'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 devour And 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 eager desire], for 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.
[Looking forward to the shepherd's arrival, the eager girl pictures their meeting and says] Oh, that you were like my brother, who nursed from the breasts of my mother! If I should find you without, I would kiss you, yes, and none would despise me [for it].
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 nations rise 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 bare heights and see. Where have you not been adulterously lain with? By the wayside you have sat waiting for lovers [eager for idolatry], like an Arabian [desert tribesman who waits to plunder] in the wilderness; and you have polluted the land with your vile harlotry and your wickedness (unfaithfulness and 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 looked for much [harvest], and behold, it came to little; and even when you brought that home, I blew it away. Why? says the Lord of hosts. Because of My house, which lies waste while you yourselves run each man to his own house [eager to build and adorn 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.
At once the father of the boy gave [an eager, piercing, inarticulate] cry with tears, and he said, Lord, I believe! [Constantly] help my weakness of faith!
The whole crowd were eager to touch Him, because power went forth from him and cured every one.
Blessed (happy -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition -- "and to be envied) are you who hunger and seek with eager desire now, for you shall be filled and completely satisfied! Blessed (happy -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition -- "and to be envied) are you who weep and sob now, for you shall laugh!
but they couldn't find a way to do it, because all the people were eager to hear him.
Now an eager contention arose among them [as to] which of them was considered and reputed 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 authority seeks to win honor for himself. [He whose teaching originates with himself seeks his own glory.] But He Who seeks the glory and is eager for the honor of Him Who sent Him, He is true; and there is no unrighteousness or falsehood or deception in Him.
Therefore they were eager to arrest Him, but no one laid a hand on Him, for His hour (time) had not yet come.
But we think it fitting and are eager to hear from you what it is that you have in mind and believe and what your opinion is, for with regard to this sect it is known to all of us that it is everywhere denounced.
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 [eager] readiness to give is there, then it is acceptable and welcomed in proportion to what a person 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 more than that, he has been appointed by the churches to travel as our companion in regard to this bountiful contribution which we are administering for the glory of the Lord Himself and [to show] our eager readiness [as Christians 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.
Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of [and produced by] the Spirit in the binding power of peace.
In their spiritual apathy they have become callous and past feeling and reckless and have abandoned themselves [a prey] to unbridled sensuality, eager and greedy to indulge in every form of impurity [that their depraved desires may suggest and demand].
Servants (slaves), be obedient to those who are your physical masters, having respect for them and eager concern to please them, in singleness of motive and with all your heart, as [service] to Christ [Himself] -- "
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 or am eager for [your] gift, but I do seek and am eager for the fruit which increases to your credit [the harvest of blessing that is accumulating to your account].
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 be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly 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 special people, 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 expecting these things, be eager to be found by Him [at His coming] without spot or blemish and at peace [in serene confidence, free from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts].
Dear friends, although I was eager to write you about our common salvation, 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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