by Claudia Baca-Moore

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LAYING ON OF HANDS-To confer a blessing or impartation from one person to another. Hands become an anointed channel by which something from the Holy Spirit can be transferred. The hand [power]; especially, a means or instrument): determining and controlling the destinies of men.

Ex 15:6 Your right hand, O Lord, is glorious in power; Your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy. AMP

Hab 3:4 And His brightness was like the sunlight; rays streamed from His hand, and there [in the sunlike splendor] was the hiding place of His power. AMP

Job 5:18 For He wounds, but He binds up; He smites, but His hands heal. AMP

Ex 29:10 Then bring the bull before the Tent of Meeting, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon its head. AMP

Lev 16:21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat and confess over him all the iniquities of the Israelites and all their transgressions, all their sins; and he shall put them upon the head of the goat [the sin-bearer], and send him away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is timely (ready, fit). AMP

Ps 10:12 Arise, O Lord! O God, lift up Your hand; forget not the humble [patient and crushed]. AMP

Ps 16:8 I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. AMP

Ps 16:11 You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. AMP

Ps 31:15 My times are in Your hands; deliver me from the hands of my foes and those who pursue me and persecute me. AMP

Ps 98:1 O SING to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have wrought salvation for Him. AMP

Ps 104:28 When You give it to them, they gather it up; You open Your hand, and they are filled with good things. AMP

Ps 90:17 And let the beauty and delightfulness and favor of the Lord our God be upon us; confirm and establish the work of our hands yes, the work of our hands, confirm and establish it. AMP

2 Kings 3:15 But now bring me a minstrel. And while the minstrel played, the hand and power of the Lord came upon [Elisha]. AMP

1 Chron 4:10 Jabez cried to the God of Israel, saying, Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and You would keep me from evil so it might not hurt me! And God granted his request. AMP

1 Chron 29:12 Both riches and honor come from You, and You reign over all. In Your hands are power and might; in Your hands it is to make great and to give strength to all. AMP

Josh 4:24 That all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty and that you may reverence and fear the Lord your God forever. AMP

Neh 1:10 Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power and by Your strong hand. AMP

Neh 2:18 Then I told them of the hand of my God which was upon me for good, and also the words that the king had spoken to me. And they said, Let us rise up and build! So they strengthened their hands for the good work. AMP

Ps 20:6 Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand. AMP

Ps 108:6 That Your beloved [followers] may be delivered, save with Your right hand and answer us! [or me]! AMP

Ex 13:3 And Moses said to the people, [Earnestly] remember this day in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage and bondmen, for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out from this place; no leavened bread shall be eaten. AMP

Ex 10:21 And the Lord said to Moses, Stretch out your hand toward the heavens, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, a darkness which may be felt. AMP

Ex 14:27 So Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its strength and normal flow when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled into it [being met by it]; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians and shook them off into the midst of the sea. AMP

Ex 17:11 When Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed; and when he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. AMP

Mark 6:2 And on the Sabbath He began to teach in the synagogue; and many who listened to Him were utterly astonished, saying, Where did this Man acquire all this? What is the wisdom [the broad and full intelligence which has been] given to Him? What mighty works and exhibitions of power are wrought by His hands! AMP

Mark 10:16 And He took them [the children up one by one] in His arms and [fervently invoked a] blessing, placing His hands upon them. AMP


Mark 10:16 Then, gathering the children up in his arms, he laid his hands of blessing on them. MSG

Matt 19:13 Then little children were brought to Jesus, that He might put His hands on them and pray; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them.

14 But He said, Leave the children alone! Allow the little ones to come to Me, and do not forbid or restrain or hinder them, for of such [as these] is the kingdom of heaven composed.

15 And He put His hands upon them, and then went on His way. AMP


Matt 19:13 One day children were brought to Jesus in the hope that he would lay hands on them and pray over them. The disciples shooed them off.

14 But Jesus intervened: "Let the children alone, don't prevent them from coming to me. God's kingdom is made up of people like these."

15 After laying hands on them, he left. MSG

Matt 14:19 Then He ordered the crowds to recline on the grass; and He took the five loaves and the two fish, and, looking up to heaven, He gave thanks and blessed and broke the loaves and handed the pieces to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. AMP

Matt 14:31 Instantly Jesus reached out His hand and caught and held him, saying to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt? AMP

Matt 8:15 He touched her hand and the fever left her; and she got up and began waiting on Him. AMP

Matt 8:3 And He reached out His hand and touched him, saying, I am willing; be cleansed by being cured. And instantly his leprosy was cured and cleansed. AMP


Matt 8:3 Jesus reached out and touched him, saying, "I want to. Be clean." Then and there, all signs of the leprosy were gone. MSG

Matt 9:18 While He was talking this way to them, behold, a ruler entered and, kneeling down, worshiped Him, saying, My daughter has just now died; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will come to life. AMP

Mark 8:23 And He caught the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands upon him, He asked him, Do you [possibly] see anything?

24 And he looked up and said, I see people, but [they look] like trees, walking.

25 Then He put His hands on his eyes again; and the man looked intently [that is, fixed his eyes on definite objects], and he was restored and saw everything distinctly [even what was at a distance]. AMP


Mark 8:23 Taking him by the hand, he led him out of the village. He put spit in the man's eyes, laid hands on him, and asked, "Do you see anything?"

24 He looked up. "I see men. They look like walking trees."

25 So Jesus laid hands on his eyes again. The man looked hard and realized that he had recovered perfect sight, saw everything in bright, twenty-twenty focus MSG

Luke 13:13 Then He laid [His] hands on her, and instantly she was made straight, and she recognized and thanked and praised God. AMP


Luke 13:13 He laid hands on her and suddenly she was standing straight and tall, giving glory to God. MSG

Matt 12:49 And stretching out His hand toward [not only the twelve disciples but all] His adherents, He said, Here are My mother and My brothers. AMP

Luke 24:50 Then He conducted them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up His hands, He invoked a blessing on them.

51 And it occurred that while He was blessing them, He parted from them and was taken up into heaven.

52 And they, worshiping Him, went back to Jerusalem with great joy;

53 And they were continually in the temple celebrating with praises and blessing and extolling God. Amen (so be it). AMP


Luke 24:50 He then led them out of the city over to Bethany. Raising his hands he blessed them,

51 and while blessing them, took his leave, being carried up to heaven.

52 And they were on their knees, worshiping him. They returned to Jerusalem bursting with joy.

53 They spent all their time in the Temple praising God. Yes. MSG

Matt 10:7 And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand! AMP

2 Tim 1:6 That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you by means of the laying on of my hands [with those of the elders at your ordination]. AMP ↕↕↕

2 Tim 1:6 And the special gift of ministry you received when I laid hands on you and prayed keep that ablaze! MSG

1 Tim 4:14 Do not neglect the gift which is in you, [that special inward endowment] which was directly imparted to you [by the Holy Spirit] by prophetic utterance when the elders laid their hands upon you [at your ordination]. AMP↕↕↕

1 Tim 4:14 And that special gift of ministry you were given when the leaders of the church laid hands on you and prayed keep that dusted off and in use. MSG

1 Tim 5:22 Do not be in a hurry in the laying on of hands [giving the sanction of the church too hastily in reinstating expelled offenders or in ordination in questionable cases], nor share or participate in another man's sins; keep yourself pure.

Acts 8:17 Then [the apostles] laid their hands on them one by one, and they received the Holy Spirit. AMP


Acts 8:17 Then the apostles laid their hands on them and they did receive the Holy Spirit. MSG

Acts 19:6 And as Paul laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spoke in [foreign, unknown] tongues (languages) and prophesied. AMP


Acts 19:6 Paul put his hands on their heads and the Holy Spirit entered them. From that moment on, they were praising God in tongues and talking about God's actions. MSG

Acts 8:18 However, when Simon saw that the [Holy] Spirit was imparted through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he brought money and offered it to them, AMP

Acts 19:11 And God did unusual and extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, AMP ↕↕↕

Acts 19:11 God did powerful things through Paul, things quite out of the ordinary. MSG

Rom 1:11 For I am yearning to see you, that I may impart and share with you some spiritual gift to strengthen and establish you; AMP

Num 11:17 And I will come down and talk with you there; and I will take of the Spirit which is upon you and will put It upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, so that you may not have to bear it yourself alone. AMP

Deut 34:9 And Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands upon him; so the Israelites listened to him and did as the Lord commanded Moses.

Acts 28:8 Publius's father was sick at the time, down with a high fever and dysentery. Paul went to the old man's room, and when he laid hands on him and prayed, the man was healed. MSG

Acts 4:30 While You stretch out Your hand to cure and to perform signs and wonders through the authority and by the power of the name of Your holy Child and Servant Jesus.

31 God exalted Him to His right hand to be Prince and Leader and Savior and Deliverer and Preserver, in order to grant repentance to Israel and to bestow forgiveness and release from sins. AMP

Job 22:30 He will even deliver the one [for whom you intercede] who is not innocent; yes, he will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands. AMP

Heb 12:12 So then, brace up and reinvigorate and set right your slackened and weakened and drooping hands and strengthen your feeble and palsied and tottering knees, AMP


Heb 12:12 So don't sit around on your hands! No more dragging your feet! MSG

Mark 16:18 They will pick up serpents; and [even] if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well. AMP


Mark 16:18 they will take snakes in their hands, they will drink poison and not be hurt, they will lay hands on the sick and make them well." MSG


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