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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) That which a person sets before himself as an object to be reached or accomplished; the end or aim to which the view is directed in any plan, measure, or exertion; view; aim; design; intention; plan.

2. (n.) Proposal to another; discourse.

3. (n.) Instance; example.

4. (v. t.) To set forth; to bring forward.

5. (v. t.) To propose, as an aim, to one's self; to determine upon, as some end or object to be accomplished; to intend; to design; to resolve; -- often followed by an infinitive or dependent clause.

6. (v. i.) To have a purpose or intention; to discourse.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PURPOSE, OF GOD

pur'-pus (prothesis (Romans 9:11 Ephesians 1:11)): The word "purpose" seems to be an equivalent of the word "decree" as used in regard to man's relation to eternity. More correctly stated, it softens the word "decree" and refers back to the cause of the decree as lodged in an intelligent design and forward to an aim consistent with the character of God.

See FOREORDAIN; PREDESTINATION.

Greek
1013. boulema -- purpose, will
... purpose, will. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: boulema Phonetic Spelling:
(boo'-lay-mah) Short Definition: will, counsel, purpose Definition: will ...
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3155. maten -- in vain, to no purpose
... in vain, to no purpose. Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration: maten Phonetic Spelling:
(mat'-ane) Short Definition: in vain Definition: in vain, in an unreal ...
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1106. gnome -- purpose, opinion, consent, decision
... purpose, opinion, consent, decision. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
gnome Phonetic Spelling: (gno'-may) Short Definition: opinion, counsel ...
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1519. eis -- to or into (indicating the point reached or entered ...
... purpose, result). Part of Speech: Preposition Transliteration: eis Phonetic Spelling:
(ice) Short Definition: into, in, among, till, for Definition: into, in ...
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3540. noema -- thought, purpose
... thought, purpose. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: noema Phonetic Spelling:
(no'-ay-mah) Short Definition: a thought, design, the mind Definition ...
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3340. metanoeo -- to change one's mind or purpose
... to change one's mind or purpose. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: metanoeo
Phonetic Spelling: (met-an-o-eh'-o) Short Definition: I repent, change my mind ...
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1432. dorean -- as a gift, to no purpose
... as a gift, to no purpose. Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration: dorean Phonetic
Spelling: (do-reh-an') Short Definition: as a free gift, without payment ...
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2444. hinati -- for what purpose?
... 2443, 2444. hinati. 2445 . for what purpose? ... Word Origin from hina and tis
Definition for what purpose? NASB Word Usage why (3). wherefore, why. ...
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4388. protithemi -- to set before, ie propose
... set before, ie propose. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: protithemi Phonetic
Spelling: (prot-ith'-em-ahee) Short Definition: I purpose, design beforehand ...
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4286. prothesis -- a setting forth, ie fig. proposal, spec. the ...
... Phonetic Spelling: (proth'-es-is) Short Definition: the show-bread, predetermination
Definition: a setting forth, the show-bread; predetermination, purpose. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2161. zamam -- to consider, purpose, devise
... 2160, 2161. zamam. 2162 . to consider, purpose, devise. Transliteration: zamam
Phonetic Spelling: (zaw-mam') Short Definition: purposed. Word Origin a prim ...
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4616. maan -- purpose, intent
... 4615, 4616. maan. 4617 . purpose, intent. Transliteration: maan Phonetic
Spelling: (mah'-an) Short Definition: so. Word Origin from ...
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3336. yetser -- a form, framing, purpose
... 3335, 3336. yetser. 3337 . a form, framing, purpose. Transliteration: yetser
Phonetic Spelling: (yay'-tser) Short Definition: intent. ...
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4209. mezimmah -- purpose, discretion, device
... 4208, 4209. mezimmah. 4210 . purpose, discretion, device. Transliteration:
mezimmah Phonetic Spelling: (mez-im-maw') Short Definition: discretion. ...
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6656. tseda -- a purpose
... 6655, 6656. tseda. 6657 . a purpose. Transliteration: tseda Phonetic Spelling:
(tsed-aw') Short Definition: truth. Word Origin (Aramaic ...
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7454. rea -- purpose, aim
... 7453, 7454. rea. 7455 . purpose, aim. Transliteration: rea Phonetic Spelling:
(ray'-ah) Short Definition: thought. Word Origin from ...
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6098. etsah -- counsel, advice
... Word Usage advice (11), consultation (2), counsel (52), counselor* (1), counselors*
(1), counsels (1), designs (1), plan (8), plans (2), purpose (6), scheme (1 ...
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4100. mah -- what? how? anything
... how long, oft, what end, good, purpose, thing,. Or mah {mah}; or ma {maw}; or ma
{mah}; also meh {meh}; a primitive particle; properly, interrogative what? ...
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4284. machashabah -- thought, device
... 4), thoughts (19), ways (1). cunning work, curious work, imagination, invented,
means, purpose, thought. Or machashebeth {makh-ash ...
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7997. shalal -- to draw out
... to draw out. Transliteration: shalal Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-lal') Short Definition:
fall. let fall, make self a prey, of purpose, make a, take spoil ...
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Library

Purpose in Prayer
Purpose in Prayer. <. Purpose in Prayer EM Bounds. Table of Contents. Title
Page. Chapter I My Creed leads me to think that prayer is efficacious� ...
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The Controlling Purpose.
... The "How" of Relationship The Controlling Purpose. Vital relationship is
always expressed by purpose. The wise ambassador has an ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks on prayer/the controlling purpose.htm

The Purpose of Jesus
... I. The Purpose of Jesus. 1. The Purpose in Jesus' Coming. 2. The Plan for
Jesus' Coming. 3. The Tragic Break In The Plan. 4. Some ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks about jesus/i the purpose of jesus.htm

Concerning God's Purpose
... Concerning God's purpose. 1. God's purpose is the cause of salvation. ... This purpose,
or decree of God, is the fountainhead of our spiritual blessings. ...
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The Purpose in the Coming of Jesus.
... I. The Purpose of Jesus. 1. The Purpose in the Coming of Jesus. God Spelling
Himself out in Jesus: change in the original language ...
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The one Purpose of Prayer.
... Something about God's Will in Connection With Prayer The One Purpose of
Prayer. Now, the whole thought in prayer is to get the will ...
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Thwarting God's Purpose
... LUKE Chaps. I to XII THWARTING GOD'S PURPOSE. ... I. And I remark, first, that the sole
purpose which God has in view in speaking to us men is our blessing. ...
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Whether a Vow Consists in a Mere Purpose of the Will?
... SERVICE BY PROMISE (Q ) Whether a vow consists in a mere purpose of the
will? Objection 1: It would seem that a vow consists in ...
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It is Then My Purpose to Prove to You...
... Section 2. It is then my purpose to prove to you� 2. It is then my purpose
to prove to you, if I can, that the Manichees profanely ...
/.../augustine/on the profit of believing /section 2 it is then.htm

The Infallibility of God's Purpose
... The Infallibility of God's Purpose. A Sermon (No.406). Delivered on Sunday
Morning, August the 25th, 1861 by the. Rev. CH SPURGEON,. ...
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Thesaurus
Purpose (448 Occurrences)
... dependent clause. 6. (vi) To have a purpose or intention; to discourse.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PURPOSE, OF GOD. pur'-pus ...
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Meaningless (32 Occurrences)
... vain? (See NIV). Ecclesiastes 1:2 All is to no purpose, said the Preacher, all
the ways of man are to no purpose. (See NIV). Ecclesiastes ...
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Volition
... 1. (n.) The act of willing or choosing; the act of forming a purpose; as, to choose
on one's own volition. ... Boulema is properly counsel or purpose. ...
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Changing (31 Occurrences)
... which is unnatural: (BBE). 2 Corinthians 1:17 If then I had such a purpose,
did I seem to be changing suddenly? or am I guided in ...
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Aim (17 Occurrences)
... 2. (vi) To direct the indention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose;
to try to gain; to endeavor; -- followed by at, or by an infinitive; as ...
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Predestination
... Easton's Bible Dictionary This word is properly used only with reference to
God's plan or purpose of salvation. The Greek word rendered ...
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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. ...
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Crucifixion (4 Occurrences)
... In the case of our Lord, however, his scourging was rather before the sentence was
passed upon him, and was inflicted by Pilate for the purpose, probably, of ...
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Parable (52 Occurrences)
... 4. Purpose of Christ in Using Parables 5. Interpretation of the Parables 6. Doctrinal
Value of the Parables 1. Name: Etymologically the word "parable ...
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Plan (58 Occurrences)
... Acts 27:43 But the centurion, desiring to save Paul, stopped them from their purpose,
and commanded that those who could swim should throw themselves overboard ...
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Concordance
Purpose (448 Occurrences)

Matthew 5:31
Again, it was said, Whoever puts away his wife has to give her a statement in writing for this purpose:
(BBE)

Matthew 15:9
But their worship is to no purpose, while they give as their teaching the rules of men.
(BBE)

Matthew 25:1
Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, the friends of the bride, who took their lights, and went out with the purpose of meeting the husband.
(BBE)

Matthew 26:8
But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
(KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT)

Matthew 26:50
But Jesus said to him, My friend, for what purpose art thou come? Then coming up they laid hands upon Jesus and seized him.
(DBY)

Matthew 27:1
Now when it was morning, all the chief priests and those in authority took thought together with the purpose of putting Jesus to death.
(BBE)

Mark 1:38
"Let us go elsewhere, to the neighbouring country towns," He replied, "that I may proclaim my Message there also; because for that purpose I came from God."
(WEY BBE DBY WBS)

Mark 3:10
For he had made such a great number well that all those who were diseased were falling down before him for the purpose of touching him.
(BBE)

Mark 4:10
And when he was by himself, those who were round him with the twelve put questions to him about the purpose of the stories.
(BBE)

Mark 7:7
But their worship is to no purpose, while they give as their teaching the rules of men.
(BBE)

Mark 14:4
But there were some that had indignation among themselves, 'saying', To what purpose hath this waste of the ointment been made?
(ASV BBE)

Luke 1:29
But she was greatly troubled at his words, and said to herself, What may be the purpose of these words?
(BBE)

Luke 4:43
But He said to them, "I have to tell the Good News of the Kingdom of God to the other towns also, because for this purpose I was sent."
(WEY NAS RSV)

Luke 7:30
But the Pharisees and expounders of the Law have frustrated God's purpose as to their own lives, by refusing to be baptized.
(WEY BBE NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 9:51
Now when the time drew near for Him to be received up again into Heaven, He proceeded with fixed purpose towards Jerusalem, and sent messengers before Him.
(WEY)

Luke 13:31
At that time, certain Pharisees came to him and said, Go away from this place, because Herod's purpose is to put you to death.
(BBE)

Luke 22:22
For it will be done to the Son of man after the purpose of God, but unhappy is that man by whom he is given up.
(BBE)

Luke 23:51
(he had not consented to their counsel and deed), from Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who was also waiting for the Kingdom of God:
(See RSV)

John 2:6
Now six pots of stone, every one taking two or three firkins of water, were placed there for the purpose of washing, as is the way of the Jews.
(BBE)

John 4:27
At that point the disciples came back, and they were surprised to see him talking to a woman; but not one of them said to him, What is your purpose? or, Why are you talking to her?
(BBE)

John 11:52
And not for that nation only, but for the purpose of uniting in one body the children of God all over the world.
(BBE)

John 12:27
Now is my soul full of trouble; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But for this purpose I have come to this hour.
(WEY BBE NAS RSV)

John 13:28
Now no man at the table knew why he said this to him.
(See NAS)

John 18:37
"So then *you* are a king!" rejoined Pilate. "Yes," said Jesus, "you say truly that I am a king. For this purpose I was born, and for this purpose I have come into the world--to give testimony for the truth. Every one who is a friend of the truth listens to my voice."
(WEY BBE)

Acts 2:23
delivered up through God's settled purpose and foreknowledge--you by the hands of Gentiles have nailed to a cross and have put to death.
(WEY NIV)

Acts 4:28
To do that which had been fixed before by your hand and your purpose.
(BBE NAS)

Acts 5:4
While you had it, was it not your property? and after you had given it in exchange, was it not still in your power? how has this purpose come into your mind? you have been false, not to men, but to God.
(BBE DBY)

Acts 5:28
saying, We strictly enjoined you not to teach in this name: and lo, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and purpose to bring upon us the blood of this man.
(DBY)

Acts 5:38
Now I tell you, withdraw from these men, and leave them alone. For if this counsel or this work is of men, it will be overthrown.
(See NIV)

Acts 8:22
Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord, in the hope that the purpose which is in your heart may perhaps be forgiven you.
(WEY YLT)

Acts 9:21
and his hearers were all amazed, and began to ask one another, "Is not this the man who in Jerusalem tried to exterminate those who called upon that Name, and came here on purpose to carry them off in chains to the High Priests?"
(WEY DBY NAS RSV)

Acts 10:17
Now while Peter was in doubt as to the purpose of this vision, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made search for Simon's house, came to the door,
(BBE)

Acts 10:29
And so I came without question, when I was sent for. What then is your purpose in sending for me?
(BBE)

Acts 11:23
who, when he had come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad. He exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they should remain near to the Lord.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Acts 12:4
And having taken him, he put him in prison, with four bands of armed men to keep watch over him; his purpose being to take him out to the people after the Passover.
(BBE)

Acts 13:8
But Elymas, the wonder-worker (for that is the sense of his name), put himself against them, with the purpose of turning the ruler from the faith.
(BBE)

Acts 13:36
For David, after having been useful to his own generation in accordance with God's purpose, did fall asleep, was gathered to his forefathers, and did undergo decay.
(WEY NAS NIV)

Acts 14:5
and when there was a purpose both of the nations and of the Jews with their rulers to use 'them' despitefully, and to stone them,
(YLT)

Acts 17:5
But the Jews, being moved with envy, took with them certain low persons from among the common people, and getting together a great number of people, made an outcry in the town, attacking the house of Jason with the purpose of taking them out to the people.
(BBE)

Acts 20:7
And on the first day of the week, when we had come together for the holy meal, Paul gave them a talk, for it was his purpose to go away on the day after; and he went on talking till after the middle of the night.
(BBE)

Acts 20:13
But we, going before him by ship, went to Assos with the purpose of taking Paul in there: for so he had given orders, because he himself was coming by land.
(BBE)

Acts 20:16
For Paul's purpose was to go past Ephesus, so that he might not be kept in Asia; for he was going quickly, in order, if possible, to be at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost.
(BBE)

Acts 20:27
For I have not kept back from you anything of the purpose of God.
(BBE NAS)

Acts 21:14
And as he might not be moved we did no more, saying, Let the purpose of God be done.
(BBE)

Acts 22:14
And he said, You have been marked out by the God of our fathers to have knowledge of his purpose, and to see the Upright One and to give ear to the words of his mouth.
(BBE)

Acts 23:20
"The Jews," he replied, "have agreed to request you to bring Paul down to the Sanhedrin to-morrow for the purpose of making yourself more accurately acquainted with the case.
(WEY)

Acts 26:16
But arise, and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose: to appoint you a servant and a witness both of the things which you have seen, and of the things which I will reveal to you;
(WEB KJV WEY BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Acts 27:13
When the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close to shore.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Acts 27:43
But the centurion, desiring to save Paul, stopped them from their purpose, and commanded that those who could swim should throw themselves overboard first to go toward the land;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV)

Romans 1:13
Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
(Root in KJV ASV WBS YLT)

Romans 4:11
He received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while he was in uncircumcision, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they be in uncircumcision, that righteousness might also be accounted to them.
(See RSV)

Romans 7:10
And I made the discovery that the law whose purpose was to give life had become a cause of death:
(BBE)

Romans 7:13
Was then that which is good, death to me? In no way. But the purpose was that sin might be seen to be sin by working death to me through that which is good; so that through the orders of the law sin might seem much more evil.
(BBE)

Romans 8:28
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 9:11
For being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him who calls,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 9:17
For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, "For this very purpose I caused you to be raised up, that I might show in you my power, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 9:19
But you will say to me, Why does he still make us responsible? who is able to go against his purpose?
(BBE DBY)

Romans 11:36
For the universe owes its origin to Him, was created by Him, and has its aim and purpose in Him. To Him be the glory throughout the Ages! Amen.
(WEY)

Romans 12:2
And let not your behaviour be like that of this world, but be changed and made new in mind, so that by experience you may have knowledge of the good and pleasing and complete purpose of God.
(BBE)

Romans 14:1
I now pass to another subject. Receive as a friend a man whose faith is weak, but not for the purpose of deciding mere matters of opinion.
(WEY NAS)

Romans 14:9
For this was the purpose of Christ's dying and coming to life--namely that He might be Lord both of the dead and the living.
(WEY BBE)

Romans 15:20
Making it my purpose not to take the good news where Christ was named, so that my work might not be resting on that of others;
(BBE)

1 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ by the purpose of God, and Sosthenes the brother,
(BBE)

1 Corinthians 1:21
For because, by the purpose of God, the world, with all its wisdom, had not the knowledge of God, it was God's pleasure, by so foolish a thing as preaching, to give salvation to those who had faith in him.
(BBE)

1 Corinthians 3:8
Now in aim and purpose the planter and the waterer are one; and yet each will receive his own special reward, answering to his own special work.
(WEY NIV)

1 Corinthians 6:13
Food of all kinds is meant for the stomach, and the stomach is meant for food, and God will cause both of them to perish. Yet the body does not exist for the purpose of fornication, but for the Master's service, and the Master exists for the body;
(WEY)

1 Corinthians 7:17
Only, as the Lord has given to a man, and as is the purpose of God for him, so let him go on living. And these are my orders for all the churches.
(BBE)

1 Corinthians 7:24
My brothers, let every man keep in that condition which is the purpose of God for him.
(BBE)

1 Corinthians 7:37
But the man who is strong in mind and purpose, who is not forced but has control over his desires, does well if he comes to the decision to keep her a virgin.
(BBE)

1 Corinthians 15:58
For this cause, my dear brothers, be strong in purpose and unmoved, ever giving yourselves to the work of the Lord, because you are certain that your work is not without effect in the Lord.
(BBE)

1 Corinthians 16:5
But I will come to you after I have gone through Macedonia, for that is my purpose;
(BBE)

2 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ by the purpose of God, and Timothy the brother, to the church of God which is in Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia:
(BBE)

2 Corinthians 1:15
And being certain of this, it was my purpose to come to you before, so that you might have a second grace;
(BBE DBY WBS)

2 Corinthians 1:17
When I therefore was thus determined, did I show fickleness? Or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be the "Yes, yes" and the "No, no?"
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS)

2 Corinthians 5:5
Now he who made us for this very thing is God, who also gave to us the down payment of the Spirit.
(See NAS NIV)

2 Corinthians 5:9
For this reason we make it our purpose, in the body or away from it, to be well-pleasing to him.
(BBE)

2 Corinthians 6:1
And you also we, as God's fellow workers, entreat not to be found to have received His grace to no purpose.
(WEY BBE)

2 Corinthians 7:3
It is not with the purpose of judging you that I say this: for I have said before that you are in our hearts for life and death together.
(BBE)

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.
(BBE)

2 Corinthians 8:5
And going even farther than our hope, they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us after the purpose of God.
(BBE)

2 Corinthians 9:7
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
(Root in KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Galatians 1:4
Who gave himself for our sins, so that he might make us free from this present evil world, after the purpose of our God and Father:
(BBE)

Galatians 2:16
know that it is not through obedience to Law that a man can be declared free from guilt, but only through faith in Jesus Christ. We have therefore believed in Christ Jesus, for the purpose of being declared free from guilt, through faith in Christ and not through obedience to Law. For through obedience to Law no human being shall be declared free from guilt.
(WEY)

Galatians 2:21
I don't make void the grace of God. For if righteousness is through the law, then Christ died for nothing!"
(See RSV)

Galatians 3:4
Have you endured such sufferings to no purpose--if indeed it has been to no purpose?
(WEY BBE)

Galatians 3:19
What purpose then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
(WBS NIV)

Galatians 4:11
I am alarmed about you, and am afraid that I have perhaps bestowed labour upon you to no purpose.
(WEY BBE)

Galatians 4:17
They zealously seek you in no good way. No, they desire to alienate you, that you may seek them.
(See RSV)

Galatians 4:18
But it is always good to be zealous in a good cause, and not only when I am present with you.
(See RSV NIV)

Ephesians 1:1
Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the purpose of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and those who have faith in Christ Jesus:
(BBE)

Ephesians 1:5
As we were designed before by him for the position of sons to himself, through Jesus Christ, in the good pleasure of his purpose,
(BBE RSV)

Ephesians 1:9
making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ephesians 1:10
for the government of the world when the times are ripe for it--the purpose which He has cherished in His own mind of restoring the whole creation to find its one Head in Christ; yes, things in Heaven and things on earth, to find their one Head in Him.
(WEY)

Ephesians 1:11
in whom also we were assigned an inheritance, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his will;
(WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ephesians 1:18
And that having the eyes of your heart full of light, you may have knowledge of what is the hope of his purpose, what is the wealth of the glory of his heritage in the saints,
(BBE)

Ephesians 2:2
In which you were living in the past, after the ways of this present world, doing the pleasure of the lord of the power of the air, the spirit who is now working in those who go against the purpose of God;
(BBE)

Ephesians 2:15
having abolished in the flesh the hostility, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man of the two, making peace;
(See NIV)

Ephesians 3:11
according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ephesians 4:1
I then, the prisoner in the Lord, make this request from my heart, that you will see that your behaviour is a credit to the position which God's purpose has given you,
(BBE)

Ephesians 4:4
There is one body and one Spirit, even as you have been marked out by God in the one hope of his purpose for you;
(BBE)

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