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Topical Bible VersesEcclesiastes 9:10
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, where you go.
1 Thessalonians 4:6
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) That which busies one, or that which engages the time, attention, or labor of any one, as his principal concern or interest, whether for a longer or shorter time; constant employment; regular occupation; as, the business of life; business before pleasure.
2. (n.) Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession.
3. (n.) Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions.
4. (n.) That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission.
5. (n.) Affair; concern; matter; -- used in an indefinite sense, and modified by the connected words.
6. (n.) The position, distribution, and order of persons and properties on the stage of a theater, as determined by the stage manager in rehearsal.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBUSINESS
biz'-nes: Is the rendering of four Hebrew words:
Greek5537. chrematizo -- to transact business, to make answer
... to transact business, to make answer. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: chrematizo
Phonetic Spelling: (khray-mat-id'-zo) Short Definition: I warn, am ...
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1711. emporia -- commerce, business, trade.
5532. chreia -- need, business
4231. pragmateuomai -- to busy oneself
1281. diapragmateuomai -- to examine thoroughly, to gain by ...
4229. pragma -- a deed, a matter
1710. emporeuomai -- to travel in, to traffic, by impl. to trade
2039. ergasia -- work (noun)
4230. pragmateia -- careful application, hard work
5132. trapeza -- a table, dining table
Strong's Hebrew1697. dabar -- speech, word
... 3), affairs (3), agreement (1), amount* (2), annals (1), answer (6), answer* (5),
anything (12), anything* (4), asked (1), because* (10), business (3), case (9 ...
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4399. melakah -- occupation, work
4639. maaseh -- a deed, work
6045. inyan -- occupation, task
4916. mishlowach -- outstretching
5673. abidah -- work, service
Christianity and Business
Your Business is Now to Give Way to this Heavenly Working of the ...
What Business of Yours is It, He Says, to Examine...
The Business and Blessedness of Glorified Saints, Rev. 7 13 &C.
The Wisdom of Business and the Wisdom of Leisure
Fragment xi. The Business of the Christian is Nothing Else than to ...
Worldly Business no Plea for the Neglect of Religion
Christ About his Father's Business
Jesus About his Father's Business
ThesaurusBusiness (147 Occurrences)
... labor of any one, as his principal concern or interest, whether for a longer or
shorter time; constant employment; regular occupation; as, the business of life ...
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Dispatch (5 Occurrences)
Mission (14 Occurrences)
Concerns (20 Occurrences)
Task (37 Occurrences)
Scribes (85 Occurrences)
Undertaking (30 Occurrences)
Over-interested (3 Occurrences)
Office (64 Occurrences)
Income (7 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceBusiness (147 Occurrences)
Matthew 8:29 Behold, they cried out, saying, "What do we have to do with you, Jesus, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?"
Matthew 22:5 "They however gave no heed, but went, one to his home in the country, another to his business;
Matthew 25:16 Without delay the one who had received the five talents went and employed them in business, and gained five more.
Matthew 27:4 and said, "I have sinned, in betraying to death one who is innocent." "What does that matter to us?" they replied; it is your business."
Mark 1:24 saying, "Ha! What do we have to do with you, Jesus, you Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of God!"
Mark 5:7 and crying out with a loud voice, he said, "What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, don't torment me."
Luke 2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
Luke 4:34 saying, "Ah! what have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of God!"
Luke 5:28 And giving up his business, he got up and went after him.
Luke 7:41 And he said, Two men were in debt to a certain man of business: one had a debt of five hundred pence, and the other of fifty.
Luke 8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, "What do I have to do with you, Jesus, you Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don't torment me!"
Luke 19:13 He called ten servants of his, and gave them ten mina coins, and told them,'Conduct business until I come.'
Luke 19:15 "It happened when he had come back again, having received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by conducting business.
John 2:4 Jesus said to her, Woman, this is not your business; my time is still to come.
John 2:14 He found in the temple those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, and the changers of money sitting.
John 2:16 To those who sold the doves, he said, "Take these things out of here! Don't make my Father's house a marketplace!"
John 15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant doesn't know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you.
Acts 5:24 Now, at these words, the captain of the Temple and the chief priests were greatly troubled about what might be the end of this business.
Acts 6:3 Therefore select from among you, brothers, seven men of good report, full of the Holy Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
Acts 8:21 You have no part in this business, because your heart is not right before God.
Acts 17:18 A few of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also encountered him. Some of them asked, "What has this beggarly babbler to say?" "His business," said others, "seems to be to cry up some foreign gods." This was because he had been telling the Good News of Jesus and the Resurrection.
Acts 19:24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought no little business to the craftsmen,
Acts 19:25 whom he gathered together, with the workmen of like occupation, and said, "Sirs, you know that by this business we have our wealth.
Acts 19:27 Now not only there is danger for us that our business come into discredit, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis be counted for nothing, and that her greatness should be destroyed whom the whole of Asia and the world reveres.
Acts 19:39 But if any other business is in question, let it be taken up in the regular meeting.
Acts 23:15 So now, will you and the Sanhedrin make a request to the military authorities to have him sent down to you, as if you were desiring to go into the business in greater detail; and we, before ever he gets to you, will be waiting to put him to death.
Acts 24:22 But Felix, who had a more detailed knowledge of the Way, put them off, saying, When Lysias, the chief captain, comes down, I will give attention to your business.
Acts 25:26 But I have no certain account of him to send to Caesar. So I have sent for him to come before you, and specially before you, King Agrippa, so that after the business has been gone into, I may have something to put in writing.
Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
Romans 12:17 Do not give evil for evil to any man. Let all your business be well ordered in the eyes of all men.
Romans 16:2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.
1 Corinthians 5:12 For what business of mine is it to judge outsiders? Is it not for you to judge those who are within the Church
1 Corinthians 7:32 And I would have you free from worldly anxiety. An unmarried man concerns himself with the Lord's business--how he shall please the Lord;
1 Corinthians 7:33 but a married man concerns himself with the business of the world--how he shall please his wife.
1 Corinthians 7:34 There is a difference too between a married and an unmarried woman. She who is unmarried concerns herself with the Lord's business--that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but the married woman concerns herself with the business of the world--how she shall please her husband.
1 Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of the week, let every one of you put by him in store, in measure as he has done well in business, so that it may not be necessary to get money together when I come.
2 Corinthians 7:11 For you see what care was produced in you by this very sorrow of yours before God, what clearing of yourselves, what wrath against sin, what fear, what desire, what serious purpose, what punishment. In everything you have made it clear that you are free from sin in this business.
2 Corinthians 8:20 And so that no man might be able to say anything against us in the business of this giving which has been put into our hands:
2 Corinthians 8:21 For the business has been so ordered by us as to have the approval, not only of the Lord, but of men.
2 Corinthians 10:15 Not taking credit to ourselves for what is not our business, that is, for the work of others; but having hope that, with the growth of your faith, we may get the credit for an increase which is the effect of our work,
2 Corinthians 12:14 This is now the third time that I am ready to come to you; and I will not be a trouble to you: my desire is for you, not for your property: for it is not the children's business to make store for their fathers, but the fathers for the children.
Ephesians 6:21 But so that you may have knowledge of my business, and how I am, Tychicus, the well-loved brother and tested servant in the Lord, will give you news of all things:
Philippians 4:15 And you have knowledge, Philippians, that when the good news first came to you, when I went away from Macedonia, no church took part with me in the business of giving to the saints, but you only;
Colossians 4:7 Tychicus will give you news of all my business: he is a dear brother and true servant and helper in the word;
1 Thessalonians 4:6 And that no man may make attempts to get the better of his brother in business: for the Lord is the judge in all these things, as we said to you before and gave witness.
1 Thessalonians 4:11 and that you make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, even as we instructed you;
2 Thessalonians 3:11 For it has come to our ears that there are some among you whose behaviour is uncontrolled, who do no work at all, but are over-interested in the business of others.
1 Timothy 5:13 And they get into the way of doing no work, going about from house to house; and not only doing no work, but talking foolishly, being over-interested in the business of others, saying things which they have no right to say.
2 Timothy 2:4 Every one who serves as a soldier keeps himself from becoming entangled in the world's business--so that he may satisfy the officer who enlisted him.
James 1:11 For the sun arises with the scorching wind, and withers the grass, and the flower in it falls, and the beauty of its appearance perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in his pursuits.
James 4:13 Come, you who say, "To-day or to-morrow we will go to this or that city, and spend a year there and carry on a successful business,"
1 Peter 4:15 But let not one of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evil-doer, or as a spy upon other people's business.
2 Peter 2:3 And in their desire for profit they will come to you with words of deceit, like traders doing business in souls: whose punishment has been ready for a long time and their destruction is watching for them.
Genesis 24:33 And meat was put before him, but he said, I will not take food till I have made my business clear to you. And they said, Do so.
Genesis 39:11 And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.
Genesis 46:33 Now when Pharaoh sends for you and says, What is your business?
Genesis 47:3 And Pharaoh said to them, What is your business? And they said, Your servants are keepers of sheep, as our fathers were before us.
Exodus 23:7 Keep yourselves far from any false business; never let the upright or him who has done no wrong be put to death: for I will make the evil-doer responsible for his sin.
Leviticus 25:14 And in the business of trading goods for money, do no wrong to one another.
Deuteronomy 12:7 and ye shall eat there before Jehovah your God, and ye shall rejoice, ye and your households, in all the business of your hand, wherein Jehovah thy God hath blessed thee.
Deuteronomy 12:18 but before Jehovah thy God shalt thou eat them in the place which Jehovah thy God will choose, thou and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy bondman, and thy handmaid, and the Levite that is within thy gates; and thou shalt rejoice before Jehovah thy God in all the business of thy hand.
Deuteronomy 15:10 Thou shalt bountifully give unto him, and thy heart shall not be evil-disposed when thou givest unto him; because for this thing Jehovah thy God will bless thee in all thy works, and in all the business of thy hand.
Deuteronomy 23:20 of a foreigner thou mayest take interest, but of thy brother thou shalt not take interest; that Jehovah thy God may bless thee in all the business of thy hand in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
Deuteronomy 24:5 When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out in the army, neither shall he be assigned any business: he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer his wife whom he has taken.
Deuteronomy 28:8 Jehovah will command blessing on thee in thy granaries, and in all the business of thy hand; and he will bless thee in the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee.
Deuteronomy 28:20 Jehovah will send upon thee cursing, confusion, and rebuke, in all the business of thy hand which thou doest, until thou be destroyed and until thou perish quickly, because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.
Joshua 2:14 The men said to her, "Our life for yours, if you don't talk about this business of ours; and it shall be, when Yahweh gives us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with you."
Joshua 2:20 But if you talk about this business of ours, then we shall be guiltless of your oath which you have made us to swear."
Joshua 14:11 And still, I am as strong today as I was when Moses sent me out: as my strength was then, so is it now, for war and for all the business of life.
Judges 18:3 When they were by the house of Micah, they recognized the voice of the young Levite; and they turned aside and said to him, "Who brought you here? What are you doing in this place? What is your business here?"
Judges 18:28 And there was no deliverer, because it was far from Zidon, and they had no business with any man; and it was in the valley that lieth by Bethrehob. And they built a city, and dwelt therein.
1 Samuel 18:13 So Saul sent him away, and made him a captain over a thousand; and he went about his business before the people.
1 Samuel 20:19 When you have stayed three days, you shall go down quickly, and come to the place where you did hide yourself when the business was in hand, and shall remain by the stone Ezel.
1 Samuel 21:2 David said to Ahimelech the priest, "The king has commanded me a business, and has said to me,'Let no man know anything of the business about which I send you, and what I have commanded you; and I have appointed the young men to such and such a place.'
1 Samuel 21:8 David said to Ahimelech, "Isn't there here under your hand spear or sword? For I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's business required haste."
1 Samuel 25:2 Now there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel; he was a great man and had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats: and he was cutting the wool of his sheep in Carmel.
2 Samuel 14:20 This he did, hoping that the face of this business might be changed: and my lord is wise, with the wisdom of the angel of God, having knowledge of everything on earth.
1 Kings 5:16 apart from the heads of the officers of Solomon, who 'are' over the work, three thousand and three hundred, those ruling over the people who are working in the business.
1 Kings 10:15 In addition to what came to him from the business of the traders, and from all the kings of the Arabians, and from the rulers of the country.
1 Kings 11:28 and the man Jeroboam 'is' mighty in valour, and Solomon seeth the young man that he is doing business, and appointeth him over all the burden of the house of Joseph.
2 Kings 6:5 But one of them, while cutting a board, let the head of his axe go into the water; and he gave a cry, and said, This is a bad business, my master, for it is another's.
1 Chronicles 26:29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were for the outward business over Israel, for officers and judges.
1 Chronicles 26:30 Of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brothers, men of valor, one thousand seven hundred, had the oversight of Israel beyond the Jordan westward, for all the business of Yahweh, and for the service of the king.
1 Chronicles 26:32 And his brothers were two thousand, seven hundred able men, heads of families, whom King David made overseers over the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, in everything to do with God, and for the king's business.
1 Chronicles 29:6 Then the heads of families and the chiefs of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the controllers of the king's business, freely gave themselves;
2 Chronicles 8:15 All the orders given by the king to the priests and Levites, in connection with any business or stores, were done with care.
2 Chronicles 13:10 But as for us, the LORD is our God, and we have not forsaken him; and the priests, which minister unto the LORD, are the sons of Aaron, and the Levites wait upon their business:
2 Chronicles 17:13 And he had much business in the cities of Judah: and the men of war, mighty men of valor, were in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 19:11 And now, Amariah, the chief priest, is over you in all questions to do with the Lord; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the head of the family of Judah, in everything to do with the king's business; and the Levites will be overseers for you. Be strong to do the work; and may the Lord be with the upright.
2 Chronicles 24:13 And those doing the business work, and there goeth up lengthening to the work by their hand, and they establish the house of God, by its proper measure, and strengthen it.
2 Chronicles 26:18 And they made protests to Uzziah the king, and said to him, The burning of perfumes, Uzziah, is not your business but that of the priests, the sons of Aaron, who have been made holy for this work: go out of the holy place, for you have done wrong, and it will not be to your honour before God.
2 Chronicles 32:31 However in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent to him to inquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.
2 Chronicles 34:12 And the men are working faithfully in the business, and over them are appointed Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathite, to overlook; and of the Levites, every one understanding about instruments of song,
Ezra 5:17 So now, if it seems good to the king, let search be made in the king's store-house at Babylon, to see if it is true that an order was given by Cyrus the king for the building of this house of God at Jerusalem, and let the king send us word of his pleasure in connection with this business.
Ezra 10:4 Up, now! for this is your business, and we are with you; take heart and do it.
Ezra 10:9 Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin came together to Jerusalem before three days were past; it was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month; and all the people were seated in the wide square in front of the house of God, shaking with fear because of this business and because of the great rain.
Ezra 10:13 But the number of people is great, and it is a time of much rain; it is not possible for us to go on waiting outside, and this is not a thing which may be done in one day or even two: for our sin in this business is great.
Nehemiah 4:16 yea, it cometh to pass, from that day, half of my servants are working in the business, and half of them are keeping hold of both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the coats of mail; and the heads 'are' behind all the house of Judah.
Nehemiah 4:17 The builders on the wall, and the bearers of the burden, those lading, 'each' with one of his hands is working in the business, and one is laying hold of the missile.
Nehemiah 4:21 And we are working in the business, and half of them are keeping hold of the spears, from the going up of the dawn till the coming forth of the stars.
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