'Earnestly' in the Bible
And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I not earnestly send unto thee to call thee? wherefore camest thou not unto me? am I not able indeed to promote thee to honour?
If thy father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city: for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family.
And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem:
After him Baruch the son of Zabbai earnestly repaired the other piece, from the turning of the wall unto the door of the house of Eliashib the high priest.
As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of 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, Obey my voice.
Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.
That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.
And being in an 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 power or holiness we had made this man to walk?
And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.
But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
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 contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.