Jump to: Webster'sConcordanceThesaurusGreekHebrewLibrarySubtopicsTerms
Bible Concordance
Approval (75 Occurrences)

Luke 1:30 And the angel said to her, Have no fear, Mary, for you have God's approval.

Luke 6:26 Unhappy are you when all men give you their approval: for so their fathers did to the false prophets.

Luke 11:48 So you are witnesses and give approval to the work of your fathers; for they put them to death and you make their last resting-places.

Luke 15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes were angry, saying, This man gives approval to sinners, and takes food with them.

Luke 18:14 I say to you, This man went back to his house with God's approval, and not the other: for everyone who makes himself high will be made low and whoever makes himself low will be made high.

Luke 23:51 (He had not given his approval to their decision or their acts), of Arimathaea, a town of the Jews, who was waiting for the kingdom of God:

John 5:43 I have come in my Father's name, and your hearts are not open to me. If another comes with no other authority but himself, you will give him your approval.

John 6:27 Don't work for the food which perishes, but for the food which remains to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has sealed him."
(See NIV)

John 12:43 For the praise of men was dearer to them than the approval of God.

Acts 2:22 Men of Israel, give ear to these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man who had the approval of God, as was made clear to you by the great works and signs and wonders which God did by him among you, as you yourselves have knowledge,

Acts 2:47 Giving praise to God, and having the approval of all the people; and every day the number of those who had salvation was increased by the Lord.

Acts 6:5 The suggestion met with general approval, and they selected Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte of Antioch.

Acts 7:10 And made him free from all his troubles, and gave him wisdom and the approval of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who made him ruler over Egypt and all his house.

Acts 8:1 And Saul gave approval to his death. Now at that time a violent attack was started against the church in Jerusalem; and all but the Apostles went away into all parts of Judaea and Samaria.

Acts 15:22 Thereupon it was decided by the Apostles and Elders, with the approval of the whole Church, to choose suitable persons from among themselves and send them to Antioch, with Paul and Barnabas. Judas, called Bar-sabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren, were selected,

Acts 22:20 And when Stephen your witness was put to death, I was there, giving approval, and looking after the clothing of those who put him to death.

Acts 24:27 But after two years Porcius Festus took the place of Felix, who, desiring to have the approval of the Jews, kept Paul in chains.

Acts 25:9 But Festus, desiring to get the approval of the Jews, said to Paul, Will you go up to Jerusalem, and be judged before me there in connection with these things?

Romans 1:32 Who, though they have knowledge of the law of God, that the fate of those who do these things is death, not only go on doing these things themselves, but give approval to those who do them.

Romans 2:15 Because the work of the law is seen in their hearts, their sense of right and wrong giving witness to it, while their minds are at one time judging them and at another giving them approval;

Romans 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. Do you desire to have no fear of the authority? Do that which is good, and you will have praise from the same,
(See RSV)

Romans 14:3 Let not him who takes food have a low opinion of him who does not: and let not him who does not take food be a judge of him who does; for he has God's approval.

Romans 14:18 And he who in these things is Christ's servant, is pleasing to God and has the approval of men.

Romans 14:22 The faith which you have, have it to yourself before God. Happy is the man who is not judged by that to which he gives approval.

Romans 16:10 Give my love to Apelles, who has the approval of Christ. Say a kind word to those who are of the house of Aristobulus.

1 Corinthians 8:8 But God's approval of us is not based on the food we take: if we do not take it we are no worse for it; and if we take it we are no better.

1 Corinthians 9:27 But I give blows to my body, and keep it under control, for fear that, after having given the good news to others, I myself might not have God's approval.

1 Corinthians 10:33 That is the way that I also seek in everything the approval of all men, not aiming at my own profit, but at that of the many, in the hope that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 11:19 For divisions are necessary among you, in order that those who have God's approval may be clearly seen among you.

2 Corinthians 3:1 Do we seem to be again attempting to put ourselves in the right? or have we need, as some have, of letters of approval to you or from you?

2 Corinthians 4:2 And we have given up the secret things of shame, not walking in false ways, and not making use of the word of God with deceit; but by the revelation of what is true, as before God, we have the approval of every man's sense of right and wrong.

2 Corinthians 5:12 We are not again requesting your approval, but we are giving you the chance of taking pride in us, so that you may be able to give an answer to those whose glory is in seeming, and not in the heart.

2 Corinthians 6:4 On the contrary, as God's servants, we seek their full approval--by unwearied endurance, by afflictions, by distress, by helplessness;

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there is a ready mind, a man will have God's approval in the measure of what he has, and not of what he has not.

2 Corinthians 8:21 For we seek not only God's approval of our integrity, but man's also.

2 Corinthians 10:18 For the Lord's approval of a man is not dependent on his opinion of himself, but on the Lord's opinion of him.

Galatians 1:10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? For if I were still pleasing men, I wouldn't be a servant of Christ.
(See NIV)

Philippians 1:10 So that you may give your approval to the best things; that you may be true and without wrongdoing till the day of Christ;

Colossians 1:10 Living uprightly in the approval of the Lord, giving fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

1 Thessalonians 2:4 But even as the good news was given to us by the approval of God, so we give it out; not as pleasing men, but God by whom our hearts are tested.

2 Timothy 2:15 Let it be your care to get the approval of God, as a workman who has no cause for shame, giving the true word in the right way.

Philemon 1:14 But without your approval I would do nothing; so that your good works might not be forced, but done freely from your heart.

Hebrews 11:2 For by it the saints of old won God's approval.

Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel made a better offering to God than Cain, and he had witness through it of his righteousness, God giving his approval of his offering: and his voice still comes to us through it though he is dead.

Hebrews 11:39 And although by their faith all these people won God's approval, none of them received the fulfilment of His great promise;

James 1:12 There is a blessing on the man who undergoes testing; because, if he has God's approval, he will be given the crown of life, which the Lord has said he will give to those who have love for him.

1 Peter 2:20 For what glory is it if, when you sin, you patiently endure beating? But if, when you do well, you patiently endure suffering, this is commendable with God.
(See RSV)

2 Peter 1:10 For this reason, my brothers, take all the more care to make your selection and approval certain; for if you do these things you will never have a fall:

3 John 1:12 The character of Demetrius has the approval of all men, and of the truth itself. We also express our approval of it, and you know that we only give our approval to that which is true.

Exodus 18:23 If you do this, and God gives approval, then you will be able to go on without weariness, and all this people will go to their tents in peace.

Numbers 6:26 May the Lord's approval be resting on you and may he give you peace.

Numbers 32:5 And they said, With your approval, let this land be given to your servants as their heritage: do not take us over Jordan.

Judges 18:6 Then the five men departed, and came to Laish, and saw the people who were therein, how they lived in security, after the manner of the Sidonians, quiet and secure; for there was none in the land, possessing authority, that might put them to shame in anything, and they were far from the Sidonians, and had no dealings with any man.

1 Samuel 2:26 And the young Samuel, becoming older, had the approval of the Lord and of men.

2 Kings 18:25 Have I now come up without Yahweh against this place to destroy it? Yahweh said to me,'Go up against this land, and destroy it.'"'"
(See NAS)

Nehemiah 2:5 And I said to the king, If it is the king's pleasure, and if your servant has your approval, send me to Judah, to the town where the bodies of my fathers are at rest, so that I may take in hand the building of it.

Esther 2:17 The king loved Esther more than all the women, and she obtained favor and kindness in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown on her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.
(See NIV)

Esther 5:8 If I have the king's approval, and if it is the king's pleasure to give me my prayer and do my request, let the king and Haman come to the feast which I will make ready for them, and tomorrow I will do as the king has said.

Esther 7:3 Then Esther the queen, answering, said, If I have your approval, O king, and if it is the king's pleasure, let my life be given to me in answer to my prayer, and my people at my request:

Esther 8:5 And she said, If it is the king's pleasure and if I have his approval and this thing seems right to the king and I am pleasing to him, then let letters be sent giving orders against those which Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, sent out for the destruction of the Jews in all divisions of the kingdom:

Psalms 9:4 For you gave approval to my right and my cause; you were seated in your high place judging in righteousness.

Psalms 15:4 Who gives honour to those who have the fear of the Lord, turning away from him who has not the Lord's approval. He who takes an oath against himself, and makes no change.

Psalms 45:12 And the daughters of Tyre will be there with an offering; those who have wealth among the people will be looking for your approval.

Proverbs 13:15 Wise behaviour gets approval, but the way of the false is their destruction.

Proverbs 16:15 In the light of the king's face there is life; and his approval is like a cloud of spring rain.

Proverbs 18:22 Whoever gets a wife gets a good thing, and has the approval of the Lord.

Proverbs 19:6 Great numbers will make attempts to get the approval of a ruler: and every man is the special friend of him who has something to give.

Proverbs 19:12 The king's wrath is like the loud cry of a lion, but his approval is like dew on the grass.

Proverbs 28:23 He who says words of protest to a man will later have more approval than one who says smooth words with his tongue.

Proverbs 29:26 The approval of a ruler is desired by great numbers: but the decision in a man's cause comes from the Lord.

Isaiah 36:10 And have I now come to send destruction on this land without the Lord's authority? It was the Lord himself who said to me, Go up against this land and make it waste.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 44:19 When we burned incense to the queen of the sky, and poured out drink offerings to her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings to her, without our husbands?
(See RSV)

Hosea 8:4 They have set up kings, but not by me. They have made princes, and I didn't approve. Of their silver and their gold they have made themselves idols, that they may be cut off.
(See NIV)

Malachi 1:8 And when you give what is blind for an offering, it is no evil! and when you give what is damaged and ill, it is no evil! Give it now to your ruler; will he be pleased with you, or will you have his approval? says the Lord of armies.

Malachi 1:9 And now, make request for the grace of God so that he may have mercy on us: this has been your doing: will he give his approval to any of you? says the Lord of armies.

Approval (75 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Approval (75 Occurrences). Luke 1:30 And the angel said
to her, Have no fear, Mary, for you have God's approval. (BBE). ...
/a/approval.htm - 28k

Express (13 Occurrences)
... 3 John 1:12 The character of Demetrius has the approval of all men, and of
the truth itself. We also express our approval of it, and ...
/e/express.htm - 12k

Consent (34 Occurrences)
... 2. (vi) To indicate or express a willingness; to yield to guidance, persuasion,
or necessity; to give assent or approval; to comply. ...
/c/consent.htm - 18k

Character (27 Occurrences)
... 3 John 1:12 The character of Demetrius has the approval of all men, and of
the truth itself. We also express our approval of it, and ...
/c/character.htm - 16k

Approve (14 Occurrences)
... stronger meaning and is equivalent to its use in legal formalities of today, "to
approve a bill," ie by some act, generally a signature, to express approval. ...
/a/approve.htm - 12k

Jeroboam (96 Occurrences)
... In addition, he had the approval of the prophet Ahijah of the old sanctuary of Shiloh,
who, by tearing his new mantle into twelve pieces and giving ten of them ...
/j/jeroboam.htm - 62k

Won (24 Occurrences)
... Christ has laid hold of me. (WEY). Hebrews 11:2 For by it the saints of
old won God's approval. (WEY). Hebrews 11:34 quenched the ...
/w/won.htm - 13k

Selected (23 Occurrences)
... Acts 6:5 The suggestion met with general approval, and they selected Stephen, a
man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon ...
/s/selected.htm - 13k

Low (216 Occurrences)
... Luke 18:14 I say to you, This man went back to his house with God's approval, and
not the other: for everyone who makes himself high will be made low and ...
/l/low.htm - 39k

Divination (25 Occurrences)
... Chrysippus (died at Athens 207 BC), though himself a Greek philosopher, defines
the word in a way which would have commanded the approval of nearly every Roman ...
/d/divination.htm - 45k

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) Approbation; sanction.
1382. dokime -- (the process or result of) trial, proving ...
... 1381b, 1382. dokime. 1383 . (the process or result of) trial, proving, approval.
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: dokime Phonetic Spelling: ...
// - 7k

594. apodoche -- acceptance, approval
... acceptance, approval. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: apodoche Phonetic
Spelling: (ap-od-okh-ay') Short Definition: acceptance, appreciation ...
// - 6k

1962. epineuo -- to nod approval
... to nod approval. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: epineuo Phonetic Spelling:
(ep-een-yoo'-o) Short Definition: I nod to, assent Definition: I nod to ...
// - 6k

700. aresko -- to please
... 700 -- properly, (make good on something, ); hence to please, winning someone's
favor (affection, approval) because (especially by being in moral ). ...
// - 7k

4909. suneudokeo -- to join in approving
... Word Origin from sun and eudokeo Definition to join in approving NASB Word Usage
approve (1), approving (1), consents (2), give hearty approval (1), hearty ...
// - 7k

1342. dikaios -- correct, righteous, by impl. innocent
... Cognate: 1342 (an adjective, derived from , "right, judicial approval") -- properly, ""
(J. Thayer); ; " in the eyes of God" (Souter). See 1343 ("). ...
// - 8k

1506. eilikrines -- judged by sunlight, unalloyed, pure
... therefore, (). 1506 () naturally refers to something , free from hypocrisy
(deceit, wickedness) which of God's approval. This term ...
// - 7k

5010. taxis -- an arranging, order
... 5010 (a feminine noun, derived from 5021 , "to arrange, order") -- properly, an
(a brand of ordering), placing one member another in rank, approval, etc. ...
// - 7k

1344. dikaioo -- to show to be righteous, declare righteous
... Cognate: 1344 (from , "right, judicial-approval") -- properly, , especially in a
legal, authoritative sense; to show what is right, ie conformed to a proper ...
// - 9k

1343. dikaiosune -- righteousness, justice
... righteousness. 1343 (from 1349 , "a judicial verdict") -- properly, (the
of ); in the NT, of God ("divine approval"). 1343 ("divine ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
5227. nokach -- in front of, opposite to
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition in front of, opposite to NASB Word Usage
approval (1), before (2), behalf (1), directly ahead (1), front (4 ...
/hebrew/5227.htm - 6k

2374. chozeh -- a seer
... Active participle of chazah; a beholder in vision; also a compact (as looked upon
with approval) -- agreement, prophet, see that, seer, (star-)gazer. ...
/hebrew/2374.htm - 6k


The Approval of the Spirit
... THE APPROVAL OF THE SPIRIT. ... Could anything be more inspiring than to know that we
have the approval of the Holy Ghost of the things we say or think? ...
/.../chapman/and judas iscariot/the approval of the spirit.htm

Epistle Xli. To Cornelius, About Cyprian's Approval of his ...
... Epistle XLI. To Cornelius, About Cyprian's Approval of His Ordination,
and Concerning Felicissimus. Argument."Cyprian Excuses ...
/.../cyprian/the epistles of cyprian/epistle xli to cornelius about.htm

In the Next Place, He Expresses his Approval of those who "Hope ...
... Chapter LI. In the next place, he expresses his approval of those who
"hope that eternal lifeďż˝ In the next place, he expresses ...
/...// against celsus/chapter li in the next.htm

Rule Regarding Passages of Scripture in which Approval is ...
... Book III. Chapter 22."Rule Regarding Passages of Scripture in Which Approval is
Expressed of Actions Which are Now Condemned by Good Men. 32. ...
/.../on christian doctrine in four books /chapter 22 rule regarding passages of.htm

Covenanting Performed in Former Ages with Approbation from Above.
... His approval of the duty was seen when he unfolded the promises of the Everlasting
Covenant to his people, while they endeavoured to perform it; and his ...
/.../the ordinance of covenanting/chapter xii covenanting performed in.htm

Whether Consent is Directed to the End or to the Means?
... ii, 22) that "after the approval" which he calls "the sentence," "comes the
choice." Therefore consent is not only directed to the means. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether consent is directed to.htm

Love Makes Suns
... They are in singular contrast with the tone of fierce enthusiasm for battle which
throbs through the rest of the chant, and with its stern approval of the deed ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/love makes suns.htm

The Westminster Assembly and the Directory of Worship.
... its parts, and adopted. The terms in which the Assembly expressed its approval
of this work are unreserved: "The General Assembly ...
/.../johnston/presbyterian worship/chapter vi the westminster assembly.htm

Our Brother.
... Quick as the act was done came the Father's approval. ... He could go any length, down
any steep, if He might only ever hear that voice in approval. ...
// talks about jesus/our brother.htm

On Easter
... For in honour of Christ rising triumphant after His descent to the gloomy Tartarus,
the grove on every side with its leaves expresses approval, the plants with ...
// easter/on easter.htm



Related Terms

Express (13 Occurrences)

Consent (34 Occurrences)

Character (27 Occurrences)

Approve (14 Occurrences)

Jeroboam (96 Occurrences)

Won (24 Occurrences)

Selected (23 Occurrences)

Low (216 Occurrences)

Divination (25 Occurrences)

God's (602 Occurrences)

Opinion (91 Occurrences)

Sermon (1 Occurrence)

Conscience (36 Occurrences)

Takes (380 Occurrences)

Wrong (391 Occurrences)

Seek (368 Occurrences)

Saints (117 Occurrences)

Praise (487 Occurrences)

Gets (122 Occurrences)

Vanity (100 Occurrences)

Uprightly (32 Occurrences)

Unwearied (5 Occurrences)

Unhappy (17 Occurrences)

Uphold (30 Occurrences)

Undergoes (11 Occurrences)

Jael (6 Occurrences)

Levi (79 Occurrences)

Leading (101 Occurrences)

Glorify (49 Occurrences)

Generous (17 Occurrences)

Weariness (44 Occurrences)

Increased (165 Occurrences)

Integrity (46 Occurrences)

Forced (84 Occurrences)

Fulfilment (25 Occurrences)

Fate (138 Occurrences)


Thereupon (22 Occurrences)

Troubles (94 Occurrences)


Testing (46 Occurrences)

Requesting (49 Occurrences)

Resting-places (27 Occurrences)

Rate (23 Occurrences)

Dearer (4 Occurrences)

Dependent (35 Occurrences)

Decided (54 Occurrences)

Proud (96 Occurrences)

Produces (27 Occurrences)

Based (40 Occurrences)

Brightens (2 Occurrences)

Bar-sabbas (2 Occurrences)

Christ's (64 Occurrences)

Connection (72 Occurrences)

Cruelty (8 Occurrences)

Conviction (10 Occurrences)

Cruel (196 Occurrences)

Commended (12 Occurrences)

Convict (12 Occurrences)

Attempting (24 Occurrences)

Acclamation (1 Occurrence)

Aiming (6 Occurrences)

Appropriated (1 Occurrence)

Attempts (14 Occurrences)

Assent (3 Occurrences)

Attack (221 Occurrences)

Acceptance (24 Occurrences)

Applaud (1 Occurrence)

Allowance (11 Occurrences)

Admiration (2 Occurrences)


Anaharath (1 Occurrence)

Seeming (4 Occurrences)

Started (51 Occurrences)

Separate (115 Occurrences)

Suitable (13 Occurrences)

Sanction (2 Occurrences)

Suggestion (25 Occurrences)

Met (118 Occurrences)

Bible ConcordanceBible DictionaryBible EncyclopediaTopical BibleBible Thesuarus
Top of Page
Top of Page