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Genesis 27:36-40

Then he said, "Isn't his name rightly called Jacob?" Esau asked. "He has circumvented me this second time. First, he took away my birthright, and now, look how he also stole my blessing." Then he added, "Haven't you reserved a blessing for me?" In response, Isaac told Esau, "Look! I've predicted that he's going to become your master, and I've assigned all his brothers to be his servants. What then can I do for you, my son?" Then Esau implored his father, "Don't you have even one blessing for me, my father? Bless me, even me too, my father!" Then Esau lifted his voice and wept bitterly.read more.
At this, his father Isaac replied to him, "Look! Away from the fertile land will be your dwellings; away from the dew of the skies above. By your sword you'll live; but you'll serve your brother. But when you've become restless, you'll break off his yoke from your neck."

2 Samuel 17:20

When Absalom's servants approached the woman of the house, they asked her, "Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?" "They've already crossed the brook," the woman answered. So Absalom's servants went away in search of Jonathan and Ahimaaz, but they couldn't find them, so they returned to Jerusalem.

Romans 10:20

And Isaiah boldly says, "I was found by those who were not looking for me; I was revealed to those who were not asking for me."

Isaiah 65:1

"I let myself be sought by those who didn't ask for me; I let myself be found by those who didn't seek me. I said, "Here I am! Here I am!' to a nation that didn't call on my name.

Romans 9:30-31

What can we say, then? Gentiles, who were not pursuing righteousness, have attained righteousness, a righteousness that comes through faith. But Israel, who pursued righteousness based on the Law, did not achieve the Law.

Deuteronomy 4:29

If from there you will seek the LORD your God, then you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and soul.

Matthew 7:7-8

"Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you. Because everyone who keeps asking will receive, and the person who keeps searching will find, and the person who keeps knocking will have the door opened.

Luke 11:9-10

So I say to you: Keep asking, and it will be given you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you, because everyone who keeps asking will receive, and the person who keeps searching will find, and the person who keeps knocking will have the door opened.

Jeremiah 29:13-14

You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. I'll be found by you,' declares the LORD, "and I'll restore your security and gather you from all the nations and all the places to which I've driven you,' declares the LORD. "I'll bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.'

Matthew 13:44

"The kingdom from heaven is like treasure hidden in a field that a man found and hid. In his excitement he went and sold everything he had and bought that field."

Matthew 13:45-46

"Again, the kingdom from heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he found a very valuable pearl, he went and sold everything he had and bought it."

Matthew 2:9-11

After listening to the king, they set out, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were ecstatic with joy. After they went into the house and saw the child with his mother Mary, they fell down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasure sacks and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Luke 2:10-12

Then the angel told them, "Stop being afraid! Listen! I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people. Today your Savior, the Lord Messiah, was born in the City of David. And this will be a sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a feeding trough."

John 1:41

The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and say to him, "We have found the Anointed One!" (which is translated "Messiah").

Mark 1:36

Simon and his companions searched frantically for him.

John 1:45

Philip found Nathaniel and told him, "We have found the man about whom Moses in the Law and the Prophets wrote Jesus, the son of Joseph, from Nazareth."

John 20:20

After saying this, he showed them his hands and his side, and when they saw the Lord, the disciples were overjoyed.

Matthew 28:1-9

After the Sabbaths, around dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to take a look at the burial site. Suddenly, there was a powerful earthquake, because an angel of the Lord had come down from heaven, approached the stone, rolled it away, and was sitting on top of it. His appearance was bright as lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. read more.
Trembling from fear, even the guards themselves became catatonic. Responding to the women, the angel said, "Stop being frightened! I know you're looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here. He has been raised, just as he said. Come and see the place where he was lying. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead. He is going ahead of you into Galilee, and you will see him there. Remember, I have told you!" So they quickly left the tomb, terrified but also ecstatic, and ran to tell Jesus' disciples. Suddenly, Jesus met them and said, "Greetings!" They went up to him, took hold of his feet, and worshipped him.

Luke 24:40-43

After he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. Even though they were still skeptical due to their joy and astonishment, Jesus asked them, "Do you have anything here to eat?" They gave him a piece of broiled fish, read more.
and he took it and ate it in their presence.

John 8:31-32

So Jesus told those Jews who had believed in him, "If you continue in my word, you are really my disciples. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Psalm 25:4-5

Cause me to understand your ways, LORD; teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me; for you are the God who delivers me. All day long I have waited for you.

1 Timothy 2:3-4

This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to know the truth fully.

Psalm 36:7

How precious is your gracious love, God! The children of men take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Matthew 11:28-29

"Come to me, all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens, and I will give you rest. Place my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest for your souls,

1 Samuel 18:14

David was successful in all that he did, for the LORD was with him.

Genesis 39:23

The prison warden did not have to worry about anything under Joseph's care, because the LORD was with him. That's why Joseph prospered in everything he did.

Matthew 7:13-14

"Go in through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to destruction, and many people are entering by it. How narrow is the gate and how constricted is the road that leads to life, and there aren't many people who find it!"

Luke 15:3-7

So he told them this parable: "Suppose one of you has 100 sheep and loses one of them. He leaves the 99 in the wilderness and looks for the one that is lost until he finds it, doesn't he? When he finds it, he puts it on his shoulders and rejoices. read more.
Then he goes home, calls his friends and neighbors together, and says to them, "Rejoice with me, because I've found my lost sheep!' In the same way, I tell you that there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous people who don't need to repent."

Luke 15:8-32

"Or suppose a woman has ten coins and loses one of them. She lights a lamp, sweeps the house, and searches carefully until she finds it, doesn't she? When she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, "Rejoice with me, because I have found the coin that I lost!' In the same way, I tell you that there is joy in the presence of God's angels over one sinner who repents."read more.
Then Jesus said, "A man had two sons. The younger one told his father, "Father, give me my share of the estate.' So the father divided his property between them. A few days later, the younger son gathered everything he owned and traveled to a distant country. There he wasted it all on wild living. After he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need. So he went out to work for one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. No one would give him anything, even though he would gladly have filled himself with the husks the pigs were eating. "Then he came to his senses and said, "How many of my father's hired men have more food than they can eat, and here I am starving to death! I will get up, go to my father, and say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and you. I don't deserve to be called your son anymore. Treat me like one of your hired men."' "So he got up and went to his father. While he was still far away, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, threw his arms around him, and kissed him affectionately. Then his son told him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and you. I don't deserve to be called your son anymore.' But the father told his servants, "Hurry! Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let's eat and celebrate! Because my son was dead and has come back to life. He was lost and has been found.' And they began to celebrate. "Now the father's older son was in the field. As he was coming back to the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called to one of the servants and asked what was happening. The servant told him, "Your brother has come home, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he got him back safely.' "Then the older son became angry and wouldn't go into the house. So his father came out and began to plead with him. But he answered his father, "Listen! All these years I've worked like a slave for you. I've never disobeyed a command of yours. Yet you've never given me so much as a young goat for a festival so I could celebrate with my friends. But this son of yours spent your money on prostitutes, and when he came back, you killed the fattened calf for him!' "His father told him, "My child, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come back to life. He was lost and has been found.'"

Deuteronomy 14:21

"You must not eat any carcass. But you may give it to the alien in your cities so he may eat it or sell it to a foreigner, for you are a holy people to the LORD your God. "You must not cook a young goat in its mother's milk."

Matthew 17:24-27

When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax came up to Peter and asked, "Your teacher pays the temple tax, doesn't he?" He answered, "Yes." When Peter went home, Jesus spoke to him first and asked him, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings on the earth collect tolls or tributes? From their own subjects, or from foreigners?" "From foreigners," he replied.read more.
So Jesus told him, "In that case, the subjects are exempt. However, so that we don't offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, open its mouth, and you will find a coin. Take it and give it to them for me and you."

Genesis 41:38

so Pharaoh asked his servants, "Can we find anyone else like this someone in whom the Spirit of God lives?

Acts 19:1

It was while Apollos was in Corinth that Paul passed through the inland districts and came to Ephesus. He found a few disciples there

2 Timothy 1:16-17

May the Lord grant mercy to the family of Onesiphorus, for he often took care of me and was not ashamed that I was a prisoner. Instead, when he arrived in Rome he searched diligently for me and found me.

Genesis 24:1-4

Now Abraham had grown old, was well advanced in age, and the LORD had blessed Abraham in every way. So Abraham instructed his servant, who was the oldest member of his household and in charge of everything he owned, "Make this solemn oath to me as a promise to the LORD, the God of heaven and earth, that you won't acquire a wife for my son from the Canaanite women among whom I'm living. read more.
Instead, you are to go to my country and to my family and acquire a wife for my son Isaac."

Proverbs 24:14

Keep in mind that wisdom is like that for your soul; if you find it, there will be a future for you, and what you hope for won't be cut short.

Numbers 9:8

"Wait while I hear what the LORD has to say about you," Moses replied.

Numbers 32:23

"But if you won't do so, look out! You will be sinning against the LORD. Be certain of this, that your sin will catch up to you!

2 Samuel 12:1-14

Nathan approached David and said, "There are two men in the city. One is rich and one is poor. The rich man has many flocks and herds, but the poor man had nothing except for one little ewe lamb that he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It used to share his food and drink from his own cup. It even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him. A traveler arrived to visit the rich man. Because he was unwilling to take an animal from one of his own flocks or herds to prepare for the guest who had come to visit him, he took the poor man's lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to visit him."read more.
David flew into a rage at the man and told Nathan, "As the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die! He will restore the lamb four times its value, because he did this thing, and because he did it without compassion." But Nathan replied to David, "You are the man! This is what the LORD God of Israel says: ""I anointed you king and you became king over Israel. ""I delivered you from Saul's control. ""I gave you your former master's household. ""I placed your former master's wives right in your arms. ""I gave you Israel and Judah. ""And if this had been too little, I would have added much more than that to you! ""Why did you despise what the LORD has promised by doing what is detestable in his sight? ""You struck down Uriah the Hittite with a battle sword. ""You took his wife to be your own. ""You killed him with the sword of the Ammonite army. ""Therefore the sword will never leave your household, because you have despised me by taking the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.' "This is what the LORD says: ""Listen very carefully! ""I'm raising up evil against you right out of your own household. ""I'm going to take your wives away from you right before your eyes. ""Then I'll give them to your neighbor. ""And then he's going to have sex with your wives in broad daylight! ""What you did in secret I'm going to do right in front of all Israel and in broad daylight as well!'" At this point, David told Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD." Nathan responded to David, "There's one other thing: the LORD has forgiven your sin. You won't die. Nevertheless, because you have despised the LORD's enemies with utter contempt, the son born to you will most certainly die."

Acts 5:1-11

But then a man named Ananias, with the consent of his wife Sapphira, sold some property. With his wife's full knowledge, he kept back some of the money for himself and brought the remainder and laid it at the apostles' feet. Peter asked, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart so that you should lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back some of the money you got for the land? read more.
As long as it remained unsold, wasn't it your own? And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal? So how could you have thought of doing what you did? You didn't lie only to men, but also to God!" When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and died. And great fear seized everyone who heard about it. The young men got up, wrapped him up, carried him outside, and buried him. After an interval of about three hours, Ananias' wife came in, not knowing what had happened. So Peter asked her, "Tell me, did you sell the land for that price?" She answered, "Yes, that was the price." "How could you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord?" Peter asked her. "Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and these men will carry you outside as well." She instantly fell down at Peter's feet and died. When the young men came in, they found her dead. So they carried her out and buried her next to her husband. And great fear seized the whole church and everyone else who heard about this.

From Thematic Bible


Finding » Who shall find the lord

Proverbs 2:1-5

My son, if you accept my words, and treasure my instructions making your ear attentive to wisdom, and turning your heart to understanding if, indeed, you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, read more.
if you seek it like silver and search for it like hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and learn to know God.

Deuteronomy 4:29

If from there you will seek the LORD your God, then you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and soul.

Jeremiah 29:10-14

"For this is what the LORD says: "When Babylon's seventy years are completed, I'll take note of you and will fulfill my good promises to you by bringing you back to this place. For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, "plans for well-being, and not for calamity, in order to give you a future and a hope. When you call out to me and come and pray to me, I'll hear you. read more.
You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. I'll be found by you,' declares the LORD, "and I'll restore your security and gather you from all the nations and all the places to which I've driven you,' declares the LORD. "I'll bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.'

More verses: Luke 11:9-10

Finding » Who shall find life

Matthew 16:24-25

Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone wants to follow me, he must deny himself, pick up his cross, and follow me continuously. Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it,

Proverbs 8:32-35

"So listen to me, children! Blessed are those who obey me. Listen to instruction and be wise. Don't ignore it. Blessed is the person who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorways read more.
because those who find me find life and gain favor from the LORD.

Matthew 10:38-39

The one who doesn't take up his cross and follow me isn't worthy of me. The one who finds his life will lose it, and the one who loses his life because of me will find it."

Finding » Who finds

Luke 11:9-10

So I say to you: Keep asking, and it will be given you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you, because everyone who keeps asking will receive, and the person who keeps searching will find, and the person who keeps knocking will have the door opened.

Matthew 7:7-8

"Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you. Because everyone who keeps asking will receive, and the person who keeps searching will find, and the person who keeps knocking will have the door opened.

Finding » Those that find wisdom

Proverbs 8:32-35

"So listen to me, children! Blessed are those who obey me. Listen to instruction and be wise. Don't ignore it. Blessed is the person who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorways read more.
because those who find me find life and gain favor from the LORD.

Finding » Who shall find good

Proverbs 16:20

Whoever listens to a word of instruction prospers, and anyone who trusts in the LORD is blessed.

Proverbs 19:8

Whoever obtains wisdom loves himself, and whoever treasures understanding will prosper.

Finding » Who shall not find wisdom

Proverbs 1:20-30

Wisdom cries out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares. She calls out at the busiest part of the noisy streets, and at the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words: "You naive ones, how long will you love naivety And how long will scoffers delight in scoffing or fools hate knowledge?" read more.
Return to my correction! Look, I will pour out my spirit on you, and I will make my words known to you. "Because I called out to you and you refused to respond I appealed, but no one paid attention because you neglected all my advice and did not want my correction, I will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when what you fear comes, when what you dread comes like a storm, and your calamity comes on like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. "Then they will call out to me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. "Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD; they did not want my advice, and they rejected all my correction.

Finding » Who shall find wisdom

Proverbs 8:12-17

"I, wisdom, am related to prudence. I know how to be discreet. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. Pride, arrogance, an evil lifestyle, and perverted speech I despise. Counsel belongs to me, along with sound judgment. I am understanding. Power belongs to me. read more.
Kings reign by me, and rulers dispense justice through me. By me leaders rule, as do noble officials and all who govern justly. I love those who love me, and those who seek me will find me.

Finding » Who does not find wisdom

Topics on Finding

Finding Fault With Jesus

42;6;7

The scribes and the Pharisees were watching Jesus closely to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, in order to find a way of accusing him of doing something wrong.

Finding God

5;4;29

If from there you will seek the LORD your God, then you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and soul.

Finding Love

20;8;17

I love those who love me, and those who seek me will find me.

Finding People

1;16;7

The angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the desert on the road to Shur.

Finding Things

40;7;7

"Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you.

Not Finding

1;2;20

The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds that fly, and to each of earth's animals, but there was not found a strength corresponding to him,

Seeking But Not Finding People

22;3;1

Night after night on my bed, I sought the one I love; I sought him, but didn't find him.

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