40 Bible Verses about wandering
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They wandered through the wilderness on a desert road; they found no city in which to live.
Indeed, for forty years the Israelites traveled through the desert until all the men old enough to fight when they left Egypt, the ones who had disobeyed the Lord, died off. For the Lord had sworn a solemn oath to them that he would not let them see the land he had sworn on oath to give them, a land rich in milk and honey.
So the Lord's anger was kindled against the Israelites, and he made them wander in the wilderness for forty years, until all that generation that had done wickedly before the Lord was finished.
According to the number of the days you have investigated this land, forty days -- one day for a year -- you will suffer for your iniquities, forty years, and you will know what it means to thwart me.
"You have circled around this mountain long enough; now turn north.
With all my heart I seek you. Do not allow me to stray from your commands!
(the world was not worthy of them); they wandered in deserts and mountains and caves and openings in the earth.
All along the way I, the Lord your God, have blessed your every effort. I have been attentive to your travels through this great wasteland. These forty years I have been with you; you have lacked for nothing.'"
The Lord found him in a desolate land, in an empty wasteland where animals howl. He continually guarded him and taught him; he continually protected him like the pupil of his eye.
I have led you through the desert for forty years. Your clothing has not worn out nor have your sandals deteriorated.
People will stagger from sea to sea, and from the north around to the east. They will wander about looking for a revelation from the Lord, but they will not find any.
Like a fluttering bird or like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause does not come to rest.
Pharaoh will think regarding the Israelites, 'They are wandering around confused in the land -- the desert has closed in on them.'
And they will turn away from hearing the truth, but on the other hand they will turn aside to myths.
And all the Israelites murmured against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, "If only we had died in the land of Egypt, or if only we had perished in this wilderness!
It is better to be content with what the eyes can see than for one's heart always to crave more. This continual longing is futile -- like chasing the wind.
Remember the whole way by which he has brought you these forty years through the desert so that he might, by humbling you, test you to see if you have it within you to keep his commandments or not.
So now, look, the Lord has preserved my life, just as he promised, these past forty-five years since the Lord spoke these words to Moses, during which Israel traveled through the wilderness. Now look, I am today eighty-five years old.
Your clothing did not wear out nor did your feet swell all these forty years.
The one who wanders from the way of wisdom will end up in the company of the departed.
You keep track of my misery. Put my tears in your leather container! Are they not recorded in your scroll?
How long will you vacillate, you who were once like an unfaithful daughter? For I, the Lord, promise to bring about something new on the earth, something as unique as a woman protecting a man!'"
wild sea waves, spewing out the foam of their shame; wayward stars for whom the utter depths of eternal darkness have been reserved.
My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone turns him back,
When Joseph reached Shechem, a man found him wandering in the field, so the man asked him, "What are you looking for?"
And the Lord said to Satan, "Where do you come from?" Satan answered the Lord, "From roving about on the earth, and from walking back and forth across it."
They wander around looking for something to eat; they refuse to sleep until they are full.
At the fords of the Arnon the Moabite women are like a bird that flies about when forced from its nest.
Like a frightened gazelle or a sheep with no shepherd, each will turn toward home, each will run to his homeland.
Who prepares prey for the raven, when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?
When you try to cultivate the ground it will no longer yield its best for you. You will be a homeless wanderer on the earth."
When you see your neighbor's ox or sheep going astray, do not ignore it; you must return it without fail to your neighbor.
he should know that the one who turns a sinner back from his wandering path will save that person's soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
I will seek the lost and bring back the strays; I will bandage the injured and strengthen the sick, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them -- with judgment!
At this point the Lord said to me,
I want you to share your food with the hungry and to provide shelter for homeless, oppressed people. When you see someone naked, clothe him! Don't turn your back on your own flesh and blood!
Then you must affirm before the Lord your God, "A wandering Aramean was my ancestor, and he went down to Egypt and lived there as a foreigner with a household few in number, but there he became a great, powerful, and numerous people.
Then you will think to yourself, 'Who bore these children for me? I was bereaved and barren, dismissed and divorced. Who raised these children? Look, I was left all alone; where did these children come from?'"
For the love of money is the root of all evils. Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains.
All of us had wandered off like sheep; each of us had strayed off on his own path, but the Lord caused the sin of all of us to attack him.