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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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WHEREFORE, adverb [where and for.]

1. For which reason.

WHEREFORE by their fruits ye shall know them. Matthew 7:20.

2. Why; for what reason.

WHEREFORE didst thou doubt? Matthew 14:31.