40 Bible Verses about wandering
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They wandered in the wilderness in a desert region;
They did not find a way to an inhabited city.
For the sons of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, that is, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished because they did not listen to the voice of the Lord, to whom the Lord had sworn that He would not let them see the land which the Lord had sworn to their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey.
So the Lord’s anger burned against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until the entire generation of those who had done evil in the sight of the Lord was destroyed.
According to the number of days which you spied out the land, forty days, for every day you shall bear your guilt a year, even forty years, and you will know My opposition.
‘You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north,
With all my heart I have sought You;
Do not let me wander from Your commandments.
(men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.
For the Lord your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known your wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have not lacked a thing.”’
“He found him in a desert land,
And in the howling waste of a wilderness;
He encircled him, He cared for him,
He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.
I have led you forty years in the wilderness; your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandal has not worn out on your foot.
“People will stagger from sea to sea
And from the north even to the east;
They will go to and fro to seek the word of the Lord,
But they will not find it.
Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying,
So a curse without cause does not alight.
For Pharaoh will say of the sons of Israel, ‘They are wandering aimlessly in the land; the wilderness has shut them in.’
and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.
All the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron; and the whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness!
What the eyes see is better than what the soul desires. This too is futility and a striving after wind.
You shall remember all the way which the Lord your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
Now behold, the Lord has let me live, just as He spoke, these forty-five years, from the time that the Lord spoke this word to Moses, when Israel walked in the wilderness; and now behold, I am eighty-five years old today.
Your clothing did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years.
A man who wanders from the way of understanding
Will rest in the assembly of the dead.
You have taken account of my wanderings;
Put my tears in Your bottle.
Are they not in Your book?
“How long will you go here and there,
O faithless daughter?
For the Lord has created a new thing in the earth—
A woman will encompass a man.”
wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever.
My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back,
A man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field; and the man asked him, “What are you looking for?”
The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.”
They wander about for food
And growl if they are not satisfied.
Then, like fleeing birds or scattered nestlings,
The daughters of Moab will be at the fords of the Arnon.
And it will be that like a hunted gazelle,
Or like sheep with none to gather them,
They will each turn to his own people,
And each one flee to his own land.
“Who prepares for the raven its nourishment
When its young cry to God
And wander about without food?
When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth.”
“You shall not see your countryman’s ox or his sheep straying away, and pay no attention to them; you shall certainly bring them back to your countryman.
let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
“I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen the sick; but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with judgment.
And the Lord spoke to me, saying,
“Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry
And bring the homeless poor into the house;
When you see the naked, to cover him;
And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
You shall answer and say before the Lord your God, ‘My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down to Egypt and sojourned there, few in number; but there he became a great, mighty and populous nation.
“Then you will say in your heart,
‘Who has begotten these for me,
Since I have been bereaved of my children
And am barren, an exile and a wanderer?
And who has reared these?
Behold, I was left alone;
From where did these come?’”
For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
All of us like sheep have gone astray,
Each of us has turned to his own way;
But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all
To fall on Him.