'Desire' in the Bible
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth sons; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
If thou doest good, it shall certainly be accepted; and if thou doest not good, sin lies at the door. And his desire shall be unto thee, but thou must rule over him.
And he communed with them, saying, If it is your desire that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me and intercede for me to Ephron, the son of Zohar,
And now, that thou art leaving, because thy desire is after thy father's house, yet why hast thou stolen my gods?
Ask me for as much dowry and gift as ye desire, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me; but give me the damsel to wife.
It shall not be so: go now ye that are men and serve the LORD; for that is what ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.
And if a stranger shall sojourn with thee and desire to make the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and make this sacrifice; and he shall be as one that is natural in the land, but no uncircumcised person shall eat of it.
And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the desire of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom that they may make all that I have commanded thee:
This is the thing which the LORD commands concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them marry as they desire; but they shall marry only within the family of the tribe of their father
Thou shalt not desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field or his manslave or his maidslave, his ox or his ass or any thing that is thy neighbour's.
The graven images of their gods ye shall burn in the fire; thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them nor take it unto thee lest thou be snared therein; for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.
And I stayed in the mount, like the first time, forty days and forty nights; and the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also, and the LORD did not desire to destroy thee.
Notwithstanding, thou may kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, according to the desire of thy soul, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he has given thee; the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck and as of the hart.
When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he has promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul desires to eat flesh, according to all the desire of thy soul thou shalt eat flesh.
And when a Levite comes from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourned, and comes with all the desire of his soul unto the place which the LORD shall choose,
according to all that thou didst desire of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, lest I die.
and seest among the captives a beautiful woman and hast a desire unto her that thou would have her to thy wife,
And if the man does not desire to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders and say, My husband's brother refuses to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother.
Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak unto him, and if he stands and says, I desire not to take her;
And Gideon said unto them, I desire to make a request of you that ye each one would give me the earrings of his prey. (For they had golden earrings because they were Ishmaelites.)
And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago, take no care for them, for they are found. And on whom is all the desire of Israel? Is it not on thee and on all thy father's house?
And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The desire of the king is not in any dowry, but one hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies. For Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.
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 into the king's hand.
And the Gibeonites replied unto him, We have no quarrel regarding silver nor gold with Saul, nor with his house; neither do we desire that anyone in Israel should die. And he said unto them, What ye shall say that will I do for you.
shall not my house be so with God, although all my saving health and my desire shall not be produced yet? For he has made an everlasting covenant with me, ordered in all things, and it shall be kept;
And Bathsheba bowed and worshipped the king. And the king said, What dost thou desire?
Then she said, I desire one small petition of thee; I pray thee, do not deny me. And the king said unto her, Ask on, my mother, for I will not deny thee.
And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have heard that which thou didst send to tell me, and I will do all thy desire concerning the timber of cedar and concerning the timber of fir.
My slaves shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea, and I will convey them by sea in rafts unto the place that thou shalt appoint me and will cause them to be discharged 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 fir trees according to all his desire.
And when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD and the king's house and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,
(for which 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 unto the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her slaves.
Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? Did I not say, Do not deceive me?
But King Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him, when he fought with Hazael, king of Syria.) And Jehu said, If it is your desire, then do not let anyone go forth nor escape out of the city to tell the news in Jezreel.
But the LORD was merciful unto them, and had compassion on them, and looked upon them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and did not desire to destroy them or to cast them from his presence as yet.
And King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, more than what she had brought unto the king. Then she turned and went away to her own land with her slaves.
And all those of 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 the LORD gave them rest round about.
By me is given commandment, that any of the people of Israel and of his priests and Levites in my realm, who desire of their own freewill to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee.
O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy slave and to the prayer of thy slaves who desire to fear thy name; and prosper, I pray thee, thy slave this day, and grant him grace before this man. For I was the king's cupbearer.
Now, therefore, if ye desire, look upon me and see if I shall lie in your presence.
I loathed life; I do not desire to live for ever; let me alone; for my days are vanity.
If thou should leave him, he will cease to exist; until then, he shall desire, as a hireling, his day.
Then thou shalt call, and I will answer thee; thou wilt have a desire towards the work of thine hands.
Therefore, they say unto God, Depart from us; for we do not desire the knowledge of thy ways.
Dost thou desire to keep the old way which wicked men have trodden?
If I have disturbed the desire of the poor 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.
My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end, that there may be answers against wicked men.
Do not desire the night, when he cuts people off in their place.
For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors.
LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart; thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
Thou hast given him his heart's desire and hast not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.
Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my groaning is not hid from thee.
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened; burnt offering and sin offering thou hast not required.
so shall the king greatly desire thy beauty; and bow before him, for he is thy Lord.
Behold, thou dost desire truth in the inward parts, and in the secret things thou hast made me to know wisdom.
For thou dost not desire sacrifice or else would I give it; thou dost not delight in burnt offering.
For he has delivered me out of all trouble, and my eye has seen his desire upon my enemies.
The God of my mercy shall meet me on the way; God shall let me see my desire upon my enemies.
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my life; let them be turned backward and put to confusion that desire my hurt.
Whom have I in heaven but thee? And apart from thee there is nothing upon the earth that I desire.
So they did eat and were well filled; for he gave them their own desire;
And my eye saw my desire on my enemies, and my ears heard my desire of those that rose up against me, of the wicked.
Samech His heart is established; he shall not be afraid, Ain until he sees his desire upon his enemies.
Resh The wicked shall see it and be furious; Schin he shall gnash with his teeth and waste away: Tau The desire of the wicked shall perish.
The LORD takes my part with those that help me; therefore I shall see my desire upon those that hate me.
CAPH. My soul faints with desire for thy salvation as I await thy word.
Pe Thou dost open thine hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
Resh He will fulfil the desire of those that fear him; he also will hear their cry and will save them.
She is more precious than precious stones, and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him, but God shall grant the desire of the righteous.
The desire of the righteous is only good, but the hope of the wicked is wrath.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labour.
Do not eat the bread of anyone who has an evil eye, neither desire his dainty foods;
Do not be envious of evil men, neither desire to be with them.
The sun arises, and the sun goes down, and with desire returns to his place from which he arises again.
It is better to enjoy the good that is present than the wandering of desire; this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, we wait for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name and to the remembrance of thee.
With my soul I desire thee in the night; yea, even as long as the spirit is within me I will seek thee early: for as long as thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
That this is a rebellious people, lying sons, sons that did not desire to hear the law of the LORD:
Who gave Jacob for a spoil and Israel to the robbers? Did not the LORD? Because we sinned against him, and they did not desire to walk in his ways, neither did they hearken unto his law.
that calls Cyrus, my shepherd, and all that I desire, he shall fulfil, by saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
With all this he shall grow up before him as a tender sprout and as a root out of a dry ground. There is no outward appearance in him, nor beauty. We shall see him, yet nothing attractive about him that we should desire him.
That they seek me daily and want to know my ways, as people that do righteousness and have not forsaken the rights of their God: they ask me of the rights of righteousness and desire to approach God.
a wild ass used to the wilderness that breaths according to the desire of her soul; from her lust, who shall stop her? All those that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they shall find her.
But I said, How shall I place thee as sons and give thee the desirable land, the heritage that the hosts of Gentiles desire? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father, and shalt not turn away from following me.
Now therefore know certainly that ye shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, in the place where ye desire to go and to sojourn.
Therefore now thus hath the LORD, the God of the hosts, the God of Israel said: Why do ye commit this great evil against your souls, that ye be cut off, man and woman, child and suckling, out of Judah. Why do ye not desire to have a remnant?
so that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gone into the land of Egypt to dwell there, shall escape or remain alive to return into the land of Judah, unto which they have a desire to return to dwell there; for none shall return but some fugitives.
But the house of Israel will not desire to hear; for they do not desire to hear me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.
But as for those whose heart walks after the desire of their contaminations and of their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, said the Lord GOD.
Do I desire perchance the death of the wicked? said the Lord GOD, Shall he not live if he should leave his ways?
For I do not desire the death of him that dies, said the Lord GOD; therefore turn yourselves, and ye shall live.
Dost thou desire to judge them? Dost thou desire to judge them, son of man? Notify them of the abominations of their fathers:
But they rebelled against me and did not desire to hearken unto me; each one did not cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt; then I said, I will pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.
Therefore, O Aholibah, thus hath the Lord GOD said: Behold, I will raise up thy lovers against thee, from whom thy desire is alienated, and I will bring them against thee on every side:
Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes by death; yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.
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