'Desire' in the Bible
To the woman he said, I will greatly increase thy travail and thy pregnancy; with pain thou shalt bear children; and to thy husband shall be thy desire, and he shall rule over thee.
If thou doest well, will not thy countenance look up with confidence? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door; and unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
Thou shalt not desire thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not desire thy neighbour's wife, nor his bondman, nor his handmaid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour's.
For I will dispossess the nations before thee, and enlarge thy border, and no man shall desire thy land, when thou goest up to appear before the face of Jehovah thy God thrice in the year.
Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, nor his bondman, nor his handmaid, his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour's.
Nevertheless, according to all the desire of thy soul thou mayest slay and eat flesh in all thy gates, 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 the hart.
When Jehovah thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he promised thee, and thou say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh, thou mayest eat flesh, according to all the desire of thy soul.
If the place which Jehovah thy God will choose to set his name there be too far from thee, then thou shalt slay of thy kine and of thy sheep which Jehovah hath given thee, as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates according to all the desire of thy soul.
And if the Levite shall come from one of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourneth, and shall come according to all the desire of his soul unto the place which Jehovah will choose,
and thou seest among the captives a woman of beautiful form, and hast a desire unto her, and takest her as thy wife;
And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let her go according to her desire; but thou shalt in no wise sell her for money; thou shalt not treat her as a slave, because thou hast humbled her.
When thou comest into thy neighbour's vineyard, thou mayest eat grapes thy fill, according to thy desire, but thou shalt not put any in thy vessel.
And as for the asses that thou didst lose three days ago, set not thy heart on them; for they are found. And on whom is all the desire of Israel set? Is it not on thee, and on all thy father's house?
And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David: The king does not desire any dowry, but a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.
And now, O king, come down according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and it will be for us to deliver him up into the king's hand.
Although my house be not so before God, Yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, Ordered in every way and sure; For this is all my salvation, and every desire, Although he make it not to grow.
Then she said, I desire one small petition of thee; refuse me not. And the king said to her, Ask, my mother, for I will not refuse thee.
And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have heard the things which thou sentest to me for: I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of cypress.
My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon to the sea; and I will convey them by sea in rafts to 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 cedar-trees and cypress-trees according to all his desire.
And it came to pass when Solomon had completed the building of the house of Jehovah, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,
Hiram the king of Tyre having furnished Solomon with cedar-trees and cypress-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, whatever she asked, besides what he gave her of the bounty of king Solomon. And she turned and went to her own land, she and her servants.
And 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, whatever she asked, besides what she had brought to the king. And she turned and went to her own land, she and her servants.
And all Judah rejoiced at the oath; for they took the oath with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them. And Jehovah gave them rest round about.
Oh that I might have my request, and that +God would grant my desire!
Thou wouldest call, and I would answer thee; thou wouldest have a desire after 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 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 from their place.
For the wicked boasteth of his soul's desire, and he blesseth the covetous; he contemneth Jehovah.
Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek, thou hast established their heart: thou causest thine ear to hear,
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 sighing is not hid from thee.
Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire: ears hast thou prepared me. Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not demanded;
And the king will desire thy beauty; for he is thy Lord, and worship thou him.
For he hath delivered me out of all trouble; and mine eye hath seen its desire upon mine enemies.
God, whose loving-kindness will come to meet me, God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.
Whom have I in the heavens? and there is none upon earth I desire beside thee.
And mine eye shall see its desire on mine enemies; mine ears shall hear it of the evil-doers that rise up against me.
His heart is maintained, he is not afraid, until he see his desire upon his oppressors.
The wicked man shall see it and be vexed; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
Jehovah is for me among them that help me; and I shall see my desire upon them that hate me.
Grant not, O Jehovah, the desire of the wicked; further not his device: they would exalt themselves. Selah.
Thou openest thy hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
He fulfilleth the desire of them that fear him; he heareth their cry, and saveth them.
She is more precious than rubies; and all the things thou canst desire are not equal unto her.
The fear of a wicked man, it shall come upon him; but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
The desire of the righteous is only good; the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; but the desire that cometh to pass is a tree of life.
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; but it is abomination to the foolish to depart from evil.
The desire of the sluggard killeth him; for his hands refuse to work:
Eat thou not the food of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainties.
Be not thou envious of evil men, neither desire to be with them;
Better is the seeing of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this also is vanity and pursuit of the wind.
I am my beloved's, And his desire is toward me.
Therefore doth Sheol enlarge its desire, and open its mouth without measure; and her splendour shall descend into it, and her multitude, and her tumult, and all that is joyful within her.
Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Jehovah, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to thy memorial.
For he shall grow up before him as a tender sapling, and as a root out of dry ground: he hath no form nor lordliness, 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 ardour, who shall turn her away? All they that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they shall find her.
And now 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.
and none of the remnant of Judah, that have come into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain, so as to return into the land of Judah, whither they have a desire to return to dwell there; for none shall return but such as shall escape.
Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke; yet thou shalt not mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.
Say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the pride of your strength, the desire of your eyes, and your soul's longing; 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 whereunto they lift up their soul, their sons and their daughters,
that they would desire mercies of the God of the heavens concerning this secret; that Daniel and his companions should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
And he will not regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women; nor regard any +god: for he will magnify himself above all.
Woe unto you that desire the day of Jehovah! To what end is the day of Jehovah for you? It shall be darkness and not light:
And moreover, the wine is treacherous: he is a proud man, and keepeth not at rest, he enlargeth his desire as Sheol, and he is like death and cannot be satisfied; and he assembleth unto him all nations, and gathereth unto him all peoples.
and I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come; and I will fill this house with glory, saith Jehovah of hosts.
Therefore all things whatever ye desire that men should do to you, thus do ye also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets.
Then answered him some of the scribes and Pharisees, saying, Teacher, we desire to see a sign from thee.
For whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.
And immediately going in with haste to the king, she asked saying, I desire that thou give me directly upon a dish the head of John the baptist.
For whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's shall save it.
for whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, he shall save it.
And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm is fixed, so that those who desire to pass hence to you cannot, nor do they who desire to cross from there pass over unto us.
And he said to the disciples, Days are coming, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and shall not see it.
And he said to them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer.
If any one desire to practise his will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is of God, or that I speak from myself.
Ye are of the devil, as your father, and ye desire to do the lusts of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks falsehood, he speaks of what is his own; for he is a liar and its father:
He answered them, I told you already and ye did not hear: why do ye desire to hear again? do ye also wish to become his disciples?
these therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and they asked him saying, Sir, we desire to see Jesus.
Father, as to those whom thou hast given me, I desire that where I am they also may be with me, that they may behold my glory which thou hast given me, for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
Verily, verily, I say to thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst where thou desiredst; but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and bring thee where thou dost not desire.
And Agrippa said to Festus, I myself also would desire to hear the man. To-morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.
For I greatly desire to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to establish you;
For rulers are not a terror to a good work, but to an evil one. Dost thou desire then not to be afraid of the authority? practise what is good, and thou shalt have praise from it;
But now, having no longer place in these regions, and having great desire to come to you these many years,
But desire earnestly the greater gifts, and yet shew I unto you a way of more surpassing excellence.
Now I desire that ye should all speak with tongues, but rather that ye should prophesy. But greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, unless he interpret, that the assembly may receive edification.
but in the assembly I desire to speak five words with my understanding, that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.
So that, brethren, desire to prophesy, and do not forbid the speaking with tongues.
and not by his coming only, but also through the encouragement with which he was encouraged as to you; relating to us your ardent desire, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I the more rejoiced.
For, behold, this same thing, your being grieved according to God, how much diligence it wrought in you, but what excusing of yourselves, but what indignation, but what fear, but what ardent desire, but what zeal, but what vengeance: in every way ye have proved yourselves to be pure in the matter.
and in their supplication for you, full of ardent desire for you, on account of the exceeding grace of God which is upon you.
For if I shall desire to boast, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth; but I forbear, lest any one should think as to me above what he sees me to be, or whatever he may hear of me.