100 Bible Verses about Raising Hands

Exodus 17:11 ESV / 323 helpful votes

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

Psalm 28:2 ESV / 81 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 / 79 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 / 75 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.

1 Timothy 2:8-10 ESV / 72 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.

Lamentations 2:19 ESV / 59 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 119:48 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 8:22 ESV / 57 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,

Ezra 9:5 ESV / 52 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,

Psalm 134:2 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Luke 24:50 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 32:40 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 8:38 ESV / 40 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,

Psalm 63:4 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 6:12-13 ESV / 34 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 141:2 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Isaiah 1:15 ESV / 15 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 90:17 ESV / 13 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 47:1 ESV / 13 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!

Leviticus 9:22 ESV / 13 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.

1 Timothy 4:14 ESV / 12 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.

Lamentations 3:41 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 11 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. ...

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

John 3:16 ESV / 11 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.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Mark 10:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

Proverbs 1:8-9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Psalm 26:6 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:6 ESV / 10 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,

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 10 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 1:16 ESV / 10 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.

John 15:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Luke 4:40 ESV / 10 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.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Proverbs 29:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

Exodus 17:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But Moses' hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 9 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, ...

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 9 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.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 9 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 8:31 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:18 ESV / 9 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.

Acts 17:25 ESV / 9 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.

John 16:33 ESV / 9 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.”

John 15:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

John 14:27 ESV / 9 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 13:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.”

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 9 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.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 9 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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 9 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.

Proverbs 31:25 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 8 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 ...

James 2:26 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Colossians 4:1-18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. ...

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 8 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 14:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 10:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

John 8:32 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

John 8:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Luke 6:27 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Matthew 22:39 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 19:26 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 5:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.

Proverbs 23:13-14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

Colossians 3:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

Habakkuk 3:10 ESV / 7 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 55:12 ESV / 7 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.

Genesis 14:22 ESV / 7 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,

Hebrews 12:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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.

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

Ephesians 5:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

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