185 occurrences in 14 translations

'Desired' in the Bible

And out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight or to be desired -- "good (suitable, pleasant) for food; the tree of life also in the center of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of [the difference between] good and evil and blessing and calamity.

The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they took wives of all they desired and chose.

and say unto him, The LORD, the God of the Hebrews has sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness; and, behold, until now thou hast not desired to hear.

Not so: go now, ye that are men, and serve Jehovah! for it is that ye have desired. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.

Not because ye were more than the other peoples has the LORD desired you and chosen you; for ye were the fewest of all the peoples;

This is what you desired [and asked] of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God or see this great fire any more, lest I die.

But the sons of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; to the contrary the Canaanite desired to dwell in that land.

Neither did Manasseh drive out the inhabitants of Bethshean and its towns nor Taanach and its towns nor the inhabitants of Dor and its towns nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns; but the Canaanite desired to dwell in that land.

And the Amorites desired to dwell in Mount Heres in Aijalon and in Shaalbim; yet when the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, they made them tributaries.

But his wife said to him, "If the LORD had desired to kill us, He would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering from our hands, nor would He have shown us all these things, nor would He have let us hear things like this at this time."

"If one man sins against another, God will mediate for him; but if a man sins against the LORD, who can intercede for him?" But they would not listen to the voice of their father, for the LORD desired to put them to death.

As for your asses which have been wandering for three days, give no thought to them, for they have come back. And for whom are all the desired things in Israel? are they not for you and your father's family?

Now therefore behold the king whom ye have chosen, and whom ye have desired! and, behold, the LORD hath set a king over you.

Saul and Jonathan were loved and desired in their lives, and in their death they were not divided; they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

Then all the people and all of Israel realized on that day that {the king had not desired} to kill Abner the son of Ner.

They forded the Jordan to bring the king's household across and do whatever the king desired. When Shimei son of Gera crossed the Jordan, he fell down before the king

So Hiram gave Solomon as much as he desired of the cedar and cypress timber.

{David my father desired} to build a house for the name of Yahweh the God of Israel,

but Yahweh said to David my father, 'Because {you desired} to build a house for my name, you did well in that it was within your heart.

When Solomon finished building the temple of the Lord, the royal palace, and all that Solomon desired to do,

For which Hiram king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with as much cedar and cypress timber and gold as he desired, King Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

And all the cities of store that Solomon had, and cities for his chariots, and cities for his horsemen, and that which Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

After all this Jeroboam did not repent of his evil way but again set up priests from every class of people for the high places. Whoever so desired it, he ordained, and they became priests of the high places.

And Baalath, and all the store cities that Solomon had, and all the chariot cities, and the cities of the horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and throughout all the land of his dominion.

Now King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba every desired thing she asked, besides what she had brought to the king. Then she turned and went to her land, she and her servants.

And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he desired many wives.

Asa did what the Lord his God desired and approved.

Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years, and departed without being desired. Howbeit they buried him in the city of David, but not in the sepulchres of the kings.

And it came to pass after this that Joash desired to repair the house of the LORD.

Hezekiah said, "Now you have consecrated yourselves to the Lord. Come and bring sacrifices and thank offerings to the Lord's temple." So the assembly brought sacrifices and thank offerings, and whoever desired to do so brought burnt sacrifices.

"So their sons entered and possessed the land And You subdued before them the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, And You gave them into their hand, with their kings and the peoples of the land, To do with them as they desired.

According to the king's decree the drinking was not compulsory because the king instructed every steward in his house to serve each individual what he desired.

Then thus came every maiden unto the king; whatsoever she desired was given her to go with her out of the house of the women unto the king's house.

She would go in the evening, and in the morning she would return to a second harem under the supervision of Shaashgaz, the king's eunuch in charge of the concubines. She never went to the king again, unless he desired her and summoned her by name.

And my soul thought it better to be strangled and desired death more than my bones.

But I would speak with the Almighty, and I desired to dispute with God.

Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.

And they say to God, 'Turn aside from us, And the knowledge of Thy ways We have not desired.

If I have refused to give the poor what they desired, or caused the eyes of the widow to fail,

More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.

Sacrifice and present Thou hast not desired, Ears Thou hast prepared for me, Burnt and sin-offering Thou hast not asked.

Why gaze with envy, you mountain peaks, at the mountain God desired for His dwelling? The Lord will live [there] forever!

They ate until they were stuffed; he gave them what they desired.

They were not estranged from that which they desired, Their food was yet in their mouths,

But my people didn't listen to my voice. Israel desired none of me.

My soul desired, yea, it hath also been consumed, For the courts of Jehovah, My heart and my flesh cry aloud unto the living God,

Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

Whatever the LORD desired, he did in the heavens and in the earth, in the seas and in all the deep places.

And ye slight all my counsel, And my reproof ye have not desired.

For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

My fruit is better than gold, even than the best gold; and my increase is more to be desired than silver.

The wicked hath desired the net of evil doers, And the root of the righteous giveth.

No iniquity is desired by the righteous, And the wicked have been full of evil.

That which maketh a man to be desired is his kindness; And a poor man is better than a liar.

The soul of the wicked hath desired evil, Not gracious in his eyes is his neighbour.

All the day desiring he hath desired, And the righteous giveth and withholdeth not.

The approval of a ruler is desired by great numbers: but the decision in a man's cause comes from the Lord.

And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour.

What they loved and hated, as well as what they desired, has already perished. They no longer have any share in what is done under the sun.

As the apple tree among the trees of the wild, so is my beloved among the sons. I desired to sit under his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Why to Me the abundance of your sacrifices? saith Jehovah, I have been satiated with burnt-offerings of rams, And fat of fatlings; And blood of bullocks, and lambs, And he-goats I have not desired.

For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.

My heart fluttereth, horror hath affrighted me; the twilight that I desired hath been turned into trembling unto me.

With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

As peoples were surprised at him, And his face was not beautiful, so as to be desired: his face was so changed by disease as to be unlike that of a man, and his form was no longer that of the sons of men.

Though the Lord desired to crush him and make him ill, once restitution is made, he will see descendants and enjoy long life, and the Lord's purpose will be accomplished through him.

So is My word that goeth out of My mouth, It turneth not back unto Me empty, But hath done that which I desired, And prosperously effected that for which I sent it.

For thus said Jehovah of the eunuchs, Who do keep My sabbaths, And have fixed on that which I desired, And are keeping hold on My covenant:

And I have numbered you for the sword, And all of you for slaughter bow down, Because I called, and ye have not answered, I have spoken, and ye have not hearkened, And ye do the evil thing in Mine eyes, And on that which I desired not -- fixed.

I also -- I fix on their vexations, And their fears I bring in to them, Because I have called, and there is none answering, I spake, and they have not hearkened, And they do the evil things in Mine eyes, And on that which I desired not -- fixed.

But I said, How am I to put you among the children, and give you a desired land, a heritage of glory among the armies of the nations? and I said, You are to say to me, My father; and not be turned away from me.

Then I said, But these are the poor: they are foolish, for they have no knowledge of the way of the Lord or of the behaviour desired by their God.

I will go to the great men and have talk with them; for they have knowledge of the way of the Lord and of the behaviour desired by their God. But as for these, their one purpose is a broken yoke and burst bands.

And death will be desired more than life by the rest of this evil family who are still living in all the places where I have sent them away, says the Lord of armies.

As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow thee: neither have I desired the woeful day; thou knowest: that which came out of my lips was right before thee.

I will give the priests their desired fat things, and my people will have a full measure of my good things, says the Lord.

But then you turned right around and showed that you did not honor me. Each of you took back your male and female slaves whom you had freed as they desired, and you forced them to be your slaves again.

Now therefore, know for certain that by the sword, famine, and plague you will die in the place where you desired to go to live for a while."

Jerusalem keeps in mind, in the days of her sorrow and of her wanderings, all the desired things which were hers in days gone by; when her people came into the power of her hater and she had no helper, her attackers saw their desire effected on her and made sport of her destruction.

The hand of her hater is stretched out over all her desired things; for she has seen that the nations have come into her holy place, about whom you gave orders that they were not to come into the meeting of your people.

Breathing out grief all her people are looking for bread; they have given their desired things for food to give them life: see, O Lord, and take note; for she has become a thing of shame.

Who were clothed in blue, captains and rulers, all of them young men to be desired, horsemen seated on horses.

She bestowed her sexual favors on them; all of them were the choicest young men of Assyria. She defiled herself with all whom she desired -- with all their idols.

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Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐπιποθέω 
Epipotheo 
Usage: 9

חשׁק 
Chesheq 
Usage: 3

שׁאף 
Sha'aph 
Usage: 14

ἐπιπόθησις 
Epipothesis 
Usage: 2

H1
אב 
'ab 
Usage: 1214

H15
אבה 
'abeh 
Usage: 1

H35
אביּונה 
'abiyownah 
Usage: 1

או או 
'ow 
Usage: 320

אוה 
'avah 
Usage: 26

אוּה 
'avvah 
Usage: 7

בּעה בּעא 
B@`a' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 12

בּקשׁ 
Baqash 
Usage: 225

חמד 
Chamad 
Usage: 30

חמד 
Chemed 
Usage: 6

חמדּה 
Chemdah 
Usage: 16

חפץ 
Chaphets 
delight , please , desire , will , pleasure , favour , like , moveth , would , at all
Usage: 76

חפץ 
Chaphets 
Usage: 10

חפץ 
Chephets 
Usage: 39

חשׁק 
Chashaq 
Usage: 11

כּסף 
Kacaph 
Usage: 6

מחמד 
Machmad 
Usage: 12

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

רצן רצון 
Ratsown 
Usage: 56

שׁאל שׁאל 
Sha'al 
Usage: 172

תּאוה 
Ta'avah 
Usage: 20

תּו 
Tav 
Usage: 3

תּשׁוּקה 
T@shuwqah 
Usage: 3

αἰτέω 
Aiteo 
Usage: 43

ἀξιόω 
Axioo 
Usage: 7

ἐξαιτέομαι 
Exaiteomai 
Usage: 0

ἐπερωτάω 
Eperotao 
Usage: 55

ἐπιζητέω 
Epizeteo 
Usage: 8

ἐπιθυμέω 
Epithumeo 
Usage: 10

ἐπιθυμία 
Epithumia 
Usage: 35

ἐπιποθία 
Epipothia 
Usage: 1

ἐρωτάω 
Erotao 
Usage: 42

εὐδοκία 
Eudokia 
good pleasure , good will , seem good 9 , desire
Usage: 7

ζηλόω 
Zeloo 
Usage: 10

ζητέω 
Zeteo 
seek , seek for , go about , desire ,
Usage: 79

θέλημα 
thelema 
will , desire , pleasure
Usage: 45

θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would , will/would have , desire , desirous , list , to will ,
Usage: 136

ἱμείρομαι 
himeiromai 
Usage: 1

κενόδοξος 
Kenodoxos 
Usage: 1

ὀρέγομαι 
Oregomai 
Usage: 3

παρακαλέω 
Parakaleo 
Usage: 102



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