'Desires' in the Bible
Is it not true that if you do what is right, you will be fine? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door. It desires to dominate you, but you must subdue it."
"'If a foreigner lives among you, and desires to keep the Passover to Yahweh; according to the statute of the Passover, and according to its ordinance, so shall he do. You shall have one statute, both for the foreigner, and for him who is born in the land.'"
The rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, “Who will give us meat to eat?
So that place was named Kibroth-hattaavah; because there they put in the earth the bodies of the people who had given way to their desires.
That way, when you see the tassel, you'll remember all the commands of the LORD and you'll observe them. Then you won't seek your own interests and desires that lead you to be unfaithful.
When Yahweh your God shall enlarge your border, as he has promised you, and you shall say, "I want to eat meat," because your soul desires to eat meat; you may eat meat, after all the desire of your soul.
You may spend the money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen, or sheep, or wine, or strong drink, or whatever your heart desires; and there you shall eat in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice, you and your household.
“Now if a Levite comes from any of your towns throughout Israel where he resides, and comes whenever he desires to the place which the Lord chooses,
If the man said to him, They will immediately burn the fat entire, then take as thy soul desires; he would say to him, No, but thou shalt give it now; and if not, I will take it by force.
Indeed, the LORD won't abandon His people for the sake of His great name, for the LORD desires to make you a people for himself.
Then Saul replied, “Say this to David: ‘The king desires no other bride-price except 100 Philistine foreskins, to take revenge on his enemies.’” Actually, Saul intended to cause David’s death at the hands of the Philistines.
Then Jonathan said to David, "Whatever your soul desires, I will even do it for you."
So Abner told David, "Give me permission to go out and rally all of Israel to your majesty the king so they can enter into a formal agreement with you to reign over everything that your heart desires." So David sent Abner off, and he went away in peace.
Is not my dynasty like this with God? Has he not made an eternal covenant with me, preparing every detail of it? And he has made it secure, including my complete salvation, has he not? He has been of continual help, has he not, even with respect to all of my desires?
Now when Solomon came to the end of building the house of the Lord and the king's house, and all Solomon's desires, which he had in mind were effected;
I will take you [Jeroboam], and you shall reign over whatever your soul desires; and you shall be king over Israel (the ten northern tribes).
The drinking was done according to the law, there was no compulsion, for so the king had given orders to each official of his household that he should do according to the desires of each person.
Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly that we may do as Esther desires.” So the king and Haman came to the banquet which Esther had prepared.
After Haman came in, the king asked him, "What should be done for the man whom the king desires to honor?"
Haman told himself, "Whom would the king desire to honor more than me?" Haman answered the king, "For a man whom the king desires to honor,
Then give the robes and the horse to one of the king's most noble officials. Let them put the robes on the man whom the king desires to honor, and let them put him on the horse in the main square of the city. Then let them announce in front of him, "This is what is done for the man whom the king desires to honor.'"
So Haman took the clothes and the horse, dressed Mordecai, and put him on the horse in the main square of the city. He cried out in front of him, "This is what is done for the man whom the king desires to honor."
As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow, as a hireling who looks for his wages,
My days are passed; my plans have been shattered; along with my heart's desires.
Though he desires it and will not let it go,But holds it in his mouth,
Because his appetite is never satisfied,he does not let anything he desires escape.
But He is unchangeable; who can oppose Him?He does what He desires.
For you [are] not a God [who] desires wickedness. Evil cannot dwell with you.
May He give you what your heart desiresand fulfill your whole purpose.
Do not hand me over to the desires of my enemies; for false witnesses have risen up against me; even the one who breathes out violence.
Who among you desires life, and wants long life in order to see good?
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
The LORD will protect him and keep him alive; he will be blessed in the land; and he will not be handed over to the desires of his enemies.
The sacrifices God desires are a humble spirit -- O God, a humble and repentant heart you will not reject.
Why do you look with hostility, O many-peaked mountains? This mountain God desires for his dwelling. Yes, Yahweh will abide [in it] forever.
But they were not turned from their desires; and while the food was still in their mouths,
I gave them over to their stubborn desires; they did what seemed right to them.
Praise the Lord, all you warriors of his, you servants of his who carry out his desires!
But lusted intensely in the wildernessAnd tempted God [with their insistent desires] in the desert.
So they became unclean through their works, going after their evil desires.
when our God is in the heavens and he does whatever he desires?
All that Yahweh desires, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all [the] depths.
Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
Do not let me have evil desires, or participate in sinful activities with men who behave wickedly. I will not eat their delicacies.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him;He hears their cry for help and saves them.
She is more precious than rubies, and all your desires shall not compare with her.
For wisdom is better than jewels, and all desires shall not compare with her.
What the wicked dreads will come to him,but what the righteous desire will be given to them.
The righteousness of the upright rescues them,but the treacherous are trapped by their own desires.
The wicked desires what evil people gain, but the foundation of the righteous is productive.
The lazy person craves, yet receives nothing, but the desires of the diligent are satisfied.
He whose desires are fixed on profit is a cause of trouble to his family; but he who has no desire for offerings will have life.
One who isolates himself pursues selfish desires;he rebels against all sound judgment.
The king's heart is in Yahweh's hand like the watercourses. He turns it wherever he desires.
A wicked person desires evil;he has no consideration for his neighbor.
What the sluggard desires will kill him, for his hands refuse to work.
A king, by right rule, makes the land safe; but one full of desires makes it a waste.
God gives a man riches, wealth, and honor so that he lacks nothing of all he desires for himself, but God does not allow him to enjoy them. Instead, a stranger will enjoy them. This is futile and a sickening tragedy.
Every person works for his own self-interests, but his desires remain unsatisfied.
What the eyes see is better than what the soul desires. This too is futility and a striving after wind.
Do not be terrified of his presence! Go at once and do not delay when a matter [is] unpleasant, for he can do anything that he desires.
Rejoice, young man, while you are young, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes, but know that God will judge your motives and actions.
I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires.
I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires.
The Beloved about Her Lover: I am my beloved's, and he desires me!
I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires. Friends
Because of his sinful greed I was angry,so I struck him; I was angry and hid;but he went on turning back to the desires of his heart.
They lament, 'Why don't you notice when we fast? Why don't you pay attention when we humble ourselves?' Look, at the same time you fast, you satisfy your selfish desires, you oppress your workers.
He who puts an ox to death puts a man to death; he who makes an offering of a lamb puts a dog to death; he who makes a meal offering makes an offering of pig's blood; he who makes an offering of perfumes for a sign gives worship to an image: as they have gone after their desires, and their soul takes pleasure in their disgusting things;
At that time people will call Jerusalem, "The Throne of the LORD," and all the nations will be gathered to it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem. They'll no longer stubbornly follow their own evil desires.
But they didn't listen, nor did they pay attention. They pursued their own plans, stubbornly following their own evil desires. They went backward and not forward.
But they would not listen or turn their ear, and each of them stubbornly followed his own evil desires. So I brought on them all the consequences of this covenant that I commanded them to fulfill, but they did not.'"
This evil people that refuses to listen to my words, that stubbornly pursues their own desires, and that follows other gods to serve and worship them, will be like this belt that is not good for anything.
You have done even more evil than your ancestors, and each one of you is stubbornly following his own evil desires, refusing to listen to me.
But they'll say, "It's useless! We will follow our plans and each of us will pursue his own evil desires.'
They keep on saying to those who despise me, "The LORD has said, "You will have peace."' To all who stubbornly follow their own desires they say, "Disaster won't come upon you.'
He has caused the arrows of His quiverTo enter my inner parts.
“But if the prophet [who speaks without My authority] is enticed to speak a word [of his own], it is I the Lord who have caused that prophet [to speak falsely to please the inquirer, thus allowing himself to be a party to the inquirer’s sin], and I will stretch out My hand against him and destroy him from among My people Israel.
You engaged in prostitution with the Assyrians because your sexual desires were insatiable; you prostituted yourself with them and yet you were still not satisfied.
Then they come to you as a group, sit down right in front of you as if they were my people, hear your words and then they don't do what you say because they're seeking only their own desires, they pursue ill-gotten profits, and they keep following their own self-interests.
This order is announced by the observers, and the holy ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over human kingdoms and grants them to whomever he desires, and he places the least important of men over them.'
You'll be driven from people, and you'll live among wild animals of the field. You'll eat grass like cattle and be soaked with the dew of the sky while seven years pass you by until you realize that the Most High is sovereign over human kingdoms and grants them to whomever he desires.
"The kingdom has been taken from you! You're to be driven away from people. You're to live with the wild animals of the field. You are to be made to eat grass like cattle, and seven years will pass you by until you realize that the Most High is sovereign over human kingdoms and grants them to whomever he desires.'"
He was driven away from human society and given the mind of an animal. He lived with wild donkeys, ate grass like cattle, and his body was soaked with dew from the sky until he realized that the Most High God is sovereign over human kingdoms and places over them whomever he desires.
Israel is swallowed up; now they are among the nations, like an object that no one desires.
As their pastures flourished, all their desires were met. As they were satiated, they became arrogant and therefore ignored me.
Residents of Shaphir, pass by in nakedness and humiliation! The residents of Zaanan can't leave their city. Beth Ezel mourns, "He takes from you what he desires."
Woe is me! For I have become like the gatherings of summer, like the gleanings of the grape harvest, [when] there is no cluster of grapes to eat [or] early ripened fruit [that] my soul desires.
And speaking of evil, they practice it eagerly with both hands! Both leader and judge demand a bribe, the famous confess their perverted desires, and they scheme together.
Look, the one whose desires are not upright will faint from exhaustion, but the person of integrity will live because of his faithfulness.
A curse on the cruel and false one! the man full of pride, who never has enough; who makes his desires wide as the underworld! he is like death; he is never full, but he makes all nations come to him, getting all peoples together to himself.
To him that asks of thee give, and from him that desires to borrow of thee turn not away.
All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son desires to reveal Him.
But he answered [and] said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation desires a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah!
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, the taking of life, broken faith between the married, unclean desires of the flesh, taking of property, false witness, bitter words:
Then Jesus said to his disciples, If any one desires to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it.
It shall not be so among you, but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant.
and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your [willing and humble] slave;
but the worries of this age, the seduction of wealth, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
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