'Wish' in the Bible
Hiram king of Tyre having supplied him with cedar and cypress logs and gold for his every wish—King Solomon gave Hiram 20 towns in the land of Galilee.
“Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite,” he replied. “I told him: Give me your vineyard for silver, or if you wish, I will give you a vineyard in its place. But he said, ‘I won’t give you my vineyard!’”
But King Joram had returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds that the Arameans had inflicted on him when he fought against Aram’s King Hazael. Jehu said, “If you commanders wish to make me king, then don’t let anyone escape from the city to go tell about it in Jezreel.”
I wish I had never existedbut had been carried from the womb to the grave.
I wish that someone might arbitratebetween a man and Godjust as a man pleads for his friend.
I wish that my words were written down,that they were recorded on a scroll
Let those who seek to take my lifebe disgraced and confounded.Let those who wish me harmbe driven back and humiliated.
Let those who seek my lifebe disgraced and confounded;let those who wish me harmbe driven back and humiliated.
You will be righteous, Lord,even if I bring a case against You.Yet, I wish to contend with You:Why does the way of the wicked prosper?Why do all the treacherous live at ease?
“I wish one of you would shut the temple doors, so you would no longer kindle a useless fire on My altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord of Hosts, “and I will accept no offering from your hands.
“I came to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already set ablaze!
“I wish before God,” replied Paul, “that whether easily or with difficulty, not only you but all who listen to me today might become as I am—except for these chains.”
For I could almost wish to be cursed and cut off from the Messiah for the benefit of my brothers, my own flesh and blood.
You are already full! You are already rich! You have begun to reign as kings without us—and I wish you did reign, so that we could also reign with you!
I wish that all people were just like me. But each has his own gift from God, one person in this way and another in that way.
I wish all of you spoke in other languages, but even more that you prophesied. The person who prophesies is greater than the person who speaks in languages, unless he interprets so that the church may be built up.
I wish you would put up with a little foolishness from me. Yes, do put up with me.
I wish those who are disturbing you might also get themselves castrated!