'Earnest' in the Bible
And He said, "If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer."
And inquired not so of the Lord [in earnest penitence]. Therefore the Lord slew him and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.
He that is earnest after good seeketh favour; but he that searcheth for mischief, it shall come upon him.
A virtuous and worthy wife [earnest and strong in character] is a crowning joy to her husband, but she who makes him ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart; so does earnest counsel from a man's friend.
And Jesus charged him sternly (sharply and threateningly, and with earnest admonition) and [acting with deep feeling thrust him forth and] sent him away at once,
When Jesus noticed him lying there [helpless], knowing that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, Do you want to become well? [Are you really in earnest about getting well?]
All of these with one mind continued earnest in prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and His brothers.
They all paid earnest attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is that exhibition of the power of God which is called great (intense).
So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer to God for him was being offered by the assembly.
This too is my own earnest endeavour--always to have a clear conscience in relation to God and man.
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
How then does the matter stand? It stands thus. That which Israel are in earnest pursuit of, they have not obtained; but God's chosen servants have obtained it, and the rest have become hardened.
he that exhorts, in exhortation; he that gives, let him do it in simplicity; he that presides, in earnest care; he that shows mercy, in cheerfulness.
Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord.
full of joyful hope, patient under persecution, earnest and persistent in prayer.
I appeal to you [I entreat you], brethren, for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love [given by] the Spirit, to unite with me in earnest wrestling in prayer to God in my behalf.
Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
For behold, this selfsame thing, that ye were made sorry after a godly sort, what earnest care it wrought in you, yea what clearing of yourselves, yea what indignation, yea what fear, yea what longing, yea what zeal, yea what avenging! In everything ye approved yourselves to be pure in the matter.
So although I wrote unto you, I wrote not for his cause that did the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered the wrong, but that your earnest care for us might be made manifest unto you in the sight of God.
With earnest entreaty they begged from us the favour of being allowed to share in the service now being rendered to God's people.
For, assuming the earnest willingness, the gift is acceptable according to whatever a man has, and not according to what he has not.
But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest, he has gone to you of his own accord.
and we have sent with them our brother, whom we have many times proved earnest in many things, but now much more earnest, by reason of the great confidence which he hath in you.
For I know your earnest willingness, on account of which I habitually boast of you to the Macedonians, pointing out to them that for a whole year you in Greece have been ready; and the greater number of them have been spurred on by your ardour.
Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
I am in a dilemma, my earnest desire being to depart and be with Christ, for that is far, far better.
Do not be over-anxious about anything, but by prayer and earnest pleading, together with thanksgiving, let your request be unreservedly made known in the presence of God.
To this end, like an earnest wrestler, I exert all my strength in reliance upon the power of Him who is mightily at work within me.
Be earnest and unwearied and steadfast in your prayer [life], being [both] alert and intent in [your praying] with thanksgiving.
but, having suffered before and been insulted, even as ye know, in Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the glad tidings of God with much earnest striving.
preach the word; be earnest in season, out of season, convict, rebuke, exhort, in all long-suffering and teaching,
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
Let it then be our earnest endeavour to be admitted to that rest, so that no one may perish through following the same example of unbelief.
Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].
and, before all things, to one another having the earnest love, because the love shall cover a multitude of sins;
For this reason, brethren, be all the more in earnest to make sure that God has called you and chosen you; for it is certain that so long as you practise these things, you will never stumble.
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