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2 Corinthians 9:7
Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.

55. hagnos -- purely, with pure motives
... purely, with pure motives. Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration: hagnos Phonetic
Spelling: (hag-noce') Short Definition: purely, sincerely Definition: purely ...
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185. akeraios -- unmixed, pure
... 185 (an adjective, derived from 1 "not" and 2767 , "mingled") -- properly, not mixed
(mingled); a because not tainted by sinful motives (ambitions); pure ...
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2596. kata -- down, against, according to
... 10), every* (1), exactly* (1), excessively* (1), godly* (1), how* (1), inasmuch*
(2), individually* (1), just (2), like (4), more (1), motives (1), natural* (1 ...
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2684. kataskopeo -- to view closely, spy out
... someone with a ; to spy ("check out"); look at, especially to inflict harm (damage);
to observe something secretly, ie with covered (evil) motives (used only ...
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2560. kakos -- badly
... Word Origin adverb from kakos Definition badly NASB Word Usage cruelly (1), evil
(1), ill* (5), sick (6), very (1), wretched (1), wrong motives (1), wrongly (1 ...
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1505. eilikrineia -- clearness, by impl. purity, sincerity
... Cognate: 1505 -- literally, ""; ie pure motives ("sincerity"). See 1506 ().
Word Origin from eilikrines Definition clearness, by impl. ...
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505. anupokritos -- unhypocritical, unfeigned
... not" and 5271 , "to act as a hypocrite") -- properly, ("put on"), describing sincere
behavior free from hidden agendas (selfish motives) -- literally, "without ...
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1012. boule -- counsel
... Word Origin from boulomai Definition counsel NASB Word Usage counsel (1), decision
(1), motives (1), plan (4), purpose (5). advise, counsel. ...
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1261. dialogismos -- a reasoning
... Word Origin from dialogizomai Definition a reasoning NASB Word Usage argument (1),
disputing (1), dissension (1), doubts (1), motives (1), opinions (1 ...
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97. adolos -- guileless, genuine
... 97 (an adjective, derived from 1 "without" and 1388 , "bait, deceit") -- properly,
not-caught (in a trap), referring to being (, ); (hidden, "mixed motives"). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7307. ruach -- breath, wind, spirit
... 2), breath (31), breathless* (1), cool (1), courage (1), despondency* (1), exposed
(1), grief* (1), heart (1), inspired (1), mind (3), motives (1), points (1 ...
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The Motives to this Oversight
Having showed you what it is to take heed to ourselves ...
/...// reformed pastor/section 2 the motives to.htm

Motives to this Duty
... CHAPTER 3. APPLICATION PART I. MOTIVES TO THIS DUTY. Agreeably to this plan, I shall
proceed to state to you some motives to persuade you to this duty. ...
// reformed pastor/part i motives to this.htm

Motives to Holy Mourning
... 8. Motives to holy mourning. Let me exhort Christians to holy mourning.
I ... 16). There are several divine motives to holy mourning: ...
/.../the beatitudes an exposition of matthew 51-12/8 motives to holy mourning.htm

Motives to the Oversight of the Flock
FLOCK. ... I have now done with the motives which I find in the text itself. ...
// reformed pastor/section 3 motives to.htm

Wrong Motives.
... CHAPTER X. WRONG MOTIVES. ... If self is at the root of our motives at all, God
will most surely block our way to Fullness of blessing. ...
/.../macneil/the spirit-filled life/chapter x wrong motives.htm

Motives Inducing to Religion to be Examined...
... CHAPTER IV. Motives inducing to religion to be examined? Sec. Sec. 1,
2, 3, 4, 5. Motives inducing to religion to be examined. ...
/.../chapter iv motives inducing to.htm

The Motives of Judas in Betraying Jesus.
... Section 264. The Motives of Judas in betraying Jesus. It is difficult to decide
upon the motives that impelled Judas to the outrage which he perpetrated. ...
/.../section 264 the motives of.htm

Secondly, the Motives by which the Christian Religion Enforces the ...
... REVELATION. XI. Proposition XI. Secondly, The motives by which the Christian
religion enforces the practice of the duties. it enjoins ...
/.../xi proposition xi secondly the.htm

The Prooemium. --Motives for Undertaking the Refutation; Exposure ...
... The Prooemium."Motives for Undertaking the Refutation; Exposure of the Ancient
Mysteries; Plan of the Work; Completeness of the Refutation; Value of the ...
/.../the refutation of all heresies/the prooemium motives for undertaking the.htm

Concerning the Motives to Sin, which are not in the Love of Evil ...
... Book II. Chapter V."Concerning the Motives to Sin, Which are Not in the Love of
Evil, But in the Desire of Obtaining the Property of Others. 10. ...
/.../the confessions and letters of st/chapter v concerning the motives to.htm

Motives (13 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Motives (13 Occurrences). ... (WEY NAS NIV). 1 Corinthians
16:14 Let all that you do be done from motives of love. (WEY). ...
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Motive (3 Occurrences)
... motive power. 6. (vt) To prompt or incite by a motive or motives; to move.
Multi-Version Concordance Motive (3 Occurrences). Ephesians ...
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Judas (42 Occurrences)
... Nor can any answer be satisfactorily given to the question as to the motives
that led Judas to betray his Master. "Of the motives...
/j/judas.htm - 45k

Iscariot (11 Occurrences)
... ostensibly one of the faithful. Personal motives of a sordid nature had also
influence in causing him to remain. Appointed keeper of the ...
/i/iscariot.htm - 25k

Fasting (34 Occurrences)
... It is also possible and, in the light of some usages, probable, that different motives
operated in the association of fasting, as of some other customs, with ...
/f/fasting.htm - 23k

Praise (487 Occurrences)
... Praise may be bestowed upon unworthy objects or from improper motives, but true
praise consists in a sincere acknowledgment of a real conviction of worth. ...
/p/praise.htm - 47k

Scribes (85 Occurrences)
... The results corresponded to the motives. Just ... other. The motives are no
longer taken into consideration, but only the deed itself. ...
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Fast (157 Occurrences)
... It is also possible and, in the light of some usages, probable, that different motives
operated in the association of fasting, as of some other customs, with ...
/f/fast.htm - 49k

Sermon (1 Occurrence)
... to Mosaic Law (Matthew 5:17-48) (a) The Relation Defined (Matthew 5:17-20) (b) The
Relation Illustrated (Matthew 5:21-48) (4) Motives and Principles of Conduct ...
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Place (9195 Occurrences)
... (2) The use of elevations for purposes of worship is so widespread as to be almost
universal, and rests, probably, on motives so primitive as to evade formal ...
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Motives (13 Occurrences)

1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore form no premature judgements, but wait until the Lord returns. He will both bring to light the secrets of darkness and will openly disclose the motives that have been in people's hearts; and then the praise which each man deserves will come to him from God.

1 Corinthians 16:14
Let all that you do be done from motives of love.

2 Corinthians 1:12
For the reason for our boasting is this--the testimony of our own conscience that it was in holiness and with pure motives before God, and in reliance not on worldly wisdom but on the gracious help of God, that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and above all in our relations with you.

2 Corinthians 2:17
We are; for, unlike most teachers, we are not fraudulent hucksters of God's Message; but with transparent motives, as commissioned by God, in God's presence and in communion with Christ, so we speak.

2 Corinthians 5:11
Therefore, because we realize how greatly the Lord is to be feared, we are endeavouring to win men over, and God recognizes what our motives are, and I hope that you, in your hearts, recognize them too.

Galatians 4:17
These men pay court to you, but not with honourable motives. They want to exclude you, so that you may pay court to them.

Philippians 1:17
while the others proclaim Him from motives of rivalry, and insincerely, supposing that by this they are embittering my imprisonment.

Philippians 1:18
What does it matter? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed. I rejoice in this, yes, and will rejoice.
(See NIV)

1 Thessalonians 2:3
For our preaching was not grounded on a delusion, nor prompted by mingled motives, nor was there fraud in it.

1 Thessalonians 2:4
But as God tested and approved us before entrusting us with His Good News, so in what we say we are seeking not to please men but to please God, who tests and approves our motives.

James 2:4
haven't you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?
(See NAS)

James 4:3
You ask, and don't receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it for your pleasures.

Proverbs 16:2
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Yahweh weighs the motives.



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