!' thought he was bringing me good news, I arrested him and had him killed at Ziklag as the reward I gave him for his news.
But Naaman flew into a rage and left, telling himself, "Look! I thought "He's surely going to come out to me, stand still, call out in the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the infection, and cure the leprosy!'
David thought, "My son Solomon is young and inexperienced. The temple that will be built for the LORD is to be magnificent, well known, and internationally honored, so I will complete preparations for it." So before his death, David finished providing a great quantity of materials for it.
"Now as for you, my son Solomon, get to know the God of your father. Serve him with a sound heart and a devoted soul, because the LORD is searching every heart, every plan and thought. He will be found by you, assuming you are seeking him, but if you abandon him, he will abandon you forever.
With his queen seated beside him, the king asked me, "How long will your journey take, and when will you return?" The king thought it was a good idea to send me, so I presented him with a prepared plan.
When their time of feasting had concluded, Job would rise early in the morning to send for them and consecrate them to God. He would offer a burnt offering for each one, because Job thought, "Perhaps my children sinned by cursing God in their hearts." Job did this time and again.
"Look! We have thought all this through, and what we've said is true; So please listen and learn for your own good!"
I hate the thought of living forever! Leave me alone, because my days are pointless."
if I've raised my hand against an orphan when I thought I would against him in court,
I thought, experience should speak; abundance of years teaches wisdom.
My heart within me became incensed; as I thought about it, the fire burned. Then I spoke out:
For your sake we are being killed all day long. We are thought of as sheep to be slaughtered.
I thought of ancient times, considering years long past.
Even a fool is thought to be wise when he remains silent; he is thought to be prudent when he keeps his mouth shut.
As I observed, I thought about it; I watched, and learned a lesson:
A friend's loud blessing early in the morning will be thought of as a curse.
He has turned the tables on you as if the potter were thought to be like heat. Can what is made say of the one who made it, "He did not make me?' Or can what is formed say of the ones who formed it, "He has no skill?'
"And there will no longer be in it a young boy who lives only a few days, or an old person who does not live out his days; for one who dies at a hundred years will be thought a mere youth, and one who falls short of a hundred years will be considered accursed.
I thought, "After she has done all these things, she will return to me.' But she didn't return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw this.
Uncleanness has soiled her skirts, and she gave no thought to what would follow. She fell in such a startling way, with no one to comfort her. Look, LORD, upon my affliction, because my enemy is boasting.
Lately my people have acted like an enemy you strip travelers who thought they were as secure as those who return from war.
After he had thought about it, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. "Joseph, son of David," he said, "don't be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
"When the first came, they thought they would receive more, but each received a denarius as well.
but when they saw him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost and began to scream.
But if we say, "From humans'"?" They were afraid of the crowd, because everyone really thought John was a prophet.
They thought that he was in their group of travelers. After traveling for a day, they started looking for him among their relatives and friends.
As they were listening to this, Jesus went on to tell a parable because he was near Jerusalem and because the people thought that the kingdom of God would appear immediately.
Jesus, however, had been speaking about his death, but they thought that he was speaking about resting or sleeping.
Some thought that, since Judas had the moneybag, Jesus was telling him to buy what they needed for the festival or to give something to the destitute.
As long as it remained unsold, wasn't it your own? And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal? So how could you have thought of doing what you did? You didn't lie only to men, but also to God!"
But Peter told him, "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could obtain God's free gift with money!
So Peter went out and began to follow him, not realizing that what was being done by the angel was real; he thought he was seeing a vision.
On the Sabbath day, we went out the city gate and walked along the river, where we thought there was a place of prayer. We sat down and began talking to the women who had gathered there.
When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, since he thought the prisoners had escaped.
Why is it thought incredible by all of you that God should raise the dead?
Indeed, I myself thought it my duty to take extreme measures against the name of Jesus from Nazareth.
When a gentle breeze began to blow from the south, they thought they could make it to Phoenix, so they hoisted anchor and began sailing along the shore of Crete.
His faith did not weaken when he thought about his own body (which was already as good as dead now that he was about a hundred years old) or about Sarah's inability to have children,
As it is written, "For your sake we are being put to death all day long. We are thought of as sheep headed for slaughter."
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up my childish ways.
Therefore, I thought it necessary to urge these brothers to visit you ahead of me, to make arrangements in advance for this gift you promised, and to have it ready as something given generously and not forced.
and every proud obstacle that is raised against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive in order to obey the Messiah.
Meanwhile, I thought it best to send Epaphroditus my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, but your messenger and minister to my need back to you.
He must be well thought of by outsiders, so he doesn't fall into disgrace and the trap set for him by the Devil.
He thought that being insulted for the sake of the Messiah was of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.
For a short time they disciplined us as they thought best, but God does it for our good, so that we may share in his holiness.
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