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Theasaurus: Seeking

59 Bible Verses about seeking

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Matthew 7:7

Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.

Jeremiah 29:7

And seek (inquire for, require, and request) the peace and welfare of the city to which I have caused you to be carried away captive; and pray to the Lord for it, for in the welfare of [the city in which you live] you will have welfare.

Psalm 27:8

You have said, Seek My face [inquire for and require My presence as your vital need]. My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require [of necessity and on the authority of Your Word].

Job 5:8

As for me, I would seek God and inquire of and require Him, and to God would I commit my cause -- "

Psalm 53:2

God looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any who understood, who sought (inquired after and desperately required) God.

John 18:7

Then again He asked them, Whom are you seeking? And they said, Jesus the Nazarene.

Psalm 63:9

But those who seek and demand my life to ruin and destroy it shall [themselves be destroyed and] go into the lower parts of the earth [into the underworld of the dead].

Acts 17:27

So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each one of us.

Psalm 24:6

This is the generation [description] of those who seek Him [who inquire of and for Him and of necessity require Him], who seek Your face, [O God of] Jacob. Selah [pause, and think of that]!

Psalm 27:4

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.

Psalm 105:4

Seek, inquire of and for the Lord, and crave Him and His strength (His might and inflexibility to temptation); seek and require His face and His presence [continually] evermore.

Philippians 2:21

For the others all seek [to advance] their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ (the Messiah).

Luke 19:3

And he was trying to see Jesus, which One He was, but he could not on account of the crowd, because he was small in stature.

Ecclesiastes 8:17

Then I saw all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun -- "because however much a man may toil in seeking, yet he will not find it out; yes, more than that, though a wise man thinks and claims he knows, yet will he not be able to find it out.

John 7:34

You will look for Me, but you will not [be able to] find Me; where I am, you cannot come.

1 Samuel 22:23

Stay with me, fear not; for he who seeks my life seeks your life. But with me you shall be safeguarded.

Colossians 3:1

If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

Isaiah 34:16

Seek out of the book of the Lord and read: not one of these [details of prophecy] shall fail, none shall want and lack her mate [in fulfillment]. For the mouth [of the Lord] has commanded, and His Spirit has gathered them.

Amos 8:12

And [the people] shall wander from sea to sea and from the north even to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord [inquiring for and requiring it as one requires food], but shall not find it.

Psalm 34:10

The young lions lack food and suffer hunger, but they who seek (inquire of and require) the Lord [by right of their need and on the authority of His Word], none of them shall lack any beneficial thing.

Matthew 13:45

Again the kingdom of heaven is like a man who is a dealer in search of fine and precious pearls,

Ezekiel 34:16

I will seek that which was lost and bring back that which has strayed, and I will bandage the hurt and the crippled and will strengthen the weak and the sick, but I will destroy the fat and the strong [who have become hardhearted and perverse]; I will feed them with judgment and punishment.

John 6:26

Jesus answered them, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, you have been searching for Me, not because you saw the miracles and signs but because you were fed with the loaves and were filled and satisfied.

Jeremiah 5:1

Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now and take notice! Seek in her broad squares to see if you can find a man [as Abraham sought in Sodom], one who does justice, who seeks truth, sincerity, and faithfulness; and I will pardon [Jerusalem -- "for one uncompromisingly righteous person].

John 1:38

But Jesus turned, and as He saw them following Him, He said to them, What are you looking for? [And what is it you wish?] And they answered Him, Rabbi -- "which translated is Teacher -- "where are You staying?

Isaiah 65:1

I was [ready to be] inquired of by those who asked not; I was [ready to be] found by those who sought Me not. I said, Here I am, here I am [says I Am] to a nation [Israel] that has not called on My name.

Topics on Seeking

Advice, Seeking Advice

20;12;15

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who listens to counsel is wise.

Crowds Seeking

42;4;42

And when daybreak came, He left [Peter's house] and went into an isolated [desert] place. And the people looked for Him until they came up to Him and tried to prevent Him from leaving them.

Many Seeking Salvation

40;13;17

Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous men [men who were upright and in right standing with God] yearned to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

Not Seeking God

19;14;2

The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any who understood, dealt wisely, and sought after God, inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him [of vital necessity].

Not Seeking People

3;19;31

Turn not to those [mediums] who have familiar spirits or to wizards; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.

Seeking A Sign

1;24;14

And let it so be that the girl to whom I say, I pray you, let down your jar that I may drink, and she replies, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also -- "let her be the one whom You have selected and appointed and indicated for Your servant Isaac [to be a wife to him]; and by it I shall know that You have shown kindness and faithfulness to my master.

Seeking But Not Finding People

22;3;1

In the night I dreamed that I sought the one whom I love. [She said] I looked for him but could not find him.

Seeking Christ

41;1;37

And they found Him and said to Him, Everybody is looking for You.

Seeking Food

3;25;20

And if you say, What shall we eat in the seventh year if we are not to sow or gather in our increase?

Seeking For Abstract Things

20;11;27

He who diligently seeks good seeks [God's] favor, but he who searches after evil, it shall come upon him.

Seeking For Concrete Things

3;10;16

And Moses diligently tried to find [what had become of] the goat [that had been offered] for the sin offering, and behold, it was burned up [as waste]! And he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron who were left alive, and said,

Seeking God

44;17;27

So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each one of us.

Seeking God's Strength

13;16;11

Seek the Lord and His strength; yearn for and seek His face and to be in His presence continually!

Seeking Honour

20;25;27

It is not good to eat much honey; so for men to seek glory, their own glory, causes suffering and is not glory.

Seeking Life

42;17;33

Whoever tries to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve and quicken it.

Seeking Signs

23;7;11

Ask for yourself a sign (a token or proof) of the Lord your God [one that will convince you that God has spoken and will keep His word]; ask it either in the depth below or in the height above [let it be as deep as Sheol or as high as heaven].

Seeking The Favour Of God

48;1;10

Now am I trying to win the favor of men, or of God? Do I seek to please men? If I were still seeking popularity with men, I should not be a bond servant of Christ (the Messiah).

Seeking The Welfare

24;29;7

And seek (inquire for, require, and request) the peace and welfare of the city to which I have caused you to be carried away captive; and pray to the Lord for it, for in the welfare of [the city in which you live] you will have welfare.

Seeking Things Above

51;3;1-2

If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

Seeking Water

19;63;1

O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is.