What Does the Bible Say About Pursuing God? 11 Powerful Verses


Matthew 6:33

ESVBut seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
KJVBut seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
NASBBut seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
NIVBut seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
NLTSeek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

Hebrews 11:6

ESVAnd 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.
KJVBut 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.
NASBAnd without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
NIVAnd without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
NLTAnd it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

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1 Chronicles 16:11

ESVSeek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!
KJVSeek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
NASBSeek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.
NIVLook to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
NLTSearch for the LORD and for his strength; continually seek him.

Proverbs 8:17

ESVI love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.
KJVI love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
NASBI love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.
NIVI love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
NLTI love all who love me. Those who search will surely find me.

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Jeremiah 29:13

ESVYou will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
KJVAnd ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
NASBYou will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
NIVYou will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
NLTIf you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.

Psalm 63:1

ESVO 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.
KJVA Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
NASBA Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
NIVA psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah. You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
NLTO God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.

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Deuteronomy 4:29

ESVBut 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.
KJVBut 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.
NASBBut from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.
NIVBut if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.
NLTBut from there you will search again for the LORD your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him.

Matthew 7:7

ESVAsk, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
KJVAsk, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
NASBAsk, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
NIVAsk and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
NLTKeep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

Psalm 9:10

ESVAnd those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.
KJVAnd they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
NASBAnd those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.
NIVThose who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
NLTThose who know your name trust in you, for you, O LORD, do not abandon those who search for you.

Psalm 14:2

ESVThe LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.
KJVThe LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
NASBThe LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God.
NIVThe LORD looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
NLTThe LORD looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God.

Psalm 34:10

ESVThe young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
KJVThe young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
NASBThe young lions do lack and suffer hunger; But they who seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing.
NIVThe lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
NLTEven strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing.

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