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156. aitia -- cause, reason
... From the same as aiteo; a cause (as if asked for), ie (logical) reason (motive,
matter), (legal) crime (alleged or proved) -- accusation, case, cause, crime ...
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1567. ekzeteo -- to seek out, demand, inquire
... by the seeker. This seeking is only as valuable (viable) as the motive
which drives it. enquire, seek after diligently. From ek ...
// - 7k

3056. logos -- a word (as embodying an idea), a statement, a ...
... From lego; something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject
of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4616. maan -- purpose, intent
... From anah; properly, heed, ie Purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as
a motive or an aim), teleologically, in order that -- because of, to the end ...
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The Christian Aim and Motive.
... SERMONS. XII. THE CHRISTIAN AIM AND MOTIVE. Preached January 4, 1852.
THE CHRISTIAN AIM AND MOTIVE. "Be ye therefore perfect ...
/.../robertson/sermons preached at brighton/xii the christian aim and.htm

Mercy's Master Motive
... Mercy's Master Motive. A Sermon (No.1041). Delivered on Lord's Day Morning, March
17th, 1872, by. CH SPURGEON,. At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 18 1872/mercys master motive.htm

The Needs and Motive Forces that Led to the Creation of the New ...
... THE ORIGIN OF THE NEW TESTAMENT I. The Needs and Motive Forces that led to
the Creation of the New Testament. If the trained observer ...
/.../harnack/the origin of the new testament/i the needs and motive.htm

Whether Evil is Properly the Motive of Mercy?
... OF MERCY (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether evil is properly the motive of mercy? Objection
1: It would seem that, properly speaking, evil is not the motive of mercy. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether evil is properly the.htm

Whether the Sole Motive of Anger is Slight or Contempt?
... AND OF THE REMEDIES OF ANGER (FOUR ARTICLES) [*There is no further mention of these
remedies in the text, except in A .] Whether the sole motive of anger is ...
/...// theologica/whether the sole motive of.htm

A Third Motive to Resolution is the Danger of Tepidity...
A third motive to resolution is the danger of tepidity´┐Ż Sec. Sec. ...
/.../chapter v a third motive.htm

Whether the Motive of Anger is Always Something done against the ...
... ANGER, AND OF THE REMEDIES OF ANGER (FOUR ARTICLES) [*There is no further mention
of these remedies in the text, except in A .] Whether the motive of anger is ...
/.../ theologica/whether the motive of anger.htm

The Motive that Led Men to Adopt Darwinism.
... THE MOTIVE THAT LED MEN TO ADOPT DARWINISM. Before presenting the motive
that led some of the great minds in unbelief to advocate ...
/.../the motive that led men.htm

Love, the Motive Power for Service.
... CHAPTER II. LOVE, THE MOTIVE POWER FOR SERVICE. Let me ... It is not always
more work that we want so much as a better motive. Many of ...
/.../moody/to the work to the work/chapter ii love the motive.htm

Whether Marriage Can Result from one Person's Consent to Take ...
... OF THE OBJECT OF THE CONSENT (TWO ARTICLES) Whether marriage can result from
one person's consent to take another for a base motive? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether marriage can result from.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) That which moves; a mover.

2. (n.) That which incites to action; anything prompting or exciting to choice, or moving the will; cause; reason; inducement; object.

3. (n.) The theme or subject; a leading phrase or passage which is reproduced and varied through the course of a movement; a short figure, or melodic germ, out of which a whole movement is developed. See Leading.

4. (n.) That which produces conception, invention, or creation in the mind of the artist in undertaking his subject; the guiding or controlling idea manifested in a work of art, or any part of one.

5. (a.) Causing motion; having power to move, or tending to move; as, a motive argument; motive power.

6. (v. t.) To prompt or incite by a motive or motives; to move.

Motive (3 Occurrences)
... 5. (a.) Causing motion; having power to move, or tending to move; as, a motive argument;
motive power. ... Multi-Version Concordance Motive (3 Occurrences). ...
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Guilt (180 Occurrences)
... In other words, in thinking of guilt we ask the questions of cause, motive and
consequence, the central idea being that of the personal blameworthiness of the ...
/g/guilt.htm - 46k

Charity (29 Occurrences)
... char'-i-ti (agape): 1. A New Word 2. A New Ideal 3. An Apostolic Term 4. Latin
Equivalents 5. English Translation 6. Inward Motive 7. Character 8. Ultimate ...
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Innocents (2 Occurrences)
at Nazareth 2. Corollaries from Above Facts 3. Marks of Historicity I ...
/i/innocents.htm - 20k

Massacre (1 Occurrence)
at Nazareth 2. Corollaries from Above Facts 3. Marks of Historicity I ...
/m/massacre.htm - 20k

For (102061 Occurrences)
... 2. (prep.) Indicating the antecedent cause or occasion of an action; the motive
or inducement accompanying and prompting to an act or state; the reason of ...
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Spring (122 Occurrences)
... 7. (vi) To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to result, as from a
cause, motive, reason, or principle. 8. (vi) To grow; to prosper. ...
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Latin (2 Occurrences)
... Sprache (1878-81); Pfister, Vulgarlatein und Vulgargriechisch (Rh. Mus., 1912,
195-208). AT Robertson. LATIN VERSION, THE OLD. " 1. The Motive of Translation 2 ...
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Confusion (71 Occurrences)
... The motive was to "make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of
the whole earth." This seems to mean that the buildings would give them a ...
/c/confusion.htm - 39k

Manasses (1 Occurrence)
... 1. Name 2. Canonicity and Position 3. Contents 4. Original Language 5. Authenticity
6. Author and Motive 7. Date 8. Text and Versions (1) Greek (2) Latin ...
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Bible Concordance
Motive (3 Occurrences)

Ephesians 6:5 Slaves, be obedient to your earthly masters, with respect and eager anxiety to please and with simplicity of motive as if you were obeying Christ.

1 Timothy 4:10 and here is the motive of our toiling and wrestling, because we have our hopes fixed on the ever-living God, who is the Saviour of all mankind, and especially of believers.

1 Chronicles 28:9 You, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind; for Yahweh searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts: if you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.
(See NIV)




Motive: Ascribed to God

Motive: Misunderstood: David's, by King Hanun

Motive: Misunderstood: Job's, in his Righteousness

Motive: Misunderstood: The King of Syria's, in Sending Presents to the King of Israel by Naaman

Motive: Misunderstood: The Tribes of Reuben and Gad, in Asking for Their Inheritance East of the Jordan River

Motive: Misunderstood: when They Built the Memorial

Motive: Right, Required

Motive: Sinful, Illustrated by Cain

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