Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A thought or a consideration offered in support of a determination or an opinion; a just ground for a conclusion or an action; that which is offered or accepted as an explanation; the efficient cause of an occurrence or a phenomenon; a motive for an action or a determination; proof, more or less decisive, for an opinion or a conclusion; principle; efficient cause; final cause; ground of argument.
2. (n.) The faculty or capacity of the human mind by which it is distinguished from the intelligence of the inferior animals; the higher as distinguished from the lower cognitive faculties, sense, imagination, and memory, and in contrast to the feelings and desires. Reason comprises conception, judgment, reasoning, and the intuitional faculty. Specifically, it is the intuitional faculty, or the faculty of first truths, as distinguished from the understanding, which is called the discursive or ratiocinative faculty.
3. (n.) Due exercise of the reasoning faculty; accordance with, or that which is accordant with and ratified by, the mind rightly exercised; right intellectual judgment; clear and fair deductions from true principles; that which is dictated or supported by the common sense of mankind; right conduct; right; propriety; justice.
4. (n.) Ratio; proportion.
5. (n.) To exercise the rational faculty; to deduce inferences from premises; to perform the process of deduction or of induction; to ratiocinate; to reach conclusions by a systematic comparison of facts.
6. (n.) Hence: To carry on a process of deduction or of induction, in order to convince or to confute; to formulate and set forth propositions and the inferences from them; to argue.
7. (n.) To converse; to compare opinions.
8. (v. t.) To arrange and present the reasons for or against; to examine or discuss by arguments; to debate or discuss; as, I reasoned the matter with my friend.
9. (v. t.) To support with reasons, as a request.
10. (v. t.) To persuade by reasoning or argument; as, to reason one into a belief; to reason one out of his plan.
11. (v. t.) To overcome or conquer by adducing reasons; -- with down; as, to reason down a passion.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaREASON; REASONABLE; REASONING
re'-z'n, re'-z'n-a-b'l, re'-z'n-ing (yakhach, etc.; logos, dialogizomai, -ismos, etc.): "Reason" with related terms, has a diversity of meanings, representing a large number of Hebrew and Greek words and phrases. In the sense of "cause" or "occasion" it stands in 1 Kings 9:15 for dabhar, "a word" (the Revised Version margin "account"), but in most cases renders prepositional forms as "from," "with," "because of," "for the sake," etc. As the ground or argument for anything, it is the translation of ta`am (Proverbs 26:16, the Revised Version margin "answers discreetly"), of yakhach, as in Isaiah 1:18, "Come now, and let us reason together" (compare Job 13:3; Job 15:3); in 1 Samuel 12:7, the word is shaphaT, the Revised Version (British and American) "that I may plead," etc. The principal Greek words for "reason," "reasoning," are those given above. The Christian believer is to be ready to give a reason (logos) for the hope that is in him (1 Peter 3:15 the King James Version). "Reason" as a human faculty or in the abstract sense appears in Apocrypha in The Wisdom of Solomon 17:12 (logismos); Ecclesiasticus 37:16, "Let reason (logos) go before every enterprise," the Revised Version (British and American) "be the beginning of every work." In Acts 18:14, "reason would" is literally, kata logon, "according to reason"; in Romans 12:1, for "reasonable (logikos) service," the Revised Version (British and American) has "spiritual," and in the margin "Greek `belonging to the reason.' " In the Revised Version (British and American) "reason," etc., occurs much oftener than in the King James Version (compare Leviticus 17:11 Deuteronomy 28:47 Judges 5:22 Job 20:2; Job 23:7, etc.; Luke 3:15; Luke 12:17 Acts 17:17, etc.).
Greek249. alogos -- without reason
... without reason. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: alogos Phonetic Spelling:
(al'-og-os) Short Definition: unreasonable, senseless Definition: without ...
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4817. sullogizomai -- to reckon, to compute, ie to reason
156. aitia -- cause, reason
3884. paralogizomai -- to miscalculate, to reason falsely
3563. nous -- mind, understanding, reason
1355. dioper -- for which very reason
1500. eike -- without cause or reason, vainly
3606. hothen -- from where, for which reason
878. aphron -- without reason, foolish
1260. dialogizomai -- to consider
Strong's Hebrew1700. dibrah -- a cause, reason, manner
... 1699b, 1700. dibrah. 1701 . a cause, reason, manner. Transliteration:
dibrah Phonetic Spelling: (dib-raw') Short Definition: cause. ...
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1701. dibrah -- a cause, reason
4069. maddua -- why? for what reason?
4481. min -- from, out of, by, by reason of, at, more than
4486. manda -- knowledge, the power of knowing
5921. al -- upon, above, over
5973. im -- with
3651. ken -- so, thus
4616. maan -- purpose, intent
1697. dabar -- speech, word
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Whether Sin Can be in the Reason?
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Whether the Reason is Distinct from the Intellect?
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ThesaurusReason (438 Occurrences)
... the feelings and desires. Reason comprises conception, judgment, reasoning,
and the intuitional faculty. Specifically, it is the ...
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Discourse (25 Occurrences)
Perceiving (25 Occurrences)
Stoics (1 Occurrence)
Aware (44 Occurrences)
Discuss (8 Occurrences)
Merchant (15 Occurrences)
Perceived (57 Occurrences)
Process (5 Occurrences)
Bodies (144 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceReason (438 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:32 but I tell you that whoever puts away his wife, except for the cause of sexual immorality, makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries her when she is put away commits adultery.
Matthew 6:25 For this reason I charge you not to be over-anxious about your lives, inquiring what you are to eat or what you are to drink, nor yet about your bodies, inquiring what clothes you are to put on. Is not the life more precious than its food, and the body than its clothing?
Matthew 12:10 And behold there was a man with a withered hand. They asked him, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath day?" that they might accuse him.
Matthew 12:12 Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! For this reason it is right to do good on the Sabbath day.
Matthew 12:27 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, your sons, by whom do they cast them out? For this reason they shall be your judges.
Matthew 12:31 For this reason I say unto you, Every sin and injurious speaking shall be forgiven to men, but speaking injuriously of the Spirit shall not be forgiven to men.
Matthew 13:13 I speak to them in figurative language for this reason, that while looking they do not see, and while hearing they neither hear nor understand.
Matthew 13:52 And he said to them, For this reason every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house, who gives out from his store things new and old.
Matthew 16:8 Jesus, perceiving it, said, "Why do you reason among yourselves, you of little faith,'because you have brought no bread?'
Matthew 18:23 "For this reason the Kingdom of the Heavens may be compared to a king who determined to have a settlement of accounts with his servants.
Matthew 19:3 Pharisees came to him, testing him, and saying, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?"
Matthew 19:5 and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two shall be one'?
Matthew 19:9 And I tell you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except her unfaithfulness, and marries another woman, commits adultery."
Matthew 21:43 "That, I tell you, is the reason why the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and given to a nation that will exhibit the power of it.
Matthew 23:34 "For this reason I am sending to you Prophets and wise men and Scribes. Some of them you will put to death--nay, crucify; some of them you will flog in your synagogues and chase from town to town;
Matthew 24:44 because of this also ye, become ye ready, because in what hour ye do not think, the Son of Man doth come.
Matthew 27:8 for which reason that piece of ground received the name, which it still bears, of 'the Field of Blood.'
Mark 1:27 and they were all amazed, so as to reason among themselves, saying, 'What is this? what new teaching 'is' this? that with authority also the unclean spirits he commandeth, and they obey him!'
Mark 1:38 He said to them, "Let's go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because I came out for this reason."
Mark 2:4 And when they could not come nigh to him by reason of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed on which the sick with the palsy lay.
Mark 2:8 Immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, said to them, "Why do you reason these things in your hearts?
Mark 6:14 And king Herod had news of him, because his name was on the lips of all; and he said, John the Baptist has come back from the dead, and for this reason these powers are working in him.
Mark 8:17 Jesus, perceiving it, said to them, "Why do you reason that it's because you have no bread? Don't you perceive yet, neither understand? Is your heart still hardened?
Mark 9:34 And they remained silent, for by the way they had been reasoning with one another who was greatest.
Mark 10:7 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cling to his wife,
Mark 11:24 For this reason I say to you, Whatever you make a request for in prayer, have faith that it has been given to you, and you will have it.
Mark 12:24 Jesus said to them, Is not this the reason for your error, that you have no knowledge of the holy Writings or of the power of God?
Luke 1:35 The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for this reason your holy offspring will be called 'the Son of God.'
Luke 4:43 But he said to them, "I must preach the good news of the Kingdom of God to the other cities also. For this reason I have been sent."
Luke 5:21 The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, "Who is this that speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?"
Luke 5:22 But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, answered them, "Why are you reasoning so in your hearts?
Luke 6:7 The scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against him.
Luke 7:7 Therefore I didn't even think myself worthy to come to you; but say the word, and my servant will be healed.
Luke 7:47 This is the reason why I tell you that her sins, her many sins, are forgiven--because she has loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little."
Luke 8:47 When the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared to him in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
Luke 11:19 But if I by Beelzebub cast out demons, your sons by whom do they cast them out? For this reason they shall be your judges.
Luke 11:49 "For this reason also the Wisdom of God has said, 'I will send Prophets and Apostles to them, of whom they will kill some and persecute others,'
Luke 12:22 Then turning to His disciples He said, "For this reason I say to you, 'Dismiss all anxious care for your lives, inquiring what you are to eat, and for your bodies, what you are to put on.'
Luke 14:20 "Another said,'I have married a wife, and therefore I can't come.'
Luke 22:23 And they began to reason among themselves, who then of them it may be, who is about to do this thing.
Luke 23:22 And he said to them a third time, Why, what evil has he done? I see no reason for putting him to death: I will give him punishment and let him go.
Luke 23:41 And with reason; for we have the right reward of our acts, but this man has done nothing wrong.
John 1:31 I didn't know him, but for this reason I came baptizing in water: that he would be revealed to Israel."
John 5:16 And for this reason the Jews were turned against Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath.
John 5:18 because of this, then, were the Jews seeking the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the sabbath, but he also called God his own Father, making himself equal to God.
John 6:18 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.
John 6:65 He said, "For this cause have I said to you that no one can come to me, unless it is given to him by my Father."
John 7:22 Moses has given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a boy.
John 8:24 For this reason I said to you that death will overtake you in your sins: for if you have not faith that I am he, death will come to you while you are in your sins.
John 8:47 He who is of God hears the words of God. For this cause you don't hear, because you are not of God."
John 9:23 That was the reason why they said, He is old enough; put the question to him.
John 10:17 For this reason my Father loves me, because I am laying down my life in order to receive it back again.
John 11:50 nor reason that it is good for us that one man may die for the people, and not the whole nation perish.'
John 12:6 The reason he said this was not that he cared for the poor, but that he was a thief, and that being in charge of the money-box, he used to steal what was put into it.
John 12:11 Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.
John 12:18 And that was the reason the people went out to him, because it had come to their ears that he had done this sign.
John 12:27 "Now my soul is troubled. What shall I say?'Father, save me from this time?' But for this cause I came to this time.
John 12:39 For this reason they were unable to believe--because Isaiah said again,
John 13:11 For he knew him who would betray him, therefore he said, "You are not all clean."
John 15:3 Ye are already clean by reason of the word which I have spoken to you.
John 15:19 If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own property. But because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world--for that reason the world hates you.
John 15:22 If I had not come and been their teacher they would have had no sin: but now they have no reason to give for their sin.
John 15:25 But this has been so, in order that the saying may be fulfilled which stands written in their Law, 'They have hated me without any reason.'
John 18:37 Pilate therefore said to him, "Are you a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this reason I have been born, and for this reason I have come into the world, that I should testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice."
John 19:11 Jesus answered, 'Thou wouldst have no authority against me, if it were not having been given thee from above; because of this, he who is delivering me up to thee hath greater sin.'
Acts 1:21 For this reason, of the men who have been with us all the time, while the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
Acts 2:12 And they were all surprised and in doubt saying to one another, What is the reason of this?
Acts 2:26 For this reason my heart is glad and my tongue exults. My body also shall rest in hope.
Acts 2:36 For this reason, let all Israel be certain that this Jesus, whom you put to death on the cross, God has made Lord and Christ.
Acts 6:2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
Acts 10:21 So Peter went down and said to the men, "I am the Simon you are inquiring for. What is the reason of your coming?"
Acts 10:29 So for this reason, when sent for, I came without raising any objection. I therefore ask why you sent for me."
Acts 15:19 For this reason my decision is, that we do not put trouble in the way of those who from among the Gentiles are turned to God;
Acts 16:13 On the Sabbath we went beyond the city gate to the riverside, where we had reason to believe that there was a place for prayer; and sitting down we talked with the women who had come together.
Acts 18:14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If indeed it were a matter of wrong or of wicked crime, you Jews, it would be reasonable that I should bear with you;
Acts 18:19 He came to Ephesus, and he left them there; but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.
Acts 19:32 Some indeed, therefore, were calling out one thing, and some another, for the assembly was confused, and the greater part did not know for what they were come together;
Acts 19:40 For in connexion with to-day's proceedings there is danger of our being charged with attempted insurrection, there having been no real reason for this riot; nor shall we be able to justify the behaviour of this disorderly mob."
Acts 22:24 the Tribune ordered him to be brought into the barracks, and be examined by flogging, in order to ascertain the reason why they thus cried out against him.
Acts 22:30 But on the next day, desiring to know the truth about why he was accused by the Jews, he freed him from the bonds, and commanded the chief priests and all the council to come together, and brought Paul down and set him before them.
Acts 23:28 And, desiring to get at the reason for their attack on him, I took him down to their Sanhedrin:
Acts 23:29 Then it became clear to me that it was a question of their law, and that nothing was said against him which might be a reason for prison or death.
Acts 24:16 And in this, I do my best at all times to have no reason for shame before God or men.
Acts 24:26 At the same time he hoped that Paul would give him money; and for this reason he sent for him the oftener to converse with him.
Acts 25:27 For it seems to me unreasonable, in sending a prisoner, not to also specify the charges against him."
Acts 26:3 who are so familiar with all the customs and speculations that prevail among the Jews; and for this reason, I pray you, give me a patient hearing.
Acts 26:21 For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple, and tried to kill me.
Acts 26:23 how the Christ must suffer, and how, by the resurrection of the dead, he would be first to proclaim light both to these people and to the Gentiles."
Acts 28:3 But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out by reason of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
Acts 28:18 Who, when they had put questions to me, were ready to let me go free, because there was no cause of death in me.
Acts 28:20 For these reasons, then, I have invited you here, that I might see you and speak to you; for it is for the sake of Him who is the hope of Israel that this chain hangs upon me."
Romans 1:15 For which reason I have the desire, as far as I am able, to give the knowledge of the good news to you who are in Rome.
Romans 1:20 For from the first making of the world, those things of God which the eye is unable to see, that is, his eternal power and existence, are fully made clear, he having given the knowledge of them through the things which he has made, so that men have no reason for wrongdoing:
Romans 1:24 For this reason, in accordance with their own depraved cravings, God gave them up to uncleanness, allowing them to dishonour their bodies among themselves with impurity.
Romans 1:26 For this reason, God gave them up to vile passions. For their women changed the natural function into that which is against nature.
Romans 2:1 So you have no reason, whoever you are, for judging: for in judging another you are judging yourself, for you do the same things.
Romans 3:27 What reason, then, is there for pride? It is shut out. By what sort of law? of works? No, but by a law of faith.
Romans 3:28 For this reason, then, a man may get righteousness by faith without the works of the law.
Romans 4:2 For if Abraham got righteousness by works, he has reason for pride; but not before God.
Romans 4:16 All depends on faith, and for this reason--that acceptance with God might be an act of pure grace,
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