Acts.8.1And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
Acts.22.20And when the blood of Stephen your witness was being shed, I myself was standing by and approving and watching over the garments of those who killed him.’
Rom.2.18and know his will and approve what is excellent, because you are instructed from the law;
Rom.14.18Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.
Rom.14.22The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves.
Rom.16.10Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulus.
2Cor.10.18For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
Phil.1.10so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
1Thess.2.4but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.
2Tim.2.15Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.