Verses with the word earnest in the New Testament (8 verses):
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
2 Corinthians 1:22
Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
2 Corinthians 5:5
Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 7:7
And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
2 Corinthians 8:16
But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.