'Earnestly' in the Bible
And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I not earnestly send unto thee to call thee? Why hast thou not come unto me? Am I not able indeed to promote thee to honour?
If thy father at all misses me, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem, his city, for all those of his lineage have an anniversary sacrifice.
And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem.
After him Baruch, the son of Zabbai, earnestly restored the other piece, from the turning of the wall unto the door of the house of Eliashib, the high priest.
As a slave earnestly desires the shade and as a hireling waits for rest from his work,
For I earnestly protested unto your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Hear my voice.
And being in agony, he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire and earnestly looked upon him and said, This man was also with him.
And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own virtue or godliness we had made this man walk?
Then Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.
But earnestly pursue the best gifts, and yet I show unto you a more excellent way.
Follow after charity and earnestly pursue spiritual gifts, but above all, that ye may prophesy.
Even so ye, forasmuch as ye desire the things of the Spirit, earnestly pursue excellence unto the edification of the congregation .
Therefore, brothers, earnestly pursue prophecy and do not forbid to speak with tongues.
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven,
waiting for and desiring earnestly for the coming of the day of God, in which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you and exhort you that ye should earnestly persevere in the faith which was given once unto the saints.