'Looking' in the Bible
In the early evening Isaac went out to walk in the field, and looking up he saw camels coming.
A man found him there, wandering in the field, and asked him, “What are you looking for?”
“I’m looking for my brothers,” Joseph said. “Can you tell me where they are pasturing their flocks?”
when seven healthy-looking, well-fed cows came up from the Nile and began to graze among the reeds.
when seven well-fed, healthy-looking cows came up from the Nile and began to graze among the reeds.
When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, “Why do you keep looking at each other?
Looking all around and seeing no one, he struck the Egyptian dead and hid him in the sand.
They had wings spread out. They faced each other and covered the mercy seat with their wings. The faces of the cherubim were looking toward the mercy seat.
or without looking drops a stone that could kill a person and he dies, but he was not his enemy and wasn’t trying to harm him,
If your brother does not live near you or you don’t know him, you are to bring the animal to your home to remain with you until your brother comes looking for it; then you can return it to him.
Your sons and daughters will be given to another people, while your eyes grow weary looking for them every day. But you will be powerless to do anything.
When Barak arrived in pursuit of Sisera, Jael went out to greet him and said to him, “Come and I will show you the man you are looking for.” So he went in with her, and there was Sisera lying dead with a tent peg through his temple!
In those days, there was no king in Israel, and the Danite tribe was looking for territory to occupy. Up to that time no territory had been captured by them among the tribes of Israel.
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?’
He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God of Hosts, but the Israelites have abandoned Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are looking for me to take my life.”
“I have been very zealous for the Lord God of Hosts,” he replied, “but the Israelites have abandoned Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they’re looking for me to take my life.”
Then the king of Israel called for all the elders of the land and said, “Think it over and you will see that this one is only looking for trouble, for he demanded my wives, my children, my silver, and my gold, and I didn’t turn him down.”
Now the men were looking for a sign of hope, so they quickly picked up on this and responded, “Yes, it is your brother Ben-hadad.”Then he said, “Go and bring him.” So Ben-hadad came out to him, and Ahab had him come up into the chariot.
Then Elisha said to them, “This is not the way, and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will take you to the man you’re looking for.” And he led them to Samaria.
Mordecai was the legal guardian of his cousin Hadassah (that is, Esther), because she didn’t have a father or mother. The young woman had a beautiful figure and was extremely good-looking. When her father and mother died, Mordecai had adopted her as his own daughter.
I am weary from my crying;my throat is parched.My eyes fail, looking for my God.
Turn my eyesfrom looking at what is worthless;give me life in Your ways.
My eyes grow wearylooking for what You have promised;I ask, “When will You comfort me?”
My eyes grow weary looking for Your salvationand for Your righteous promise.
Those who linger over wine,those who go looking for mixed wine.
Y Come back, come back, Shulammite!Come back, come back, that we may look at you!M Why are you looking at the Shulammite,as you look at the dance of the two camps?
Your neck is like a tower of ivory,your eyes like pools in Heshbonby the gate of Bath-rabbim.Your nose is like the tower of Lebanonlooking toward Damascus.
And He replied:Go! Say to these people:Keep listening, but do not understand;keep looking, but do not perceive.
They will wander through the land, dejected and hungry. When they are famished, they will become enraged, and, looking upward, will curse their king and their God.
I chirp like a swallow or a crane;I moan like a dove.My eyes grow weak looking upward.Lord, I am oppressed; support me.
young men without any physical defect, good-looking, suitable for instruction in all wisdom, knowledgeable, perceptive, and capable of serving in the king’s palace—and to teach them the Chaldean language and literature.
yet he said to Daniel, “My lord the king assigned your food and drink. I’m afraid of what would happen if he saw your faces looking thinner than those of the other young men your age. You would endanger my life with the king.”
I was left alone, looking at this great vision. No strength was left in me; my face grew deathly pale, and I was powerless.
“When an unclean spirit comes out of a man, it roams through waterless places looking for rest but doesn’t find any.
For this reason I speak to them in parables, because looking they do not see, and hearing they do not listen or understand.
Then He commanded the crowds to sit down on the grass. He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them. He broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
Although they were looking for a way to arrest Him, they feared the crowds, because they regarded Him as a prophet.
And from that time he started looking for a good opportunity to betray Him.
The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false testimony against Jesus so they could put Him to death.
Many women who had followed Jesus from Galilee and ministered to Him were there, looking on from a distance.
But the angel told the women, “Don’t be afraid, because I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.
They found Him and said, “Everyone’s looking for You!”
After looking around at them with anger and sorrow at the hardness of their hearts, He told the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
And looking about at those who were sitting in a circle around Him, He said, “Here are My mother and My brothers!
So He was looking around to see who had done this.
Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke the loaves. He kept giving them to His disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all.
Then, looking up to heaven, He sighed deeply and said to him, “Ephphatha!” (that is, “Be opened!”).
But turning around and looking at His disciples, He rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind Me, Satan, because you’re not thinking about God’s concerns, but man’s!”
Then suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus alone.
Then, looking at him, Jesus loved him and said to him, “You lack one thing: Go, sell all you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.”
Looking at them, Jesus said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God, because all things are possible with God.”
And He went into Jerusalem and into the temple complex. After looking around at everything, since it was already late, He went out to Bethany with the Twelve.
Then the chief priests and the scribes heard it and started looking for a way to destroy Him. For they were afraid of Him, because the whole crowd was astonished by His teaching.
Because they knew He had said this parable against them, they were looking for a way to arrest Him, but they were afraid of the crowd. So they left Him and went away.
After two days it was the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread. The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a treacherous way to arrest and kill Him.
And when they heard this, they were glad and promised to give him silver. So he started looking for a good opportunity to betray Him.
The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but they could find none.
There were also women looking on from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.
Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Sanhedrin who was himself looking forward to the kingdom of God, came and boldly went in to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body.
Looking up, they observed that the stone—which was very large—had been rolled away.
“Don’t be alarmed,” he told them. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has been resurrected! He is not here! See the place where they put Him.
There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking forward to Israel’s consolation, and the Holy Spirit was on him.
At that very moment, she came up and began to thank God and to speak about Him to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
Assuming He was in the traveling party, they went a day’s journey. Then they began looking for Him among their relatives and friends.
After looking around at them all, He told him, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was restored.
Then looking up at His disciples, He said:You who are poor are blessed,because the kingdom of God is yours.
So He said, “The secrets of the kingdom of God have been given for you to know, but to the rest it is in parables, so thatLooking they may not see,and hearing they may not understand.
Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them. He kept giving them to the disciples to set before the crowd.
“When an unclean spirit comes out of a man, it roams through waterless places looking for rest, and not finding rest, it then says, ‘I’ll go back to my house where I came from.’
And He told this parable:“A man had a fig tree that was planted in his vineyard. He came looking for fruit on it and found none.
He told the vineyard worker, ‘Listen, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it even waste the soil?’
Every day He was teaching in the temple complex. The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people were looking for a way to destroy Him,
The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put Him to death, because they were afraid of the people.
So he accepted the offer and started looking for a good opportunity to betray Him to them when the crowd was not present.
who had not agreed with their plan and action. He was from Arimathea, a Judean town, and was looking forward to the kingdom of God.
So the women were terrified and bowed down to the ground.“Why are you looking for the living among the dead?” asked the men.
When Jesus turned and noticed them following Him, He asked them, “What are you looking for?”They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are You staying?”
When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor His disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
Jesus answered, “I assure you: You are looking for Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate the loaves and were filled.
The Jews were looking for Him at the festival and saying, “Where is He?”
They were looking for Jesus and asking one another as they stood in the temple complex: “What do you think? He won’t come to the festival, will He?”
The disciples started looking at one another—uncertain which one He was speaking about.
Then Jesus, knowing everything that was about to happen to Him, went out and said to them, “Who is it you’re looking for?”
Then He asked them again, “Who is it you’re looking for?”“Jesus the Nazarene,” they said.
“I told you I am He,” Jesus replied. “So if you’re looking for Me, let these men go.”
“Woman,” Jesus said to her, “why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”Supposing He was the gardener, she replied, “Sir, if you’ve removed Him, tell me where you’ve put Him, and I will take Him away.”
They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up into heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come in the same way that you have seen Him going into heaven.”
Looking intently at him, he became afraid and said, “What is it, lord?”The angel told him, “Your prayers and your acts of charity have come up as a memorial offering before God.
While Peter was thinking about the vision, the Spirit told him, “Three men are here looking for you.
Then Peter went down to the men and said, “Here I am, the one you’re looking for. What is the reason you’re here?”
And Isaiah says boldly:I was foundby those who were not looking for Me;I revealed Myselfto those who were not asking for Me.
What then? Israel did not find what it was looking for, but the elect did find it. The rest were hardened,
For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror.
Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.
They have eyes full of adultery and are always looking for sin. They seduce unstable people and have hearts trained in greed. Children under a curse!
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