'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."
My days have passed, my plans are shattered, even the desires of my heart.
For he knows no satisfaction in his appetite; he does not let anything he desires escape.
The sacrifices God desires are a humble spirit -- O God, a humble and repentant heart you will not reject.
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!
Do not let me have evil desires, or participate in sinful activities with men who behave wickedly. I will not eat their delicacies.
The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, but the faithless will be captured by their own desires.
The wicked person desires a stronghold, but the righteous root endures.
One who has isolated himself seeks his own desires; he rejects all sound judgment.
The appetite of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor is shown no favor in his eyes.
What the sluggard desires will kill him, for his hands refuse to work.
God gives a man riches, property, and wealth so that he lacks nothing that his heart desires, yet God does not enable him to enjoy the fruit of his labor -- instead, someone else enjoys it! This is fruitless and a grave misfortune.
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.
The Beloved about Her Lover: I am my beloved's, and he desires me!
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.
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.
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."
Look, the one whose desires are not upright will faint from exhaustion, but the person of integrity will live because of his faithfulness.
The person who speaks on his own authority desires to receive honor for himself; the one who desires the honor of the one who sent him is a man of integrity, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
You people are from your father the devil, and you want to do what your father desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies.
Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to impurity, to dishonor their bodies among themselves.
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its desires,
For when we were in the flesh, the sinful desires, aroused by the law, were active in the members of our body to bear fruit for death.
But sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of wrong desires. For apart from the law, sin is dead.
Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to arouse its desires.
But I say, live by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.
For the flesh has desires that are opposed to the Spirit, and the Spirit has desires that are opposed to the flesh, for these are in opposition to each other, so that you cannot do what you want.
Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
among whom all of us also formerly lived out our lives in the cravings of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath even as the rest
You were taught with reference to your former way of life to lay aside the old man who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires,
This saying is trustworthy: "If someone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a good work."
Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
For there will be a time when people will not tolerate sound teaching. Instead, following their own desires, they will accumulate teachers for themselves, because they have an insatiable curiosity to hear new things.
It trains us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,
For we too were once foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to various passions and desires, spending our lives in evil and envy, hateful and hating one another.
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing even to the point of dividing soul from spirit, and joints from marrow; it is able to judge the desires and thoughts of the heart.
But each one is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desires.
Dear friends, I urge you as foreigners and exiles to keep away from fleshly desires that do battle against the soul,
in that he spends the rest of his time on earth concerned about the will of God and not human desires.
For the time that has passed was sufficient for you to do what the non-Christians desire. You lived then in debauchery, evil desires, drunkenness, carousing, drinking bouts, and wanton idolatries.
especially those who indulge their fleshly desires and who despise authority. Brazen and insolent, they are not afraid to insult the glorious ones,
For by speaking high-sounding but empty words they are able to entice, with fleshly desires and with debauchery, people who have just escaped from those who reside in error.
And the world is passing away with all its desires, but the person who does the will of God remains forever.
These people are grumblers and fault-finders who go wherever their desires lead them, and they give bombastic speeches, enchanting folks for their own gain.
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