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Acts 17:27

that they should seek the Lord, if in any manner they might reach out to touch him and find him though he is not far from each one of us;

1 Chronicles 22:19

Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built unto the name of the LORD.

Psalm 14:2

The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any that did understand and seek God.

Acts 15:16-17

After this I will return and will restore the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will repair its ruins, and I will set it up again, that the men that are left might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who does all these things.

Amos 9:11-12

In that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen and close up its breaches; and I will raise up its ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old: that those who are called by my name may possess the remnant of Edom and all the Gentiles, said the LORD that does this.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Hosea 10:12

Sow yourselves unto righteousness, reap yourselves unto mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is the time to seek the LORD until he comes and teaches you righteousness.

Amos 5:4-6

But thus hath the LORD said unto the house of Israel, Seek me, and ye shall live: but do not seek Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and do not pass to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought. Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph and devour it, and there be no one to quench it in Bethel.

Jeremiah 50:4

In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the sons of Israel shall come, they and the sons of Judah together, going and weeping they shall go and seek the LORD their God.

Hosea 3:4-5

For the sons of Israel shall abide many days without king and without Lord and without sacrifice and without image, and without ephod and without teraphim; afterward the sons of Israel shall return, and they shall seek the LORD their God and David their king; and they shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the end of the days.

Hosea 5:13-15

And Ephraim shall see his sickness and Judah his wound; then Ephraim shall go to the Assyrian and shall send to King Jareb; yet he shall not be able to heal you, nor cure you of your wound. For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion and as a young lion to the house of Judah; I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and there shall be no one left to escape. I will go and return to my place until they acknowledge their guilt and seek my face; in their affliction they will seek me early.

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek ye the LORD, all ye humble of the earth, who have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek humility: it may be ye shall be kept in the day of the LORD's anger.

Zechariah 8:20-23

Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said, It shall yet come to pass that there shall come people and the inhabitants of many cities and the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go to pray before the LORD and to seek the LORD of the hosts. And the other will respond: I will go also. And many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of the hosts in Jerusalem and to pray before the LORD.read more.
Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said, In those days it shall come to pass that ten men of all the languages of the Gentiles shall take hold of the robe of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.

Deuteronomy 4:29-31

But if from there, thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. When thou art in trouble and all these things are come upon thee, if in the latter days thou shalt turn to the LORD thy God and shalt hear his voice (for the LORD thy God is a merciful God), he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he swore unto them.

2 Chronicles 15:1-2

And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah, the son of Oded; and he went out to meet Asa and said unto him, Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: The LORD is with you, while ye are with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.

Isaiah 45:19

I have not spoken in secret in a dark place of the earth. Not without substance did I say unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me; I am the LORD who speaks righteousness, who declares things that are right.

Jeremiah 29:11-14

For I know the thoughts that I think concerning you, said the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you the end that you wait for. Then ye shall call upon me, and ye shall walk in my ways and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, for ye shall seek me with all your heart.read more.
And I will be found of you, said the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the Gentiles and from all the places where I have driven you, said the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place from where I caused you to be carried away captive.

Matthew 7:7-8

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you; for every one that asks receives, and he that seeks finds, and to him that knocks it shall be opened.

Luke 11:9-10

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.

Luke 16:19-31

There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day; and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.read more.
And it came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom; the rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime didst receive thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted here, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who would pass from here to you cannot; neither can they pass from there to us. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou would send him to my father's house, for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham said unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, No, father Abraham; but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, even though one rose from the dead.

2 Chronicles 11:16

And from after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.

Deuteronomy 4:27-29

And the LORD shall scatter you among the peoples, and ye shall be left few in number among the Gentiles, unto whom the LORD shall take you. And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. But if from there, thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

1 Chronicles 22:17-19

David, likewise, commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon, his son, saying, Is not the LORD your God with you who has given you rest on every side? For he has given the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land is subdued before the LORD and before his people. Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built unto the name of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 15:12-15

And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul; that whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. And they swore unto the LORD with a loud voice, and with shouting and with trumpets and with shofar.read more.
And all those of Judah rejoiced at the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them; and the LORD gave them rest round about.

Luke 12:31

But rather seek ye the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 13:44-46

Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto treasure hid in the field, which when found, a man hides it and, for the joy thereof, goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

2 Kings 22:11-20

And when the king heard the words of the book of the law, he rent his clothes. And the king commanded Hilkiah, the priest, and Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, and Achbor, the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan, the scribe, and Asahiah, a slave of the king's, saying, Go and enquire of the LORD for me and for the people and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found, for great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.read more.
So Hilkiah, the priest, and Ahikam and Achbor and Shaphan and Asahiah went unto Huldah, the prophetess, the wife of Shallum, the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe, who dwelt in Jerusalem in the house of doctrine; and they spoke with her. And she said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place and upon its inhabitants, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah has read, because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore, my wrath is kindled against this place and shall not be quenched. But to the king of Judah who sent you to enquire of the LORD, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Because thou didst hear the words of the book, and thy heart became tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD when thou didst hear what I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants, that they should become desolate and cursed, and hast rent thy clothes and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD. Behold, therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace, and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.

2 Chronicles 14:2-7

And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God, for he took away the altars of the strange gods and the high places and broke down the images and cut down the groves and commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and they fulfilled the law and the commandments.read more.
Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images, and the kingdom had rest before him. And he built fenced cities in Judah, for the land had rest, and he had no war in those years because the LORD had given him rest. Therefore, he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities and make about them walls and towers, gates, and bars, now that the land is ours; because we have sought the LORD our God, we have sought him, and he has given us rest on every side. So they built and were prospered.

2 Chronicles 17:3-6

And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the first ways of his father David and sought not unto the Baalim but sought the LORD God of his father and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel. Therefore, the LORD confirmed the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought Jehoshaphat presents, and he had riches and glory in abundance.read more.
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD, and he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.

2 Chronicles 20:1-4

It came to pass after this also that the sons of Moab and the sons of Ammon and with them others besides the Ammonites came against Jehoshaphat to battle. Then some came and told Jehoshaphat, saying, There comes a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea, and from Syria; and, behold, they are in Hazazontamar, which is Engedi. Then Jehoshaphat feared and set himself to seek the LORD and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.read more.
And Judah gathered themselves together, to consult the LORD; and out of all the cities of Judah they came to consult the LORD.

Ezra 8:21-23

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. For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to defend us against the enemy in the way because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all those that seek him for good; but his power and his wrath is against all those that forsake him. So we fasted and besought our God for this, and he was intreated of us.

Psalm 27:4-8

One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life to behold the beauty of the LORD and to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his tabernacle; in the secret of his tent shall he hide me; he shall set me high upon a rock. And now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies round about me; therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in his tabernacle; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.read more.
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me and answer me. My heart has spoken unto me from thee, Seek my face. Thy face, O LORD, will I seek.

Daniel 9:2-3

in the first year of his reign, I Daniel saw diligently in the books the number of the years, of which the LORD spoke unto Jeremiah the prophet, which would conclude the desolation of Jerusalem in seventy years. And I turned my face unto the Lord God, seeking him in prayer and supplication, in fasting and sackcloth, and ashes:

Acts 13:1-3

Now there were in the congregation that was at Antioch prophets and teachers: Barnabas and Simeon that was called Niger and Lucius of Cyrene and Manaen, who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work unto which I have called them. And when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they released them.

Psalm 69:32

The humble shall see this and be glad; seek God and thy heart shall live.

Romans 2:7-8

to those who persevered in well doing, glory and honour and incorruption, to those who seek eternal life; but unto those that are contentious and do not obey the truth, but are persuaded by unrighteousness, indignation and wrath.

2 Chronicles 30:18-20

For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, and they ate the passover not as it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good LORD pardon each one that has prepared his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, even though he is not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary. And the LORD hearkened to Hezekiah and healed the people.

Jeremiah 26:17-19

Then certain of the elders of the land rose up and spoke to all the congregation of the people, saying, Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah and spoke to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said; Zion shall be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the temple mount as the high places of a forest. Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him at all to death? Did he not fear the LORD and besought the LORD, and the LORD himself repented of the evil which he had pronounced against them? Shall we commit such great evil against our souls?

Psalm 119:2

Blessed are those that keep his testimonies and that seek him with their whole heart.

Psalm 24:3-6

Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in the place of his holiness? He that has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not taken my name in vain, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his saving health.read more.
This is the generation of those that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

Isaiah 65:9-10

And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains; and my elect shall possess the land for an inheritance, and my slaves shall dwell there. And Sharon shall be for a fold of flocks and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.

Psalm 34:8-10

Cheth O taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man that shall trust in him. Teth O fear the LORD, ye his saints; for those that fear him lack nothing. Jod The young lions do lack and suffer hunger, but those that seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.

Matthew 6:31-33

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, With what shall we be clothed? For the Gentiles seek after all these things.) For your heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Luke 12:29-31

And seek not what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink, neither be ye high minded. For all these things do the Gentiles of the world seek after, and your Father knows that ye have need of these things. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Psalm 27:4-5

One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life to behold the beauty of the LORD and to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his tabernacle; in the secret of his tent shall he hide me; he shall set me high upon a rock.

Proverbs 28:5

Evil men do not understand judgment, but those that seek the LORD understand all things.

Daniel 2:17-23

Then Daniel went to his house and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, to petition mercies of the God of heaven concerning this mystery and that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. Then the mystery was revealed unto Daniel in a night vision for which Daniel blessed the God of heaven.read more.
And Daniel spoke and said, Blessed be the name of God from age to age for wisdom and might are his; and it is he that changes the times and the opportunities; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom unto the wise and knowledge unto those that know understanding: He reveals that which is deep and hidden; he knows what is in darkness, and the light dwells with him. Unto thee, O God of my fathers, do I confess and give thee praise that thou hast given me wisdom and might and now hast shown me what we asked of thee, for thou hast shown us the king's matter.

Isaiah 40:30-31

The young men faint and are weary; the children stumble and fall; but those that wait for the LORD shall have new strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Luke 22:42-43

saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

1 Chronicles 16:10

Glory in his holy name; let the heart of those that seek the LORD rejoice.

Psalm 40:16

Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee; let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

Psalm 70:4

Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee, and let such as love thy saving health say continually, Let God be magnified.

Psalm 105:3

Glory in his holy name; let the heart of those that seek the LORD rejoice.

Hosea 10:12-13

Sow yourselves unto righteousness, reap yourselves unto mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is the time to seek the LORD until he comes and teaches you righteousness. Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye shall eat the fruit of lies because thou didst trust in thy way and in the multitude of thy mighty men.

Isaiah 59:1-2

Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

2 Chronicles 26:16-18

But when he was strengthened, his heart lifted itself up unto corruption, for he rebelled against the LORD his God, entering into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense. And Azariah, the priest, went in after him, and with him eighty priests of the LORD, that were valiant men. And they withstood Uzziah, the king, and said unto him, It does not pertain unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but to the priests, the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense; go out of the sanctuary, for thou hast rebelled; neither shall it be for thy glory before the LORD God.

2 Chronicles 16:12

And Asa in the year thirty-nine of his reign was diseased from his feet up; yet in his disease he did not seek the LORD, but the physicians.

Zephaniah 1:4-6

And I will extend my hand over Judah and over all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place and the name of their religious persons with their priests and those that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops and those that worship swearing by the LORD and by their king and those that have turned back from following the LORD and those that did not seek the LORD, nor enquired about him.

Romans 1:21-23

because having known God, they did not glorify him as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and of fourfooted beasts and of serpents.

Amos 5:5-6

but do not seek Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and do not pass to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought. Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph and devour it, and there be no one to quench it in Bethel.

Isaiah 58:1-9

Cry aloud, do not hold back; lift up thy voice like a shofar and preach to my people their rebellion and to the house of Jacob their sin. That they seek me daily and want to know my ways, as people that do righteousness and have not forsaken the rights of their God: they ask me of the rights of righteousness and desire to approach God. Why have we fasted, they say, and thou dost not see? why have we afflicted our soul, and thou dost take no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find your own pleasure and exact your own estates.read more.
Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day to make your voice to be heard on high. Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast and an acceptable day to the LORD? Is not rather the fast that I have chosen, to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the ties of oppression, to release into freedom those who are broken, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to share thy bread with the hungry and that thou bring the poor that are cast out into thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou not hide thyself from thy brother? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall gather thee. Then shalt thou call, and thou shalt hear the LORD; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

1 Chronicles 10:13-14

So Saul died for his rebellion which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he did not keep, and also for consulting a spiritist, to enquire of her and not enquire of the LORD; therefore, he slew him and turned the kingdom unto David, the son of Jesse.

Leviticus 20:6

And the person that turns after spiritists or after diviners to prostitute themselves after them, I will even set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12

There shall not be found among you any one that makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire or that uses divination or an observer of times or an enchanter or a witch or a charmer or a spiritist or a diviner or a necromancer. For anyone that does these things is an abomination unto the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD thy God drove them out from before thee.

1 Samuel 28:4-20

And the Philistines gathered themselves together and came and pitched camp in Shunem, and Saul gathered all Israel together, and they pitched camp in Gilboa. And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart trembled greatly. And Saul enquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him by dreams nor by Urim nor by prophets.read more.
Then Saul said unto his slaves, Seek me a woman that is a spiritist that I may go to her and enquire of her. And his slaves said to him, Behold, there is a woman that is a spiritist at Endor. And Saul disguised himself and put on other clothing, and he went with two men, and they came to the woman by night; and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by spiritism and bring me him up whom I shall name unto thee. And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul has done, how he has cut off the spiritists and the diviners out of the land; why then dost thou lay a snare for my life, to cause me to die? And Saul swore to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD lives, no iniquity shall come upon thee for this thing. Then the woman said, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel. And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice; and the woman spoke to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? For thou art Saul. And the king said unto her, Do not be afraid. What didst thou see? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods rising out of the land. And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man comes, and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground and worshipped. And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed, for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me and no longer answers me neither by prophets nor by dreams; therefore, I have called thee that thou may make known unto me what I shall do. Then Samuel said, Why then dost thou ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from thee, and is become thy enemy? The LORD, therefore, has done as he spoke by me! For the LORD has rent the kingdom out of thy hand and given it to thy neighbour, even to David. Because thou didst not hearken unto the voice of the LORD nor execute his fierce wrath upon Amalek; therefore, the LORD has done this thing unto thee today. And the LORD will also deliver Israel with thee into the hand of the Philistines, and tomorrow shalt thou and thy sons be with me; the LORD shall also deliver the camp of Israel into the hand of the Philistines. Then Saul, as great as he was, fell suddenly to the earth and was sore afraid because of the words of Samuel; and there was no strength in him, for he had eaten no bread all that day nor all that night.

Acts 16:16-18

And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a Pythian spirit met us, which brought her masters much gain by divination: she followed Paul and us and cried out, saying, These men are the slaves of the most high God, who announce unto us the way of deliverance. And she did this for many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

2 Chronicles 15:13

that whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

Deuteronomy 13:6-10

If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son or thy daughter or the wife of thy bosom or thy friend who is as thine own soul should entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou nor thy fathers have known, namely, of the gods of the peoples who are round about you, near unto thee or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth, thou shalt not consent with him nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him; neither shalt thou have compassion; neither shalt thou conceal him,read more.
but thou must kill him; thy hand shall be first upon him to put him to death and afterwards the hand of all the people. And thou must stone him with stones, and he shall die because he has sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt from the house of slavery;

Psalm 119:155

Saving health is far from the wicked, for they do not seek thy statutes.

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Perseverance » To be manifested in » Seeking God

Procrastination » To be avoided in » Seeking God

Seeking God » Examples of

Psalm 119:10

With my whole heart I have sought thee; O let me not err from thy commandments.

Ezra 8:21

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.

John 12:21

the same came therefore to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, Lord, we desire to see Jesus.

2 Chronicles 11:16

And from after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.

Seeking God » Ensures » His being found

Deuteronomy 4:29

But if from there, thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

Seeking God » None, by nature, are found to be engaged in

Psalm 14:2

The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any that did understand and seek God.

Luke 12:30

For all these things do the Gentiles of the world seek after, and your Father knows that ye have need of these things.

Seeking God » Saints » Earnest in

Song of Songs 3:2

I will rise now and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loves; I sought him, but I did not find him.

Song of Songs 3:4

It was but a little that I passed from them that I found him whom my soul loves: I held him and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house and into the chamber of her that brought me into the light.

Seeking God » Should be » With the heart

1 Chronicles 22:19

Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built unto the name of the LORD.

Deuteronomy 4:29

But if from there, thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

Seeking God » Saints » Engage in, with the whole heart

Psalm 119:10

With my whole heart I have sought thee; O let me not err from thy commandments.

2 Chronicles 15:12

And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;

Seeking God » Saints » Early in

Isaiah 26:9

With my soul I desire thee in the night; yea, even as long as the spirit is within me I will seek thee early: for as long as thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

Job 8:5

if thou would seek God early and make thy supplication to the Almighty,

Seeking God » Includes seeking » His strength

Seeking God » Ensures » Life

Psalm 69:32

The humble shall see this and be glad; seek God and thy heart shall live.

Amos 5:4

But thus hath the LORD said unto the house of Israel, Seek me, and ye shall live:

Amos 5:6

Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph and devour it, and there be no one to quench it in Bethel.

Seeking God » Includes seeking » His commandments

1 Chronicles 28:8

Now, therefore, in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the LORD and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the LORD your God, that ye may possess this good land and leave it for an inheritance for your sons after you for ever.

Seeking God » Includes seeking » The city which God has prepared

Seeking God » In his house

Deuteronomy 12:5

But ye shall seek the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there for his habitation, and thou shalt go there.

Seeking God » Includes seeking » His precepts

Psalm 119:94

I am thine, keep me; for I have sought thy precepts.

Seeking God » Includes seeking » Christ

Malachi 3:1

Behold, I send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me; and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, and the angel of the covenant, whom ye desire: behold, he comes, said the LORD of the hosts.

Luke 2:15-16

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go unto Bethlehem and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord has made known unto us. And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in the manger.

Seeking God » Includes seeking » His kingdom

Luke 12:31

But rather seek ye the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Seeking God » Commanded

Seeking God » Includes seeking » His face

Seeking God » Leads to joy

Psalm 70:4

Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee, and let such as love thy saving health say continually, Let God be magnified.

Psalm 105:3

Glory in his holy name; let the heart of those that seek the LORD rejoice.

Seeking God » The wicked » Sometimes pretend to

Isaiah 58:2

That they seek me daily and want to know my ways, as people that do righteousness and have not forsaken the rights of their God: they ask me of the rights of righteousness and desire to approach God.

Ezra 4:2

then they came to Zerubbabel and to the heads of the fathers and said unto them, Let us build with you, for we seek your God, as ye do; and we do sacrifice unto him since the days of Esarhaddon, king of Assur, who brought us up here.

Seeking God » Exemplified » Jehoshaphat

2 Chronicles 17:3-4

And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the first ways of his father David and sought not unto the Baalim but sought the LORD God of his father and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.

Seeking God » By prayer

Job 8:5

if thou would seek God early and make thy supplication to the Almighty,

Seeking God » Exemplified » hezekiah

2 Chronicles 31:21

And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God and in the law and in the commandments, he sought God and he did it with all his heart and was prospered.

Seeking God » The wicked » Prepare not their hearts for

2 Chronicles 12:14

And he did evil because he did not prepare his heart to seek the LORD.

Seeking God » Saints » Prepare their hearts for

2 Chronicles 30:19

that has prepared his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, even though he is not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.

Seeking God » Saints » Set their hearts to

2 Chronicles 11:16

And from after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.

Seeking God » Includes seeking » Justification by Christ

Galatians 2:16-17

knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. But if, while we seek to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of our sin? No, in no wise.

Seeking God » Exemplified » Uzziah

2 Chronicles 26:5

And he persisted in seeking God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God; and in those days that he sought the LORD, God prospered him.

Seeking God » Exemplified » Josiah

2 Chronicles 34:3

For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David, his father; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places and the groves and the graven images and the molten images.

Seeking God » Exemplified » Asa

2 Chronicles 14:7

Therefore, he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities and make about them walls and towers, gates, and bars, now that the land is ours; because we have sought the LORD our God, we have sought him, and he has given us rest on every side. So they built and were prospered.

Seeking God » Ensures » His favor

Seeking God » Punishment of those who neglect

Zephaniah 1:4-6

And I will extend my hand over Judah and over all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place and the name of their religious persons with their priests and those that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops and those that worship swearing by the LORD and by their king and those that have turned back from following the LORD and those that did not seek the LORD, nor enquired about him.

Seeking God » Afflictions designed to lead to

Psalm 78:33-34

Therefore he consumed their days in vanity and their years in tribulation. When he slew them, then they sought him, and they returned and enquired early after God.

Seeking God » The wicked » Rejected, when too late in

Seeking God » Ensures » Understanding all things

Proverbs 28:5

Evil men do not understand judgment, but those that seek the LORD understand all things.

Seeking God » Saints » Specially exhorted to

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek ye the LORD, all ye humble of the earth, who have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek humility: it may be ye shall be kept in the day of the LORD's anger.

Seeking God » Includes seeking » His righteousness

Seeking God » Includes seeking » His word

Isaiah 34:16

Seek ye out that which is written in the book of the LORD and read; if one of these is lacking, none is missing with his mate, for his mouth has commanded it, and his same Spirit has gathered them.

Seeking God » Exemplified » Daniel

Daniel 9:3-4

And I turned my face unto the Lord God, seeking him in prayer and supplication, in fasting and sackcloth, and ashes: and I prayed unto the LORD my God and made my confession and said, Now O Lord, thou great God who is worthy to be feared, who keeps the covenant and the mercy with those that love thee and keep thy commandments;

Seeking God » The wicked » Are gone out of the way of

Psalm 14:2-3

The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any that did understand and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is no one that does good, no, not one.

Seeking God » Should be » With diligence

Seeking God » Is never in vain

Isaiah 45:19

I have not spoken in secret in a dark place of the earth. Not without substance did I say unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me; I am the LORD who speaks righteousness, who declares things that are right.

Seeking God » Shall be rewarded

Seeking God » Includes seeking » His name

Psalm 83:16

Fill their faces with shame that they may seek thy name, O LORD.

Seeking God » The wicked » Not led to, by affliction

Isaiah 9:13

But the people did not turn unto him that smote them, neither did they seek the LORD of the hosts.

Seeking God » Should be » While he may be found

Seeking God » Should be » Immediate

Hosea 10:12

Sow yourselves unto righteousness, reap yourselves unto mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is the time to seek the LORD until he comes and teaches you righteousness.

Seeking God » Should be » Evermore

Seeking God » Ensures » Gifts of righteousness

Hosea 10:12

Sow yourselves unto righteousness, reap yourselves unto mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is the time to seek the LORD until he comes and teaches you righteousness.

Seeking God » They who neglect denounced

Seeking God » Promise connected with

Psalm 69:32

The humble shall see this and be glad; seek God and thy heart shall live.

Seeking God » Imperative upon all

Isaiah 8:19

And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto spiritists and unto wizards that peep and that mutter; shall the people not seek unto their God? Shall we appeal for the living unto the dead?

Seeking God » Ends in praise

Psalm 22:26

The poor shall eat and be satisfied: those that seek him shall praise the LORD; your heart shall live for ever.

Seeking God » Blessedness of

Psalm 119:2

Blessed are those that keep his testimonies and that seek him with their whole heart.

Seeking God » Exemplified » David

Seeking God » The wicked » Refuse, through pride

Seeking God » Should be » In the day of trouble

Psalm 77:2

In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; my sore bled in the night and ceased not; my soul refused to be comforted.

Seeking God » Ensures » His not forsaking us

Seeking God » Ensures » Being heard of him

Seeking God » Saints » Purpose, in heart

Seeking God » Saints » Characterized by

Psalm 24:6

This is the generation of those that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

Seeking God » Includes seeking » Honor which comes from him

Seeking God » Exemplified » -ezra

Ezra 7:10

For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD and to do it and to teach in Israel his statutes and judgments.

Seeking God » Ensures » His protection

Ezra 8:22

For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to defend us against the enemy in the way because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all those that seek him for good; but his power and his wrath is against all those that forsake him.

Seeking God » Ensures » Prosperity

Job 8:5-6

if thou would seek God early and make thy supplication to the Almighty, if thou wert pure and upright, surely now he would awake upon thee and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.

Seeking God » Saints » Desirous of

Job 5:8

I would certainly seek God, and unto God would I commit my affairs;