Frequent question: What may God mean?

What is the meaning of May God?

May God bless you = I pray that God will bless you. God may bless you = It’s possible that God will bless you.

What is the difference between May God bless you and God bless you?

Instead of “God bless you”, which can be considered a command (and saying God’s name in vain, ala acting like you are able to make God do anything), “May God bless you” is more of a request for God to bless them.

Can we use may God bless you?

Complete answer:

The given sentence is an exclamatory sentence and generally the modal verb “may” is used in the case of wishing someone or hoping something for someone. … So while “God bless you” is very good English, “may God bless you” makes it clearer that a wish is being conveyed.

Why do we say may God bless you?

Part of his command was that anyone sneezing be blessed immediately (“God bless you”), since sneezing was often the first sign that someone was falling ill with the plague.” By CE 750, it became customary to say “God bless you” as a response to one sneezing.

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Is it correct to say may God bless you?

Yes, it is perfectly correct. “God bless both of you” is equally correct but not “better”.

What does May God be with you mean?

GBWY means “God Be With You.” It is typically used at the end of conversation as a farewell blessing. In real life (IRL), it is often expanded to “God be with you today and always” or “God be with you until we meet again.” (NB: The latter was popularized by the hymn of the same name written by Jeremiah Rankin in 1880.)

What is the best reply of God bless you?

After you hear someone say “God bless you” you could reply “You too” or “Peace be with you”. These are some respectful and loving replies to say to someone. I used to go to church, and some people say “God bless you” to each other and their friends after the end of the mass.

How do you use may for a blessing?

How to Express Good Wishes Using MAY?

  1. May you have a prosperous New Year.
  2. May you both be very happy.
  3. May he rest in peace.
  4. May the sun shine wherever you go.
  5. May countless blessings come your way.
  6. May your birthday bring you everything you wish for.

What does you may mean?

modal verb. You use may when you are giving permission to someone to do something, or when asking for permission. [formal]

Can we say may God bless you to elders?

Originally Answered: Can a younger person say, “God bless you” to elders? Absolutely. Not only can a younger person say “God bless you” to elders but, they SHOULD say it. And not only to elders, but to siblings, classmates, team mates, etc.

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How do you say God bless you in a different way?

Different Ways to Say “Bless You!”