15 Bible Verses about Raising Hands

Exodus 17:11 ESV / 297 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:8-10 ESV / 49 helpful votes

I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.

Nehemiah 8:6 ESV / 45 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 8:54 ESV / 44 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.

Psalm 28:2 ESV / 41 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.

Ezra 9:5 ESV / 31 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,

Lamentations 2:19 ESV / 30 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.”

1 Kings 8:22 ESV / 30 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,

Deuteronomy 32:40 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:48 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 8:38 ESV / 19 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,

Luke 24:50 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 6:12-13 ESV / 16 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,

Psalm 134:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Acts 17:25 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.

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