|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) The quality of being needed, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite; inevitableness; indispensableness.
2. (n.) The condition of being needy or necessitous; pressing need; indigence; want.
3. (n.) That which is necessary; a necessary; a requisite; something indispensable; -- often in the plural.
4. (n.) That which makes an act or an event unavoidable; irresistible force; overruling power; compulsion, physical or moral; fate; fatality.
5. (n.) The negation of freedom in voluntary action; the subjection of all phenomena, whether material or spiritual, to inevitable causation.
Necessity (22 Occurrences)
Matthew 18:7 Wo to the world from the stumbling-blocks! for there is a necessity for the stumbling-blocks to come, but wo to that man through whom the stumbling-block doth come! (YLT)
Mark 2:25 "Have you never read," Jesus replied, "what David did when the necessity arose and he and his men were hungry: (WEY)
Luke 14:18 "But they all without exception began to excuse themselves. The first told him, "'I have purchased a piece of land, and must of necessity go and look at it. Pray hold me excused.' (WEY)
Luke 23:17 (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.) (KJV DBY)
Luke 24:26 Was there not a necessity for the Christ thus to suffer, and then enter into His glory?" (WEY)
Acts 6:3 look out, therefore, brethren, seven men of you who are well testified of, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may set over this necessity, (YLT)
Acts 20:21 and urging upon both Jews and Greeks the necessity of turning to God and of believing in Jesus our Lord. (WEY)
Romans 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. (KJV WBS)
1 Corinthians 7:26 I think then that this is good, on account of the present necessity, that it is good for a man to remain so as he is. (DBY YLT)
1 Corinthians 7:37 But he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has power over his own heart, to keep his own virgin, does well. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)
1 Corinthians 9:16 For if I preach the Good News, I have nothing to boast about; for necessity is laid on me; but woe is to me, if I don't preach the Good News. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must of necessity be differences of opinion among you, in order that it may be plainly seen who are the men of sterling worth among you. (WEY)
2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. (KJV ASV DBY YLT)
Philippians 4:16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. (KJV WBS)
1 Thessalonians 3:7 because of this we were comforted, brethren, over you, in all our tribulation and necessity, through your faith, (YLT)
Philemon 1:14 But I was willing to do nothing without your consent, that your goodness would not be as of necessity, but of free will. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Hebrews 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is of necessity a change made also in the law. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Hebrews 7:27 who, unlike other High Priests, is not under the necessity of offering up sacrifices day after day, first for His own sins, and afterwards for those of the people; for this latter thing He did once for all when He offered up Himself. (WEY YLT)
Hebrews 8:3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. (KJV WBS)
Hebrews 9:16 For where a last will and testament is, there must of necessity be the death of him who made it. (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS)
1 Peter 5:2 shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising oversight, not by necessity, but willingly; not for base gain, but readily; (DBY)
Jude 1:3 Beloved, all diligence using to write to you concerning the common salvation, I had necessity to write to you, exhorting to agonize for the faith once delivered to the saints, (YLT NAS)