36 Bible Verses about Lifting Hands

Psalm 63:4 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

Psalm 134:2 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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

Lamentations 3:41 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

Psalm 141:2 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 8:54 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Now as Solomon finished offering all this prayer and plea to the Lord, he arose from before the altar of the Lord, where he had knelt with hands outstretched toward heaven.

Nehemiah 8:6 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God, and all the people answered, “Amen, Amen,” lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground.

Psalm 28:2 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.

Psalm 143:6 ESV / 22 helpful votes

I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah

Job 11:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“If you prepare your heart, you will stretch out your hands toward him.

1 Kings 8:22 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven,

Luke 24:50 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 8:38 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Whatever prayer, whatever plea is made by any man or by all your people Israel, each knowing the affliction of his own heart and stretching out his hands toward this house,

2 Chronicles 6:29-30 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Whatever prayer, whatever plea is made by any man or by all your people Israel, each knowing his own affliction and his own sorrow and stretching out his hands toward this house, then hear from heaven your dwelling place and forgive and render to each whose heart you know, according to all his ways, for you, you only, know the hearts of the children of mankind,

Ezra 9:5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And at the evening sacrifice I rose from my fasting, with my garment and my cloak torn, and fell upon my knees and spread out my hands to the Lord my God,

Exodus 9:33 ESV / 15 helpful votes

So Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh and stretched out his hands to the Lord, and the thunder and the hail ceased, and the rain no longer poured upon the earth.

Psalm 119:48 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Psalm 88:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

My eye grows dim through sorrow. Every day I call upon you, O Lord; I spread out my hands to you.

Exodus 9:29 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Moses said to him, “As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will stretch out my hands to the Lord. The thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, so that you may know that the earth is the Lord's.

Psalm 68:31 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Nobles shall come from Egypt; Cush shall hasten to stretch out her hands to God.

Psalm 44:20 ESV / 11 helpful votes

If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god,

Isaiah 1:15 ESV / 9 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.

Job 30:24 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand, and in his disaster cry for help?

Habakkuk 3:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The mountains saw you and writhed; the raging waters swept on; the deep gave forth its voice; it lifted its hands on high.

Jeremiah 4:31 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For I heard a cry as of a woman in labor, anguish as of one giving birth to her first child, the cry of the daughter of Zion gasping for breath, stretching out her hands, “Woe is me! I am fainting before murderers.”

1 Kings 8:38-39 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whatever prayer, whatever plea is made by any man or by all your people Israel, each knowing the affliction of his own heart and stretching out his hands toward this house, then hear in heaven your dwelling place and forgive and act and render to each whose heart you know, according to all his ways (for you, you only, know the hearts of all the children of mankind),

Exodus 17:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed.

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.”

Lamentations 1:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Zion stretches out her hands, but there is none to comfort her; the Lord has commanded against Jacob that his neighbors should be his foes; Jerusalem has become a filthy thing among them.

Isaiah 65:1-2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I was ready to be sought by those who did not ask for me; I was ready to be found by those who did not seek me. I said, “Here am I, here am I,” to a nation that was not called by my name. I spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, following their own devices;

1 Peter 2:1-25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

James 5:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 49:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Job 11:1-13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said: “Should a multitude of words go unanswered, and a man full of talk be judged right? Should your babble silence men, and when you mock, shall no one shame you? For you say, ‘My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in God's eyes.’ But oh, that God would speak and open his lips to you,

2 Timothy 1:1-4:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

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