Preceptual Word Study "SEEK"







  • Deut. 4:27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you. 28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. 29 But if from thence thou shalt SEEK the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou SEEK him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. 30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; 31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

  • 1Chron. 16:10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that SEEK the LORD. 11 SEEK the LORD and his strength, SEEK his face continually.

  • 1Chron. 28:8 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the LORD, and in the audience of our God, keep and SEEK for all the commandments of the LORD your God: that ye may possess this good land, and leave it for an inheritance for your children after you for ever. 9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou SEEK him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

  • 2Chron. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and SEEK my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

  • 2Chron. 15:12 And they entered into a covenant to SEEK the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul; 13 That whosoever would not SEEK the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. 14 And they sware unto the LORD with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets. 15 And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the LORD gave them rest round about.

  • 2Chron. 31:20 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and wrought that which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God. 21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to SEEK his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.

  • Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to SEEK the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.

  • Job 8:4 If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away for their transgression; 5 If thou wouldest SEEK unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty; 6 If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous. 7 Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase. 8 For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:

  • Psalms 9:9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. 10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that SEEK thee.

  • Psalms 27:4 One thing have I desired 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 behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple. 8 When thou saidst, SEEK ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I SEEK.

  • Psalms 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing. 14 Depart from evil, and do good; SEEK peace, and pursue it.

  • Psalms 40:16 Let all those that SEEK thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

  • Psalms 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that SEEK him with the whole heart. 45 And I will walk at liberty: for I SEEK thy precepts.

  • Prov. 7:15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to SEEK thy face, and I have found thee.

  • Prov. 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that SEEK me early shall find me.

  • Prov. 28:5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that SEEK the LORD understand all things.

  • Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do well; SEEK judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

  • Isaiah 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles SEEK: and his rest shall be glorious. 11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

  • Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: 14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. 15 Woe unto them that SEEK deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?

  • Isaiah 34:16 SEEK ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.

  • Isaiah 55:6 SEEK ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

  • Jer. 29:13 And ye shall SEEK me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

  • Jer.50:4 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and SEEK the LORD their God. 5 They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten. 6 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.

  • Ezek. 34:6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or SEEK after them. 11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and SEEK them out. 12 As a shepherd SEEKETH out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I SEEK out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. 16 I will SEEK that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.

  • Daniel 9:3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to SEEK by prayer and supplication, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

  • Daniel 14:38 And Daniel said, Thou hast remembered me, O God: neither hast thou forsaken them that SEEK thee and love thee.

  • Hosea 3:4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim: 5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and SEEK the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.

  • Hosea 5:14 For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him. 15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and SEEK my face: in their affliction they will SEEK me early.

  • Amos 5:4 For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, SEEK ye me, and ye shall live:

  • Zeph. 2:3 SEEK ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger.

  • Zech. 8:20 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities: 21 And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to SEEK the LORD of hosts: I will go also. 22 Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to SEEK the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD. 23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

  • Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should SEEK the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

  • Matthew 6:33 But SEEK ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

  • Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; SEEK, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that SEEKETH findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

  • Luke 17:33 Whosoever shall SEEK to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

  • Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to SEEK and to save that which was lost.

  • John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I SEEK not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

  • Acts 15:13 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me: 14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. 15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, 16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: 17 That the residue of men might SEEK after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

  • 1Cor. 14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, SEEK that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

  • Col. 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, SEEK those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

  • Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently SEEK him.

  • 1Peter 3:11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him SEEK peace, and ensue it.

  • Wisdom of Solomon 1:1 Love righteousness, ye that be judges of the earth: think of the Lord with a good (heart,) and in simplicity of heart SEEK him.

  • Wisdom of Solomon 6:12 Wisdom is glorious, and never fadeth away: yea, she is easily seen of them that love her, and found of such as SEEK her.

  • Sirach 2:16 They that fear the Lord will SEEK that which is well, pleasing unto him; and they that love him shall be filled with the law.

  • Sirach 6:27 Search, and SEEK, and she shall be made known unto thee: and when thou hast got hold of her, let her not go.

  • Sirach 18:14 He hath mercy on them that receive discipline, and that diligently SEEK after his judgments.

  • Sirach 24:34 Behold that I have not laboured for myself only, but for all them that SEEK wisdom.

  • Sirach 33:17 Consider that I laboured not for myself only, but for all them that SEEK learning.

  • Sirach 39:1 But he that giveth his mind to the law of the most High, and is occupied in the meditation thereof, will SEEK out the wisdom of all the ancient, and be occupied in prophecies. 2 He will keep the sayings of the renowned men: and where subtil parables are, he will be there also. 3 He will SEEK out the secrets of grave sentences, and be conversant in dark parables.

  • Baruch 4:28 For as it was your mind to go astray from God: so, being returned, SEEK him ten times more.








  • Lev. 19:31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither SEEK after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

  • Num. 15:39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye SEEK not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:

  • Psalms 4:2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and SEEK after leasing? Selah.

  • Psalms 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not SEEK after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

  • Psalms 119:155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they SEEK not thy statutes.

  • Isaiah 31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither SEEK the LORD!

  • Isaiah 45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, SEEK ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

  • Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will SEEK to enter in, and shall not be able.



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