181 verses

Gen 6:2

(NIV)
the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.
(ESV)
the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose.

Gen 13:11

(NIV)
So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out towards the east. The two men parted company:
(ESV)
So Lot chose for himself all the Jordan Valley, and Lot journeyed east. Thus they separated from each other.

Exod 14:7

(NIV)
He took six hundred of the best chariots, along with all the other chariots of Egypt, with officers over all of them.
(ESV)
and took six hundred chosen chariots and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them.

Exod 17:9

(NIV)
Moses said to Joshua, ‘Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.’

(ESV)
So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose for us men, and go out and fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.”

Exod 18:25

(NIV)
He chose capable men from all Israel and made them leaders of the people, officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.
(ESV)
Moses chose able men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.

Num 16:2

(NIV)
and rose up against Moses. With them were 250 Israelite men, well-known community leaders who had been appointed members of the council.
(ESV)
And they rose up before Moses, with a number of the people of Israel, 250 chiefs of the congregation, chosen from the assembly, well-known men.

Num 16:5

(NIV)
Then he said to Korah and all his followers: ‘In the morning the  Lord will show who belongs to him and who is holy, and he will make that person come near him. The man he chooses he will cause to come near him.
(ESV)
and he said to Korah and all his company, “In the morning the  Lord will show who is his, and who is holy, and will bring him near to him. The one whom he chooses he will bring near to him.

Num 16:7

(NIV)
and tomorrow put burning coals and incense in them before the  Lord. The man the  Lord chooses will be the one who is holy. You Levites have gone too far!’

(ESV)
put fire in them and put incense on them before the  Lord tomorrow, and the man whom the  Lord chooses shall be the holy one. You have gone too far, sons of Levi!”

Num 17:5

(NIV)
The staff belonging to the man I choose will sprout, and I will rid myself of this constant grumbling against you by the Israelites.’

(ESV)
And the staff of the man whom I choose shall sprout. Thus I will make to cease from me the grumblings of the people of Israel, which they grumble against you.”

Num 26:9

(NIV)
and the sons of Eliab were Nemuel, Dathan and Abiram. The same Dathan and Abiram were the community officials who rebelled against Moses and Aaron and were among Korah’s followers when they rebelled against the  Lord.
(ESV)
The sons of Eliab: Nemuel, Dathan, and Abiram. These are the Dathan and Abiram, chosen from the congregation, who contended against Moses and Aaron in the company of Korah, when they contended against the  Lord

Deut 4:37

(NIV)
Because he loved your ancestors and chose their descendants after them, he brought you out of Egypt by his Presence and his great strength,
(ESV)
And because he loved your fathers and chose their offspring after them and brought you out of Egypt with his own presence, by his great power,

Deut 7:6

(NIV)
For you are a people holy to the  Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.

(ESV)
“For you are a people holy to the  Lord your God. The  Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Deut 7:7

(NIV)
The  Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples.
(ESV)
It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the  Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples,

Deut 10:15

(NIV)
Yet the  Lord set his affection on your ancestors and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations – as it is today.
(ESV)
Yet the  Lord set his heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day.

Deut 12:5

(NIV)
But you are to seek the place the  Lord your God will choose from among all your tribes to put his Name there for his dwelling. To that place you must go;
(ESV)
But you shall seek the place that the  Lord your God will choose out of all your tribes to put his name and make his habitation there. There you shall go,

Deut 12:11

(NIV)
Then to the place the  Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name – there you are to bring everything I command you: your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, and all the choice possessions you have vowed to the  Lord.
(ESV)
then to the place that the  Lord your God will choose, to make his name dwell there, there you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution that you present, and all your finest vow offerings that you vow to the  Lord.

Deut 12:14

(NIV)
Offer them only at the place the  Lord will choose in one of your tribes, and there observe everything I command you.

(ESV)
but at the place that the  Lord will choose in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I am commanding you.

Deut 12:18

(NIV)
Instead, you are to eat them in the presence of the  Lord your God at the place the  Lord your God will choose – you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites from your towns – and you are to rejoice before the  Lord your God in everything you put your hand to.
(ESV)
but you shall eat them before the  Lord your God in the place that the  Lord your God will choose, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, and the Levite who is within your towns. And you shall rejoice before the  Lord your God in all that you undertake.

Deut 12:21

(NIV)
If the place where the  Lord your God chooses to put his Name is too far away from you, you may slaughter animals from the herds and flocks the  Lord has given you, as I have commanded you, and in your own towns you may eat as much of them as you want.
(ESV)
If the place that the  Lord your God will choose to put his name there is too far from you, then you may kill any of your herd or your flock, which the  Lord has given you, as I have commanded you, and you may eat within your towns whenever you desire.

Deut 12:26

(NIV)
But take your consecrated things and whatever you have vowed to give, and go to the place the  Lord will choose.
(ESV)
But the holy things that are due from you, and your vow offerings, you shall take, and you shall go to the place that the  Lord will choose,

Deut 14:2

(NIV)
for you are a people holy to the  Lord your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the  Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession.

(ESV)
For you are a people holy to the  Lord your God, and the  Lord has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Deut 14:23

(NIV)
Eat the tithe of your corn, new wine and olive oil, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks in the presence of the  Lord your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name, so that you may learn to revere the  Lord your God always.
(ESV)
And before the  Lord your God, in the place that he will choose, to make his name dwell there, you shall eat the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, that you may learn to fear the  Lord your God always.

Deut 14:24

(NIV)
But if that place is too distant and you have been blessed by the  Lord your God and cannot carry your tithe (because the place where the  Lord will choose to put his Name is so far away),
(ESV)
And if the way is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry the tithe, when the  Lord your God blesses you, because the place is too far from you, which the  Lord your God chooses, to set his name there,

Deut 14:25

(NIV)
then exchange your tithe for silver, and take the silver with you and go to the place the  Lord your God will choose.
(ESV)
then you shall turn it into money and bind up the money in your hand and go to the place that the  Lord your God chooses

Deut 15:20

(NIV)
Each year you and your family are to eat them in the presence of the  Lord your God at the place he will choose.
(ESV)
You shall eat it, you and your household, before the  Lord your God year by year at the place that the  Lord will choose.

Deut 16:2

(NIV)
Sacrifice as the Passover to the  Lord your God an animal from your flock or herd at the place the  Lord will choose as a dwelling for his Name.
(ESV)
And you shall offer the Passover sacrifice to the  Lord your God, from the flock or the herd, at the place that the  Lord will choose, to make his name dwell there.

Deut 16:6

(NIV)
except in the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name. There you must sacrifice the Passover in the evening, when the sun goes down, on the anniversary of your departure from Egypt.
(ESV)
but at the place that the  Lord your God will choose, to make his name dwell in it, there you shall offer the Passover sacrifice, in the evening at sunset, at the time you came out of Egypt.

Deut 16:7

(NIV)
Roast it and eat it at the place the  Lord your God will choose. Then in the morning return to your tents.
(ESV)
And you shall cook it and eat it at the place that the  Lord your God will choose. And in the morning you shall turn and go to your tents.

Deut 16:11

(NIV)
And rejoice before the  Lord your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name – you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, the Levites in your towns, and the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows living among you.
(ESV)
And you shall rejoice before the  Lord your God, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, the Levite who is within your towns, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow who are among you, at the place that the  Lord your God will choose, to make his name dwell there.

Deut 16:15

(NIV)
For seven days celebrate the festival to the  Lord your God at the place the  Lord will choose. For the  Lord your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete.

(ESV)
For seven days you shall keep the feast to the  Lord your God at the place that the  Lord will choose, because the  Lord your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether joyful.

Deut 16:16

(NIV)
Three times a year all your men must appear before the  Lord your God at the place he will choose: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks and the Festival of Tabernacles. No one should appear before the  Lord empty-handed:
(ESV)
Three times a year all your males shall appear before the  Lord your God at the place that he will choose: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Booths. They shall not appear before the  Lord empty-handed.

Deut 17:8

(NIV)
If cases come before your courts that are too difficult for you to judge – whether bloodshed, lawsuits or assaults – take them to the place the  Lord your God will choose.
(ESV)
If any case arises requiring decision between one kind of homicide and another, one kind of legal right and another, or one kind of assault and another, any case within your towns that is too difficult for you, then you shall arise and go up to the place that the  Lord your God will choose.

Deut 17:10

(NIV)
You must act according to the decisions they give you at the place the  Lord will choose. Be careful to do everything they instruct you to do.
(ESV)
Then you shall do according to what they declare to you from that place that the  Lord will choose. And you shall be careful to do according to all that they direct you.

Deut 17:15

(NIV)
be sure to appoint over you a king the  Lord your God chooses. He must be from among your fellow Israelites. Do not place a foreigner over you, one who is not an Israelite.
(ESV)
you may indeed set a king over you whom the  Lord your God will choose. One from among your brothers you shall set as king over you. You may not put a foreigner over you, who is not your brother.

Deut 18:5

(NIV)
for the  Lord your God has chosen them and their descendants out of all your tribes to stand and minister in the  Lord’s name always.

(ESV)
For the  Lord your God has chosen him out of all your tribes to stand and minister in the name of the  Lord, him and his sons for all time.

Deut 18:6

(NIV)
If a Levite moves from one of your towns anywhere in Israel where he is living, and comes in all earnestness to the place the  Lord will choose,
(ESV)
“And if a Levite comes from any of your towns out of all Israel where he lives—and he may come when he desires — to the place that the  Lord will choose,

Deut 21:5

(NIV)
The Levitical priests shall step forward, for the  Lord your God has chosen them to minister and to pronounce blessings in the name of the  Lord and to decide all cases of dispute and assault.
(ESV)
Then the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come forward, for the  Lord your God has chosen them to minister to him and to bless in the name of the  Lord, and by their word every dispute and every assault shall be settled.

Deut 23:16

(NIV)
Let them live among you wherever they like and in whatever town they choose. Do not oppress them.

(ESV)
He shall dwell with you, in your midst, in the place that he shall choose within one of your towns, wherever it suits him. You shall not wrong him.

Deut 26:2

(NIV)
take some of the firstfruits of all that you produce from the soil of the land that the  Lord your God is giving you and put them in a basket. Then go to the place that the  Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name
(ESV)
you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from your land that the  Lord your God is giving you, and you shall put it in a basket, and you shall go to the place that the  Lord your God will choose, to make his name to dwell there.

Deut 30:19

(NIV)
This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live
(ESV)
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,

Deut 31:11

(NIV)
when all Israel comes to appear before the  Lord your God at the place he will choose, you shall read this law before them in their hearing.
(ESV)
when all Israel comes to appear before the  Lord your God at the place that he will choose, you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing.

Josh 8:3

(NIV)
So Joshua and the whole army moved out to attack Ai. He chose thirty thousand of his best fighting men and sent them out at night
(ESV)
So Joshua and all the fighting men arose to go up to Ai. And Joshua chose 30,000 mighty men of valor and sent them out by night.

Josh 9:27

(NIV)
That day he made the Gibeonites woodcutters and water-carriers for the assembly, to provide for the needs of the altar of the  Lord at the place the  Lord would choose. And that is what they are to this day.

(ESV)
But Joshua made them that day cutters of wood and drawers of water for the congregation and for the altar of the  Lord, to this day, in the place that he should choose.

Josh 24:15

(NIV)
But if serving the  Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the  Lord.’

(ESV)
And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the  Lord choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the  Lord.”

Josh 24:22

(NIV)
Then Joshua said, ‘You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen to serve the  Lord.’

‘Yes, we are witnesses,’ they replied.

(ESV)
Then Joshua said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the  Lord, to serve him.” And they said, “We are witnesses.”

Judg 5:8

(NIV)
God chose new leaders
when war came to the city gates,
but not a shield or spear was seen
among forty thousand in Israel.
(ESV)
When new gods were chosen,
then war was in the gates.
Was shield or spear to be seen
among forty thousand in Israel?

Judg 10:14

(NIV)
Go and cry out to the gods you have chosen. Let them save you when you are in trouble!’

(ESV)
Go and cry out to the gods whom you have chosen; let them save you in the time of your distress.”

Judg 20:15

(NIV)
At once the Benjaminites mobilised twenty-six thousand swordsmen from their towns, in addition to seven hundred able young men from those living in Gibeah.
(ESV)
And the people of Benjamin mustered out of their cities on that day 26,000 men who drew the sword, besides the inhabitants of Gibeah, who mustered 700 chosen men.

Judg 20:16

(NIV)
Among all these soldiers there were seven hundred select troops who were left-handed, each of whom could sling a stone at a hair and not miss.

(ESV)
Among all these were 700 chosen men who were left-handed; every one could sling a stone at a hair and not miss.

Judg 20:34

(NIV)
Then ten thousand of Israel’s able young men made a frontal attack on Gibeah. The fighting was so heavy that the Benjaminites did not realise how near disaster was.
(ESV)
And there came against Gibeah 10,000 chosen men out of all Israel, and the battle was hard, but the Benjaminites did not know that disaster was close upon them.

1Sam 2:28

(NIV)
I chose your ancestor out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, to burn incense, and to wear an ephod in my presence. I also gave your ancestor’s family all the food offerings presented by the Israelites.
(ESV)
Did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, to burn incense to wear an ephod before me? I gave to the house of your father all my offerings by fire from the people of Israel.

1Sam 8:18

(NIV)
When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the  Lord will not answer you in that day.’

(ESV)
And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the  Lord will not answer you in that day.”

1Sam 10:24

(NIV)
Samuel said to all the people, ‘Do you see the man the  Lord has chosen? There is no one like him among all the people.’

Then the people shouted, ‘Long live the king!’

(ESV)
And Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see him whom the  Lord has chosen? There is none like him among all the people.” And all the people shouted, “Long live the king!”

1Sam 12:13

(NIV)
Now here is the king you have chosen, the one you asked for; see, the  Lord has set a king over you.
(ESV)
And now behold the king whom you have chosen, for whom you have asked; behold, the  Lord has set a king over you.

1Sam 13:2

(NIV)
Saul chose three thousand men from Israel; two thousand were with him at Michmash and in the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan at Gibeah in Benjamin. The rest of the men he sent back to their homes.

(ESV)
Saul chose three thousand men of Israel. Two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin. The rest of the people he sent home, every man to his tent.

1Sam 16:8

(NIV)
Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, ‘The  Lord has not chosen this one either.’
(ESV)
Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, “Neither has the  Lord chosen this one.”

1Sam 16:9

(NIV)
Jesse then made Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, ‘Nor has the  Lord chosen this one.’
(ESV)
Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the  Lord chosen this one.”

1Sam 16:10

(NIV)
Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, ‘The  Lord has not chosen these.’
(ESV)
And Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, “The  Lord has not chosen these.”

1Sam 17:40

(NIV)
Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.

(ESV)
Then he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the brook and put them in his shepherd’s pouch. His sling was in his hand, and he approached the Philistine.

1Sam 20:30

(NIV)
Saul’s anger flared up at Jonathan and he said to him, ‘You son of a perverse and rebellious woman! Don’t I know that you have sided with the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of the mother who bore you?
(ESV)
Then Saul’s anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him, “You son of a perverse, rebellious woman, do I not know that you have chosen the son of Jesse to your own shame, and to the shame of your mother’s nakedness?
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