Evil Desires

Most Relevant Verses

Proverbs 7:6-27

At the window of my house
I looked through my lattice. I saw among the inexperienced,
I noticed among the youths,
a young man lacking sense. Crossing the street near her corner,
he strolled down the road to her houseread more.
at twilight, in the evening,
in the dark of the night. A woman came to meet him
dressed like a prostitute,
having a hidden agenda. She is loud and defiant;
her feet do not stay at home. Now in the street, now in the squares,
she lurks at every corner. She grabs him and kisses him;
she brazenly says to him, “I’ve made fellowship offerings;
today I’ve fulfilled my vows. So I came out to meet you,
to search for you, and I’ve found you. I’ve spread coverings on my bed—
richly colored linen from Egypt. I’ve perfumed my bed
with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let’s drink deeply of lovemaking until morning.
Let’s feast on each other’s love! My husband isn’t home;
he went on a long journey. He took a bag of money with him
and will come home at the time of the full moon.” She seduces him with her persistent pleading;
she lures with her flattering talk. He follows her impulsively
like an ox going to the slaughter,
like a deer bounding toward a trap until an arrow pierces its liver,
like a bird darting into a snare—
he doesn’t know it will cost him his life. Now, my sons, listen to me,
and pay attention to the words of my mouth. Don’t let your heart turn aside to her ways;
don’t stray onto her paths. For she has brought many down to death;
her victims are countless. Her house is the road to Sheol,
descending to the chambers of death.

Proverbs 21:10

A wicked person desires evil;
he has no consideration for his neighbor.

Job 20:13

though he cherishes it and will not let it go
but keeps it in his mouth,

Ezekiel 16:27

“Therefore, I stretched out My hand against you and reduced your provisions. I gave you over to the desire of those who hate you, the Philistine women, who were embarrassed by your indecent behavior.

Psalm 141:4

Do not let my heart turn to any evil thing
or perform wicked acts
with men who commit sin.
Do not let me feast on their delicacies.

Psalm 35:25

Do not let them say in their hearts,
“Aha! Just what we wanted.”
Do not let them say,
“We have swallowed him up!”

James 4:2

You desire and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. You do not have because you do not ask.

2 Peter 2:18

For by uttering boastful, empty words, they seduce, with fleshly desires and debauchery, people who have barely escaped from those who live in error.

Matthew 17:12

“But I tell you: Elijah has already come, and they didn’t recognize him. On the contrary, they did whatever they pleased to him. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.”

Genesis 4:7

If you do what is right, won’t you be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”

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