Isaiah 59:2
But your iniquities have built barriers between you and your God, and your sins have made Him hide [His] face from you so that He does not listen.
1 Kings 8:22
Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the entire congregation of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven.
1 Kings 8:54
When Solomon finished praying this entire prayer and petition to the LORD, he got up from kneeling before the altar of the LORD, with his hands spread out toward heaven,
Ezra 9:5
At the evening offering, I got up from my humiliation, with my tunic and robe torn. Then I fell on my knees and spread out my hands to the LORD my God.
Job 27:8
For what hope does the godless man have when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
Job 27:9
Will God hear his cry when distress comes on him?
Job 27:20
Terrors overtake him like a flood; a storm wind sweeps him away at night.
Psalm 66:18
If I had been aware of malice in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
Psalm 134:2
Lift up your hands in the holy place, and praise the LORD!
Proverbs 1:28
Then they will call me, but I won't answer; they will search for me, but won't find me.
Jeremiah 14:12
If they fast, I will not hear their cry of despair. If they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I will not accept them. Rather, I will finish them off by sword, famine, and plague."
Ezekiel 8:17
And He said to me, "Do you see [this], son of man? Is it not enough for the house of Judah to commit the abominations they are practicing here, that they must also fill the land with violence and repeatedly provoke Me to anger, even putting the branch to their nose?
Ezekiel 8:18
Therefore I will respond with wrath. I will not show pity or spare [them]. Though they cry out in My ears with a loud voice, I will not listen to them."
Micah 3:4
Then they will cry out to the LORD, but He will not answer them. He will hide His face from them at that time because of the crimes they have committed.
Zechariah 7:13
Just as He had called, and they would not listen, so when they called, I would not listen," says the LORD of Hosts.
Luke 13:25-28
once the homeowner gets up and shuts the door. Then you will stand outside and knock on the door, saying, 'Lord, open up for us!' He will answer you, 'I don't know you or where you're from.'
Then you will say, 'We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets!'
But He will say, 'I tell you, I don't know you or where you're from. Get away from Me, all you workers of unrighteousness!'
There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth in that place, when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but yourselves thrown out.
1 Timothy 2:8
Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument.
I will
Isaiah 58:7
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, to bring the poor and homeless into your house, to clothe the naked when you see him, and to not ignore your own flesh [and blood]?
Psalm 55:1
[For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic Maskil.] God, listen to my prayer and do not ignore my plea for help.
make many prayers
Matthew 6:7
When you pray, don't babble like the idolaters, since they imagine they'll be heard for their many words.
Matthew 23:14
[["Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You devour widows' houses and make long prayers just for show. This is why you will receive a harsher punishment.]]
your hands
Isaiah 59:2
But your iniquities have built barriers between you and your God, and your sins have made Him hide [His] face from you so that He does not listen.
Isaiah 59:3
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, and you mutter injustice.
Jeremiah 7:8-10
[But] look, you keep trusting in deceitful words that cannot help.
"Do you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, burn incense to Baal, and follow other gods that you have not known?
Then do you come and stand before Me in this house called by My name and insist: We are safe? As a result, you are free to continue doing all these detestable acts!
Micah 3:9-11
Listen to this, leaders of the house of Jacob, you rulers of the house of Israel, who abhor justice and pervert everything that is right,
who build Zion with bloodshed and Jerusalem with injustice.
Her leaders issue rulings for a bribe, her priests teach for payment, and her prophets practice divination for money. Yet they lean on the Lord, saying, "Isn't the LORD among us? No calamity will overtake us."