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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To stretch' to extend; to distend.

2. (v. t.) To strain; to make tense.

3. (v. t.) To intensify; to strengthen.

4. (v. t.) To apply with energy.

5. (v. t.) To bend or turn; to direct, as one's course or journey.

6. (v. t.) To fix the mind on; to attend to; to take care of; to superintend; to regard.

7. (v. t.) To fix the mind upon (something to be accomplished); to be intent upon; to mean; to design; to plan; to purpose; -- often followed by an infinitely with to, or a dependent clause with that; as, he intends to go; he intends that she shall remain.

8. (v. t.) To design mechanically or artistically; to fashion; to mold.

9. (v. t.) To pretend; to counterfeit; to simulate.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

in-tend', in-tent': Early English words derived from Latin and used in the King James Version, sometimes in the Revised Version (British and American), to translate a number of different expressions of the original.

Intend is sometimes used in English in the literal sense of Latin intendere, "to stretch," but in the English Bible it is used only of the direction of the mind toward an object. Sometimes it is used of mere design (mello), Acts 5:35 the King James Version; Acts 20:13; or of desired action (thelo), Luke 14:28 the King James Version; again of a fixed purpose (boulomai), Acts 5:28; Acts 12:4; or, finally, of a declared intention ('amar), Joshua 22:33 the King James Version; 2 Chronicles 28:13 the King James Version.

Intent is used only of purpose, and is the translation sometimes of a conjunction (lebha`abhur), 2 Samuel 17:14; (lema`an), 2 Kings 10:19; (hina), Ephesians 3:10; sometimes of an infinitive of purpose, 1 Corinthians 10:6; or of a preposition with pronoun (eis touto), Acts 9:21, and sometimes of a substantive (logo), Acts 10:29. This variety of original expressions represented in the English by single terms is an interesting illustration of the extent of interpretation embodied in our English Bible.

Russell Benjamin Miller

1014. boulomai -- to will
... to will. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: boulomai Phonetic Spelling:
(boo'-lom-ahee) Short Definition: I will, intend, desire Definition: I will, intend ...
// - 9k

3195. mello -- to be about to
... to be about to. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: mello Phonetic Spelling:
(mel'-lo) Short Definition: I am about to Definition: I intend, am about to; I ...
// - 9k

2309. thelo -- to will, wish
... Verb Transliteration: thelo Phonetic Spelling: ( eth-el'-o,) Short Definition: I
will, wish, desire Definition: I will, wish, desire, am willing, intend, design ...
// - 11k

4255. proaireo -- to bring forth or forward
... purpose. From pro and haireomai; to choose for oneself before another thing (prefer),
ie (by implication) to propose (intend) -- purpose. see GREEK pro. ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
5452. sebar -- to think, intend
... to think, intend. Transliteration: sebar Phonetic Spelling: (seb-ar') Short Definition:
intend. ... root Definition to think, intend NASB Word Usage intend (1). ...
/hebrew/5452.htm - 5k

559. amar -- to utter, say
... 1), designate (1), desired (1), follows (2), gave an order (2), gave the order
(2), gave orders (2), indeed say (1), informed (1), intend (2), intended (1 ...
/hebrew/559.htm - 7k

2803. chashab -- to think, account
... 1), determined (1), devise (13), devised (8), devises (1), devising (1), esteem
(2), esteemed (2), execute (1), have (1), impute (1), intend (2), make (2 ...
/hebrew/2803.htm - 6k

1819. damah -- to be like, resemble
... root Definition to be like, resemble NASB Word Usage alike (1), compare (3), compared
(1), equal (1), gave parables (1), imagine (1), intend (1), intended (2 ...
/hebrew/1819.htm - 6k

5186. natah -- to stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend
... of application (as follows) -- + afternoon, apply, bow (down, - ing), carry aside,
decline, deliver, extend, go down, be gone, incline, intend, lay, let down ...
/hebrew/5186.htm - 7k


Whether one Can Intend Two Things at the Same Time?
... OF INTENTION (FIVE ARTICLES) Whether one can intend two things at the same time? ...
Therefore the will cannot intend several things at the same time. ...
/...// theologica/whether one can intend two.htm

If, Then, You Really Intend to do an Act of Repentance for those ...
... If, then, you really intend to do an act of repentance for those evil speeches of
yours, if you are not merely mocking us by saying this, and if you are not in ...
/.../11 if then you really.htm

For they Say, "Though These Things be True, yet did not Moses ...
... Book XII Chapter XVII For they say, "Though these things be true, yet did
not Moses intend those two´┐Ż For they say, "Though these ...
/.../augustine/the confessions of saint augustine/chapter xvii for they say.htm

Whether Intention is Within the Competency of Irrational Animals?
... Objection 1: It would seem that irrational animals intend the end. ... ii, 8.
Much more, therefore, do irrational animals intend the end. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether intention is within the.htm

Adorable and Eternal God! Hast Thou Made Me a Free Agent! and ...
... What other end couldst Thou intend by this. O Adorable and Eternal God! ... What other
end couldst Thou intend by this, but that I might please Thee infinitely! ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/43 o adorable and eternal.htm

Whether one who is Bound by a Vow to Enter Religion is under an ...
... who binds himself to enter religion is under an obligation to enter religion according
as he intends to bind himself by his vow: so that if he intend to bind ...
// theologica/whether one who is bound.htm

Foundation of Moral Obligation.
... Observe, he intends to do his duty. But to do his duty is to form and cherish an
ultimate intention. To intend to do his duty is merely to intend to intend. ...
/.../finney/systematic theology/lecture vii foundation of moral.htm

Whether the Marriage Act Can be Excused Without the Marriage Goods ...
... For he who is moved by nature alone to the marriage act, apparently does not intend
any of the marriage goods, since the marriage goods pertain to grace or ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the marriage act can.htm

The Providence of God
... The Second act is the direction of sin to the end which God himself wills, whether
the creature intend or do not intend that end, nay, though he intend another ...
/.../arminius/the works of james arminius vol 2/the providence of god.htm

... They believe they intend to go to chapel next Sunday; they intend to join that class
of people; they intend to be very violent in their singing and very ...
// sermons volume 3 1857/faith.htm

Intend (30 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. INTEND; INTENT. in ... Russell Benjamin Miller.
Multi-Version Concordance Intend (30 Occurrences). John ...
/i/intend.htm - 18k

Intent (37 Occurrences)
... a purpose; intention; meaning; drift; aim. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
INTEND; INTENT. in-tend', in-tent': Early English words ...
/i/intent.htm - 20k

Propose (8 Occurrences)
... office. 3. (v.) To set before one's self or others as a purpose formed; hence,
to purpose; to intend. 4. (vi) To speak; to converse. ...
/p/propose.htm - 9k

Intended (38 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (imp. & pp) of Intend. 2. (a.) Made tense;
stretched out; extended; forcible; violent. 3. (a.) Purposed ...
/i/intended.htm - 17k

Nazarene (19 Occurrences)
... It is not quite certain that Matthew did not intend, by the use of this word, to
refer to the picture of the Messiah, as drawn in Isaiah 53, on account of the ...
/n/nazarene.htm - 18k

Offended (26 Occurrences)
... 2 Chronicles 28:13 And said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither:
for whereas we have offended against the LORD already, ye intend to add more ...
/o/offended.htm - 14k

Lofty (44 Occurrences)
... See the height of the stars, how high they are! (See RSV NIV). Psalms 62:4 They
fully intend to throw him down from his lofty place. They delight in lies. ...
/l/lofty.htm - 20k

Withheld (32 Occurrences)
... this is what they begin to do. Now nothing will be withheld from them, which
they intend to do. (WEB). Genesis 20:6 God said to him ...
/w/withheld.htm - 16k

Impression (2 Occurrences)
... therefore you and the Sanhedrin should make representations to the Tribune for him
to bring him down to you, under the impression that you intend to inquire ...
/i/impression.htm - 8k

Intemperance (1 Occurrence)

/i/intemperance.htm - 7k

Intend (30 Occurrences)

John 7:35
The Jews therefore said among themselves, "Where will this man go that we won't find him? Will he go to the Dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?

John 14:22
Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, "Lord, what has happened that you are about to reveal yourself to us, and not to the world?"
(See NIV)

Acts 5:28
saying, "Didn't we strictly command you not to teach in this name? Behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend to bring this man's blood on us."

Acts 5:35
And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men.

Acts 18:15
but if it be questions about words, and names, and the law that ye have, see to it yourselves; for I do not intend to be judge of these things.

Acts 23:15
Now therefore you and the Sanhedrin should make representations to the Tribune for him to bring him down to you, under the impression that you intend to inquire more minutely about him; and we are prepared to assassinate him before he comes near the place."

1 Corinthians 16:5
But I will come to you when I have passed through Macedonia, for I am passing through Macedonia.
(See RSV)

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:
(See RSV)

2 Corinthians 10:2
Yes, I beg you that I may not, when present, show courage with the confidence with which I intend to be bold against some, who consider us to be walking according to the flesh.

2 Peter 1:12
Therefore I will not be negligent to remind you of these things, though you know them, and are established in the present truth.
(See RSV)

2 John 1:12
Many things having to write to you, I did not intend through paper and ink, but I hope to come unto you, and speak mouth to mouth, that our joy may be full;

Jude 1:5
and to remind you I intend, you knowing once this, that the Lord, a people out of the land of Egypt having saved, again those who did not believe did destroy;

Genesis 11:6
Yahweh said, "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is what they begin to do. Now nothing will be withheld from them, which they intend to do.

Genesis 37:8
His brothers said to him, "Will you indeed reign over us? Or will you indeed have dominion over us?" They hated him all the more for his dreams and for his words.
(See NIV)

Exodus 2:14
And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.

Numbers 35:23
or with any stone, by which a man may die, not seeing him, and cast it on him, so that he died, and he was not his enemy, neither sought his harm;
(See NIV)

Joshua 22:33
And the thing pleased the children of Israel; and the children of Israel blessed God, and did not intend to go up against them in battle, to destroy the land wherein the children of Reuben and Gad dwelt.

1 Samuel 25:26
So now, my lord, by the living God and by your living soul, seeing that the Lord has kept you from the crime of blood and from taking into your hands the punishment for your wrongs, may all your haters, and those who would do evil to my lord, be like Nabal.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 5:5
and lo, I am saying to build a house to the name of Jehovah my God, as Jehovah spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son whom I appoint in thy stead on thy throne, he doth build the house for My name.

2 Chronicles 13:8
And now it is your purpose to put yourselves against the authority which the Lord has put into the hands of the sons of David, and you are a very great number, and you have with you the gold oxen which Jeroboam made to be your gods.
(See NAS)

2 Chronicles 28:10
And now ye purpose to bring the children of Judah and Jerusalem into subjection for bondmen and bondwomen unto you; but are there not even with you acts of guilt of your own against the LORD your God?

2 Chronicles 28:13
And said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither: for whereas we have offended against the LORD already, ye intend to add more to our sins and to our trespass: for our trespass is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.

Nehemiah 6:6
in which was written, It is reported among the nations, and Gashmu says it, that you and the Jews think to rebel; for which cause you are building the wall: and you would be their king, according to these words.
(See RSV)

Job 6:26
Do you intend to reprove words, seeing that the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind?

Psalms 62:4
They fully intend to throw him down from his lofty place. They delight in lies. They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

Isaiah 10:7
But this is not what is in his mind, and this is not his design; but his purpose is destruction, and the cutting off of more and more nations.

Jeremiah 23:27
who think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbor, as their fathers forgot my name for Baal.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 26:3
It may be they will listen, and turn every man from his evil way; that I may repent me of the evil which I purpose to do to them because of the evil of their doings.
(See RSV)

Jeremiah 36:3
It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do to them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.
(See RSV)

Daniel 7:25
and words as an adversary of the Most High it doth speak, and the saints of the Most High it doth wear out, and it hopeth to change seasons and law; and they are given into its hand, till a time, and times, and a division of a time.
(See NAS)



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