Purpose See also Desire; Earth, Purpose of; End; Will Every purpose is established by counsel, Prov. 20:18. a time to every purpose under the heaven, Eccl. 3:1. This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth, Isa. 14:26. they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, Isa. 19:10. every purpose of the Lord shall be performed, Jer. 51:29. Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself, Dan. 1:8. with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord, Acts 11:23. that the purpose of God … might stand, Rom. 9:11. for this same purpose have I raised thee up, Rom. 9:17. as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give, 2 Cor. 9:7. predestinated according to the purpose of him, Eph. 1:11. eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ, Eph. 3:11. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, 1 Jn. 3:8. for the special purpose that there should be an account, 1 Ne. 9:3 (9:5; W of M 1:7; Alma 37:2–19). would have been no purpose in the end of its creation, 2 Ne. 2:12. to bring about his eternal purposes, 2 Ne. 2:15. follow the Son, with full purpose of heart, 2 Ne. 31:13 (Mosiah 7:33; 3 Ne. 10:6; 12:24; 18:32; D&C 17:1; 18:27). for the sole purpose to get gain, Alma 11:20. for this very purpose are these plates preserved, D&C 3:19. His purposes fail not, D&C 76:3. For mine own purpose have I made these things, Moses 1:31. I have purposed to take thee away, Abr. 2:6. See also D&C 101:33.