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'Yearn' in the Bible

They entered into a covenant (solemn agreement) to seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and soul;

everyone who sets his heart to seek God—the Lord God of his fathers—even though it is not in accordance with the [ceremonial] purification [rules] of the sanctuary.”

For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young (sixteen), he began to seek after and inquire of the God of his father David; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherim, and the carved and cast images.

For Ezra had set his heart (resolved) to study and interpret the Law of the Lord, and to practice it and teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel.

“[Then] You will call, and I will answer You;You will long for [me] the work of Your hands.

But as for the land to which they long to return, they will not return to it.

“I will gather those [Israelites in captivity] who grieve about the appointed feasts—They came from you, [O Zion];On whom the reproach [of exile] is a burden.

For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our [immortal, eternal] celestial dwelling,

and they also long for you while they pray on your behalf, because of the surpassing measure of God’s grace [His undeserved favor, mercy, and blessing which is revealed] in you.

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