85 Bible Verses about Hands

Psalm 134:2 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 49:16 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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

Psalm 90:17 ESV / 57 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 / 53 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.

Job 17:9 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Acts 19:11 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Acts 11:21 ESV / 27 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 / 27 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 41:13 ESV / 25 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.”

Luke 24:50 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Luke 4:40 ESV / 20 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.

Isaiah 59:1 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Mark 16:18 ESV / 18 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 / 17 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 4:14 ESV / 14 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.

Matthew 15:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,

Mark 9:43 ESV / 13 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.

Matthew 19:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 5:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

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.

Mark 7:2-5 ESV / 9 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?”

Psalm 45:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 9:22 ESV / 9 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.

Exodus 29:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Exodus 29:10 ESV / 9 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.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 8 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.

Acts 19:6 ESV / 8 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.

Matthew 27:24 ESV / 8 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.”

2 Timothy 1:6 ESV / 7 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,

Matthew 5:30 ESV / 7 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.

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 62:8 ESV / 7 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 150:1-6 ESV / 7 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! ...

2 Kings 10:15 ESV / 7 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.

1 Kings 18:46 ESV / 7 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.

Numbers 11:23 ESV / 7 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.”

Numbers 8:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 24:14 ESV / 7 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 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.

Genesis 48:14 ESV / 7 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 1:26-2:1 ESV / 6 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, ...

Mark 1:41 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 17:18 ESV / 6 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.

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,

1 Samuel 5:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The hand of the Lord was heavy against the people of Ashdod, and he terrified and afflicted them with tumors, both Ashdod and its territory.

Numbers 8:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And Aaron shall offer the Levites before the Lord as a wave offering from the people of Israel, that they may do the service of the Lord.

Leviticus 20:10-16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. If a man lies with his father's wife, he has uncovered his father's nakedness; both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them. If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death; they have committed perversion; their blood is upon them. If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them. If a man takes a woman and her mother also, it is depravity; he and they shall be burned with fire, that there may be no depravity among you. ...

Leviticus 4:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the Lord, and the bull shall be killed before the Lord.

Exodus 17:11-13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses' hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword.

James 1:1-27 ESV / 5 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. ...

Hebrews 6:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Galatians 3:28 ESV / 5 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.

Mark 6:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:8 ESV / 5 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.

Isaiah 23:11 ESV / 5 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.

Isaiah 13:2 ESV / 5 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.

Psalm 80:17 ESV / 5 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!

1 Samuel 7:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So the Philistines were subdued and did not again enter the territory of Israel. And the hand of the Lord was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel.

Numbers 27:18-23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So the Lord said to Moses, “Take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay your hand on him. Make him stand before Eleazar the priest and all the congregation, and you shall commission him in their sight. You shall invest him with some of your authority, that all the congregation of the people of Israel may obey. And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the judgment of the Urim before the Lord. At his word they shall go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he and all the people of Israel with him, the whole congregation.” And Moses did as the Lord commanded him. He took Joshua and made him stand before Eleazar the priest and the whole congregation, ...

Leviticus 16:21 ESV / 5 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 3:2 ESV / 5 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.

Genesis 14:22 ESV / 5 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,

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Mark 7:32 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him.

Lamentations 5:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

We have given the hand to Egypt, and to Assyria, to get bread enough.

Proverbs 31:1-31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him: What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows? Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted. ...

Proverbs 6:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Psalm 106:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore he raised his hand and swore to them that he would make them fall in the wilderness,

Job 17:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Ezra 10:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 14:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And there were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations that the Lord drove out before the people of Israel.

Joshua 4:24 ESV / 4 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.”

Leviticus 4:33 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and kill it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering.

Leviticus 4:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And shall lay his hand on the head of the goat and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offering before the Lord; it is a sin offering.

Leviticus 1:4 ESV / 4 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.

Exodus 29:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Then you shall take one of the rams, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram,

James 5:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.

1 Corinthians 11:1-34 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven. ...

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Luke 10:10-13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town. “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

Proverbs 17:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 18:19-23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“You shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness while she is in her menstrual uncleanness. And you shall not lie sexually with your neighbor's wife and so make yourself unclean with her. You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord. You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. And you shall not lie with any animal and so make yourself unclean with it, neither shall any woman give herself to an animal to lie with it: it is perversion.

Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

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