'Looking' in the Bible
Jacob also noticed that the way Laban had been looking at him wasn't as nice as it had been just two days earlier.
and informed them, "I've noticed that the way your father has been looking at us hasn't been as nice as it was just two days ago. But my father's God has been with me.
When Joseph reached Shechem, a man found him wandering around in a field. So the man asked him, "What are you looking for?"
Now Joseph was well built and good looking. That's why, sometime later, Joseph's master's wife looked straight at Joseph and propositioned him: "Come on! Let's have a little sex!"
Looking around and seeing no one else, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
Moses told the people, "Don't be afraid! Stand still and watch how the LORD will deliver you today, because you will never again see the Egyptians whom you're looking at today.
"When a man gives a donkey, ox, sheep, or any animal to his neighbor for safe keeping, and it dies or is injured or is driven away when no one is looking,
Meanwhile, as Barak continued chasing Sisera, Jael went out to meet him. "Come with me," she told him, "and I'll show you the man you're looking for!" So he went with her, and there was Sisera, lying dead with the tent peg still embedded in his temple!
When Gideon realized that he had seen the angel of the LORD himself, he cried out, "Oh no! Lord GOD! I've been looking right at the angel of the LORD and face-to-face at that!"
When Gaal saw the army, he observed to Zebul, "Look there! People are coming down from the top of the mountains." But Zebul replied to him, "You're looking at morning shadows cast by the mountains. They just look like men to you."
The man had left his city Bethlehem in Judah to live wherever he could. As he traveled along, he eventually arrived at Micah's house in the mountainous region of Ephraim, looking for work.
Now as for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, don't give any thought to them, because they've been found. Meanwhile, to whom is all Israel looking, if not to you and all of your father's household?"
Later, Abner had a talk with the elders of Israel. He said, "In the past you were looking to see David made king over you.
Meanwhile, Absalom had run away. While the young man standing watch was looking around, all of a sudden he observed many people coming down the road behind and to the west of the mountain! So the watchman left his post and reported, "I have seen men coming from the direction of Horonaim."
Then I'll bring everybody else back to you. When the man you're looking for is dead, all the rest of the people will return quietly."
Meanwhile, David was sitting between the inner and outer gates of the city. The watchman was up on the roof of the gateway near the walls, looking around, and there was a man running by himself!
"We're not looking for mere silver or gold to be paid by Saul or his household to us," the Gibeonites responded to him. "And it's not for us to execute anyone in Israel." In reply, David asked, "So what are you asking me to do for you?"
And as for you, your majesty, everyone in Israel is looking to you to tell them who will sit on your majesty's throne after you.
Then the king of Israel called together all of the elders of the land and told them, "Please note that this man is here looking for trouble. He sent a message to me, demanding my wives, my children, and my silver and gold, and I haven't refused him."
When the king of Israel read the letter, he ripped his clothes and cried out, "Am I God? Can I kill and give life? Is this man sending me a request to heal a man's leprosy? Let's think about this he's looking for a reason to start a fight with me!"
He asked, "What is this monument that I'm looking at?" The men who lived in that city answered him, "It's the grave of that godly man who came from Judah and predicted these things that you've done against the altar at Bethel!"
The LORD's eyes keep on roaming throughout the earth, looking for those whose hearts completely belong to him, so that he may strongly support them. But because you have acted foolishly in this, from now on you will have wars."
Looking things over, I stood up and spoke to the officials, the military leaders, and the rest of the people: "Don't fear them. Remember the great and awe-inspiring Lord. Fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes."
I'm like a servant who longs for the shade, like a hired laborer who is looking for his wages.
He won't stop looking at righteous people; he seats them on thrones with kings forever, and they are exalted.
Are your eyes looking to capture him, or to pierce his snout with a bridle?"
"Look! Anyone's hope to capture him will prove itself false; anyone would be terrified just by looking at him.
Stop looking at me with chastisement, so I can smile again, before I depart and am no more. To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.
I am exhausted from calling for help. My throat is parched. My eyes are strained from looking for God.
My eyes are looking at the faithful of the land, so they may live with me; The one who lives a life of integrity will serve me.
I am looking in hope for your deliverance, LORD, as I carry out your commands.
My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look, there he stands behind our wall, looking through the windows, gazing through the lattice.
I called out to my lovers, but they deceived me. My priests and my elders have died within the city while looking for something to eat to keep themselves alive.
Our eyes failed, searching in vain for hope; we kept watching and looking for a nation that would not help.
""The end is coming! ""The end is here! ""And it's looking in your direction! ""Look out! It's arrived!
Whenever they moved, they proceeded without turning around as they moved, but they followed in the direction where their head was facing, without looking around as they moved.
So tell them, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "You keep eating flesh along with its blood, you keep looking to your idols, and you keep shedding blood, and you're going to take possession of the land?
with a human face looking toward the palm tree on one side and a young lion's face looking toward the palm tree on the other side. These carvings extended all the way around the Temple,
This is what I saw in the visions of my head while I was in bed: I was looking and listen carefully! I saw a tree in the middle of the earth, the height of which was very great.
For who has despised the time of insignificant things? They will rejoice to see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. These seven lights represent the eyes of the LORD, which are looking throughout all of the earth."
And the angel asked me, "What do you see?" I answered him, "I'm looking at a flying scroll. It's 20 cubits long and ten cubits wide."
"Watch out! I'm sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly, the LORD you are looking for will come to his Temple. He is the messenger of the covenant whom you desire. Watch out! He is coming!" says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
"Whenever an unclean spirit goes out of a person, it wanders through waterless places looking for a place to rest, but finds none.
So if they say to you, "Look! He's in the wilderness,' don't go out looking for him. And if they say, "Look! He's in the storeroom,' don't believe it,
Meanwhile, the high priests and the whole Council were looking for false testimony against Jesus in order to have him put to death.
Responding to the women, the angel said, "Stop being frightened! I know you're looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
When they found him, they told him, "Everyone's looking for you."
Then looking at the people sitting around him, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!
But he kept looking around to look at the woman who had done this.
Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, Jesus rebuked Peter, saying, "Get behind me, Satan, because you're not thinking God's thoughts, but human thoughts!"
Now it was two days before the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread. The high priests and the scribes were looking for a way to arrest Jesus secretly and to have him put to death,
Meanwhile, the high priests and the whole Council were looking for some testimony against Jesus in order to have him put to death, but they couldn't find any.
But he told them, "Stop being astonished! You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised. He is not here. Look at the place where they laid him.
They thought that he was in their group of travelers. After traveling for a day, they started looking for him among their relatives and friends.
When Jesus' parents saw him, they were shocked. His mother asked him, "Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been worried sick looking for you!"
He asked them, "Why were you looking for me? Didn't you know that I had to be in my Father's house?"
At daybreak he left and went to a deserted place, while the crowds kept looking for him. When they came to him, they tried to keep him from leaving them.
"Whenever an unclean spirit goes out of a person, it wanders through dry places looking for a place to rest but doesn't find any. So it says, "I will go back to my home that I left.'
Then he began teaching in the Temple every day. The high priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people kept looking for a way to kill him,
So the high priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put him to death, because they were afraid of the crowd.
Meanwhile, the people stood looking on. The leaders were mocking him by saying, "He saved others. Let him save himself, if he is the Messiah of God, the chosen one!"
While the women remained terrified, bowing their faces to the ground, the men asked them, "Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is living?
But when Jesus turned around and saw them following, he asked them, "What are you looking for?" They asked him, "Rabbi," (which is translated "Teacher"), "where are you staying?"
Yet the time is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. Indeed, the Father is looking for people like that to worship him.
Jesus replied to them, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate the loaves and were completely satisfied.
The Jewish leaders kept looking for him at the festival, asking, "Where is that man?"
They kept looking for Jesus and saying to one another as they stood in the Temple, "What do you think? Surely he won't come to the festival, will he?"
The disciples began looking at one another, completely mystified about whom he was speaking.
Then Jesus, knowing everything that was going to happen, went forward and asked them, "Who are you looking for?"
So he asked them again, "Who are you looking for?" They said, "Jesus from Nazareth."
Jesus replied, "I told you that I am the one, so if you are looking for me, let these men go."
Jesus asked her, "Dear lady, why are you crying? Who are you looking for?" Thinking he was the gardener, she told him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will take him away."
They asked, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This same Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you saw him go up into heaven."
Peter was still thinking about the vision when the Spirit told him, "Look! Three men are looking for you.
So Peter went to the men and said, "I'm the man you're looking for. Why are you here?"
The Lord is against you now, and you'll be blind and unable to see the sun for a while!" At that moment a dark mist came over him, and he went around looking for someone to lead him by the hand.
For as I was walking around and looking closely at the objects you worship, I even found an altar with this written on it: "To an unknown god.' So I am telling you about the unknown object you worship.
And Isaiah boldly says, "I was found by those who were not looking for me; I was revealed to those who were not asking for me."
Have you become committed to a wife? Stop trying to get released from your commitment. Have you been freed from your commitment to a wife? Stop looking for one.
It is not that I am looking for a gift. No, I want to see that you receive the fruit that increases to your benefit.
For people who say such things make it clear that they are looking for a country of their own.
He thought that being insulted for the sake of the Messiah was of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.
For here we have no permanent city but are looking for the one that is coming.
Be clear-minded and alert. Your opponent, the Devil, is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
But in keeping with his promise, we are looking forward to new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home.
So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to have the Lord find you at peace and without spot or fault.
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