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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(adv.) In an earnest manner.
3655b. homeiromai -- to desire earnestly
... 3655a, 3655b. homeiromai. 3656 . to desire earnestly. Transliteration:
homeiromai Short Definition: affection. Word Origin of uncertain ...
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1864. epagonizomai -- to contend with or for
... with or for. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: epagonizomai Phonetic Spelling:
(ep-ag-o-nid'-zom-ahee) Short Definition: I contend earnestly for Definition ...
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1617. ektenesteron -- more intently
... more intently. Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration: ektenesteron Phonetic Spelling:
(ek-ten-es'-ter-on) Short Definition: more earnestly Definition: more ...
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2206. zeloo -- to be jealous
... Word Origin from zelos Definition to be jealous NASB Word Usage am jealous (1),
becoming jealous (1), desire earnestly (2), eagerly seek (1), eagerly sought (1 ...
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4709. spoudaios -- with haste, diligently
... diligently. Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration: spoudaios Phonetic Spelling:
(spoo-dah'-yoce) Short Definition: diligently, earnestly Definition: diligently ...
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4692. speudo -- to hasten, urge on
... to hasten, urge on. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: speudo Phonetic Spelling:
(spyoo'-do) Short Definition: I hasten, desire earnestly Definition: I hasten ...
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1372. dipsao -- to thirst
... to thirst. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: dipsao Phonetic Spelling:
(dip-sah'-o) Short Definition: I thirst for, desire earnestly Definition: I thirst ...
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1957. epimartureo -- to bear witness to
... bear witness to. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: epimartureo Phonetic Spelling:
(ep-ee-mar-too-reh'-o) Short Definition: I testify earnestly Definition: I ...
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816. atenizo -- to look fixedly, gaze
... From a compound of a (as a particle of union) and teino (to stretch); to gaze intently
-- behold earnestly (stedfastly), fasten (eyes), look (earnestly ...
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1619. ektenos -- intently, fervently
... intently, fervently. Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration: ektenos Phonetic Spelling:
(ek-ten-oce') Short Definition: earnestly, strenuously Definition ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7592. shaal -- to ask, inquire
... borrows (1), consult (2), consulting (1), consults (1), dedicated (2), dedicated*
(1), demand (1), demanded (1), desired (1), desires (1), earnestly asked (1 ...
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7836. shachar -- to look early or diligently for
... verb from shachar Definition to look early or diligently for NASB Word Usage diligently
(1), diligently seek (1), diligently seeks (1), earnestly seek (1 ...
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2734. charah -- to burn or be kindled with anger
... angry (1), zealously (1). be angry, burn, be displeased, earnestly, fret
self, grieve, be wax hot, be incensed,. A primitive root ...
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7602. sha'aph -- to gasp, pant, pant after, long for
... desire earnestly, devour, haste, pant, snuff up, swallow up A primitive root;
to inhale eagerly; figuratively, to cover; by implication ...
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2142. zakar -- remember
... thought (1), well remember (1). burn incense, earnestly, be male, make mention
of, be mindful, recount. A primitive root; properly ...
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5749. uwd -- to return, go about, repeat, do again
... admonish, charge, earnestly, lift up, protest, call take to record, relieve,
rob, A primitive root; to duplicate or repeat; by implication ...
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7971. shalach -- to send
... send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) -- X any wise, appoint,
bring (on the way), cast (away, out), conduct, X earnestly, forsake, give ...
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2394. chozqah -- strength, force, violence
... Word Origin fem. of chozeq Definition strength, force, violence NASB Word Usage
earnestly (1), force (2), severely (1), vigorously (1). ...
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3605. kol -- the whole, all
... anywhere* (1), both (2), complete (2), completely (5), continually* (15), countryside*
(1), during (1), each (4), each one (1), each* (1), earnestly* (1), else ...
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7522. ratson -- goodwill, favor, acceptance, will
... favor, acceptance, will NASB Word Usage acceptable (5), acceptance (1), accepted
(8), delight (5), desire (2), desired (1), desires (1), earnestly* (1), favor ...
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In the 84Th Psalm He Longeth Earnestly after the Tabernacle of God
... THE THIRD CENTURY 90 In the 84th psalm he longeth earnestly after the Tabernacle
of God. In the 84th psalm he longeth earnestly after ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/90 in the 84th psalm.htm

How that is to be the Reward of All; the Apostle Earnestly Defends ...
... A Treatise on the spirit and the letter, Chapter 40."How that is to Be
the Reward of All; The Apostle Earnestly Defends Grace. ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 40 how that is to.htm

How a Holy Friar, Having Read in the Legend of St Francis of the ...
/.../ugolino/the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter liv how a holy.htm

How a Great Many of the People Earnestly Endeavored to Desert to ...
... How A Great Many Of The People Earnestly Endeavored To Desert To The Romans; As
Also What Intolerable Things Those That Staid Behind Suffered By Famine, And ...
/.../chapter 10 how a great.htm

The Old Prophets and Righteous Men Knew Beforehand of the Advent ...
... Against Heresies: Book IV Chapter XI."The old prophets and righteous men knew
beforehand of the advent of Christ, and earnestly desired to see and hear Him ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter xi the old prophets and.htm

Seized by Disease, his Mother Being Troubled, He Earnestly Demands ...
... Book I. Chapter XI."Seized by Disease, His Mother Being Troubled, He Earnestly Demands
Baptism, Which on Recovery is Postponed"His Father Not as Yet ...
/.../the confessions and letters of st/chapter xi seized by disease his.htm

In Spirit and Truth;' or the True Worshippers.
... the Father in spirit and truth.' From the connection it is evident that the words
'in spirit and truth' do not mean, as is often thought, earnestly, from the ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/murray/lord teach us to pray/in spirit and truth or.htm

Peter's Deliverance from Prison
... PETER'S DELIVERANCE FROM PRISON. 'Peter therefore was kept in the prison: but prayer
was made earnestly of the Church unto God for him.'"Acts 12:5 (RV) ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture the acts/peters deliverance from prison.htm

The More Excellent Way
... Second Series Sermon 89 The More Excellent Way. "Covet earnestly the best gifts;
And yet I show to you a more excellent way." 1:Cor.12:31. ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 89 the more excellent.htm

Some Time Ago, Macarius, a Man of Distinction from his Faith, his ...
... He, however, persevered in his request, begging earnestly that by any kind of words
that might be possible, the things which he longed to know should be placed ...
/.../11 some time ago macarius.htm

Earnestly (78 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Earnestly (78 Occurrences). ... (See NAS). Mark 5:10 And he
earnestly entreated Him not to send them away out of the country. (WEY NAS). ...
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Yearns (8 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Psalms 63:1 A Psalm by David, when he was in the desert of Judah. God,
you are my God. I will earnestly seek you. My soul thirsts for you. ...
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Permission (23 Occurrences)
... He allowed them. (See NAS NIV). Luke 8:38 But the man from whom the demons had gone
out earnestly asked permission to go with Him; but He sent him away. (WEY). ...
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Covet (14 Occurrences)
... kuv'-et ('awah; zeloo, "to desire earnestly," "to set the heart and mind upon
anything"): Used in two senses: good, simply to desire earnestly but legitimately ...
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Ambitious (6 Occurrences)
... am-bish'-us (philotimeomai, "to be strongly desirous," "strive earnestly," "make
it one's aim"): Given as a marginal reading in Romans 15:20 ("being ambitious ...
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Eagerly (36 Occurrences)
... 1 Corinthians 14:1 Be eager in your pursuit of this Love, and be earnestly ambitious
for spiritual gifts, but let it be chiefly so in order that you may ...
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Eager (43 Occurrences)
... (WEY). 1 Corinthians 14:1 Be eager in your pursuit of this Love, and be earnestly
ambitious for spiritual gifts, but let it be chiefly so in order that you may ...
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Zabbai (2 Occurrences)
... Wanderer; pure. (1.) Ezra 10:28. (2.) The father of Baruch, who "earnestly repaired"
part of the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:20; marg., "Zaccai"). Int. ...
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Obedient (39 Occurrences)
... Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my dearly-loved friends, as I have always found you
obedient, labour earnestly with fear and trembling--not merely as though I were ...
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Longed (24 Occurrences)
... any. (WEY DBY NIV). Luke 22:15 He said to them, "Earnestly have I longed
to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; (WEY). Romans ...
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Earnestly (78 Occurrences)

Matthew 19:26
And Jesus having earnestly beheld, said to them, 'With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'

Mark 3:12
He sternly warned them that they should not make him known.
(See NAS)

Mark 5:10
And he earnestly entreated Him not to send them away out of the country.

Mark 5:23
And made strong prayers to him, saying, My little daughter is near to death: it is my prayer that you will come and put your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and have life.

Luke 7:4
When they came to Jesus, they begged him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy for you to do this for him,

Luke 8:38
But the man from whom the demons had gone out earnestly asked permission to go with Him; but He sent him away.

Luke 9:21
But, earnestly charging them, he enjoined them to say this to no man,

Luke 16:28
For I have five brothers. Let him earnestly warn them, lest they also come to this place of torment.'

Luke 22:15
He said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer,

Luke 22:44
Being in agony he prayed more earnestly. His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground.

Luke 22:56
But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.

Luke 24:17
"What is the subject," He asked them, "on which you are talking so earnestly, as you walk?" And they stood still, looking full of sorrow.

Acts 3:12
And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

Acts 8:31
"Why, how can I," replied the eunuch, "unless some one explains it to me?" And he earnestly invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

Acts 10:4
and he having looked earnestly on him, and becoming afraid, said, 'What is it, Lord?' And he said to him, 'Thy prayers and thy kind acts came up for a memorial before God,

Acts 10:19
And Peter was still earnestly thinking over the vision, when the Spirit said to him, "Three men are now inquiring for you.

Acts 12:5
Peter therefore was kept in the prison: but prayer was made earnestly of the church unto God for him.

Acts 13:42
As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue, the people earnestly begged to have all this repeated to them on the following Sabbath.

Acts 15:17
In order that the rest of mankind may earnestly seek the Lord--even all the nations which are called by My name,"

Acts 23:1
And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.

Acts 26:7
which our twelve tribes, earnestly serving night and day, hope to attain. Concerning this hope I am accused by the Jews, King Agrippa!

Romans 11:7
What then? That which Israel was searching for he did not get, but those of the selection got it and the rest were made hard.
(See NIV)

1 Corinthians 12:31
But earnestly desire the best gifts. Moreover, I show a most excellent way to you.

1 Corinthians 14:1
Follow after love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

1 Corinthians 14:12
so also ye, since ye are earnestly desirous of spiritual gifts, for the building up of the assembly seek that ye may abound;

1 Corinthians 14:39
Therefore, brothers, desire earnestly to prophesy, and don't forbid speaking with other languages.

2 Corinthians 5:2
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:

2 Corinthians 8:4
With earnest entreaty they begged from us the favour of being allowed to share in the service now being rendered to God's people.
(See RSV)

2 Corinthians 11:1
I earnestly wish ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.

Ephesians 4:2
with all lowliness of mind and unselfishness, and with patience, bearing with one another lovingly, and earnestly striving to maintain,

Philippians 2:12
Therefore, my dearly-loved friends, as I have always found you obedient, labour earnestly with fear and trembling--not merely as though I were present with you, but much more now since I am absent from you--labour earnestly, I say, to make sure of your own salvation.

Colossians 4:12
Epaphras, who is one of you, the bondman of Christ Jesus, salutes you, always combating earnestly for you in prayers, to the end that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

1 Thessalonians 2:17
But we, brethren, having been for a short time separated from you in bodily presence, though not in heart, endeavoured all the more earnestly, with intense longing, to see you face to face.

1 Thessalonians 3:10
while night and day, with intense earnestness, we pray that we may see your faces, and may bring to perfection whatever may be still lacking in your faith?

1 Thessalonians 4:11
and to seek earnestly to be quiet and mind your own affairs, and work with your own hands, even as we charged you,

1 Timothy 6:12
Strive earnestly in the good conflict of faith. Lay hold of eternal life, to which thou hast been called, and hast confessed the good confession before many witnesses.

2 Timothy 1:4
earnestly desiring to see thee, remembering thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;

2 Timothy 2:14
Of these things put in remembrance, testifying earnestly before the Lord not to have disputes of words, profitable for nothing, to the subversion of the hearers.

2 Timothy 2:15
Earnestly seek to commend yourself to God as a servant who, because of his straightforward dealing with the word of truth, has no reason to feel any shame.

Hebrews 6:11
But we desire earnestly that each one of you shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end;

Hebrews 11:6
But where there is no faith it is impossible truly to please Him; for the man who draws near to God must believe that there is a God and that He proves Himself a rewarder of those who earnestly try to find Him.

Hebrews 12:17
For you know that even afterwards, when he wished to secure the blessing, he was rejected; for he found no opportunity for undoing what he had done, though he sought the blessing earnestly with tears.

Hebrews 13:19
I strongly urge you to do this, that I may be restored to you sooner.
(See RSV)

James 4:5
Do ye think that emptily the Writing saith, 'To envy earnestly desireth the spirit that did dwell in us,'

James 5:17
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and it didn't rain on the earth for three years and six months.

1 Peter 1:10
There were Prophets who earnestly inquired about that salvation, and closely searched into it--even those who spoke beforehand of the grace which was to come to you.

1 Peter 1:22
Your souls having purified in the obedience of the truth through the Spirit to brotherly love unfeigned, out of a pure heart one another love ye earnestly,

1 Peter 2:2
as newborn babes desire earnestly the pure mental milk of the word, that by it ye may grow up to salvation,

2 Peter 3:12
looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God, which will cause the burning heavens to be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?

2 Peter 3:14
Therefore, dear friends, since you have these expectations, earnestly seek to be found in His presence, free from blemish or reproach, in peace.

Jude 1:3
Beloved, while I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I was constrained to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

Genesis 31:30
And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou didst earnestly long after thy father's house; yet why hast thou stolen my gods?

Genesis 43:3
And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.
(See JPS)

Leviticus 19:17
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart; thou shalt earnestly rebuke thy neighbour, lest thou bear sin on account of him.

Numbers 22:37
Balak said to Balaam, "Didn't I earnestly send to you to call you? Why didn't you come to me? Am I not able indeed to promote you to honor?"

1 Samuel 8:9
Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit thou shalt protest solemnly unto them, and shalt show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.
(See JPS)

1 Samuel 20:6
If your father miss me at all, then say,'David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city; for it is the yearly sacrifice there for all the family.'

1 Samuel 20:28
Jonathan answered Saul, "David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem.

2 Chronicles 15:15
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.
(See NAS)

Nehemiah 3:20
After him Baruch the son of Zabbai earnestly repaired another portion, from the turning of the wall to the door of the house of Eliashib the high priest.

Job 7:2
As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow, as a hireling who looks for his wages,

Job 8:5
If thou seek earnestly unto God, and make thy supplication to the Almighty,

Job 32:4
And Elihu hath waited earnestly beside Job with words, for they are older than he in days.

Psalms 63:1
A Psalm by David, when he was in the desert of Judah. God, you are my God. I will earnestly seek you. My soul thirsts for you. My flesh longs for you, in a dry and weary land, where there is no water.

Psalms 78:34
When he killed them, then they inquired after him. They returned and sought God earnestly.

Proverbs 1:28
Then will they call upon me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they shall not find me:

Proverbs 7:15
therefore came I forth to meet thee, to seek earnestly thy face, and I have found thee.

Proverbs 8:17
I love them that love me; And those that seek me diligently shall find me.

Proverbs 11:27
Whoso is earnestly seeking good Seeketh a pleasing thing, And whoso is seeking evil -- it meeteth him.

Isaiah 14:16
They that see thee shall gaze at thee, they shall consider thee,'saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
(See JPS)

Isaiah 26:9
With my soul have I desired you in the night. Yes, with my spirit within me will I seek you earnestly; for when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

Jeremiah 11:7
For I earnestly protested to your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even to this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Obey my voice.

Jeremiah 31:20
Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a darling child? for as often as I speak against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, says Yahweh.

Daniel 12:12
O the blessedness of him who is waiting earnestly, and doth come to the days, a thousand, three hundred, thirty and five.

Hosea 5:15
I will go and return to my place, until they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face. In their affliction they will seek me earnestly."

Jonah 1:14
So, crying to the Lord, they said, Give ear to our prayer, O Lord, give ear, and do not let destruction overtake us because of this man's life; do not put on us the sin of taking life without cause: for you, O Lord, have done what seemed good to you.
(See NAS)

Jonah 3:8
but let them be covered with sackcloth, both man and animal, and let them cry mightily to God. Yes, let them turn everyone from his evil way, and from the violence that is in his hands.
(See NAS)

Micah 7:3
That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.



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