'Wish' in the Bible
Abram answered Sarai, "Look, your servant is under your control, so do to her as you wish." So Sarai dealt so harshly with Hagar that she ran away from Sarai.
I'm going down to see whether they've acted according to the protests that have reached me. If not, I wish to know."
Look here, I have two daughters who are virgins. Let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them whatever you wish, only don't do anything to these men, because they're here under my protection."
"So today I arrived at the spring and prayed, "LORD God of my master Abraham, if you wish to make the journey that I have traveled successful,
So now, if you wish to show gracious love and truth toward my master, tell me so. But if not, tell me, so that I may go elsewhere."
"Are you jealous on account of me?" Moses asked in reply. "I wish all of the LORD's people were prophets and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!"
All the Israelis complained against Moses and Aaron. Then the entire assembly responded, "We wish that we had died in Egypt or in this wilderness.
As the people argued with Moses, they told him, "We wish that we had died when our relatives died in the LORD's presence!
In the morning you'll say, "I wish it were evening.' Yet in the evening you'll say, "I wish it were morning,' on account of what you'll dread and what you'll see.
His armor bearer told him, "Do whatever you want. Let's move out! I'm right here with you, as you wish."
Deeply shaken, the king went up to the chamber overlooking the city gate, weeping bitterly and crying out as he went along, "My son Absalom! My son! My son Absalom! I wish I had died instead of you, Absalom my son, my son!"
David expressed his longing, "Oh, how I wish someone would get me a drink of water from the Bethlehem well that's by the city gate!"
Bathsheba knelt and bowed down to the king, and the king asked her, "What do you wish?"
Elisha told him, "Ask her, "Look how you've gone to all this trouble to care for us! What can I do for you? Do you wish to be mentioned to the king or to the head of the army?'" She replied, "I'm at home living among my own people."
David expressed a longing, "Oh, how I wish someone would get me a drink of water from the Bethlehem well that's by the city gate!"
"Who will grant my wish? I wish God would grant what I'm hoping for:
So why did you bring me out from the womb? I wish I had died, before anyone had seen me,
I wish you'd all just shut up. Then at least you would appear to be wise.
"I wish I could go back to how things were a few months ago; when God used to watch over me,
May those who seek to destroy my life be ashamed and confounded; let them be driven backwards and humiliated, particularly those who wish me evil.
Don't be envious of wicked men or wish you were with them,
I wish that his left hand were under my head, and that his right hand were embracing me!
"Son of Man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel, who even now are prophesying, and tell those prophets that keep on prophesying according to what they wish would happen, "Listen to what the LORD says.'"
"I've come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already ablaze!
Paul replied, "Whether quickly or not, I wish to God that not only you but everyone listening to me today would become what I am except for these chains!"
for I could wish that I myself were condemned and cut off from the Messiah for the sake of my brothers, my own people,
You already have all you want! You have already become rich! You have become kings without us! I wish you really were kings so that we could be kings with you!
If an unbeliever invites you to his house and you wish to go, eat whatever is set before you, raising no question on the grounds of conscience.
Now I wish that all of you could speak in foreign languages, but especially that you could prophesy. The person who prophesies is more important than the person who speaks in a foreign language, unless he interprets it so that the church may be built up.
I wish you would tolerate a little of my foolishness. Yes, please tolerate me!
Indeed, I wish I were with you right now so that I could change the tone of my voice, because I am completely baffled by you!
I wish that those who are upsetting you would castrate themselves!