'Desirous' in the Bible
Be not desirous of his dainties; for they are deceitful food.
And Pilate, desirous of contenting the crowd, released to them Barabbas, and delivered up Jesus, when he had scourged him, that he might be crucified.
But he, desirous of justifying himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
The same hour certain Pharisees came up, saying to him, Get out, and go hence, for Herod is desirous to kill thee.
For which of you, desirous of building a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, if he have what is needed to complete it;
And when Herod saw Jesus he greatly rejoiced, for he had been a long while desirous of seeing him, because of hearing many things concerning him, and he hoped to see some sign done by him;
Pilate therefore, desirous to release Jesus, again addressed them.
And on the morrow, desirous to know the certainty of the matter why he was accused of the Jews, he loosed him, and commanded the chief priests and all the council to meet, and having brought Paul down set him before them.
But when two years were completed, Felix was relieved by Porcius Festus as his successor; and Felix, desirous to oblige the Jews, to acquire their favour, left Paul bound.
But Festus, desirous of obliging the Jews, to acquire their favour, answering Paul, said, Art thou willing to go up to Jerusalem, there to be judged before me concerning these things?
But the centurion, desirous of saving Paul, hindered them of their purpose, and commanded those who were able to swim, casting themselves first into the sea, to get out on land;
Thus ye also, since ye are desirous of spirits, seek that ye may abound for the edification of the assembly.
Tell me, ye who are desirous of being under law, do ye not listen to the law?
whom I was desirous of keeping with myself, that for thee he might minister to me in the bonds of the glad tidings;