'Besought' in the Bible
But Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, Lord, why does Your wrath blaze hot against Your people, whom You have brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand?
And I besought the Lord at that time, saying,
David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted and went in and lay all night [repeatedly] on the floor.
Ahaziah sent again a captain of a third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up and fell on his knees before Elijah and besought him and said to him, O man of God, I pray you, let my life and the lives of these fifty, your servants, be precious in your sight.
But Jehoahaz besought the Lord, and the Lord hearkened to him, for He saw the oppression of Israel, how the king of Syria burdened them.
When he was in affliction, he besought the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
So we fasted and besought our God for this, and He heard our entreaty.
And Esther spoke yet again to the king and fell down at his feet and besought him with tears to avert the evil plot of Haman the Agagite and his scheme that he had devised against the Jews.