'Eager' in the Bible
So he read it before the plaza in front of the Water Gate from dawn till noon before the men and women and those children who could understand. All the people were eager to hear the book of the law.
“His harvest the hungry devourAnd take it to a place of thorns,And the schemer is eager for their wealth.
They are like a lion eager to tear,like a young lion lurking in ambush.
They conspire and lurk, watching my steps, they are eager to take my life.
I opened my mouth and panted [with anticipation],Because I longed for Your commandments.
Those who are eager to do wrong draw near; they are far from your law.
for they are eager to inflict harm, and they hasten to shed blood.
a heart that plots wicked schemes,feet eager to run to evil,
A faithful man is rich with blessings; but one who is eager to be rich will not go unpunished.
She seeks out wool and flax, working with eager hands.
For who can eat, or who be eager, more than I?
Do not be eager in your heart to be angry,For anger resides in the bosom of fools.
“Oh, that you were like a brother to me,Who nursed at the breasts of my mother.If I found you out of doors, I would kiss you;No one would blame me or despise me, either.
Sheol below is eager to greet your coming.He stirs up the spirits of the departed for you—all the rulers of the earth.He makes all the kings of the nationsrise from their thrones.
They seek me day after day, and are eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that practices righteousness and has not forsaken the justice of their God. "They ask me to reveal just decisions; they are eager to draw near to God.
They are eager to do evil, quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are sinful; they crush and destroy.
“Lift up your eyes to the barren heights and see;Where have you not been violated?You sat by the road waiting [eagerly] for them [those man-made gods]Like an Arab [tribesman who waits to attack] in the desert,And you have desecrated the landWith your [vile] prostitution and your wickedness (disobedience to God).
They are well-fed, eager stallions,each neighing after someone else’s wife.
You say, "When will the new moon festival be over, so we can sell grain? When will the Sabbath end, so we can open up the grain bins? We're eager to sell less for a higher price, and to cheat the buyer with rigged scales!
We're eager to trade silver for the poor, a pair of sandals for the needy! We want to mix in some chaff with the grain!"
I have said, "If only you would fear me, if only you would take my instructions to heart.' Then their houses would not have been torn down. I have chastened them, but they were eager to corrupt everything they were doing."
You look for much [harvest], but it comes to little; and even when you bring that home, I blow it away. Why?” says the Lord of hosts. “Because of My house, which lies in ruins while each of you runs to his own house [eager to enjoy it].
Then the gray horses went out. They were eager to go out on patrol throughout the earth, so the angel said, "Go patrol the earth." So they went out on patrol throughout the earth.
because it is the unbelievers who are eager for all those things. Surely your heavenly Father knows that you need all of them!
A wicked and faithless generation are eager for a sign; but none shall be given to them except the sign of Jonah." and He left them and went away.
but though they were eager to lay hands upon Him, they were afraid of the people, for by them He was regarded as a Prophet.
Immediately the father of the boy cried out [with a desperate, piercing cry], saying, “I do believe; help [me overcome] my unbelief.”
The whole crowd were eager to touch Him, because power went forth from him and cured every one.
Blessed [joyful, nourished by God’s goodness] are you who hunger now [for righteousness, actively seeking right standing with God], for you will be [completely] satisfied. Blessed [forgiven, refreshed by God’s grace] are you who weep now [over your sins and repent], for you will laugh [when the burden of sin is lifted].
but they couldn't find a way to do it, because all the people were eager to hear him.
Now a dispute also arose among them as to which of them was regarded to be the greatest.
On this account then the Jews were all the more eager to put Him to death--because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also spoke of God as being in a special sense His Father, thus putting Himself on a level with God.
He who speaks on his own accord seeks glory and honor for himself. But He who seeks the glory and the honor of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness or deception in Him.
So they were eager to arrest Him; but no one laid a hand on Him, because His time had not yet come.
But we would like to hear from you what your views are [that is, exactly what you believe]; for in regard to this sect (Christianity), we are fully aware that it is denounced everywhere.”
So I am eager to preach the good news to you also who are in Rome.
For the creation waits with eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.
But now, as there is no more unoccupied ground in this part of the world, and I have for years past been eager to pay you a visit,
because the believers in Macedonia and Achaia have been eager to share their resources with the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.
Yes, they were eager to do this, and in fact they are obligated to help them, for if the gentiles have shared in their spiritual blessings, they are obligated to be of service to them in material things.
And in this they became a warning to us, to teach us not to be eager, as they were eager, in pursuit of what is evil.
But you should be eager for the greater gifts. And now I will show you a way that is beyond comparison.
Pursue love and be eager for the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.
It is the same with you. Since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, seek to abound in order to strengthen the church.
Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in other languages.
but also by the fact that he had felt comforted on your account, and by the report which he brought of your eager affection, of your grief, and of your jealousy on my behalf, so that I rejoiced more than ever.
See what great earnestness godly sorrow has produced in you! How ready you are to clear yourselves, how indignant, how alarmed, how full of longing and enthusiasm, how eager to seek justice! In every way you have demonstrated that you are innocent in this matter.
For if the eagerness [to give] is there, it is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.
because he not only accepted our request, but since he was very eager, he is coming to you of his own accord.
and not only this, but he has also been appointed by the churches to travel with us in regard to this gracious offering which we are administering for the glory of the Lord Himself, and to show our eagerness [as believers to help one another].
And we are sending with them our brother whom we have tested many times and found eager in many matters, but who now is much more eager than ever because of the great confidence he has in you.
The only thing they asked us to do was to remember the destitute, the very thing I was eager to do.
Make every effort to keep the oneness of the Spirit in the bond of peace [each individual working together to make the whole successful].
And they, [the ungodly in their spiritual apathy], having become callous and unfeeling, have given themselves over [as prey] to unbridled sensuality, eagerly craving the practice of every kind of impurity [that their desires may demand].
Slaves, be obedient to those who are your earthly masters, with respect for authority, and with a sincere heart [seeking to please them], as [service] to Christ—
My eager expectation and hope is that I will not be ashamed about anything, but that now as always, with all boldness, Christ will be highly honored in my body, whether by life or by death.
For this reason, I am very eager to send him so that you may rejoice when you see him again and I may be less anxious.
Not that I seek the gift itself, but I do seek the profit which increases to your [heavenly] account [the blessing which is accumulating for you].
But we, brethren, having been taken away from you for a short while—in person, not in spirit—were all the more eager with great desire to see your face.
Faithful is the saying, "If any one is eager to have the oversight of a Church, he desires a noble work."
Study and do your best to present yourself to God approved, a workman [tested by trial] who has no reason to be ashamed, accurately handling and skillfully teaching the word of truth.
He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a people for His own possession, eager to do good works.
but, as it is, we see them eager for a better land, that is to say, a heavenly one. For this reason God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has now prepared a city for them.
Do not be eager, my brethren, for many among you to become teachers; for you know that we teachers shall undergo severer judgement.
They were eager to know the time which the Spirit of Christ within them kept indicating, or the characteristics of that time, when they solemnly made known beforehand the sufferings that were to come upon Christ and the glories which would follow.
So then, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election certain, for if you keep on doing this you will never fail.
And in their immoral ways they will have many eager disciples, through whom religion will be brought into disrepute.
So, beloved, since you are looking forward to these things, be diligent and make every effort to be found by Him [at His return] spotless and blameless, in peace [that is, inwardly calm with a sense of spiritual well-being and confidence, having lived a life of obedience to Him].
Dear friends, although I was eager to write you about the salvation we share, I found it necessary to write and exhort you to contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.
If any one is eager to lead others into captivity, he must himself go into captivity. If any one is bent on killing with the sword, he must himself be killed by the sword. Here is an opportunity for endurance, and for the exercise of faith, on the part of God's people.
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