'Willing' in the Bible
He said to them, “If you are willing for me to bury my dead, listen to me and ask Ephron son of Zohar on my behalf
Take up an offering among you for the Lord. Let everyone whose heart is willing bring this as the Lord’s offering: gold, silver, and bronze;
Both men and women came; all who had willing hearts brought brooches, earrings, rings, necklaces, and all kinds of gold jewelry—everyone who waved a presentation offering of gold to the Lord.
“But you were not willing to go up, rebelling against the command of the Lord your God.
But if the man doesn’t want to marry his sister-in-law, she must go to the elders at the city gate and say, ‘My brother-in-law refuses to preserve his brother’s name in Israel. He isn’t willing to perform the duty of a brother-in-law for me.’
The Lord will not be willing to forgive him. Instead, His anger and jealousy will burn against that person, and every curse written in this scroll will descend on him. The Lord will blot out his name under heaven,
would you be willing to wait for them to grow up? Would you restrain yourselves from remarrying? No, my daughters, my life is much too bitter for you to share, because the Lord’s hand has turned against me.”
Saul and the troops spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, cattle, and choice animals, as well as the young rams and the best of everything else. They were not willing to destroy them, but they did destroy all the worthless and unwanted things.
May the Lord repay every man for his righteousness and his loyalty. I wasn’t willing to lift my hand against the Lord’s anointed, even though the Lord handed you over to me today.
So he was not willing to move the ark of the Lord to the city of David; instead, he took it to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.
The king replied to Absalom, “No, my son, we should not all go, or we would be a burden to you.” Although Absalom urged him, he wasn’t willing to go, though he did bless him.
At that time, Ahaziah son of Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, “Let my servants go with your servants in the ships,” but Jehoshaphat was not willing.
but the Lord was gracious to them, had compassion on them, and turned toward them because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He was not willing to destroy them. Even now He has not banished them from His presence.
When Hadadezer’s subjects saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with David and became his subjects. After this, the Arameans were never willing to help the Ammonites again.
“As for you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands the intention of every thought. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
Here are the divisions of the priests and the Levites for all the service of God’s house. Every willing man of any skill will be at your disposal for the work, and the leaders and all the people are at your every command.”
Hezekiah concluded, “Now you are consecrated to the Lord. Come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings to the Lord’s temple.” So the congregation brought sacrifices and thank offerings, and all those with willing hearts brought burnt offerings.
Would the wild ox be willing to serve you?Would it spend the night by your feeding trough?
Restore the joy of Your salvation to me,and give me a willing spirit.
Lord, please accept my willing offerings of praise,and teach me Your judgments.
She selects wool and flaxand works with willing hands.
If you are willing and obedient,you will eat the good things of the land.
For the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said:“You will be delivered by returning and resting;your strength will lie in quiet confidence.But you are not willing.”
Who gave Jacob to the robber,and Israel to the plunderers?Was it not the Lord?Have we not sinned against Him?They were not willing to walk in His ways,and they would not listen to His instruction.
Right away a man with a serious skin disease came up and knelt before Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
Reaching out His hand He touched him, saying, “I am willing; be made clean.” Immediately his disease was healed.
if you’re willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who is to come.
But he wasn’t willing. On the contrary, he went and threw him into prison until he could pay what was owed.
They tie up heavy loads that are hard to carry and put them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves aren’t willing to lift a finger to move them.
“Jerusalem, Jerusalem! She who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, yet you were not willing!
and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand Him over to you?” So they weighed out 30 pieces of silver for him.
Stay awake and pray, so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Then a man with a serious skin disease came to Him and, on his knees, begged Him: “If You are willing, You can make me clean.”
Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out His hand and touched him. “I am willing,” He told him. “Be made clean.”
Stay awake and pray so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Then, willing to gratify the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. And after having Jesus flogged, he handed Him over to be crucified.
While He was in one of the towns, a man was there who had a serious skin disease all over him. He saw Jesus, fell facedown, and begged Him: “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
Reaching out His hand, He touched him, saying, “I am willing; be made clean,” and immediately the disease left him.
“Jerusalem, Jerusalem! She who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!
“Father, if You are willing, take this cup away from Me—nevertheless, not My will, but Yours, be done.”
Johnwas a burning and shining lamp, and for a time you were willing to enjoy his light.
And you are not willing to come to Me so that you may have life.
Then they were willing to take Him on board, and at once the boat was at the shore where they were heading.
Then Festus, wanting to do a favor for the Jews, replied to Paul, “Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem, there to be tried before me on these charges?”
They had previously known me for quite some time, if they were willing to testify, that according to the strictest party of our religion I lived as a Pharisee.
But I (not the Lord) say to the rest: If any brother has an unbelieving wife and she is willing to live with him, he must not leave her.
Also, if any woman has an unbelieving husband and he is willing to live with her, she must not leave her husband.
About our brother Apollos: I strongly urged him to come to you with the brothers, but he was not at all willing to come now. However, he will come when he has an opportunity.
In fact, when we were with you, this is what we commanded you: “If anyone isn’t willing to work, he should not eat.”
Instruct them to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share,