'Wishing' in the Bible
Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.
and Pilate, wishing to content the multitude, released to them Barabbas, and delivered up Jesus -- having scourged him -- that he might be crucified.
and it was told him, saying, 'Thy mother and thy brethren do stand without, wishing to see thee;'
Carry no purse, no provisions bag, no [change of] sandals; refrain from [retarding your journey by] saluting and wishing anyone well along the way.
But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
For which of you, wishing to build a farm building, does not first sit down and calculate the cost [to see] whether he has sufficient means to finish it?
'Take heed of the scribes, who are wishing to walk in long robes, and are loving salutations in the markets, and first seats in the synagogues, and first couches in the suppers,
And Herod having seen Jesus did rejoice exceedingly, for he was wishing for a long time to see him, because of hearing many things about him, and he was hoping some sign to see done by him,
Pilate again then -- wishing to release Jesus -- called to them,
Jesus, therefore, knew that they were wishing to ask him, and he said to them, 'Concerning this do ye seek one with another, because I said, A little while, and you do not behold me, and again a little while, and ye shall see me?
Some of the crowd called upon Alexander [to speak], since the Jews had pushed and urged him forward. And Alexander motioned with his hand, wishing to make a defense and [planning] to apologize to the people.
But on the next day, wishing to know for certain why he had been accused by the Jews, he released him and ordered the chief priests and all the Council to assemble, and brought Paul down and set him before them.
And wishing to know the exact accusation which they were making against him, I brought him down before their council (Sanhedrin),
But after two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and wishing to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul imprisoned.
But Festus, wishing to do the Jews a favor, answered Paul and said, "Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem and stand trial before me on these charges?"
And Agrippa said unto Festus, 'I was wishing also myself to hear the man;' and he said, 'To-morrow thou shalt hear him;'
and fearing lest on rough places we may fall, out of the stern having cast four anchors, they were wishing day to come.
But the sailors wishing to flee out of the ship, and having let down the boat into the sea under pretext of being about to carry out anchors from the prow,
but the centurion, wishing to save Paul, hindered them from the counsel, and did command those able to swim, having cast themselves out first -- to get unto the land,
who, having examined me, were wishing to release me, because of their being no cause of death in me,
For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.
for I was wishing, I myself, to be anathema from the Christ -- for my brethren, my kindred, according to the flesh,
and what I do, I also will do, that I may cut off the occasion of those wishing an occasion, that in that which they boast they may be found according as we also;
In Damascus the ethnarch of Aretas the king was watching the city of the Damascenes, wishing to seize me,
that is not another, except there be certain who are troubling you, and wishing to pervert the good news of the Christ;
and I was wishing to be present with you now, and to change my voice, because I am in doubt about you.
and those wishing to be rich, do fall into temptation and a snare, and many desires, foolish and hurtful, that sink men into ruin and destruction,
for ye know that also afterwards, wishing to inherit the blessing, he was disapproved of, for a place of reformation he found not, though with tears having sought it.
The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.