Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

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Bible References


Deuteronomy 30:2
and shall return to LORD thy God, and shall obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy sons, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,
1 Kings 8:48
if they return to thee with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies who carried them captive, and pray to thee toward their land, which thou gave to their fathers, the city which thou have chosen, and t
Isaiah 55:7
Let the wicked man forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts. And let him return to LORD, and he will have mercy upon him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Hosea 6:1
Come, and let us return to LORD, for he has torn, and he will heal us. He has smitten, and he will bind us up.
Hosea 14:1
O Israel, return to LORD thy God, for thou have fallen by thine iniquity.
Joel 2:12
Yet even now, says LORD, turn ye to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.


Deuteronomy 30:6
And LORD thy God will circumcise thy heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, that thou may live.
1 Chronicles 22:19
Now set your heart and your soul to seek after LORD your God. Arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the
1 Chronicles 28:9
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind, for LORD searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts. If thou seek him, he will be
2 Chronicles 30:19
who sets his heart to seek God, LORD, the God of his fathers, though [he be] not according to the purification of the sanctuary.
Job 11:13
If thou set thy heart aright, and stretch out thy hands toward him,
Proverbs 16:1
The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from LORD.
Ezekiel 18:31
Cast away from you all your transgressions, by which ye have transgressed, and make you a new heart and a new spirit. For why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Matthew 15:8
This people comes near me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips, but their heart is far distant from me.
John 4:24
God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

Serve him

Deuteronomy 6:13
Thou shall fear LORD thy God, and him thou shall serve, and shall swear by his name.
Deuteronomy 10:20
Thou shall fear LORD thy God. Him thou shall serve, and to him thou shall cling, and by his name thou shall swear.
Deuteronomy 13:4
Ye shall walk after LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cling to him.
Matthew 4:10
Then Jesus says to him, Get thee behind me, Satan, for it is written, Thou shall worship Lord thy God, and him only thou shall serve.
Matthew 6:24
No man can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or he will hold to one, and disparage the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Luke 4:8
And having answered, Jesus said to him, Go thee behind me, Satan. It is written, Thou shall worship Lord thy God, and him only shall thou serve.

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Ecclesiastes 9:17
The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the cry of him who rules among fools.