'Earnestly' in the Bible
Balak said to Balaam, "Didn't I earnestly send to you to call you? Why didn't you come to me? Am I not able indeed to promote you to honor?"
If your father miss me at all, then say, 'David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city; for it is the yearly sacrifice there for all the family.'
Jonathan answered Saul, "David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem.
After him Baruch the son of Zabbai earnestly repaired another portion, from the turning [of the wall] to the door of the house of Eliashib the high priest.
As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow, as a hireling who looks for his wages,
God, you are my God. I will earnestly seek you. My soul thirsts for you. My flesh longs for you, in a dry and weary land, where there is no water.
When he killed them, then they inquired after him. They returned and sought God earnestly.
With my soul have I desired you in the night. Yes, with my spirit within me will I seek you earnestly; for when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
For I earnestly protested to your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even to this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Obey my voice.
Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a darling child? for as often as I speak against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, says Yahweh.
I will go and return to my place, until they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face. In their affliction they will seek me earnestly."
When they came to Jesus, they begged him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy for you to do this for him,
He said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer,
Being in agony he prayed more earnestly. His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground.
which our twelve tribes, earnestly serving night and day, hope to attain. Concerning this hope I am accused by the Jews, King Agrippa!
But earnestly desire the best gifts. Moreover, I show a most excellent way to you.
Follow after love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
Therefore, brothers, desire earnestly to prophesy, and don't forbid speaking with other languages.
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and it didn't rain on the earth for three years and six months.
looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God, which will cause the burning heavens to be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
Beloved, while I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I was constrained to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.