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- auxiliary v. Archaic Second person singular present tense of may1.
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- v. Second-person singular simple present form of may.
- v. Alternative spelling of mayst.
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That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
“Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury.”
For if ‘Thou mayest’ — it is also true that ‘Thou mayest not.’
But the Hebrew word, the word timshel — ‘Thou mayest’ — that gives a choice.
How many things are necessary for thee to know, that thou, enjoying this comfort, mayest live and die happily?
In the late 1940s, Roberts claimed his Bible flipped open to the Third Epistle of John, verse 2: Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health.
(3 JOHN: 2) Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in (HEALTH), even as thy soul prospereth.
Hab 2: 15 Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!
I will see that the five villages be searched for thy choice of all maidens, that thou mayest stay here by thy brother, and dwell in comfort.
And this, finally, that thou mayest henceforth walk softly and with understanding!
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