'Seek' in the Bible
And he said, I seek my brethren; tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks.
And the men were afraid because they were brought into Joseph's house, and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time we are brought in here that he may seek occasion against us and fall upon us and take us for slaves and our asses.
then the priest shall look at it; and if the scall is spread in the skin, the priest shall not seek for yellowish hair; he is unclean.
Do not return unto spiritists or seek after diviners, to be defiled by them. I AM your God.
And it shall be unto you for a fringe that ye may look upon it and remember all the commandments of the LORD and do them and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, seeking after which ye fornicate.
And that he has brought thee near to him and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee, and ye seek the priesthood also?
And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he did not go, as the first and second times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness;
do not seek a fight with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth because I have given Mount Seir unto Esau for an inheritance.
But if from there, thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
But ye shall seek the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there for his habitation, and thou shalt go there.
Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all thy days for ever.
Then Naomi, her mother-in-law, said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee that it may be well with thee?
And the she asses of Kish, Saul's father, were lost. And Kish said to Saul, his son, Take now one of the slaves with thee, and arise, go seek the asses.
When thou art departed from me today, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel's sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah, and they will say unto thee, The asses which thou didst go to seek are found, and thy father has left the care of the asses and sorrows for you, saying, What shall I do for my son?
And Saul's uncle said unto him and to his servant, Where went ye? And he said, To seek the asses, and when we saw that they were nowhere, we came to Samuel.
Let our lord now command thy slaves, which are before thee, to seek out a man who is a cunning player on a harp, and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand and thou shalt have relief.
And David, seeing that Saul had come out to seek his soul, stayed in the woods in the wilderness of Ziph.
Saul also and his men went to seek him. And they told David, and he came down from there into a rock and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.
Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.
Now, therefore, my lord, as the LORD lives and as thy soul lives, seeing the LORD has withheld thee from coming to shed blood and from avenging thyself with thy own hand, now let thy enemies and those that seek evil to my lord be as Nabal.
Yet a man is risen to pursue thee and to seek thy soul, but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the LORD thy God, and he shall hurl forth the souls of thine enemies as out of the middle of a sling.
Then Saul arose and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.
Now therefore, do not let my blood fall to the earth before the face of the LORD, for the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea as when one hunts a partridge in the mountains.
And David said in his heart, In the end I shall be killed some day by the hand of Saul; there is nothing better for me than that I should escape once and for all into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more within the borders of Israel; so shall I escape out of his hand.
Then Saul said unto his slaves, Seek me a woman that is a spiritist that I may go to her and enquire of her. And his slaves said to him, Behold, there is a woman that is a spiritist at Endor.
But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David, and David heard of it and went down to the fortress.
Thus will I turn all the people back unto thee, and when they have returned (for that man is whom thou dost seek), all the people shall be in peace.
And Shimei arose and saddled his ass and went to Gath to Achish to seek his slaves. Shimei went, therefore, and brought his slaves from Gath.
As the LORD thy God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my lord has not sent to seek thee; and when they all said, He is not here; he has caused kingdoms and nations to swear an oath if they have found thee or not.
And he replied, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of the hosts, for the sons of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left, and they seek me to take my life.
And he replied, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of the hosts because the sons of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left, and they seek me to take my life.
And they said unto him, Behold now, there are fifty strong men with thy slaves; let them go and seek thy master; peradventure the Spirit of the LORD has taken him up and cast him upon some mountain or into some valley. And he said, Do not send them.
And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this the city; follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. And he led them to Samaria.
And they came unto the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.
And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. And David heard of it and went out against them.
for because ye did not do it thus at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us because we did not seek him according to his ordinance.
Glory in his holy name; let the heart of those that seek the LORD rejoice.
Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built unto the name of the LORD.
Now, therefore, in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the LORD and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the LORD your God, that ye may possess this good land and leave it for an inheritance for your sons after you for ever.
And thou, Solomon, my son, know thou the God of thy father and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing soul, for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts. If thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
if my people, upon whom my name is invoked, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from the heavens and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
And they spoke unto him, saying, If thou wilt seek the good of this people and please them and speak good words to them, they will be thy slaves for ever.
And from after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.
And he did evil because he did not prepare his heart to seek the LORD.
and commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and they fulfilled the law and the commandments.
and he went out to meet Asa and said unto him, Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: The LORD is with you, while ye are with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.
And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
that whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
And Asa in the year thirty-nine of his reign was diseased from his feet up; yet in his disease he did not seek the LORD, but the physicians.
Nevertheless, good things have been found in thee, in that thou hast burned down the groves of the land and hast prepared thy heart to seek God.
Then Jehoshaphat feared and set himself to seek the LORD and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
that has prepared his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, even though he is not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.
For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David, his father; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places and the groves and the graven images and the molten images.
then they came to Zerubbabel and to the heads of the fathers and said unto them, Let us build with you, for we seek your God, as ye do; and we do sacrifice unto him since the days of Esarhaddon, king of Assur, who brought us up here.
And the sons of Israel who had returned out of captivity and all those who had separated themselves unto them from the uncleanness of the Gentiles of the land, to seek the LORD God of Israel, ate
For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD and to do it and to teach in Israel his statutes and judgments.
Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us and for our little ones and for all our substance.
For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to defend us against the enemy in the way because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all those that seek him for good; but his power and his wrath is against all those that forsake him.
Now, therefore, do not give your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their prosperity forever, that ye may be strengthened, and eat the good of the land and leave it for an inheritance to your sons forever.
When Sanballat, the Horonite, and Tobiah, the slave, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there was come a man to seek the welfare of the sons of Israel.
I would certainly seek God, and unto God would I commit my affairs;
And why dost thou not take away my rebellion and pass over my iniquity? For now I shall sleep in the dust; and if thou shalt seek me in the morning, I shall not be found.
if thou would seek God early and make thy supplication to the Almighty,
O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after the lie? Selah.
And those that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, O LORD, hast not forsaken those that seek thee.
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, does not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man; seek out his wickedness until thou find none.
The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any that did understand and seek God.
The poor shall eat and be satisfied: those that seek him shall praise the LORD; your heart shall live for ever.
This is the generation of those that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life to behold the beauty of the LORD and to enquire in his temple.
My heart has spoken unto me from thee, Seek my face. Thy face, O LORD, will I seek.
Jod The young lions do lack and suffer hunger, but those that seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.
Nun Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul; let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.
Those that seek after my life lay snares for me, and those that seek my hurt speak calamities and imagine deceits all the day long.
Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my life to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee; let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.
God looked down from heaven upon the sons of Adam to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul; they have not set God before them. Selah.
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee; my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh longs for thee in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water;
Do not let those that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of the hosts, be ashamed for my sake; do not let those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.
The humble shall see this and be glad; seek God and thy heart shall live.
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my life; let them be turned backward and put to confusion that desire my hurt.
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee, and let such as love thy saving health say continually, Let God be magnified.
Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
In the same manner my tongue shall talk of thy righteousness every day, for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
The young lions roar after their prey and seek their food from God.
Glory in his holy name; let the heart of those that seek the LORD rejoice.
Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his face continually.
Let his children be continually vagabonds and beg; let them seek their bread out of their desolate places.
Blessed are those that keep his testimonies and that seek him with their whole heart.
Saving health is far from the wicked, for they do not seek thy statutes.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy slave; for I have not forgotten thy commandments.
Because of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek thy good.
Then they shall call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
Therefore I came forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.
I love those that love me, and those that seek me early shall find me.
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