100 Bible Verses about Seeking God

Deuteronomy 4:29 ESV / 706 helpful votes

But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Proverbs 8:17 ESV / 601 helpful votes

I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.

Jeremiah 29:12-14 ESV / 536 helpful votes

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.

Matthew 7:7-8 ESV / 426 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 420 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 396 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Lamentations 3:25 ESV / 347 helpful votes

The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

Jeremiah 29:13 ESV / 341 helpful votes

You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 316 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Isaiah 55:6-7 ESV / 314 helpful votes

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Psalm 119:10 ESV / 313 helpful votes

With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!

Psalm 63:1 ESV / 267 helpful votes

A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Psalm 14:2 ESV / 231 helpful votes

The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.

Psalm 9:10 ESV / 222 helpful votes

And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 34:10 ESV / 221 helpful votes

The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Psalm 119:2 ESV / 216 helpful votes

Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,

James 4:8 ESV / 207 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.

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 198 helpful votes

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

1 Chronicles 28:9 ESV / 194 helpful votes

“And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.

Job 5:8-9 ESV / 187 helpful votes

“As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause, who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number:

Psalm 40:16 ESV / 183 helpful votes

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!”

Acts 17:26-27 ESV / 156 helpful votes

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us,

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 146 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Amos 5:4 ESV / 126 helpful votes

For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel: “Seek me and live;

Psalm 27:8 ESV / 126 helpful votes

You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”

Psalm 105:4 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Psalm 10:4 ESV / 97 helpful votes

In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”

Jeremiah 33:2-3 ESV / 92 helpful votes

“Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Romans 3:11 ESV / 91 helpful votes

No one understands; no one seeks for God.

Acts 17:27 ESV / 84 helpful votes

That they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us,

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 83 helpful votes

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Psalm 22:26 ESV / 83 helpful votes

The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord! May your hearts live forever!

Isaiah 55:6 ESV / 80 helpful votes

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near;

Psalm 34:1-22 ESV / 79 helpful votes

Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. ...

Hosea 10:12 ESV / 74 helpful votes

Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.

Deuteronomy 30:15-16 ESV / 73 helpful votes

“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it.

John 7:38 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

Psalm 14:2-3 ESV / 67 helpful votes

The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 65 helpful votes

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Matthew 5:6 ESV / 62 helpful votes

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Jonah 2:2 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Saying, “I called out to the Lord, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.

2 Chronicles 15:2 ESV / 55 helpful votes

And he went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: The Lord is with you while you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.

Hebrews 13:15 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 53 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. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...

Zephaniah 2:3 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who do his just commands; seek righteousness; seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the anger of the Lord.

Psalm 37:3-6 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.

John 6:37 ESV / 49 helpful votes

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.

Isaiah 45:19 ESV / 49 helpful votes

I did not speak in secret, in a land of darkness; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, ‘Seek me in vain.’ I the Lord speak the truth; I declare what is right.

Mark 16:17-18 ESV / 48 helpful votes

And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 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.”

Luke 12:31 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

Job 8:5 ESV / 47 helpful votes

If you will seek God and plead with the Almighty for mercy,

Isaiah 26:9 ESV / 46 helpful votes

My soul yearns for you in the night; my spirit within me earnestly seeks you. For when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

James 1:5 ESV / 45 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

1 Chronicles 22:19 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Now set your mind and heart to seek the Lord your God. Arise and build the sanctuary of the Lord God, so that the ark of the covenant of the Lord and the holy vessels of God may be brought into a house built for the name of the Lord.”

John 4:23 ESV / 44 helpful votes

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.

Job 23:8-9 ESV / 44 helpful votes

“Behold, I go forward, but he is not there, and backward, but I do not perceive him; on the left hand when he is working, I do not behold him; he turns to the right hand, but I do not see him.

Romans 3:10-11 ESV / 42 helpful votes

As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.

Proverbs 11:27 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor, but evil comes to him who searches for it.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Amos 5:6 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and live, lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it devour, with none to quench it for Bethel,

Psalm 27:4 ESV / 37 helpful votes

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.

Job 22:23-26 ESV / 37 helpful votes

If you return to the Almighty you will be built up; if you remove injustice far from your tents, if you lay gold in the dust, and gold of Ophir among the stones of the torrent-bed, then the Almighty will be your gold and your precious silver. For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty and lift up your face to God.

2 Chronicles 26:5 ESV / 37 helpful votes

He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God, and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 36 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Isaiah 31:1 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the Lord!

Psalm 69:32 ESV / 36 helpful votes

When the humble see it they will be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive.

Proverbs 28:5 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.

Psalm 105:3 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!

Psalm 70:4 ESV / 35 helpful votes

May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you! May those who love your salvation say evermore, “God is great!”

John 5:30 ESV / 34 helpful votes

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 34 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ...

Psalm 34:4 ESV / 33 helpful votes

I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

John 6:44 ESV / 32 helpful votes

No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.

Psalm 50:15 ESV / 32 helpful votes

And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 32 helpful votes

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

2 Chronicles 30:18-20 ESV / 32 helpful votes

For a majority of the people, many of them from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet they ate the Passover otherwise than as prescribed. For Hezekiah had prayed for them, saying, “May the good Lord pardon everyone who sets his heart to seek God, the Lord, the God of his fathers, even though not according to the sanctuary's rules of cleanness.” And the Lord heard Hezekiah and healed the people.

2 Chronicles 12:14 ESV / 31 helpful votes

And he did evil, for he did not set his heart to seek the Lord.

Hebrews 12:1-29 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. ...

Colossians 3:1-2 ESV / 30 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. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Psalm 119:45 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts.

John 3:16 ESV / 29 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.

Mark 1:35 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.

Matthew 13:44-46 ESV / 28 helpful votes

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Matthew 5:7 ESV / 28 helpful votes

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Jeremiah 29:12 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.

Jeremiah 29:11-14 ESV / 27 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.

2 Chronicles 11:16 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And those who had set their hearts to seek the Lord God of Israel came after them from all the tribes of Israel to Jerusalem to sacrifice to the Lord, the God of their fathers.

Genesis 4:26 ESV / 26 helpful votes

To Seth also a son was born, and he called his name Enosh. At that time people began to call upon the name of the Lord.

John 10:27 ESV / 25 helpful votes

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

John 5:44 ESV / 25 helpful votes

How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

2 Chronicles 15:13 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But that whoever would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, should be put to death, whether young or old, man or woman.

2 Chronicles 14:4 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And commanded Judah to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, and to keep the law and the commandment.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Zephaniah 1:4-6 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“I will stretch out my hand against Judah and against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off from this place the remnant of Baal and the name of the idolatrous priests along with the priests, those who bow down on the roofs to the host of the heavens, those who bow down and swear to the Lord and yet swear by Milcom, those who have turned back from following the Lord, who do not seek the Lord or inquire of him.”

Isaiah 9:13 ESV / 24 helpful votes

The people did not turn to him who struck them, nor inquire of the Lord of hosts.

Proverbs 14:12 ESV / 23 helpful votes

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

Job 8:5-6 ESV / 23 helpful votes

If you will seek God and plead with the Almighty for mercy, if you are pure and upright, surely then he will rouse himself for you and restore your rightful habitation.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

John 6:28-71 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform? Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. ...

John 2:1-25 ESV / 22 helpful votes

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” ...

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