100 Bible Verses about Lifting Hands

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 711 helpful votes

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

Psalm 63:4 ESV / 602 helpful votes

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

Psalm 134:2 ESV / 591 helpful votes

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

Lamentations 3:41 ESV / 555 helpful votes

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

Psalm 141:2 ESV / 509 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 / 486 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.

Nehemiah 8:6 ESV / 458 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 119:48 ESV / 409 helpful votes

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

Ezra 9:5 ESV / 383 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 / 351 helpful votes

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

Lamentations 2:19 ESV / 326 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 / 326 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,

1 Kings 8:54 ESV / 323 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.

Exodus 17:11 ESV / 316 helpful votes

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

Psalm 143:6 ESV / 308 helpful votes

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

Psalm 88:9 ESV / 272 helpful votes

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

Habakkuk 3:10 ESV / 243 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.

Isaiah 1:15 ESV / 240 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.

1 Kings 8:38 ESV / 239 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,

Job 11:13 ESV / 217 helpful votes

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

Exodus 9:33 ESV / 216 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.

Exodus 9:29 ESV / 212 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 / 202 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 6:29-30 ESV / 199 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,

Leviticus 9:22 ESV / 190 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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 183 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.

2 Chronicles 6:12-13 ESV / 182 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,

John 16:33 ESV / 168 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

1 Timothy 4:14 ESV / 159 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.

Deuteronomy 32:40 ESV / 157 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:37 ESV / 156 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 154 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

Psalm 47:1 ESV / 154 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!

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 141 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 141 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Mark 10:16 ESV / 138 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:6 ESV / 137 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,

2 Chronicles 6:29 ESV / 135 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,

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 133 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Psalm 26:6 ESV / 131 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 129 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.

John 14:27 ESV / 127 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.

Psalm 44:20 ESV / 126 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 125 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Acts 13:3 ESV / 125 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 4:31 ESV / 123 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.”

Luke 4:40 ESV / 122 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.

1 Kings 8:38-39 ESV / 121 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),

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 119 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 116 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Romans 1:16 ESV / 113 helpful votes

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Acts 6:6 ESV / 113 helpful votes

These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands on them.

1 Peter 5:6 ESV / 108 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:18 ESV / 108 helpful votes

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Genesis 14:22 ESV / 108 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 10:12 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 34:9 ESV / 107 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 106 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.

Psalm 143:8 ESV / 104 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.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 103 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 102 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, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 102 helpful votes

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

John 15:12 ESV / 100 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Psalm 90:17 ESV / 100 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!

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 99 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 96 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.

John 15:13 ESV / 95 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

Exodus 15:6 ESV / 92 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 91 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.

Revelation 1:17 ESV / 90 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,

Job 30:24 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 55:12 ESV / 88 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.

Exodus 14:16 ESV / 88 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.

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 87 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. ...

Romans 8:31 ESV / 83 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Ephesians 5:19 ESV / 81 helpful votes

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

Matthew 27:24 ESV / 81 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.”

Daniel 12:7 ESV / 80 helpful votes

And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream; he raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven and swore by him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time, and that when the shattering of the power of the holy people comes to an end all these things would be finished.

Isaiah 65:1-2 ESV / 80 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;

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 80 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Psalm 77:2 ESV / 80 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.

Lamentations 1:17 ESV / 79 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.

Exodus 15:12 ESV / 79 helpful votes

You stretched out your right hand; the earth swallowed them.

John 4:24 ESV / 78 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Lamentations 2:15 ESV / 78 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?”

Job 27:23 ESV / 78 helpful votes

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

Nahum 3:19 ESV / 77 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?

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 77 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 49:22 ESV / 76 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.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Colossians 3:1 ESV / 75 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.

Lamentations 3:40-41 ESV / 75 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:

Exodus 9:22 ESV / 74 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.”

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 73 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.

John 4:2 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:24 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:1 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

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