'Seek' in the Bible
Moses told his father-in-law, "Because the people come to me to seek God's will.
"You are not to seek vengeance or hold a grudge against the descendants of your people. Instead, love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD."
"You are to consult neither mediums nor familiar spirits. You are never to seek them you'll just be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.
That way, when you see the tassel, you'll remember all the commands of the LORD and you'll observe them. Then you won't seek your own interests and desires that lead you to be unfaithful.
If from there you will seek the LORD your God, then you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and soul.
Instead, you must seek to enter only the place that the LORD your God will choose among your tribes. There he will establish his name and live.
after they have been destroyed in your sight, be careful not to be ensnared as they were. Otherwise, you will seek their gods and ask yourselves, "How do these nations serve their gods? I will do likewise.'
Don't seek a peace treaty with them as long as you live.
David was afraid because Saul had come out to seek his life while David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh.
If anyone should arise to pursue you and seek your life, may the life of your majesty be bound up with the LORD your God in a bundle of the living, and may he sling out the lives of your enemies from the pocket of a sling.
Now, don't let my blood fall to the ground away from the LORD's presence. Indeed, the king of Israel has come out to seek a single flea, like someone hunts a partridge in the mountains."
Meanwhile, about this time Haggith's son Adonijah began to seek a reputation for himself and decided, "I'm going to be king!" So he prepared chariots, cavalry, and 50 soldiers to serve as a security detail to guard him.
All the earth continued to seek audiences with Solomon so they could hear the wise things that God had put in his heart.
Seek the LORD and his strength. Always look to him.
So set your minds and hearts to seek the LORD your God, to get up, and to build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God may be stored in a temple built for the name of the LORD."
when my people humble themselves the ones who are called by my name and pray, seek me, and turn away from their evil practices, I myself will listen from heaven, I will pardon their sins, and I will restore their land.
All the kings of the earth continued to seek audiences with Solomon so they could hear the wise things that God had put in his heart.
As a result, anyone from all of the tribes of Israel who was determined to seek the LORD God of Israel followed the descendants of Levi to Jerusalem so they could sacrifice to the LORD God of their ancestors,
He practiced evil by not setting his heart to seek the LORD.
commanding Judah to seek the LORD God of their ancestors and to keep the Law and the commandments.
"Listen to me, Asa, Judah, and Benjamin! The LORD is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will allow you to find him, but if you abandon him, he will abandon you. Israel lived for years without the true God, priests to teach them, and the Law,
They also entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their ancestors with all their heart and soul,
and they further agreed that whoever would refuse to seek the LORD God of Israel was to be executed, whether important or unimportant, man or woman.
Nevertheless, a few good things have been found in you, in that you have removed the Asheroth from the land and you have disciplined yourself to seek God."
In mounting fear, Jehoshaphat devoted himself to seek the LORD. He proclaimed a period of fasting throughout all of the territory of Judah,
and the tribe of Judah assembled together to seek the LORD. People came from all of the cities of Judah to seek the LORD.
As a result, the Lord became angry with Amaziah and sent a prophet to him, who asked him, "Why did you seek the gods of a people who were unable to deliver their own nation from you?"
everyone who prepares his own heart to seek God, the LORD God of his ancestors, even though he does so inconsistent with the laws of consecration."
In the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, he began to seek the God of his ancestor David. In the twelfth year of his reign, he began to remove the high places, Asherim, carved images, and cast images from Judah and Jerusalem.
they approached Zerubbabel and the heads of the families with this message: "Let's build along with you, because, like you, we seek your God, as do you, and we've been making sacrifices to him since the reign of Esarhaddon, king of Assyria, who brought us here."
So the Israelis who had returned from captivity ate the Passover with all who had consecrated themselves from the uncleanness of the nations of the land in order to seek the LORD God of Israel.
For Ezra had set his heart to seek the Law of the LORD, to obey it, and to teach God's statutes and judgments in Israel.
Then I called for a fast there at the Ahava River so we could humble ourselves before our God and seek from him an appropriate way for us and our little ones to live, and how we should guard our personal wealth,
because I was ashamed to ask the king for a contingent of soldiers and cavalry to protect us from enemies we might encounter on the way. After all, we had told the king, "The hand of our God seeks the good of all who seek him, but his power and anger are against everyone who forsakes him."
"The land you are entering to possess is a morally unclean land due to the moral uncleanness of the nations of the lands along with their abominations that has filled it from one end to the other with their impurities. So, therefore, do not give your daughters in marriage to their sons, nor marry their daughters to your sons, and under no circumstances are you to seek their well-being or their wealth, so that you may remain strong, enjoying the best things the land has to give, and so that you may establish an inheritance for your children forever.'
Mordecai gave Hathach a copy of the written decree ordering the Jews' destruction that had been issued in Susa. Mordecai wanted him to show it to Esther, to explain it to her, and then to instruct her to go in to the king to seek his favor and plead with him for her people.
"Now as for me, I would seek God if I were you; I would commit my case to God.
Why haven't you pardoned my transgression and taken away my iniquity? Now I'm about to lie down in the dust. You will seek me diligently, but I won't be around!"
If you seek God, if you ask the Almighty for mercy,
If one were to seek to argue with him, he won't be able to answer him even once in a thousand times.
""For you seek out my iniquity and search for my sin.
"Look! Like wild donkeys in the wilderness, they work diligently as they seek wild game in the desert, food for them and their young ones.
LORD, my God, I seek refuge in you. Deliver me from those who persecute me! Rescue me!
Those who know your name will trust you, for you have not forsaken those who seek you, LORD.
With haughty arrogance, the wicked thinks, "God will not seek justice." He always presumes "There is no God."
Why do the wicked despise God and say to themselves, "God will not seek justice."?
Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; so that when you seek out his wickedness you will find it no more.
The afflicted will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise him, "May you live forever!"
This is the generation that seeks him. Those who seek your face are the true seed of Jacob. Interlude
I have asked one thing from the LORD; it is what I really seek: that I may remain in the LORD's Temple all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD; and to inquire in his Temple.
My mind recalls your word, "Seek my face," so your face, LORD, I will seek.
Young lions lack and go hungry, but those who seek the LORD will never lack any good thing.
Avoid evil and do good! Seek peace and pursue it!
Let those who seek my life be ashamed and disgraced; let those who plot evil against me be driven back and confounded.
Those who seek my life lay snares for me; those who seek to do me harm brag all day long about their wicked planning.
They reward my good with evil, opposing me because I seek to do good.
May those who seek to destroy my life be ashamed and confounded; let them be driven backwards and humiliated, particularly those who wish me evil.
Let all who seek you shout for joy and be glad in you. May those who love your deliverance say, "The LORD be magnified!" continuously.
God, you are my God! I will fervently seek you. My soul thirsts for you; my flesh longs for you in a dry, weary, and parched land.
But as for those who seek to destroy me, they will go down to the depths of the earth;
Do not let those who look up to you be ashamed because of me, Lord God of the Heavenly Armies. Let not those who seek you be humiliated because of me, God of Israel.
The afflicted will watch and rejoice. May you who seek God take courage.
May those who seek to kill me be publicly humiliated. May those who take pleasure in my harm be turned back in humiliation.
Let those who seek you greatly rejoice in you. Let those who love your deliverance say, "May God be continuously exalted."
For my enemies talk against me; those who seek to kill me plot together
Let my adversaries be ashamed and consumed; let those who seek my destruction be covered with scorn and disgrace.
Moreover, my tongue will speak all day about your justice; for those who seek my destruction will be utterly humiliated. Solomonic
Exult in his holy name; let all those who seek the LORD rejoice!
Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his face continually.
How blessed are those who observe his decrees, who seek him with all of their heart,
I will walk in liberty, for I seek your precepts.
Deliverance remains remote from the wicked, for they do not seek your statutes.
For the sake of the Temple of the LORD our God, I will seek your welfare. A Song of Ascents
Nevertheless, my eyes are on you, Lord GOD, as I seek protection in you. Don't leave me defenseless!
Such is the way of all those who seek illicit gain it takes away the lives of those who possess it.
"Then they will call out to me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently, but they will not find me.
if you seek it like silver and search for it like hidden treasure,
I love those who love me, and those who seek me will find me.
The desire of the righteous is to seek good, but the hope of the wicked results in wrath.
The mind of a discerning person gains knowledge, while the ears of wise people seek out knowledge.
To eat too much honey isn't good; and neither is it honorable to seek one's own glory.
Many seek a ruler's favor, but justice for a man comes from the LORD.
Speak for those who cannot speak; seek justice for all those on the verge of destruction.
When times are good, be joyful; when times are bad, consider this: God made the one as well as the other, so people won't seek anything outside of his best.
Among the things I seek but have not found: one man among a thousand I did find, but I have not found one woman to be wise among all these.
I have discovered only this: God made human beings for righteousness, but they seek many alternatives."
I'll get up and go all around the city, throughout the streets, and in the squares. I'll seek the one I love. I sought him, but didn't find him.
Learn to practice what is good; seek justice, alleviate oppression, defend orphans in court, and plead the widow's case.
"How terrible it will be for those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the chariot, because there are so many, and in charioteers, because they are so strong but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or seek the LORD!
I didn't speak in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness; I didn't say to Jacob's descendants, "Seek me in chaos.' I, the LORD, speak truth, declaring what is right.
"Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the LORD! Look to the rock from which you were cut, to the quarry from which you were hewn.
"Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near.
They seek me day after day, and are eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that practices righteousness and has not forsaken the justice of their God. "They ask me to reveal just decisions; they are eager to draw near to God.
"I let myself be sought by those who didn't ask for me; I let myself be found by those who didn't seek me. I said, "Here I am! Here I am!' to a nation that didn't call on my name.
"Should I not punish them for these things?" asks the LORD, "And on a nation like this, should I not seek retribution?"
Because the shepherds are stupid and don't seek the LORD, therefore, they don't prosper, and their flock is scattered.
Therefore, this is what the LORD says about the men of Anathoth who seek to kill you, all the while threatening you, "Don't prophesy in the name of the LORD so you won't die by our hand!"
"Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone in Judah kill him? Didn't he fear the LORD and seek the LORD's favor, and so the LORD changed his mind about the disaster that he had spoken to them about. We're bringing great disaster on ourselves.
Seek the welfare of the city to which I've exiled you and pray to the LORD for it, for your welfare depends on its welfare.'
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