Purpose Bible Verses



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JEREMIAH 29:11In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

MATTHEW 28:18–20Verses in the Bible

  • 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
    Matthew 28:18 Meaning
  • 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
    Matthew 28:19 Meaning
  • 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
    Matthew 28:20 Meaning

ECCLESIASTES 12:13–14Verses in the Bible

  • 13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
    Ecclesiastes 12:13 Meaning
  • 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
    Ecclesiastes 12:14 Meaning

PROVERBS 16:4In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 4 The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

ROMANS 8:28In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

1 PETER 2:9In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

PSALM 138:8In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 8 The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

EPHESIANS 2:10In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

COLOSSIANS 1:16In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

ROMANS 11:36In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

1 CORINTHIANS 6:19–20Verses in the Bible

  • 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
    1 Corinthians 6:19 Meaning
  • 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
    1 Corinthians 6:20 Meaning

ECCLESIASTES 3:1In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

ISAIAH 55:11In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

ISAIAH 46:10In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

EPHESIANS 1:4–5Verses in the Bible

  • 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
    Ephesians 1:4 Meaning
  • 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
    Ephesians 1:5 Meaning

EPHESIANS 2:1–22Verses in the Bible

  • 1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
    Ephesians 2:1 Meaning
  • 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
    Ephesians 2:2 Meaning
  • 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
    Ephesians 2:3 Meaning
  • 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
    Ephesians 2:4 Meaning
  • 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
    Ephesians 2:5 Meaning
  • 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
    Ephesians 2:6 Meaning
  • 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
    Ephesians 2:7 Meaning
  • 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    Ephesians 2:8 Meaning
  • 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
    Ephesians 2:9 Meaning
  • 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
    Ephesians 2:10 Meaning
  • 11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
    Ephesians 2:11 Meaning
  • 12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
    Ephesians 2:12 Meaning
  • 13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
    Ephesians 2:13 Meaning
  • 14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
    Ephesians 2:14 Meaning
  • 15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
    Ephesians 2:15 Meaning
  • 16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
    Ephesians 2:16 Meaning
  • 17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
    Ephesians 2:17 Meaning
  • 18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
    Ephesians 2:18 Meaning
  • 19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
    Ephesians 2:19 Meaning
  • 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
    Ephesians 2:20 Meaning
  • 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
    Ephesians 2:21 Meaning
  • 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
    Ephesians 2:22 Meaning

MICAH 6:8In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

REVELATION 4:11In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

ROMANS 5:3–5Verses in the Bible

  • 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
    Romans 5:3 Meaning
  • 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
    Romans 5:4 Meaning
  • 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
    Romans 5:5 Meaning

1 CORINTHIANS 10:31In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

EPHESIANS 2:8–9Verses in the Bible

JOHN 5:30In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

ROMANS 9:20–21Verses in the Bible

  • 20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
    Romans 9:20 Meaning
  • 21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
    Romans 9:21 Meaning

ISAIAH 43:7In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

PSALM 139:1–24Verses in the Bible

  • 1 O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
    Psalm 139:1 Meaning
  • 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
    Psalm 139:2 Meaning
  • 3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
    Psalm 139:3 Meaning
  • 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.
    Psalm 139:4 Meaning
  • 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
    Psalm 139:5 Meaning
  • 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
    Psalm 139:6 Meaning
  • 7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
    Psalm 139:7 Meaning
  • 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
    Psalm 139:8 Meaning
  • 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
    Psalm 139:9 Meaning
  • 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
    Psalm 139:10 Meaning
  • 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
    Psalm 139:11 Meaning
  • 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
    Psalm 139:12 Meaning
  • 13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
    Psalm 139:13 Meaning
  • 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
    Psalm 139:14 Meaning
  • 15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
    Psalm 139:15 Meaning
  • 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
    Psalm 139:16 Meaning
  • 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
    Psalm 139:17 Meaning
  • 18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
    Psalm 139:18 Meaning
  • 19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
    Psalm 139:19 Meaning
  • 20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.
    Psalm 139:20 Meaning
  • 21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
    Psalm 139:21 Meaning
  • 22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
    Psalm 139:22 Meaning
  • 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
    Psalm 139:23 Meaning
  • 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
    Psalm 139:24 Meaning

GENESIS 1:26–27Verses in the Bible

  • 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
    Genesis 1:26 Meaning
  • 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
    Genesis 1:27 Meaning


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