That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.
Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: [and] not that he should return from his ways, and live?
All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.
But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
[It is] good that [a man] should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
The LORD [is] good unto them that wait for him, to the soul [that] seeketh him.
In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God.
That the LORD thy God may shew us the way wherein we may walk, and the thing that we may do.
And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.
[Seek him] that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD [is] his name:
Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour [it], and [there be] none to quench [it] in Bethel.
But seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought.
For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live:
And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he [is] gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye [even] to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for [it is] time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
I will go [and] return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.
And ye shall seek me, and find [me], when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that [are] in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures [shall be] in all high places.
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I [am] God, and [there is] none else.
I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
And they shall spring up [as] among the grass, as willows by the water courses.
For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:
With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments [are] in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of [our] soul [is] to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound;
And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock [whence] ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit [whence] ye are digged.
And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with [their] face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I [am] the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.
Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
Song of Solomon 3:4
[It was] but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.
And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find [it].
Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.
The law and the prophets [were] until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish [it], all that behold [it] begin to mock him,
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have [sufficient] to finish [it]?
And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse [your] hands, [ye] sinners; and purify [your] hearts, [ye] double minded.
But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Blessed [are] they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days [it shall come to pass], that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard [that] God [is] with you.
Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.
And the inhabitants of one [city] shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: I will go also.
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; [It shall] yet [come to pass], that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities:
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if [he ask] a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Blessed [are ye] that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed [are ye] that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
Song of Solomon 3:3
The watchmen that go about the city found me: [to whom I said], Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?
My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where [is] thy God?
[When thou saidst], Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
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.
Mine eyes [are] ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou [art] the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
This [is] the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he [is] our help and our shield.
My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
Psalms 42:1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
Blessed [is] that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
And he hath put a new song in my mouth, [even] praise unto our God: many shall see [it], and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, [and] established my goings.
Psalms 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good [thing].
I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.
2 Chronicles 15:13
That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
2 Chronicles 15:12
And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
2 Chronicles 15:2
And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD [is] with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.
2 Chronicles 11:16
And 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.
1 Chronicles 28:9
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth 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.
1 Chronicles 22:19
Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye 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 to the name of the LORD.
But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find [him], if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
2 Chronicles 26:5
And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.
2 Chronicles 30:18
For a multitude of the people, [even] many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good LORD pardon every one
The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, [and] seek God.
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
If thou [wert] pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.
If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God [is] upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath [is] against all them that forsake him.
2 Chronicles 31:21
And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did [it] with all his heart, and prospered.
2 Chronicles 30:19
[That] prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though [he be] not [cleansed] according to the purification of the sanctuary.
Song of Solomon 3:2
I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.
My soul [waiteth] for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: [I say, more than] they that watch for the morning.
I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
Blessed [are] they that keep his testimonies, [and that] seek him with the whole heart.
Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.
I [am] the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul [thirsteth] after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
The LORD [is] nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
Song of Solomon 3:1
By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.
Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all [things].
Blessed [is] the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as [for] hid treasures;
Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, [and] liftest up thy voice for understanding;
He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and enquired early after God.
Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth [his] promise fail for evermore?
My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
When I remember thee upon my bed, [and] meditate on thee in the [night] watches.
My soul shall be satisfied as [with] marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips:
Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
Because thy lovingkindness [is] better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
To see thy power and thy glory, so [as] I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
The humble shall see [this, and] be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?
I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.
I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.
Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.
Psalms 77:1 I cried unto God with my voice, [even] unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.
But I [am] poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou [art] my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.
When I remember these [things], I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.