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Multiple times in the Bible, it tells us to seek various things. Seek God, His righteousness, peace, His face; all sorts of stuff. Curiosity overcame me and I wanted to know: what does the word seek actually mean? Seeking God is something I long to do, but how can I achieve that? I became determined to study the word seek and get a deeper understanding of its meaning.
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The Word Seek In Hebrew
There’s a bunch of words in Hebrew that are used to describe the word seek. I think the easiest way to layout this information would be to give the words, then define what they mean. It’ll help us to get an all-around feel of what these words mean. All of the definitions are taken from the Strong’s Expanded Dictionary of Bible Words. Click here to order now!
Baqar– to seek with pleasure or delight. This word can be found in Psalm 27:4:
“One thing I have desired of the LORD,
That will I seek:
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 of His temple.” Read more