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Turn to the LORD and pray to him, now that he is near.
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Seek ye the Lord, while he may be found: call upon him, while he is near.
Isaiah 45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I have not said to the seed of Jacob: Seek me in vain. I am the Lord that speak justice, that declare right things.
1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou my son Solomon, know the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart, and a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the thoughts of minds. If thou seek him, thou shalt find him: but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
2 Chronicles 19:3 But good works are found in thee, because thou hast taken away the groves out of the land of Juda, and hast prepared thy heart to seek the Lord the God of thy fathers.
Job 8:5 Yet if thou wilt arise early to God, and wilt beseech the Almighty:
Psalm 14:2 The Lord hath looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there be any that understand and seek God.
Psalm 27:8 My heart hath said to thee: My face hath sought thee: thy face, O Lord, will I still seek.
Psalm 32:6 For this shall every one that is holy pray to thee in a seasonable time. And yet in a flood of many waters, they shall not come nigh unto him.
Psalm 95:7 For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
Jeremiah 29:12-14 And you shall call upon me, and you shall go. and you shall pray to me, and I will hear you. . . .
Amos 5:6 Seek ye the Lord, and live: lest the house of Joseph be burnt with fire, and it shall devour, and there shall be none to quench Bethel.
Matthew 5:25 Be at agreement with thy adversary betimes, whilst thou art in the way with him: lest perhaps the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Matthew 7:7,8 Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you. . . .
Matthew 25:11,12 But at last came also the other virgins, saying: Lord, Lord, open to us. . . .
Luke 13:25 But when the master of the house shall be gone in and shall shut the door, you shall begin to stand without; and knock at the door, saying: Lord, open to us. And he answering, shall say to you: I know you not, whence you are.
John 7:33,34 Jesus therefore said to them: Yet a little while I am with you: and then I go to him that sent me. . . .
John 8:21 Again therefore Jesus said to them: I go: and you shall seek me. And you shall die in your sin. Whither I go, you cannot come.
John 12:35,36 Jesus therefore said to them: Yet a little while, the light is among you. Walk whilst you have the light, and the darkness overtake you not. And he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither be goeth. . . .
2 Corinthians 6:1,2 And we helping do exhort you that you receive not the grace of God in vain. . . .
Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation? Which, having begun to be declared by the Lord, was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.
Hebrews 3:13 But exhort one another every day, whilst it is called to day, that none of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
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Isaiah 12:6 Rejoice, and praise, O thou habitation of Sion: for great is he that is in the midst of thee, the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 46:13 I have brought my justice near, it shall not be afar off: and my salvation shall not tarry. I will give salvation in Sion, and my glory in Israel.
Deuteronomy 4:7 Neither is there any other nation so great, that hath gods so nigh them, as our God is present to all our petitions.
Psalm 75:1 Unto the end, corrupt not, a psalm of a canticle for Asaph.  We will praise thee, O God: we will praise, and we will call upon thy name. We will relate thy wondrous works:
Psalm 145:18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him: to all that call upon him in truth.
Psalm 148:14 The praise of him is above heaven and earth: and he hath exalted the horn of his people. A hymn to all his saints to the children of Israel, a people approaching to him. Alleluia.
Ezekiel 8:6 And he said to me: Son of man, dost thou see, thinkest thou, what these are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should depart far off from my sanctuary? and turn thee yet again and thou shalt see greater abominations.
Ephesians 3:13 Wherefore I pray you not to faint at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
ContextInvitation to the Needy
…5Behold thou shalt call a nation, which thou knewest not: and the nations that knew not thee shall run to thee, because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel, for he hath glorified thee. 6Seek ye the Lord, while he may be found: call upon him, while he is near.7Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unjust man his thoughts, and let him return to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God: for he is bountiful to forgive.…
Neither is there any other nation so great, that hath gods so nigh them, as our God is present to all our petitions.
And when thou shalt seek there the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him: yet so, if thou seek him with all thy heart, and all the affliction of thy soul.
For this shall every one that is holy pray to thee in a seasonable time. And yet in a flood of many waters, they shall not come nigh unto him.
My soul hath desired thee in the night: yea, and with my spirit within me in the morning early I will watch to thee. When thou shalt do thy judgments on the earth, the inhabitants of the world shall learn justice.
I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I have not said to the seed of Jacob: Seek me in vain. I am the Lord that speak justice, that declare right things.
Be converted to me, and you shall be saved, all ye ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is no other.
Thus saith the Lord: In an acceptable time I have heard thee, and in the day of salvation I have helped thee: and I have preserved thee, and given thee to be a covenant of the people, that thou mightest raise up the earth, and possess the inheritances that were destroyed:
Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall hear: thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou wilt take away the chain out of the midst of thee, and cease to stretch out the finger, and to speak that which profiteth not.
And the plains shall be turned to folds of flocks, and the valley of Achor into a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will hear; as they are yet speaking, I will hear.
When he said: Return ye, every one from his evil way, and from your wicked devices, and you shall dwell in the land which the Lord hath given to you, and your fathers for ever and ever.
And I will be found by you, saith the Lord: and I will bring back your captivity, and I will gather you out of all nations, and from all the places to which I have driven you out, saith the Lord: and I will bring you back from the place to which I caused you to be carried away captive.
Cry to me and I will hear thee: and I will shew thee great things, and sure things which thou knowest not.
Therefore say to the house of Israel: Thus saith the Lord God: Be converted, and depart from your idols, and turn away your faces from all your abominations.
Say to them: As I live, saith the Lord God, I desire not the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way, and live. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways: and why will you die, O house of Israel?
And the king answered, and said: Is not this the great Babylon, which I have built, to be the seat of the kingdom, by the strength of my power, and in the glory of my excellence?
Seek ye the Lord, and live: lest the house of Joseph be burnt with fire, and it shall devour, and there shall be none to quench Bethel.
And he caused it to be proclaimed and published in Ninive, from the mouth of the king and of his princes, saying: Let neither men nor beasts, oxen, nor sheep taste anything: let them not feed, nor drink water.
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