100 Bible Verses about Hands

Psalm 134:2 ESV / 94 helpful votes

Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord!

Psalm 90:17 ESV / 80 helpful votes

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 49:16 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

Job 17:9 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Yet the righteous holds to his way, and he who has clean hands grows stronger and stronger.

Isaiah 41:13 ESV / 39 helpful votes

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”

Acts 11:21 ESV / 37 helpful votes

And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord.

Proverbs 31:31 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.

Acts 19:11 ESV / 35 helpful votes

And God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul,

Luke 24:50 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them.

Isaiah 59:1 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear;

1 Timothy 4:14 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you.

Luke 4:40 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them.

Mark 16:18 ESV / 26 helpful votes

They will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Mark 10:16 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

Mark 9:43 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire.

1 Timothy 5:22 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure.

Psalm 45:9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor; at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;

Matthew 27:24 ESV / 18 helpful votes

So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man's blood; see to it yourselves.”

Matthew 15:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.”

Leviticus 24:14 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“Bring out of the camp the one who cursed, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.

Leviticus 9:22 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Then Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people and blessed them, and he came down from offering the sin offering and the burnt offering and the peace offerings.

Matthew 19:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people,

Ezekiel 17:18 ESV / 15 helpful votes

He despised the oath in breaking the covenant, and behold, he gave his hand and did all these things; he shall not escape.

1 Kings 18:46 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah, and he gathered up his garment and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

Exodus 15:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power, your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.

Genesis 14:22 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have lifted my hand to the Lord, God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth,

Matthew 5:30 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.

Numbers 8:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

When you bring the Levites before the Lord, the people of Israel shall lay their hands on the Levites,

Hebrews 12:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,

Acts 19:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying.

Exodus 29:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“Then you shall bring the bull before the tent of meeting. Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the bull.

Genesis 48:14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on the head of Ephraim, who was the younger, and his left hand on the head of Manasseh, crossing his hands (for Manasseh was the firstborn).

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Psalm 110:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.”

Job 17:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Lay down a pledge for me with yourself; who is there who will put up security for me?

2 Timothy 1:6 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands,

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Mark 6:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them.

Isaiah 62:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Lord has sworn by his right hand and by his mighty arm: “I will not again give your grain to be food for your enemies, and foreigners shall not drink your wine for which you have labored;

Psalm 118:15-16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of the Lord does valiantly, the right hand of the Lord exalts, the right hand of the Lord does valiantly!”

Psalm 80:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But let your hand be on the man of your right hand, the son of man whom you have made strong for yourself!

2 Kings 10:15 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And when he departed from there, he met Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him. And he greeted him and said to him, “Is your heart true to my heart as mine is to yours?” And Jehonadab answered, “It is.” Jehu said, “If it is, give me your hand.” So he gave him his hand. And Jehu took him up with him into the chariot.

Hebrews 6:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.

Mark 7:2-5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

They saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands, holding to the tradition of the elders, and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing of cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.) And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?”

Mark 1:41 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.”

Isaiah 64:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.

Isaiah 48:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand forth together.

Isaiah 23:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He has stretched out his hand over the sea; he has shaken the kingdoms; the Lord has given command concerning Canaan to destroy its strongholds.

Psalm 73:23 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.

Psalm 19:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Ezra 10:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes

They pledged themselves to put away their wives, and their guilt offering was a ram of the flock for their guilt.

Joshua 4:24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

So that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.”

Deuteronomy 15:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.

Leviticus 16:21 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins. And he shall put them on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is in readiness.

Leviticus 3:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And lay his hand on its head and kill it in front of the tent of meeting, and the sons of Aaron shall throw its blood against the sides of the altar.

Leviticus 3:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And he shall lay his hand on the head of his offering and kill it at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and Aaron's sons the priests shall throw the blood against the sides of the altar.

Leviticus 1:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

James 4:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Galatians 2:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And when James and Cephas and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given to me, they gave the right hand of fellowship to Barnabas and me, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.

Lamentations 3:41 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven:

Isaiah 13:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

On a bare hill raise a signal; cry aloud to them; wave the hand for them to enter the gates of the nobles.

Proverbs 6:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger,

Revelation 1:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last,

1 Peter 5:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,

Colossians 3:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

Jeremiah 18:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done? declares the Lord. Behold, like the clay in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.

Proverbs 12:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.

Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! ...

Numbers 11:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Moses, “Is the Lord's hand shortened? Now you shall see whether my word will come true for you or not.”

Exodus 29:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“You shall take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram,

1 Thessalonians 4:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you,

Galatians 3:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Romans 1:26-2:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, ...

Acts 28:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

It happened that the father of Publius lay sick with fever and dysentery. And Paul visited him and prayed, and putting his hands on him healed him.

Matthew 20:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And he said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Say that these two sons of mine are to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.”

Ezekiel 16:49-50 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty and did an abomination before me. So I removed them, when I saw it.

Isaiah 66:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.

Isaiah 1:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.

Proverbs 17:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

One who lacks sense gives a pledge and puts up security in the presence of his neighbor.

Proverbs 14:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.

Psalm 141:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!

Psalm 119:48 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.

Psalm 104:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.

Psalm 63:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.

Psalm 31:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!

Psalm 16:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Leviticus 3:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Lay his hand on the head of his offering, and kill it in front of the tent of meeting; and Aaron's sons shall throw its blood against the sides of the altar.

James 1:1-27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. ...

Matthew 18:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire.

Ezekiel 1:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar canal, and the hand of the Lord was upon him there.

Lamentations 2:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the night watches! Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord! Lift your hands to him for the lives of your children, who faint for hunger at the head of every street.”

Proverbs 21:25 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.

Proverbs 19:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The sluggard buries his hand in the dish and will not even bring it back to his mouth.

Proverbs 6:16-17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Psalm 145:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Psalm 138:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Psalm 109:31 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For he stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save him from those who condemn his soul to death.

Psalm 8:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

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