'Wish' in the Bible
But Moses said, "O my Lord, please send anyone else whom you wish to send!"
Moses said, "As you wish! I will not see your face again."
Moses said to him, "Are you jealous for me? I wish that all the Lord's people were prophets, that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!"
And Balaam said to the donkey, "You have made me look stupid; I wish there were a sword in my hand, for I would kill you right now."
Make sure you do not offer burnt offerings in any place you wish,
When the Lord your God extends your borders as he said he would do and you say, "I want to eat meat just as I please," you may do so as you wish.
If the place he chooses to locate his name is too far for you, you may slaughter any of your herd and flock he has given you just as I have stipulated; you may eat them in your villages just as you wish.
Then you may spend the money however you wish for cattle, sheep, wine, beer, or whatever you desire. You and your household may eat there in the presence of the Lord your God and enjoy it.
if you should see among them an attractive woman whom you wish to take as a wife,
In the morning you will say, 'If only it were evening!' And in the evening you will say, 'I wish it were morning!' because of the things you will fear and the things you will see.
I wish that they were wise and could understand this, and that they could comprehend what will happen to them."
She then said to her father, "Please grant me this one wish. For two months allow me to walk through the hills with my friends and mourn my virginity."
If the individual said to him, "First let the fat be burned away, and then take for yourself whatever you wish," he would say, "No! Hand it over right now! If you don't, I will take it forcibly!"
The men of Jabesh said, "Tomorrow we will come out to you and you can do with us whatever you wish."
The priest replied, "The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you struck down in the valley of Elah, is wrapped in a garment behind the ephod. If you wish, take it for yourself. Other than that, there's nothing here." David said, "There's nothing like it! Give it to me!"
David was thirsty and said, "How I wish someone would give me some water to drink from the cistern in Bethlehem near the gate!"
David was thirsty and said, "How I wish someone would give me some water to drink from the cistern in Bethlehem near the city gate!"
The king replied to Haman, "Keep your money, and do with those people whatever you wish."
But I wish to speak to the Almighty, and I desire to argue my case with God.
Do you wish to torment a windblown leaf and chase after dry chaff?
I wish the deliverance of Israel would come from Zion! When the Lord restores the well-being of his people, may Jacob rejoice, may Israel be happy!
I wish the deliverance of Israel would come from Zion! When God restores the well-being of his people, may Jacob rejoice, may Israel be happy!
I say, "I wish I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and settle in a safe place!
The Beloved to Her Lover: Oh, how I wish you would kiss me passionately! For your lovemaking is more delightful than wine.
The Beloved to Her Lover: Oh, how I wish you were my little brother, nursing at my mother's breasts; if I saw you outside, I could kiss you -- surely no one would despise me!
I am not angry. I wish I could confront some thorns and briers! Then I would march against them for battle; I would set them all on fire,
However, I will leave some of these wicked people alive and banish them to other places. But wherever these people who survive may go, they will wish they had died rather than lived," says the Lord who rules over all.
I wish that my head were a well full of water and my eyes were a fountain full of tears! If they were, I could cry day and night for those of my dear people who have been killed.
I wish I had a lodging place in the desert where I could spend some time like a weary traveler. Then I would desert my people and walk away from them because they are all unfaithful to God, a congregation of people that has been disloyal to him.
Woe to those who wish for the day of the Lord! Why do you want the Lord's day of judgment to come? It will bring darkness, not light.
"I wish that one of you would close the temple doors, so that you no longer would light useless fires on my altar. I am not pleased with you," says the Lord who rules over all, "and I will no longer accept an offering from you.
Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be perfect, go sell your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
And he said to him, "To you I will grant this whole realm -- and the glory that goes along with it, for it has been relinquished to me, and I can give it to anyone I wish.
"I have come to bring fire on the earth -- and how I wish it were already kindled!
For I could wish that I myself were accursed -- cut off from Christ -- for the sake of my people, my fellow countrymen,
Already you are satisfied! Already you are rich! You have become kings without us! I wish you had become kings so that we could reign with you!
I wish that everyone was as I am. But each has his own gift from God, one this way, another that.
I wish you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets so that the church may be strengthened.
I wish that you would be patient with me in a little foolishness, but indeed you are being patient with me!
For even if I wish to boast, I will not be a fool, for I would be telling the truth, but I refrain from this so that no one may regard me beyond what he sees in me or what he hears from me,
For I am afraid that somehow when I come I will not find you what I wish, and you will find me not what you wish. I am afraid that somehow there may be quarreling, jealousy, intense anger, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.
I wish I could be with you now and change my tone of voice, because I am perplexed about you.
I wish those agitators would go so far as to castrate themselves!
The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some regard slowness, but is being patient toward you, because he does not wish for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
I have many things to write to you, but I do not wish to write to you with pen and ink.