Evil Desires

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Proverbs 7:6-27

For at the window of my house, through my lattice, I looked down. And I saw among the simple, I observed among the youth, a young man lacking {sense}, passing on the street {at} her corner, and he takes the road [to] her house,read more.
at twilight, at [the] day's evening, in [the] midst of night and the darkness. Then behold! A woman [comes] to meet him [with the] garment of a prostitute and {a secret heart}. She is loud and stubborn; her feet do not stay at her house. Now in the street, now in the square, {at} every corner she lies in wait. She took hold of him and kissed him. Her face was impudent, and she said to him, "Sacrifices of peace offerings [are] upon me; {today} I completed my vows. So I have come out to meet you, to seek your face, and I have found you. [With] coverings I have adorned my couch, spreads of the linen of Egypt; I have perfumed my bed [with] myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let us take [our] fill of love making, until the morning let us delight in love. For there is no man in his home; he has gone on a {long journey}. The bag of money he took in his hand, for [on] the day of the full moon he will come home." She persuades him with the greatness of her teachings; with her smooth lips she compels him. He goes after her suddenly; like an ox to the slaughter he goes, and like a stag to the instruction of a fool, until an arrow pierces his {entrails}, like a bird rushing into a snare, but he does not know that {it will cost him his life}. And now, my children, listen to me, and be attentive to the sayings of my mouth. May your heart not turn aside to her ways; do not stray into her path. For many slain she has laid low, and countless [are] all of her killings. The ways of Sheol [are] her house, descending to chambers of death.

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor will not find mercy in his eyes.

Job 20:13

[though] he spares it and does not let it go [and] holds it back in the midst of his palate,

Ezekiel 16:27

And look! I stretched out my hand against you, and I reduced your portion, and I gave you into the desire of your haters, the daughters of the Philistines, who were ashamed because of your lewd {conduct}.

Psalm 141:4

Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked deeds with men [who] do iniquity; and do not let me eat of their delicacies.

Mark 4:19

and the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other [things] come in [and] choke the word and it becomes unproductive.

Psalm 35:25

Do not let them say in their hearts, "Aha, our desire." Let them not say, "We have swallowed him up."

James 4:2

You desire and do not have; you murder and are filled with envy, and are not able to obtain; you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask.

2 Peter 2:18

{For by speaking high-sounding but empty words}, they entice with desires of the flesh [and] with licentiousness those who are scarcely escaping from those who live in error,

Matthew 17:12

But I say to you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but did with him whatever they wanted. In the [same] way also the Son of Man is going to suffer [at] their hands."

Genesis 4:7

If you do well {will I not accept you}? But if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. And its desire [is] for you, but you must rule over it."

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