81 occurrences

'Works' in the Bible

Then Moses said, "This is how you will know that the Lord has sent me to do all these works, for I have not done them of my own will.

However, you may chop down any tree you know is not suitable for food, and you may use it to build siege works against the city that is making war with you until that city falls.

May his blood whirl over the head of Joab and the entire house of his father! May the males of Joab's house never cease to have someone with a running sore or a skin disease or one who works at the spindle or one who falls by the sword or one who lacks food!"

He was the son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a craftsman in bronze from Tyre. He had the skill and knowledge to make all kinds of works of bronze. He reported to King Solomon and did all the work he was assigned.

So this is what the Lord says about the king of Assyria: "He will not enter this city, nor will he shoot an arrow here. He will not attack it with his shield-carrying warriors, nor will he build siege works against it.

It ranks first among the works of God, the One who made it has furnished it with a sword.

Then they will place their confidence in God. They will not forget the works of God, and they will obey his commands.

A laborer's appetite works on his behalf, for his hunger urges him to work.

A bribe works like a charm for the one who offers it; in whatever he does he succeeds.

Give her credit for what she has accomplished, and let her works praise her in the city gates.

So I reflected on all this, attempting to clear it all up. I concluded that the righteous and the wise, as well as their works, are in the hand of God; whether a person will be loved or hated -- no one knows what lies ahead.

There was once a small city with a few men in it, and a mighty king attacked it, besieging it and building strong siege works against it.

I will lay siege to you on all sides; I will besiege you with troops; I will raise siege works against you.

So this is what the Lord says about the king of Assyria: 'He will not enter this city, nor will he shoot an arrow here. He will not attack it with his shielded warriors, nor will he build siege works against it.

A blacksmith works with his tool and forges metal over the coals. He forms it with hammers; he makes it with his strong arm. He gets hungry and loses his energy; he drinks no water and gets tired.

Lay siege to it! Build siege works against it. Erect a siege ramp against it! Post soldiers outside it and station battering rams around it.

In all your dwellings, the cities will be laid waste and the high places ruined so that your altars will be laid waste and ruined, your idols will be shattered and demolished, your incense altars will be broken down, and your works wiped out.

As he approached the road leading down from the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen:

At that time they made an idol in the form of a calf, brought a sacrifice to the idol, and began rejoicing in the works of their hands.

For if Abraham was declared righteous by the works of the law, he has something to boast about -- but not before God.

So even David himself speaks regarding the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

even before they were born or had done anything good or bad (so that God's purpose in election would stand, not by works but by his calling) --

Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but (as if it were possible) by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,

The only thing I want to learn from you is this: Did you receive the Spirit by doing the works of the law or by believing what you heard?

Does God then give you the Spirit and work miracles among you by your doing the works of the law or by your believing what you heard?

For all who rely on doing the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written, "Cursed is everyone who does not keep on doing everything written in the book of the law."

But the law is not based on faith, but the one who does the works of the law will live by them.

and has a reputation for good works: as one who has raised children, practiced hospitality, washed the feet of the saints, helped those in distress -- as one who has exhibited all kinds of good works.

Similarly good works are also obvious, and the ones that are not cannot remain hidden.

This saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on such truths, so that those who have placed their faith in God may be intent on engaging in good works. These things are good and beneficial for all people.

"There your fathers tested me and tried me, and they saw my works for forty years.

For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, "As I swore in my anger, 'They will never enter my rest!'" And yet God's works were accomplished from the foundation of the world.

For he has spoken somewhere about the seventh day in this way: "And God rested on the seventh day from all his works,"

For the one who enters God's rest has also rested from his works, just as God did from his own works.

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save him?

But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works." Show me your faith without works and I will show you faith by my works.

But would you like evidence, you empty fellow, that faith without works is useless?

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar?

You see that his faith was working together with his works and his faith was perfected by works.

And similarly, was not Rahab the prostitute also justified by works when she welcomed the messengers and sent them out by another way?

I know your works as well as your labor and steadfast endurance, and that you cannot tolerate evil. You have even put to the test those who refer to themselves as apostles (but are not), and have discovered that they are false.

The rest of humanity, who had not been killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so that they did not stop worshiping demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood -- idols that cannot see or hear or walk about.

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Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐνεργέω 
Energeo 
Usage: 21

ἐνέργεια 
Energeia 
Usage: 8

κατεργάζομαι 
Katergazomai 
work , do , do deed , to perform , cause , work out
Usage: 24

συνεργέω 
sunergeo 
Usage: 5

חקה 
Chaqah 
Usage: 4

חרשׁ 
Charash 
Usage: 37

חשׁב 
Chashab 
Usage: 124

יגיע 
Y@giya` 
Usage: 16

יצר 
Yetser 
Usage: 9

מחשׁבת מחשׁבה 
Machashabah 
Usage: 56

מלאכה 
M@la'kah 
Usage: 167

מעבּד 
Ma`bad 
Usage: 1

מעבד 
Ma`bad (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

מעלל 
Ma`alal 
Usage: 41

מעשׂה 
Ma`aseh 
Usage: 234

מפלאה 
Miphla'ah 
Usage: 1

מפעלה מפעל 
Miph`al 
Usage: 3

מקשׁה 
Miqshah 
Usage: 10

עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

עבד 
`abad (Aramaic) 
do , made , cut , do , do , worketh , executed , goeth , kept , moved , wrought
Usage: 28

עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 1

עבודה עבדה 
`abodah 
Usage: 146

עבידה 
`abiydah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

עללה עלילה 
`aliylah 
Usage: 24

עליליּה 
`aliyliyah 
Usage: 1

עמל 
`amel 
Usage: 9

פּלא 
Pala' 
Usage: 71

פּעל 
Pa`al 
Usage: 57

פּעל 
Po`al 
work , act , deeds , do , getting , maker
Usage: 37

פּעלּה 
P@`ullah 
Usage: 14

פּתּח פּתּוּח 
Pittuwach 
Usage: 11

רקמה 
Riqmah 
Usage: 12

שׂבכה 
S@bakah 
Usage: 15

תּשׁיּה תּוּשׁיּה 
Tuwshiyah 
Usage: 11

δύναμις 
Dunamis 
Usage: 95

ἐνέργημα 
Energema 
Usage: 2

ἐργάζομαι 
Ergazomai 
Usage: 28

ἐργασία 
Ergasia 
Usage: 5

ἐργάτης 
Ergates 
Usage: 6

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

μεγαλεῖος 
megaleios 
Usage: 2

μόλις 
Molis 
Usage: 6

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do , make , bring forth , commit , cause , work , show , bear , keep , fulfil , deal , perform , not tr , , vr do
Usage: 372

ποίημα 
Poiema 
Usage: 2

πρᾶγμα 
Pragma 
Usage: 10

πρᾶξις 
Praxis 
Usage: 5

συνεργός 
sunergos 
Usage: 13

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