'Searching' in the Bible
Now Rachel had taken the images, and had put them in the camels' basket, and was seated on them. And Laban, searching through all the tent, did not come across them.
And she said to her father, Let not my lord be angry because I do not get up before you, for I am in the common condition of women. And with all his searching, he did not come across the images.
"I'm searching for my brothers," he responded. "Tell me, where are they tending the flock?"
Benjamin is a wolf, searching for meat: in the morning he takes his food, and in the evening he makes division of what he has taken.
Thus they departed from the mount of the LORD three days' journey, and the ark of the covenant of the LORD went before them in the three days' journey, searching out a resting place for them.
And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.
But if in those lands you are turned again to the Lord your God, searching for him with all your heart and soul, he will not keep himself from you.
Give thought now to the days which are past, before your time, from the day when God first gave life to man on the earth, and searching from one end of heaven to the other, see if such a great thing as this has ever been, or if anything like it has been talked of in story.
a land which Jehovah thy God is searching; continually are the eyes of Jehovah thy God upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the latter end of the year.
Then Joshua, the son of Nun, sent two men from Shittim secretly, with the purpose of searching out the land, and Jericho. So they went and came to the house of a loose woman of the town, named Rahab, where they took their rest for the night.
And it was said to the king of Jericho, See, some men have come here tonight from the children of Israel with the purpose of searching out the land.
Then the king of Jericho sent to Rahab, saying, Send out the men who have come to you and are in your house; for they have come with the purpose of searching out all the land.
And they went into the hill-country and were there three days, till the men who had gone after them had come back; and those who went after them were searching for them everywhere without coming across them.
Now Barak was chasing Sisera. Jael went out to welcome him. She said to him, "Come here and I will show you the man you are searching for." He went with her into the tent, and there he saw Sisera sprawled out dead with the tent peg in his temple.
The princes of Issachar were with Deborah; Issachar was with Barak. They set out at his heels in the valley. There was great searching of heart among the clans of Reuben.
Why did you sit among the sheepfolds listening to the playing of pipes for the flocks? There was great searching of heart among the clans of Reuben.
And they said to one another, Who has done this thing? And after searching with care, they said, Gideon, the son of Joash, has done this thing.
And the ark was in Kiriath-jearim for a long time, as much as twenty years: and all Israel was searching after the Lord with weeping.
And Saul's father's brother said to him and his servant, Where have you been? And he said, Searching for the asses: and when we saw no sign of them, we came to Samuel.
But now, your authority will not go on: the Lord, searching for a man who is pleasing to him in every way, has given him the place of ruler over his people, because you have not done what the Lord gave you orders to do.
And David kept in the waste land, in safe places, waiting in the hill-country in the waste land of Ziph. And Saul was searching for him every day, but God did not give him up into his hands
After whom has the king of Israel come out? for whom are you searching? for a dead dog, an insect.
David said to himself, "One of these days I'll be swept away by Saul. There is nothing better for me than to escape immediately to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will stop searching for me everywhere in Israel, and I'll escape from him."
And Absalom's servants came to the woman at the house and said, Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan? And the woman said to them, They have gone from here to the stream. And after searching for them, and seeing nothing of them, they went back to Jerusalem.
So after searching through all the land of Israel for a fair young girl, they saw Abishag the Shunammite, and took her to the king.
Then they asked Elisha, "Look! We have 50 valiant men here with your servant! Please let them go out and search for your master Elijah. Perhaps the Spirit of the LORD has taken him up on a mountain or into a valley." Elisha responded, "Don't bother searching."
But when they kept on requesting him, he was shamed and said, Send, then. So they sent fifty men; but after searching for three days, they came back without having seen him.
And Elisha said to them, This is not the way, and this is not the town: come after me so that I may take you to the man you are searching for. And he took them to Samaria.
Have glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who are searching after the Lord be glad.
"Now as for you, my son Solomon, get to know the God of your father. Serve him with a sound heart and a devoted soul, because the LORD is searching every heart, every plan and thought. He will be found by you, assuming you are seeking him, but if you abandon him, he will abandon you forever.
If my people, on whom my name is named, make themselves low and come to me in prayer, searching for me and turning from their evil ways; then I will give ear from heaven, overlooking their sin, and will give life again to their land.
But when in their trouble they were turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, searching after him, he let their search be rewarded.
He gave himself to searching after God in the days of Zechariah, who made men wise in the fear of God; and as long as he was true to the Lord, God made things go well for him.
To those whose desire is for death, but it comes not; who are searching for it more than for secret wealth;
Doing great things, and there is no searching. Wonderful, till there is no numbering.
The camel-trains of Tema were searching with care, the bands of Sheba were waiting for them:
And why do you not take away my sin, and let my wrongdoing be ended? for now I go down to the dust, and you will be searching for me with care, but I will be gone.
Doing great things till there is no searching, And wonderful, till there is no numbering.
That you take note of my sin, searching after my wrongdoing,
Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?
An end hath he set to darkness, And to all perfection he is searching, A stone of darkness and death-shade.
Then he saw it, and put it on record; he gave it its fixed form, searching it out completely.
I was a father to the poor, searching out the cause of him who was strange to me.
Look, I waited for you to speak; I listened closely to your wise thoughts,while you were searching for words.
He breaketh the mighty -- no searching! And He appointeth others in their stead.
Lo, God is high, And we know not the number of His years, Yea, there is no searching.
There is no searching out of the Ruler of all: his strength and his judging are great; he is full of righteousness, doing no wrong.
Hast thou come in to springs of the sea? And in searching the deep Hast thou walked up and down?
Who gives in the evening the meat he is searching for, when his young ones are crying to God; when the young lions with loud noise go wandering after their food?
It roams the mountains for its pastureland, searching for anything green.
Let the arm of the sinner and the evil-doer be broken; go on searching for his sin till there is no more.
The Lord was looking down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any who had wisdom, searching after God.
I was searching for the Lord, and he gave ear to my voice, and made me free from all my fears.
For in a short time the evil-doer will be gone: you will go searching for his place, and it will not be there.
God was looking down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any who had wisdom, searching after God.
They search out perverse things, 'We perfected a searching search,' And the inward part of man, and the heart are deep.
The memory of my song comes back to me in the night; my thoughts are moving in my heart; my spirit is searching with care.
The young lions go thundering after their food; searching for their meat from God.
Have glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who are searching after the Lord be glad.
Let his children wander as beggars, searching [for food] far from their demolished homes.
Happy are they who keep his unchanging word, searching after him with all their heart.
My eyes are full of weariness with searching for your word, saying, When will you give me comfort?
O Lord, you have knowledge of me, searching out all my secrets.
Great is Jehovah, and praised greatly, And of His greatness there is no searching.
Then I will give no answer to their cries; searching for me early, they will not see me:
If you are looking for her as for silver, and searching for her as for stored-up wealth;
He who, with all his heart, goes after what is good is searching for grace; but he who is looking for trouble will get it.
The hater of authority, searching for wisdom, does not get it; but knowledge comes readily to the open-minded man.
The heart of the man of good sense gets knowledge; the ear of the wise is searching for knowledge.
The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
He who gets stores of wealth by a false tongue, is going after what is only breath, and searching for death.
As heaven is to height and the earth is to depth, so [is] the heart of kings--there is no searching.
The eating of much honey is not good, Nor a searching out of one's own honour -- honour.
And I gave my heart to searching out in wisdom all things which are done under heaven: it is a hard thing which God has put on the sons of men to do.
And I gave my mind to know [practical] wisdom and to discern [the character of] madness and folly [in which men seem to find satisfaction]; I perceived that this also is a searching after wind and a feeding on it.
a time to search, and a time to give up searching; a time to keep, and a time to discard;
I gave my mind to knowledge and to searching for wisdom and the reason of things, and to the discovery that sin is foolish, and that to be foolish is to be without one's senses.
See this which I have found, saith the Preacher, searching one by one to find out the reason;
For which my soul is still searching, but I have it not; one man among a thousand have I seen; but a woman among all these I have not seen.
This only have I seen, that God made men upright, but they have been searching out all sorts of inventions.
And because the Preacher was wise he still gave the people knowledge; searching out, testing, and putting in order a great number of wise sayings.
In the night the desire of my soul has been for you; early will my spirit be searching for you; for when your punishments come on the earth, the people of the world will get the knowledge of righteousness.
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
Give ear to me, you who are searching for righteousness, who are looking for the Lord: see the rock from which you were cut out, and the hole out of which you were taken.
Thou became wearied in the multitude of thy ways; yet thou didst not say, There is no remedy: thou hast found that which thou wast searching for; therefore thou repented not.
I have been ready to give an answer to those who did not make prayer to me; I have been offering myself to those who were not searching for me; I said, Here am I, here am I, to a nation which gave no respect to my name.
But you, O Lord, have knowledge of me; you see me, searching and testing how my heart is with you: let them be pulled out like sheep to be put to death, make them ready for the day of death.
And you will be searching for me and I will be there, when you have gone after me with all your heart.
All her people groan, they are searching for bread. They give their treasures for food, to bring back life. See, O Yahweh, and look, [how] I am despised.
I called to my lovers, but they betrayed me. My priests and elders perished in the city while searching for food to keep themselves alive.
Our eyes failed, searching in vain for hope; we kept watching and looking for a nation that would not help.
In that day I gave my oath to take them out of the land of Egypt into a land which I had been searching out for them, a land flowing with milk and honey, the glory of all lands:
My flock went astray on all the mountains and every high hill. They were scattered over the whole face of the earth, and there was no one searching or seeking [for them].
"As certainly as I'm alive and living, my sheep have truly become victims, food for all of the wild animals because there are no shepherds. My shepherds did not go searching for my flock. Instead, the shepherds fed themselves, and my flock they would not feed!'
For this is what the Lord has said: Truly, I, even I, will go searching and looking for my sheep.
As a shepherd's searching of his drove, In the day of his being in the midst of his scattered flock, so I do seek My flock, And have delivered them out of all places, Whither they have been scattered, In a day of cloud and thick darkness.
As scouts go searching throughout the land, whenever they see someone's bones, they will place a sign beside the remains until the remains have been buried in the Valley of Gog's Gang.
Then Daniel said in answer to the king, No wise men, or users of secret arts, or wonder-workers, or readers of signs, are able to make clear to the king the secret he is searching for;
People will stagger from sea to sea, from north to east. They will run back and forth, searching for a message from the LORD, but they won't find it.
And it will come about at that time, that I will go searching through Jerusalem with lights; and I will send punishment on the men who have become like wine stored over-long, who say to themselves, The Lord will not do good and will not do evil.
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