'Find' in the Bible
I will go down to see if what they have done justifies the cry that has come up to Me. If not, I will find out.”
The Lord said, “If I find 50 righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”
suppose the 50 righteous lack five. Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five?”He replied, “I will not destroy it if I find 45 there.”
Then he said, “Let the Lord not be angry, and I will speak further. Suppose 30 are found there?”He answered, “I will not do it if I find 30 there.”
They struck the men who were at the entrance of the house, both young and old, with a blinding light so that they were unable to find the entrance.
But Isaac said to his son, “How did you ever find it so quickly, my son?”He replied, “Because the Lord your God worked it out for me.”
If you find your gods with anyone here, he will not live! Before our relatives, point out anything that is yours and take it.” Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen the idols.
She said to her father, “Sir, don’t be angry that I cannot stand up in your presence; I am having my period.” So Laban searched, but could not find the household idols.
He also told the second one, the third, and everyone who was walking behind the animals, “Say the same thing to Esau when you find him.
So Esau said, “What do you mean by this whole procession I met?”“To find favor with you, my lord,” he answered.
When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite in order to get back the items he had left with the woman, he could not find her.
So the Adullamite returned to Judah, saying, “I couldn’t find her, and furthermore, the men of the place said, ‘There has been no cult prostitute here.’”
Judah replied, “Let her keep the items for herself; otherwise we will become a laughingstock. After all, I did send this young goat, but you couldn’t find her.”
Then Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find anyone like this, a man who has God’s spirit in him?”
Go get straw yourselves wherever you can find it, but there will be no reduction at all in your workload.’”
“Eat it today,” Moses said, “because today is a Sabbath to the Lord. Today you won’t find any in the field.
Yet on the seventh day some of the people went out to gather, but they did not find any.
It will be on Aaron’s forehead so that Aaron may bear the guilt connected with the holy offerings that the Israelites consecrate as all their holy gifts. It is always to be on his forehead, so that they may find acceptance with the Lord.
Now if I have indeed found favor in Your sight, please teach me Your ways, and I will know You and find favor in Your sight. Now consider that this nation is Your people.”
Please stay here overnight as the others did, so that I may find out what else the Lord has to tell me.”
But from there, you will search for the Lord your God, and you will find Him when you seek Him with all your heart and all your soul.
and accuses her of shameful conduct, and gives her a bad name, saying, ‘I married this woman and was intimate with her, but I didn’t find any evidence of her virginity,’
He has accused her of shameful conduct, saying: “I didn’t find any evidence of your daughter’s virginity,” but here is the evidence of my daughter’s virginity.’ They will spread out the cloth before the city elders.
You will find no peace among those nations, and there will be no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the Lord will give you a trembling heart, failing eyes, and a despondent spirit.
“Go to the hill country so that the men pursuing you won’t find you,” she said to them. “Hide yourselves there for three days until they return; afterward, go on your way.”
So the two men went into the hill country and stayed there three days until the pursuers had returned. They searched all along the way, but did not find them.
The bramble said to the trees,“If you really are anointing meas king over you,come and find refuge in my shade.But if not,may fire come out from the brambleand consume the cedars of Lebanon.”
But his father and mother said to him, “Can’t you find a young woman among your relatives or among any of our people? Must you go to the uncircumcised Philistines for a wife?”But Samson told his father, “Get her for me, because I want her.”
The man left the town of Bethlehem in Judah to settle wherever he could find a place. On his way he came to Micah’s home in the hill country of Ephraim.
“Where do you come from?” Micah asked him.He answered him, “I am a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, and I’m going to settle wherever I can find a place.”
When the men went back to their clans at Zorah and Eshtaol, their people asked them, “What did you find out?”
May the Lord enable each of you to find security in the house of your new husband.” She kissed them, and they wept loudly.
Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, shouldn’t I find security for you, so that you will be taken care of?
Naomi said, “My daughter, wait until you find out how things go, for he won’t rest unless he resolves this today.”
“May your servant find favor with you,” she replied. Then Hannah went on her way; she ate and no longer looked despondent.
Saul and his attendant went through the hill country of Ephraim and then through the region of Shalishah, but they didn’t find them. They went through the region of Shaalim—nothing. Then they went through the Benjaminite region but still didn’t find them.
If you go quickly, you can catch up with him before he goes to the high place to eat. The people won’t eat until he comes because he must bless the sacrifice; after that, the guests can eat. Go up immediately—you can find him now.”
Today when you leave me, you’ll find two men at Rachel’s Grave at Zelzah in the land of Benjamin. They will say to you, ‘The donkeys you went looking for have been found, and now your father has stopped being concerned about the donkeys and is worried about you, asking: What should I do about my son?’
Then he had the tribe of Benjamin come forward by its clans, and the Matrite clan was selected. Finally, Saul son of Kish was selected. But when they searched for him, they could not find him.
Then Saul commanded his servants, “Find me someone who plays well and bring him to me.”
The king said, “Find out whose son this young man is!”
“No!” Jonathan responded. “If I ever find out my father has evil intentions against you, wouldn’t I tell you about it?”
“By the Lord, the God of Israel, I will sound out my father by this time tomorrow or the next day. If I find out that he is favorable toward you, will I not send for you and tell you?
Then I will send the young man and say, ‘Go and find the arrows!’ Now, if I expressly say to the young man, ‘Look, the arrows are on this side of you—get them,’ then come, because as the Lord lives, it is safe for you and there is no problem.
He said to the young man, “Run and find the arrows I’m shooting.” As the young man ran, Jonathan shot an arrow beyond him.
Look and find out all the places where he hides. Then come back to me with accurate information, and I’ll go with you. If it turns out he really is in the region, I’ll search for him among all the clans of Judah.”
Ask your young men, and they will tell you. So let my young men find favor with you, for we have come on a feast day. Please give whatever you can afford to your servants and to your son David.’”
David replied to Achish, “Good, you will find out what your servant can do.”So Achish said to David, “Very well, I will appoint you as my permanent bodyguard.”
Saul then said to his servants, “Find me a woman who is a medium, so I can go and consult her.”His servants replied, “There is a woman at En-dor who is a medium.”
You know that Abner son of Ner came to deceive you and to find out about your activities and everything you’re doing.”
The king asked him, “Where is he?”Ziba answered the king, “You’ll find him in Lo-debar at the house of Machir son of Ammiel.”
Then the king instructed Zadok, “Return the ark of God to the city. If I find favor in the Lord’s eyes, He will bring me back and allow me to see both it and its dwelling place.
Then we will attack David wherever we find him, and we will descend on him like dew on the ground. Not even one will be left of all the men with him.
Absalom’s servants came to the woman at the house and asked, “Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?”“They passed by toward the water,” the woman replied to them. The men searched but did not find them, so they returned to Jerusalem.
So David said to Abishai, “Sheba son of Bichri will do more harm to us than Absalom. Take your lord’s soldiers and pursue him, or he will find fortified cities and elude us.”
Ahab said to Obadiah, “Go throughout the land to every spring of water and to every wadi. Perhaps we’ll find grass so we can keep the horses and mules alive and not have to destroy any cattle.”
But when I leave you, the Spirit of the Lord may carry you off to some place I don’t know. Then when I go report to Ahab and he doesn’t find you, he will kill me. But I, your servant, have feared the Lord from my youth.
“Get up and go to meet Ahab king of Israel, who is in Samaria. You’ll find him in Naboth’s vineyard, where he has gone to take possession of it.
However, they urged him to the point of embarrassment, so he said, “Send them.” They sent 50 men, who looked for three days but did not find him.
But when they went out to bury her, they did not find anything but her skull, her feet, and the palms of her hands.
Tomorrow, go down against them. You will see them coming up the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the valley facing the Wilderness of Jeruel.
Many people gathered and stopped up all the springs and the stream that flowed through the land; they said, “Why should the kings of Assyria come and find plenty of water?”
There the wicked cease to make trouble,and there the weary find rest.
Earth, do not cover my blood;may my cry for help find no resting place.
But come back and try again, all of you.I will not find a wise man among you.
My breath is offensive to my wife,and my own family finds me repulsive.
When He is at work to the north, I cannot see Him;when He turns south, I cannot find Him.
I must speak so that I can find relief;I must open my lips and respond.
I said, “If only I had wings like a dove!I would fly away and find rest.
Lord, I remember Your judgments from long agoand find comfort.
until I find a place for the Lord,a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
We’ll find all kinds of valuable propertyand fill our houses with plunder.
Then they will call me, but I won’t answer;they will search for me, but won’t find me.
Then you will find favor and high regardin the sight of God and man.
For they are life to those who find them,and health to one’s whole body.
I love those who love me,and those who search for me find me.
A mocker seeks wisdom and doesn’t find it,but knowledge comes easily to the perceptive.
Don’t those who plan evil go astray?But those who plan good find loyalty and faithfulness.
Many a man proclaims his own loyalty,but who can find a trustworthy man?
The one who pursues righteousness and faithful lovewill find life, righteousness, and honor.
realize that wisdom is the same for you.If you find it, you will have a future,and your hope will never fade.
If you find honey, eat only what you need;otherwise, you’ll get sick from it and vomit.
The one who conceals his sinswill not prosper,but whoever confesses and renounces themwill find mercy.
One who rebukes a person will later find more favorthan one who flatters with his tongue.
Who can find a capable wife?She is far more precious than jewels.
And I find more bitter than death the woman who is a trap, her heart a net, and her hands chains. The one who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner will be captured by her.
“Look,” says the Teacher, “I have discovered this by adding one thing to another to find out the explanation,
which my soul continually searches for but does not find: among a thousand people I have found one true man, but among all these I have not found a true woman.
I observed all the work of God and concluded that man is unable to discover the work that is done under the sun. Even though a man labors hard to explore it, he cannot find it; even if the wise man claims to know it, he is unable to discover it.
Whatever your hands find to do, do with all your strength, because there is no work, planning, knowledge, or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.
Send your bread on the surface of the waters,for after many days you may find it.
The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and write words of truth accurately.
In my bed at nightI sought the one I love;I sought him, but did not find him.
I will arise now and go about the city,through the streets and the plazas.I will seek the one I love.I sought him, but did not find him.
I opened to my love,but my love had turned and gone away.I was crushed that he had left.I sought him, but did not find him.I called him, but he did not answer.
Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you:if you find my love,tell him that I am lovesick.
If only I could treat you like my brother,one who nursed at my mother’s breasts,I would find you in public and kiss you,and no one would scorn me.
What answer will be given to the messengers from that nation?The Lord has founded Zion,and His afflicted people find refuge in her.
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