12 I thought, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal,(A) and I have not sought the Lord’s favor.(B)’ So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering.”

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Then Jehoahaz sought(A) the Lord’s favor, and the Lord listened to him, for he saw(B) how severely the king of Aram was oppressing(C) Israel.

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14 if my people, who are called by my name,(A) will humble(B) themselves and pray and seek my face(C) and turn(D) from their wicked ways, then I will hear(E) from heaven, and I will forgive(F) their sin and will heal(G) their land.

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But in their distress they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him,(A) and he was found by them.

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12 In his distress he sought the favor of the Lord his God and humbled(A) himself greatly before the God of his ancestors.

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34 Whenever God slew them, they would seek(A) him;
    they eagerly turned to him again.

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58 I have sought(A) your face with all my heart;
    be gracious to me(B) according to your promise.(C)

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19 I have not spoken in secret,(A)
    from somewhere in a land of darkness;(B)
I have not said to Jacob’s descendants,(C)
    ‘Seek(D) me in vain.’
I, the Lord, speak the truth;
    I declare what is right.(E)

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22 “Turn(A) to me and be saved,(B)
    all you ends of the earth;(C)
    for I am God, and there is no other.(D)

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Seek(A) the Lord while he may be found;(B)
    call(C) on him while he is near.

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19 “Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone else in Judah put him to death? Did not Hezekiah(A) fear the Lord and seek(B) his favor? And did not the Lord relent,(C) so that he did not bring the disaster(D) he pronounced against them? We are about to bring a terrible disaster(E) on ourselves!”

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13 Just as it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come on us, yet we have not sought the favor of the Lord(A) our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth.(B)

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Afterward the Israelites will return and seek(A) the Lord their God and David their king.(B) They will come trembling(C) to the Lord and to his blessings in the last days.(D)

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This is what the Lord says to Israel:

“Seek(A) me and live;(B)

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