Desire in the Bible

SPIRITUAL

  • Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
  • Psalms 9:1 I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
  • Psalms 17:1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
  • Psalms 22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
  • Psalms 24:6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
  • Psalms 25:5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
  • Psalms 25:15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
  • Psalms 27:8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
  • Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
  • Psalms 33:20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
  • Psalms 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
  • Psalms 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
  • Psalms 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
  • Psalms 37:9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
  • Psalms 37:34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
  • Psalms 39:12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
  • Psalms 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
  • Psalms 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
  • Psalms 42 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? 3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? 4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday. ...
  • Psalms 51:1-17 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. ...
  • Psalms 62:1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
  • Psalms 63:1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
  • Psalms 63:8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
  • Psalms 68:28 Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.
  • Psalms 69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
  • Psalms 69:32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.
  • Psalms 70:4 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
  • Psalms 81:10 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
  • Psalms 84:2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
  • Psalms 86:11-12 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name. 12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
  • Psalms 86:16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.
  • Psalms 94:19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
  • Psalms 105:4 Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.
  • Psalms 118:17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
  • Psalms 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
  • Psalms 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
  • Psalms 119:20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
  • Psalms 119:40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
  • Psalms 119:77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
  • Psalms 119:88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.
  • Psalms 119:116-117 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. 117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
  • Psalms 119:122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.
  • Psalms 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
  • Psalms 119:149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.
  • Psalms 119:156 Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments.
  • Psalms 123:1-2 Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.
  • Psalms 130:5-6 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. 6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
  • Psalms 143:5-6 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands. 6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
  • Proverbs 2:3-5 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
  • Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
  • Proverbs 8:34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
  • Isaiah 8:17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
  • Isaiah 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
  • Isaiah 26:8-9 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee. 9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
  • Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
  • Isaiah 55:1-2 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
  • Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
  • Jeremiah 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
  • Lamentations 3:25-26 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. 26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
  • Lamentations 3:41 Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.
  • Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
  • Habakkuk 3:2 O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.
  • Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
  • Luke 6:21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
  • Luke 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
  • John 12:20-21 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: 21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
  • Philippians 3:12-14 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
  • Also Hebrews 11:6.

See HUNGER, SPIRITUAL

See THIRST, FIGURATIVE

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EVIL

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