374 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.

Gen 22:1

(NIV)
Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, ‘Abraham!’

‘Here I am,’ he replied.

(ESV)
After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”

Gen 42:15

(NIV)
And this is how you will be tested: as surely as Pharaoh lives, you will not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here.
(ESV)
By this you shall be tested: by the life of Pharaoh, you shall not go from this place unless your youngest brother comes here.

Gen 42:16

(NIV)
Send one of your number to get your brother; the rest of you will be kept in prison, so that your words may be tested to see if you are telling the truth. If you are not, then as surely as Pharaoh lives, you are spies!’
(ESV)
Send one of you, and let him bring your brother, while you remain confined, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you. Or else, by the life of Pharaoh, surely you are spies.”

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 15:25

(NIV)
Then Moses cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to drink.

There the Lord issued a ruling and instruction for them and put them to the test.
(ESV)
And he cried to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a log, and he threw it into the water, and the water became sweet.

There the Lord made for them a statute and a rule, and there he tested them,

Exod 16:4

(NIV)
Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.
(ESV)
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not.

Exod 17:2

(NIV)
So they quarrelled with Moses and said, ‘Give us water to drink.’

Moses replied, ‘Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the Lord to the test?’

(ESV)
Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the Lord?”

Exod 17:7

(NIV)
And he called the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites quarrelled and because they tested the Lord saying, ‘Is the Lord among us or not?’

(ESV)
And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the quarreling of the people of Israel, and because they tested the Lord by saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”

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.

Exod 20:20

(NIV)
Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.’

(ESV)
Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin.”

Num 14:22

(NIV)
not one of those who saw my glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times –
(ESV)
none of the men who have seen my glory and my signs that I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and yet have put me to the test these ten times and have not obeyed my voice,

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.”

Deut 4:34

(NIV)
Has any god ever tried to take for himself one nation out of another nation, by testings, by signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, or by great and awesome deeds, like all the things the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes?

(ESV)
Or has any god ever attempted to go and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, and by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great deeds of terror, all of which the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?

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 6:16

(NIV)
Do not put the Lord your God to the test as you did at Massah.
(ESV)
“You shall not put the Lord your God to the test, as you tested him at Massah.

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 8:2

(NIV)
Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.
(ESV)
And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.

Deut 8:16

(NIV)
He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, something your ancestors had never known, to humble and test you so that in the end it might go well with you.
(ESV)
who fed you in the wilderness with manna that your fathers did not know, that he might humble you and test you, to do you good in the end.

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 13:3

(NIV)
you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.
(ESV)
you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the Lord your God is testing you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deut 13:14

(NIV)
then you must enquire, probe and investigate it thoroughly. And if it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done among you,
(ESV)
then you shall inquire and make search and ask diligently. And behold, if it be true and certain that such an abomination has been done among you,

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 28:56

(NIV)
The most gentle and sensitive woman among you – so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot – will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter
(ESV)
The most tender and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because she is so delicate and tender, will begrudge to the husband she embraces, to her son and to her daughter,

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.

Deut 33:8

(NIV)
About Levi he said:

‘Your Thummim and Urim belong
to your faithful servant.
You tested him at Massah;
you contended with him at the waters of Meribah.
(ESV)
And of Levi he said,

“Give to Levi your Thummim,
and your Urim to your godly one,
whom you tested at Massah,
with whom you quarreled at the waters of Meribah;

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.”
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