'Desired' in the Bible
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 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;
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 unto him, If the LORD had desired to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and the present from our hands, neither would he have showed us all these things, nor would he have announced this according to the time.
Now, therefore, behold the king whom ye have chosen and whom ye have desired! Behold, the LORD has 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 the ferry boat went over to carry over the king's household and to do what he desired. Then Shimei, the son of Gera, fell down before the king, as he was passing the Jordan,
likewise 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.
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.
And he caused him to be instructed and dispersed of all his sons throughout all the lands of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city; and he gave them provisions in abundance. And he desired many wives.
He was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years and departed without being desired. And 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.
then thus came each maiden unto the king; whatever she desired was given her to go with her out of the house of the women unto the king's house.
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.
therefore, he shall not feel quietness in his belly; he shall not escape with that which he desired.
But if he determines something, who can turn him? His soul desired it, and he did it.
More to be desired are they than gold, 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 enquire in his temple.
But our God is in the heavens; he has made whatever he has desired.
Behold, sons are a heritage of the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is to be desired.
For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired her for his habitation.
This shall be my rest for ever; here I will dwell; for I have desired her.
Whatever the LORD desired, he did in the heavens and in the earth, in the seas and in all the deep places.
For wisdom is better than precious stones; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spends it up.
And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them; I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour, and this was my portion of all my labour.
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.
For ye shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the groves that ye have chosen.
For I did not take it upon myself to be a pastor following thee; neither have I desired the woeful day; thou dost know: that which came out of my lips has come forth in thy presence.
For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grapegleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit.
Then Joseph her husband, being just and not willing to expose her publicly, desired to leave her secretly.
For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see and have not seen them and to hear those things which ye hear and have not heard them.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that didst kill the prophets and stone those who are sent unto thee, how often I desired to gather thy children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
Now at that feast the governor was accustomed to release unto the people a prisoner, whoever they desired.
And from there he arose and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entering into a house, desired that no man know of it; but he could not be hid.
Now at that feast it was customary that he release unto them one prisoner, whoever they desired.
And Herod said, I have beheaded John, but who is this of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.
for I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see those things which ye see and did not see them and to hear those things which ye hear and did not hear them.
And he said unto them, With desire I have greatly desired to eat this passover lamb with you before I suffer;
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you that he may sift you as wheat;
And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder had been cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.
The day following Jesus desired to go forth into Galilee and found Philip and said unto him, Follow me.
And Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples and the disciples to those that were sitting down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they desired.
But ye denied the Holy One and the Just and desired a murderer to be granted unto you
who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man, who called for Barnabas and Saul and desired to hear the word of God.
Paul desired to have him go forth with him and took and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those quarters, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, he consented not,
And when I desired to know the cause of why they accused him, I brought him forth into their council,
As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with some of the brothers, but his will was not at all to come at this time, but he will come when he shall have opportunity.