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63 Bible Verses about desires

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Psalm 73:25

Whom have I in heaven but thee? And apart from thee there is nothing upon the earth that I desire.

Psalm 42:1-2

As the hart pants after the water brooks, so does my soul pant after thee, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; when shall I come and appear before God?

Psalm 63:1-8

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee; my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh longs for thee in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water; in this manner I beheld thee in holiness when I beheld thy power and thy glory. Because thy mercy is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.read more.
Thus will I bless thee in my life; in thy name shall I lift up my hands. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips When I remember thee upon my bed and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. My soul has followed hard after thee; thy right hand has upheld me.

1 Timothy 5:11

But the younger widows refuse, for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they desire to marry,

Isaiah 26:8-9

Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, we wait for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name and to the remembrance of thee. With my soul I desire thee in the night; yea, even as long as the spirit is within me I will seek thee early: for as long as thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

Deuteronomy 5:21

Thou shalt not desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field or his manslave or his maidslave, his ox or his ass or any thing that is thy neighbour's.

Romans 1:26

For this cause God gave them up unto shameful affections, for even their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature;

Exodus 20:17

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manslave, nor his maidslave, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

Proverbs 11:6

The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them, but transgressors shall be imprisoned in their own sin.

Psalm 119:174

I have longed for thy saving health, O LORD, and thy law is my delight.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-4

For the will of God is your sanctification, that ye should separate yourselves from fornication, that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honesty,

Romans 1:24

Therefore God also gave them over to the lusts of their own hearts for uncleanness, to contaminate their own bodies between themselves,

2 Peter 2:18

For speaking arrogant words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from those who converse in error,

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience in all things desiring to conduct ourselves well.

Romans 7:8

Then sin, when there was occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of lust. For without the law sin was as if it were dormant.

Matthew 12:7

But if ye knew what this means, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, ye would not condemn the innocent.

1 Timothy 6:9-10

For those that desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil, which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

2 Chronicles 1:7-12

And that night God appeared unto Solomon and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee. And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast showed great mercy unto David, my father, and hast placed me as king in his stead. Now, O LORD God, let thy word unto David, my father, be established, for thou hast placed me as king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.read more.
Give me now wisdom and knowledge that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can judge this thy people, that is so great? And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth or glory, nor the life of thy enemies, neither yet hast asked long life, but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou may judge my people, over whom I have placed thee as king, wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will also give thee riches and wealth and glory such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall any after thee have the like.

1 Kings 3:5-14

In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, Ask what you wish that I shall give thee. And Solomon said, Thou hast shown unto thy slave David, my father, great mercy, according to the way he walked before thee in truth and in righteousness and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great mercy that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy slave king instead of David my father; and I am but a tender young man; I do not know how to go out or come in.read more.
And thy slave is in the midst of thy people whom thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. Give, therefore, thy slave a hearing heart to judge thy people that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this thy so great a people? And the speech pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this thing. And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing and hast not asked for thyself long life neither hast asked riches for thyself nor hast asked the life of thine enemies, but hast asked for thyself understanding to hear judgment, behold, I have done according to thy words: behold, I have given thee a wise and understanding heart so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches and glory so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee in all thy days. And if thou wilt walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments as thy father David walked, then I will lengthen thy days.

James 1:13-15

Let no one say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither does he tempt anyone: But each one is tempted, when they are drawn away of their own lust and enticed. Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.

2 Peter 3:3

knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts

1 Corinthians 14:1-5

Follow after charity and earnestly pursue spiritual gifts, but above all, that ye may prophesy. For he that speaks in an unknown tongue speaks not unto men, but unto God, for no one understands him, even though by the Spirit he speaks mysteries. But he that prophesies speaks unto men for edification and exhortation and comfort.read more.
He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself, but he that prophesies edifies the congregation . I would that ye all spoke with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied, for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, unless he interprets, that the congregation may receive edifying.

Amos 5:21-24

I hate, I despise your solemnities, and I will not savour your assemblies. Though ye offer me your burnt offerings and your presents, I will not accept them; neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. Take away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy instruments.read more.
But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

1 Corinthians 12:27-31

Now ye are the body of Christ and members in particular. And God did set certain ones in the congregation : first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that faculties, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? do all have faculties?read more.
Do all have gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? But earnestly pursue the best gifts, and yet I show unto you a more excellent way.

John 4:21-24

Jesus said unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour comes when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem shall ye worship the Father. Ye worship what ye know not; we worship what we know, for saving health is of the Jews. But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father seeks such to worship him.read more.
God is a Spirit and those that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Hebrews 10:5-14

Therefore when he came into the world, he said, Sacrifice and offering thou dost not desire, but a body hast thou prepared me; in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Behold, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God.read more.
Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou dost not desire, neither hadst pleasure therein, which are offered by the law; then he said, Behold, I come to do thy will, O God. He took away the first, that he may establish the second. In this will, we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus, the Christ, once for all. And so every priest stands daily ministering and offering many times the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins, but this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, is seated at the right hand of God, waiting for that which follows, that is, until his enemies are made his footstool. For by one offering he has perfected for ever those that are sanctified.

Romans 8:5-14

For those that are according to the flesh know the things that are of the flesh; but those that are according to the Spirit, the things that are of the Spirit. For the prudence of the flesh is death, but the prudence of the Spirit, life and peace, because the prudence of the flesh is enmity against God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, neither indeed can it.read more.
So then, those that are carnal cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, because the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, that person is not of him. But if Christ is in you, the body is truly dead because of sin, but the Spirit is alive because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he that raised up the Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if ye live according to the flesh, ye shall die; but if through the Spirit ye mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For all that are led by the Spirit of God, the same are sons of God.

Psalm 40:6-8

Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened; burnt offering and sin offering thou hast not required. Then said I, Behold, I come; in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God; thy law is within my bowels.

Romans 13:11-14

And this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awaken ourselves out of sleep, for now is our saving health nearer than when we believed. The night is past, and the day is come; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us clothe ourselves with the weapons of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day, not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.read more.
But be clothed with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not listen to the flesh, to fulfil its desires.

James 1:19-20

Therefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not work the righteousness of God.

Ephesians 4:22-24

that ye put off everything concerning the old way of life, that is, the old man who corrupts himself according to deceitful desires, and be renewed in the spirit of your understanding and that ye put on the new man, which is created in conformity to God in righteousness and in the holiness of the truth.

2 Chronicles 9:8

The LORD thy God be blessed, who delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for the LORD thy God because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore, he made thee king over them, to do judgment and righteousness.

Psalm 132:13

For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired her for his habitation.

1 Peter 1:14-15

as obedient sons, not conforming yourselves with the former desires that you had before in your ignorance, but as he who has called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

1 Peter 4:1-5

Since the Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, be ye also armed with the same thought; for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so that now the time that remains in the flesh, he might live, not unto the lusts of men, but unto the will of God. For it should suffice us that during the time past of our life we had done the will of the Gentiles, when we conversed in lasciviousness, lusts, drunkenness, gluttony, orgies, and abominable idolatries.read more.
And it seems strange to those that speak evil of you, that ye do not run with them to the same unchecked dissolution; the same shall give account to him that is ready to judge the living and the dead.

Galatians 5:16-17

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary the one to the other, so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

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Psalm 42:1

As the hart pants after the water brooks, so does my soul pant after thee, O God.

Desires » Select readings, psalms 42; 84 ps 42; 84 » General references to

Psalm 119:20

My soul is broken from desiring thy judgments at all times.

Psalm 73:25

Whom have I in heaven but thee? And apart from thee there is nothing upon the earth that I desire.

Isaiah 26:9

With my soul I desire thee in the night; yea, even as long as the spirit is within me I will seek thee early: for as long as thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

Desires » Evil

Habakkuk 2:5

Even more than he who is given over to wine, the transposer, the proud man, shall not remain, who enlarges his desire as Sheol and is as death and cannot be satisfied, but gathered unto him all the Gentiles and heaps unto him all the peoples;

Numbers 11:4

And the vulgar who were mixed in among them returned to their lust; and even the sons of Israel wept and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbour finds no favour in his eyes.

Proverbs 30:15

The horseleach has two daughters, which are called, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:

Desires » What the lord desires

Job 33:29-32

Behold, God does all these things two and three times with man, to turn back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living. Hear me, O Job, hearken unto me; be silent, and I will speak. read more.
If thou hast anything to say, answer me; speak, for I desire to justify thee.

Psalm 132:13-14

For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired her for his habitation. This shall be my rest for ever; here I will dwell; for I have desired her.

Matthew 9:12-13

But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, Those that are whole need not a physician, but those that are sick. Therefore go ye and learn what this is, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, for I am not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.

More verses: 1 Timothy 2:3-4

Desires » Select readings, psalms 42; 84 ps 42; 84 » For companionship

Titus 3:12

When I shall send Artemas unto thee or Tychicus, procure to come unto me to Nicopolis; for I have determined to winter there.

Matthew 26:37

And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and very heavy.

2 Timothy 4:21

Procure to come before winter. Eubulus greets thee, and Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brethren.

Philippians 2:26

For he longed after you all and was full of heaviness, because ye had heard that he had been sick

Desires » What the lord does not desire

Matthew 9:12-13

But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, Those that are whole need not a physician, but those that are sick. Therefore go ye and learn what this is, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, for I am not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.

Psalm 40:5-6

Thou hast increased, O LORD my God, thy wonderful works which thou hast done and thy thoughts regarding us; they are beyond our ability to express, declare, or speak; they cannot be told. Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened; burnt offering and sin offering thou hast not required.

Hebrews 10:1-9

For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never make perfect those who come by the same sacrifices which they offer year by year continually. Otherwise, they would cease to offer them, because those that sacrifice, once purged, would have no more conscience of sin. But in these sacrifices each year the same remembrance of sins is made. read more.
For the blood of bulls and of goats cannot take away sins. Therefore when he came into the world, he said, Sacrifice and offering thou dost not desire, but a body hast thou prepared me; in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Behold, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God. Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou dost not desire, neither hadst pleasure therein, which are offered by the law; then he said, Behold, I come to do thy will, O God. He took away the first, that he may establish the second.

Desires » Select readings, psalms 42; 84 ps 42; 84 » Spiritual thirst, examples of

Psalm 119:174

I have longed for thy saving health, O LORD, and thy law is my delight.

Amos 8:11

Behold, the days come, said the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine to the earth, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

Desires » General references to

Mark 10:35

Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou should do for us whatever we shall ask.

Psalm 145:16

Pe Thou dost open thine hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Desires » What to desire

1 Corinthians 12:27-31

Now ye are the body of Christ and members in particular. And God did set certain ones in the congregation : first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that faculties, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? do all have faculties? read more.
Do all have gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? But earnestly pursue the best gifts, and yet I show unto you a more excellent way.

1 Peter 2:2-3

as newborn babes, desire the rational milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby in health; if so be ye have tasted that the Lord is benevolent;

Desires » What not to desire

Proverbs 24:1-2

Do not be envious of evil men, neither desire to be with them. For their heart studies robbery, and their lips speak evil.

Proverbs 23:1-8

When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee; and put a knife to thy throat if thou art a man given to appetite. Do not be desirous of his dainties; for they are deceitful food. read more.
Do not labour to be rich; cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon riches which are not? For they shall certainly make themselves wings; they shall fly away as an eagle toward heaven. Do not eat the bread of anyone who has an evil eye, neither desire his dainty foods; for as he thinks in his soul, so is he; Eat and drink, he shall say unto thee, but his heart is not with thee. Didst thou eat thy part? Thou shalt vomit it up and lose thy sweet words.

Galatians 5:26

Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Desires » Desiring the lord

Psalm 73:25-26

Whom have I in heaven but thee? And apart from thee there is nothing upon the earth that I desire. My flesh and my heart fail; the strength of my heart is that God is my portion for ever.

Isaiah 26:8-9

Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, we wait for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name and to the remembrance of thee. With my soul I desire thee in the night; yea, even as long as the spirit is within me I will seek thee early: for as long as thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

Desires » Who desires

Desires » Who shall have their desires fulfilled by the lord

Psalm 145:18-19

Koph The LORD is near unto all those that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. Resh He will fulfil the desire of those that fear him; he also will hear their cry and will save them.

Desires » The desire of the righteous

Proverbs 10:24

The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him, but God shall grant the desire of the righteous.

Proverbs 11:23

The desire of the righteous is only good, but the hope of the wicked is wrath.

Desires » Who desires evil

Proverbs 12:12

The wicked desires the net of evil men, but the root of the righteous shall yield fruit.

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbour finds no favour in his eyes.

Desires » The wandering of the desire

Ecclesiastes 6:9

It is better to enjoy the good that is present than the wandering of desire; this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

Desires » Evil concupiscence

Colossians 3:5-6

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil lust, and covetousness, which is idolatry; for which things' sake the wrath of God comes on the sons of disobedience,

Desires » The time when the desire comes

Desires » The desire of the slothful

Proverbs 21:25

The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labour.

Desires » The desire accomplished

Desires » The desire of a man

Proverbs 19:22

Contentment is unto men to show mercy, but it is better to do it unto the poor than to the liar.

Desires » The desire of the wicked

Psalm 112:10

Resh The wicked shall see it and be furious; Schin he shall gnash with his teeth and waste away: Tau The desire of the wicked shall perish.

Desires » Who does not desire God

Job 21:7-15

Why do the wicked live and become old and even increase in riches? Their seed is with them, established in their sight, and their offspring before their eyes. Their houses are safe from fear; neither is the rod of God upon them. read more.
Their cows conceive, and do not abort; their cows calve and do not cast forth their young. They send forth their little ones like a flock of sheep, and their children dance. They jump at the sound of the timbrel and harp and rejoice at the sound of the organ. They spend their days in pleasure and in a moment go down to Sheol. Therefore, they say unto God, Depart from us; for we do not desire the knowledge of thy ways. Who is the Almighty that we should serve him? And what profit should we have if we pray unto him?

Evil » Results of » Desires

Habakkuk 2:5

Even more than he who is given over to wine, the transposer, the proud man, shall not remain, who enlarges his desire as Sheol and is as death and cannot be satisfied, but gathered unto him all the Gentiles and heaps unto him all the peoples;

Numbers 11:4

And the vulgar who were mixed in among them returned to their lust; and even the sons of Israel wept and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbour finds no favour in his eyes.

Proverbs 30:15

The horseleach has two daughters, which are called, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:

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Desires Of The Heart

Acts 7:39

to whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,

Spiritual Desires

Isaiah 26:9

With my soul I desire thee in the night; yea, even as long as the spirit is within me I will seek thee early: for as long as thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.