'Desire' in the Bible
He said to the woman:I will intensify your labor pains;you will bear children in anguish.Your desire will be for your husband,yet he will rule over you.
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.”
The enemy said:“I will pursue, I will overtake,I will divide the spoil.My desire will be gratified at their expense.I will draw my sword;my hand will destroy them.”
Do not covet your neighbor’s wife or desire your neighbor’s house, his field, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
“When the Lord your God enlarges your territory as He has promised you, and you say, ‘I want to eat meat’ because you have a strong desire to eat meat, you may eat it whenever you want.
You may spend the money on anything you want: cattle, sheep, wine, beer, or anything you desire. You are to feast there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice with your family.
if you see a beautiful woman among the captives, desire her, and want to take her as your wife,
As for the donkeys that wandered away from you three days ago, don’t worry about them because they’ve been found. And who does all Israel desire but you and all your father’s family?”
so they said to him, “Look, this is the day the Lord told you about: ‘I will hand your enemy over to you so you can do to him whatever you desire.’” Then David got up and secretly cut off the corner of Saul’s robe.
Abner said to David, “Let me now go and I will gather all Israel to my lord the king. They will make a covenant with you, and you will rule over all you desire.” So David dismissed Abner, and he went in peace.
The king replied, “Chimham will cross over with me, and I will do for him what seems good to you, and whatever you desire from me I will do for you.”
Is it not true my house is with God?For He has established an everlasting covenant with me,ordered and secured in every detail.Will He not bring aboutmy whole salvation and my every desire?
It was in the desire of my father Davidto build a temple for the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
But the Lord said to my father David,“Since it was your desire to build a temple for My name,you have done well to have this desire.
King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba her every desire—whatever she asked—besides what he had given her out of his royal bounty. Then she, along with her servants, returned to her own country.
Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our ancestors, keep this desire forever in the thoughts of the hearts of Your people, and confirm their hearts toward You.
However, Yahweh said to my father David,“Since it was your desire to build a temple for My name,you have done well to have this desire.
King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba her every desire, whatever she asked—far more than she had brought the king. Then she, along with her servants, returned to her own country.
Queen Esther answered, “If I have obtained your approval, my king, and if the king is pleased, spare my life—this is my request; and spare my people—this is my desire.
Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;You will strengthen their hearts.You will listen carefully,
You have given him his heart’s desireand have not denied the request of his lips.Selah
I have asked one thing from the Lord;it is what I desire:to dwell in the house of the Lordall the days of my life,gazing on the beauty of the Lordand seeking Him in His temple.
Lord, my every desire is known to You;my sighing is not hidden from You.
The Lord will keep him and preserve him;he will be blessed in the land.You will not give him over to the desire of his enemies.
and the king will desire your beauty.Bow down to him, for he is your lord.
Surely You desire integrity in the inner self,and You teach me wisdom deep within.
Who do I have in heaven but You?And I desire nothing on earth but You.
Before they had satisfied their desire,while the food was still in their mouths,
The wicked man will see it and be angry;he will gnash his teeth in despair.The desire of the wicked man will come to nothing.
You open Your handand satisfy the desire of every living thing.
She is more precious than jewels;nothing you desire compares with her.
The desire of the righteous turns out well,but the hope of the wicked leads to wrath.
The wicked desire what evil men have,but the root of the righteous produces fruit.
Delayed hope makes the heart sick,but fulfilled desire is a tree of life.
Desire fulfilled is sweet to the taste,but to turn from evilis an abomination to fools.
What is desirable in a man is his fidelity;better to be a poor man than a liar.
don’t desire his choice food,for that food is deceptive.
Don’t eat a stingy person’s bread,and don’t desire his choice food,
Don’t envy evil menor desire to be with them,
It is not for kings, Lemuel,it is not for kings to drink wineor for rulers to desire beer.
Better what the eyes see than wandering desire. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.
Because the sentence against a criminal act is not carried out quickly, the heart of people is filled with the desire to commit crime.
Before I knew it,my desire put meamong the chariots of my noble people.
I belong to my love,and his desire is for me.
“What are all your sacrifices to Me?”asks the Lord.“I have had enough of burnt offerings and ramsand the fat of well-fed cattle;I have no desire for the blood of bulls,lambs, or male goats.
Look! I am stirring up the Medes against them,who cannot be bought off with silverand who have no desire for gold.
Yes, Yahweh, we wait for Youin the path of Your judgments.Our desire is for Your name and renown.
He grew up before Him like a young plantand like a root out of dry ground.He didn’t have an impressive formor majesty that we should look at Him,no appearance that we should desire Him.
a wild donkey at home in the wilderness.She sniffs the wind in the heat of her desire.Who can control her passion?All who look for her will not become tired;they will find her in her mating season.
But as for those whose hearts pursue their desire for detestable things and practices, I will bring their actions down on their own heads.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
“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.
‘Say to the house of Israel: This is what the Lord God says: I am about to desecrate My sanctuary, the pride of your power, the delight of your eyes, and the desire of your heart. Also, the sons and daughters you left behind will fall by the sword.
For I desire loyalty and not sacrifice,the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
Both hands are good at accomplishing evil:the official and the judge demand a bribe;when the powerful man communicates his evil desire,they plot it together.
“See, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. Then the Lord you seek will suddenly come to His temple, the Messenger of the covenant you desire—see, He is coming,” says the Lord of Hosts.
Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
If you had known what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the innocent.
Father,I desire those You have given Meto be with Me where I am.Then they will see My glory,which You have given Mebecause You loved Me before the world’s foundation.
For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For the desire to do what is good is with me, but there is no ability to do it.
Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God concerning them is for their salvation!
But if they do not have self-control, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with desire.
Now these things became examples for us, so that we will not desire evil things as they did.
But desire the greater gifts. And I will show you an even better way.
Pursue love and desire spiritual gifts, and above all that you may prophesy.
For consider how much diligence this very thing—this grieving as God wills—has produced in you: what a desire to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what deep longing, what zeal, what justice! In every way you showed yourselves to be pure in this matter.
Now I am giving an opinion on this because it is profitable for you, who a year ago began not only to do something but also to desire it.
But now finish the task as well, that just as there was eagerness to desire it, so there may also be a completion from what you have.
I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
They became callous and gave themselves over to promiscuity for the practice of every kind of impurity with a desire for more and more.
I am pressured by both. I have the desire to depart and be with Christ—which is far better—
Therefore, put to death what belongs to your worldly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry.
And in view of this, we always pray for you that our God will consider you worthy of His calling, and will, by His power, fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith,
But refuse to enroll younger widows, for when they are drawn away from Christ by desire, they want to marry
After He says above, You did not want or delight in sacrifices and offerings, whole burnt offerings and sin offerings (which are offered according to the law),
Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death.
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.
It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you. These things have now been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Angels desire to look into these things.
Like newborn infants, desire the pure spiritual milk, so that you may grow by it for your salvation,
as you wait for and earnestly desire the coming of the day of God. The heavens will be on fire and be dissolved because of it, and the elements will melt with the heat.
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