Desire(d) What? Good? or Bad?- from the Old Testament – Holy Bible (KJV)


I am no preacher, but, am a prime sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read “The Holy Bible” KJV, God gave me the following verses in the context of “Desire(d)” in the Old Testament, from The Holy Bible.

Gen 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree  was good for food,
and that it  was pleasant to the eyes,
and a tree to be desired to make  one wise,
she took of the fruit thereof,
and did eat,
and gave also unto her husband with her;
and he did eat.

Gen 3:16 Unto the woman he said,
I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception;
in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children;
and thy desire  shall be to thy husband,
and he shall rule over thee.

Gen 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?
and if thou doest not well,
sin lieth at the door.
And unto thee  shall be his desire,
and thou shalt rule over him.

Exo 10:11 Not so: go now ye  that are men,
and serve the LORD; for that ye did desire.
And they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.

Exo 34:24 For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders:
neither shall any man desire thy land,
when thou shalt go up to appear before the LORD thy God thrice in the year.

Deu 5:21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour’s wife,
neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour’s house, his field,
or his manservant,
or his maidservant, his ox,
or his ass,
or any  thing that  is thy neighbour’s.

Deu 7:25 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire:
thou shalt not desire the silver or gold  that is on them, nor take  it unto thee,
lest thou be snared therein:
for it  is an abomination to the LORD thy God.

Deu 14:26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after,
for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink,
or for whatsoever thy soul desireth:
and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God,
and thou shalt rejoice, thou,
and thine household,

Deu 18:6 And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel,
where he sojourned, and come with all the desire of his mind unto the place
which the LORD shall choose;

Deu 18:16 According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb
in the day of the assembly, saying,
Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God,
neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.

Deu 21:11 And seest among the captives a beautiful woman,
and hast a desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife;

Jdg 8:24 And Gideon said unto them, I would desire a request of you,
that ye would give me every man the earrings of his prey.
(For they had golden earrings, because they  were Ishmaelites.)

1Sa 2:16 And  if any man said unto him, Let them not fail to burn the fat presently,
and  then take  as much as thy soul desireth;
then he would answer him,  Nay;
but thou shalt give  it me now: and if not, I will take  it by force.

1Sa 9:20 And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago,
set not thy mind on them; for they are found.
And on whom  is all the desire of Israel?
Is it not on thee, and on all thy father’s house?

1Sa 12:13 Now therefore behold the king whom ye have chosen,
and whom ye have desired!
and, behold, the LORD hath set a king over you.

1Sa 18:25 And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David,
The king desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines,
to be avenged of the king’s enemies.
But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.

1Sa 20:4 Then said Jonathan unto David,
Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do  it for thee.

1Sa 23:20 Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of thy soul to come down;
and our part  shall be to deliver him into the king’s hand.

2Sa 3:21 And Abner said unto David,
I will arise and go, and will gather all Israel unto my lord the king,
that they may make a league with thee,
and that thou mayest reign over all that thine heart desireth.
And David sent Abner away; and he went in peace.

2Sa 23:5 Although my house  be not so with God;
yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all  things, and sure:
for  this is all my salvation,
and all  my desire, although he make  it not to grow.

1Ki 2:20 Then she said, I desire one small petition of thee;
I pray thee, say me not nay.
And the king said unto her, Ask on, my mother:
for I will not say thee nay.

1Ki 5:8 And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying,
I have considered the things which thou sentest to me for:
and I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar,
and concerning timber of fir.

1Ki 5:9 My servants shall bring  them down from Lebanon unto the sea:
and I will convey them by sea in floats unto the place that thou shalt appoint me,
and will cause them to be discharged there, and thou shalt receive  them:
and thou shalt accomplish my desire,
in giving food for my household.

1Ki 5:10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees
according to all his desire.

1Ki 9:1 And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD,
and the king’s house,
and all Solomon’s desire which he was pleased to do,

1Ki 9:11 ( Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees
and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,)
that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

1Ki 9:19 And all the cities of store that Solomon had, and cities for his chariots,
and cities for his horsemen,
and that which Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem,
and in Lebanon,
and in all the land of his dominion.

1Ki 10:13 And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire,
whatsoever she asked, beside  that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty.
So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants.

1Ki 11:37 And I will take thee,
and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth,
and shalt be king over Israel.

2Ki 4:28 Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord?
did I not say, Do not deceive me?

2Ch 8:6 And Baalath, and all the store cities that Solomon had, and all the chariot cities,
and the cities of the horsemen,
and all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem,
and in Lebanon,
and throughout all the land of his dominion.

2Ch 9:12 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked,
beside  that which she had brought unto the king.
So she turned, and went away to her own land, she and her servants.

2Ch 11:23 And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children
throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city:
and he gave them victual in abundance.
And he desired many wives.

2Ch 15:15 And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart,
and sought him with their whole desire;
and he was found of them:
and the LORD gave them rest round about.

2Ch 21:20 Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign,
and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years,
and departed without being desired.
Howbeit they buried him in the city of David,
but not in the sepulchres of the kings.

Neh 1:11 O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive
to the prayer of thy servant,
and to the prayer of thy servants,
who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day,
and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.
For I was the king’s cupbearer.

Est 2:13 Then thus came  every maiden unto the king;
whatsoever she desired was given her to go with her
out of the house of the women unto the king’s house.

Job 7:2 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow,
and as an hireling looketh for  the reward of his work:

Job 13:3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty,
and I desire to reason with God.

Job 14:15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee:
thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.

Job 20:20 Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly,
he shall not save of that which he desired.

Job 21:14 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us;
for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

Job 23:13 But he  is in one  mind, and who can turn him?
and  what his soul desireth,
even  that he doeth.

Job 31:16 If I have withheld the poor from  their desire,
or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;

Job 31:35 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire  is,
that the Almighty would answer me,
and  that mine adversary had written a book.

Job 33:32 If thou hast any thing to say, answer me:
speak, for I desire to justify thee.

Job 34:36 My desire  is that Job may be tried unto the end
because of  his answers for wicked men.

Job 36:20 Desire not the night,
when people are cut off in their place.

Psa 10:3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire,
and blesseth the covetous,
whom the LORD abhorreth.

Psa 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble:
thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

Psa 19:10 More to be desired  are they than gold, yea,
than much fine gold:
sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Psa 21:2 Thou hast given him his heart’s desire,
and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.

Psa 27:4 One  thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

Psa 34:12 What man  is he that desireth life,
and loveth  many days, that he may see good?

Psa 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD;
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Psa 38:9 Lord, all my desire  is before thee;
and my groaning is not hid from thee.

Psa 40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire;
mine ears hast thou opened:
burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

Psa 45:11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty:
for he  is thy Lord; and worship thou him.

Psa 51:6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts:
and in the hidden  part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

Psa 51:16 For thou desirest not sacrifice;
else would I give  it:
thou delightest not in burnt offering.

Psa 54:7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble:
and mine eye hath seen  his desire upon mine enemies.

Psa 59:10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me:
God shall let me see  my desire upon mine enemies.

Psa 68:16 Why leap ye, ye high hills?
this is the hill  which God desireth to dwell in;
yea, the LORD will dwell  in it for ever.

Psa 70:2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul:
let them be turned backward,
and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

Psa 73:25 Whom have I in heaven  but thee?
and  there is none upon earth  that I desire beside thee.

Psa 78:29 So they did eat, and were well filled:
for he gave them their own desire;

Psa 92:11 Mine eye also shall see  my desire on mine enemies,
and mine ears shall hear  my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.

Psa 107:30 Then are they glad because they be quiet;
so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

Psa 112:8 His heart  is established,
he shall not be afraid,
until he see  his desire upon his enemies.

Psa 112:10 The wicked shall see  it, and be grieved;
he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away:
the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Psa 118:7 The LORD taketh my part with them that help me:
therefore shall I see  my desire upon them that hate me.

Psa 132:13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion;
he hath desired  it for his habitation.

Psa 132:14 This  is my rest for ever: here will I dwell;
for I have desired it.

Psa 140:8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked:
further not his wicked device;
lest they exalt themselves.

Psa 145:16 Thou openest thine hand,
and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

Psa 145:19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him:
he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

Pro 3:15 She  is more precious than rubies:
and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

Pro 8:11 For wisdom  is better than rubies;
and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

Pro 10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him:
but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

Pro 11:23 The desire of the righteous  is only good:
but the expectation of the wicked  is wrath.

Pro 12:12 The wicked desireth the net of evil  men:
but the root of the righteous yieldeth  fruit.

Pro 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and  hath nothing:
but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Pro 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick:
but  when the desire cometh,  it is a tree of life.

Pro 13:19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul:
but  it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

Pro 18:1 Through desire a man, having separated himself,
seeketh  and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

Pro 19:22 The desire of a man  is his kindness:
and a poor man  is better than a liar.

Pro 21:10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil:
his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

Pro 21:20  There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise;
but a foolish man spendeth it up.

Pro 21:25 The desire of the slothful killeth him;
for his hands refuse to labour.

Pro 23:6 Eat thou not the bread of  him that hath an evil eye,
neither desire thou his dainty meats:

Pro 24:1 Be not thou envious against evil men,
neither desire to be with them.

Ecc 2:10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them,
I withheld not my heart from any joy;
for my heart rejoiced in all my labour:
and this was my portion of all my labour.

Ecc 6:2 A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth,
and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth,
yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof,
but a stranger eateth it: this  is vanity, and it  is an evil disease.

Ecc 6:9 Better  is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire:
this  is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecc 12:5 Also  when they shall be afraid of  that which is high,
and fears  shall be in the way,
and the almond tree shall flourish,
and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail:
because man goeth to his long home,
and the mourners go about the streets:

Son 7:10 I  am my beloved’s, and his desire  is toward me.

Isa 1:29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired,
and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.

Isa 26:8 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.

Isa 26:9 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.

Isa 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant,
and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness;
and when we shall see him,
there is no beauty that we should desire him.

Jer 17:16 As for me, I have not hastened from  being a pastor to follow thee:
neither have I desired the woeful day; thou knowest:
that which came out of my lips was  right before thee.

Jer 22:27 But to the land whereunto they desire to return,
thither shall they not return.

Jer 42:22 Now therefore know certainly that ye shall die by the sword,
by the famine, and by the pestilence,
in the place whither ye desire to go  and to sojourn.

Jer 44:14 So that none of the remnant of Judah,
which are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there,
shall escape or remain, that they should return into the land of Judah,
to the which they have a desire to return to dwell there:
for none shall return but such as shall escape.

Eze 24:16 Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke:
yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep,
neither shall thy tears run down.

Eze 24:21 Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
Behold, I will profane my sanctuary,
the excellency of your strength, the desire of your eyes,
and that which your soul pitieth;
and your sons and your daughters whom ye have left shall fall by the sword.

Eze 24:25 Also, thou son of man,  shall it not  be in the day when I take from them their strength,
the joy of their glory, the desire of their eyes,
and that whereupon they set their minds,
their sons and their daughters,

Dan 2:16 Then Daniel went in,
and desired of the king that he would give him time,
and that he would shew the king the interpretation.

Dan 2:18 That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret;
that Daniel and his fellows should not perish
with the rest of the wise  men of Babylon.

Dan 2:23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers,
who hast given me wisdom and might,
and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee:
for thou hast  now made known unto us the king’s matter.

Dan 11:37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers,
nor the desire of women,
nor regard any god:
for he shall magnify himself above all.

Hos 6:6 For I desired mercy,
and not sacrifice;
and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Hos 10:10  It is in my desire that I should chastise them;
and the people shall be gathered against them,
when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows.

Amo 5:18 Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD!
to what end  is it for you?
the day of the LORD  is darkness, and not light.

Mic 7:1 Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits,
as the grapegleanings of the vintage:
there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit.

Mic 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly,
the prince asketh, and the judge  asketh for a reward;
and the great  man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.

Hab 2:5 Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine,
he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home,
who enlargeth his desire as hell, and  is as death,
and cannot be satisfied,
but gathereth unto him all nations,
and heapeth unto him all people:

Zep 2:1 Gather yourselves together, yea,
gather together, O nation not desired;

Hag 2:7 And I will shake all nations,
and the desire of all nations shall come:
and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

Word Web meaning for “Desire” (hope, trust, want. . )

Noun: desire   di’zI(-u)r
1. The feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
2. An inclination to want things “a man of many desires”
3. Something that is desired
Verb: desire
1. Feel or have a desire for; want strongly
2. Expect and wish
3. Express a desire for

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About David Mathi Raj
I am engaged in the computer field since 1977, particularly in Documentation, Desktop Publishing & Training field since 1986. The design work provides me creative satisfaction and motivates me to look for more challenging activities. I have a taste for Technical Writing. Presently, I am a Freelancer. My SME (Subject-Matter Expert) is "The Holy Bible (KJV)" and publishing the "Subject" from the Holy Bible only. I use CorelDraw X5 & X6 to create my flyers. I emphasize, that, I am no preacher, I am nothing special, but, an average man. Personally, I am from the bottom of the society, Tamil speaking 'Adhi-Dravida' community in Tamil Nadu, India. Father was Head-master of a municipal Higher Secondary School, passed at the age of 50 (05/05/1922 – 03/07/1972). Mother was a Teacher in a Municipal Higher Secondary School, passed after her retirement (08/04/1927 – 17/12/1993). Now I am living in New Delhi, India.

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