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(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desire.
2309. thelo -- to will, wish
... 2309 ("to desire, wish") is commonly used of the Lord extending His "best-offer"
to the believer -- wanting (desiring) to birth His persuasion (faith) in them ...
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1014. boulomai -- to will
... verb Definition to will NASB Word Usage am (1), desire (2), desires (1), desiring
(1), intend (1), intended (3), intending (1), like (1), planned (1), unwilling ...
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1692. emeo -- to vomit
... 1692 -- properly, vomit (); (figuratively) repulsed, showing utter rejection (desiring
total separation); "to reject with extreme disgust" (, 6, 321). ...
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1377. dioko -- to put to flight, pursue, by impl. to persecute
... 1377 () is used ("earnestly pursue") and ("zealously persecute, hunt down"). In
each case, 1377 () means ("chasing" after), desiring to overtake (apprehend). ...
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1797. enupniazomai -- to dream
... dreaming. This hoping (desiring) opposes God's kingdom -- and then expects
such personal aspirations to be granted by Him! This ...
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4123. pleonektes -- one desirous of having more
... covetous. From pleion and echo; holding (desiring) more, ie Eager for gain (avaricious,
hence a defrauder) -- covetous. see GREEK pleion. see GREEK echo. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
17. aboy -- Oh!
... interj. Definition Oh! NASB Word Usage sorrow (1). sorrow. From 'abah (in the sense
of desiring); want -- sorrow. see HEBREW 'abah. 16, 17. aboy. 18 . ...
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782. aresheth -- a desire, request
... request. From 'aras (in the sense of desiring to possess); a longing for -- request.
see HEBREW 'aras. 781, 782. aresheth. 783 . Strong's Numbers.
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Desiring Christ's Triumph.
... TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY. 320. " Desiring Christ's Triumph. 320. 8s. &
7s. M. Urwick's Coll. Desiring Christ's Triumph. 1 O thou ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/320 desiring christs triumph.htm

Desiring the Salvation of Others.
... Book VII. Chapter XXXV."Desiring the Salvation of Others. Then said I:
"I pray you, my lord Peter, tell us what is that declaration ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter xxxv desiring the salvation of.htm

After This, Celsus, Desiring to Exhibit his Learning in his ...
... Chapter XXII. After this, Celsus, desiring to exhibit his learning in
his treatise against us? After this, Celsus, desiring to ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xxii after this celsus 2.htm

Reason of Desiring to Die.
... Chapter VII."Reason of desiring to die. The ... heart. [867] Literally, "desiring
material.". [868] The text and meaning are here doubtful. ...
/.../the epistle of ignatius to the romans/chapter vii reason of desiring to.htm

This ChapterSpeaks of the Manner in which God Communicates with ...
/.../teresa/the interior castle or the mansions/chapter ix this chapter speaks.htm

That the Person who Comes for Catechetical Instruction is to be ...
... Chapter 5."That the Person Who Comes for Catechetical Instruction is to Be Examined
with Respect to His Views, on Desiring to Become a Christian. ...
/.../on the catechising of the uninstructed/chapter 5 that the person who.htm

The Teaching of the Boisterous and Untaught, Desiring to Love: and ...
/...// fire of love/chapter xxix the teaching of.htm

What we Can Ourselves Do. The Evil of Desiring to Attain to ...
... Chapter XII. What We Can Ourselves Do. The Evil of Desiring to Attain to
Supernatural States Before Our Lord Calls Us. 1. My aim ...
/.../teresa/the life of st teresa of jesus/chapter xii what we can.htm

The Prayer of the Poor, and the Loving and Desiring to Die: and of ...
// fire of love/chapter xvi the prayer of.htm

Of the Twofold Conflict of Body and Soul; and of Desiring virtue ...
... Of the False Wisdom of Philosophers. Chap. XII."Of the Twofold Conflict of Body
and Soul; And of Desiring Virtue on Account of Eternal Life. ...
/.../lactantius/the divine institutes/chap xii of the twofold conflict.htm

Desiring (108 Occurrences)
...Desiring (108 Occurrences). ... Matthew 12:46 While he yet talked to the people, behold,
his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. ...
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Wanting (27 Occurrences)
... RSV). Luke 8:20 It was told him by some saying, "Your mother and your brothers
stand outside, desiring to see you." (See NIV). Luke ...
/w/wanting.htm - 14k

Wishing (25 Occurrences)
... to see thee. (DBY YLT NAS). Luke 10:29 But he, desiring to justify himself,
asked Jesus, "Who is my neighbor?" (See NAS). Luke 23:8 ...
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Wanted (73 Occurrences)
... Acts 22:30 But on the next day, desiring to know the truth about why he was accused
by the Jews, he freed him from the bonds, and commanded the chief priests ...
/w/wanted.htm - 26k

Earnestly (78 Occurrences)
... (WEB WEY ASV YLT NAS RSV). 2 Corinthians 5:2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring
to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: (KJV WBS YLT). ...
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Weariness (44 Occurrences)
... (BBE). 2 Corinthians 5:2 For in this we are crying in weariness, greatly
desiring to be clothed with our house from heaven: (BBE). ...
/w/weariness.htm - 19k

Talk (164 Occurrences)
... (Root in BBE NIV). Matthew 12:46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his
mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. ...
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Busy (13 Occurrences)
... Psalms 141:4 Keep my heart from desiring any evil thing, or from taking part in
the sins of the evil-doers with men who do wrong: and let me have no part in ...
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Bonds (46 Occurrences)
... Acts 22:30 But on the next day, desiring to know the truth about why he was accused
by the Jews, he freed him from the bonds, and commanded the chief priests ...
/b/bonds.htm - 19k

Crowd (166 Occurrences)
... Matthew 12:46 While He was still addressing the people His mother and His brothers
were standing on the edge of the crowd desiring to speak to Him. ...
/c/crowd.htm - 35k

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Desiring (108 Occurrences)

Matthew 1:19
And Joseph, her husband, being an upright man, and not desiring to make her a public example, had a mind to put her away privately.

Matthew 12:46
While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.

Matthew 12:47
Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.

Matthew 14:5
And while desiring to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they held him for a prophet.

Matthew 20:20
Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.

Mark 6:19
And Herodias was bitter against him, desiring to put him to death; but she was not able;

Mark 7:24
And he went away from there to the country of Tyre and Sidon. And he went into a house, desiring that no man might have knowledge of it: and he was not able to keep it secret.

Mark 15:15
And Pilate, desiring to do what was pleasing to the people, let Barabbas go free, and gave up Jesus, when he had been whipped, to be put to death on the cross.

Luke 6:19
And all the people were desiring to be touched by him, for power came from him and made them all well.

Luke 8:20
It was told him by some saying, "Your mother and your brothers stand outside, desiring to see you."

Luke 8:41
Then there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler in the Synagogue: and he went down at the feet of Jesus, desiring him to come to his house;

Luke 10:29
But he, desiring to justify himself, asked Jesus, "Who is my neighbor?"

Luke 14:28
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doesn't first sit down and count the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it?

Luke 16:21
and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table. Yes, even the dogs came and licked his sores.

Luke 23:20
And Pilate spake unto them again, desiring to release Jesus;

John 7:4
For no one acts in secret, desiring all the while to be himself known publicly. Since you are doing these things, show yourself openly to the world."

Acts 9:38
And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.

Acts 10:10
He became hungry and desired to eat, but while they were preparing, he fell into a trance.
(See NAS)

Acts 13:7
Who was with the ruler, Sergius Paulus, an able man. This man sent for Barnabas and Saul, desiring to have knowledge of the word of God.

Acts 16:3
and Paul desiring that he should accompany him on his journey, took him and circumcised him on account of the Jews in those parts, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

Acts 19:31
And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre.

Acts 22:30
But on the next day, desiring to know the truth about why he was accused by the Jews, he freed him from the bonds, and commanded the chief priests and all the council to come together, and brought Paul down and set him before them.

Acts 23:15
So now, will you and the Sanhedrin make a request to the military authorities to have him sent down to you, as if you were desiring to go into the business in greater detail; and we, before ever he gets to you, will be waiting to put him to death.

Acts 23:28
Desiring to know the cause why they accused him, I brought him down to their council.

Acts 24:27
But when two years were fulfilled, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and desiring to gain favor with the Jews, Felix left Paul in bonds.

Acts 25:9
But Festus, desiring to gain favor with the Jews, answered Paul and said, "Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem, and be judged by me there concerning these things?"

Acts 25:15
About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, desiring to have judgment against him.

Acts 27:43
But the centurion, desiring to save Paul, stopped them from their purpose, and commanded that those who could swim should throw themselves overboard first to go toward the land;

Romans 9:22
What if God, desiring to let his wrath and his power be seen, for a long time put up with the vessels of wrath which were ready for destruction:

Romans 10:3
Because, not having knowledge of God's righteousness, and desiring to give effect to their righteousness, they have not put themselves under the righteousness of God.

1 Corinthians 10:6
and those things became types of us, for our not passionately desiring evil things, as also these did desire.

1 Corinthians 14:1
Go after love; still desiring to have the things which the Spirit gives, but most of all that you may have the prophet's power.

1 Corinthians 14:12
So if you are desiring the things which the Spirit gives, let your minds be turned first to the things which are for the good of the church.

2 Corinthians 5:2
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:

2 Corinthians 5:4
For truly, we who are in this tent do give out cries of weariness, for the weight of care which is on us; not because we are desiring to be free from the body, but so that we may have our new body, and death may be overcome by life.

2 Corinthians 5:8
We are without fear, desiring to be free from the body, and to be with the Lord.

2 Corinthians 8:11
And now complete the doing also, in order that, just as there was then the eagerness in desiring, there may now be the accomplishment in proportion to your means.

2 Corinthians 11:32
In Damascus the governor under King Aretas guarded the city of the Damascenes desiring to arrest me.

Galatians 1:7
Which is not another sort: only there are some who give you trouble, desiring to make changes in the good news of Christ.

Galatians 2:17
But if, while we were desiring to get righteousness through Christ, we ourselves were seen to be sinners, is Christ a servant of sin? In no way!

Galatians 4:9
But now that you have come to have knowledge of God, or more truly, God has knowledge of you, how is it that you go back again to the poor and feeble first things, desiring to be servants to them again?

1 Thessalonians 2:5
For it is common knowledge among you that we never made use of smooth-sounding false words, and God is witness that at no time were we secretly desiring profit for ourselves,

1 Thessalonians 3:6
But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you:

1 Timothy 1:7
desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what they say, nor about what they strongly affirm.

1 Timothy 3:1
This is a true saying, A man desiring the position of a Bishop has a desire for a good work.

1 Timothy 3:8
Deacons, in the same way, are to be serious in their behaviour, not false in word, not given to taking much wine or greatly desiring the wealth of this world;

2 Timothy 1:4
Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;

Titus 1:7
For it is necessary for a Bishop to be a man of virtue, as God's servant; not pushing himself forward, not quickly moved to wrath or blows, not desiring profit for himself;

Hebrews 6:17
So that when it was God's desire to make it specially clear to those who by his word were to have the heritage, that his purpose was fixed, he made it more certain with an oath;
(See NAS)

Hebrews 12:17
For you have knowledge that even long after, when he was desiring the blessing for his heritage, he was turned away, though he made his request frequently and with weeping; because the past might not be changed.

Hebrews 13:18
Pray for us, for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, desiring to live honorably in all things.

James 4:3
You make your request but you do not get it, because your request has been wrongly made, desiring the thing only so that you may make use of it for your pleasure.

James 4:4
O you who are false to God, do you not see that the friends of this world are not God's friends? Every man desiring to be a friend of this world makes himself a hater of God.

1 Peter 2:19
For it is a sign of grace if a man, desiring to do right in the eyes of God, undergoes pain as punishment for something which he has not done.

1 Peter 3:10
For it is said, Let the man who has a love of life, desiring to see good days, keep his tongue from evil and his lips from words of deceit:

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping his word, as he seems to some, but he is waiting in mercy for you, not desiring the destruction of any, but that all may be turned from their evil ways.

2 Peter 3:12
looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God, which will cause the burning heavens to be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?

Jude 1:16
These are the men who make trouble, ever desiring change, going after evil pleasures, using high-sounding words, respecting men's position in the hope of reward.

Revelation 11:12
And a great voice from heaven came to their ears, saying to them, Come up here. And they went up into heaven in the cloud, and were seen by those desiring their death.

Revelation 22:17
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him who gives ear, say, Come. And let him who is in need come; and let everyone desiring it take of the water of life freely.

Genesis 4:7
If you do well, will you not have honour? and if you do wrong, sin is waiting at the door, desiring to have you, but do not let it be your master.

Exodus 33:7
Now it was Moses' way to put up the Tent of meeting outside the tent-circle, at some distance away; giving it the name of The Tent of meeting. And everyone desiring to make his prayer to the Lord went to the Tent of meeting outside the tent-circle.

Numbers 16:13
Is it not enough that you have taken us from a land flowing with milk and honey, to put us to death in the waste land, but now you are desiring to make yourself a chief over us?

1 Samuel 8:7
And the Lord said to Samuel, Give ear to the voice of the people and what they say to you: they have not been turned away from you, but they have been turned away from me, not desiring me to be king over them.

1 Samuel 8:10
And Samuel said all these words of the Lord to the people who were desiring a king.

1 Samuel 12:17
Is it not now the time of the grain cutting? My cry will go up to the Lord and he will send thunder and rain: so that you may see and be conscious of your great sin which you have done in the eyes of the Lord in desiring a king for yourselves.

1 Samuel 12:19
And all the people said to Samuel, Make prayer for us to the Lord your God so that death may not overtake us: for in addition to all our sins we have done this evil, in desiring a king.

1 Samuel 14:37
And Saul, desiring directions from God, said, Am I to go down after the Philistines? will you give them up into the hands of Israel? But he gave him no answer that day.

1 Samuel 15:9
But Saul and the people did not put Agag to death, and they kept the best of the sheep and the oxen and the fat beasts and the lambs, and whatever was good, not desiring to put them to the curse: but everything which was bad and of no use they put to the curse.

1 Samuel 19:5
For he put his life in danger and overcame the Philistine, and the Lord gave all Israel salvation: you saw it and were glad: why then are you sinning against him who has done no wrong, desiring the death of David without cause?

1 Samuel 25:39
And David, hearing that Nabal was dead, said, May the Lord be praised, who has taken up my cause against Nabal for the shame which he put on me, and has kept back his servant from evil, and has sent on Nabal's head the reward of his evil-doing. And David sent word to Abigail, desiring to take her as his wife.

2 Samuel 5:19
And David, desiring directions from the Lord, said, Am I to go up against the Philistines? will you give them up into my hands? And the Lord said, Go up, for I will certainly give up the Philistines into your hands.

1 Kings 11:22
But Pharaoh said to him, What have you been short of while you have been with me, that you are desiring to go back to your country? And he said, Nothing; but even so, send me back.

1 Kings 13:33
After this Jeroboam, not turning back from his evil ways, still made priests for his altars from among all the people; he made a priest of anyone desiring it, so that there might be priests of the high places.

1 Kings 19:4
While he himself went a day's journey into the waste land, and took a seat under a broom-plant, desiring for himself only death; for he said, It is enough: now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.

1 Chronicles 14:10
And David, desiring directions from God, said, Am I to go up against the Philistines? and will you give them into my hands? And the Lord said, Go up; for I will give them into your hands.

Job 7:2
As a servant desiring the shades of evening, and a workman looking for his payment:

Job 9:3
If a man was desiring to go to law with him, he would not be able to give him an answer to one out of a thousand questions.

Job 11:19
Sleeping with no fear of danger; and men will be desiring to have grace in your eyes;

Psalms 5:4
For not a God desiring wickedness 'art' Thou, Evil inhabiteth Thee not.

Psalms 12:5
Because of the crushing of the poor and the weeping of those in need, now will I come to his help, says the Lord; I will give him the salvation which he is desiring.

Psalms 17:9
From the evil-doers who are violent to me, and from those who are round me, desiring my death.

Psalms 17:12
Like a lion desiring its food, and like a young lion waiting in secret places.

Psalms 34:12
Who 'is' the man that is desiring life? Loving days to see good?

Psalms 34:14
Be turned from evil, and do good; make a search for peace, desiring it with all your heart.

Psalms 35:27
They sing and rejoice, who are desiring my righteousness, And they say continually, 'Jehovah is magnified, Who is desiring the peace of His servant.'

Psalms 37:32
The sinners are watching the upright man, desiring to put him to death.

Psalms 40:14
They are ashamed and confounded together, Who are seeking my soul to destroy it, They are turned backward, And are ashamed, who are desiring my evil.

Psalms 69:4
Those who have hate for me without cause are greater in number than the hairs of my head; those who are against me, falsely desiring my destruction, are very strong; I gave back what I had not taken away.

Psalms 70:2
Let them be ashamed and confounded Who are seeking my soul, Let them be turned backward and blush Who are desiring my evil.

Psalms 111:2
Great 'are' the works of Jehovah, Sought out by all desiring them.

Psalms 132:13
For the Lord's heart is on Zion, desiring it for his resting-place.

Psalms 141:4
Keep my heart from desiring any evil thing, or from taking part in the sins of the evil-doers with men who do wrong: and let me have no part in their good things.

Proverbs 13:4
The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat.

Proverbs 21:26
All the day desiring he hath desired, And the righteous giveth and withholdeth not.

Proverbs 28:22
He who is ever desiring wealth goes running after money, and does not see that need will come on him.

Proverbs 28:25
He who is ever desiring profit is a cause of fighting; but he who puts his faith in the Lord will be made fat.

Isaiah 29:8
And it will be like a man desiring food, and dreaming that he is feasting; but when he is awake there is nothing in his mouth: or like a man in need of water, dreaming that he is drinking; but when he is awake he is feeble and his soul is full of desire: so will all the nations be which make war on Mount Zion.

Isaiah 32:6
For the foolish man will say foolish things, having evil thoughts in his heart, working what is unclean, and talking falsely about the Lord, to keep food from him who is in need of it, and water from him whose soul is desiring it.

Isaiah 41:11
Truly, all those who are angry with you will be made low and put to shame: those desiring to do you wrong will come to nothing and never again be seen.



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