100 Bible Verses about Lifting Hands

Psalm 63:4 ESV / 128 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 / 113 helpful votes

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

Psalm 134:2 ESV / 105 helpful votes

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

Lamentations 3:41 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

Psalm 141:2 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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

Psalm 28:2 ESV / 59 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.

1 Kings 8:54 ESV / 59 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 / 58 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.

1 Kings 8:22 ESV / 50 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,

Psalm 143:6 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:48 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Exodus 9:33 ESV / 41 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.

Job 11:13 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

Ezra 9:5 ESV / 39 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,

Luke 24:50 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Lamentations 2:19 ESV / 37 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.”

Psalm 88:9 ESV / 36 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 / 36 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.

1 Kings 8:38 ESV / 35 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,

Exodus 17:11 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Psalm 68:31 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Habakkuk 3:10 ESV / 28 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.

2 Chronicles 6:29-30 ESV / 28 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,

Isaiah 1:15 ESV / 27 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.

Psalm 44:20 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 4:31 ESV / 19 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.”

Job 30:24 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 8:38-39 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, 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),

Isaiah 65:1-2 ESV / 13 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;

Lamentations 1:17 ESV / 11 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.

2 Chronicles 6:12-13 ESV / 11 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. Solomon had made a bronze platform five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high, and had set it in the court, and he stood on it. Then he knelt on his knees in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands toward heaven,

Genesis 14:22 ESV / 10 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,

Psalm 47:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!

Deuteronomy 32:40 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For I lift up my hand to heaven and swear, As I live forever,

1 Timothy 4:14 ESV / 8 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.

Isaiah 49:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Psalm 26:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I wash my hands in innocence and go around your altar, O Lord,

Leviticus 9:22 ESV / 8 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.

Revelation 1:17 ESV / 7 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,

2 Chronicles 6:29 ESV / 7 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,

Hebrews 12:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,

Lamentations 3:40-41 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord! Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven:

Psalm 134:1-3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who stand by night in the house of the Lord! Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord! May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth!

Psalm 95:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

Psalm 90:17 ESV / 6 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!

Psalm 77:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

1 Peter 5:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

James 4:8 ESV / 5 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.

Colossians 3:1 ESV / 5 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.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 5:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Acts 13:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.

Mark 10:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 55:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Proverbs 1:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Because I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,

Psalm 63:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 34:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Psalm 24:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Job 27:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

It claps its hands at him and hisses at him from its place.

1 Kings 18:1-46 ESV / 5 helpful votes

After many days the word of the Lord came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, “Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.” So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria. And Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared the Lord greatly, and when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the Lord, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave and fed them with bread and water.) And Ahab said to Obadiah, “Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys. Perhaps we may find grass and save the horses and mules alive, and not lose some of the animals.” ...

Judges 15:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

When he came to Lehi, the Philistines came shouting to meet him. Then the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon him, and the ropes that were on his arms became as flax that has caught fire, and his bonds melted off his hands.

Judges 2:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Whenever they marched out, the hand of the Lord was against them for harm, as the Lord had warned, and as the Lord had sworn to them. And they were in terrible distress.

Deuteronomy 34:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him. So the people of Israel obeyed him and did as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Deuteronomy 19:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Your eye shall not pity. It shall be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Deuteronomy 15:10 ESV / 5 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 24:14 ESV / 5 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.

Exodus 15:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Exodus 14:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go through the sea on dry ground.

Exodus 9:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, so that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, on man and beast and every plant of the field, in the land of Egypt.”

John 17:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you,

John 14:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

John 4:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

(although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples),

John 3:16-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

John 3:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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.”

Luke 24:39 ESV / 4 helpful votes

See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”

Matthew 27:24 ESV / 4 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.”

Nahum 3:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

There is no easing your hurt; your wound is grievous. All who hear the news about you clap their hands over you. For upon whom has not come your unceasing evil?

Lamentations 2:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

All who pass along the way clap their hands at you; they hiss and wag their heads at the daughter of Jerusalem: “Is this the city that was called the perfection of beauty, the joy of all the earth?”

Isaiah 49:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and raise my signal to the peoples; and they shall bring your sons in their bosom, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders.

Proverbs 19:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Psalm 143:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalm 10:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted.

Colossians 1:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Revelation 7:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea,

Revelation 7:1-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel: 12,000 from the tribe of Judah were sealed, 12,000 from the tribe of Reuben, 12,000 from the tribe of Gad, ...

Revelation 1:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.

Hebrews 7:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

2 Timothy 1:6 ESV / 2 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,

1 Timothy 2:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Acts 28:8 ESV / 2 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.

Acts 21:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

When our days there were ended, we departed and went on our journey, and they all, with wives and children, accompanied us until we were outside the city. And kneeling down on the beach, we prayed

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