'Wherefore' in the Bible
And the Angel of Jehovah said to him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, it was I who came forth to withstand thee, for the way thou walkest in is for ruin before me.
And Joshua said, Alas, Lord Jehovah, wherefore hast thou at all brought this people over the Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? Oh that we had been content and had remained beyond the Jordan!
And Jehovah said to Joshua, Rise up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face?
Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she had been, and her two daughters-in-law with her; and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah.
Wherefore do ye trample upon my sacrifice and upon mine oblation which I have commanded in my habitation? And thou honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the primest of all the oblations of Israel my people.
Wherefore Jehovah the God of Israel saith, I said indeed, Thy house and the house of thy father should walk before me for ever. But now Jehovah saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
And he himself also stripped off his clothes, and prophesied, himself also, before Samuel, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say, Is Saul also among the prophets?
For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore Jehovah reward thee good for that thou hast done to me this day.
Wherefore thou art great, Jehovah Elohim; for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
Wherefore hast thou despised the word of Jehovah to do evil in his sight? thou hast smitten Urijah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.
And Adonijah and all the guests that were with him heard it as they were finishing their repast; and Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, and he said, Wherefore this noise of the city in an uproar?
And it came to pass when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his garments, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends to me to cure a man of his leprosy? Wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeks an occasion against me.
And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest; and he stood up above the people and said unto them, Thus saith God: Wherefore do ye transgress the commandments of Jehovah? And ye cannot prosper; for ye have forsaken Jehovah, and he hath forsaken you.
Wherefore did I not die from the womb, come forth from the belly and expire?
Why did the knees meet me? and wherefore the breasts, that I should suck?
Wherefore is light given to him that is in trouble, and life to those bitter of soul,
I will say unto +God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou strivest with me.
And wherefore didst thou bring me forth out of the womb? I had expired, and no eye had seen me.
Wherefore should I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?
Wherefore dost thou hide thy face, and countest me for thine enemy?
Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed stupid in your sight?
As for me, is my complaint to a man? or wherefore should not my spirit be impatient?
Wherefore do the wicked live, grow old, yea, become mighty in power?
And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are aged; wherefore I was timid, and feared to shew you what I know.
Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? He hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.
Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?
Wherefore should I fear in the days of adversity, when the iniquity of my supplanters encompasseth me? --
Wherefore should the nations say, Where is their God? Let the avenging of the blood of thy servants that is shed be known among the nations in our sight.
Remember, as regards me, what life is. Wherefore hast thou created all the children of men to be vanity?
Wherefore should the nations say, Where then is their God?
Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an inadvertence. Wherefore should God be wroth at thy voice, and destroy the work of thy hands?
What was there yet to do to my vineyard that I have not done in it? Wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes? --
Wherefore did I come, and there was no man? I called, and there was none to answer? Is my hand at all shortened that I cannot redeem, or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make rivers a wilderness; their fish stink because there is no water, and die for thirst.
Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Wherefore have we fasted, and thou seest not; have afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find what pleaseth you, and exact all your labours.
Wherefore is redness in thine apparel, And thy garments like him that treadeth in the winevat?
Wherefore would ye contend with me? Ye all have transgressed against me, saith Jehovah.
O generation, mark ye the word of Jehovah. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel, or a land of thick darkness? Wherefore say my people, We have dominion; we will come no more unto thee?
Wherefore should I pardon thee? Thy children have forsaken me, and swear by them that are not God. I have satiated them, and they have committed adultery, and they troop to the harlots' house.
And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore hath Jehovah our God done all these things unto us? then shalt thou say to them, As ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours.
Righteous art thou, Jehovah, when I plead with thee; yet will I speak with thee of thy judgments. Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they at ease that deal very treacherously?
And if thou say in thy heart, Wherefore come these things upon me? For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts uncovered, and thy heels have suffered violence.
And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt declare unto this people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, Wherefore hath Jehovah pronounced all this great evil against us? and what is our iniquity? and what is our sin which we have committed against Jehovah our God?
Wherefore came I forth from the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed in shame?
And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every man to his neighbour, Wherefore hath Jehovah done thus unto this great city?
Is this man Coniah a despised broken vase? a vessel wherein is no delight? Wherefore are they thrown out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?
Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city become a waste?
Ask ye now, and see, whether a male doth travail with child? Wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail; and all faces are turned into paleness?
And now thus saith Jehovah the God of hosts, the God of Israel: Wherefore commit ye great evil against your souls, to cut off from you man and woman, infant and suckling, out of the midst of Judah, to leave you no remnant;
Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys? Thy valley shall flow down, O backsliding daughter, that trusteth in her treasures, saying, Who shall come against me?
Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, dost thou forsake us so long time?
Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord Jehovah, verily because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also withdraw mine eye, and it shall not spare, nor will I have any pity.
Wherefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I am against your pillows, that the souls which ye catch by their means may fly away; and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, the souls that ye catch, that they may fly away.
And it shall be, when they say unto thee, Wherefore dost thou sigh? that thou shalt say, Because of the tidings, for it cometh; and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall languish, and all knees shall melt into water: behold, it cometh; it is here, saith the Lord Jehovah.
And he said, Knowest thou wherefore I am come unto thee? And now I return to fight with the prince of Persia; and when I go forth, behold, the prince of Greece shall come.
Let the priests, the ministers of Jehovah, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare, O Jehovah, thy people, and give not thine inheritance to reproach, that they should be a byword of the nations. Wherefore should they say among the peoples, Where is their God?
Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on mischief: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and keepest silence when the wicked swalloweth up a man more righteous than he?
Ye looked for much, and behold it was little; and when ye brought it home, I blew upon it. Wherefore? saith Jehovah of hosts. Because of my house that lieth waste, whilst ye run every man to his own house.
Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because Jehovah hath been a witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt unfaithfully: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.
And did not one make them? and the remnant of the Spirit was his. And wherefore the one? He sought a seed of God. Take heed then to your spirit, and let none deal unfaithfully against the wife of his youth,
Wherefore ye also, be ye ready, for in that hour that ye think not the Son of man comes.
Wherefore that field has been called Blood-field unto this day.
And when he was entered into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Wherefore could not we cast him out?
And the angel answering said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and power of the Highest overshadow thee, wherefore the holy thing also which shall be born shall be called Son of God.
Wherefore neither did I count myself worthy to come to thee. But say by a word and my servant shall be healed.
Wherefore also, having been sent for, I came without saying anything against it. I inquire therefore for what reason ye have sent for me.
Wherefore also he says in another, Thou wilt not suffer thy gracious one to see corruption.
Wherefore I judge, not to trouble those who from the nations turn to God;
Wherefore I witness to you this day, that I am clean from the blood of all,
Wherefore watch, remembering that for three years, night and day, I ceased not admonishing each one of you with tears.
hoping at the same time that money would be given him by Paul: wherefore also he sent for him the oftener and communed with him.
concerning whom I have nothing certain to write to my lord. Wherefore I have brought him before you, and specially before thee, king Agrippa, so that an examination having been gone into I may have something to write:
especially because thou art acquainted with all the customs and questions which are among the Jews; wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently.
Wherefore be of good courage, men, for I believe God that thus it shall be, as it has been said to me.
Wherefore I exhort you to partake of food, for this has to do with your safety; for not a hair from the head of any one of you shall perish.
Wherefore God gave them up also in the lusts of their hearts to uncleanness, to dishonour their bodies between themselves:
Wherefore by works of law no flesh shall be justified before him; for by law is knowledge of sin.
wherefore also it was reckoned to him as righteousness.
Wherefore? Because it was not on the principle of faith, but as of works. They have stumbled at the stumblingstone,
Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only on account of wrath, but also on account of conscience.
Wherefore receive ye one another, according as the Christ also has received you to the glory of God.
Wherefore also I have been often hindered from coming to you.
Wherefore if meat be a fall-trap to my brother, I will eat no flesh for ever, that I may not be a fall-trap to my brother.
Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
Wherefore let him that speaks with a tongue pray that he may interpret.
Wherefore I exhort you to assure him of your love.
Wherefore we faint not; but if indeed our outward man is consumed, yet the inward is renewed day by day.
Wherefore also we are zealous, whether present or absent, to be agreeable to him.
Wherefore come out from the midst of them, and be separated, saith the Lord, and touch not what is unclean, and I will receive you;
Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, in straits, for Christ: for when I am weak, then I am powerful.
Wherefore I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is in you, and the love which ye have towards all the saints,
Wherefore remember that ye, once nations in the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that called circumcision in the flesh done with the hand;
Wherefore I beseech you not to faint through my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
Wherefore he says, Having ascended up on high, he has led captivity captive, and has given gifts to men.
Wherefore, having put off falsehood, speak truth every one with his neighbour, because we are members one of another.
Wherefore he says, Wake up, thou that sleepest, and arise up from among the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.
Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and granted him a name, that which is above every name,
wherefore we have desired to come to you, even I Paul, both once and twice, and Satan has hindered us.
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