This is a subsidiary post of Goal, Purpose, Intent, Ambition…

Related post: Vocabulary of Prayer

Subsidiary posts:

synonyms:  ask for (Romans 10:20); inquire (1 Peter 1:11 margin); pursue (Judges 4:22; Psalm 34:14); search (Deuteronomy 4:29; Jeremiah 29:13; Ezekiel 34:6, 11); study (Ezra 7:10 margin).

Matthew 6:33  – “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness…”

Matthew 7:7, 8 (parallel to Luke 11:9-10 below)  –  “…seek, and you will find…and he who seeks finds..”

Matthew 13:45-46  –  “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls and upon finding one pearl of great value…”

Luke 11:9, 10 (parallel to Matthew 7:7-8 above)  –  “…seek, and you will find…and he who seeks, finds…”

Luke 19:10  –  “‘For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.'”

John 1:38  –  “And Jesus…said to them, ‘What do you seek?’”

John 18:4  –  “So Jesus…said to them, ‘Whom do you seek?'”

1 Corinthians 10:24  –  “Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor.”

1 Corinthians 10:33  –  “…not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.”

1 Corinthians 13:5, 6  –  “Love…does not seek its own…”

1 Corinthians 14:12  –  “…seek to abound for the edification of the church.”

2 Corinthians 12:14  –  “…for I do not seek what is yours, but you…”

Philippians 2:20-21  –  “…they all seek after their own interests, not those of Christ Jesus.”

Hebrews 11:6  –  “…must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”

1 Peter 1:10-12  –  “…the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating…”


1 Chronicles 28:9 –  “…If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.”

2 Chronicles 15:2  – “…And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.”

Psalm 34:4  –  “I sought the Lord, and He answered me…”

Isaiah 55:6  –  “Seek the Lord while He may be found…”

Jeremiah 10:21  –  “For the shepherds have become stupid and have not sought the Lord…”

Jeremiah 29:13  –  “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”

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