Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

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Bible References

I proclaimed

Judges 20:26
Then all the sons of Israel, and all the people, went up, and came to Bethel, and wept, and sat there before LORD, and fasted that day until evening, and they offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before LORD.
1 Samuel 7:6
And they gathered together to Mizpah, and drew water, and poured it out before LORD, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against LORD. And Samuel judged the sons of Israel in Mizpah.
2 Chronicles 20:3
And Jehoshaphat was afraid, and set himself to seek for LORD. And he proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
Joel 1:14
Sanctify a fast. Call a solemn assembly. Gather the old men [and] all the inhabitants of the land to the house of LORD your God, and cry to LORD.
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.
Jonah 3:5
And the people of Nineveh believed God, and they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.

Afflict ourselves

Leviticus 16:29
And it shall be a statute forever to you. In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and shall do no manner of work, the home-born, or the stranger who sojourns among you.
Leviticus 23:29
For whatever soul it be who shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from his people.
Isaiah 58:3
Why have we fasted, [they say], and thou see not? We have afflicted our soul, and thou take no knowledge. Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact from all your laborers.
Jeremiah 31:8
Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the outermost parts of the earth, [and] with them the blind man and the lame man, the woman with child, and she who travails with child together. They shall ret
Jeremiah 50:4
In those days, and in that time, says LORD, the sons of Israel shall come, they and the sons of Judah together. They shall go on their way weeping, and shall seek LORD their God.

To seek

Psalm 5:8
Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of my enemies. Make thy way straight before my face.
Psalm 107:2
Let the redeemed of LORD say [so], whom he has redeemed from the hand of the adversary,
Psalm 143:8
Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning, for in thee do I trust. Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to thee.
Proverbs 3:6
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he will direct thy paths.
Isaiah 30:21
And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
Isaiah 35:8
And a highway shall be there, and a way. And it shall be called The way of holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, but is shall be for [the redeemed], the wayfaring men. Yea fools shall not err [in it].
Isaiah 42:16
And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not. I will lead them in paths that they know not. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do, and I will not forsake them.
Isaiah 49:10
They shall not hunger nor thirst, neither shall the heat nor sun smite them. For he who has mercy on them will lead them. He will guide them even by springs of water.
Jeremiah 10:23
O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself. It is not in man who walks to direct his steps.

For our little ones

Numbers 14:3
And why does LORD bring us to this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will be a prey. Were it not better for us to return into Egypt?
Psalm 8:2
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou have {perfected praise (LXX/NT)}, because of thine adversaries, that thou might still the enemy and the avenger.
Mark 10:13
And they brought children to him, so that he would touch them. And the disciples rebuked those who were bringing them.
Acts 2:39
For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all those in afar, as many as Lord our God may call.

General references

Jeremiah 42:3
that LORD thy God may show us the way in which we should walk, and the thing that we should do.