'Desire' in the Bible
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy pain and thy conception; in pain thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
If thou doest well, shall it not be lifted up? and if thou doest not well, sin coucheth at the door: and unto thee shall be its desire, but do thou rule over it.
Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve Jehovah; for that is what ye desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.
The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; My desire shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
For I will cast out nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou goest up to appear before Jehovah thy God three times in the year.
Neither shalt thou covet thy neighbor's wife; neither shalt thou desire thy neighbor's house, his field, or his man-servant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his ass, or anything that is thy neighbor's.
Notwithstanding, thou mayest kill and eat flesh within all thy gates, after all the desire of thy soul, according to the blessing of Jehovah thy God which he hath given thee: the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the gazelle, and as of the hart.
When Jehovah thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he hath promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul desireth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh, after all the desire of thy soul.
If the place which Jehovah thy God shall choose, to put his name there, be too far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd and of thy flock, which Jehovah hath given thee, as I have commanded thee; and thou mayest eat within thy gates, after all the desire of thy soul.
And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourneth, and come with all the desire of his soul unto the place which Jehovah shall choose;
and seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and thou hast a desire unto her, and wouldest take her to thee to wife;
Now therefore, O king, come down, according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him up into the king's hand.
Verily my house is not so with God; Yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, Ordered in all things, and sure: For it is all my salvation, and all my desire, Although he maketh it not to grow.
And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have heard the message which thou hast sent unto me: I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.
My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea; and I will make them into rafts to go by sea unto the place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be broken up there, and thou shalt receive them; and thou shalt accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household.
So Hiram gave Solomon timber of cedar and timber of fir according to all his desire.
And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of Jehovah, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,
(now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar-trees and fir-trees, and with gold, according to all his desire), that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.
And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, besides that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned, and went to her own land, she and her servants.
Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?
And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, besides that which she had brought unto the king. So she turned, and went to her own land, she and her servants.
And all Judah rejoiced at the oath; for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and Jehovah gave them rest round about.
Surely I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to reason with God.
Thou wouldest call, and I would answer thee: Thou wouldest have a desire to the work of thy hands.
And they say unto God, Depart from us; For we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
If I have withheld the poor from their desire, Or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
If thou hast anything to say, answer me: Speak, for I desire to justify thee.
Desire not the night, When peoples are cut off in their place.
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, And the covetous renounceth, yea , contemneth Jehovah.
Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek: Thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear;
Grant thee thy heart's desire, And fulfil all thy counsel.
Thou hast given him his heart's desire, And hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah
Lord, all my desire is before thee; And my groaning is not hid from thee.
So will the king desire thy beauty; For he is thy lord; and reverence thou him.
For he hath delivered me out of all trouble; And mine eye hath seen my desire upon mine enemies.
My God with his lovingkindness will meet me: God will let me see my desire upon mine enemies.
Whom have I in heaven but thee ? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee.
And they tempted God in their heart By asking food according to their desire.
So they did eat, and were well filled; And he gave them their own desire.
Mine eye also hath seen my desire on mine enemies, Mine ears have heard my desire of the evil-doers that rise up against me.
Who satisfieth thy desire with good things,'so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle.
His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, Until he see his desire upon his adversaries.
The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; He shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: The desire of the wicked shall perish.
Jehovah is on my side among them that help me: Therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.
Thou openest thy hand, And satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him; He also will hear their cry and will save them.
She is more precious than rubies: And none of the things thou canst desire are to be compared unto her.
Jehovah will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish; But he thrusteth away the desire of the wicked.
The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him; And the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
The desire of the righteous is only good; But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; But when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.
He that separateth himself seeketh his own desire, And rageth against all sound wisdom.
The desire of the sluggard killeth him; For his hands refuse to labor.
Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, Neither desire thou his dainties:
Be not thou envious against evil men; Neither desire to be with them:
Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this also is vanity and a striving after wind.
yea, they shall be afraid of that which is high, and terrors'shall be in the way; and the almond-tree shall blossom, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail; because man goeth to his everlasting home, and the mourners go about the streets:
I am my beloved's; And his desire is toward me.
Therefore Sheol hath enlarged its desire, and opened its mouth without measure; and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth among them, descend into it .
Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Jehovah, have we waited for thee; to thy name, even to thy memorial name , is the desire of our soul.
For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
a wild ass used to the wilderness, that snuffeth up the wind in her desire; in her occasion who can turn her away? all they that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they shall find her.
Now therefore know certainly that ye shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, in the place whither ye desire to go to sojourn there.
so that none of the remnant of Judah, that are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or be left, to return into the land of Judah, to which they have a desire to return to dwell there: for none shall return save such as shall escape.
Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet thou shalt neither mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.
Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the pride of your power, the desire of your eyes, and that which your soul pitieth; and your sons and your daughters whom ye have left behind shall fall by the sword.
And thou, son of man, shall it not be in the day when I take from them their strength, the joy of their glory, the desire of their eyes, and that whereupon they set their heart, their sons and their daughters,
that they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his companions should nor perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
Neither shall he regard the gods of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall magnify himself above all.
For I desire goodness, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.
When it is my desire, I will chastise them; and the peoples shall be gathered against them, when they are bound to their two transgressions.
Woe unto you that desire the day of Jehovah! Wherefore would ye have the day of Jehovah? It is darkness, and not light.
And now many nations are assembled against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye see our desire upon Zion.
Their hands are upon that which is evil to do it diligently; the prince asketh, and the judge is ready for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth the evil desire of his soul: thus they weave it together.
Then mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her who said unto me, Where is Jehovah thy God? Mine eyes shall see my desire upon her; now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.
Yea, moreover, wine is treacherous, a haughty man, that keepeth not at home; who enlargeth his desire as Sheol, and he is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all peoples.
Behold, I send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant, whom ye desire, behold, he cometh, saith Jehovah of hosts.
But go ye and learn what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.
But if ye had known what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
And in his teaching he said, Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and to have'salutations in the marketplaces,
I came to cast fire upon the earth; and what do I desire, if it is already kindled?
And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.
Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and love salutations in the marketplaces, and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts;
And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
Father, I desire that they also whom thou hast given me be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against.
Brethren, my heart's desire and my supplication to God is for them, that they may be saved.
But desire earnestly the greater gifts. And moreover a most excellent way show I unto you.
Follow after love; yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts , but rather that ye may prophesy.
Wherefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them that desire an occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.
For if I should desire to glory, I shall not be foolish; for I shall speak the truth: but I forbear, lest any man should account of me above that which he seeth me to be , or heareth from me.
but now that ye have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how turn ye back again to the weak and beggarly rudiments, whereunto ye desire to be in bondage over again?
They zealously seek you in no good way; nay, they desire to shut you out, that ye may seek them.
Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?
As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they compel you to be circumcised; only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.
For not even they who receive circumcision do themselves keep the law; but they desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
But I am in a strait betwixt the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ; for it is very far better:
Put to death therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry;