Luke.4.43but he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.”
Luke.7.30but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.)
John.1.31I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.”
John.12.27Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour.
John.18.37Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”
Acts.9.21And all who heard him were amazed and said, “Is not this the man who made havoc in Jerusalem of those who called upon this name? And has he not come here for this purpose, to bring them bound before the chief priests?”
Acts.11.23When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose,
Acts.13.36For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption,
Acts.26.16But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you,
Acts.27.13Now when the south wind blew gently, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close to the shore.
Rom.4.11He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised, so that righteousness would be counted to them as well,
Rom.8.28And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Rom.9.11though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of his call
Rom.9.17For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”
1Cor.4.5Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.
Gal.2.21I do not nullify the grace of God, for if justification were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.
Gal.4.17They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them.
Gal.4.18It is always good to be made much of for a good purpose, and not only when I am present with you,
Eph.1.5he predestined us for adoption through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
Eph.1.9making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ
Eph.1.11In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,
Eph.3.11This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,
Eph.6.22I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage your hearts.
Col.4.8I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts,
2Tim.1.9who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,
Heb.6.17So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath,
Jas.4.5Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”?
Jas.5.11Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
Rev.17.17for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.