Matthew 1:18; Matthew 2:8; Matthew 7:7-8; Matthew 7:14; Matthew 8:10; Matthew 10:39; Matthew 11:29; Matthew 12:43-44; Matthew 13:44; Matthew 13:46; Matthew 16:25; Matthew 17:27; Matthew 18:13; Matthew 18:28; Matthew 20:6; Matthew 21:2; Matthew 21:19; Matthew 22:9-10; Matthew 24:46; Matthew 26:40; Matthew 26:43; Matthew 26:60; Matthew 27:32
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him."
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
"For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
"For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, "Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel.
"He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.
"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.
"Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it.
"Then it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came '; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order.
"The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
"However, so that we do not offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me."
"If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray.
"But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, 'Pay back what you owe.'
"And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, 'Why have you been standing here idle all day long?'
saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me.
Seeing a lone fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it except leaves only; and He said to it, "No longer shall there ever be any fruit from you." And at once the fig tree withered.
'Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast.'
"Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests.
"Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes.
And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour?
Again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.
They did not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. But later on two came forward,
As they were coming out, they found a man of Cyrene named Simon, whom they pressed into service to bear His cross.