What does Desire mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
θέλω to will 12
θέλεις to will 12
θέλετε to will 7
θέλουσιν to will 4
תַּאֲוַ֣ת desire. 4
θέλῃ to will 3
ἐπιθυμίαν desire 3
ἐπιθυμίᾳ desire 3
ἐπιθυμία desire 3
θέλητε to will 2
θέλομεν to will 2
מַחְמַ֥ד desire 2
חֶמְדַּ֣ת desire 2
ζηλοῦτε to burn with zeal. 2
ἐπιθυμίας desire 2
(תִּ֝תְאָ֗יו) desire 2
נַפְשׁ֗וֹ soul 1
נַפְשָׁ֖ם soul 1
נַפְשִׁ֔י soul 1
נַפְשָׁם֙ soul 1
נַפְשׁ֛וֹ soul 1
מְנַשְּׂאִ֥ים to lift 1
נָ֑פֶשׁ soul 1
βούλημα will 1
וַתַּבֵּ֥ט to look 1
מַחְמַ֤ד desire 1
יִרְאֶ֣ה to see 1
כִלְבָבֶ֑ךָ inner man 1
לֵ֧ב inner man 1
תִכְסֹֽף to long for 1
חֵ֣שֶׁק desire 1
וְחָשַׁקְתָּ֣ (Qal) to love 1
חֲ֝פָצִ֗ים delight 1
חֲ֝פָצֶ֗יךָ delight 1
מְנַשְּׂאִ֤ים to lift 1
תִּשְׁאַ֥ף to gasp 1
אֶרְאֶ֥ה to see 1
תַּאֲוָ֣ה desire. 1
תְּשׁ֣וּקָת֔וֹ desire 1
תְּשׁ֣וּקָתֵ֔ךְ desire 1
תַּאֲנָתָ֖הּ occasion 1
וְ֝תַֽאֲוָתָ֗ם desire. 1
תַּאֲוָתִ֑י desire. 1
תַּאֲוַ֖ת desire. 1
תַּאֲוַ֬ת desire. 1
לְֽ֭תַאֲוָה desire. 1
תַּאֲוָ֥ה desire. 1
רָאֲתָ֥ה to see 1
וְתַאֲוַ֖ת desire. 1
תַּאֲוַת־ desire. 1
תִּשְׁמַ֥עְנָה to hear 1
חֵ֖פֶץ delight 1
שֹׁאֶ֣לֶת to ask 1
רְצוֹן־ pleasure 1
רָצֽוֹן pleasure 1
יַרְאֵ֥נִי to see 1
מֵחֵ֣פֶץ delight 1
תַחְפֹּ֣ץ to delight in 1
חֵ֤פֶץ delight 1
ἤθελεν to will 1
תִּ֭תְאָו‪‬‪‬ desire 1
תִתְאַוֶּ֜ה desire 1
הַמִּתְאַוִּ֖ים desire 1
הָֽאֲבִיּוֹנָ֑ה caper-berry—of stimulating desire. 1
ὀρέξει desire 1
θελήσωσιν to will 1
θελήσῃ to will 1
θέλει to will 1
θελήσω to will 1
אַוַּ֨ת desire 1
θέλοι to will 1
εὐδοκία will 1
ἐπιποθίαν longing. 1
ἐπιπόθησιν longing. 1
ἐπιθυμεῖτε to turn upon a thing. / to have a desire for 1
ἐπιθυμοῦσιν to turn upon a thing. / to have a desire for 1
ἐπιθυμοῦμεν to turn upon a thing. / to have a desire for 1
ἐπιθυμήσετε to turn upon a thing. / to have a desire for 1
וְיִתְאָ֣ו desire 1
אַוַּ֣ת desire 1
חֶפְצֽוֹ delight 1
חָפָֽצְנוּ to delight in 1
חֶפְצִ֔י delight 1
חֶפְצְךָ֔ delight 1
חֲ֝פֵצֵ֗י desiring 1
הַֽחֲפֵצִים֙ desiring 1
חָפַ֥צְתִּי to delight in 1
βούλομαι to will deliberately 1
חָפַ֣צְתָּ to delight in 1
חָפַ֗צְתָּ to delight in 1
אֶחְפָּֽץ to delight in 1
בְּאַוָּתִ֖י desire 1
חֲפַצְתֶּ֔ם to delight in 1
חָפַ֖צְתִּי to delight in 1
חָפֵ֖ץ to delight in 1
חֶמְדַּ֥ת desire 1
וְנֶחְמְדֵֽהוּ to desire 1
וְהַוַּ֖ת desire. 1
תֹּאמַ֥ר to say 1
אִם־ if. 1
בְּאַוַּ֤ת desire 1
תְּשׁוּקָתֽוֹ desire 1

Definitions Related to Desire

G2309


   1 to will, have in mind, intend.
      1a to be resolved or determined, to purpose.
      1b to Desire, to wish.
      1c to love.
         1c1 to like to do a thing, be fond of doing.
      1d to take delight in, have pleasure.
      

H8378


   1 Desire.
      1a Desire, wish, longings of one’s heart.
         1a1 lust, appetite, covetousness (bad sense).
      1b thing desired, object of Desire.
      

G1939


   1 Desire, craving, longing, Desire for what is forbidden, lust.
   Additional Information: For synonyms see entry 3806, pathos.
   See entry 5845 for comparison of synonyms.
   

H7592


   1 to ask, enquire, borrow, beg.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to ask, ask for.
         1a2 to ask (as a favour), borrow.
         1a3 to enquire, enquire of.
         1a4 to enquire of, consult (of deity, oracle).
         1a5 to seek.
      1b (Niphal) to ask for oneself, ask leave of absence.
      1c (Piel).
         1c1 to enquire, enquire carefully.
         1c2 to beg, practise beggary.
      1d (Hiphil).
         1d1 to be given on request.
         1d2 to grant, make over to, let (one) ask (successfully) or give or lend on request (then) grant or make over to.
         

H3820


   1 inner man, mind, will, heart, understanding.
      1a inner part, midst.
         1a1 midst (of things).
         1a2 heart (of man).
         1a3 soul, heart (of man).
         1a4 mind, knowledge, thinking, reflection, memory.
         1a5 inclination, resolution, determination (of will).
         1a6 conscience.
         1a7 heart (of moral character).
         1a8 as seat of appetites.
         1a9 as seat of emotions and passions.
            1a10 as seat of courage.
            

G2206


   1 to burn with zeal.
      1a to be heated or to boil with envy, hatred, anger.
         1a1 in a good sense, to be zealous in the pursuit of good.
      1b to Desire earnestly, pursue.
         1b1 to Desire one earnestly, to strive after, busy one’s self about him.
         1b2 to exert one’s self for one (that he may not be torn from me).
         1b3 to be the object of the zeal of others, to be zealously sought after.
      1c to envy.
      

H4261


   1 Desire, desirable thing, pleasant thing.
   

H183


   1 Desire, incline, covet, wait longingly, wish, sigh, want, be greedy, prefer.
      1a (Piel) to Desire, crave (food and drink).
      1b (Hithpael) to Desire, long for, lust after (of bodily appetites).
      

H2532


   1 Desire, that which is desirable adj.
   2 pleasant, precious.
   

H559


   1 to say, speak, utter.
      1a (Qal) to say, to answer, to say in one’s heart, to think, to command, to promise, to intend.
      1b (Niphal) to be told, to be said, to be called.
      1c (Hithpael) to boast, to act proudly.
      1d (Hiphil) to avow, to avouch.
      

H5315


   1 soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, Desire, emotion, passion.
      1a that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, soul, the inner being of man.
      1b living being.
      1c living being (with life in the blood).
      1d the man himself, self, person or individual.
      1e seat of the appetites.
      1f seat of emotions and passions.
      1g activity of mind.
         1g1 dubious.
      1h activity of the will.
         1h1 dubious.
      1i activity of the character.
         1i1 dubious.
         

H8085


   1 to hear, listen to, obey.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to hear (perceive by ear).
         1a2 to hear of or concerning.
         1a3 to hear (have power to hear).
         1a4 to hear with attention or interest, listen to.
         1a5 to understand (language).
         1a6 to hear (of judicial cases).
         1a7 to listen, give heed.
            1a7a to consent, agree.
            1a7b to grant request.
         1a8 to listen to, yield to.
         1a9 to obey, be obedient.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be heard (of voice or sound).
         1b2 to be heard of.
         1b3 to be regarded, be obeyed.
      1c (Piel) to cause to hear, call to hear, summon.
      1d (Hiphil).
         1d1 to cause to hear, tell, proclaim, utter a sound.
         1d2 to sound aloud (musical term).
         1d3 to make proclamation, summon.
         1d4 to cause to be heard.
   2 sound.
   

H185


   1 Desire, lust, will (not necessarily evil).
   

G1937


   1 to turn upon a thing.
   2 to have a Desire for, long for, to Desire.
   3 to lust after, covet.
      3a of those who seek things forbidden.
      

H2836


   1 (Qal) to love, be attached to, long for.
   2 (Piel) fillet.
   3 (Pual) fillet.
   

H8669


   1 Desire, longing, craving.
      1a of man for woman.
      1b of woman for man.
      1c of beast to devour.
      

H5027


   1 to look, regard.
      1a (Piel) to look.
      1b (Hiphil).
         1b1 to look.
         1b2 to regard, show regard to, pay attention to, consider.
         1b3 to look upon, regard, show regard to.
         

H2654


   1 to delight in, take pleasure in, Desire, be pleased with.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 of men.
            1a1a to take pleasure in, delight in.
            1a1b to delight, Desire, be pleased to do.
         1a2 of God.
            1a2a to delight in, have pleasure in.
            1a2b to be pleased to do.
   2 to move, bend down.
      2a (Qal) to bend down.
      

H2655


   1 desiring, delighting in, having pleasure in.
   

H7200


   1 to see, look at, inspect, perceive, consider.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to see.
         1a2 to see, perceive.
         1a3 to see, have vision.
         1a4 to look at, see, regard, look after, see after, learn about, observe, watch, look upon, look out, find out.
         1a5 to see, observe, consider, look at, give attention to, discern, distinguish.
         1a6 to look at, gaze at.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to appear, present oneself.
         1b2 to be seen.
         1b3 to be visible.
      1c (Pual) to be seen.
      1d (Hiphil).
         1d1 to cause to see, show.
         1d2 to cause to look intently at, behold, cause to gaze at.
      1e (Hophal). 1e1 to be caused to see, be shown. 1e2 to be exhibited to.
      1f (Hithpael) to look at each other, face.
      

H2656


   1 delight, pleasure.
      1a delight.
      1b Desire, longing.
      1c the good pleasure.
      1d that in which one takes delight.
      

G1014


   1 to will deliberately, have a purpose, be minded.
   2 of willing as an affection, to Desire.
   

G1974


   1 longing.
   

G2107


   1 will, choice.
      1a good will, kindly intent, benevolence.
   2 delight, pleasure, satisfaction.
   3 Desire.
      3a for delight in any absent thing easily produces longing for it.
      

G3715


   1 Desire, longing, craving for.
   2 eager Desire, lust, appetite.
      2a used both in a good and a bad sense, as well of natural and lawful and even of proper cravings (of appetite for food), also of corrupt and unlawful desires.
      

H2837


   1 Desire, thing desired.
   

G1972


   1 longing.
   

H3824


   1 inner man, mind, will, heart, soul, understanding.
      1a inner part, midst.
         1a1 midst (of things).
         1a2 heart (of man).
         1a3 soul, heart (of man).
         1a4 mind, knowledge, thinking, reflection, memory.
         1a5 inclination, resolution, determination (of will).
         1a6 conscience.
         1a7 heart (of moral character).
         1a8 as seat of appetites.
         1a9 as seat of emotions and passions.
            1a10 as seat of courage.
            

H3700


   1 to long for, yearn for, long after.
      1a (Qal) to long for.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to long for (deeply).
         1b2 being longed for (participle).
         

H5375


   1 to lift, bear up, carry, take.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to lift, lift up.
         1a2 to bear, carry, support, sustain, endure.
         1a3 to take, take away, carry off, forgive.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be lifted up, be exalted.
         1b2 to lift oneself up, rise up.
         1b3 to be borne, be carried.
         1b4 to be taken away, be carried off, be swept away.
      1c (Piel).
         1c1 to lift up, exalt, support, aid, assist.
         1c2 to Desire, long (fig.
         ).
         1c3 to carry, bear continuously.
         1c4 to take, take away.
      1d (Hithpael) to lift oneself up, exalt oneself.
      1e (Hiphil). 1e1 to cause one to bear (iniquity). 1e2 to cause to bring, have brought.
         

H8385


   1 occasion, time of heat or oestrous or copulation, sexual drive (of animal).
   2 occasion, opportunity (for a quarrel).
   

H2530


   1 to Desire, covet, take pleasure in, delight in.
      1a (Qal) to Desire.
      1b (Niphal) to be desirable.
      1c (Piel) to delight greatly, Desire greatly.
   2 desirableness, preciousness.
   

H7602


   1 to gasp, pant, pant after, long for, breathe heavily.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to gasp, pant after, snuff up.
         1a2 to gasp or pant (with Desire), pant after, be eager for.
         1a3 to thirst for one’s blood (from actions of animals)(fig).
   2 to crush, trample, trample upon.
      2a (Qal) to trample upon, crush.
      

H7522


   1 pleasure, delight, favour, goodwill, acceptance, will.
      1a goodwill, favour.
      1b acceptance.
      1c will, Desire, pleasure, self-will.
      

H35


   1 caper-berry—of stimulating Desire.
   

H1942


   1 Desire.
      1a Desire (in bad sense).
   2 chasm (fig.
   of destruction).
      2a engulfing ruin, destruction, calamity.
      

Frequency of Desire (original languages)

Frequency of Desire (English)

Dictionary

1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Desire
One of the six passions of the concupiscible appetite, opposed to aversion; one of the ways of obtaining the effects of Baptism when it is not possible to receive the sacrament, or when one, not knowing of the sacrament or of the obligation to receive it, desires to do everything God wishes as a means of salvation.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Desire of the Everlasting Hills
Part of Jacob's blessing on Joseph (Genesis 49), interpreted as the desire of hymanity for a Messias, a Saviour from over the hills that blend with the heavens.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Desire
The word "desire" covers a wide range of human wants, emotions, and cravings. It can describe natural desires, which include hunger for food, sexual longings, and desire for God. It can also describe unnatural desires or cravings, which include such things as greed and lust. On a few occasions desires are ascribed to God. Most of the time they are ascribed to man, and these desires come under the scrutiny of God.
The Old Testament . There are twenty-seven Hebrew words translated "desire" (this includes root words and their derivatives).
Kasap [1] means to yearn for or to long after. Hapes [2] has a basic meaning of feeling great favor toward something, and is found seventy-one times in the Old Testament, being translated "delight" or "pleasure" the majority of the time, and "desire" nine times. Baqas [3] speaks of a person's earnest seeking of something or someone. It is usually translated "to seek, " "require, " or "desire."
The idea of "be attached to" and "love" comes from hasaq [ Genesis 2:9 ) and the tree forbidden to Adam, which became sinful when "desired" to make one wise (Genesis 3:6 ).
One of the most frequently used words in the Old Testament to indicate desire is awa [4] and its derivatives, which can be found almost fifty times. Often the subject of this verb is nephes [5], meaning self, soul, or appetite. The term is translated as "desire, " "lust, " "will, " "pleasant, " "greed, " "dainty, " and "desirable."
One final word of importance is the root shwq [6] and its derivative tesuqa [7]. It is translated as "desire" or "longing." This term is found only three times in the Old Testament: Genesis 3:16,4:7 , and Song of Song of Solomon 7:10 . In Genesis 3:16 the term is negative in nature, occurring in a context of sin and judgment. In Genesis 4:7 sin itself is described as desiring to have Cain. God describes sin "like a crouching beast, " hungering and preying on Cain. In the Song of Solomon the term is positive in nature, in the context of joy and love, referring to the bridegroom's desire for his bride.
The New Testament . Matthew 9:13 (quoting Hosea 6:6 ) is the first instance of desire in the New Testament. The Greek term used is thelo [8], which can be translated will, be willing, want, or desire. This term is found 208 times in the New Testament. Most of the time it is translated as "willing, " but it is translated as "desire" in the two Matthean passages, Luke 20:46 , and Hebrews 10:5,8 .
The verb epithymeo [9] and its derivatives are found scattered seventy-three times throughout the New Testament. Epithymeo [9] is found sixteen times. Both it and the noun epithymia are derived from thymos, which means wrath, fierceness, indignation, and then passion, heat, or passionate desire. Epithymeo [9] most often has an ambivalent sense, meaning simply desire, strive for, long to have/do/be something. Only in a few instances is the word used for (forbidden) desire. For example, 1 Corinthians 10:6 refers to godless desire.
The noun epithymia [12] is used in a neutral or good sense in Luke 22:15 ; Philippians 1:23 ; 1 Thessalonians 2:17 ; and Revelation 18:14 . All other uses of the noun are in the bad sense, usually with the translation of the word being "lust."
Zeloute [13] is found multiple times in the New Testament and is used in reference to Jewish "holy zeal, " hostility occasioned by ill will, "jealousy, " and the desire to attain goals or to be devoted to someone.
One of the stronger negative Greek words translated desire is katastreniao [14]. It means to burn fiercely, to be covetous, to be sensually stimulated. Another word used in the negative sense is orexis, [15] which indicates a lustful desire or longing.
Hedone [16] is understood to mean desire, pleasure, or enjoyment. Originally hedone [16] meant the feeling of desire perceived through the sense of taste. In the New Testament it represents desires that strive against the work of God and his Spirit. The word is found five times in the New Testament, and all five occurrences have a bad connotation. In Luke 8:14 it is the pleasures or desires of life that will choke out the Word. Titus 3:3 describes the lost sinner as being "enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures." James 4:1-3 says that fights and quarrels are the outward expressions of lusts or desires within the members, and the author warns against praying with wrong motives, intending to satisfy personal lusts or desires. Finally, 2 Peter 2:13 says that false teachers consider it desirous to riot or carouse in the daytime.
Conclusion . In the Old Testament human desires were viewed as something natural to humankind. But desire was to be subject in obedience to the will of Yahweh. The one who knew the true fulfillment of his or her desires relied on the Lord. Thus, the final object of desire was the Lord himself (Proverbs 3:5-6 ).
Desire is treated in a similar manner in the New Testament. Human desire is viewed as being evil, lustful, covetous, and ungoverned, or as commensurate with the new life in Christ. Paul points out that the Christian is "to eagerly desire the greater gifts" (1 Corinthians 12:31 ). He described how he "longed" to see his Thessalonian brothers in 2 Thessalonians 2:17 . Christ "eagerly desired to eat the Passover" with his disciples (Luke 22:15 ). We see that Paul's greatest desire in Philippians 1:23 is the desire to "depart and be with Christ."
How do we know if a desire is good or bad? The answer lies in the object or reason for the desire. If the desire is self-centered then it is bad, because the essence of sin is the determination to have one's own way. It is an act of idolatry in that one has put self in the place of God. Good desire is simply the opposite. It is putting the desire for God's will first. When the Lord is our greatest desire, all other desires find their proper expression.
Daniel L. Akin
See also Lust
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Desire of All Nations
(Haggai 2:7 ), usually interpreted as a title of the Messiah. The Revised Version, however, more correctly renders "the desirable things of all nations;" i.e., the choicest treasures of the Gentiles shall be consecrated to the Lord.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Desire, Desirous
A — 1: ἐπιθυμία (Strong's #1939 — Noun Feminine — epithumia — ep-ee-thoo-mee'-ah ) "a desire, craving, longing, mostly of evil desires," frequently translated "lust," is used in the following, of good "desires:" of the Lord's "wish" concerning the last Passover, Luke 22:15 ; of Paul's "desire" to be with Christ, Philippians 1:23 ; of his "desire" to see the saints at Thessalonica again, 1 Thessalonians 2:17 .
With regard to evil "desires," in Colossians 3:5 the RV has "desire," for the AV, "concupiscence;" in 1 Thessalonians 4:5 , RV, "lust," for AV, "concupiscence;" there the preceding word pathos is translated "passion," RV, for AV, "lust" (see AFFECTION); also in Colossians 3:5 pathos and epithumia are associated, RV , "passion," for AV, "inordinate affection." Epithumia is combined with pathema, in Galatians 5:24 ; for the AV, "affections and lusts," the RV has "passions, and the lusts thereof." Epithumia is the more comprehensive term, including all manner of "lusts and desires;" pathema denotes suffering; in the passage in Gal. (l.c.) the sufferings are those produced by yielding to the flesh; pathos points more to the evil state from which "lusts" spring. Cp. orexis, "lust," Romans 1:27 . See CONCUPISCENCE , LUST , and Trench, Syn. lxxxvii.
A — 2: εὐδοκία (Strong's #2107 — Noun Feminine — eudokia — yoo-dok-ee'-ah ) lit., "good pleasure" (eu, "well," dokeo, "to seem"), implies a gracious purpose, a good object being in view, with the idea of a resolve, showing the willingness with which the resolve is made. It is often translated "good pleasure," e.g., Ephesians 1:5,9 ; Philippians 2:13 ; in Philippians 1:15 , "good will;" in Romans 10:1 , "desire," (marg., "good pleasure"); in 2 Thessalonians 1:11 , RV, "desire," AV and RV, marg., "good pleasure."
It is used of God in Matthew 11:26 ("well pleasing," RV, for AV, "seemed good"); Luke 2:14 , RV, "men in whom He is well pleased," lit., "men of good plearure" (the construction is objective); Luke 10:21 ; Ephesians 1:5,9 ; Philippians 2:13 . See PLEASURE , SEEM , WILL.
A — 3: ἐπιπόθησις (Strong's #1972 — Noun Feminine — epipothesis — ep-ee-poth'-ay-sis ) "an earnest desire, a longing for" (epi, "upon," intensive, potheo, "to desire"), is found in 2 Corinthians 7:7,11 , AV, "earnest desire," and "vehement desire;" RV, "longing" in both places. See LONGING.
A — 4: ἐπιποθία (Strong's #1974 — Noun Feminine — epipothia — ep-ee-poth-ee'-ah ) with the same meaning as No. 3, is used in Romans 15:23 , RV, "longing," AV, "great desire." Cp. epipothetos, Philippians 4:1 , "longed for," and epipotheo, "to long for" [1]. See LONGING.
A — 5: θέλημα (Strong's #2307 — Noun Neuter — thelema — thel'-ay-mah ) denotes "a will, that which is willed" (akin to B, No. 6). It is rendered "desires," in Ephesians 2:3 . See PLEASURE , WILL.
Note: In 1 Peter 4:3 , RV, boulema is rendered "desire." See WILL.
B — 1: ἀξιόω (Strong's #515 — Verb — axioo — ax-ee-o'-o ) "to deem worthy," is translated "desire" in Acts 28:22 , where a suitable rendering would be "We think it meet (or good) to hear of thee;" so in Acts 15:38 . See THINK.
B — 2: ἐπιθυμέω (Strong's #1937 — Verb — epithumeo — ep-ee-thoo-meh'-o ) "to desire earnestly" (as with A, No. 1), stresses the inward impulse rather than the object desired. It is translated "to desire" in Luke 16:21 ; 17:22 ; 22:15 ; 1 Timothy 3:1 ; Hebrews 6:11 ; 1 Peter 1:12 ; Revelation 9:6 . See COVET.
B — 3: ἐρωτάω (Strong's #2065 — Verb — erotao — er-o-tah'-o ) in Luke 7:36 is translated "desired;" in Luke 14:32 , RV, "asketh," for AV, "desireth;" so in John 12:21 ; Acts 16:39 ; 18:20 ; 23:20 ; in ver. 18 "asked," for AV, "prayed." See ASK.
B — 4: ἱμείρομαι (Strong's #2442 — Verb — homeiromai | himeiromai — him-i'-rom-ahee ) "to have a strong affection for, a yearning after," is found in 1 Thessalonians 2:8 , "being affectionately desirous of you." It is probably derived from a root indicating rememberance.
B — 5: ὀρέγω (Strong's #3713 — Verb — orego — or-eg'-om-ahee ) "to reach or stretch out," is used only in the Middle Voice, signifying the mental effort of stretching oneself out for a thing, of longing after it, with stress upon the object desired (cp. No. 2); it is translated "desire" in Hebrews 11:16 ; in 1 Timothy 3:1 , RV, "seeketh," for AV, "desireth;" in 1 Timothy 6:10 , RV, "reached after," for AV, "coveted after." In Hebrews 11:16 , a suitable rendering would be "reach after." See COVET , SEEK. Cp. orexis, lust, Romans 1:27 .
B — 6: θέλω (Strong's #2309 — Verb — thelo — ) "to will, to wish," implying volition and purpose, frequently a determination, is most usually rendered "to will." It is translated "to desire" in the RV of the following: Matthew 9:13 ; 12:7 ; Mark 6:19 ; Luke 10:29 ; 14:28 ; 23:20 ; Acts 24:27 ; 25:9 ; Galatians 4:17 ; 1 Timothy 5:11 ; Hebrews 12:17 ; 13:18 . See DISPOSED , FORWARD , INTEND , LIST , LOVE , MEAN , PLEASED, RATHER , VOLUNTARY , WILL.
B — 7: βούλομαι (Strong's #1014 — Verb — boulomai — boo'-lom-ahee ) "to wish, to will deliberately," expresses more strongly than thelo (No. 6) the deliberate exercise of the will; it is translated "to desire" in the RV of the following: Acts 22:30 ; 23:38 ; 27:43 ; 28:18 ; 1 Timothy 2:8 ; 5:14 ; 6:9 ; Jude 1:5 . See DISPOSED , INTEND , LIST , MINDED , WILLING , WISH , WOULD.
B — 8: ζηλόω (Strong's #2206 — Verb — zeloo — dzay-lo'-o ) "to have a zeal for, to be zealous towards," whether in a good or evil sense, the former in 1 Corinthians 14:1 , concerning spiritual gifts RV, "desire earnestly," AV, "desire;" in an evil sense, in James 4:2 , RV, "covet," for AV, "desire to have."
B — 9: αἰτέω (Strong's #154 — Verb — aiteo — ahee-teh'-o ) "to ask," is rendered "to desire" in AV, e.g., in Matthew 20:20 ; Luke 23:25 [2].
B — 10: σπεύδω (Strong's #4692 — Verb — speudo — spyoo'-do ) is translated "earnestly desiring" in 2 Peter 3:12 , RV. See HASTE.
Note: The following are translated by the verb "to desire" in the AV. (1) Eperotao, No. 3, with epi, intensive, "to ask, interrogate, inquire of, consult, or to demand of a person;" in Matthew 16:1 , RV, "asked." See ASK. (2) Zeteo, "to seek;" in Matthew 12:46,47 , RV, "seeking;" in Luke 9:9 , RV, "sought." See ENDEAVOR , GO , Note (2), (a), INQUIRE , REQUIRE , SEEK. (3) Epizeteo, "to seek earnestly" (No. 2, with epi, intensive), in Acts 13:7 , RV, "sought;" in Philippians 4:17 , RV, "seek for" (twice). See INQUIRE , SEEK. (4) Epipotheo, "to long after, to lust;" in 2 Corinthians 5:2 , RV, "longing;" in 1 Thessalonians 3:6 ; 2 Timothy 1:4 , RV, "longing;" in 1 Peter 2:2 , RV, "long for." See A, Nos. 3,4. See LONG , LUST. (5) Exaiteomai, intensive of No. 9, occurs in Luke 22:31 . (6) For parakaleo, see BESEECH , EXHORT , INTREAT. (7) For "desirous of vain glory," see VAINGLORY.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Desire of All Nations
Phrase Haggai used in his prophecy of a renewed Temple (Haggai 2:7 ). Some translations (KJV, NIV) interpret the underlying Hebrew as a prophecy of the coming Messiah. Other translations render the phrase “treasure” (TEV, NRSV, REB) or “wealth” (NAS) of all nations in parallel to the gold and silver of Haggai 2:8 . The messianic interpretation first appears in the Latin Vulgate translation, while the treasures would show Yahweh's power to restore the glory of His house despite the people's poverty.
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Desire
Is an eagerness to obtain or enjoy an object which we suppose to be good. Those desires, says Dr. Watts, that arise without any express ideas of the goodness or agreeableness of their object to the mind beforehand, such as hunger, thirst, &c.; are called appetites. Those which arise from our perception or opinion of an object as good or agreeable, are most properly called passions. Sometimes both these are united. If our desire to do or receive good be not violent, it is called a simple inclination or propensity. When it rises high, it is termed longing: when our desires set our active powers at work to obtain the very same good, or the same sort of good, which another desires, it is called emulation. Desire of pleasures of sense, is called sensuality; of honour, is called ambition; of riches, covetousness. The objects of a good man's desires are, that God may be glorified, his sins forgiven and subdued, his affections enlivened and placed on God as the supreme object of love, his afflictions sanctified, and his life devoted to the service of God, Proverbs 11:23 . Psalms 105:19 .
King James Dictionary - Desire
DESIRE, n.
1. An emotion or excitement of the mind, directed to the attainment or possession of an object from which pleasure, sensual, intellectual or spiritual, is expected a passion excited by the love of an object, or uneasiness at the want of it, and directed to its attainment or possession. Desire is a wish to possess some gratification or source of happiness which is supposed to be obtainable. A wish may exist for something that is or is not abtainable. Desire, when directed solely to sensual enjoyment, differs little from appetite. In other languages, desire is expressed by longing or reaching toward, and when it is ardent or intense, it approaches to longing, but the word in English usually expresses less than longing. We endeavored-to see your face with great desire. 1 Thessalonians 2 .
Thou satisfiest the desires of every living thing. Psalms 145 .
Desire is that internal act, which, by influencing the will, makes us proceed to action.
2. A prayer or request to obtain: He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him. Psalms 145 .
3. The object of desire that which is desired. The desire of all nations shall come. Haggai 2 .
4. Love affection. His desire is toward me. Song of Song of Solomon 7 .
5. Appetite lust. Fulfilling the desires of the flesh. Ephesians 2 .
DESIRE,
1. To wish for the possession or enjoyment of, with a greater or less degree of earnestness to covet. It expresses less strength of affection than longing. Neither shall any man desire thy land. Exodus 34 .
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts. 1 Corinthians 14 .
2. To express a wish to obtain to ask to request to petition. Then she said, did I desire a son of my Lord? 2 Kings 4 .
3. To require.
Webster's Dictionary - Desire
(1):
(v. t.) To express a wish for; to entreat; to request.
(2):
(v. t.) Grief; regret.
(3):
(v. t.) Excessive or morbid longing; lust; appetite.
(4):
(v. t.) To long for; to wish for earnestly; to covet.
(5):
(v. t.) Anything which is desired; an object of longing.
(6):
(v. t.) To require; to demand; to claim.
(7):
(v. t.) To miss; to regret.
(8):
(v. t.) The natural longing that is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of any good, and impels to action or effort its continuance or possession; an eager wish to obtain or enjoy.
(9):
(v. t.) An expressed wish; a request; petition.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Desire
DESIRE.—‘Our nature corresponds to our external condition. Without this correspondence there would be no possibility of any such thing as human life and human happiness: which life and happiness are, therefore, a result from our nature and condition jointly: meaning by human life, not living in the literal sense, but the whole complex notion commonly understood by these words’ (Butler’s Analogy, pt. i. ch. 5, § 1). This is one of the observations of Bishop Butler in which he anticipates the conclusions of modern science. The nature of man corresponds to external nature; organ and environment, faculty and its sphere of operation are in correspondence. Man is in relation to the world in which he lives, and his whole life is a process of adaptation to the life of the Universe. All the endowments of his nature, whether intellectual, emotional, or volitional, whether they are bodily or mental, may fruitfully be looked at as teleological, as a means towards the great end of living. The teleological relation begins in the individual ere consciousness awakens in him, and he is so constituted that he acts in relation to the environment ere he can consciously adapt himself to it. Even consciousness may be looked at as part of a process of adaptation. Bishop Butler also remarks that ‘the several external objects of the appetites, passions, and affections, being present to the senses, or offering themselves to the mind, excite emotions suitable to their nature’ (l.c. ch. 4. § 1). In his view there is not only a general correspondence between man and his environment, but a special adaptation between the several aspects of nature and the particular characteristics of man. Appetites have their objects, and these objects excite emotions in man suitable to their nature. Passions and affections have also their objects and their suitable emotions. Every external object makes its own appeal, and the inward nature of man makes a response in correspondence with the appeal. Nor does the Bishop limit the meaning of the word ‘object’ to those things which appeal to man directly through his senses, and which are presented to him, as it were, ready made. That there are such objects it is not necessary to affirm. But the objects which appeal to man are not limited to those which nature presents to him. Within the range of his interests are included not only the world as it is presented to perception, but the world as it has been transformed by human reflexion, as it is filled with the achievement of the ages, and pervaded by the life, the imagination, and the reflexion of man. Objects are not merely what is presented to the senses, but what is presented to man as constituted by the experience of the race, by the education of the individual, by the results of art, science, poetry, philosophy, and theology,—in short, by all the wide interest with which man has invested the world of his experience. Appetites have their respective objects, though even the appetite of a rational being has something which transcends sense, and even into appetite may enter that element of infinity with which a rational being invests all his objects.
Coming more closely to the subject, we take a description of Desire from Professor Mackenzie: ‘In the case of what is strictly called desire, there is not merely the consciousness of an object, with an accompanying feeling of pleasure and pain, but also a recognition of the object as a good, or as an element in a more or less clearly defined end’ (Manual of Ethics3 [1] , p. 46). Three elements appear in this description. There is, first, the consciousness of an object; there is, second, the feeling of pleasure and of pain; and there is, third, the recognition of the object as a good, or as an element in a delined end. If all these elements are involved in Desire, then Desire can be experienced only by beings who live a reflective life. They must be conscious beings; they must have the consciousness of an object, and be able to associate that object with pleasure and pain; and they must be able to reflect on the object, and judge it to be a good, or an element in a defined end. It may be well to have a term the meaning of which is such as has been defined by Professor Mackenzie; but is Desire such a term? Is it so in the ordinary use of language, or is it so in the accepted use of psychological writers? What of those writers who define the good in terms of pleasure and of pain? If we were to accept the definition of the term Desire as it is set forth by Professor Mackenzie, we should be constrained to say that the presence of Desire always involves the action of reflective judgment, the presence of ideas or trains of ideas to consciousness, and a comparison of possible processes which might lead to the accomplishment of a wished-for end. As a consequence, we should be compelled to shut out from the region of Desire not only all the lower forms of life, but also all those people who do not live a reflective life. It seems, then, that the definition of Desire given by Professor Mackenzie is an ideal one. It describes Desire as it is felt by a fully developed, reflective consciousness, a consciousness in possession of trains of ideas, and of the world as built up of such mental attainments and experiences. Along the whole course of mental growth, from the first beginnings of conscious life up to the complete attainment of self-mastery, Desire may be considered to be present, and to afford a ground of action. As a definition of life must include all living things, so a definition of Desire must include every feeling which in common language can lay claim to be a desire. There is an element of desire in every case in which there is subjective selection, or rejection of one object and the preference of another. In the simplest mental experience, even in those in which the living being reacts against the environment, whether it means the avoidance of pain or the attainment of pleasure, there is the germ of desire. Movements that result in pleasure attract attention. Movements which procure the removal of pain, and become inseparably associated with that result, are elements in the making of a world, and that world grows into the world of Desire. It may be that reactions against the environment correspond to stages in the growth of mind, so that we might properly ascribe Desire to movements for the attainment of objects of which the organism is aware through the senses; but it is not necessary for us to enter into the discussion of that topic. As Dr. Ward says, ‘Provided the cravings of appetite are felt, any signs of the presence of pleasurable objects prompt to movements for their enjoyment or appropriation. In these last cases we have action determined by perceptions. The cases in which the subject is incited to action by ideas as distinct from perceptions, require a more detailed consideration; such are the facts mainly covered by the term “desire” ’ (art. ‘Psychology,’ Encyc. Brit.9 [1] vol. xx. p. 73 f.).
Without entering on the question as to whether action can be determined by perceptions, or the further question as to whether there can be perceptions apart from something like ideation, we are disposed to contend that where there is awareness of an object, and a movement towards the appropriation of it, there must be the rudiments of Desire. It is not necessary, however, to discuss the matter, for it is not to be questioned that by ideas, and trains of ideas, and ideas, as Dr. Ward points out, ‘sufficiently self-sustaining to form trains that are not wholly shaped by the circumstances of the present—entirely new possibilities of action are opened up’ (p. 74). Ideas and trains of ideas form elements in shaping a world of desire. It is not possible to mark off the area where these properly begin, any more than we can delimit the sphere of intellection, and say where it begins. But for our purpose it is sufficient that the presence of reflective thought does mark a terminus; on one side there is mental action of a simpler sort, and on the other side the fulness of a reflective life. But apparently there is desire on both sides.
Taking the definition of Professor Mackenzie as a goal and an ideal, we ask, In what ways have thinkers looked at Desire in the past, and what is the view they take of it in the present hour? To set this forth with fulness would be a great task. For Desire, the analysis of it, and the place assigned to it, mark off the schools of philosophy from each other, and, according as they view it, it gives the keynote to different systems of ethics. From the time of the beginnings of Greek thought down to the present time, the attempt to find a sufficient definition of Desire has ever been renewed, and at present the old controversy between Plato and the Sophists has its counterpart in the controversy between Green and his supporters on the one hand, and Sidgwick and the various supporters of Hedonism on the other. Both the theory of knowledge and the theory of conduct are involved in the discussion of the question.
One of the many debts which the world owes to Socrates is the introduction of the conception of a supreme end of life. That there is one end which all men seek, and that every action must be judged by reference to that end, brought unity into man’s conception of human life. Up to the time of Socrates men had thought of conduct as obedience to certain practical rules, useful from the point of view of prudence. But Socrates showed that men’s thoughts and actions must be guided by their desire for something which they regarded as desirable. Rules were simply the ways by which the desirable end could be obtained. Illustrations of this principle abound in the statements ascribed to Socrates. A religious man desires to win the I approbation of the gods; a just man is persuaded that the practice of justice will bring satisfaction; a man seeks knowledge because it is a satisfaction to know. Thus, in all departments of life there is some desirable end, and the thought of a desirable end actually defines Desire as it appears to Socrates.
While a great advance was made when the thought of a supreme end of life dawned on the human mind, yet the question arose as to the nature of the end, and it received different answers. Is the end pleasure, or a pleasurable state of feeling? Is it the avoidance of pain, or is it indifference to, or superiority over, both pleasure and pain? Is pleasure—pain, or indifference to pleasure—pain, or any other description of the end of life something to be referred to and determined by the individual man, or must we bring the thought of common life to bear on the solution of the problem? If we refer to the individual man the power of deciding what is the end of life and what is desirable as a means to that end, are we to think of the end in terms of pleasure as it appears to the enltured man, a man who is familiar with ideas and trains of ideas, or are we to think of pleasure as it appears to the natural man? All these questions were keenly debated in the schools of Greece, and all of them have a bearing on the definition of Desire.
Nor is it easy to say what are the views of the great masters of Greek thought on the question of desire. It is perhaps comparatively easy to say what were the views of Aristippus or of Epicurus, but not so easy to say what were the views of Plato or of Aristotle. Still a brief description may be useful. We quote from Dr. Jowett. ‘Plato, speaking in the person of Socrates, passes into a more ideal point of view, and expressly repudiates the notion that the exchange of a less pleasure for a greater can be the exchange of virtue. Such virtue is the virtue of ordinary men who live in the world of appearance; they are temperate only that they may enjoy the pleasure of intemperance, and courageous from fear of danger. Whereas the philosopher is seeking after wisdom and not after pleasure, whether near or distant: he is the mystic, the initiated, who has learned to despise the body, and is yearning all his life long for a truth which will hereafter be revealed to him. In the Republic (ix. 582) the pleasures of knowledge are affirmed to be superior to other pleasures, because the philosopher so estimates them; and he alone has had experience of both kinds. In the Philcbus, Plato, although he regards the enemies of pleasure with complacency, still further modifies the transcendentalism of the Phaedo. For he is compelled to confess, rather reluctantly, perhaps, that some pleasures, i.e. those which have no antecedent pains, ‘claim a place in the scale of goods’ (Jowett’s Plato, vol. iv. p. 29 f.). Plato rejects the view that pleasure is necessarily preceded by pain. ‘True pleasures are those which are given by beauty of colour and form, and most of those which arise from smells; those of sound, again, and in general those of which the want is painless and unconscious, and the gratification afforded by them palpable to sense and unalloyed with pain’ (Philcbus, 5f. A, Jowett’s translation). He prepared the way for the fuller analysis of pleasure and desire which we owe to Aristotle, for he showed that pleasures which accompany the active discharge of function are pleasant in themselves; the pleasures which are truly desirable are the pleasures of the wise, all others are a shadow only (Rep. 583 B). Thus Plato rejects the earlier theories of movement and replenishment, distinguishes pleasures that are preceded by pain and want as pleasant only by contrast, and as it were by accident, from those pleasures which accompany active discharge of function; and he sets forth as the only true pleasure the pleasure of the good man. Pleasure, according to Plato, is always a process towards the normal condition of a subject, and is never in itself an end. The absence of finality from pleasure proves that pleasure taken by itself could never be the end of life. The treatment of pleasure and pain is conducted by Plato always from a moral point of view.
While Aristotle builds so far on the results of the analysis of Plato, yet he is dissatisfied with the argument that pleasure cannot be the summum bonum because it is a mere process towards an end. Pleasure, he contends, is an ἐνέργεια; it arises from the unimpeded operation of our faculties; it arises when an organ which acts perfectly comes into contact with its appropriate object, just as pain is the outcome of thwarted action on the part of either a sensitive or an intellectual faculty (Ethiopic Nic. vii. 12, 1153. 13). The moral value of the feelings of pleasure and pain arises, says Aristotle, out of the fact that by means of them man passes from a state of a merely cognitive and intellectual being, and becomes a moral and active being. ‘It is when the sense perceives something as pleasant or painful that the mind affirms or denies it, pursues or avoids it’ (iii. 7. 2, 43f. 8). Aristotle has ever before him the unity and wholeness of human nature. He is never merely intellectual, and is never wholly practical. He always lays stress on the correspondence between the speculative and the practical sides of human nature. Truth and error in the intellectual sphere become good and evil in the moral sphere. What the mind affirms as truth and error in the intellectual sphere becomes pursuit and avoidance in the practical sphere. In both spheres the mind is active. Impressions in the cognitive sphere become, through the activity of the subject, objects of cognition; feelings of pleasure and pain, through a similar activity of the subject, are translated into objects of desire or aversion; become motives to action.
Two main factors, according to Aristotle, enter into the conative nature of man. It is difficult within our limits to expound this fully. But, briefly, it is that Desire and Reason must co-operate in order that a moral conclusion may be carried into effect. Moral choice or προαίρεσις may be described as νοῦς ὀρεκτικός, reason stimulated by desire, or ὄρεξις διανοητική, desire guided by understanding. The significant part of the view is that both the irrational and the rational elements must act together; desire and reason are constant elements in distinctive moral action. For the merely logical understanding never leads to action. Reason, as mere reasoning, is powerless to shape the will, and mere appetite is quite as powerless. In order to cause action, pleasure and pain must be translated into the higher forms of Good and Evil. Desire must always have an object (ὀρεκτικὸν δὲ οὐκ ἅνευ φαντασίας (433b. 28)); but the object of desire determines conduct only when thought has marked it out, defined it, and in a word constituted it (τὸ ὀρεκτικὸν κινεῖ οὐ νοηθῆναι ἢ φαντασθῆναι (433b. 12)).
‘The true object of consciousness in this union of desire and reason is not two objects,—one of desire, another of reason,—it is one single common force which finally becomes the principle of action. And when we ask how this object of our final wish is framed, the answer must be, that it is so through the agency of reason. Ultimately, and transcendently in fact, there is no difference between the object of thought and the object of wish; the βουλητον and the νοητὸν are merely different aspects of one and the same great generality. Even in our own experience it is thought which determines desire: and the principle and starting-point of conduct turns out to be an exercise of reason. And when Aristotle proceeds to state more definitely what is this object of perfect wish which thus determines and regulates our natural desires, he becomes still more of an idealist. For while the object of wish to any individual is but the apparent and relative good, still to a perfect man it is the absolute ideal good: and the aim of life comes to be an attempt to make our practical views in life elevate themselves to the full height of the absolute ideal of goodness.… The same writer who reproduces Plato’s idea of good as the constructive reason which gives both knowledge and reality to things, now finds the determining aim of conduct in an absolute ideal which constitutes the pattern to which morality must raise itself’ (Aristotle’s Psychology in Greek and English, with Introduction and Notes, hy Edwin Wallace, M.A., Introduction, p. cxxiii f.).
We quote from Mr. Wallace, whose work represents the high-water mark of Aristotelian exposition, as it sets forth in brief space an interpretation of Aristotle which deserves study. It may be that Mr. Wallace has read Hegel into Aristotle, but in the present case he is right in saying that for Aristotle the world of desire is a rational world, and that the ground of conduct is the union of desire and reason. In short, the view of Aristotle corresponds to the definition of desire set forth by Professor Mackenzie. ‘It is then,’ says Aristotle, ‘on good grounds that people have viewed as springs of action these two faculties of desire and practical intellect: for the faculty of desire has itself a motive force, and the intellect excites to action just in so far as the object of desire supplies it with a starting-point: just as, similarly, imagination when it moves to action does not do so independently of desire. The spring of action thus resolves itself into one single thing, viz. the object of desire’ (Wallace’s translation p. 179).
As to the question whether animals can have desires, Aristotle decides that ‘no animal can have the faculty of desire unless it have imaginative power’ (Wallace, p. 183); but then, as imaginative power is connected with the reason or the senses, so animals may have the imaginative power connected with the senses, and thus have what can be designated desires. But they do not possess the kind of desire which forms itself as the conclusion of syllogism, so that their desire is destitute of any faculty of deliberation. ‘In the case of men, however, sometimes the images of sense overcome and move the rational volition; sometimes, as in incontinence, two things overcome and stir up one another, desire thus following on desire, much as a ball that players toss about; but the normal and natural course is always that in which the superior course of reason is the more supreme and stimulates to action’ (pp. 184–185). Desire thus, according to Aristotle, implies deliberation, choice, the use of means towards an end. In a signilicant passage in the Nicomachcan Ethics he says (we quote the paraphrase of Sir A. Grant): ‘If the object of purpose is that which, being in our power, we desire after deliberation, purpose will be a desire of things in our power. After deliberating we decide, and form a desire in accordance with our deliberation’ (Grant’s Aristotle’s Ethics, vol. ii. p. 23). Desire ranges, according to Aristotle, through all life. Wherever life is in presence of an object there is rudimentary desire. The animal world feels it in presence of an object present to its senses. A self-conscious being feels desire in proportion to its realization of self, and to its realization of the objects as existing in an ordered world. It is possible to regard the teaching of Aristotle as containing in itself the fuller analysis of desire as that analysis has been conducted by English Hedonists and by the English Neo-Hegelians.
Were there space, it would be instructive to trace the analysis of desire, or rather the description of desire, in subsequent philosophical speculation. But that would far exceed our limits. Nor is it necessary, for there is not much to be added to the result won by Aristotle until we come to the Utilitarian school of England. Some valuable remarks occur in Spinoza’s Ethics, but the current of modern speculation on the topic was set agoing by Hobbes. For the history of the process, readers may be referred to Professor Watson’s (Kingston, Canada) Hedonistic Theories, and to Dr. Albee’s (Cornell University) A History of English Utilitarianism. In addition to the account of the main ethical theory known as Utilitarianism, and a criticism of it, there will be found in these able books a particular account of that doctrine we have immediately in hand. In the posthumous work of Professor Green, Prolegomena to Ethics, there is a lengthened and incisive analysis of Desire; and in the posthumous work of Professor Sidgwick, The Ethics of T. H. Green, Herbert Spencer, and J. Martineau, as also in the various editions of the Methods of Ethics, we find a criticism of Green. These two works represent the most recent, as they also represent the most searching, accounts of Desire which can be found in the whole range of philosophical speculation.
In the analysis of Desire, as in the analysis of Knowledge, the work of Locke was epoch-making. He stated the problem in a form which occupied the thoughts of all his successors in England. Berkeley, Hume, Hartley, Tucker, Stuart Mill, and Spencer are in the succession, and all of them attack the problem of the will from the point of view of pleasure and desire. We take the statement of Locke’s position from the admirable work of Professor Watson, Hedonistic Theories (p. 111 f.):
‘Why does the same man will differently on different occasions? The reason is to be sought in the character of Desire as the imagination of pleasure. To different persons, or to the same person under different circumstances, one pleasure presents itself in his imagination as preferable to another. Under the impulse for knowledge one man will forget his bodily wants until hunger drives him to his meals; another man will neglect study, and live for the pleasures of sense, unless he is driven to change his course by the stronger impulse of shame. But as each man’s desire is determined not by him but for him, and the desire determines the will, what he prefers in any case is that which alone he can prefer, and freedom is a word without meaning.’
This, then, is the problem which the majority of English ethical thinkers had before them. A man’s desires are determined for him not by him, and the desire determines the will. Nor is much added to the solution of the problem from the time of Locke to that of Stuart Mill. Hume had tried to prove the utilitarian doctrine of the particular virtues, and Stuart Mill, using the same argument, sought to prove the general principle of Utility.
‘The sole evidence, of apprehend, it is possible to produce that anything is desirable, is that people do actually desire it. If the end which the utilitarian doctrine proposes to itself were not, in theory and in practice, acknowledged to be an end, nothing could ever convince any person that it was so. No reason can be given why the general happiness is desirable, except that each person, so far as he believes it to be attainable, desires his own happiness’ (Utilitarianism, ch. iv.). Farther on in the same chapter he identifies pleasure and desire. ‘Desiring a thing and finding it pleasant, a version to it and finding it painful, are phenomena entirely unseparable, or rather two parts of the same phenomena.’ Thus Mill would find it necessary to show that people never do desire anything save pleasure or happiness. On this Sidgwick remarks: ‘As a matter of fact, it appears to me that throughout the whole scale of my impulses, sensual, emotional, and intellectual alike, If can distinguish desires the object of which is something other than my own pleasure’ (Methods of Ethics, p. 45).
In truth, the Hedonistic account of Desire, from Locke to Mill, and including Sidgwick in some measure, is inadequate, because it is too exclusively psychological. Psychology, as it is usually conceived, cannot give a full account of Desire. For psychology deliberately limits itself to a description of mental processes, events, and occurrences, taken in abstraction from the self whose the mental states are, and from the outer world. An analysis of mental states can never give a complete account of the system to which the self belongs, and of the interests and values which are such because they are referred to the self. Thus the psychological account of Desire, and its relation to will, set forth by English Hedonism, is defective, not psychologically, but in reality. It is the merit of Green, and specially of those who with him have so fruitfully worked at ethical problems under the inspiration of Kant and Hegel, to point out that mental and moral values cannot be appraised, and cannot be the objects of desire, if we look at them in abstraction from the self, and from the world-system. In the Prolegomena to Ethics and in the Introduction to Hume, Green has brought the self in its concrete reality within the vision of English thinkers. He has been ably helped by such writers as Professor Muirhead in his manual The Elements of Ethics, by Professor Watson in Hedonistic Theories, and Professor Mackenzie in the Manual of Ethics. Other writers might be mentioned, but these will suffice to show the significance of the new departure in Ethics, and of the introduction of the self into English philosophy. Desire, according to Green, involves consciousness of self and of an object, and is to be distinguished from instinctive impulse, which implies only the feeling of self. A consciousness of self is something beyond self-feeling, is really a transformation of self-feeling. Self-consciousness being also a consciousness of objects, is thus the basis of desire and of knowledge. Even in the desire for food, what is desired is really some ulterior object, not the mere pleasure of eating. But most of our desires are for objects which are not directly dependent on animal susceptibility at all, or which, even where so dependent, are transformed by the addition of new elements derived from self-consciousness itself. There is a real unity in all our desires, only it is the unity of the self, not the unity of desire.
‘There is one subject or spirit, which desires in all a man’s experiences of desire, understands in all operations of his intelligence, wills in all his acts of willing; and the essential character of his desires depends on their all being desires of one and the same subject which also understands, the essential character of his intelligence on its being an activity of one and the same subject which also desires, the essential character of his acts of will on their proceeding from one and the same subject which also desires and understands’ (Prolegomena to Ethics4 [1] , p. 138).
It is well to have an emphatic statement of the unity of the thinking, willing, feeling subject placed on record; for up to Green’s advent we were allowed to see thinking, willing, feeling, but the self was altogether out of sight. At the same time, while Green lays stress on the unity of the self in all its activities, and rightly so, there seems to be a defect in his analysis. He seems to take for granted that the self-conscious self, in its conscious apprehension of objects as desirable, will always act wisely, prudently, and rightly. But does not the self-conscious being, in making a choice, sometimes choose unwisely and wrongly? As Sidgwick points out, ‘It seems to me to be fundamentally important to distinguish between choice (even deliberate choice) and judgment as to choice-worthiness, since they may diverge’ (The Ethics of T. H. Green, etc. p. 30). Are we to hold that a man, following out what he thinks self-interest, clearly seeing the end in view and choosing appropriate means for its accomplishment, if he acts self-consciously, is always acting rightly? For Green in his description of the self-conscious subject does not seem to contemplate the possibility of wrong or vicious action. He takes for granted that the process of the self-conscious being on his way towards the appropriate action, towards the satisfaction he will feel when the object is attained, will always be right. But may there not be all the characteristics of the action of the self-conscious being, as these are described by Green, present in the course of conduct of a man who wades through slaughter to a throne? In truth, there is needed a further analysis, leading us beyond the mere processes of a self-conscious being, in order to find a justification for man’s action. We need a better description of the desirable than any that can be found in Green. All that he sets forth with regard to Desire and the self-conscious subject and its action may be true, and truly realized in the case of the man who has an unworthy end in view. He may identify himself with his object, he may find satisfaction in the attainment of it, and yet the choice may not be worthy.
It is the experience of mankind that a man may make an unworthy choice, may form a wrong ideal, may be mistaken, and yet may all the time act as a self-conscious being. So a further criterion is needed in order to guide men in their choice, in order that it may be a worthy choice. True, the values of life lie in their relation to the self. And the realization of the self is one of the great ends of life. But the self has to grow in relation to the ideal, and the ideal has to grow as well. How shall a man learn to recognize the true ideal, and to desire it? Here we ought to enter into the religious experience of man to realize the fact that man has formed wrong conceptions of life, has worship

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Lusting - Having eager Desire having carnal appetite. Eager Desire inordinate Desire Desire of carnal gratification
Wishful - ) Having Desire, or ardent Desire; longing. ) Showing Desire; as, wishful eyes
Wish - ) To frame or express Desires concerning; to invoke in favor of, or against, any one; to attribute, or cal down, in Desire; to invoke; to imprecate. ) To Desire; to long for; to hanker after; to have a mind or disposition toward. ) To have a Desire or yearning; to long; to hanker. ) Desire; eager Desire; longing. ) Expression of Desire; request; petition; hence, invocation or imprecation. ) A thing Desired; an object of Desire
Covet - To Desire or wish for, with eagerness to Desire earnestly to obtain or possess in a good sense. To Desire inordinately to Desire that which it is unlawful to obtain or possess in a bad sense. ...
COVET, To have an earnest Desire
Concupiscence - Desire, Romans 7:8 (RSV, "coveting"); Colossians 3:5 (RSV, "desire"). The "lust of concupiscence" ( 1 Thessalonians 4:5 ; RSV, "passion of lust") denotes evil Desire, indwelling sin
Covetousness - ) A strong or inordinate Desire of obtaining and possessing some supposed good; excessive Desire for riches or money; - in a bad sense. ) Strong Desire
Desire - Desire, n. Desire is a wish to possess some gratification or source of happiness which is supposed to be obtainable. Desire, when directed solely to sensual enjoyment, differs little from appetite. In other languages, Desire is expressed by longing or reaching toward, and when it is ardent or intense, it approaches to longing, but the word in English usually expresses less than longing. We endeavored-to see your face with great Desire. ...
Thou satisfiest the Desires of every living thing. ...
Desire is that internal act, which, by influencing the will, makes us proceed to action. A prayer or request to obtain: He will fulfill the Desire of them that fear him. The object of Desire that which is Desired. The Desire of all nations shall come. His Desire is toward me. Fulfilling the Desires of the flesh. ...
Desire, ...
1. Neither shall any man Desire thy land. ...
Follow after charity, and Desire spiritual gifts. Then she said, did I Desire a son of my Lord? 2 Kings 4
Appetence - ) A longing; a Desire; especially an ardent Desire; appetite; appetency
Desiderative - ) Denoting Desire; as, desiderative verbs. ) A verb formed from another verb by a change of termination, and expressing the Desire of doing that which is indicated by the primitive verb. ) An object of Desire
Appetite - ) The Desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind. ) Desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger. ) Any strong Desire; an eagerness or longing. ) The thing Desired
Desirable - ) Worthy of Desire or longing; fitted to excite Desire or a wish to possess; pleasing; agreeable
Cupidity - ) A passionate Desire; love. ) Eager or inordinate Desire, especially for wealth; greed of gain; avarice; covetousness...
Wish - To have a Desire, or strong Desire, either for what is or is not supposed to be obtainable. To Desire. To long for to Desire eagerly or ardently. To ask to express Desire. Desire sometimes, eager Desire. Desire expressed. Thing Desired. The difference between wish and Desire seems to be, that Desire is directed to what is obtainable, and a wish may be directed to what is obtainable or not
Lust - In contemporary usage, a strong craving or Desire, especially sexual Desire. KJV and earlier English versions frequently used lust in the neutral sense of Desire. This older English usage corresponded to the use of the underlying Hebrew and Greek terms which could be used in a positive sense: of the Desire of the righteous (Proverbs 10:24 ), of Christ's Desire to eat the Passover with His disciples (Luke 22:15 ), or of Paul's Desire to be with Christ (Philippians 1:23 ). Since lust has taken on the primary meaning of sexual Desire, modern translations often replace the KJV's lust with a term with a different nuance. NRSV, for example, used crave/craving (Numbers 11:34 ; Psalm 78:18 ); covet (Romans 7:7 ); Desire (Exodus 15:9 ; Proverbs 6:25 ; 1 Corinthians 10:6 ); long for (Revelation 18:14 ). ...
The unregenerate (preconversion) life is governed by deceitful lusts or Desires (Ephesians 4:22 ; Ephesians 2:3 ; Colossians 3:5 ; Titus 2:12 ). Following conversion, such fleshly Desires compete for control of the individual with spiritual Desires (Galatians 5:16-17 ; 2 Timothy 2:22 ). 1 John 2:16-17 warns that Desires of the flesh and eyes are not from God and will pass away with the sinful world. Here lust or Desire includes not only sexual Desire but also other vices such as materialism. James 1:14-15 warns that Desire is the beginning of all sin and results in death. Part of God's judgment on sin is to give persons over to their own Desires (Romans 1:24 ). Only the presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer makes victory over sinful Desires possible (Romans 8:1-2 )
Covetousness - A strong or inordinate Desire of obtaining and possessing some supposed good usually in a bad sense, and applied to an inordinate Desire of wealth or avarice. Strong Desire eagerness
Lust, to - The word ἐπιθυμέω signifies 'to Desire earnestly,' and is often translated 'desire,' without the thought of the Desire being an evil one, as in Matthew 13:17 ; 1 Timothy 3:1 ; 1 Peter 1:12 , etc
Desire - The word "desire" covers a wide range of human wants, emotions, and cravings. It can describe natural Desires, which include hunger for food, sexual longings, and Desire for God. It can also describe unnatural Desires or cravings, which include such things as greed and lust. On a few occasions Desires are ascribed to God. Most of the time they are ascribed to man, and these Desires come under the scrutiny of God. There are twenty-seven Hebrew words translated "desire" (this includes root words and their derivatives). Hapes [2] has a basic meaning of feeling great favor toward something, and is found seventy-one times in the Old Testament, being translated "delight" or "pleasure" the majority of the time, and "desire" nine times. It is usually translated "to seek, " "require, " or "desire. "...
The idea of "be attached to" and "love" comes from hasaq [ Genesis 2:9 ) and the tree forbidden to Adam, which became sinful when "desired" to make one wise (Genesis 3:6 ). ...
One of the most frequently used words in the Old Testament to indicate Desire is awa [4] and its derivatives, which can be found almost fifty times. The term is translated as "desire, " "lust, " "will, " "pleasant, " "greed, " "dainty, " and "desirable. It is translated as "desire" or "longing. In the Song of Solomon the term is positive in nature, in the context of joy and love, referring to the bridegroom's Desire for his bride. Matthew 9:13 (quoting Hosea 6:6 ) is the first instance of Desire in the New Testament. The Greek term used is thelo [8], which can be translated will, be willing, want, or Desire. Most of the time it is translated as "willing, " but it is translated as "desire" in the two Matthean passages, Luke 20:46 , and Hebrews 10:5,8 . Both it and the noun epithymia are derived from thymos, which means wrath, fierceness, indignation, and then passion, heat, or passionate Desire. Epithymeo [9] most often has an ambivalent sense, meaning simply Desire, strive for, long to have/do/be something. Only in a few instances is the word used for (forbidden) Desire. For example, 1 Corinthians 10:6 refers to godless Desire. Zeloo [ ζηλεύω , ζηλόω ]'>[13] is found multiple times in the New Testament and is used in reference to Jewish "holy zeal, " hostility occasioned by ill will, "jealousy, " and the Desire to attain goals or to be devoted to someone. ...
One of the stronger negative Greek words translated Desire is katastreniao [14]. Another word used in the negative sense is orexis, [15] which indicates a lustful Desire or longing. ...
Hedone [16] is understood to mean Desire, pleasure, or enjoyment. Originally hedone [16] meant the feeling of Desire perceived through the sense of taste. In the New Testament it represents Desires that strive against the work of God and his Spirit. In Luke 8:14 it is the pleasures or Desires of life that will choke out the Word. " James 4:1-3 says that fights and quarrels are the outward expressions of lusts or Desires within the members, and the author warns against praying with wrong motives, intending to satisfy personal lusts or Desires. In the Old Testament human Desires were viewed as something natural to humankind. But Desire was to be subject in obedience to the will of Yahweh. The one who knew the true fulfillment of his or her Desires relied on the Lord. Thus, the final object of Desire was the Lord himself (Proverbs 3:5-6 ). ...
Desire is treated in a similar manner in the New Testament. Human Desire is viewed as being evil, lustful, covetous, and ungoverned, or as commensurate with the new life in Christ. Paul points out that the Christian is "to eagerly Desire the greater gifts" (1 Corinthians 12:31 ). Christ "eagerly Desired to eat the Passover" with his disciples (Luke 22:15 ). We see that Paul's greatest Desire in Philippians 1:23 is the Desire to "depart and be with Christ. "...
How do we know if a Desire is good or bad? The answer lies in the object or reason for the Desire. If the Desire is self-centered then it is bad, because the essence of sin is the determination to have one's own way. Good Desire is simply the opposite. It is putting the Desire for God's will first. When the Lord is our greatest Desire, all other Desires find their proper expression
Acquisitiveness - ) The faculty to which the phrenologists attribute the Desire of acquiring and possessing. ) The quality of being acquisitive; propensity to acquire property; Desire of possession
Satiate - To fill to satisfy appetite or Desire to feed to the full, or to furnish enjoyment to the extent of Desire as, to satiate appetite or sense. To glut to fill beyond natural Desire. To gratify Desire to the utmost
Satiate - ) To satisfy the appetite or Desire of; to feed to the full; to furnish enjoyment to, to the extent of Desire; to sate; as, to satiate appetite or sense. ) To full beyond natural Desire; to gratify to repletion or loathing; to surfeit; to glut
Satiety - ) The state of being satiated or glutted; fullness of gratification, either of the appetite or of any sensual Desire; fullness beyond Desire; an excess of gratification which excites wearisomeness or loathing; repletion; satiation
Lust - ) Inclination; Desire. ) To have an eager, passionate, and especially an inordinate or sinful Desire, as for the gratification of the sexual appetite or of covetousness; - often with after. ) Longing Desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; - in a had sense; as, the lust of gain
Caperberry - A fruit—capparis spinosa —thought to increase sexual powers and used by Ecclesiastes to symbolize the dying physical Desire of the aging (Ecclesiastes 12:5 NAS). Most modern translations omit the symbolism of the Hebrew and translate, “desire
Lust - Longing Desire eagerness to possess or enjoy as the lust of gain. Concupiscence carnal appetite unlawful Desire of carnal pleasure. Evil propensity depraved affections and Desires. To Desire eagerly to long with after. To have carnal Desire to Desire eagerly the gratification of carnal appetite. To have irregular or inordinate Desires
Ratzon - (Will): will, Desire ...
Wouldingness - ) Willingness; Desire
Lust - word ‘lust,’ which is now restricted to sexual Desire, formerly expressed strong Desire of any kind
Intend - 1: βούλομαι (Strong's #1014 — Verb — boulomai — boo'-lom-ahee ) "to will, wish, Desire, purpose" (expressing a fixed resolve, the deliberate exercise of volition), is translated "intend" in Acts 5:28 , and "intending" in Acts 12:4 . See Desire. ...
2: θέλω (Strong's #2309 — Verb — thelo — ) "to will, be willing, Desire" (less strong, and more frequent than No. See Desire
Desireless - ) Free from Desire
Desirously - ) With Desire; eagerly
Long, Long, Longing - A — 1: ἐπιποθέω (Strong's #1971 — Verb — epipotheo — ep-ee-poth-eh'-o ) "to long for greatly" (a strengthened form of potheo, "to long for," not found in the NT), is translated "I long," in Romans 1:11 ; in 2 Corinthians 5:2 , RV, "longing" (AV, "earnestly desiring"); in 1 Thessalonians 3:6 ; 2 Timothy 1:4 , RV, "longing" (AV, "desiring greatly"); to long after, in 2 Corinthians 9:14 ; Philippians 1:8 ; 2:26 ; to long for, in 1 Peter 2:2 , RV (AV, "desire"); James 4:5 , RV, "long. " See Desire. ...
B — 1: ἐπιπόθητος (Strong's #1973 — Adjective — epipothetos — ep-ee-poth'-ay-tos ) akin to A, and an intensive form of pothetos, "desired, greatly Desired," "longed for," is used in Philippians 4:1 . ...
C — 1: ἐπιποθία (Strong's #1974 — Noun Feminine — epipothia — ep-ee-poth-ee'-ah ) "a longing" (akin to A and B), is found in Romans 15:23 , RV, "longing" (AV, "great Desire"). See Desire. 1), is found in 2 Corinthians 7:7 , RV, "longing" (AV, "earnest Desire"); 2 Corinthians 7:11 , RV, "longing" (AV, "vehement Desire")
Hanker - ) To linger in expectation or with Desire. ) To long (for) with a keen appetite and uneasiness; to have a vehement Desire; - usually with for or after; as, to hanker after fruit; to hanker after the diversions of the town
Desired - ) of Desire...
Desireful - ) Filled with Desire; eager
Vehement - * see Desire , A, No
Og - ) Haste; ardent Desire to go
Desiring - ) of Desire...
Epithumetical - ) Pertaining to sexual Desire; sensual
Woulding - ) Emotion of Desire; inclination; velleity
Latified - ) Pleased; indulged according to Desire
Wilne - ) To wish; to Desire
Aphrodisiacal - ) Exciting venereal Desire; provocative to venery
Appete - ) To seek for; to Desire
Agog - ) In eager Desire; eager; astir
Gog - Haste ardent Desire to go
Wishly - ) According to Desire; longingly; with wishes
Wishedly - ) According to wish; conformably to Desire
Ambition - ) The act of going about to solicit or obtain an office, or any other object of Desire; canvassing. ) An eager, and sometimes an inordinate, Desire for preferment, honor, superiority, power, or the attainment of something
Grudging - Envying being uneasy at another's possession of something which we have a Desire to possess. Reluctance also, a secret wish or Desire
Vanity - ) An inflation of mind upon slight grounds; empty pride inspired by an overweening conceit of one's personal attainments or decorations; an excessive Desire for notice or approval; pride; ostentation; conceit. ) That which is vain; anything empty, visionary, unreal, or unsubstantial; fruitless Desire or effort; trifling labor productive of no good; empty pleasure; vain pursuit; idle show; unsubstantial enjoyment. ) The quality or state of being vain; want of substance to satisfy Desire; emptiness; unsubstantialness; unrealness; falsity
Allotriophagy - ) A depraved appetite; a Desire for improper food
Appetition - ) Desire; a longing for, or seeking after, something
Antiorgastic - ) Tending to allay venereal excitement or Desire; sedative
Optate - ) To choose; to wish for; to Desire
Listless - ) Having no Desire or inclination; indifferent; heedless; spiritless
Fain - 1: βούλομαι (Strong's #1014 — Verb — boulomai — boo'-lom-ahee ) "to will deliberately, wish, Desire, be minded," implying the deliberate exercise of volition (contrast No. ...
2: ἐπιθυμέω (Strong's #1937 — Verb — epithumeo — ep-ee-thoo-meh'-o ) "to set one's heart upon, Desire," is translated "would fain" in Luke 15:16 , of the Prodigal Son. See Desire. 1); the RV translates it "would fain" in Luke 13:31 , of Herod's Desire to kill Christ, AV, "will (kill);" in 1 Thessalonians 2:18 , of the Desire of the missionaries to return to the church in Thessalonica
Covet, to - In 1 Corinthians 12:31 ; 1 Corinthians 14:39 , the word is ζηλόω ,and is quite different fromthe coveting that is condemned in scripture; it is translated in Revelation 3:19 'be zealous,' and the above passages in Corinthians can be so translated, or 'desire earnestly' the best gifts, and 'desire earnestly' to prophesy
Disappointed - Defeated of expectation, hope, Desire, or design frustrated
Desirous - ) Feeling Desire; eagerly wishing; solicitous; eager to obtain; covetous
Dipsomaniac - ) One who has an irrepressible Desire for alcoholic drinks
Reediness - ) The quality of being greedy; vehement and selfish Desire
Optatively - ) In an optative manner; with the expression of Desire
Velleity - ) The lowest degree of Desire; imperfect or incomplete volition
List - See Desire , B, No. See Desire , B, No
Amativeness - ) The faculty supposed to influence sexual Desire; propensity to love
Appetible - ) Desirable; capable or worthy of being the object of Desire
Letch - ) Strong Desire; passion
Nirvana - (Sanskrit: nis, out; vana, a blowing) ...
In the Buddhistic religion, a state of absence of Desire and pain; in its full import, it means eternal, unconscious repose. To obtain deliverance from rebirth, all forms of Desire, whether evil or innocent, must be absolutely suppressed, even the Desire to preserve one's conscious existence
Reed - ) An eager Desire or longing; greediness; as, a greed of gain
Reed - ) An eager Desire or longing; greediness; as, a greed of gain
Cucumber - Isaiah 1:8 (b) This vegetable is used by the prophet to remind Israel that their heart's Desire had led them into a life of worthless, useless activity such as they had experienced in Egypt. GOD let them have their Desire and sent leanness into their souls
Oestruation - ) The state of being under oestrual influence, or of having sexual Desire
Avidity - ) Greediness; strong appetite; eagerness; intenseness of Desire; as, to eat with avidity
Prurient - ) Uneasy with Desire; itching; especially, having a lascivious curiosity or propensity; lustful
Longly - ) With longing Desire
Panslavism - ) A scheme or Desire to unite all the Slavic races into one confederacy
Itching - Having a constant Desire
Emulation - The act of attempting to equal or excel in qualities or actions rivalry Desire of superiority, attended with effort to attain to it generally in a good sense, or an attempt to equal or excel others in that which is praise-worthy, without the Desire of depressing others. Contest contention strife competition rivalry accompanied with a Desire of depressing another
Concupiscence - , to covet or lust after, to Desire or covet. Lust unlawful or irregular Desire of sexual pleasure
Desiderate - ) To Desire; to feel the want of; to lack; to miss; to want
Eagerness - ) The state or quality of being eager; ardent Desire
Satisfying - Giving content feeding or supplying to the full extent of Desire convincing paying
Appetite - The natural Desire of pleasure or good the Desire of gratification, either of the body or of the mind. A Desire of food or drink a painful sensation occasioned by hunger or thirst. Strong Desire eagerness or longing. The thing Desired
Enviable - ) Fitted to excite envy; capable of awakening an ardent Desire to posses or to resemble
Craving - ) Vehement or urgent Desire; longing for; beseeching
Priapism - ) More or less permanent erection and rigidity of the penis, with or without sexual Desire
Weaned - Accustomed or reconciled to the want of the breast or other object of Desire
Appetency - ) Fixed and strong Desire; esp. natural Desire; a craving; an eager appetite
Disinclination - ) The state of being disinclined; want of propensity, Desire, or affection; slight aversion or dislike; indisposition
Asking - Silently expressing request or Desire
Toxicomania - ) An insane Desire for intoxicating or poisonous drugs, as alcohol or opium
Desire, Desirous - A — 1: ἐπιθυμία (Strong's #1939 — Noun Feminine — epithumia — ep-ee-thoo-mee'-ah ) "a Desire, craving, longing, mostly of evil Desires," frequently translated "lust," is used in the following, of good "desires:" of the Lord's "wish" concerning the last Passover, Luke 22:15 ; of Paul's "desire" to be with Christ, Philippians 1:23 ; of his "desire" to see the saints at Thessalonica again, 1 Thessalonians 2:17 . ...
With regard to evil "desires," in Colossians 3:5 the RV has "desire," for the AV, "concupiscence;" in 1 Thessalonians 4:5 , RV, "lust," for AV, "concupiscence;" there the preceding word pathos is translated "passion," RV, for AV, "lust" (see AFFECTION); also in Colossians 3:5 pathos and epithumia are associated, RV , "passion," for AV, "inordinate affection. " Epithumia is the more comprehensive term, including all manner of "lusts and Desires;" pathema denotes suffering; in the passage in Gal. , Ephesians 1:5,9 ; Philippians 2:13 ; in Philippians 1:15 , "good will;" in Romans 10:1 , "desire," (marg. , "good pleasure"); in 2 Thessalonians 1:11 , RV, "desire," AV and RV, marg. ...
A — 3: ἐπιπόθησις (Strong's #1972 — Noun Feminine — epipothesis — ep-ee-poth'-ay-sis ) "an earnest Desire, a longing for" (epi, "upon," intensive, potheo, "to Desire"), is found in 2 Corinthians 7:7,11 , AV, "earnest Desire," and "vehement Desire;" RV, "longing" in both places. 3, is used in Romans 15:23 , RV, "longing," AV, "great Desire. It is rendered "desires," in Ephesians 2:3 . ...
Note: In 1 Peter 4:3 , RV, boulema is rendered "desire. ...
B — 1: ἀξιόω (Strong's #515 — Verb — axioo — ax-ee-o'-o ) "to deem worthy," is translated "desire" in Acts 28:22 , where a suitable rendering would be "We think it meet (or good) to hear of thee;" so in Acts 15:38 . ...
B — 2: ἐπιθυμέω (Strong's #1937 — Verb — epithumeo — ep-ee-thoo-meh'-o ) "to Desire earnestly" (as with A, No. 1), stresses the inward impulse rather than the object Desired. It is translated "to Desire" in Luke 16:21 ; 17:22 ; 22:15 ; 1 Timothy 3:1 ; Hebrews 6:11 ; 1 Peter 1:12 ; Revelation 9:6 . ...
B — 3: ἐρωτάω (Strong's #2065 — Verb — erotao — er-o-tah'-o ) in Luke 7:36 is translated "desired;" in Luke 14:32 , RV, "asketh," for AV, "desireth;" so in John 12:21 ; Acts 16:39 ; 18:20 ; 23:20 ; in ver. ...
B — 5: ὀρέγω (Strong's #3713 — Verb — orego — or-eg'-om-ahee ) "to reach or stretch out," is used only in the Middle Voice, signifying the mental effort of stretching oneself out for a thing, of longing after it, with stress upon the object Desired (cp. 2); it is translated "desire" in Hebrews 11:16 ; in 1 Timothy 3:1 , RV, "seeketh," for AV, "desireth;" in 1 Timothy 6:10 , RV, "reached after," for AV, "coveted after. " It is translated "to Desire" in the RV of the following: Matthew 9:13 ; 12:7 ; Mark 6:19 ; Luke 10:29 ; 14:28 ; 23:20 ; Acts 24:27 ; 25:9 ; Galatians 4:17 ; 1 Timothy 5:11 ; Hebrews 12:17 ; 13:18 . 6) the deliberate exercise of the will; it is translated "to Desire" in the RV of the following: Acts 22:30 ; 23:38 ; 27:43 ; 28:18 ; 1 Timothy 2:8 ; 5:14 ; 6:9 ; Jude 1:5 . ...
B — 8: ζηλόω (Strong's #2206 — Verb — zeloo — dzay-lo'-o ) "to have a zeal for, to be zealous towards," whether in a good or evil sense, the former in 1 Corinthians 14:1 , concerning spiritual gifts RV, "desire earnestly," AV, "desire;" in an evil sense, in James 4:2 , RV, "covet," for AV, "desire to have. " ...
B — 9: αἰτέω (Strong's #154 — Verb — aiteo — ahee-teh'-o ) "to ask," is rendered "to Desire" in AV, e. ...
Note: The following are translated by the verb "to Desire" in the AV
Panislamism - ) A Desire or plan for the union of all Mohammedan nations for the conquest of the world
Self-Love - ) The love of one's self; Desire of personal happiness; tendency to seek one's own benefit or advantage
Dishumor - ) To deprive of humor or Desire; to put out of humor
Oestrual - ) Of or pertaining to sexual Desire; - mostly applied to brute animals; as, the oestrual period; oestrual influence
Concupiscence - * For CONCUPISCENCE (AV of Romans 7:8 ; Colossians 3:5 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:5 ) see COVET , Desire , LUST
Greediness - Ardent Desire
Longing - An eager Desire a craving or preternatural appetite
e'vi - (desire ), one of the five kings or princes of Midian slain by the Israelites
Request - ) A state of being Desired or held in such estimation as to be sought after or asked for; demand. ) The act of asking for anything Desired; expression of Desire or demand; solicitation; prayer; petition; entreaty. ) To ask for (something); to express Desire ffor; to solicit; as, to request his presence, or a favor
Concupiscible - ) Exciting Desire, good or evil. ) Exciting to, or liable to be affected by, concupiscence; provoking lustful Desires
Sharp-Set - ) Eager in appetite or Desire of gratification; affected by keen hunger; ravenous; as, an eagle or a lion sharp-set
Ablaze - ) In a state of glowing excitement or ardent Desire
Covet, Covetous - The inordinate Desire to possess what belongs to another, usually tangible things. ...
While the Hebrew word for “covet” can also be translated “to Desire,” in the Tenth Commandment it means an ungoverned and selfish Desire that threatens the basic rights of others. After Israel's defeat at Ai, Achan confessed that his selfish Desire for treasure was so great that he disobeyed God's specific commandment (Joshua 7:21 ). Although the commandment against coveting seems concerned only with motivation, some passages indicate that coveting in the heart was expected to end with taking what was Desired. ...
In the New Testament the same Greek word is translated “covet” in the King James Version and “earnestly Desire” in the Revised Standard Version (1 Corinthians 12:39 )
Love-Sick - ) Languishing with love or amorous Desire; as, a love-sick maid
Longing - ) An eager Desire; a craving; a morbid appetite; an earnest wish; an aspiration
Tir'Ras - (desire ), the youngest son of Japheth, ( Genesis 10:2 ) usually identified with the Thracians, as presenting the closest verbal approximation to the name
Sate - ) To satisfy the Desire or appetite of; to satiate; to glut; to surfeit
Complaisance - ) Disposition to please or oblige; obliging compliance with the wishes of others; a deportment indicative of a Desire to please; courtesy; civility
Reluctant - ) Striving against; opposed in Desire; unwilling; disinclined; loth
Loat - ) To look steadfastly; to gaze earnestly; - usually in a bad sense, to gaze with malignant satisfaction, passionate Desire, lust, or avarice
Lickerish - ) Eager; craving; urged by Desire; eager to taste or enjoy; greedy
Concupiscence - KJV translation of Greek epithumia , “desire, lust. The New Testament knows Desire can be good (Matthew 13:17 ; Luke 22:15 ; Philippians 1:23 ; 1 Thessalonians 2:17 ). ...
The bad sense of epithumia is Desire controlled by sin and worldly instincts rather than by the Spirit ( Galatians 5:16 ). Everyone has been controlled by such Desires before their commitment to Christ (Ephesians 2:3 ; Titus 3:3 ). Such Desire is part of the old life without Christ and is deceitful (Ephesians 4:22 ). Such Desire can be for sex (Matthew 5:28 ), material goods (Mark 4:19 ), riches (1 Timothy 6:9 ), and drunkenness (1 Peter 4:3 ). The Christian life then is a war between Desires of the old life and Desire to follow the Spirit (Galatians 5:15-24 ; 1 Peter 2:11 ), the Spirit-led life crucifying worldly Desires (Galatians 5:24 ). (Note the list of fleshly Desires in (Galatians 5:19-21 . ) As the new life comes through the Spirit, so old Desires come through Satan (John 8:44 ) and the world of which he is prince (1 John 2:16 ). Such Desires can make slaves of people (2 Peter 2:18-20 ). Desire brings temptation, leading to sin, resulting in death (James 1:14-15 ). God did give the law which defined wrong Desires as concupiscence or sin. The power of sin then changed the good commandment into an instrument to arouse human Desires to experience new arenas of life
Chthonophagy - ) A disease characterized by an irresistible Desire to eat earth, observed in some parts of the southern United States, the West Indies, etc
Optative - ) Something to be Desired. ) Expressing Desire or wish
Brute - Jeremiah 10:8 (b) This describes the lusts and fleshly Desires of a worldly people. ...
Jeremiah 51:17 (b) This indicates that man's whole thought and Desire is for earthly things. ...
2 Peter 2:12 (a) By this is described leading men of the church who Desire only those things which satisfy the natural cravings of the human heart and mind
Philanthropy - ) Love to mankind; benevolence toward the whole human family; universal good will; Desire and readiness to do good to all men; - opposed to misanthropy
Kama - ) Desire; animal passion;...
Athirst - Having a keen appetite or Desire
Compliance - ) The act of complying; a yielding; as to a Desire, demand, or proposal; concession; submission
Thirsty - ) Feeling thirst; having a painful or distressing sensation from want of drink; hence, having an eager Desire
Carnally - In a carnal manner according to the flesh in a manner to gratify the flesh or sensual Desire
Desire - DESIRE. ...
Coming more closely to the subject, we take a description of Desire from Professor Mackenzie: ‘In the case of what is strictly called Desire, there is not merely the consciousness of an object, with an accompanying feeling of pleasure and pain, but also a recognition of the object as a good, or as an element in a more or less clearly defined end’ (Manual of Ethics3 [1] , p. If all these elements are involved in Desire, then Desire can be experienced only by beings who live a reflective life. It may be well to have a term the meaning of which is such as has been defined by Professor Mackenzie; but is Desire such a term? Is it so in the ordinary use of language, or is it so in the accepted use of psychological writers? What of those writers who define the good in terms of pleasure and of pain? If we were to accept the definition of the term Desire as it is set forth by Professor Mackenzie, we should be constrained to say that the presence of Desire always involves the action of reflective judgment, the presence of ideas or trains of ideas to consciousness, and a comparison of possible processes which might lead to the accomplishment of a wished-for end. As a consequence, we should be compelled to shut out from the region of Desire not only all the lower forms of life, but also all those people who do not live a reflective life. It seems, then, that the definition of Desire given by Professor Mackenzie is an ideal one. It describes Desire as it is felt by a fully developed, reflective consciousness, a consciousness in possession of trains of ideas, and of the world as built up of such mental attainments and experiences. Along the whole course of mental growth, from the first beginnings of conscious life up to the complete attainment of self-mastery, Desire may be considered to be present, and to afford a ground of action. As a definition of life must include all living things, so a definition of Desire must include every feeling which in common language can lay claim to be a Desire. There is an element of Desire in every case in which there is subjective selection, or rejection of one object and the preference of another. In the simplest mental experience, even in those in which the living being reacts against the environment, whether it means the avoidance of pain or the attainment of pleasure, there is the germ of Desire. Movements which procure the removal of pain, and become inseparably associated with that result, are elements in the making of a world, and that world grows into the world of Desire. It may be that reactions against the environment correspond to stages in the growth of mind, so that we might properly ascribe Desire to movements for the attainment of objects of which the organism is aware through the senses; but it is not necessary for us to enter into the discussion of that topic. The cases in which the subject is incited to action by ideas as distinct from perceptions, require a more detailed consideration; such are the facts mainly covered by the term “desire” ’ (art. ...
Without entering on the question as to whether action can be determined by perceptions, or the further question as to whether there can be perceptions apart from something like ideation, we are disposed to contend that where there is awareness of an object, and a movement towards the appropriation of it, there must be the rudiments of Desire. Ideas and trains of ideas form elements in shaping a world of Desire. But apparently there is Desire on both sides. ...
Taking the definition of Professor Mackenzie as a goal and an ideal, we ask, In what ways have thinkers looked at Desire in the past, and what is the view they take of it in the present hour? To set this forth with fulness would be a great task. For Desire, the analysis of it, and the place assigned to it, mark off the schools of philosophy from each other, and, according as they view it, it gives the keynote to different systems of ethics. From the time of the beginnings of Greek thought down to the present time, the attempt to find a sufficient definition of Desire has ever been renewed, and at present the old controversy between Plato and the Sophists has its counterpart in the controversy between Green and his supporters on the one hand, and Sidgwick and the various supporters of Hedonism on the other. But Socrates showed that men’s thoughts and actions must be guided by their Desire for something which they regarded as desirable. A religious man Desires to win the I approbation of the gods; a just man is persuaded that the practice of justice will bring satisfaction; a man seeks knowledge because it is a satisfaction to know. Thus, in all departments of life there is some desirable end, and the thought of a desirable end actually defines Desire as it appears to Socrates. Is the end pleasure, or a pleasurable state of feeling? Is it the avoidance of pain, or is it indifference to, or superiority over, both pleasure and pain? Is pleasure—pain, or indifference to pleasure—pain, or any other description of the end of life something to be referred to and determined by the individual man, or must we bring the thought of common life to bear on the solution of the problem? If we refer to the individual man the power of deciding what is the end of life and what is desirable as a means to that end, are we to think of the end in terms of pleasure as it appears to the enltured man, a man who is familiar with ideas and trains of ideas, or are we to think of pleasure as it appears to the natural man? All these questions were keenly debated in the schools of Greece, and all of them have a bearing on the definition of Desire. ...
Nor is it easy to say what are the views of the great masters of Greek thought on the question of Desire. He prepared the way for the fuller analysis of pleasure and Desire which we owe to Aristotle, for he showed that pleasures which accompany the active discharge of function are pleasant in themselves; the pleasures which are truly desirable are the pleasures of the wise, all others are a shadow only (Rep. Impressions in the cognitive sphere become, through the activity of the subject, objects of cognition; feelings of pleasure and pain, through a similar activity of the subject, are translated into objects of Desire or aversion; become motives to action. But, briefly, it is that Desire and Reason must co-operate in order that a moral conclusion may be carried into effect. Moral choice or προαίρεσις may be described as νοῦς ὀρεκτικός, reason stimulated by Desire, or ὄρεξις διανοητική, Desire guided by understanding. The significant part of the view is that both the irrational and the rational elements must act together; Desire and reason are constant elements in distinctive moral action. Desire must always have an object (ὀρεκτικὸν δὲ οὐκ ἅνευ φαντασίας (433b. 28)); but the object of Desire determines conduct only when thought has marked it out, defined it, and in a word constituted it (τὸ ὀρεκτικὸν κινεῖ οὐ νοηθῆναι ἢ φαντασθῆναι (433b. ...
‘The true object of consciousness in this union of Desire and reason is not two objects,—one of Desire, another of reason,—it is one single common force which finally becomes the principle of action. Even in our own experience it is thought which determines Desire: and the principle and starting-point of conduct turns out to be an exercise of reason. And when Aristotle proceeds to state more definitely what is this object of perfect wish which thus determines and regulates our natural Desires, he becomes still more of an idealist. Wallace has read Hegel into Aristotle, but in the present case he is right in saying that for Aristotle the world of Desire is a rational world, and that the ground of conduct is the union of Desire and reason. In short, the view of Aristotle corresponds to the definition of Desire set forth by Professor Mackenzie. ‘It is then,’ says Aristotle, ‘on good grounds that people have viewed as springs of action these two faculties of Desire and practical intellect: for the faculty of Desire has itself a motive force, and the intellect excites to action just in so far as the object of Desire supplies it with a starting-point: just as, similarly, imagination when it moves to action does not do so independently of Desire. the object of Desire’ (Wallace’s translation p. ...
As to the question whether animals can have Desires, Aristotle decides that ‘no animal can have the faculty of Desire unless it have imaginative power’ (Wallace, p. 183); but then, as imaginative power is connected with the reason or the senses, so animals may have the imaginative power connected with the senses, and thus have what can be designated Desires. But they do not possess the kind of Desire which forms itself as the conclusion of syllogism, so that their Desire is destitute of any faculty of deliberation. ‘In the case of men, however, sometimes the images of sense overcome and move the rational volition; sometimes, as in incontinence, two things overcome and stir up one another, Desire thus following on Desire, much as a ball that players toss about; but the normal and natural course is always that in which the superior course of reason is the more supreme and stimulates to action’ (pp. Desire thus, according to Aristotle, implies deliberation, choice, the use of means towards an end. Grant): ‘If the object of purpose is that which, being in our power, we Desire after deliberation, purpose will be a Desire of things in our power. After deliberating we decide, and form a Desire in accordance with our deliberation’ (Grant’s Aristotle’s Ethics, vol. Desire ranges, according to Aristotle, through all life. Wherever life is in presence of an object there is rudimentary Desire. A self-conscious being feels Desire in proportion to its realization of self, and to its realization of the objects as existing in an ordered world. It is possible to regard the teaching of Aristotle as containing in itself the fuller analysis of Desire as that analysis has been conducted by English Hedonists and by the English Neo-Hegelians. ...
Were there space, it would be instructive to trace the analysis of Desire, or rather the description of Desire, in subsequent philosophical speculation. In the posthumous work of Professor Green, Prolegomena to Ethics, there is a lengthened and incisive analysis of Desire; and in the posthumous work of Professor Sidgwick, The Ethics of T. These two works represent the most recent, as they also represent the most searching, accounts of Desire which can be found in the whole range of philosophical speculation. ...
In the analysis of Desire, as in the analysis of Knowledge, the work of Locke was epoch-making. Berkeley, Hume, Hartley, Tucker, Stuart Mill, and Spencer are in the succession, and all of them attack the problem of the will from the point of view of pleasure and Desire. ):...
‘Why does the same man will differently on different occasions? The reason is to be sought in the character of Desire as the imagination of pleasure. But as each man’s Desire is determined not by him but for him, and the Desire determines the will, what he prefers in any case is that which alone he can prefer, and freedom is a word without meaning. A man’s Desires are determined for him not by him, and the Desire determines the will. ...
‘The sole evidence, of apprehend, it is possible to produce that anything is desirable, is that people do actually Desire it. No reason can be given why the general happiness is desirable, except that each person, so far as he believes it to be attainable, Desires his own happiness’ (Utilitarianism, ch. Farther on in the same chapter he identifies pleasure and Desire. ’ Thus Mill would find it necessary to show that people never do Desire anything save pleasure or happiness. On this Sidgwick remarks: ‘As a matter of fact, it appears to me that throughout the whole scale of my impulses, sensual, emotional, and intellectual alike, If can distinguish Desires the object of which is something other than my own pleasure’ (Methods of Ethics, p. ...
In truth, the Hedonistic account of Desire, from Locke to Mill, and including Sidgwick in some measure, is inadequate, because it is too exclusively psychological. Psychology, as it is usually conceived, cannot give a full account of Desire. Thus the psychological account of Desire, and its relation to will, set forth by English Hedonism, is defective, not psychologically, but in reality. It is the merit of Green, and specially of those who with him have so fruitfully worked at ethical problems under the inspiration of Kant and Hegel, to point out that mental and moral values cannot be appraised, and cannot be the objects of Desire, if we look at them in abstraction from the self, and from the world-system. Desire, according to Green, involves consciousness of self and of an object, and is to be distinguished from instinctive impulse, which implies only the feeling of self. Self-consciousness being also a consciousness of objects, is thus the basis of Desire and of knowledge. Even in the Desire for food, what is Desired is really some ulterior object, not the mere pleasure of eating. But most of our Desires are for objects which are not directly dependent on animal susceptibility at all, or which, even where so dependent, are transformed by the addition of new elements derived from self-consciousness itself. There is a real unity in all our Desires, only it is the unity of the self, not the unity of Desire. ...
‘There is one subject or spirit, which Desires in all a man’s experiences of Desire, understands in all operations of his intelligence, wills in all his acts of willing; and the essential character of his Desires depends on their all being Desires of one and the same subject which also understands, the essential character of his intelligence on its being an activity of one and the same subject which also Desires, the essential character of his acts of will on their proceeding from one and the same subject which also Desires and understands’ (Prolegomena to Ethics4 [1] , p. All that he sets forth with regard to Desire and the self-conscious subject and its action may be true, and truly realized in the case of the man who has an unworthy end in view. How shall a man learn to recognize the true ideal, and to Desire it? Here we ought to enter into the religious experience of man to realize the fact that man has formed wrong conceptions of life, has worship
Lust - Originally meant any longing Desire, however innocent, Deuteronomy 12:15 14:26 . But, in tacit acknowledgment of the depravity of man's passions, general usage soon attached the idea of guilt to the word; and now it usually denotes carnal, lascivious Desire. In Galatians 5:17 , we see that the aspirations of the heart renewed by the Holy Spirit, oppose and will subdue the native evil Desires, 1 Corinthians 15:57 ; but in the unrenewed heart these reign uncontrolled, lead to greater and greater outwards sin, and secure eternal death, James 1:14,15
List - It means ‘to Desire or choose
Mania - ) Excessive or unreasonable Desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; as, the tulip mania
Thirst - A vehement Desire of drink. A want and eager Desire after any thing. To have a vehement Desire for any thing
Desire of the Everlasting Hills - Part of Jacob's blessing on Joseph (Genesis 49), interpreted as the Desire of hymanity for a Messias, a Saviour from over the hills that blend with the heavens
Barabbas - (Aramaic: Bar-abba, son of the father) A notable robber and murderer who was released instead of Jesus by Pilate at the Desire of the people (John 18)
Virulent - ) Very bitter in enmity; actuated by a Desire to injure; malignant; as, a virulent invective
Benevolent - ) Having a disposition to do good; possessing or manifesting love to mankind, and a Desire to promote their prosperity and happiness; disposed to give to good objects; kind; charitable
Cacoethes - ) A bad custom or habit; an insatiable Desire; as, cacoethes scribendi, "The itch for writing"
Greedily - With keen or ardent Desire eagerly
Disposed - See Desire , B, No. See Desire , B, No
Hate - ) Strong aversion coupled with Desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; as exercised toward things, intense dislike; hatred; detestation; - opposed to love. ) To have a great aversion to, with a strong Desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; to dislike intensely; to detest; as, to hate one's enemies; to hate hypocrisy
Neigh - The loud, prolonged cry of a horse used as a figure of approaching battle (Jeremiah 8:16 ) or of unbridled sexual Desire (Jeremiah 5:8 ; Jeremiah 13:27 ; Jeremiah 50:11 )
Ravenous - ) Eager for prey or gratification; as, a ravenous appetite or Desire
Dysentery - ) A disease attended with inflammation and ulceration of the colon and rectum, and characterized by griping pains, constant Desire to evacuate the bowels, and the discharge of mucus and blood
Lecher - ) A man given to lewdness; one addicted, in an excessive degree, to the indulgence of sexual Desire, or to illicit commerce with women
Ravenous - Eager for prey or gratification as ravenous appetite or Desire
Concupiscence - Concupiscence is intense Desire, always in a bad sense, so that it is unnecessary to say ‘evil concupiscence’ as in Colossians 3:5
Inordinate - ...
Irregular disorderly excessive immoderate not limited to rules prescribed, or to usual bounds as an inordinate love of the world inordinate Desire of fame
Deprecate - ) To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer; to Desire the removal of; to seek deliverance from; to express deep regret for; to disapprove of strongly
Tantalize - ) To tease or torment by presenting some good to the view and exciting Desire, but continually frustrating the expectations by keeping that good out of reach; to tease; to torment
Neigh - To utter the voice of a horse, expressive of want or Desire to whinny
Fain - ) To be glad ; to wish or Desire
Evi - (ee' vi) Personal name of uncertain meaning, perhaps “desire
Aversion - (Latin: a, from; verlere, to turn) ...
One of the eleven passions, opposite of Desire; a movement of the appetite, concupiscible, as it is called, towards or away from what is good, useful, or pleasurable
Hope - A Desire of some good, accompanied with at least a slight expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable. Hope differs from wish and Desire in this, that it implies some expectation of obtaining the good Desired, or the possibility of possessing it. Hope therefore always gives pleasure or joy whereas wish and Desire may produce or be accompanied with pain and anxiety. That which gives hope he or that which furnishes ground of expectation, or promises Desired good. To cherish a Desire of food, with some expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable. Psalms 43 ...
HOPE, To Desire with expectation of good, or a belief that it may be obtained
Hunger - Their Desire for peace, comfort and prosperity will be gratified. ...
Matthew 5:6 (b) This represents a deep Desire for GOD, as David so often Desired
Thirst - ) To have a vehement Desire. : A want and eager Desire after anything; a craving or longing; - usually with for, of, or after; as, the thirst for gold
Twittering - ) A slight nervous excitement or agitation, such as is caused by Desire, expectation, or suspense
Sate - ...
To satiate to satisfy appetite to glut to feed beyond natural Desire
Request - The expression of Desire to some person for something to be granted or done an asking a petition. Prayer the expression of Desire to a superior or to the Almighty. A state of being Desired or held in such estimation as to be sought after or pursued. To ask to solicit to express Desire for. To express Desire to to ask
Oestrus - ) A vehement Desire; esp
Ambition - A Desire of excelling, or at least of being thought to excel, our neighbours in any thing
Yawn - ) To be eager; to Desire to swallow anything; to express Desire by yawning; as, to yawn for fat livings
Affect - , "zeal"), means (a) "to be jealous," Acts 7:9 ; 17:5 ; "to envy," 1 Corinthians 13:4 ; "to covet," James 4:2 ; in a good sense ("jealous over"), in 2 Corinthians 11:2 ; (b) "to Desire earnestly," 1 Corinthians 12:31 ; 14:1,39 ; "to take a warm interest in, to seek zealously," Galatians 4:17,18 , AV, "zealously affect," "to be zealously affected. See COVET , Desire , ENVY , JEALOUS , ZEALOUS
Rudge - ) To look upon with Desire to possess or to appropriate; to envy (one) the possession of; to begrudge; to covet; to give with reluctance; to Desire to get back again; - followed by the direct object only, or by both the direct and indirect objects
Pant - To palpitate to beat with preternatural violence or rapidity, as the heart in terror, or after hard labor, or in anxious Desire or suspense. To long to Desire ardently
Courage - ) Heart; inclination; Desire; will
Tarantism - ) A nervous affection producing melancholy, stupor, and an uncontrollable Desire to dance
Lest - ) Lust; Desire; pleasure
Delight in - hedone, "desire, pleasure
Assuage - ) To soften, in a figurative sense; to allay, mitigate, ease, or lessen, as heat, pain, or grief; to appease or pacify, as passion or tumult; to satisfy, as appetite or Desire
Desirable - Worthy of Desire that is to be wished for with sincerity or earnestness
Entice - ) To draw on, by exciting hope or Desire; to allure; to attract; as, the bait enticed the fishes
Reins - In the ancient system of physiology the kidneys were believed to be the seat of Desire and longing, which accounts for their often being coupled with the heart
Delilah - Delilah (de-lî'lah, or dĕl'i-lah), pining with Desire
Covetousness - A strong Desire after the possession of worldly things (Colossians 3:5 ; Ephesians 5:5 ; Hebrews 13:5 ; 1 Timothy 6:9,10 ; Matthew 6:20 )
Adversity - An event, or series of events, which oppose success or Desire misfortune calamity affliction distress state of unhappiness
Foal - It was his Desire to keep the nation of Israel as a producing vine for the glory of GOD
Lust (2) - In modern usage, ‘lust’ is confined to sexual Desire; but, when the Authorized Version was made, the word had a much greater elasticity of meaning, corresponding in this respect to ἐπιθυμία and ἐπιθυμέω. , these words properly denote strong Desire whether good or bad, then evil Desire in particular, and finally sexual Desire specifically. When our Lord says of His Desire to eat of His last Passover ἐπιθυμίᾳ ἐπεθύμησα (Luke 22:15), He simply expresses a deep longing. When He speaks of the seed of the word being choked by the lusts (ἐπιθυμίαι) of other things (Mark 4:19), these lusts are Desires not necessarily evil, though the taint of evil is beginning to enter, because, while in themselves they may be harmless, these Desires are allowed to hinder the operation of the word. and the English word are alike equivalent to lascivious Desire. Desire, vol
Hunger - Any strong or eager Desire. To Desire with great eagerness to long for
Ritualists - One of the results of the revival of Catholic doctrine was the Desire for the ancient ceremonial. This Desire was not shared by all the Oxford leaders, but even so their care and reverence in the conduct of service won for them the name Ritualist
Yearn - Usually, to long to feel an earnest Desire that is literally, to have a Desire or inclination stretching towards the object or end
Passion - The feeling of the mind, or the sensible effect of impression excitement, perturbation or agitation of mind as Desire, fear, hope,joy, grief,love, hatred. Zeal ardor vehement Desire. Eager Desire as a violent passion for fine clothes
Teresh - (tee' rehssh) Personal name meaning, “firm, solid,” or derived from an Old Persian term meaning, “desire
Malice - Vicious intention; Desire to hurt someone
Reedy - ) Having a keen Desire for anything; vehemently desirous; eager to obtain; avaricious; as, greedy of gain
Reedy - ) Having a keen Desire for anything; vehemently desirous; eager to obtain; avaricious; as, greedy of gain
Vehement - Very ardent very eager or urgent very fervent as a vehement affection or passion vehement Desire vehement eloquence
Aspiration - ) The act of aspiring of a ardently desiring; strong wish; high Desire
Philter - ) To charm to love; to excite to love or sexual Desire by a potion
Itch - A constant teasing Desire as an itch for praise an itch for scribbling. To have a constant Desire or teasing inclination as itching ears
Covet, Covetous, Covetousness - A — 1: ἐπιθυμέω (Strong's #1937 — Verb — epithumeo — ep-ee-thoo-meh'-o ) "to fix the Desire upon" (epi, "upon," used intensively, thumos, "passion"), whether things good or bad; hence, "to long for, lust after, covet," is used with the meaning "to covet evilly" in Acts 20:33 , of "coveting money and apparel;" so in Romans 7:7 ; 13:9 . See Desire , FAIN , LUST. ...
A — 2: ζηλόω (Strong's #2206 — Verb — zeloo — dzay-lo'-o ) is rendered "covet earnestly," in 1 Corinthians 12:31 , AV; RV, "desire earnestly," as in 1 Corinthians 14:39 (AV "covet"). See AFFECT , Desire , ENVY , JEALOUS , ZEALOUS. " See Desire , REACH. ...
B — 2: ἐπιθυμία (Strong's #1939 — Noun Feminine — epithumia — ep-ee-thoo-mee'-ah ) denotes "coveting," Romans 7:7,8 , RV; AV, "lust" and "concupiscence;" the commandment here referred to convicted him of sinfulness in his Desires for unlawful objects besides that of gain. See Desire , LUST. , "a Desire to have more" (pleon, "more," echo, "to have"), always in a bad sense, is used in a general way in Mark 7:22 (plural, lit
Pleasure - ...
Chêphets (חֵפֶץ, Strong's #2656), “pleasure; delight; Desire; request; affair; thing. ...
Chepes can mean not simply what one takes pleasure in or what gives someone delight but one’s wish or Desire: “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” ( Desire” is to grant a request (1 Kings 5:8). “Stones of Desire” are precious stones ( Desire, delight in, have delight in
Anxiety - ) Eager Desire
Curiosity - ) Disposition to inquire, investigate, or seek after knowledge; a Desire to gratify the mind with new information or objects of interest; inquisitiveness
Hungry - Psalm 107:5, Psalm 107:9 (a) This type represents the deep heart Desire which comes in a human heart when it realizes the need of GOD
Sexual - ) Of or pertaining to sex, or the sexes; distinguishing sex; peculiar to the distinction and office of male or female; relating to the distinctive genital organs of the sexes; proceeding from, or based upon, sex; as, sexual characteristics; sexual intercourse, connection, or commerce; sexual Desire; sexual diseases; sexual generation
Earnestly - Warmly zealously importunately eagerly with real Desire
Greedy - Having a keen Desire of any thing eager to obtain as greedy of gain
Trim - Jeremiah 2:33 (b) This expression is used to describe the preparations which men make to obtain that which they Desire
Coquette - ) A vain, trifling woman, who endeavors to attract admiration from a Desire to gratify vanity; a flirt; - formerly sometimes applied also to men
Enough - ) Satisfying Desire; giving content; adequate to meet the want; sufficient; - usually, and more elegantly, following the noun to which it belongs. ) In a tolerable degree; - used to express mere acceptableness or acquiescence, and implying a degree or quantity rather less than is Desired; as, the song was well enough. ) A sufficiency; a quantity which satisfies Desire, is adequate to the want, or is equal to the power or ability; as, he had enough to do take care of himself
Rage - ) Violent excitement; eager passion; extreme vehemence of Desire, emotion, or suffering, mastering the will. ) The subject of eager Desire; that which is sought after, or prosecuted, with unreasonable or excessive passion; as, to be all the rage
Christ: With us in Trial - One thing which contributed to make Caesar's soldier invincible was their seeing him always take his share of danger, and never Desire any exemption from labor and fatigue
Satisfaction - ) The act of satisfying, or the state of being satisfied; gratification of Desire; contentment in possession and enjoyment; repose of mind resulting from compliance with its Desires or demands
Emptiness - ) Want of solidity or substance; unsatisfactoriness; inability to satisfy Desire; vacuity; hollowness; the emptiness of earthly glory
Mount of the Congregation - Part of Isaiah's exposure of the pride of the King of Babylon is the charge that he Desired to ascend to the distant mountain where according to Babylonian myth the gods assembled (Isaiah 14:13 ). The Desire is tantamount to a claim to divinity
Lust - " In Mark 4:19 "lusts" are objects of Desire
Choose - ) To wish; to Desire; to prefer
Broad - ...
Matthew 23:5 (a) This indicates the Desire of the hypocrite to advertise his pious character
Eager - ) Excited by Desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement; as, the hounds were eager in the chase
Lucre - it is called 'filthy' or 'base gain:' the Desire for it rendered a man ineligible for the position of elder in the church, etc
Samaritan Woman - She had come to draw water from the well for her material needs, but Jesus gradually aroused in her sinful soul a Desire for the supernatural waters that spring up into life everlasting
Woman, Samaritan - She had come to draw water from the well for her material needs, but Jesus gradually aroused in her sinful soul a Desire for the supernatural waters that spring up into life everlasting
Beseech - " It is used for every kind of calling to a person which is meant to produce a particular effect, hence, with various meanings, such as "comfort, exhort, Desire, call for," in addition to its significance "to beseech," which has a stronger force than aiteo (see ASK). 6, Note (2), COMFORT, Desire, EXHORT, INTREAT, PRAY. ...
3: δέομαι (Strong's #1189 — Verb — deomai — deh'-om-ahee ) "to Desire, to long for," usually representing the word "need," is sometimes translated "beseech," e
Gape - To gape for or after, to Desire earnestly to crave to look and long for as, men often gape after court favor. To open the mouth with a Desire to injure or devour
Affections - (Latin: ad; to; facere, to make) ...
Term used by writers on spiritual matters to denote emotions, dispositions, movements of the passions of love, Desire, enjoyment of what is good, and of hatred, aversion, and disgust for what is evil
Goad - He was goaded by sarcastic remarks or by abuse goaded by Desire or other passion
Petition - Watts, is the fourth part of prayer, and includes a Desire of deliverance from evil, and a request of good things to be bestowed
Benevolence - ) The disposition to do good; good will; charitableness; love of mankind, accompanied with a Desire to promote their happiness
Hungry - Having an eager Desire
Gottschalk, Saint - After an unchristian military career, inspired by a Desire to avenge his murdered father, Gottschalk returned to religious practises
Ballerini, Pietro - His masterpiece, executed at the Desire of Benedict XIV to refute the defective version of Quesnel, is a complete edition of the works of Saint Leo the Great
Leisure - The Desire of leisure is much more natural than of business and care
Inner Man - According to Paul's understanding (Romans 7:22-23 ), human personality has three components: (1) the inmost self where the law dwells; Paul equated this with reason (nous , Romans 7:23 ); the inmost self approximates the rabbinic yeser hatob (inclination to good); (2) the members or the flesh that is responsive to Desire; the flesh approximates the rabbinic yeser harah (inclination to evil); and (3) the conscious I which is aware of both reason and Desire
Vanity - Emptiness want of substance to satisfy Desire uncertainty inanity. Fruitless Desire or endeavor
Crave - ) To Desire strongly; to feel an insatiable longing; as, a craving appetite
Impurity - It is any unlawful indulgence in the pleasures of sex: in the unmarried, by wilful Desire for or satisfaction in venereal pleasure; in the married, by any violation of marital rights, as by adultery, or by any deliberate sex irregularity of thought or deed; the vice of lust or luxury
Displeasure - ) The feeling of one who is displeased; irritation or uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by anything that counteracts Desire or command, or which opposes justice or a sense of propriety; disapprobation; dislike; dissatisfaction; disfavor; indignation
Sincere - ) Being in reality what it appears to be; having a character which corresponds with the appearance; not falsely assumed; genuine; true; real; as, a sincere Desire for knowledge; a sincere contempt for meanness
Throat - ...
Proverbs 23:2 (b) It represents the appetite or the Desire to eat which should be controlled
Lust - A — 1: ἐπιθυμία (Strong's #1939 — Noun Feminine — epithumia — ep-ee-thoo-mee'-ah ) denotes "strong Desire" of any kind, the various kinds being frequently specified by some adjective (see below). The word is used of a good Desire only in Luke 22:15 ; Philippians 1:23 ; 1 Thessalonians 2:17 . In Romans 6:12 the injunction against letting sin reign in our mortal body to obey the "lust" thereof, refers to those evil Desires which are ready to express themselves in bodily activity. ...
Other descriptions besides those already mentioned are: "of the mind," Ephesians 2:3 ; "evil (desire)," Colossians 3:5 ; "the passion of," 1 Thessalonians 4:5 , RV; "foolish and hurtful," 1 Timothy 6:9 ; "youthful," 2 Timothy 2:22 ; "divers," 2 Timothy 3:6 ; Titus 3:3 ; "their own," 2 Timothy 4:3 ; 2 Peter 3:3 ; Jude 1:16 ; "worldly," Titus 2:12 ; "his own," James 1:14 ; "your former," 1 Peter 1:14 , RV; "fleshly," 1 Peter 2:11 ; "of men," 1 Peter 4:2 ; "of defilement," 2 Peter 2:10 ; "of the eyes," 1 John 2:16 ; of the world ("thereof"), 1 John 2:17 ; "their own ungodly," Jude 1:18 . " See Desire , A, No. , "a reaching" or "stretching after" (akin to oregomai, "to stretch oneself out, reach after"), a general term for every kind of Desire, is used in Romans 1:27 , "lust. 1, has the same twofold meaning as the noun, namely (a) "to Desire," used of the Holy Spirit against the flesh, Galatians 5:17 (see below); of the Lord Jesus, Luke 22:15 , "I have Desired;" of the holy angels, 1 Peter 1:12 ; of good men, for good things, Matthew 13:17 ; 1 Timothy 3:1 ; Hebrews 6:11 ; of men, for things without moral quality, Luke 15:16 ; 16:21 ; 17:22 ; Revelation 9:6 ; (b) of "evil Desires," in respect of which it is translated "to lust" in Matthew 5:28 ; 1 Corinthians 10:6 ; Galatians 5:17 (1st part; see below); James 4:2 ; to covet, Acts 20:23 ; Romans 7:7 ; 13:9 . See COVET , Desire , B, No. As the rendering "desire" is used of the Lord Jesus (as mentioned above), it may be best so understood here in respect of the Holy Spirit
Ichabod - If this guess be well founded, then the turn given to the story in 1 Samuel 4:21 is due to a Desire to mould it on the story of the birth of Benjamin in Genesis 35:18
Room - ...
Matthew 23:6 (b) We have here a picture of the pride in man's heart which makes him Desire a place of recognition among those with whom he is associated
Passionate - ) Characterized by passion; expressing passion; ardent in feeling or Desire; vehement; warm; as, a passionate friendship
Device - ...
Daniel 11:24 (b) This refers to the wicked plans of men who have a Desire to shut GOD out from their arrangements
Contain - ) To restrain Desire; to live in continence or chastity
Emptiness - Unsatisfactoriness inability to satisfy Desire as the emptiness of earthly things
Permissive Decree - God does not Desire sin, yet He permitted its occurrence
Venereal - ) Adapted to excite venereal Desire; aphrodisiac
Yearn - ) To be filled with longing Desire; to be harassed or rendered uneasy with longing, or feeling the want of a thing; to strain with emotions of affection or tenderness; to long; to be eager
Voluntary - * Note: In Colossians 2:18 , thelo (for which see Desire , B, No
Envy - Pain, uneasiness, mortification or discontent excited by the sight of another's superiority or success, accompanied with some degree of hatred or malignity, and often or usually with a Desire or an effort to depreciate the person, and with pleasure in seeing him depressed. Envy springs from pride, ambition or love, mortified that another has obtained what one has a strong Desire to possess. ...
Emulation differs from envy, in not being accompanied with hatred and a Desire to depress a more fortunate person
Jealous, Jealousy - ...
B — 1: ζηλόω (Strong's #2206 — Verb — zeloo — dzay-lo'-o ) akin to A, "to be jealous, to burn with jealousy" (otherwise, to seek or Desire eagerly), is rendered "moved with jealousy," in Acts 7:9 ; 17:5 , RV (AV, "moved with envy"); in 1 Corinthians 13:4 , "envieth (not)," AV and RV; in James 4:2 , RV marg. , "are jealous" (text "covet;" AV, "desire to have"). See AFFECT , Note, Desire
Affect - afficio, affectum, of ad and facio, to make affecto, to Desire, from the same room. To aim at aspire to Desire or entertain pretension to as, to affect imperial sway
Bonds - ...
Acts 8:23 (b) This man, because of avarice and Desire to buy spiritual power, was said to be bound by the bond of iniquity - an unholy Desire
Haste, With Haste, Hastily - , "(they came) hastening;" Luke 19:5,6 ; Acts 20:16 ; 22:18 ; (b) transitively, "to Desire earnestly," 2 Peter 3:12 , RV, "earnestly desiring" (marg. In this way the earnest Desire will find its fulfillment
Happy - ) Favored by hap, luck, or fortune; lucky; fortunate; successful; prosperous; satisfying Desire; as, a happy expedient; a happy effort; a happy venture; a happy omen
Zechariah - We meet with many of this name in Scripture, and it is not to be wondered at, when we consider the sense of it, and the general Desire which the Hebrews all had, to carry somewhat in name, which referred to the Lord
Aspire - ) To Desire with eagerness; to seek to attain something high or great; to pant; to long; - followed by to or after, and rarely by at; as, to aspire to a crown; to aspire after immorality
Liberality - “Simplicity” can also mean purely, without mixed motives or Desire for selfish gain
Hear - We are to listen with a Desire to understand GOD's will, and with an intention of obeying that will
Wean - ) Hence, to detach or alienate the affections of, from any object of Desire; to reconcile to the want or loss of anything
Wealth - ) Large possessions; a comparative abundance of things which are objects of human Desire; esp
Thirsty - Having a vehement Desire of any thing as in blood-thirsty
Affection, Affected - A — 1: πάθος (Strong's #3806 — Noun Neuter — pathos — path'-os ) from pascho, "to suffer," primarily denotes whatever one suffers or experiences in any way; hence, "an affection of the mind, a passionate Desire. " Used by the Greeks of either good or bad Desires, it is always used in the NT of the latter, Romans 1:26 (AV, "affections," RV, "passions"); Colossians 3:5 (AV, "inordinate affection," RV, "passion"); 1 Thessalonians 4:5 (AV, "lust," RV, "passion"). epithumia, "desire. ...
(2) For homeiromai (or himeiromai), "to be affectionately desirous of," 1 Thessalonians 2:8 , see Desire
Ratzo v'shov - �run and return�) ratzo is a state of longing to cleave to G-d; the passionate Desire of the soul to transcend its material existence, to �run forward� and cleave to its Source; shov is the soul�s sober determination to �return� and fulfill its mission in the body, the resolve to live within the context of material reality, based on the awareness that this is G-d�s ultimate intent ...
Firebrand - Their Desire was to leave behind them only the debris of GOD's wonderful kingdom of Israel
Apiarius of Sicca - This case has been made much of by opponents of papal supremacy; it was merely an expression of the Desire of African bishops to retain privileges they had been allowed to assume during periods of persecution
Eleutherius, Pope Saint - The statement which makes him the recipient of a letter from Lucius, a British king, expressing a Desire to become a Christian, is rejected by recent historians as improbable
Sicca, Apiarius of - This case has been made much of by opponents of papal supremacy; it was merely an expression of the Desire of African bishops to retain privileges they had been allowed to assume during periods of persecution
Seek - , Mark 11:18 ; Luke 12:29 ; to "seek" to ascertain a meaning, John 16:19 , "do ye inquire;" to "seek" God, Acts 17:27 , RV; Romans 10:20 ; (b) "to seek or strive affter, endeavor, to Desire," e. , Matthew 12:46,47 , RV, "seeking" (AV, "desiring"); Luke 9:9 , RV, "sought" (AV, "desired"); John 7:19 , RV, "seek ye" (AV, "go ye about"); so John 7:20 ; Romans 10:3 , RV, "seeking" (AV, "going about"); of "seeking" the kingdom of God and His righteousness, in the sense of coveting earnestly, striving after, Matthew 6:33 ; "the things that are above," Colossians 3:1 ; peace, 1 Peter 3:11 ; (c) "to require or demand," e. " See ABOUT , B, Note, Desire , B, Note (2) ENDEAVOR, GO , Note (2) (a), INQUIRE , REQUIRE. ...
4: ἐπιζητέω (Strong's #1934 — Verb — epizeteo — ep-eed'-zay-teh'-o ) "to seek after" (directive, epi, "towards") is always rendered in the RV, by some form of the verb "to seek," Acts 13:7 , "sought" (AV, "desired"); Acts 19:39 , "seek" (AV, "inquire"); Philippians 4:17 , "seek for" (AV, "desire"), twice; elsewhere, Matthew 6:32 ; 12:39 ; 16:4 ; Mark 8:12 (in some texts); Luke 12:30 ; Acts 12:19 ; Romans 11:7 ; Hebrews 11:14 ; 13:14 . See Desire , INQUIRE. ...
5: ὀρέγω (Strong's #3713 — Verb — orego — or-eg'-om-ahee ) "to reach out, or after," used in the Middle Voice is translated "seeketh" in 1 Timothy 3:1 , RV, of "seeking overseership" (AV, "desireth"). See Desire , No
Desire - Those Desires, says Dr. If our Desire to do or receive good be not violent, it is called a simple inclination or propensity. When it rises high, it is termed longing: when our Desires set our active powers at work to obtain the very same good, or the same sort of good, which another Desires, it is called emulation. Desire of pleasures of sense, is called sensuality; of honour, is called ambition; of riches, covetousness. The objects of a good man's Desires are, that God may be glorified, his sins forgiven and subdued, his affections enlivened and placed on God as the supreme object of love, his afflictions sanctified, and his life devoted to the service of God, Proverbs 11:23
Dympna, Saint - According to legend she fled from Ireland to Gheel with the priest Gerebernus, to escape the unholy Desire of her own father, a pagan king of Ireland
Dimpna, Saint - According to legend she fled from Ireland to Gheel with the priest Gerebernus, to escape the unholy Desire of her own father, a pagan king of Ireland
Cabin - 23 ...
‘So long in secret cabin there he held...
Her captive to his sensual Desire
Perfecting - He should halve the Desire to be as near like CHRIST as it is possible for a redeemed sinner to be
Quest - ) Request; Desire; solicitation
Adverse - Figuratively, opposing Desire contrary to the wishes, or to supposed good hence, unfortunate calamitous afflictive pernicious, unprosperous as, adverse fate or circumstances
Endeavor - " See ABOUT (to be), Desire , INQUIRE , SEEK
Enquirers: Not to be Discouraged - Should not all ministers be equally concerned to chase away all morose habits, angry tempers and repulsive manners, which might discourage the approach of enquiring souls who Desire to know of us the way of salvation? Sunday-school teachers may also take the hint
Fear of God - Desire of his favour
Capture - ) The securing of an object of strife or Desire, as by the power of some attraction
Liking - ) The state of being pleased with, or attracted toward, some thing or person; hence, inclination; Desire; pleasure; preference; - often with for, formerly with to; as, it is an amusement I have no liking for
Pleasure - A — 1: ἡδονή (Strong's #2237 — Noun Feminine — hedone — hay-don-ay' ) "pleasure," is used of the gratification of the natural Desire or sinful Desires (akin to hedomai, "to be glad," and hedeos, "gladly"), Luke 8:14 ; Titus 3:3 ; James 4:1,3 , RV, "pleasures" (AV, "lusts"); in the singular, 2 Peter 2:13 . See Desire , A, No
Invocation - A declaration of our Desire and design to worship him. A Desire of his assistance and acceptance, under a sense of our own unworthiness
Proud - ) Excited by sexual Desire; - applied particularly to the females of some animals
Benevolence - The disposition to do good good will kindness charitableness the love,of mankind, accompanied with a Desire to promote their happiness
Entice - To incite or instigate, by exciting hope or Desire usually in a bad sense as, to entice one to evil
Device - ) An emblematic design, generally consisting of one or more figures with a motto, used apart from heraldic bearings to denote the historical situation, the ambition, or the Desire of the person adopting it
Free Will Offering - The people's Desire to give was so great that Moses was compelled to ask that no more gifts be given (Exodus 36:3-7 )
Love of Complacency - This love is followed by Desire, i
Zimri (1) - The characterization of Zimri, as one who caused Israel to sin by following in the ways of Jeroboam, is due to the author’s Desire to pronounce judgment on all the kings of the Northern Kingdom ( 1 Kings 16:9-20 )
Philosophy - Properly denotes love, or Desire of wisdom
Please - ) To have or take pleasure in; hence, to choose; to wish; to Desire; to will
Antecedent Grace - Both the illumination and inspiration transcend in intrinsic worth the natural good thoughts and Desires of man, by reason of the dignifying influence of God's assisting activity in the eliciting of the thought or Desire
Grace, Antecedent - Both the illumination and inspiration transcend in intrinsic worth the natural good thoughts and Desires of man, by reason of the dignifying influence of God's assisting activity in the eliciting of the thought or Desire
Bid - peto, to drive at, to attack, to ask, to Desire, to beseech, anciently beto impetus
Well Pleased - See Desire , PLEASURE , SEEM , WELL-PLEASING , WILL
Envy - ) Chagrin, mortification, discontent, or uneasiness at the sight of another's excellence or good fortune, accompanied with some degree of hatred and a Desire to possess equal advantages; malicious grudging; - usually followed by of; as, they did this in envy of Caesar. ) To long after; to Desire strongly; to covet
Joy - The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good that excitement of pleasurable feelings which is caused by success, good fortune,the gratification of Desire or some good possessed, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or Desire gladness exultation exhilaration of spirits
Oppression - The sense of this oppression could not exist without an earnest Desire to be rid of the burden, and it was this Desire that was a sign of a tendency towards a higher life
Benevolence - The love of mankind in general, accompanied with a Desire to promote their happiness. It is distinguished from beneficence, that being the practice, benevolence the Desire of doing good. The Desire of doing good unconnected with any idea of advantage to ourselves is called disinterested benevolence, though some doubt, whether, strictly speaking, there be any such thing; as benevolence is always attended with a pleasure to ourselves, which forms a kind of mental interest
Greed - An excessive or reprehensible Desire to acquire; covetousness
Pain - ...
Pain of loss results:
in Hell, from the eternal loss of God, whose possession alone in the Beatific Vision can completely satisfy the Desire of intelligent beings for happiness
in Purgatory, from the temporary deprivation of Him, whom the soul realizes to be the source of all happiness
in Limbo there will be no subjective pain of loss (not an article of faith, but the opinion of Saint Thomas
Pain of sense principally consists in the torment of fire
Massah - Moses gave the name in response to the people's Desire to put God to the test by demanding water (Exodus 17:7 )
Pine - ) To languish with Desire; to waste away with longing for something; - usually followed by for
Andrew - This should arouse our Desire to be like him
Envious - Feeling or harboring envy repining or feeling uneasiness, at a view of the excellence, prosperity or happiness of another pained by the Desire of possessing some superior good which another possesses, and usually disposed to deprive him of that good, to lessen it or to depreciate it in common estimation
Extinguish - To destroy to put an end to as, to extinguish love or hatred in the breast to extinguish Desire or hope to extinguish a claim or title
Fortify - To confirm to add strength and firmness to as, to fortify an opinion or resolution to fortify hope or Desire
Grudge - To be discontented at another's enjoyments or advantages to envy one the possession or happiness which we Desire for ourselves
Idol, Idolatry - It can be anything that takes the place of God: a car, a job, money, a person, a Desire, etc
Joy - ) The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; pleasurable feelings or emotions caused by success, good fortune, and the like, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or Desire; gladness; exhilaration of spirits; delight
Quest - Request Desire solicitation
Hunger - A strong need or Desire for food. ...
In Matthew 5:6 Jesus spoke of those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, that is, those who earnestly Desire to see God's will become a reality
Praise - "The Desire of praise, " says an elegant writer, "is generally connected with all the finer sensibilities of human nature. To be entirely destitute of this passion betokens an ignoble mind, on which no moral impression is easily made; for where there is no Desire of praise, there will also be no sense of reproach; but while it is admitted to be a natural and in many respects an useful principle of action, we are to observe that it is entitled to no more than our secondary regard
Jealousy - That passion of peculiar uneasiness which arises from the fear that a rival may rob us of the affection of one whom we love, or the suspicion that he has already done it or it is the uneasiness which arises from the fear that another does or will enjoy some advantage which we Desire for ourselves. In short,jealousy is awakened by whatever may exalt others, or give them pleasures and advantages which we Desire for ourselves
Will - ) To wish; to Desire; to incline to have. ) To be willing; to be inclined or disposed; to be pleased; to wish; to Desire. ) Strong wish or inclination; Desire; purpose. ) That which is strongly wished or Desired
Love - ...
Basically this verb is equivalent to the English “to love” in the sense of having a strong emotional attachment to and Desire either to possess or to be in the presence of the object. Such love is rooted in sexual Desire, although as a rule it is Desire within the bounds of lawful relationships: “And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her …” ( Desire to marry and care for the object of that love, as in the case of Shechem’s love for Dinah ( Desire to have sexual relations with its object (cf. ...
The strong emotional attachment and Desire suggested by 'âhab (or 'âhêb) may also be fixed on objects, circumstances, actions, and relationships
Will, Would - , Matthew 18:14 ; Mark 3:35 , the fulfilling being a sign of spiritual relationship to the Lord; John 4:34 ; 5:30 ; 6:39,40 ; Acts 13:22 , plural, "my Desires;" Romans 2:18 ; 12:2 , lit. , John 1:13 ; Ephesians 2:3 , "the Desires of the flesh;" 1 Peter 4:3 (in some texts); 2 Peter 1:21 . See Desire , A, No. ...
A — 4: εὐδοκία (Strong's #2107 — Noun Feminine — eudokia — yoo-dok-ee'-ah ) (eu, "well," dokeo, "to think") is rendered "good will" in Luke 2:14 , AV (see WELL PLEASED); Philippians 1:15 : see Desire , PLEASURE , SEEM , WELL-PLEASING. ...
* When "will" is not part of the translation of the future tense of verbs, it represents one of the following: ...
C — 1: θέλω (Strong's #2309 — Verb — thelo — ) for the force of which see Desire , B, No. 6, usually expresses "desire" or "design;" it is most frequently translated by "will" or "would;" see especially Romans 7:15,16,18-21 . In 1 Timothy 2:4 , RV, "willeth" signifies the gracious "desire" of God for all men to be saved; not all are "willing" to accept His condition, depriving themselves either by the self-established criterion of their perverted reason, or because of their self-indulgent preference for sin. ...
C — 2: βούλομαι (Strong's #1014 — Verb — boulomai — boo'-lom-ahee ) for the force of which see Desire , B, No
Heart: Its Aberrations - The compass on board an iron vessel is very subject to aberrations; yet, for all that, its evident Desire is to be true to the pole. On board iron vessels it is a common thing to see a compass placed aloft, to be as much away from the cause of aberration as possible: a wise hint to us to elevate our affections and Desires; the nearer to God the less swayed by worldly influences
Comprehension - The king and queen expressed their Desire of an union: however, the design failed, after two attempts, and the act of toleration was obtained
Pant - Psalm 38:10 (b) In times of distress, weariness and discouragement the heart has a deep Desire for someone, or something, to satisfy that craving. ...
Amos 2:7 (a) By this we understand the deep longing of the sinner's heart for the wicked things of earth to satisfy his lusts and Desires
Pant - ) Hence: To long eagerly; to Desire earnestly
Picture - In Isaiah 2:16 the expression 'pleasant pictures' is supposed to mean 'pictures of Desire,' as it reads in the margin, referring to anything on which their hearts were set
Fain - ...
FAIN, to wish or Desire
Personal - ) Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals; peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or general; as, personal comfort; personal Desire
Rut - ) Sexual Desire or oestrus of deer, cattle, and various other mammals; heat; also, the period during which the oestrus exists
Haggai - The exceeding glory of the second temple was, as he foretold, that Christ "the Desire of all nations" came into it, and made the place of his feet glorious, Haggai 2:7-9
Would - (3) Euchomai, "to pray," with the particle an, expressing a strong Desire with a remote possibility of fulfillment, is used in Acts 26:29 , "I would (to God, that)
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3: θέλω (Strong's #2309 — Verb — thelo — ) in 1 Corinthians 16:7 , RV, is translated "wish" (AV, "will"); Galatians 4:20 , "I could wish" (AV, "I Desire")
Vote - ) An ardent wish or Desire; a vow; a prayer. ) A wish, choice, or opinion, of a person or a body of persons, expressed in some received and authorized way; the expression of a wish, Desire, will, preference, or choice, in regard to any measure proposed, in which the person voting has an interest in common with others, either in electing a person to office, or in passing laws, rules, regulations, etc
Methodist Protestant Church - A Protestant sect organized in Baltimore in 1830 as a result of a Desire to develop sentiment in favor of "the right of the laity to an equal representation with the ministers in the lawmaking bodies of the church"; in accord with the Methodist Episcopal Church in matters of doctrine; in government, however, the Methodist Protestant Church had no bishops or presiding elders and no life officers of any kind
Blunt - To repress or weaken any appetite, Desire or power of the mind to impair the force of any passion which affects the mind, or of any evil or good which affects the body as, to blunt the edge of love, of pain, or of suffering
Race - It is His Desire that we should seek in every way to gain the prize of the high calling of GOD in CHRIST JESUS, the crown, the "well done," and the approval of the Judge
Malice - One destructive fruit of sinful human nature is malice – the Desire to harm someone or the feeling of pleasure at someone’s misfortune (Psalms 41:5; Ezekiel 25:6; Titus 3:3; 1 Peter 2:1)
Blunt - ) To repress or weaken, as any appetite, Desire, or power of the mind; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as, to blunt the feelings
Disappoint - To defeat of expectation, wish, hope, Desire or intention to frustrate to balk to hinder from the possession or enjoyment of that which was intended, Desired, hoped or expected. We say, a man is disappointed of his hopes or expectations, or his hopes, Desires, intentions or expectations are disappointed
Pity - Is generally defined to be the uneasiness we feel at the unhappiness of another, prompting us to compassionate them, with a Desire of their relief
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1 Samuel 2:5 (b) Hannah is telling us in this figure that those whose hearts are right with GOD, and who Desire the glory of GOD will find that the life which has been barren will now become unusually fruitful
Serenus, a Solitary - In the former he treats mostly of the nature of the soul, the rapid movement of the thoughts, the influence of evil spirits upon them, and the duty of fixing the Desire on God
Bound - A limit by which any excursion is restrained the limit of indulgence or Desire as, the love of money knows no bounds. BOUND, To limit to terminate to fix the furthest point of extension,whether of natural or moral objects, as of land, or empire, or of passion, Desire,indulgence
Enough - ...
That satisfies Desire, or gives content that may answer the purpose that is adequate to the wants. A sufficiency a quantity of a thing which satisfies Desire, or is adequate to the wants. Sufficiently in a quantity or degree that satisfies, or is equal to the Desires or wants. Sometimes it denotes diminution, delicately expressing rather less than is Desired such a quantity or degree as commands acquiescence, rather than full satisfaction
Lust - ’-The word ‘lust,’ which, is modern English, is restricted to sexual Desire, had originally a wider application and could be used de neutro and de bono as well as de malo of Desire in general, and, as Trench says, was ‘once harmless enough’ (NT Synonyms8, 1876, p. But Rendall is probably right in saying that the word ἐπιθυμεῖ here is neutral and equally applicable to the good Desires of the Spirit and the evil lusts of the flesh (Expositor’s Greek Testament , ‘Galatians,’ 1903, in loc. Peter exhorts his readers to ‘desire’ the sincere (?) milk of the word (1 Peter 2:2). ’ The Spirit of God has such a longing Desire to possess the whole Christian personality that its passion may well be called holy jealousy. It is used of the Desires of the prophets to see the deeds of the Messianic Age (Matthew 13:17; cf. also Luke 17:22), of the Desire of Lazarus to eat of the crumbs falling from the rich man’s table (cf. Luke 16:21; Luke 15:16; perhaps the Desire for food or drink or the sexual Desire is the ordinary meaning of the word). It is used by the Saviour to express His Desire to eat the Paschal feast with His disciples (Luke 22:15), by St. Paul of the Desire for the office of a bishop (James 1:15-176), by St. Peter of the holy Desires of the angels (1 Peter 1:12), and, in the substantive form, St. Paul uses it of his Desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better (Philippians 1:23), and of his longing to see his Thessalonian converts (1 Thessalonians 2:17). In all these cases we have ἐπιθυμεῖν translated by the word ‘desire. NT, and even ‘lust’ itself in the Authorized Version is not to be restricted to ‘sexual Desire’ but is used of unlawful Desire in general, the context determining its specific application. Even the rational soul has its high and lofty Desires (Rep. The moral colouring is as a rule supplied by the context, either by the mention of the object Desired, as in Mark 4:19, 1 Corinthians 10:6, which is the ordinary classical usage, or by the mention of the source of the Desire (commonly in the NT) or by a descriptive epithet (Colossians 3:5). This transference of moral colouring from the object Desired to the subject desiring is significant. In the NT the Desire is morally judged according to its origin, i. the originative personality as a whole is dealt with rather than the Desire per se. ...
The NT, however, does not hesitate to pass judgment on Desires per se and on their consequences. We find such expressions as ‘the corruption that is in the world through lust’ spoken of (2 Peter 1:4)-where corruption is the consequence of evil Desire. We find the phrase ‘polluting Desires’ (2 Peter 2:10). We find pleasures (ἡδοναί) regarded as a turbulence of the soul (James 4:1), as if Desires destroyed the balance of the soul (cf. The NT has no meticulous fear in passing judgment on evil Desires and on their consequences. The Reformers did not regard ‘desire’ viewed as a part of man’s ideal nature as ‘evil’; but, as a matter of fact, in actual experience the Desires are found to be evil. ...
‘All the Desires of men we teach to be evil, … not in so far as they are natural, but because they are inordinate, and they are inordinate because they flow from a corrupt nature’ (Calvin, Institutes, bk. ...
The NT does not directly deal with these aspects of Desire, but its spirit is more in harmony with the deeper analysis of Augustine. In Colossians 3:5 the English ‘desire’ is sufficient to express the thought, because it is as vague as the original. ...
ἐπιθυμία, then, when used de malo of illicit Desires is not wholly restricted to sexual depravity (exc. It means ‘the whole world of active lusts and Desires’ (Trench, NT Syn. ...
(c) Similarly ὄρεξις (Romans 1:27)-a word used sometimes in classical writers of the highest Desires-is used by St. John mentions the devil (1 John 3:8) as the originator of evil Desires, he is opposing the Gnostic view that the ‘spiritual’ man is not responsible for sensual sins. It is found in man as the Desires of the ‘flesh and mind’ (Ephesians 2:3), and specifically called the lusts of men (1 Peter 4:2). It is true that the body (σῶμα) with its Desires (Romans 6:12) was a sort of armoury where sin got its weapons, but the body as such is not the originative seat of evil; otherwise St. ...
Again, the heart is viewed as the origin of evil Desires (Romans 1:24; cf. So we read in Jude not only ‘their own Desires,’ but also (Judges 1:18) ‘their own Desires of impieties,’ i. evil Desires originating in their impious state. ...
It might thus appear that those who make selfishness (φιλαυτία) the root of sinful Desires are nearest the truth, Philo does so and Plato. What the NT is concerned with is not the origin-an insoluble problem-but the abolition of evil Desires. Perhaps the writer loosely holds both the Jewish notion of free-will as itself sufficient to resist Desire, and the Christian sense of God’s grace. ) gives a long list of evil Desires leading to death, but to him strife and envy are characteristically causative of this result, as in the case of Cain (iv. Since the time of Plato Desire has been regarded by philosophers as aiming at a good (true or false). But it does say that evil Desires leave the soul unsatisfied and produce disorder (James 4:2). Paul regards the law as both revealing Desire and intensifying it (Romans 7:7). Redemption is necessary to cope with evil Desires. The man who sets his heart on riches falls into many foolish and hurtful Desires, and these bring him to the depth of destruction (ὄλεθρος and ἀπώλεια are the inevitable consequences). Here again the ‘flesh’ is the origin of evil Desire-not the body as such, but the sinful personality (Law [4] explains ‘flesh’ otherwise here, but the very fact that the ‘flesh’ is regarded as causing Desire is against him). John also the issue of sinful Desire is destruction, as it is contrary to the abiding will of God. ...
To the NT, then, evil Desires contaminate, corrupt, and destroy the soul itself and bring upon it God’s punishment. These Desires, however, are already proofs of a personality out of order, and to set the Desires right the personality must be set right
Justification - By an act of Perfect contrition man can be justified before actual reception, but not without the Desire, of the Sacrament
Friday - It isencouraging to note a growing recognition of this Fast and a moregeneral Desire to honor weekly the day of our Lord's Crucifixionwith a public service in Church and by personal acts of self-denialand devotion on the part of the faithful
Reproach - Besides, it has a tendency to humble us, detach us from the world, and excite in us a Desire for that state of blessedness where all reproach shall be done away
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Life: the Hidden - Fit emblem of the believer's inner life; men hear our notes of outward sorrow wrung from us by external circumstances, but the message of celestial peace, the divine communings with a better land, the swift heart-throbs of heaven-born Desire, they cannot perceive: the carnal see but the outer manhood, but the life hidden with Christ in God, flesh and blood cannot discern
Hart, - Its Desire for the water-brooks is used as a symbol of a soul's panting after God
Dart - And from about her shot darts of Desire
Audry, Saint - Her second husband, Egfrid, King of Northumbria, at first respected her Desire to lead a religious life, but later he insisted on his rights, and fear of being carried off by him drove her to Ely
Etheldreda, Saint - Her second husband, Egfrid, King of Northumbria, at first respected her Desire to lead a religious life, but later he insisted on his rights, and fear of being carried off by him drove her to Ely
Chase - To follow or pursue, as an object of Desire to pursue for the purpose of taking as, to chase a ship. Pursuit with an ardent Desire to obtain, as pleasure, profit, fame, &c
Jealousy - ...
Jealousy in the good sense is the Desire a person has for the well-being of someone he or she loves. It is a Desire so strong that it demands faithfulness and opposes all that would tempt to unfaithfulness (Numbers 5:12-15; Proverbs 6:32-35). He Desires their faithfulness and has a deep concern for their well-being (Exodus 20:4-5; Deuteronomy 6:15; Joshua 24:19; Psalms 78:58; Zechariah 1:14; 1 Corinthians 10:21-22; James 4:5)
Valerius - of Hippo Regius, predecessor of Augustine, whom he had admitted to the priesthood at the earnest Desire of the people, against Augustine's wish, expressed in a letter to Valerius, but in answer, as Valerius thought, to his own prayers (Aug. His objection was overruled by the earnest Desire of all concerned, and by similar instances in Africa and elsewhere (Aug
Craze - ) A strong habitual Desire or fancy; a crotchet
Inflame - To excite or increase, as passion or appetite to enkindle into violent action as, to inflame love, lust or thirst to inflame Desire or anger
Hart - This heart Desire of David is expressed in several ways, and by several figures
Else - Thou Desirest not sacrifice, else would I give it that is, if thou didst Desire sacrifice, I would give it
Regeneration - It is effected by the reception or Desire of baptism, the sacrament of regeneration (Titus 3), and is sealed by the baptismal character which remains even after a death-bringing, or mortal sin
Town Clerk - The Roman administration viewed any irregular or unruly assembly as a grave and even capital offense, as tending to strengthen among the people the consciousness of their power and the Desire to exercise it
Well-Pleasing - See Desire , PLEASURE , SEEM , WELL PLEASED , WILL
Espoused - The thought may be that of "fitting" or "joining" to one husband, the Middle Voice expressing the Apostle's interest or Desire in doing so
Displeasure - Some irritation or uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by any thing that counteracts Desire or command, or which opposes justice and a sense of propriety
Pique - ) Keenly felt Desire; a longing
Earth - ...
Deuteronomy 32:1 (a) The word refers to the peoples of the earth in every nation, for it is the Desire of our Lord that all shall hear His Word
Lotus - It was fabled by the ancients to make strangers who ate of it forget their native country, or lose all Desire to return to it
Deborah - Deborah incited Barak to deliver his people from the oppression of Jabin; at his Desire accompanied him, though with a rebuke, and after the victory uttered a triumphal song of praise
Satisfaction - That state of the mind which results from the full gratification of Desire repose of mind or contentment with present possession and enjoyment. The mind having a power to suspend the execution and satisfaction of its Desires - ...
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Sin, Remission of - Perfect contrition, with the Desire of the Sacrament, is another means of remitting mortal sin
Remission of Sin - Perfect contrition, with the Desire of the Sacrament, is another means of remitting mortal sin
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2: βούλομαι (Strong's #1014 — Verb — boulomai — boo'-lom-ahee ) "to wish, will, Desire, purpose" (akin to boule, "counsel, purpose"), is translated "was minded" in Matthew 1:19 ; Acts 15:37 , RV (AV, "determined"); Acts 18:27 , RV (AV, "was disposed"); Acts 19:30 , RV (AV, "would have"); Acts 5:33 , RV, "were minded" (AV, "took counsel"); Acts 18:15 , RV, "I am (not) minded (to be); AV, "I will (be no);" Hebrews 6:17 , "being minded," RV (AV, "willing"), said of God
Wealth - There seem to be in the NT two main conceptions about wealth and the wealthy: the first that wealth and the Desire for wealth are dangerous to the moral and spiritual life, the second that the wealthy as a class are wicked. It is alongside of these passages in the Gospels that we should place the treatment of wealth and of the Desire for wealth in 1 Timothy. The Desire for wealth is dangerous to men, and ‘the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil’ (1 Timothy 6:9-10); the wealthy are warned not to be high-minded, or to put their trust in riches, but to use their wealth in good works (1 Timothy 6:17-19)
Weapons - Since mankind's beginnings, the Desire to impose one's will upon another person(s) or being has led to active conflict using many types of weapons
Salutation - The profusely polite Arab asks so many questions after your health, your happiness, your welfare, your house, and other things, that a person ignorant of the habits of the country would imagine there must be some secret ailment or mysterious sorrow oppressing you, which you wished to conceal, so as to spare the feelings of a dear, sympathizing friend, but which he, in the depth of his anxiety, would Desire to hear of
Bilhah - Blunt says, so vivid was the Desire for the promised Redeemer, that "the wife provoked, instead of resenting, the faithlessness of her husband, the mother taught her own child deceit, daughters deliberately worked their own and their fathers' shame, and the daughter-in-law courted the incestuous bed, and to be childless was a by-word" (Genesis 16:2; Genesis 30:3; Genesis 30:9; Genesis 25:23; Genesis 27:13; Genesis 19:31; Genesis 38:14)
Doctrines: Duplicate Nature of - If we honestly Desire to gain the heights of divine truth, we shall find many zigzags in the road: here our face will front divine sovereignty with all its lofty grandeur, anon we shall turn in the opposite direction, towards the frowning peaks of human responsibility
Eloquence - Gravity and warmth united, form that character of preaching, which the French call onction: the affecting, penetrating, interesting manner, flowing from a strong sensibility of heart in the preacher, the importance of those truths which he delivers, and an earnest Desire that they may make full impression on the hearts of his hearers
Hanukkah - ...
Hanukkah's ongoing significance lies in its commemoration of the victory of the few whose Desire for freedom to practice their religion impelled them to battle against great odds
Revival: Absence And Presence of - Converts raised in the hot-bed of excitement soon droop and die if the spiritual temperature of the church falls below summer heat: what are these worth compared with the hardy children of divine grace, whose inward life will continue in enduring vigour when all around is dead! Yet we do not Desire to see the revival spirit droop among us, for even the evergreens of our garden delight in a warmer season, for then they send forth their shoots and clothe themselves with new leaves; and thus it will be seen that the best of the saints are all the better for the holy glow of the 'times of refreshing
Satisfy - ) In general, to fill up the measure of a want of (a person or a thing); hence, to grafity fully the Desire of; to make content; to supply to the full, or so far as to give contentment with what is wished for. ) To give satisfaction; to afford gratification; to leave nothing to be Desired
Flirt - ) To run and dart about; to act with giddiness, or from a Desire to attract notice; especially, to play the coquette; to play at courtship; to coquet; as, they flirt with the young men
Friend - One who is attached to another by affection one who entertains for another sentiments of esteem, respect and affection, which lead him to Desire his company, and to seek to promote his happiness and prosperity opposed to foe or enemy
Jehoiada - In this he may have been moved by a Desire to save Judah from vassalage to Israel, as much as by zeal for the legitimate worship
Antoine Ozanam - From his student days he was imbued with an ardent Desire to serve the Church and to make known to all the benefits of Christianity
Friend - by opposition to war and a Desire to live at peace with all men
Ecclesiastical Burial - All persons baptized in any of the three ways baptism may be conferred (desire, blood, water) and catechumens or converts, if they have died without baptism through no fault of their own, must be buried ecclesiastically
Mad - ) Excited beyond self-control or the restraint of reason; inflamed by violent or uncontrollable Desire, passion, or appetite; as, to be mad with terror, lust, or hatred; mad against political reform
Narrow - , hemmed in, like a mountain gorge; the way is rendered "narrow" by the Divine conditions, which make it impossible for any to enter who think the entrance depends upon self-merit, or who still incline towards sin, or Desire to continue in evil
Lut - ) To fill to satiety; to satisfy fully the Desire or craving of; to satiate; to sate; to cloy
Talent - ) Inclination; will; disposition; Desire
Eye - , Matthew 20:33 ; of God's power of vision, Hebrews 4:13 ; 1 Peter 3:12 ; of Christ in vision, Revelation 1:14 ; 2:18 ; 19:12 ; of the Holy Spirit in the unity of Godhood with Christ, Revelation 5:6 ; (b) metaphorically, of ethical qualities, evil, Matthew 6:23 ; Mark 7:22 (by metonymy, for envy); singleness of motive, Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34 ; as the instrument of evil Desire, "the principal avenue of temptation," 1 John 2:16 ; of adultery, 2 Peter 2:14 ; (c) metaphorically, of mental vision, Matthew 13:15 ; John 12:40 ; Romans 11:8 ; Galatians 3:1 , where the metaphor of the "evil eye" is altered to a different sense from that of bewitching (the posting up or placarding of an "eye" was used as a charm, to prevent mischief); by Gospel-preaching Christ had been, so to speak, placarded before their "eyes;" the question may be paraphrased, "What evil teachers have been malignly fascinating you?;" Ephesians 1:18 , of the "eyes of the heart," as a means of knowledge. 1, and the writers may have changed the word with a view to distinguishing the simple Desire of the blind man from the tender act of the Lord Himself
Hope - Is the Desire of some good, attended with the possibility, at least of obtaining it; and is enlivened with joy greater or less, according to the probability there is of possessing the object of our hope. It is a compound of Desire, expectation, patience, and joy, Romans 8:24-25
Baptism - Baptism of Desire (flaminis) and of blood (sanguinis) are called such analogically, in that they supply the remission of sin and the regenerative grace, but not the character; the former presupposes perfect charity or love of God (therefore implicitly the Desire for the sacrament), while the latter is simply martyrdom for the sake of Christ or His Church
What - I know what qualities you Desire in a friend that is, I know the qualities which you Desire
Eye - , Matthew 20:33 ; of God's power of vision, Hebrews 4:13 ; 1 Peter 3:12 ; of Christ in vision, Revelation 1:14 ; 2:18 ; 19:12 ; of the Holy Spirit in the unity of Godhood with Christ, Revelation 5:6 ; (b) metaphorically, of ethical qualities, evil, Matthew 6:23 ; Mark 7:22 (by metonymy, for envy); singleness of motive, Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34 ; as the instrument of evil Desire, "the principal avenue of temptation," 1 John 2:16 ; of adultery, 2 Peter 2:14 ; (c) metaphorically, of mental vision, Matthew 13:15 ; John 12:40 ; Romans 11:8 ; Galatians 3:1 , where the metaphor of the "evil eye" is altered to a different sense from that of bewitching (the posting up or placarding of an "eye" was used as a charm, to prevent mischief); by Gospel-preaching Christ had been, so to speak, placarded before their "eyes;" the question may be paraphrased, "What evil teachers have been malignly fascinating you?;" Ephesians 1:18 , of the "eyes of the heart," as a means of knowledge. 1, and the writers may have changed the word with a view to distinguishing the simple Desire of the blind man from the tender act of the Lord Himself
Will - Will is often quite a different thing from Desire. Disposition inclination Desire. ...
To have ones will, to obtain what is Desired. To wish to Desire
Blessing - ...
Even in ordinary human relationships, to Desire blessing or cursing for another person meant to Desire benefits or calamities for that person (Genesis 27:12; Numbers 22:6; Romans 12:14; James 3:10-11). ...
Since a blessing expressed the Desire for a person’s well-being, it was also used as a formal greeting, even from an inferior to a superior (Genesis 47:7-10)
Quietism - In his view, Desire on man's part to do anything active is an offense against God; the soul, by annihilating itself, returns to its source, the essence of God, and becomes divinized; it need not concern itself about its virtues, death or eternity, heaven or hell
Devotion to the Pure Heart of Mary - Devotion to the pure Heart of Mary was inspired by the love of that Heart for God and man, and also, from the Desire to honor the Immaculate Heart which was a symbol of all that was purest and best, of all heroic virtue, of charity, of purity, of humility
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 12, patronal feast of Mexico and a holy day of obligation there, commemorating the apparition of the Blessed Virgin to an Indian convert, Juan Diego, in 1531, whom she instructed to convey to the bishop her Desire that a chapel be erected in her honor on the spot where she had appeared
Reach - ...
2: ὀρέγω (Strong's #3713 — Verb — orego — or-eg'-om-ahee ) "to reach or stretch out," is rendered "reached after" in 1 Timothy 6:10 , RV; see Desire , B, No
Snare - 1: παγίς (Strong's #3803 — Noun Feminine — pagis — pag-ece' ) "a trap, a snare" (akin to pegnumi, "to fix," and pagideuo, "to ensnare," which see), is used metaphorically of (a) the allurements to evil by which the Devil "ensnares" one, 1 Timothy 3:7 ; 2 Timothy 2:26 ; (b) seductions to evil, which "ensnare" those who "desire to be rich," 1 Timothy 6:9 ; (c) the evil brought by Israel upon themselves by which the special privileges Divinely granted them and centering in Christ, became a "snare" to them, their rejection of Christ and the Gospel being the retributive effect of their apostasy, Romans 11:9 ; (d) of the sudden judgments of God to come upon those whose hearts are "overcharged with sufeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life," Luke 21:35 (ver
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B — 2: αἰτέω (Strong's #154 — Verb — aiteo — ahee-teh'-o ) "to ask," is translated "to make request" in Colossians 1:9 , RV (AV, "to Desire")
Emulation - This passion involves in it esteem of the person whose attainments or conduct we emulate, of the qualities and actions in which we emulate him, and a Desire of resemblance, together with a joy springing from the hope of success
Self-Examination - With a Desire of amendment
Sanctify, Sanctification - Sanctification is the process by which the Holy Spirit makes us more like Christ in all that we do, think, and Desire
Nicodemus - Most of the Jewish leaders arrogantly rejected Jesus’ teaching, but Nicodemus had a sincere Desire to know the truth
Bosom - ) Inclination; Desire
Jealousy - This jealousy is the indication of Jehovah’s Desire to maintain the purity of the spiritual relation between Himself and His people
Ripe - It also describes his Desire for Israel to be like she was when she came out of Egypt, happy in freedom, and content to walk with GOD
Longings: of the Soul Often Painful - Even thus the new-born nature, stirred in its inmost depths with longings suitable to its celestial origin, aspires after the joys of heaven, stretching all its wings to soar towards perfection; but alas! we who are in this body do groan, we find the flesh to be a prison, and so the more we long the more we pine, and pining we sigh and cry, and wound our hearts with insatiable Desires and bleeding discontents. The pangs of strong Desire for the presence of the Lord in glory, who among believers has not felt them? Who among us has not found our flight upward brought to a painful pause by the stern facts of flesh and blood, and earth and sin? ...
Guadalupe, Feast of Our Lady of - December 12, patronal feast of Mexico and a holy day of obligation there, commemorating the apparition of the Blessed Virgin to an Indian convert, Juan Diego, in 1531, whom she instructed to convey to the bishop her Desire that a chapel be erected in her honor on the spot where she had appeared
Heap - When the neighbor Desired to show special kindness to the one who wanted the coals, she would give an extra amount of these hot coals and fill the vessel that was carried on the head of her neighbor. By this she revealed her Desire to be more than an ordinary helper
Herod Antipas - This led to the death of John the Baptist by her Desire, as recorded in scripture; and also to his being attacked and defeated with great loss by Aretas
Lebanon - The Lord is telling us by this figure that though a sinner in his Desire to obtain forgiveness should gather together in one pile all the burnable material on this huge mountain, and then kill all the animals that lived on that huge mountain, that sacrifice would not be sufficient to put away one sin
Caprasius Presbyter at Lerins - Having a great Desire to become a hermit, he distributed his goods to the poor and with St
Geography - Motivated by a Desire to spread Christianity, missionaries of the Dominican, Franciscan, Jesuit, and other orders who were the pioneers of scientific geography discovered and opened up new territories, while other Catholic scholars by their progress in the auxiliary sciences contributed much to geographical theory
Nebuchadnezzar - And those who do not Desire to be wise above what is written, will do well to accept of this and all the other parts of sacred Scripture in the Lord's own way, referring all into his sovereign decree, "who worketh all things according to the purpose of his own will
Epicureans - They should aim for maximum contentment through living calmly and avoiding all pain, Desire, unpleasant feelings and superstitious fears
Issachar - But its Desire for prosperity meant that, except for one notable victory, it had to submit to the Canaanite people
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Jeremiah 17:14 (a) In this way Jeremiah expressed his great Desire for the Lord to minister comfort to his heart; his spirit was sore broken by the way he had been treated by the people whom he came to help. ...
Matthew 13:15 (a) GOD expresses His Desire to restore Israel, but they reject His offer and prefer to stay as slaves to the invader and live in rebellion to their Lord
Zeal - " Sometimes it is taken for anger and indignation; sometimes, for vehement Desire. Phinehas is commended for having expressed much zeal against those wicked persons that violated the law of the Lord, Numbers 25:11 ; Numbers 25:13 ; and in Psalms 69:9 , the psalmist says, "The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up;" my earnest Desire to have all things duly ordered about thy worship, and my just displeasure and indignation at all abuses in it, have wasted my natural moisture and vital spirits
Juan Mariana - Mariana was again in difficulties owing to his Desire to make changes in the Jesuit constitutions
Mariana, Juan - Mariana was again in difficulties owing to his Desire to make changes in the Jesuit constitutions
Question, Roman - The problem of reconciling the inalienable right of the Holy See to temporal sovereignty with the natural Desire of the Italians for a united nation with Rome as the Capital, since the necessary conditions of this sovereignty would be immunity from subjection to any civilruler, and civiljurisdiction over a state or sovereign territory
Tiberius - It was clear that he did not Desire the succession of his stepson Tiberius, who was reserved, morose, and unlovable
Free Agency - Is the power of following one's inclination, or whatever the soul does, with the full bent of preference and Desire
Generous Feeling: Towards Brethren - The Desire to honour others and to give others a fair opportunity to rise should lead ministers of distinction to give place to less eminent men to whom it may be of essential service to become better known
Have - ) To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to Desire; to require
Earring - ...
Ezekiel 16:12 (a) We learn from this that the Lord gave His people ears that love to hear His voice, and Desire to know His Word and to obey His will
Watch - ...
Psalm 130:6 (b) This is emblematic of an earnest heart's Desire for the return of the Lord
Mourning - God does not Desire those who are bereaved to be without feeling: the Lord wept at the grave of Lazarus, but He would have reality in all things
Authorized Version - This spirit is evidenced in their Address to the King, wherein they speak of Popish persons who Desire still to keep the people in ignorance and darkness
Incline - To lean in a moral sense to have a propension to be disposed to have some wish or Desire
Apostleship of the Sea - The coordinating Council of the Society and the Apostleship of the Sea provides a general clearing-house for all Catholic sailor-service activities and apostleship organizing machinery, and is at the disposal of all Catholic organizations and of individual Catholics who Desire to help sailors
Predestine, Predestination - ...
Predestination maintains that God is the one who decides who will be saved (Romans 9:16) and that it is not up to the Desire of the person (John 1:13)
Onesimus - This letter had all the good success he could Desire
Have - ) To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to Desire; to require
Blasphemy Against the Holy Ghost - While on the other hand the vilest blasphemer, who feels the relenting of godly sorrow for his sins, and the Desire to confess them at the Savior's feet, may be sure of realizing the truth of Christ's word
Roman Question - The problem of reconciling the inalienable right of the Holy See to temporal sovereignty with the natural Desire of the Italians for a united nation with Rome as the Capital, since the necessary conditions of this sovereignty would be immunity from subjection to any civilruler, and civiljurisdiction over a state or sovereign territory
Sea, Apostleship of the - The coordinating Council of the Society and the Apostleship of the Sea provides a general clearing-house for all Catholic sailor-service activities and apostleship organizing machinery, and is at the disposal of all Catholic organizations and of individual Catholics who Desire to help sailors
Pothinus, Bishop of Lyons, Martyr - Who consecrated him, and in what year, is unknown, though a Desire to find an apostolic foundation has suggested to different writers the names of SS
Mad - Inflamed to excess with Desire excited with violent and unreasonable passion or appetite infatuated followed properly by after
Pride - ) Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness; hence, lust; sexual Desire; esp
Affection - Desire inclination propensity, good or evil as, virtuous or vile affections
Babel - The tower was to be very high 'unto heaven,' not with any thought of reaching heaven, but it declared the lofty imagination of man's heart in the Desire to make them a name, and to form a gathering point, which would prevent their being scattered
Edge - ) Sharpness; readiness of fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of Desire
Thirst - Psalm 42:2 (a) It describes the deep Desires of the heart for GOD, a longing for His presence, and the craving for His fellowship. ...
Revelation 7:16 (b) The word signifies that those who are in Heaven with GOD have every longing and Desire satisfied
Leaven - Paul, 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 , expresses his Desire that the faithful should celebrate the Christian passover with unleavened bread; which, figuratively, signifies sincerity and truth
Ear - The Psalmist says, in the person of the Messiah, "Sacrifice and offering thou didst not Desire; mine ears hast thou opened
Providence - He provideth for the raven his food, and satisfieth the Desire of every living thing
Scapula, Proconsul of Africa - Scapula, a proconsul of Africa, with whom Tertullian remonstrated for his persecution of the Christians; not because the Christians feared martyrdom, but solely because their love for their enemies made them Desire to save them from the guilt of shedding innocent blood
Book - The fragments readable outside would excite curiosity and the Desire to read the whole. ...
Precisely the nature of God's roll of inspired Scripture, the successive parts being unfolded as God's grand scheme of redemption develops itself; the parts revealed whetting the Desire for more and more, until the whole stands forth in its finally consummated perfection
Joseph ii, Emperor - His Desire to make Austria dominant in central Europe led to the Bavarian War of Succession, the first partition of Poland, and an alliance with Russia against the Turks in 1788
Josephinism - His Desire to make Austria dominant in central Europe led to the Bavarian War of Succession, the first partition of Poland, and an alliance with Russia against the Turks in 1788
Prophetess - Paul encouraged all believers to Desire to prophesy (1 Corinthians 14:1 ), that is, to offer speech which builds up the church (1 Corinthians 14:5 )
Extort, Extortion, Extortioner - ...
B — 2: πλεονεξία (Strong's #4124 — Noun Feminine — pleonexia — pleh-on-ex-ee'-ah ) "covetousness, Desire for advantage," is rendered "extortion" in 2 Corinthians 9:5 , RV, (AV and RV marg
Sincerity - But such deceive themselves, for a tree is known by its fruits; and true godly sincerity will evidence itself by serious inquiry, impartial examination, Desire of instruction, unprejudiced judgment, devotedness of spirit, and uniformity of conduct
Hephzibah - ...
Indeed Hezekiah's Desire of life in that sickness was mainly because, being childless then, he was leaving no successor to the kingdom (Josephus); to which God's words may refer, "set thine house in order," i
Passion - ) The state of the mind when it is powerfully acted upon and influenced by something external to itself; the state of any particular faculty which, under such conditions, becomes extremely sensitive or uncontrollably excited; any emotion or sentiment (specifically, love or anger) in a state of abnormal or controlling activity; an extreme or inordinate Desire; also, the capacity or susceptibility of being so affected; as, to be in a passion; the passions of love, hate, jealously, wrath, ambition, avarice, fear, etc
Anger - This passion however varies in degrees of violence, and in ingenuous minds, may be attended only with a Desire to reprove or chide the offender
Gregory i, Pope Saint - His Desire was realized when he sent Saint Augustine, with a band of missionaries to England, c590 Upon his election to the papacy, he published a work on episcopal duties, which was used for centuries
Gregory the Great, Pope Saint - His Desire was realized when he sent Saint Augustine, with a band of missionaries to England, c590 Upon his election to the papacy, he published a work on episcopal duties, which was used for centuries
Cord - ...
Psalm 2:3 (b) It refers to the restraining influence of GOD which the wicked kings of earth Desire to dispel. ...
Isaiah 5:18 (b) This is a type of the evil Desires of the human heart which crave wicked and sinful practices
Flesh - ) In a bad sense, tendency to transient or physical pleasure; Desire for sensual gratification; carnality
Cool - To moderate excitement of temper to allay, as passion of any kind to calm, as anger to abate, as love to moderate, as Desire, zeal or ardor to render indifferent
Expectation - Hope originates in Desire,and may exist with little or no ground of belief that the Desired event will arrive
Apostolic Schools - Name given to institutions, founded as preparatory schools for boys or young men of insufficient means, who Desire to enter a missionary order, or to join the secular clergy with the intention of laboring in a mission field
Thomas - In the character of Thomas we observe a Desire for a sufficient evidence of facts. He had doubted the resurrection, and described the kind of proof he required; but, when the Lord appeared, and showed by his address to him that he knew his thoughts, then the apostle naturally Desired nothing more
Sacristan Emperor - His Desire to make Austria dominant in central Europe led to the Bavarian War of Succession, the first partition of Poland, and an alliance with Russia against the Turks in 1788
Schools, Apostolic - Name given to institutions, founded as preparatory schools for boys or young men of insufficient means, who Desire to enter a missionary order, or to join the secular clergy with the intention of laboring in a mission field
Simplicianus, Saint, Bishop of Milan - 386, became acquainted with Simplician, whose account of the conversion of Victorinus awakened an eager Desire to follow his example (Conf
Wealth - Although Jesus did not tell all his followers to get rid of their wealth, he warned of the consequences of putting the Desire for wealth before devotion to God or concern for others (Matthew 6:19-21; Luke 12:16-21; Luke 16:19-25). ...
Christians have to be alert constantly to the dangers associated with money, as the Desire for it can lead to spiritual ruin (Proverbs 11:28; 1 Timothy 6:9-10)
Benevolence - —The disposition which sets itself to Desire steadfastly the welfareand happiness of others. The Divine image is not so marred in any man as to destroy the intention and Desire to do good to relations and friends (Matthew 5:46; Matthew 7:11, Luke 6:33; Luke 11:13), but the benevolence of the Christian heart is to be a kindly feeling towards all without exception (Matthew 5:44, Luke 6:27; Luke 6:35)
Favor - ...
Râtsôn (רָצֹן, Strong's #7522), “favor; goodwill; acceptance; will; Desire; pleasure. When a man does according to his own “will,” he does “what he Desires”: “I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his willand became great” ( Desire” or “what one wants” (cf
Imprecatory Psalms - Hatred being excluded, a Desire for just vengeance and reparation to be executed by the Almighty is not in itself unlawful
Perfection - 2 Corinthians 13:9 (a) Paul had a great Desire for the blessing of the saints, and especially in their ability to serve GOD with valor, confound the enemy with intelligence, and depend upon GOD firmly and strongly for all their needs
Rather - See Desire , B, No
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1 Thessalonians 5:19 (a) It is the Desire of our Lord that we should not in any way hinder the work of the Spirit of GOD in other people
Gnashing of Teeth - This does not detract from the force of the warning, but rather the pictorial element is added because of the Speaker’s passionate Desire to make the terrific consequences of sin vivid and memorable in order to the salvation of those that heard Him, and to deter them and us from the course that would lead to such a fearful end
Life: Spiritual - They possess all the externals of religion, and every outward morality that you could Desire; they behave with great propriety, they keep their places, and there is no outward difference between them and the true believer, except upon the vital point, the life which no power on earth can possibly confer
Quarrel - ) Earnest Desire or longing
Demand - ) A diligent seeking or search; manifested want; Desire to possess; request; as, a demand for certain goods; a person's company is in great demand
Find - ) To gain, as the object of Desire or effort; as, to find leisure; to find means
Stretch - ...
Isaiah 28:20 (b) This represents the Desire and the actions of a man who is seeking to accommodate his life and his faith to some proposition which he has devised, or which he has learned from some false teacher
Sharpen - To render more keen to make more eager for food or for any gratification as, to sharpen the appetite to sharpen a Desire
na'Both - ) It thus became an object of Desire to the king, who offered an equivalent in money or another vineyard
Publius, a Solitary - At first all his fellow-coenobites were Greeks; but the native Syrians having expressed a Desire to join the society, he built another house for them, and between the two erected a church common to both, where each might attend matins and evensong, singing alternately in their own language
Earnest, Earnestness, Earnestly - (2) In 1 Corinthians 12:31 ; 14:1,39 , zeloo, "to be zealous about," is translated "desire earnestly. " See Desire
Envy (2) - A comparison of the two feelings, jealousy and envy, readily shows the distinctive character of each: ‘Jealousy is the malign feeling which is often had toward a rival, or possible rival, for the possession of that which we greatly Desire, as in love or ambition. Envy is a similar feeling toward one, whether rival or not, who already possesses that which we greatly Desire. Apparently jealousy (ζῆλος) ‘may assume two shapes; either that of a Desire to make war upon the good which it beholds in another, and thus to trouble that good, and make it less; or, where it has not vigour and energy enough to attempt the making of it less, there may be at least the wishing of it less
Barrenness - Abstracted from this consideration, I see in the history of Moses details of actions, some trifling, some even offensive, pursued at a length (when compared with the whole) singularly disproportionate; while things which the angels would Desire to look into are passed over and forgotten. The Seed of the woman, that was to bruise the serpent's head, Genesis 3:15 , however indistinctly understood, (and probably it was understood very indistinctly,) was the one thing longed for in the families of old; was ‘the Desire of all nations,' as the Prophet Haggai expressly calls it, Haggai 2:7 ; and, provided they could accomplish this Desire, they (like others, when urged by an overpowering motive) were often reckless of the means, and rushed upon deeds which they could not defend
Oxford Movement - The attempts since the time of Elizabeth to satisfy all parties within the Established Church, and the State supremacy, had left it far from such a norm, and it was the Desire of the Oxford leaders to bring it back
Require - " See Desire , Note (2), ENDEAVOR , GO , Note (2) (a), SEEK
Envy, Envying - The distinction lies in this, that "envy" Desires to deprive another of what he has, "jealousy" Desires to have the same or the same sort of thing for itself. See AFFECT , COVET , Desire , JEALOUS , ZEALOUS
Bull - ) To be in heat; to manifest sexual Desire as cows do
Rape - This account reveals the mind of the rapist whose uncontrolled Desire quickly turned to fierce hatred for his victim (2 Samuel 13:15 )
Bosom - Inclination Desire
Heifer - It was GOD's Desire to bring Israel back into a place of blessing, but she resisted, refused and held back
Concubines - These were a class of inferior wives: they were at times personal servants given by wives to their husbands from their great Desire for children, who then accounted the children of the servant as their own, as it was with Rachel and Leah
He - Thy Desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee
Gadarenes - "Depart from us, for we Desire not the knowledge of thy ways!" (Job 21:14) And awful to say, but too true to be questioned, such is the language of every man's heart by nature
Jehoiachin - For this was the great Desire of all the tribes of Israel; and for the accomplishment of which they all earnestly longed for a numerous progeny of children
Rather - Correct speakers and writers generally use would in all such phrases I would rather, I prefer I Desire in preference
Relieve - We all Desire to be relieved from anxiety and from heavy taxes
Canticles -
The mystical interpretation owes its origin to the Desire to find a literal basis of fact for the allegorical
Homosexuality - Homosexual Desires or feelings are never mentioned as such in Scripture, but homosexual behavior is strongly condemned as a deviation from God's will for human beings. Therefore, it stands to reason that any homosexual inclination, feeling, or Desire must be seriously dealt with as a potentially dangerous temptation much like those temptations of a heterosexual nature such as the Desire to commit fornication or adultery
Vengeance - An injured party's Desire for retribution or repayment from those who harmed him or to demonstrate his innocence against false accusations. Divine vengeance in the Old Testament is not to be understood as God's Desire for self-gratification in exacting punishment, but as an expression of displeasure over all unrighteousness to restore the original balance (Joel 3:19-21 )
Repentance - The Greek word most frequently used in the New Testament for repentance properly denotes an afterthought, or the soul recollecting its own actings; and that in such a manner as to produce sorrow in the review, and a Desire of amendment. A legal repentance flows only from a sense of danger and fear of wrath; but an evangelical repentance is a true mourning for sin, and an earnest Desire of deliverance from it
Struggles of Soul - Soon after, when asked for a sign, He ‘sighed deeply in spirit’ (ἀναστενάξας τῷ πνεύματι, Mark 8:12), distracted by His Desire to win the nation and His purpose not to use any illegitimate means (cf. His dread of encouraging curiosity or wrong belief by His miracles (John 4:48) came in conflict with His Desire to help and comfort; and when the Evangelists call attention to compassion as the motive of His performing a miracle, we may conclude that there had been such a struggle of soul (Matthew 14:14; Matthew 15:32; Matthew 20:34, Mark 1:41, Luke 7:13). So also this feeling of sympathy came in conflict with His Desire for rest and privacy (Matthew 9:30, Mark 1:44; Mark 6:31)
Wealth And Materialism - This was a sign of his Desire to follow Christ. The Desire for money has a way of enslaving the person seeking it. The pursuit of wealth as an end in itself, or the Desire for luxury and personal indulgence are evidences of materialism
Covetousness - Strong Desire to have that which belongs to another
Forgiveness - "This, " says an ingenious writer, "was a lesson so new, and utterly unknown till taught by his doctrines and enforced by his example, that the wisest moralists of the wisest nations and ages represented the Desire of revenge as a mark of a noble mind; but how much more magnanimous, how much more beneficial to mankind, is forgiveness! It is more magnanimous, because every generous and exalted disposition of the human mind is requisite to the practice of it; and it is the most beneficial, because it puts an end to an eternal succession of injuries and retaliation
Ear - To turn the ears toward wisdom (Proverbs 2:2 ) was to Desire understanding
Beatitudes - To “hunger and thirst after righteousness” signifies the strong Desire to become more Christ-like (Matthew 5:6 )
Bathing - It is probably safe to say that the masses of people in both the Old Testament and New Testament had neither the privacy nor the Desire for bathing as we know it today
Honey - Honey is a type of all that is good and best in the human heart and which some Desire to offer as a sacrifice for sin
Vow - A promise made to God of doing some good thing or abstaining from some lawful enjoyment, under the influence of gratitude for divine goodness, of imminent danger, the apprehension of future evils, or the Desire of future blessings
Proconsul - In conformity with his Desire to keep all the real power in his own hands, while the semblance was left in the hands of the Senate, the governors of Imperial provinces were given humble titles such as legati Augusti pro praetore, etc
Malchus, a Hermit in Syria - As life advanced he Desired to revisit his home. of Antioch, in whose company Jerome came from Italy in 374; and the story of the aged hermit confirmed Jerome in his Desire for the life in the desert, on which he entered in 375 (Hieron
Ananias - This Desire may have prompted Ananias to take such a personal interest in the case of Paul (Acts 24:1-2 ), since some Roman authorities suspected the apostle of sedition against Rome (Acts 21:38 )
Montmartre - Motivated by a like Desire to make expiation, a new confraternity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was established in Montmartre, 1876, and in 1894 was privileged to incorporate into itself other confraternities, of like name and object, throughout the world
Frederick ii - His Desire of reestablishing the imperial power in northern Italy was opposed by a league of the Italian cities and also by the Holy See, as it endangered the liberties of the Papal States
Gethsemane - I would Desire grace, that by faith I might often visit Gethsemane; and while traversing the hallowed ground, call to mind, that here it was Jesus entered upon that soul-conflict with the powers of darkness, which, when finished, completed the salvation of his people
Purim - An introductory fast was subsequently appointed on the 13th, commemorating that of Esther and of the Jews by her Desire before she ventured into Abasuerus' presence (Esther 4:16)
Kidron - The greatest Desire of the Jews is to be buried there, from the idea that the Kidron is the "valley of Jehoshaphat" mentioned in Joel 3:2
Envy - A painful or resentful awareness of another's advantage joined with the Desire to possess the same advantage
Preexistence of Souls - This claim may stem from Josephus' Desire to portray Jewish sects as the counterparts of Greek philosophical schools
Earnest - The Corinthians' earnest Desire for Paul's welfare comforted him (2 Corinthians 7:7 )
Jabesh (1) - The carrying into execution the oath at the close of the war was mainly influenced by the Desire to provide wives for Benjamin, as their oath precluded themselves from giving their daughters
Communion (2) - and an earnest Desire for heaven and glory, 2 Timothy 4:7-8
Hope - It makes us Desire eternal life or the possession of God and gives us the confidence of receiving the grace necessary to arrive at this possession
Lot (2) - The folly of unreadiness, of the longing for things left behind, of the Desire to retain a transient little in the face of impending judgment and at the cost of a greater and eternal loss, is the lesson He would teach in connexion with His Parousia, from the remembrance of Lot’s wife
Bless - To pronounce a wish of happiness to one to express a wish or Desire of happiness
Lunatic - And one feature in respect to the disease of lunacy was very prominent and striking, namely, that the poor creature, under possession of Satan had no Desire in himself for a cure
Candle - Some splendid Christians are either so busy in their work, or so filled with the Desire for ease and pleasure that they do not testify for their Lord as brightly and as constantly as they should, and could
Cold - Not heated by sensual Desire
Content - Rest or quietness of the mind in the present condition satisfaction which holds the mind in peace, restraining complaint, opposition, or further Desire, and often implying a moderate degree of happiness
Earnest - Ardent in the pursuit of an object eager to obtain having a longing Desire warmly engaged or incited
Gibeon - In the days of Solomon, before the temple was built, the tabernacle was pitched at Gibeon, and thither Solomon went and offered a thousand sacrifices, and there God appeared to him in a dream, and gave him the Desire of his heart — wisdom and understanding
Infirmity - These may be permitted to humble us; to animate our vigilance; perhaps that newly convinced sinners might not be discouraged by a sight of such perfection they might despair of ever attaining to; to keep us prayerful and dependent; to prevent those honours which some would be ready to give to human nature rather than to God; and, lastly, to excite in us a continual Desire for heaven
England, John - Having expressed a Desire for missionary life in America, he was named Bishop of Charleston and consecrated in Cork, September 21, 1820
Anna - Her Desire, like the Psalmist’s (Psalms 27:4), was to dwell always in the house of God, though it is hardly likely that a woman would be allowed literally to dwell within the sacred precincts
Load - 24:25 maśśâ' bears a unique meaning: “Will it not be on the day when I take from them their stronghold, the joy of their pride, the Desire of their eyes, and their heart’s delight [1], their sons and their daughters … (NASB)
Lord's Prayer, - It embodies every possible Desire of a praying heart, a whole world of spiritual requirements; yet all in the most simple, condensed and humble form, resembling, in this respect, a pearl on which the light of heaven plays
Maran-Atha - " The character of the context, however, indicates that the Apostle is making a statement rather than expressing a Desire or uttering a prayer. ...
As to the reason why it was used, most probably it was a current ejaculation among early Christians, as embodying the consummation of their Desires
Valentinianus (2) - Ambrose's treatise, de Obitu Valentiniani Consolatio , §§ 51–56, shews how Ambrose rose superior to any hard mechanical view of the sacraments and recognized the sincere will and Desire as equivalent to the deed (cf
Rebekah - No doubt this story is a late Jewish legend, arising from the Desire to find the history of the two peoples Israel and Edom foreshadowed in the lives of their progenitors. Fearing lest the beauty of his wife might excite the Desire of the king of Gerar and so lead to his own death, Isaac passed her off as his sister a course of action which led him into difficulties with Abimelech ( Genesis 26:10 )
Please, Pleasing, Well-Pleasing, Pleasure - ...
A — 4: θέλω (Strong's #2309 — Verb — thelo — ) "to will, wish, Desire," is translated "it pleased (Him)" in 1 Corinthians 12:18 ; 15:38 , RV. See Desire , B, No
Tiberius (2) - Augustus had a dislike to Tiberius, and did not Desire his succession. This obvious Desire to use Tiberius selfishly, for his own ends, embittered the life of the latter, and in b
Love to God - Is a divine principle implanted in the mind by the Holy Spirit, whereby we reverence, esteem, Desire, and delight in Him as the chief good. In a Desire to be like God
Haggai - God is going to shake the heavens and the earth: "the Desire of all nations shall come" — doubtless referring to Christ in an objective sense. The latter glory will be when Christ, "the Desire of all nations," shall come to it, and in that place He will give peace
Love - In a general sense to be pleased with to regard with affection, on account of some qualities which excite pleasing sensations or Desire of gratification. Love between the sexes, is a compound affection, consisting of esteem, benevolence, and animal Desire
Will - The personal attachment of one's being (heart), the direction of one's Desires (soul), and the totality of one's devotion (might) have true meaning if there is personal freedom to love God by volitional choice (Deuteronomy 30:15-20 ; cf. This restored relationship was evidenced by God's Desire for and pleasure with freewill offerings (Exodus 35:29 ; Leviticus 23:18 ). God's will or Desire is perfect, but it is large enough to incorporate and circumvent human will where necessary (Acts 2:23 ). Divine will is primarily revealed to humans as the Desire to offer salvation. Once a person chooses the will of God over his or her own Desires, much of what transpires is closely related to the cross
Ambition - It thus means to have such a Desire as to make one go out of one’s way to satisfy it, and, in a secondary sense, denotes the object which arouses such Desire and effort. He was always rebuking (1) inordinate Desires for any kind of selfish satisfaction, whether they were associated with greed (John 6:27 ‘food that perisheth’; Luke 6:24, and esp. Luke 12:15-21) or with pride (Matthew 6:1-4 ‘glory of men,’ Matthew 20:25-28 ‘lord it,’ Matthew 23:5-12 ‘seen of men and called Rabbi’); or (2) even a high-placed Desire if it was held thoughtlessly and without counting the cost (Luke 14:28-33 the builder and the king who failed in their ambition; Mark 10:35-40 the sons of Zebedee who ‘knew not what they asked’)
Ask - See BEG , CALL FOR, CRAVE , Desire , REQUIRE. It is used of a king in making request from another king, Luke 14:32 ; of the Pharisee who "desired" Christ that He would eat with him, an indication of the inferior conception he had of Christ, Luke 7:36 ; cp. See BESEECH , Desire , INTREAT , PRAY , REQUEST. See DEMAND , Desire , QUESTION
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In respect of agapao as used of God, it expresses the deep and constant "love" and interest of a perfect Being towards entirely unworthy objects, producing and fostering a reverential "love" in them towards the Giver, and a practical "love" towards those who are partakers of the same, and a Desire to help others to seek the Giver. ...
Again, to "love" (phileo) life, from an undue Desire to preserve it, forgetful of the real object of living, meets with the Lord's reproof, John 12:25 . ...
Note: In Mark 12:38 , AV, thelo, "to wish," is translated "love" (RV, "desire")
Worldliness - ’ Here it is seen that the world exerts its downward pull upon human nature principally in two ways: by the Desire (ἐπιθυμία) it excites, and by the false confidence (ἀλαζονεία) it inspires. (a) First, there is the Desire ‘of the flesh’, the appetite for physical gratification. But a subtler appeal is to the Desire ‘of the eyes,’ which brings a higher range of material interests into view. John calls ‘the vainglory of life’-the delusive satisfaction, the baseless sense of security (atheistic) or of superiority (egoistic) which the attainment of worldly Desire engenders. Successful achievement, the possession of external wealth, or still more of personal gifts and qualities which are an object of Desire and envy to others, produce a feeling and attitude of arrogant superiority towards one’s fellows, and of self-idolatry in relation to God
Deborah - Deborah's authority under God was evidenced by Barak's Desire to have her present with him in the army camp (Judges 4:8 ,Judges 4:8,4:14 ) and by the testimony to her leadership in the song (Judges 5:7 ,Judges 5:7,5:12 ,Judges 5:12,5:15 )
Moral Good - God, the source of all created being and goodness, is also the last end of man, the Supreme Good "Who satisfieth thy Desire" (Psalms 103)
Kadesh - From this place, in compliance with the Desire of the people, Moses sent forth "twelve spies" to spy the land
Covetousness - An unreasonable Desire after that we have not, with a dissatisfaction with what we have
Kadesh - From this place, in compliance with the Desire of the people, Moses sent forth "twelve spies" to spy the land
Hoshea - Sargon, who came to the throne just before the surrender, had no Desire to experiment with more vassal kings, and set an Assyrian governor over the wasted province
Thessalo'Nians, Second Epistle to the, - In the Second Epistle, on the other hand, his leading motive seems to have been the Desire of correcting errors in the church of Thessalonica
Open - It is the Lord's Desire that we do the same toward Him
Philemon, Theology of - Paul's ultimate Desire was that a new sociological relationship would emerge based on this reciprocal spiritual reality
Good, Moral - God, the source of all created being and goodness, is also the last end of man, the Supreme Good "Who satisfieth thy Desire" (Psalms 103)
Spikenard - What so humble, low, despised, and overlooked as Jesus, though the plant of renown? (Ezekiel 34:29) "There was no beauty that we should Desire him"—and yet what fragrancy, like the sweet incense of his blood and righteousness, to perfume the persons and offerings of his people? So his church; what more contemptible in the eyes of the great ones of the earth?—or his gospel, what more despised and set at nought? Yet how lovely, and how fragrant, in the view of Jesus! Hear what Jesus saith,"How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse; how much better is thy love than wine, and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!" (Song of Song of Solomon 4:10) Oh, for grace to echo back to such matchless grace—While the king sitteth at his table—while his grace and the influences of his Holy Spirit, are calling forth into lively exercise those blessed principles he himself hath planted in my heart—"my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof
Seal - " (Song of Song of Solomon 8:6) Some have thought that this is the Desire of Christ, to be set as a seal upon the arm and in the heart of the church, and for the same reasons. But be this as it may the Scripture sense of sealing is the same; Christ Desires his church, and his church Desires her Christ, that there may be such a nearness, and connection, and union, and intimacy between them as is formed between those where the arm is always lifted up to protect and help, and the heart hath an everlasting impression in love abiding, so that the person and interest is never taken off from the mind
Edge - Sharpness of mind or appetite keenness intenseness of Desire fitness for action or operation as the edge of appetite or hunger
Advocate - Modern translators often use “advocate” to refer to Job's Desire for a heavenly attorney to plead his case even though he die (Job 16:19 )
Concubine - The practice of having concubines probably grew out of a Desire for numerous offspring, and this also was one support of polygamy: when there was a plurality of wives, some were placed in an inferior grade
Mount Sinai - Hence the apostle Paul (to the Galatian church, who seemed ignorant of this trembling of soul, who seemed ignorant from not having been sufficiently humbled under a sense of sin; and were running back to a covenant of works for justification,) cries out, "Tell me, ye that Desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?" (Galatians 4:21
Bad - , Mark 7:21 , "thoughts;" 1 Corinthians 15:33 , "company;" Colossians 3:5 , "desire;" 1 Timothy 6:10 , "all kinds of evil;" 1 Peter 3:9 , "evil for evil;" (b) in the sense of what is injurious or baneful, e
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B — 2: αὐτόματος (Strong's #844 — Adjective — automatos — ow-tom'-at-os ) from autos, "self," and a root ma--, signifying "desire," denotes of oneself, moved by one's own impulse
Revenge - The passion which is excited by an injury done or an affront given the Desire of inflicting pain on one who has done an injury as, to glut revenge
Voice - I Desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice
Word - I Desire not the reader should take my word
Marana And Cyra - Fired with a Desire to visit holy sites, they made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, not eating once on the journey nor as they returned, and only breaking their fast at Jerusalem
Humility - Philosophers who write of the contempt of glory do yet Desire the glory of writing well, and those who read their compositions would not lose the glory of having read them. We are so presumptuous as that we Desire to be known to all the world; and even to those who are not to come into the world till we have left it
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Romans 1:27 (a) The word is used here to indicate a wild, unrestrained Desire that was fed and nourished by the sinner. ...
2 Corinthians 11:29 (b) The word in this passage describes the deep Desire in the soul of the servant of GOD for the blessing of others
Brahmins - Hence Krishnu, in his discourse to Urjoonu, praises the man "who forsaketh every Desire that entereth into his heart; who is happy of himself; who is without affection; who rejoiceth not either in good or evil; who, like the tortoise, can restrain his members from their wonted purpose; to whom pleasure and pain, gold, iron, and stones, are the same. " The person whose very nature, say they, is absorbed in divine meditation; whose life is like a sweet sleep, unconscious and undisturbed; who does not even Desire God, and who is thus changed into the image of the ever blessed; obtains absorption into Brumhu
Symmachus, Bishop of Rome - Himself an Arian, Theodoric evidently had no Desire to intervene personally in the disputes of the Catholics, declaring it his sole Desire that they should agree among themselves and order be restored at Rome
Immortality - They argue on the one hand from the substantiality and especially spirituality of the human soul, on the other from man's innate natural Desire of perfect happiness, and from an adequate sanction for the moral law
Euphrates - , "the river of Desire"), which rises near Ararat, on the northern slope of Ala-tagh
Anathema - It is simply a vehement expression of feeling, showing how strong was his Desire for the salvation of his people
Florentius, a Chief Minister of State at Constantinople - 60), and disclaimed all Desire to dogmatize, or to forget his position as a layman; but he took a very leading and authoritative part in the discussion, and manifested a strong leaning towards the acquittal of Eutyches
Fear - Is that uneasiness of mind which arises from an apprehension of danger, attended with a Desire of avoiding it
Concubine - The Desire of offspring in the Jew was associated with the hope of the promised Redeemer
Cabbalists - ...
To ascertain the native sense of the sacred writers, however momentous and valuable, was no object of their Desire
Preface - My Desire is that this book will help give the kind of help that will encourage people to read and enjoy the Bible
Mind - Inclination will Desire a sense much used, but expressing less than settled purpose as in the common phrases, "I wish to know your mind " "let me know your mind " "he had a mind to go " "he has a partner to his mind
Heaven - " We also read, "I have a Desire to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better
Country - ...
They Desire a better country, a heavenly
Gibeon - The statement of the parallel passage, 2 Chronicles 1:3 , that the ark was placed here at the time, is probably due merely to the Desire of the Chronicler to explain Solomon’s sacrificing there in the light of the Deuteronomic legislation
Steps - He walks with Him and talks with Him, and his Desire is to be like his Lord
Joy - When it is moderate, it is called gladness; when raised on a sudden to the highest degree, it is then exultation or transport; when we limit our Desires by our possessions, it is contentment; when our Desires are raised high, and yet accomplished, this is called satisfaction; when our joy is derived from some comical occasion or amusement, it is mirth; if it arise from considerable opposition that is vanquished in the pursuit of the good we Desire, it is then called triumph; when joy has so long possessed the mind that it is settled into a temper, we call it cheerfulness; when we rejoice upon the account of any good which others obtain, it may be called sympathy or congratulation
Isdigerdes ii, King of Persia - Isdigerd's attempt to convert Armenia to Zoroastrianism was manifestly dictated by a Desire to detach the country from the Christian Roman empire
Dew - But what I more particularly Desire to notice respecting the dew is, the gracious condescension of the Lord, in resembling his blessings on his people to the figure of the dew
Needy Person - ” The same radicals appear in Akkadian (“to wish”), Arabic (“to refuse”), Aramaic (“to want”), and Egyptian (“to Desire”)
Naphtali - Under Barak, their general, they and the Zebulunites fought with distinguished bravery against the army of Jabin the younger; and at the Desire of Gideon they pursued the Midianites, Judges 4:10 ; Judges 5:18 ; Judges 7:23
Offer - By an offer we manifest a Desire to buy
Prayer - They must Desire that certain things will happen for Jesus’ sake, not for their own sake. They must Desire that glory be brought to God, not to themselves (John 14:13; John 16:23-24). ...
Answers to prayer...
God promises to answer the prayers of his people, but only if they offer those prayers out of pure motives, according to his will, and with a genuine Desire to glorify God (Numbers 14:13-20; Matthew 6:10; Matthew 18:19; John 14:13; 1 John 5:14-15). If people pray in the right spirit and with the sincere Desire that God’s will be done, they are assured God will answer their prayers
Unbelief - Here this independently proceeding developement of the intellect must have been at open war with the religion of the people; and as intellectual culture spread itself more widely, so also must a disbelief of the popular religion have been more extensively diffused; and, in consequence of the intercourse between the people and the educated classes, this disbelief must also have found its way at last among the people themselves; more especially since, as this perception of the nothingness of the popular religion spread itself more widely, there would naturally be many who would not, with the precaution of the men of old, hide their new illumination from the multitude, but would think themselves bound to procure for it new adherents, without any regard to the injury of which they might be laying the foundations, without inquiring of themselves, whether they had any thing to offer to the people in the room of that of which they robbed them; in the room of their then source of tranquillity under the storms of life; instead of that which taught them moderation under affliction; and, lastly, in the place of their then counterpoise against the power of wild Desires and passions. In this sense, as representing the opinions of many eminent and cultivated Romans, with a sneer at all Desire for truth, Pilate made the sarcastic inquiry, "What is truth?" Many contented themselves with a shallow lifeless deism, which usually takes its rise where the thirst after a living union with heaven is wanting; a system which, although it denies not the existence of a God, yet drives it as far into the back ground as possible; a listless God! who suffers every thing to take its own course, so that all belief in any inward connection between this Divinity and man, any communication of this Divinity to man, would seem to this system fancy and enthusiasm! The world and human nature remain at least free from God. The belief in God here produced neither the Desire after that ideal perfection of holiness, the contemplation of which shows at the same time to man the corruption of his own nature, so opposite to that holiness; nor that consciousness of guilt by which man, contemplating the holiness of God within him, feels himself estranged from God; nor does this belief impart any lively power of sanctification. Yet the history of all ages proves that man cannot for any length of time disown the Desire for religion implanted in his nature. Man feels that something is wanting to his heart, which can be replaced to him by nothing else; he feels a hollowness within him which can never be satisfied by earthly things, and can find satisfaction and blessing suited to his condition in the Divinity alone, and an irresistible Desire impels him to seek again his lost connection with Heaven. The need of a connection with Heaven, from which man felt himself estranged, and dissatisfaction with the cold and joyless present, obtained a more ready belief for the picture which mythology presented, of a golden age, when gods and men lived together in intimate union; and warm imaginations looked back on such a state with longing and Desire. This belief and this Desire, it must be owned, were founded on a great truth which man could rightly apprehend only through Christianity; and this Desire was a kind of intimation which pointed to Christianity
Shame And Honor - The Desire to maintain one's honor and to avoid shame or dishonor was a powerful incentive for right action (Job 11:3 ; Psalm 70:3 ; Ezekiel 43:10 )
Nebuchadnezzar - Those who ambitiously Desire the highest place, the greatest honour and supreme power are in danger of being brought down to the lowest place, the greatest shame and complete weakness (Isaiah 14:12-20)
Quails - " (Genesis 30:1) She had her Desire, but she died in child-bearing
Far - ...
For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a Desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better
Family (Jewish) - The Desire for male children was |universal (John 16:21), as these preserved the name and upheld the interests and rights of the family, and in due time enlarged its circle by bringing in daughters from other households
All-Sufficiency of God - As his self-sufficiency is that whereby he has enough in himself to denominate him completely blessed, as a God of infinite perfection; so his all- sufficiency is that by which he hath enough in himself to satisfy the most enlarged Desires of his creatures, and to make them completely blessed. when we are discontented with our present condition, and Desire more than God has allotted for us, Genesis 3:5
Catch - The thing caught, considered as an object of Desire profit advantage
Mount Nebo - And is it not so with all the objects of faith? Jesus himself, when beheld by faith, is made lovely indeed to the eye of grace; but to the carnal "there is no beauty that we should Desire him
Inquire, Inquiry - See ABOUT , B, Note, Desire , ENDEAVOR , GO , Note (2), a, REQUIRE , SEEK
Long - ) To feel a strong or morbid Desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; - followed by an infinitive, or by after or for
Want - That which is not possessed, but is Desired or necessary for use or pleasure. To wish for to Desire
Unity, Church - This Desire has also developed a studyof Church History which heretofore has been a much neglecteddepartment of Christian knowledge
Delight - We are to rejoice in the Lord and delight in his salvation (Psalm 35:9 ), for in so doing we will receive the Desires of our hearts (Psalm 37:4 ). We should make it our all-consuming Desire to please him (2Col 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 2:4 ; 4:1 ; 1 John 3:22 ). Our Desire should be directed toward the salvation of souls (Romans 10:1 )
Anger - ...
People may, however, react to sin in the way that God doesin holiness and without Desire for personal vengeance (Romans 12:19-21 ). ...
At the same time, people may believe that their anger is warranted when it is not; such anger is usually rooted in a Desire to justify oneself
Chronicles, Books of - ...
Purposes and Enduring Value The principal purpose of 1,2Chronicles is to show God's control of history to fulfill His Desire to dwell among His people in a perfect relationship of holiness in which God is God and the redeemed are His people. God first shared His Desire with Moses (Exodus 25:8 ). The tabernacle and the Temple symbolize that Desire. God is fulfilling His Desire through the Lord Jesus Christ—the Son of David. Chronicles shows how God worked from the time of Adam but particularly in the times of David through Ezra and Nehemiah to accomplish His Desire to dwell in holiness with His people
Intention - It differs from simple willing of the end, which is to Desire an end without being concerned about the means
Care of the Poor - In so far as it is remedial, it purposes to nullify the demoralizing influences of poverty by reestablishing the self-confidence and self-respect of the poor and by fostering in them the Desire for work, independence, and a more wholesome religious and moral condition
Hypocrisy - The evangelical hypocrite, whose religion is nothing more than a bare conviction of sin; who rejoices under the idea that Christ died for him, and yet has no Desire to live a holy life, Matthew 13:20
Obligation - And thus a depraved man might say he is under no obligation to obey the laws of the land, because, through his Desire of living a licentious life, he is led to suppose that there should be none
Burn - ) To have a condition, quality, appearance, sensation, or emotion, as if on fire or excessively heated; to act or rage with destructive violence; to be in a state of lively emotion or strong Desire; as, the face burns; to burn with fever. ) To perfect or improve by fire or heat; to submit to the action of fire or heat for some economic purpose; to destroy or change some property or properties of, by exposure to fire or heat in due degree for obtaining a Desired residuum, product, or effect; to bake; as, to burn clay in making bricks or pottery; to burn wood so as to produce charcoal; to burn limestone for the lime
Helps - He exhorts the whole congregation to ‘continue to Desire earnestly the greater gifts’; and individuals might receive more than one gift from the Spirit
Feed - ) To satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or Desire
Messenger - Hail, almighty Messenger of thine own and thy Father's will to mankind, "thou Messenger and Interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man JEHOVAH'S uprightness! Be thou all my salvation, and all my Desire; for thou hast made and finished thine everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure
Clean, Cleanness, Cleanse, Cleansing - , Matthew 23:26 ; 27:59 ; John 13:10 (where the Lord, speaking figuratively, teaches that one who has been entirely "cleansed," needs not radical renewal, but only to be "cleansed" from every sin into which he may fall); John 15:3 ; Hebrews 10:22 ; Revelation 15:6 ; 19:8,14 ; 21:18,21 ; (b) in a Levitical sense, Romans 14:20 ; Titus 1:15 , "pure;" (c) ethically, with the significance free from corrupt Desire, from guilt, Matthew 5:8 ; John 13:10,11 ; Acts 20:26 ; 1 Timothy 1:5 ; 3:9 ; 2 Timothy 1:3 ; 2:22 ; Titus 1:15 ; James 1:27 ; blameless, innocent (a rare meaning for this word), Acts 18:6 ; (d) in a combined Levitical and ethical sense ceremonially, Luke 11:41 , "all things are clean unto you
Calvary - Fisk, while visiting the spot under the natural Desire to identify the scene of the crucifixion; that the rock shown column he saw, half concealed by iron-work, might have been that to which our Lord was bound when scourged; that the small fragment of rude stone seen by the light of a small taper, through a kind of iron filigree, might have been the place of our Lord's burial and resurrection: but when he saw the neat juxtaposition of all these things, and knew that in order to provide for the structure of the church the site had to be cut down and leveled; when he reflected that on the very spot a heathen temple had stood, till removed by the empress Helena, to make room for this church; and, moreover, when he considered the superstitious purpose all these things were to serve, and the spirit of that church which thus paraded these objects of curiosity, he could not bring himself to feel they were what they professed to be
Faith - Faith in Christ, or saving faith is that principle wrought in the heart by the Divine Spirit, whereby we are persuaded that Christ is the Messiah; and possess such a Desire and expectation of the blessings he has promised in his Gospel, as engages the mind to fix its dependence on him, and subject itself to him in all the ways of holy obedience, and relying solely on his grace for everlasting life. ...
These are the ideas which are generally annexed to the definition of saving faith; but, accurately speaking, faith is an act of the understanding, giving credit to the testimony of the Gospel; and Desire, expectation, confidence, &c
Zacchaeus - So, his Desire was not merely from curiosity; as in the case of the young ruler, Desire for "eternal life" entered into his wish to see the Saviour, but unlike the rich young ruler he had no self-complacent thought, "all the commandments I have kept from my youth up"; sense of sin and need on the contrary were uppermost in his mind, as the sequel shows
Self-Examination - ‘Is this self-consciousness a good thing? Does it not hinder action, destroy energy? Does it not cultivate a habit of mawkishness, an indelicate Desire to expose the most secret passages of our souls, even to the public gaze?… In how many other ways do men testify that they feel this self-consciousness to be a disease which will destroy them if they cannot be cured of it! What numbers does it bring to the feet of the spiritual director!’ (F. —If the dangers mentioned above are to be escaped, this exercise must be conducted (1) with the most humble dependence upon God and Desire for His help and guidance. The Desire expressed in the hymn, ‘’Tis a point I long to know
Ink - D'Arvieux informs us that "the Arabs of the desert, when they want a favour of their emir, get his secretary to write an order agreeable to their Desire, as if the favour were granted; this they carry to the prince, who, after having read it, sets his seal to it with ink, if he grants it; if not, he returns the petitioner his paper torn, and dismisses him
Samson - During one period, when the Philistines dominated them for forty years, the people had become so crushed that they had no more Desire to fight
Soul - The immortality of the soul may be argued from its vast capacities, boundless Desires, great improvements, dissatisfaction with the present state, and Desire of some kind of religion
Orthodoxy - This is laying a great temptation in the way of such as Desire to undertake the office of teachers in the church, and will be most likely to deter and afflict those who have the greatest tenderness of conscience, and therefore (caet par
Worship of God - Earnest Desire of the enjoyment of God
Simplicity - ...
(c) In 1 Peter 2:2 ἄδολος is used in the sense of ‘simple,’ ‘unadulterated’: ‘Desire the sincere milk of the word’ (Authorized Version : the word ‘sincere’ being used in its early English sense of ‘unmixed’)
Barnabas - Barnabas persisting in his Desire, they parted, and he and Mark sailed to Cyprus, his own country
Rainbow - Notwithstanding, therefore, what some men tell us of the physical causes by which the rainbow, they say, is produced, yet still I Desire to look at it as the result of higher purposes in grace, and to behold it in every renewed view as the sweet and glorious token JEHOVAH hangs out in the heavens of JEHOVAH'S covenant in Christ
Uncircumcised - They had no Desire to hear GOD's voice. Their fleshly Desires were not cut off so that godly Desires could be developed
Alphaeus - The Desire to connect as many of the Twelve as possible by ties of natural relationship has led some (e
Dioscorus, the Monk - The superstitious reverence of the empress Eudoxia, all-powerful with the feeble Arcadius, secured them their Desire, and Theophilus was ordered to appear at Constantinople
Grecia - Yet that some intercourse was maintained with these countries from Jerusalem, may be inferred from the Desire of Baasha to shut up all passage between Jerusalem and Joppa, which was its port, by the building of Ramah; and the anxiety of Asa to counteract his scheme, 1 Kings 15:2 ; 1 Kings 15:17
Grace - He says, likewise, that the grace of God is the blessing of God's sweet influence, whereby we are induced to take pleasure in that which he commands, to Desire and to love it; and that if God does not prevent us with this blessing, what he commands, not only is not perfected, but is not so much as begun in us
Assemble - ...
Note: Episunago, "to gather together," is found only in the synoptic Gospels; twice of the "gathering" together of people, Mark 1:33 ; Luke 12:1 ; twice of the Desire of the Lord to "gather" together the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Matthew 23:37 ; Luke 13:34 ; twice of His future act in "gathering" together His elect through the instrumentality of the angels, Matthew 24:31 ; Mark 13:27
Burn - To be inflamed with passion or Desire as, to burn with anger or love
Long - To Desire earnestly or eagerly
Healing - God’s Desire was that, as such people used their healing gifts in cooperation with other gifts he had given to other people, the church would enjoy well balanced growth (1 Corinthians 12:9; 1 Corinthians 12:11; 1 Corinthians 12:28-31)
Haggai - Isaiah (Isaiah 60; Isaiah 2:2-4), Jeremiah (Jeremiah 3:16-18), and Ezekiel (Ezekiel 40-48), similarly, had foretold the glory of the latter house; but the temple then being built so far showed no signs of glory, Haggai shows wherein the glory should consist, namely, in the presence of Him who is "the Desire of all nations. " Many object that the Hebrew "desire" (chemdath ) being singular, and "shall come" being plural (bauw ), the singular must be collective for "desirable things shall come," namely, silver and gold. Besides Messiah is "all Desires," containing collectively all desirable things in Himself such as they missed in the present temple, splendor, riches, etc. The Desires of all nations can find their satisfaction in Him alone
Italy - ...
‘The Desire to become at least internally Hellenised, to become partakers of the manners and the culture, of the art and the science of Hellas, to be-in the footsteps of the great Macedonian-shield and sword of the Greeks of the East, and to be allowed further to civilise this East not after an Italian but after a Hellenic fashion-this Desire pervades the later centuries of the Roman republic and the better times of the empire with a power and an ideality which are almost no less tragic than that political toil of the Hellenes failing to attain its goal’ (T. On the contrary, the phrase implies that the author was absent from and writing to Italy, while there were in his company natives of Italy who had embraced Christianity, and who Desired to be remembered to their believing compatriots in some part of the home-land
King - " It was not the mere Desire for a king which is blamed, but the spirit of their request and the circumstances under which they made it. Samuel's sons were corrupt, but that did not warrant their Desire to set aside himself, whom none could accuse of corruption (1 Samuel 12). ...
Samuel by God's direction warned them of the evil results of their Desire, the prerogative to dispose of their property and their children at will, which he would claim; yet they refused to obey: "nay, but we will have a king, that we also may be like all the nations, and that the king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles
King - ...
This Desire for a king was really a rejection of God – not in the sense that an Israelite monarch replaced God as the leader of the government, but in the sense that the people tried to solve their problems without submitting to God. ...
From what they had seen in the nations round about, the Israelites knew that kings could be oppressive because of their Desire for personal power and wealth. ...
Centuries earlier, Moses had anticipated this Desire for an Israelite king
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, City of - Urged by a Desire to carry the Faith to the new colony, they found a staunch supporter in Maisonneuve who purchased the island of Montreal from the Compagnie des Cent-Associes, 1640, for purposes of colonization
Nahash - Among the causes which led Israel to Desire a king had been the terror of Nahash's approach (1 Samuel 12:12)
Purpose - (some have thelema), AV, "will," RV, "desire
Irony - Balaam's Desire to be made wealthy at Israel's expense in Numbers 22-24 certainly ended up backfiring upon both the soothsayer and his Moabite patron, Balak
Persecution - Those who love evil rather than good will inevitably want to persecute those who Desire to live godly lives (John 3:19-20; Romans 5:3-575)
Reconciliation - In addition they should Desire that people be reconciled to each other
Widow - (The feeling among Jews and Gentiles being against second marriages, the Desire for conciliation in matters indifferent, where no principle was compromised, accounts for this rule in the case of bishops, deacons, and presbyteresses, whose aim was to be all things to all men that by all means they might save some: 1 Corinthians 9:22; 1 Corinthians 10:33
Remnant - The latter variant probably originated in the Desire to make St
Ordinance - God's Desire for his ordinances and statutes remains unchanged as is made clear in the quote of Jeremiah 31:33-34 in Hebrews 10:16-17 : "I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds
Fountain - ...
Proverbs 5:16 (a) The Lord is using this figure to express His Desire that each one of us who knows our Lord should be a source of blessing, comfort, help and joy to those around us. ...
Proverbs 13:14 (a) By this figure we are instructed to observe GOD's rules, and His Desires toward us so that we may enjoy life to the full
Follow - To pursue as an object of Desire to endeavor to obtain
Heat - To warm with passion or Desire to excite to rouse into action
Consume - 84:2); the psalmist probably meant that his Desire for God’s presence was so intense that nothing else had any meaning for him—he “died” to be there
Anguish - , "to hold together," is used physically of being held, or thronged, Luke 8:45 ; 19:43 ; 22:63 ; of being taken with a malady, Matthew 4:24 ; Luke 4:38 ; Acts 28:8 ; with fear, Luke 8:37 ; of being straitened or pressed in spirit, with Desire, Luke 12:50 ; Acts 18:5 ; Philippians 1:23 ; with the love of Christ, 2 Corinthians 5:14
Sin - Any thought, word, Desire, action, or omission of action, contrary to the law of God, or defective when compared with it
Onesiphorus - When in Rome during his second imprisonment the Apostle sends greetings to the household of Onesiphorus (2 Timothy 4:19); and in 2 Timothy 1:16 he expresses the Desire that the Lord may give mercy to the ‘house of Onesiphorus
Jehu - ...
In wiping out the dynasty of Ahab, Jehu was driven more by his Desire for power than by his devotion to God; for he himself still worshipped at the idol shrines that Jeroboam had earlier set up (2 Kings 10:29; 2 Kings 10:31)
Foreigner - This often creates tensions (Numbers 12:1; Nehemiah 13:23-25; Acts 18:2; 1 Thessalonians 2:16), in spite of God’s Desire that there be tolerance and harmony (cf
Maximus, Patriarch of Antioch - The letter, dated June 11, 453, closes with a Desire that Maximus will restrain unordained persons, whether monks or simple laics, from public preaching and teaching (Leo Magn
Lot - For Lot's help, the angels revealed God's Desire to destroy Sodom and urged Lot to take his family to the hills to safety. Later in Israel's history, God Desired to ensure the place of the Moabites and Ammonites in Palestine (Deuteronomy 2:9 ). The followers of Jesus are warned not to Desire their former lives, like Lot's wife, but to be willing instead to lose their lives
Victor, Bishop of Rome - of Ephesus, as head of the Asian churches, who, at Victor's Desire, had convened an assembly of bishops which concurred with Polycrates in his rejoinder. 35) speaks only of his Desire to have them generally condemned
Pillar - It will probably be found, on consideration of all the conditions to be satisfied, that the Desire to appease the spirit of the dead lies at the beginning, while the conception of the pillar-stone as a representation of the deity, beside the altar dedicated to his worship, comes at the end of a long process of evolution. With this Desire to do honour to the dead, the idea of keeping alive his memory by a conspicuous or upright stone was sooner or later associated. 2 ), the cause of the differentiation, as we have seen, being the Desire to commemorate, as well as to appease, the dead
Fear - Fear is accompanied with a Desire to avoid or ward off the expected evil
Lot - " From the words of warning in Luke 17:32 , "Remember Lot's wife," it would seem as if she had gone back, or tarried so long behind in the Desire to save some of her goods, that she became involved in the destruction which fell on the city, and became a stiffened corpse, fixed for a time in the saline incrustations
Libnah - Its remoteness from the capital, which Jehoram had corrupted into idolatry, and the presence of the sacred ministers in it, made its people Desire separation from the idolaters; hence its revolt, as the scripture quoted implies
Palace - " ...
"In the Gospels the term denotes the official residence in Jerusalem of the Roman governor, and the various translations of it in our versions arose from a Desire either to indicate the special purpose for which that residence was used on the occasion in question, or to explain what particular building was intended
Perseverance - The source of their troubles may be the trials of life, persecution, Desire for personal prosperity, worry, laziness or false teaching (Mark 4:17-18; Mark 13:13; 1 Timothy 4:1; 1 Timothy 6:10; Hebrews 2:1; Hebrews 10:32-39)
Rehoboam - Although he was acknowledged at once as the rightful heir to the throne, yet there was a strongly-felt Desire to modify the character of the government
Hiram - " Hiram gave Solomon for the temple cedars and firs, and gold, six score talents, according to all his Desire, and Solomon in return gave Hiram 20,000 measures of wheat and 26 measures of pure oil yearly; the mercantile coast cities being dependent on the grain and olive abounding region of Palestine (Acts 12:20 end)
Curiosity - Curiosity is proper, when it springs from a Desire to know our duty, to mature our judgments, to enlarge our minds, and to regulate our conduct; but improper when it wishes to know more of God, of the decrees; the origin or evil; the state of men, or the nature of things, than it is designed for us to know
Obedience - A Desire to obey the will of God motivated Jesus' actions (Luke 4:43 ; John 5:30 )
Stealing - On this high ground the atmosphere is such that the thieving Desire cannot live
Jehoshaphat - ...
In Jehoshaphat there was a heart true to Jehovah, and a Desire to bring his subjects to the true worship of God, but his history was marred by his inconsistently allying himself with the ungodly and idolatrous kings of Israel
Abimelech - Abimelech Desired him, however, to leave his territory, which Isaac did. Abimelech afterwards visited him when he was encamped at Beer-sheba, and expressed a Desire to renew the covenant which had been entered into between their fathers (Genesis 26:26-31 ). Perceiving that the wound was mortal, he Desired his armour-bearer to thrust him through with his sword, that it might not be said he had perished by the hand of a woman (Judges 9:50-57 )
Compassion, Merciful - …” We have the equivalent Aramaic word in Daniel’s request to his friends: “That they would Desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret …” ( Let - Followed by the first and third persons, it expresses Desire or wish hence it is used in prayer and entreaty to superiors, and to those who have us in their power as, let me not wander from thy commandments
Means - " When the Apostle says, "I am become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some," he is simply speaking of his accommodating himself to various human conditions consistently with fidelity to the truth, with no unscriptural compliance with men, but in the exercise of self denial; "by all means" refers to the preceding context from 1 Corinthians 9:18 , and stresses his Desire to be used in the salvation of some
Worthy, Worthily - " See also Desire , B, No
Whole, Wholly, Wholesome - , "through and through;" the Apostle's Desire is that the sanctification of the believer may extend to every part of his being
Resurrection - It was the earnest Desire of Paul to attain this
Tree of Life - It has been maintained, however, that in Genesis 2:9 the tree of life is a later addition, and was inserted only when the idea of the under world had suffered such a change that immortality became an object of Desire (K. In Proverbs (Proverbs 3:18; Proverbs 11:30; Proverbs 13:12; Proverbs 15:4) wisdom, the fruit of the righteous, Desire fulfilled, and a wholesome tongue are each a ‘tree of life
Burial - A strong family feeling led the Israelites to Desire burial in the same tomb as their forefathers. 2 Chronicles 26:23; 2 Chronicles 33:20; compare 1 Kings 13:22-31, which shows it was a mark of great respect to one not of one's family to Desire burial with him (compare Ruth 1:17)
Love to God - But the love of God is more than a sentiment of gratitude: it rejoices in his perfections and glories, and devoutly contemplates them as the highest and most interesting subjects of thought; it keeps the idea of this supremely beloved object constantly present to the mind; it turns to it with adoring ardour from the business and distractions of life; it connects it with every scene of majesty and beauty in nature, and with every event of general and particular providence; it brings the soul into fellowship with God, real and sensible, because vital; it moulds the other affections into conformity with what God himself wills or prohibits, loves or hates; it produces an unbounded Desire to please him, and to be accepted of him in all things; it is jealous of his honour, unwearied in his service, quick to prompt to every sacrifice in the cause of truth and his church; and it renders all such sacrifices, even when carried to the extent of suffering and death, unreluctant and cheerful. It chooses God as the chief good of the soul, the enjoyment of which assures its perfect and eternal interest and happiness: "Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I Desire beside thee," is the language of every heart, when its love of God is true in principle and supreme in degree
Passover - That the Passover was a type of the sacrifice of Christ is clearly shown by Christ himself, where he says, "With Desire I have Desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God
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The effects of this first sin upon our first parents themselves were (1) "shame, a sense of degradation and pollution; (2) dread of the displeasure of God, or a sense of guilt, and the consequent Desire to hide from his presence
Feed, Fed - It is usually translated by the verb "to fill," but is once rendered "to be fed," in Luke 16:21 , of Lazarus, in his Desire for the crumbs (he could be well supplied with them) that fell from the rich man's table, a fact which throws light upon the utter waste that went on at the table of the latter
Exaltation (2) - Our Lord seeing in this Desire of theirs something prophetic of the future ingathering of the Gentiles into His kingdom, opened up His heart to His disciples as to the way in which He hoped to conquer the hearts of men
Septuagint - Those who Desire a larger account of this translation, may consult Hody de Bib
Levitical Cities - Certainly, the Levitical Desire to secure Israel's loyalty to the Lord of the covenant would also imply a commitment to secure loyalty to the Lord's anointed, the king
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Matthew 18:8 (b) In this way the Lord is telling us that if we want to walk in the ways of the world so that the feet take us astray to the picture show, the tavern, the dance, it is best to cut off that foot so that such Desires cannot and will not keep us away from CHRIST. It is a picture of utter contempt for CHRIST, and a Desire to crush Him
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Luke 11:7 (b) The thought seems to be that the unseen GOD in Heaven hears the cry and the supplication of His child who Desires to be useful in helping others. Also refers to GOD's Desire to enter into the church to rule and reign there
Dead - Selfishness and a Desire for sinful pleasure caused the son to turn away and go into the far country
Preparation - It is he which awakens Desire, creates a longing in the soul, points to the Lord Jesus as alone able to supply and satisfy the Desires of the soul, and opens a communication between Christ and the soul
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Secondly, his loyalty to the house of David is Illustrated by his whole life of devoted service, and especially by such conspicuous instances as his Desire to make his victory over the Ammonites appear to have been gained by David ( 2 Samuel 12:20 ff
Thorn - They had a great Desire to hurt him and harm him, but GOD would make them powerless and helpless as He defended David
Ammon, Ammonites, Children of Ammon - Hatred of God's people united them in one common Desire to cut them off from being a nation
Covenant - Hence, the patriarch David, with his dying breath, amidst all the untoward circumstances which took place in himself and his family, took refuge and consolation in this: "Although (said he,) my house be not so with God, yet hath he 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
Cyriac, Patriarch of Constantinople - Gregory the Great received the legates bearing the synodal letters which announced his consecration, partly from a Desire not to disturb the peace of the church, and partly from the personal respect which he entertained for Cyriac; but in his reply he warned him against the sin of causing divisions in the church, clearly alluding to the use of the term oecumenical bishop (Gregorii Ep
Jansenists - That there are divine precepts which good men, notwithstanding their Desire to observe them, are, nevertheless, absolutely unable to obey; nor has God given them that measure of grace which is essentially necessary to render them capable of such obedience
Archelaus - Some time afterward, the Jews sent a solemn embassy to Rome, to Desire Augustus would permit them to live according to their own laws, and on the footing of a Roman province, without being subject to kings of Herod's family, but only to the governors of Syria
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The hoary head is beautifully compared by Solomon to the almond tree, covered in the earliest days of spring with its snow white flowers, before a single leaf has budded: "The almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and Desire shall fail," Ecclesiastes 12:5
Keep - ) To care; to Desire
Soul of the Church - ,being included in the efficacious Desire to do God's Will which must exist in every good man
Price of Blood - It had been soiled by the hands of a traitor, and associated with blood-guiltiness of a kind that they had no Desire to share
Adultery - Jesus said that even the Desire to have unlawful sexual relations was a form of adultery
Hopefulness - The fact, then, that our Lord’s faith rendered future objects of Desire almost a present possession in no way prevented Him from experiencing this grace. He was so absolutely selfless that He rarely sought sympathy by speaking of His heart’s Desires. Rather have we an example of hope in the mind of Jesus for a Desired good, which circumstances disappointed, and which He turned to a moral purpose. He sees the uttermost parts of the world potentially present in the persons of these Gentiles, and He declares that ‘the hour is come that the Son of Man should be glorified’ (John 12:23); and yet, foreknowing the terrible fate that awaited Him before the achievement of His Desire, He alternated between the joy of hope and the sorrow of human dread, and prayed to be saved from that hour (John 12:27). ‘With Desire I have Desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer’ (Luke 22:15)
Homosexuality - It was, rather, a culture almost empty of regard for the sexual rights or Desires of anyone but the small ruling class of men, who commonly exercised their almost limitless privilege at the expense of those young women and men in their power. The major obstacle to this interpretation is the Hebrew verb "to know" (yada [1]), which, while not often used in a sexual sense, is used in just that sense in verse 8—only two verses after its occurrence expressing the Desire of the men of Sodom. Clearly the Sodomites Desired sexual relations with Lot's guests. There can be no doubt that this is fundamentally an act of violence, but the initial Desire for the man coupled with the sacrifice of the concubine to avoid "such a disgraceful thing" (19:24) suggests that same-gender sex, and not only inhospitality, is seen in a very negative light. The major problem with this response is that it shifts the meaning of "natural" from Paul's notion of "that which is in accord with creation" to the popular notion of "that which one has a Desire to do. " But deeply ingrained anger does not justify murder, nor does deeply ingrained greed justify theft or materialism, nor does the deeply ingrained Desire of many heterosexuals for multiple partners justify promiscuity. Desire in all of these areas, chosen or not, must come under the reign of Christ. These principles often involve denial of deeply ingrained Desires, for the heterosexual who Desires multiple partners no less than for the homosexual who laments the option of celibacy
Gospels (Apocryphal) - In any case, some of the earlier non-canonical Gospels, which are extant in more or less fragmentary condition, are probably the products of the general Desire, that was everywhere felt, to have a more certain knowledge of Jesus and His teaching than was possible from the oral instruction of wandering evangelists. ]'>[2] they came into existence in answer to two Desires, urgently felt in certain circles of Christians. (1) The first was the Desire, popularly entertained, for fuller information about the life of Christ than that given by the four Gospels. It is noteworthy that the writers who endeavoured to satisfy this Desire for fuller knowledge made no attempt to fill up the silent years between Christ’s childhood and His entrance on His public ministry, the reason in part probably being that ‘it seemed too daring for them to illumine a darkness, for which there was not the slightest historical suggestion in the New Testament’ (Hofmann, PRE
(2) A much more powerful motive than the Desire to satisfy curiosity, leading to the production of Gospel writings, was the dogmatic interest, the Desire to find support for beliefs which were held in various sections of the Church. The dogmatic motive is prominent as well in those writings which fill up with fictitious details the empty spaces of the Gospel narrative, and thus have generally been regarded as due to the Desire to gratify the irrepressible longing for fuller knowledge. , one of the main impulses which led to the production of Apocryphal Gospels was the Desire to establish peculiar tenets held in certain Christian circles
Manliness - Hence the qualities which give a man rule over his circumstances are to be Desired as good. With the Epicureans the optimistic assumption that the world will not fail to give the gratification necessary to happiness, leads to the emphasis being laid on the regulation rather than the suppression of Desire. The approval of God is thus the supreme practical consideration for the Christian, while his relations to others are to be governed by love and a Desire for their good. (c) Jesus laid down a method of dealing with one who has trespassed against another which cannot be brought within the boundary of strict non-resistance, though, indeed, the motive of this dealing is undoubtedly to be a Desire for the good of the offender (Matthew 18:15-17). They do not condemn, however, the establishment of just government by force of arms, nor an appeal to justice and a Desire for its vindication by force, nor the use of arms in the protection of the weak
Dibon - The phrase of "Mesha" (named on the stone just as we read it 2 Kings 3:4-27), "Chemosh let me see my Desire upon all my enemies," is word for word, substituting Jehovah for the idol of apostate Moab, David's phrase (Psalms 59:10). Mesha's words on the stone imply that he had more than Israel alone to contend with: "he let me see my Desire upon all my enemies" (line 4)
Supralapsarians - We Desire to be informed, in the next place, say they, how it can be conceived that a determination to damn millions of men can contribute to the glory of God? We easily conceive, that it is for the glory of divine justice to punish guilty men: but to resolve to damn men without the consideration of sin, to create them that they might sin, to determine that they should sin in order to their destruction, is what seems to us more likely to tarnish the glory of God than to display it. Lastly, we Desire to know, how is it possible to conceive a God, who, being in the actual enjoyment of perfect happiness, incomprehensible, and supreme, could determine to add this decree, though useless, to his felicity, to create men without number for the purpose of confining them for ever in the chains of darkness, and burning them for ever in unquenchable flames
Vain - In the words ὤσπερ οἱ ἐθνικοί He calls up a picture of those whom His hearers have no Desire to resemble (Expositor, 1900 (i. ...
That our Lord’s prohibition of βαττολογία is not meant to exclude such prolonged and repeated prayers as are genuine utterances of love and Desire, the impassioned pressing-in of the devout spirit into communion with God, is evident from His enjoining increasing earnestness (Matthew 7:7-11, Luke 11:9-13) and persevering importunity (Luke 11:5 ff; Luke 18:1 ff
Colossians, Theology of - In fact, God's Desire was that the Son have preeminence in all things, as seen in the Son's work in creation and redemption (as evidenced especially by his own resurrection 1:15-20). Such authority reflects God's Desire that Jesus be the reflection of the presence of divine fullness (1:19). It reflects a change of identity and allegiance, so that one's life is defined not by the standards, methods, and created forces of the world, but by the Desires of the God who rescued them in Christ. On the surface, such an opportunity for a closer experience with God would be attractive to people who Desire to know him. "...
One reading holds that this refers to the heresy's Desire "to worship angelic beings. The offer of such a direct experience with God would be attractive to a church that Desired to be close to him. ...
This Desire "to experience heaven" also explains why Paul uses so much heavenly language in describing what Christ has done
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Desire of all nations, Haggai 2:7
Laetare Medal - The medal was the result of a Desire to stimulate Catholic citizens to great achievement
Tabernacles, Feast of - (The reason was perhaps a Desire to avoid the unseemly scenes of the Canaanite vintage-festival, by omitting such a significant point of resemblance; cf
Nathan - God by Nathan commended David's Desire to build the temple, but reserved the accomplishment for his son Solomon, the type of Him who should build the true temple (2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 17)
Soul - Isaiah 53:10 with 1 Timothy 2:6 ; (e) the seat of the sentient element in man, that by which he perceives, reflects, feels, Desires, Matthew 11:29 ; Luke 1:46 ; 2:35 ; Acts 14:2,22 ; cp. Psalm 107:9 ; Proverbs 6:30 ; Isaiah 5:14 ("desire"); 29:8; (h) persons, individuals, Acts 2:41,43 ; Romans 2:9 ; James 5:20 ; 1 Peter 3:20 ; 2 Peter 2:14 ; cp
Adam, the Second - He did not Desire to be more than man (2:7-8)
Illyricum - Paul contemplated a journey by Rome to Spain, he justified his Desire for fresh fields by saying that from Jerusalem and round unto Illyricum (καὶ κύκλῳ μέχρι τοῦ Ἰλλυρικοῦ) he had fully preached the gospel of Christ (Romans 15:19)
Queen (2) - Without setting aside these suggestions, it is more to the point to observe that our Lord brings into juxtaposition the two characteristics—so strongly emphasized in the case of Jew and Gentile—of the Desire for a sign, and the seeking after wisdom; and it has been suggested that St
Vengeance - Green (Principles of Political Obligation, § 183): ‘Indignation against wrong done to another has nothing in common with a Desire to revenge a wrong done to oneself
Soothsaying - A comparison of the words used in different versions of the Scriptures to indicate the various practices and practisers of divination-using that word in its very widest sense-shows how indefinite was and is the significance attached to all these, and intensifies the Desire that research may speedily classify them and determine the exact meaning of each
Meekness - as One who had Himself mastered self-will, especially in the form of ‘the restless Desire for distinction and eminence,’ and had subordinated His nature to the love which seeketh not its own, but the things of others (cf
Self-Suppression - One who wished to follow Him but Desired first to bury his father, receives the stern word—‘Let the dead bury their dead’ (Matthew 8:22). These and other sayings which might be quoted display our Lord’s evident Desire to develop rather than annihilate individuality
Sepulchre - I should not have noticed this word in our Concordance by way of explanation of the term, for that is unnecessary—every one knows that it means a burial place, or grave; but the reason I have paused over this word, and for which I presume that the reader will Desire to pause too, is in respect to that memorable one in which the holy body of the Lord Jesus for a space lay
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The main teaching of the book is that God was watching over and caring for His ancient people during their captivity, altogether apart from their faithfulnessto Him, or their Desire to return to the land of promise
Testimony - I only Desire to add, what may be considered as a key to the whole, that one verse in the middle of the Psalm determines at once to whom the whole refers, and who is the speaker; and the evangelist's application of the words to the person of the Lord Jesus Christ very fully confirms it: "My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words," (Psalms 119:139; Psa 69:9; John 2:17)...
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Second, tô‛êbah is used in some contexts to describe pagan practices and objects: “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
Gennadius (10), Bishop of Constantinople - All happened as Leo Desired; Timothy Aelurus was banished to the Chersonese, and Timothy Solofaciolus was chosen bp. An appointment which Gennadius made about this time, that of Marcian, who had been a Novatianist, but had come over to the orthodox church, to the important post of chancellor of the goods of the church of Constantinople, shewed his liberality, penetration, and Desire for order
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Finally, in a still weaker use of hâyâh, the blessing or curse constitutes a wish or Desire (cf. Legal passages use hâyâh in describing God’s relationship to His covenant people, to set forth what is Desired and intended (cf
Blasphemy - And who are the persons that commit it? Surely, not they who Desire to love Jesus, and to feel the gracious influences of the Holy Ghost
Evagrius of Antioch - If he really Desired peace, let him come himself to Antioch and endeavour to re-unite the Catholics, or at least write to them and use his influence with Meletius to put an end to the dissensions. 388, Evagrius manifested the hollowness of his professed Desire for peace by becoming himself the instrument of prolonging the schism
Bless, Blessed, Blessedness, Blessing - , "to speak well of" (eu, "well," logos, "a word"), signifies, (a) "to praise, to celebrate with praises," of that which is addressed to God, acknowledging His goodness, with Desire for His glory, Luke 1:64 ; 2:28 ; 24:51,53 ; James 3:9 ; (b) "to invoke blessings upon a person," e
Paulus, Bishop of Emesa - His moderation in these difficult and delicate negotiations was condemned by the uncompromising Alexander of Hierapolis as proceeding from a mean Desire for reconciliation at the cost of the truth (Baluz
Law - This is illustrated in Hosea 6:6, "I Desired mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. " God did Desire "sacrifices" (for He instituted them), but moral obedience more: for this is the end for which positive ordinances, as sacrifices, were instituted; i. "Desire" is substituted for "covet" in the tenth. ...
As the seventh and eighth forbid acts of adultery and theft, so the tenth forbids the Desire and so seals the inner spirituality of all the commandments of the second table. " The order of the ten indicates the divine hand; God's being, unity, exclusive deity, "have no other gods before My face" (Hebrews 4:13); His worship as a Spirit without idol symbol; His name; His day; His earthly representatives, parents, to be honoured; then regard for one's neighbour's life; for his second self, his wife; his property; character; bridling the Desires, the fence of duty to one's neighbour and one's self. But the command to have only one God is quite distinct from the prohibition to worship Him by an image, and coveting the wife and the other objects falls under one category of unlawful Desire
Devotion - The intellectual element is a recognition of the dignity and patient grace of God, the sensitive a feeling of gratitude and Desire to please, the volitional a strong resolve to carry out that Desire; and these three pass together quickly into appropriate action, the whole man in the harmony of all his powers indicating by praise or service the depth of his loving regard. Fruitfulness in the graces of personal character, and then secondarily in obedience and service, results from the deliberate regarding of Christ as ‘all in all,’ as so filling up the sphere of thought and Desire as to control everything else therein. ), advocating the cause of God and promoting all Godward impulse and Desire
Sin - The law revealed sin in its true character, but this only aroused in humanity a Desire to experience the forbidden fruit of sin. Only the context can determine if the Desire is good or evil. Jesus said, “I have eagerly Desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer” (Luke 22:15 NIV), Paul used this word with a modifier meaning, “evil,” in Colossians 3:5 , where it is translated “evil concupiscence” or “evil Desires. ” When used in this way, the word could refer to almost any evil Desire but was most often used to describe sexual sins (Matthew 5:28 )
Conscience - Appetites, so far as they can be controlled; incentives of action admitting preference; purposes and Desires, all deeds and Institutions that embody and give effect to human choice; all relationships that allow variations in our attitude give scope for ethical investigation, and in them conscience is directly or indirectly implicated. The dispositions that are commended by the Saviour’s conduct and teachings purity of heart, meekness, mercifulness, Desire for righteousness, etc. (2) Malevolent feelings (as vindictiveness, the Desire to give pain gratuitously) are known by all to be wrong; immediately they are perceived at work, they are unconditionally condemned. (3) The inward look makes no mistake as to our meaning, gets no wavering reply to such questions as, ‘Do you Desire to have full light? to know all the facts? to be impartial? to act as a good man should act in this particular?’ For this accurate self-knowledge provision is made in our nature
Propitiation - They first suppose that anger in God is to be considered as a passion, and that passion a Desire of revenge; and then tell us, that if we do not prove that this Desire of revenge can be satisfied by the sufferings of Christ, then we can never prove the doctrine of satisfaction to be true; whereas, we do not mean by God's anger, any such passion, but the just declaration of God's will to punish, upon our provocation of him by our sins; we do not make the design of the satisfaction to be that God may please himself in revenging the sins of the guilty upon the most innocent person, because we make the design of punishment not to be the satisfaction of anger as a Desire of revenge, but to be the vindication of the honour and rights of the offended person by such a way as he himself shall judge satisfactory to the ends of his government
Fruit (2) - It is Christ who loves fruit, and who Desires to find it in us; and it is He who, in the inspiration and creation of the fruit, virtually gives Himself to us. a life for and in himself, a life in which the immediate satisfaction of Desire as his Desire is an end in itself,—in order that he may live the spiritual life, the universal life which really belongs to him as a spiritual or self-conscious being’ (Edward Caird, Hegel, p
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Solomon, who is the writer, goes through his experience both of wisdom and of riches, of labour, and of all that his heart as a man could Desire (and who can come after the king?); and records it by inspiration, so that when he proves it all to be but vanity and vexation of spirit it is not the mere utterance of a disappointed man, but divinely recorded conviction. There is vanity in connection with having riches and not being able to enjoy them; respecting children, old age, and the wanderings of man's Desire: life is a shadow
Philoxenus, a Monophysite Leader - We know him as an acute dialectician, a subtle theologian, and a zealous and uncompromising champion of the unity of the nature of Christ against what he regarded as the heresy of the two natures, and as one to whose Desire for a faithful rendering of N. known as the "Philoxenian Version," subsequently revised by Thomas of Harkel, in which form alone we possess it, was executed in 508 at his Desire by his chorepiscopus Polycarp (Moses Agnellus, ap
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Heart of Jesus, Desire of the everlasting hills, have mercy on us
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Heart of Jesus, Desire of the everlasting hills, have mercy on us
New France - With the Desire to possess the land went the determination to protect the natives and to establish firmly there the name of Jesus Christ
Laban (2) - ) Yet he was shrewd enough to appreciate the temporal prosperity which Jacob's presence by his piety brought with it, but he had no Desire to imitate his piety (Genesis 30:27), and finally, when foiled by God in his attempts to overreach and rob Jacob, Laban made a covenant with him, of which the cairn was a memorial, called by Laban, JEGAR SAHADUTHA, and by Jacob Galeed and Mizpah; it was also to be the bound beyond which neither must pass to assail the other
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These arguments seem very powerful; but on the other side of it has been observed, that the Desire of reducing religious worship to the greatest possible simplicity, however rational it may appear in itself, and abstractedly considered, will be considerably moderated in such as bestow a moment's attention upon the imperfection and infirmities of human nature in its present state
Face - To express displeasure or disgust, the face is averted or “hid” (Ezekiel 39:23 ; Psalm 102:2 ); to “seek his face” is to Desire an audience (Psalm 105:4 )
Hell - On the negative side it is alleged, that the terms above- mentioned are metaphorical, and signify no more than raging Desire or acute pain; and that the Divine Being can sufficiently punish the wicked, by immediately acting on their minds, or rather leaving them to the guilt and stings of their own conscience
Hell - On the negative side it is alleged, that the terms above- mentioned are metaphorical, and signify no more than raging Desire or acute pain; and that the Divine Being can sufficiently punish the wicked, by immediately acting on their minds, or rather leaving them to the guilt and stings of their own conscience
Shame - Of them who Desire a heavenly country ‘God is not ashamed … to be called their God’; for the city He has prepared, they are being prepared by the sanctifying grace of Him ‘who is not ashamed to call them brethren’ ( Hebrews 11:16 ; Hebrews 2:11 )
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During these commotions, some Paulicians, towards the conclusion of this century, spread abroad their doctrines among the Bulgarians: many of them, either of a principle of zeal for the propagation of their opinions, or from a natural Desire of flying from the persecution which they suffered under the Grecian yoke, retired about the close of the eleventh century from Bulgaria and Thrace, and formed settlements in other countries
Man - This is as much as a man can Desire
Ear - GOD also asks us for our ears, meaning that He Desires to have us listen closely to His Word, and understand fully the meaning of His message. ...
Psalm 45:10 (a) The Lord hereby expresses a deep Desire for Israel to listen to His message sent from Heaven
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Genesis 3:1 relates the appearance of sin which consisted of the refusal of mankind to be content with being human and the Desire to become divine
Isaacus Ninivita, Anchorite And Bishop - 694, 14 and 24); That it is wrong without necessity to Desire or expect any sign manifested through us or to us (do
Apostasy - Desire for salvation shows one does not have “an evil heart of unbelief
God - When we pronounce the glorious name of God, we Desire to imply all that is great, gracious, and glorious in that holy name; and having said this, we have said all that we can say
Bashan - Lofty mountains gave an outline of the most magnificent character; flowing beds of secondary hills softened the romantic wildness of the picture; gentle slopes, clothed with wood, gave a rich variety of tints, hardly to be imitated by the pencil; deep valleys, filled with murmuring streams and verdant meadows, offered all the luxuriance of cultivation; and herds and flocks gave life and animation to scenes as grand, as beautiful, and as highly picturesque as the genius or taste of a Claude could either invent or Desire
Reach - Thy Desire leads to no excess that reaches blame
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Heart of Jesus, Desire of the everlasting hills, have mercy on us
Onesimus - Paul in Philemon’s house; and he may thus have been drawn to the Apostle’s Roman lodging by the Desire to obtain help in need or to listen to teaching from one who had taken a special interest in slaves (1 Corinthians 7:21-22, Ephesians 6:7-9, Acts 16:18)
Oven - The heat is considerably greater than what is needed for the more gradual firing of our larger European loaf, and the Oriental oven thus became the emblem of vehement Desire (Hosea 7:6-7) and the indignant anger of God (Psalms 21:9)
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Having experienced God’s freedom, believers should then Desire it for others
Touch - ‘handle’]'>[2] him’ (ψηλαφήσειαν, Acts 17:27); and one purpose of the Incarnation is that in Christ this Desire may be satisfied. The touch of Desire or faith (the verb in this first group is ἅπτεσθαι). There were those who merely jostled and thronged our Lord, but obtained no blessing, because enlightened by no deep Desire
Woman (2) - A veil will always rest over the frequent communings between the Mother and the Son, but it is quite clear from the use of the expression ‘mine hour,’ that she had been led to think of and Desire that time of manifestation when His Personality should be revealed. At the same time, it is clear that the natural Desire, even in one so humble and lowly as she was, to have some share in the events which would lead to the bringing in of the Kingdom, was not to be gratified. From this it is clear that whilst He gave her, who was blessed indeed amongst women in being His mother, full opportunities for the development of her mind and spirit, never checking during those thirty years those natural Desires to know all that He would tell her of the Kingdom of which the angel had spoken to her, yet He chiefly valued in her the growth of those spiritual graces which had led to her being selected for the high position she held. It was this combination of strength and tenderness, of respect for the individuality of the soul and yet Desire to disentangle it from its sins, that gave Him just that same pre-eminent place amongst the women as amongst the men of His day
Popery - He is taught (he says) to use them so as to cast his eyes upon the pictures or images, and thence to raise his heart to the things represented; and there to employ it in meditation, love, and thanksgiving, Desire of imitation, &c. The council of Trent likewise decreed, that all bishops and pastors who have the care of souls, do diligently instruct their flocks that it is good and profitable to Desire the intercession of saints reigning with Christ in heaven. The Romans were thus Desired by St. ) so almost every sick man Desires the congregation to be his mediators, by remembering him in their prayers. And so the Papist Desires the blessed in heaven to be his mediators: that is, that they would pray to God for him. But between these living and dead mediators there is no similarity: the living mediator is present, and certainly hears the request of those who Desire him to intercede for them; the dead mediator is as certainly absent, and cannot possibly hear the requests of all those who at the same instant may be begging him to intercede for them, unless he be possessed of the divine attribute of omnipresence; and he who gives that attribute to any creature, is unquestionably guilty of idolatry
Ethics - Salvation was a gift of God’s grace, not a reward for keeping moral laws; though the person who received that salvation loved God’s law all the more and had an increased Desire to keep it (Psalms 119:14-16; Psalms 119:44-48; Romans 9:31-32; Galatians 3:10; Galatians 3:18). Their appreciation of what Christ has done will deepen their love for him and give them the Desire to please him. The motivating force behind the conduct of Christians is their Desire to be like Christ and so bring glory to God (Romans 13:14; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Colossians 3:9-10; Colossians 3:17; cf
Drink - Against the physical background of Palestine, where drought was too often a reality and the need for drink to quench the thirst a necessity, the Desire for God is spoken of as a "thirst" that God alone could satisfy ( Psalm 42:1-2 ; 63:1 ; 143:6 ). In this case drink is used symbolically to mean "appease Desire
Retaliation - Men were to be moved not by the spirit which was always seeking its own, but by the spirit which Desired the welfare of the other. And while a believer might, in his Desire to obey his Lord, give to any one who took away his coat his cloak also, he might be doing the robber and society a very ill turn. ...
‘So far as our personal feeling goes, we ought to be ready to offer the other cheek, and to give, without Desire of recovery, whatever is demanded or taken from us
Hope - To trust in, wait for, look for, or Desire something or someone; or to expect something beneficial in the future. He goes on to express his Desire to leave this world to be present with Christ (1:23)
Self-Denial - 97) of the Christians as ‘meeting before daybreak’ probably points to nothing but a Desire for privacy and a feeling of the necessity for avoiding public notice, but we have certainly allusions to vigils in the strict sense of the word in the writings of several of the early Fathers (Clem. He has no beauty that men should Desire Him
Epicureans - Beside, pleasure or pain is the measure of what is good or evil in every object of Desire or aversion. That pleasure is the first good, appears from the inclination which every animal, from its first birth, discovers to pursue pleasure and avoid pain; and is confirmed by the universal experience of mankind, who are incited to action by no other principle, than the Desire of avoiding pain, or obtaining pleasure
Methodists, Protestant - By repentance I mean conviction of sin, producing real Desires and sincere resolutions of amendment; by salvation I mean not barely deliverance from hell, but a present deliverance from sin. "There is only one condition previously required of those who Desire admission into these societies, namely, A Desire to flee from the wrath to come; to be saved from their sins: but wherever this is really fixed in the soul, it will be shown by its fruits. It is, therefore, expected of all who continue therein, that they should continue to evidence their Desire of salvation. "It is expected of all who continue in these societies that they should continue to evidence their Desire of salvation. "It is expected of all who Desire to continue in these societies, that they should continue to evidence their Desire of salvation, "Thirdly, By attending on all the ordinances of God: such are, ...
The public worship of God; the ministry or the word, either read or expounded; the supper of the Lord; family and private prayer; searching the Scriptures; and fasting and abstinence. Do they know God as a pardoning God? Have they the love of God abiding in them? Do they Desire and seek nothing but God? And are they holy in all manner of conversation?...
2. " This was by no means satisfactory to many of the preachers and people, who thought that religious liberty ought to be extended to all the societies which Desired it. In order to favour this cause, so agreeable to the spirit of Christianity and the rights of Englishmen, several respectable preachers came forward; and by the writings which they circulated through the connection, paved the way for a plan of pacification; by which it was stipulated, that in every society where a threefold majority of class- leaders, stewards, and trustees Desired it, the people should have preaching in church hours, and the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's supper administered to them
Shewbread - This antique form of oblation had its origin in pre-historic times in the naïve Desire to propitiate the deity by providing him with a meal (See Sacrifice and Offering, § 16 )
Communion (1) - ...
The fourth council of Lateran decrees, that every believer shall receive the communion, at least, at Easter; which seems to import a tacit Desire that they should do it oftener in the primitive days
Heathen - Newton, favour the same opinion; the latter of whom thus observes: "If we suppose a heathen brought to a sense of his misery; to a conviction that he cannot be happy without the favour of the great Lord of the world; to a feeling of guilt, and Desire of mercy, and that, thought he has no explicit knowledge of a Saviour, he directs the cry of his heart to the unknown Supreme, to have mercy upon him; who will prove that such views and Desires can arise in the heart of a sinner, without the energy of that Spirit which Jesus is exalted to bestow? Who will take upon him to say, that his blood has not sufficient efficacy to redeem to God a sinner who is thus disposed, though he have never heard of his name? Or who has a warrant to affirm, that the supposition I have made is in the nature of things impossible to be realized?" Newton's Messiah; Dr
Samar'Itans - They then Desire to be allowed to participate in the rebuilding of the temple at Jerusalem; but on being refused, the Samaritans throw off the mask, and become open enemies, frustrate the operations of the Jews through the reigns of two Persian kings, and are only effectually silenced in the reign of Darius Hystaspes, B
Uriah - ...
David's attempt to hide his sin by bringing Uriah home to his wife from the war with Ammon was foiled by Uriah's right sentiment as a soldier and chivalrous devotion to Israel and to God: "the ark and Israel and Judah abide in tents, and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house to eat, drink, and lie with my wife?" This answer was well fitted to pierce David's conscience, but Desire of concealment at all costs urged David on
Parents - Many rules have been delivered respecting the health of children, which cannot be inserted here; yet we shall just observe, that if a parent wishes to see his progeny healthy, he must not indulge them in every thing their little appetites Desire; not give them too much sleep, nor ever give them strong liquors. Nothing can be more criminal than the conduct of some parents in the inferior classes of the community, who never restrain the Desires and passions of their children, suffer them to live in idleness, dishonesty, and profanation of the Lord's day, the consequence of which is often an ignominious end
Decrees of God - Desire for heaven
Reformation - At Geneva the Desire to free themselves from the authority of the Catholic bishop led the inhabitants to submit to John Calvin
That - Self-love and reason to one end aspire, ...
Pain their aversion, pleasure their Desire, ...
But greedy that, its object would devour, ...
This taste the honey, and not wound the flow'r
Ninian, British Missionary Bsp - The youth soon manifested a Desire to visit Rome, and appears to have reached it in the time of pope Damasus (a
Population - ’ This is probably an exaggeration, due to the historian’s Desire of glorifying the country; but even when one discounts his statements fairly, a residuum of fact remains, corroborated by the occasional allusions of the Gospels to the thickly populated districts in which Jesus lived and preached
Porphyrius, Bishop of Gaza - By Porphyry's Desire Mark visited Thessalonica, and turned the proceeds of Porphyry's share of his paternal property into money, the whole of which, on his return, Porphyry distributed to the poor and to various monasteries, supporting himself by manual labour
Repentance - the young man‘s sorrow in Matthew 19:22) but repentance, arousing in them indignation, fear, longing, and a passionate Desire to set themselves right. He rather analyzes what would seem to have been his own experience of it: the crushing weight of law; the emergence of Desire: the resultant sense of helplessness; and the deliverance wrought by the grace of God (Romans 7:24; cf. The emotions associated with repentance are only memories, and the forward look (Philippians 3:13, Hebrews 12:1) and the preoccupation of the mind with the things of the Kingdom (Philippians 4:8) will prevent any morbid dwelling on an experience which can only be temporary and ought to be short-lived, just as, by these means, any Desire for a formal analysis of a past psychosis will be removed
Hand - ”...
“To stretch the hand” was used to convey two thoughts: attacking the enemy in battle (Joshua 8:19 ,Joshua 8:19,8:26 ) and an intense Desire for communion with God (Psalm 143:6 )
Sadducees - Josephus overstated things in his Desire to make the Jewish parties look like the philosophical schools of Greece
Temptation - ’ His own prayer in Gethsemane ( Matthew 26:42 ), and His exhortation to His disciples ( Matthew 26:41 ), prove, by example and by precept, that when offered in subjection to the central, all-dominating Desire ‘Thy will be done,’ the petition ‘Bring us not into temptation’ is always fitting on the lips of those who know that ‘the flesh is weak
Fall of Man - ...
Man suffered himself to be seduced by perverse and confused notions of good and evil, prompted by a Desire of a greater degree of perfection, and swayed by his sensual appetite, in contradiction to his reason, Genesis 3:6
Blessing - God's intention and Desire to bless humanity is a central focus of his covenant relationships
Troas - He was at least three times in the city, and could not but earnestly Desire to stay and plant a church in a place of such importance, but each time he was torn away from it to some other sphere of labour
Mind - In addition, the word nephesh (soul) is translated “mind” in Deuteronomy 18:6 when it refers to the Desire of a man's mind (soul) and in Genesis 23:8 where it refers to mind in the sense of a decision or judgment. Paul said that in times past we all lived according to the flesh, “fulfilling the Desires of the flesh and of the mind” (those things we had already thought over, Ephesians 2:3 )
Foreknowledge - ...
In accomplishing his purposes, God is able to work through the evil actions of those who have no Desire to do his will
A - Opposed to this letter were U R, uti rogas, be it as you Desire - the words used to express assent to a proposition
Day And Night - Thus it is ‘the day of judgment’ (2 Peter 2:9; 2 Peter 3:7, 1 John 4:17), ‘of wrath’ (Romans 2:5, Revelation 6:17), ‘of slaughter’ (James 5:5), ‘of revelation of the righteous judgment of God’ (Romans 2:5); but also ‘the day of redemption’ (Ephesians 4:30), a day in which Christ’s people shall not only have boldness (1 John 4:17), but shall rejoice (Philippians 2:16), and whose coming they are to look for and earnestly Desire (2 Peter 3:12)
David - David expressed to Nathan a strong Desire to build a temple for Jehovah in his new capital, a wish indicative of worldly wisdom as well as piety on the part of the king
Adoption - Other practices related to ensuring descendants were more common, and the Desire to maintain the family line of the natural parents was strong
False Prophets - But whether from the Desire of gain or of public favour, these false prophets expressed the optimistic, what would be regarded as the patriotic, view of the state and future of their country, and have been described as ‘nationalistic rather than false
Turtle - (See Genesis 15:9) But what I would yet more particularly Desire the reader to regard concerning the turtle, is the application of it in a figurative way to several characters in Scripture
Damasus, Pope - Jerome's Desire to dedicate to him a translation of Didymus's work on the Holy Ghost was only stopped by his death
Behmenists - At length, seriously considering within himself that speech of our Saviour, "Your heavenly Father will give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him," he was thereby awakened to Desire that promised Comforter; and, continuing in that earnestness, he was at last, to use his own expression, "surrounded with a divine light for seven days, and stood in the highest contemplation and kingdom of joys!" After this, about the year 1600, he was again surrounded with a divine light and replenished with the heavenly knowledge; insomuch as, going abroad into the fields, and viewing the herbs and grass, by his inward light, he saw into their essences, uses, and properties, which were discovered to him by their lineaments, figures, and signatures
Poetry, Hebrew - As lyric poetry is the expression of the poet's own feelings and impulses, so gnomic poetry is the form in which the Desire of communicating knowledge to others finds vent
Lie - ...
To lie at the heart, to be fixed as an object of affection or anxious Desire
Hezekiah - His Desire was that the nation as a whole follow the religious order laid down by Moses and developed by David
David - David expressed to Nathan a strong Desire to build a temple for Jehovah in his new capital, a wish indicative of worldly wisdom as well as piety on the part of the king
Marcianus, Flavius, Emperor of the East - 13), by which proceedings against the oeconomus or other clerics of the churches in Constantinople were to be taken at the plaintiff's Desire either before the archbishop or the prefect of the city, and no oaths tendered to clerics, who were forbidden to swear by the laws of the church and an ancient canon
Masona, Bishop of Merida - The legendary and marvellous character of the remainder, and the Desire apparent throughout to exalt the ecclesiastical importance of Merida, is, on the other hand, no argument against genuineness, as contemporary parallels might easily be quoted
Methodists - There is only one condition previously required of those who Desire admission into these societies, namely, a Desire to flee from the wrath to come; to be saved from their sins: but wherever this is really fixed in the soul, it will be shown by its fruits. ...
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Predestination - Esau, a compulsive man who sought instant gratification of his Desires, would not be the kind of person who becomes a patriarch. Human logic and the Desire for systematic conclusions and neat, packaged answers lead to hard solutions about freedom and destiny. Questions which lead to this development were: If God is sovereign, how can humans be free? If God knows about everything in advance, does that mean that He forces things to be the way they are? Does not God give grace to those who are to be saved and withhold it from those who are not? If God decreed that some are to be saved, does this not mean He has predestined others to be damned?...
The problem with these later questions is that they go beyond Scripture in their Desire to figure everything out
Monastery - ...
Although nothing appears to have been done in consequence of these bulls, the motive which induced Wolsey and many others to suppress these houses was the Desire of promoting learning; and arch-bishop Crammer engaged in it with a view of carrying on the reformation. There were other causes that concurred to bring on their ruin: many of the religious were loose and vicious; the monks were generally thought to be in their hearts attached to the pope's supremacy; their revenues were not employed according to the intent of the donors; many cheats in images, feigned miracles, and counterfeit relics, had been discovered, which brought the monks into disgrace; the observant friars had opposed the king's divorce from queen Catharine; and these circumstances operated, in concurrence with the king's want of a supply and the people's Desire to save their money, to forward a motion in parliament, that, in order to support the king's state, and supply his wants, all the religious houses might be conferred upon the crown, which were not able to spend above 200 50: a year; and an act was passed for that purpose, 27 Hen
Mediator, Mediation - God used Nathan's prophetic word to tell David of his Desire for a temple (2 Samuel 7:2-17 ) and Isaiah to calm the fears of Hezekiah about Sennacherib's threatened invasion (2 Kings 19:1-37 ; Isaiah 37:1-38 ). Paul ties these concepts neatly together in 1 Timothy 2:4-6 when he declares that God's Desire to save all people is expressed in the "one mediator, " Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all
Judgment - Then "men shall seek death, and shall not find it; and shall Desire to die, and death shall flee from them," Revelation 9:6 . These are the elevating, the transporting views, which made the Apostle Paul speak with so much Desire and earnest expectation of the "day of Christ
Golden Rule - Yet Bengel’s pithy comment, ‘Imitate the Divine goodness,’ suggests a natural link with the previous verse: as the Father gives ‘good things’ to His children in response to the prayer which expresses Desire to receive them, so the motive of His children’s actions should be a wish that others may share in the enjoyment of those good things from above. ...
A practical difficulty presents itself to the minds of many who Desire to walk in accordance with Christ’s rule. A king cannot do to his subject what he Desires his subject to do to him, nor can a father to his child, nor a master to his servant. But neither of the accomplices can wish to make the rule of action universal; they cannot Desire to be deceived by all men as they have agreed to combine in deceiving others
Symbol - In the Epistles we meet with a rich variety of emblems created by the Desire to interpret the Person and mission of Christ, and the relationship of the Christian believer to Him
Names of Our Lord - ...
IN THE OLD TESTAMENT ...
Almighty Word, Wisdom of Solomon 18:15
Brightness of Eternal Light, Wisdom of Solomon 7:26
Child, Isaiah 9:6
Counsellor, Isaiah 9:6
Desire of Eternal Hills, Genesis 49:26
Desired of all nations, Aggeus 2:8
Emmanuel, Isaiah 7:14
Expectation of nations, Genesis
Father of World to Come, Isaiah
God the Mighty, Isaiah 9:6
Holy One of Israel, Isaiah 43:3
Holy One, Psalms 15:10
Just Branch, Jeremiah 23:5
Just, Isaiah 45:8
King of Glory, Psalms 23:7
Lord of Hosts, Isaiah 9:7
Lord Our Just One, Jeremiah 23:6
Man of Sorrows, Isaiah 53:3
Man, Michah 5:5
My Just One, Isaiah 41:10
Orient, Zachariah 6:12
Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6
Root of Jesse, Isaiah 11:10
Ruler of the Earth, Isaiah 16:1
Sun of Justice, Malachi 4:2
Wonderful, Isaiah 9:6
USED BY HIMSELF ...
Bread of Life, John 6:35
Door, John 10:9
Good Shepherd, John 10:11
Life, John 11:25
Light of the World, John 9:5
Lord, John 13:13
Master, John 13:13
Resurrection and Life, John 11:25
Son of Man, Matthew 8:2O
Son, John 5:22
Vine, John 15:1
Way, Truth, and Life, John 14:6
USED BY THE APOSTLES and EVANGELISTS ...
Advocate, 1 John 2:1
Almighty, Apocalypse 1:8
Alpha and Omega, Apocalypse 1:8
Amen, Apocalypse 3:14
Author and Finisher of Faith, Hebrews 12:2
Author of Life, Acts 3:15
Beginning and End, Apocalypse 1:8
Blessed God, Mark 14:61
Child Jesus, Luke 2:43
Christ Jesus, 1 Timothy 1:1
Christ, Matthrew 1:18
Corner-Stone, Epheisans 2:21
Day Star, 2 Peter 1:19
Faith, Hebrews 12:2
Faithful Witness, Apocalypse 1:5
First and Last, Apocalypse 1:17
First Born from the Dead, Apocalypse 1:5
Galitean, Matthew 26:69
God of the Jews, Romans 3:29
Great Pastor, Hebrews 13:20
He that is to come, Hebrews 10:37
Head, Ephesians 4:15
High Priest, Hebrews 2:17
Jesus Christ the Just, 1 John 2:1
Jesus, Matthew 27:17
Key of David, Apocalypse 3:7
King of Kings, Apocalypse 19:16
Lamb of God, John 1:29
Life Eternal, 1 John 1:2
Lion of the Tribe of Juda, Apocalypse 5:5
Living Stone, 1 Peter 2:4
Lord Jesus Christ, Acts 10:48
Lord of All, Galatians 4:1
Lord of Lords, Apocalypse 19:16
Lord Our God, Apocalypse 4:11
Mediator, Hebrews 9:15
Messias, John 1:41 (passim)
Only Begotten of the Father, John 1:14
Our Lord Jesus Ghrist, Romans 1:4
Pascha Nostrum, 1 Corinthians 5:7
Power of God, 1 Corinthians 1:24
Priest, Hebrews 8:4
Prince of the kings of the earth, Apocalypse 1:5
Rabbi, John 1:18
Rock of Scandal, Romans 9:33
Root of David, Apocalypse 5:6
Saviour of the world, John 4:42
Saviour, Luke 2:11
Son of David, Mark 12:86
Son of God, Matthew 8:29
Son of Joseph, Luke 3:23
Son of the Living God, Matthew 16:16
Star of the morning, Apocalypse 2:23
Stone of stumbling, 1 Peter 2:8
Stone, Matthew 21:42
Teacher, John 3:2
That which was from the beginning, 1 John 1:1
Victim, Ephesians 5:2
Wisdom of God, 1 Corinthians 1:24
Word, John 1:1
Word of God, Apocalypse 19:13
Word of Life, 1 John 1:1
USED BY OTHERS ...
Adonai, O Antiphons
Angel in the liturgy of the Mass
Captain of our salvation, Ephiphany, Matins
Captain of the Martyrs, Octain of Saint Stephen, Matins
Carpenter's Son, Matthew 13:55
Christ our King, First Wednesday in Advent, Matins
Christ the Lord, Saturday within Octave of Christmas, Matins
Eagle, Saint Maximus, Homily 42
Eternal, Christmas Day, Lauds
Eternal Word of God made Flesh, Ember Saturday in Advent, Martins
Glory of Thy people Israel, Luke 2:32
God of God, title in Gloria
God our Saviour, Christmas Day, Vespers (I)
God the Son, Saturday within Octave of Christmas, Matins
Great Prophet, First Sunday in Advent, Lauds
Heavenly Bridegroom, Epiphany, Lauds
Holy, Luke 1:35
Holy One of God, Luke 4
King of all the earth, Second Monday in Advent, Vespers
King of Angel Hosts above, Circumcision, Matins
King of Heaven, Christmas Day, Matins
King of Israel, Mark 15:32
King of Righteousness, Third Thursday in Advent, Matins
King of the Gentiles, O Antiphons
King of the Jews, Matthew 2:2
King Peaceful, Christmas Day, Vespers (I)
Light to the revelation of the Gentiles, Luke 2:32
Light of Light, title in Gloria
Lord of Angels, Eve of Epiphany, Matins
Lord Our King, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord our Lawgiver, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord our Saviour, Circumcision, Matins
Lord that shall rule, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord the King, Ephiphany, Matins
Lord the Ruler, Second Sunday in Advent, Matins
Dan (1) - Mainly perhaps, by the Spirit, he has in view the old serpent which was to "bruise the heel" of the promised Savior (Genesis 3:15), but ultimately to have its head bruised by Him; therefore he adds the Desire of all believers, "I have waited for Thy salvation," which abrupt exclamation is thus clearly accounted for
Perfect, Perfectly - ' It expresses the pastor's Desire for the flock, in prayer, Hebrews 13:21 , and in exhortation, 1 Corinthians 1:10 , RV, 'perfected' (AV, 'perfectly joined'); 2 Corinthians 13:11 , as well as his conviction of God's purpose for them, 1 Peter 5:10
Heart - Judicial hardness is very seldom perceived, and never lamented; a broken and contrite heart is the least thing such Desire; but it is otherwise with believers, for the hardness they feel is always a matter of grief to them, Romans 7:24 . Judicial hardness generally opposes the interest of truth and godliness; but a good man considers this as a cause nearest his heart; and although he have to lament his lukewarmness, yet he constantly Desires to promote it, Psalms 72:19
Evil - It was Satan's appeal which stirred within Adam and Eve the Desire which led them to sin
Passion - It is used to describe a violent commotion or agitation of the mind; emotion, zeal, ardour, or of ease wherein a man can conquer his Desires, or hold them in subjection. Desire; ...
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Reverence - In these passages we have reference to the adoration of Jesus by the Magi, Herod’s Desire to do homage to the child at Bethlehem, the request of the devil that Jesus should worship him, the disciples doing homage to their Lord by the sea, the Canaanite woman humbling herself before Jesus, the mother of James and John as she made her bold request for her two sons, the disciples after the resurrection of Christ, the demoniac of Gadara before Jesus, the mock homage paid to Jesus on the Cross
Perfect, Perfection - " God's perfection is an attribute of who he is as a person, not an idea or theoretical postulate, and it involves ethical qualities like justice and uprightness rather than properties that would indulge selfish human Desire and pleasure (as in "a perfect meal" or "a perfect day")
Gentleness (2) - His is not the gentleness towards the sinful which arises from moral indifference, or the Desire of a sin-marred nature to be judged of leniently
Legs - The Jews did not make their request to Pilate with the Desire to intensify the sufferings of Jesus and the robbers, but because only in this way could they have the bodies taken down
Adonijah - Such a Desire was naturally interpreted by Solomon as an intention of seeking the kingdom ( 1 Kings 2:22 ), and self-preservation compelled him to decree Adonijah’s death, a sentence which was carried out by Benaiah ( 1 Kings 2:25 )
Dry Dried Drieth - Their constant conversation is about money, society, pleasure and health, but no Desire for GOD
Helena, Companion of Simon Magus - According to this account, she was sent in order to rob the Archons, the framers of this world, of their power, by enticing them to Desire her beauty, and setting them in hostility to one another
Heart - This evidently means that it will lead us astray by its feelings and its attitudes so that we must not trust in our own Desires, but rather be led by the Word of GOD. By this is indicated that the Lord examines our motives, Desires and feelings to see if they agree with His will. This is a work of the Spirit of GOD in causing the mind and the Desire of the person to come back to GOD from paths of disobedience and sin. ...
Proverbs 16:1 (a) By this figure is represented the feelings and the Desires of men. ...
Jeremiah 17:9-10 (a) This type represents the purposes and the Desires which actuate the thoughts and actions of men
Root - ...
Isaiah 53:2 (a) This represents the Lord JESUS who, while, on earth, was unwanted, and undesired. ...
Luke 3:9 (b) It probably expresses the Lord's will and Desire for Christians to obliterate and to remove all those hidden evils in the life which would prevent fruit bearing. ...
Hebrews 12:15 (a) This represents hidden evil thoughts and Desires, secret words of animosity and dislike coming from a bitter heart
Blessedness (2) - Twice (Luke 11:27; Luke 14:15) beatitudes of a material character are uttered by our Lord’s hearers, and He at once rebukes them, and shows the necessity of fixing the Desires of the heart on the inward and unseen. As Titius puts it, ‘Over every saying of Jesus may be written the inscription, “Concerning the kingdom of God” ’ These sayings, then, reveal the nature of the kingdom in its twofold aspect as an inward, spiritual, present reality which exists, progresses, suffers, is in perpetual conflict; and, as a great future fulfilment, when conflict shall turn to peace, failure to victory, suffering to reward, and the inward Desire and the outward attainment be one in the presence of perfected power
Exhortation - To grasp the meaning of ‘exhort’ and ‘exhortation,’ as technical terms, it should be noticed that the verb παρακαλέω is, in many cases, translated ‘pray’ or ‘desire’ in Authorized Version , and ‘beseech’ or ‘intreat’ in Revised Version when, however, the appeal so expressed springs from some personal wish or judgment, whereas the terms ‘exhort’ and ‘exhortation’ are retained for instances where the basis of appeal is some Divinely-given truth or revelation (cf
Marriage - Long after this instances are recorded of wives, on account of their great Desire for children, giving their maid servants to their husbands: an act that would now be judged as most unnatural in a wife
Anitipas - In the year of the Christian aera 39, Herodias being jealous of the prosperity of her brother Agrippa, who from a private person had become king of Judea, persuaded her husband, Herod-Antipas, to visit Rome, and Desire the same dignity of the emperor Caius
Conscience - But in our own case, the uneasy feeling is heightened in a tenfold degree, because self- contempt and disgust are brought into competition with the warmest self- love, and the strongest Desire of self-approbation
Anger, Angry - A — 1: ὀργή (Strong's #3709 — Noun Feminine — orge — or-gay' ) originally any "natural impulse, or Desire, or disposition," came to signify "anger," as the strongest of all passions
ju'Das Iscar'Iot - (Matthew 27:5 ) But, (a) restitution of the silver did not undo the wrong; (b) it was restored in a wrong spirit, --a Desire for relief rather than hatred of sin; (c) he confessed to the wrong party, or rather to those who should have been secondary, and who could not grand forgiveness; (d) "compunction is not conversion
Asceticism (2) - of marriage or property—seems to have been, not the Desire to avoid these things as in themselves incompatible with spiritual perfection, but the Desire to leave Himself perfect freedom in the prosecution of His work. Hence all Desires and strivings which have not righteousness as their ultimate goal must be ruthlessly suppressed; all lesser goods and blessings which hinder and obstruct a man in the pursuit of the summum bonum must unhesitatingly be sacrificed. In other words, when the individual realizes that the gratification of any Desire will impede or distract him in the performance of his duties as a member of the Kingdom, he is bound to forego such gratification if he would still be in truth a disciple of Christ. He merely points out that some people, in the enthusiasm of their heavenly calling, have suppressed the very instincts of nature, so that they have, as it were, undergone an operation of ethical self-emasculation, being dead to sexual Desire; and He recommends those who have received the gift of abstinence, in this sense, not to neglect it
Prayer - has been well defined, the offering up of our Desires unto God, for things agreeable to his will, in the name or through the mediation of Jesus Christ, by the help of the Holy Spirit, with a confession of our sins, and a thankful acknowledgment of his mercies. A sense of want excites Desire, and Desire is the very essence of prayer. "One thing have I Desired of the Lord," says David; "that will I seek after. " Prayer without Desire is like an altar without a sacrifice, or without the fire from heaven to consume it. " So the Apostle says: "This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us; and if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we Desired of him," 1 John 5:14-15 . From them we learn only, that God has appointed it; that he enjoins it to be offered in faith, that is, faith in Christ, whose atonement is the meritorious and procuring cause of all the blessings to which our Desires can be directed; and that prayer so offered is an indispensable condition of our obtaining the blessings for which we ask. Again: if we pray for spiritual blessings aright, that is, with an earnestness of Desire which arises from a due apprehension of their importance, and a preference of them to all earthly good, who does not see that this implies such a deliverance from the earthly and carnal disposition which characterizes our degenerate nature, that an agency far above our own, however we may employ it, must be supposed? or else, if our own prayers could be efficient up to this point, we might, by the continual application of this instrument, complete our regeneration, independent of that grace of God, which, after all, this theory brings in
Ten Commandments - In the last commandment the first two clauses are transposed, and a more appropriate word (‘desire’) is used for coveting a neighbour’s wife. transposes the first two clauses, and reads ‘desire’ with wife
Fall - Despite this pain she would nevertheless Desire intimacy with her husband, but her Desire would be frustrated by sin
Repentance (2) - It is an agonizing Desire, leading to an agonizing and persistent effort, to realize such a radical change in the state of the mind as will secure and ensure against wrong-doing in the future. Born of a realization, more or less clear and pungent, of our natural sinward tendency and of our hopeless inability to correct it or control it, it impels us to Desire above all things and to seek before all things that change of mind and moral condition which will not only lead us to choose righteousness, but also enable us triumphantly to realize righteousness
Inn - 394a) that the motive of this urging of hospitality was the Desire to preserve Christian converts from the corrupting influences among which they would be thrown at the public inns. His Desire to seek ‘the lost’ suggests that He would not avoid the places where these were most likely to be found
Goodness (Human) - In 2 Thessalonians 1:11, ‘Our God … may fulfil every Desire of goodness and every work or faith with power,’ the Desire and the work stand related as the wish and the execution, which secures for ἀγαθωσύνη here likewise the same sense of beneficence as is associated with the ‘work of faith
Paul's Visit to Jerusalem to See Peter - Paul had a great Desire to see Peter about all that before he began his ministry. And you would have had that same great Desire, and so would I
Song of Solomon - There is however this important difference: in the Canticles the result is more in anticipation, while with the Christian there is present realisation of relationship: in other words, more of Desire than of satisfaction. The bride's experience has advanced: she responds, "I am my beloved's, and his Desire is toward me. He Desires to hear the voice of her that walks in the gardens
Twelve - They are filled with pride, and Desire to run their own lives, and the lives of others as well. The world of the ungodly is filled with multitudinous and multivarious methods of providing happiness for those who have shut out GOD and Desire not the blessings of Christianity
Eye - The eye of the soul, in a moral sense, is the intention, the Desire. The lust of the eyes, or the Desire of the eyes, comprehends every thing that curiosity, vanity, &c, seek after; every thing that the eyes can present to men given up to their passions, 1 John 2:16
Law - , a principle which demands only faith on man's part; (c) "the law of my mind," Romans 7:23 , that principle which governs the new nature in virtue of the new birth; (d) "the law of sin," Romans 7:23 , the principle by which sin exerts its influence and power despite the Desire to do what is right; "of sin and death," Romans 8:2 , death being the effect; (e) "the law of liberty," James 1:25 ; 2:12 , a term comprehensive of all the Scriptures, not a "law" of compulsion enforced from without, but meeting with ready obedience through the Desire and delight of the renewed being who is subject to it; into it he looks, and in its teaching he delights; he is "under law (ennomos, "in law," implying union and subjection) to Christ," 1 Corinthians 9:21 ; cp
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A — 4: δέομαι (Strong's #1189 — Verb — deomai — deh'-om-ahee ) "to Desire," in 2 Corinthians 5:20 ; 8:4 , RV, "beseech" (AV, "pray"): see BESEECH , No
Rebuke - (1) The disciples’ rebuke of those who brought little children to Jesus’, serves to contrast their thought of the parents as inconsiderate and selfish, and of the children as beneath His notice because of their incapacity to understand His words, with His sympathy with the parents’ Desire to give their children a prophet’s blessing, His warm love for the children simply as children (Mark 9:36), and His delight in the child-spirit as manifesting the true heavenly temper (Mark 10:14)
Eye - The eyes can be full of adultery (2 Peter 2:14 ) and can Desire (Psalm 54:7 ) or lust (Numbers 15:39 ; 1 John 2:16 )
Soul - The work of the throat, its hunger and appetite, stands for the Desire and the longing of the human being after power and sex, after satisfaction, and after even the evil (Proverbs 21:10 ), but also after God (Psalm 42:2-3 )
Antichrist - Genesis 49:17 ), nor "the Desire of women" (i
Joseph - And as then the Zapnathpaaneah of Egypt revealed secrets, and the cry was, Go unto Joseph, what he saith unto you do: so now, in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, we do, indeed, behold our Wonderful Counsellor, who hath made known to us his and his Father's will, and the one Desire of every soul is, to go unto Jesus, whatsoever he saith unto us is blessed, and our duty to obey
Eulalius, an Antipope - First, that with the ancient custom of election of a new bishop by the clergy, with the assent of the laity, and confirmation by provincial bishops, there was no Desire on the part of the civil power to interfere
Law of Moses - Law gives no power over sin; indeed, no sooner does a law say that a particular thing must not be done, than a Desire arises to do it
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Which things the angels Desire to look into
Keep - In joy, that which keeps up the action is the Desire to continue it
Natural - 2), to distinguish the pleasures of the soul, such as ambition and Desire of knowledge, from those of the body
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At the same time individual Christians should Desire spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 14:1) and should pray for them (1 Corinthians 14:13), especially the more important gifts (1 Corinthians 12:31). Spiritual gift varies according to the ability that God gives, but spiritual fruit is the Christian character that God Desires for all his people
Physician (2) - ) and (though seldom requiring mention) Desire or will (John 5:6; Luke 22:50 ff
Will - Much attention has naturally been given to the relations between will on the one hand and wish and Desire on the other, to the connexion between will and attention and habit, and also to the possibility of action against the will. The language of the OT suggests three manifestations of will: (a) Desire and aversion-the latter perhaps more often actually expressed terms which can all be applied either to man or to God; (b) satisfaction in a certain state of things, real or contemplated-, with the cognate noun, a; these again are equally applicable to man and to God; (c) a continued and persistent purpose, or the phrase -; the former is more commonly used of man; the latter suggests the familiar connexion between will and attention, -being always regarded by the Hebrews as the seat of thoughts rather than of emotions. From the undifferentiated material of likes and dislikes are developed deep mental and moral satisfactions, and acute physical Desires or loathings. ...
The above makes it clear that the verb is used quite generally for ‘wish,’ ‘desire,’ and ‘want. On the other hand, the noun is practically confined to the idea of a solemn Divine purpose; hence its inapplicability to human Desires. The noun is generally used in a bad sense, often with reference to bodily Desires (note John 8:44). ...
Hence, out of the simple material of Desires and aversions are developed overpowering cravings or settled purposes; when the latter become thought of as entirely fixed, they are connected exclusively with God
Gratianus, Emperor - Ambrose: "I Desire much to enjoy the bodily presence of him whose recollection I carry with me, and with whom I am present in spirit. I Desire you to send me a copy of the same treatise, which you sent before Timothy, Epistles to - God Desires all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth. The dangers of independence coming in in connection with those who Desire to be rich, are pointed out; and Timothy, as a man of God, is exhorted to flee these things; to strive earnestly in the good conflict of faith; to lay hold on eternal life. ...
After a salutation in which he Desires mercy for Timothy, as well as grace and peace, Paul thanks God, whom he had served from his forefathers with pure (not always enlightened) conscience, having Timothy in unceasing remembrance in prayer, calling to mind his unfeigned faith and that of his maternal ancestors; and he Desires that Timothy would rekindle the gift that he had received by the imposition of Paul's hands, for God had given, not a spirit of cowardice, but of power, of love, and of a wise discretion. Such wicked workings would be met only by the power of divine life in souls, and hence Paul alludes to his doctrine, his godly walk, and his sufferings, and adds, All who Desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted
Balaam - Men, by reading, or by hearing, may acquire great knowledge in the truths of God, so as to speak and discourse, as Balaam did very sweetly on the subject; but whose souls never felt any love of God, nor Desire of salvation. In their darkest hours, and under the dullest of their frames, there is still a secret Desire within to the love of Jesus, and the remembrance of his name, (Isaiah 26:9) And while such as Balaam write their own mittimus for everlasting misery, as in those soul-piercing words, when speaking of Christ, "I shall see him, but not now; I shall behold him, but not nigh;" (Numbers 24:17) the hope and expectation of the poorest and humblest child of God is expressed in those sweet words, "As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness
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Jeremiah 20:9 (a) The prophet was so obsessed with a Desire to serve GOD and to testify of and for Him that it stirred his whole being and he felt it as though the bones of his body were affected
Golden Rule - God's love, mercy, and grace far exceed his Desire to punish the wicked (cf
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A — 8: θεάομαι (Strong's #2300 — Verb — theaomai — theh-ah'-om-ahee ) "to view attentively, to see with admiration, Desire, or regard," stresses more especially the action of the person beholding, as with No
Look - and primarily, "to stoop sideways" para, "aside," kupto, "to bend forward"), denotes "to stoop to look into," Luke 24:12 , "stooping and looking in" (AV, "stooping down"); John 20:5,11 ; metaphorically in James 1:25 , of "looking" into the perfect law of liberty; in 1 Peter 1:12 of things which the angels Desire "to look" into
Behmenists - At length, seriously considering within himself that speech of our Saviour, My Father which is in heaven will give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him, he was thereby thoroughly awakened in himself, and set forward to Desire that promised Comforter; and, continuing in that earnestness, he was at last, to us his own expression, "surrounded with a divine light for seven days, and stood in the highest contemplation and kingdom of joys!" ...
After this, about the year 1600, he was again surrounded by the divine light, and replenished with the heavenly knowledge; insomuch as, going abroad into the fields, and viewing the herbs and grass, by his inward light he saw into their essences, use, and properties, which were discovered to him by their lineaments, figures, and signatures
Forgiveness - It is not a question of God's ability or Desire to forgive, but rather a matter of human willingness to meet the conditions for forgiveness
Surprise - He was disappointed in His Desire for rest with His disciples (Mark 6:31; Mark 6:34), and for secrecy (Mark 7:24-25)
Mediator, Mediation - It is different in the covenant with Israel at Sinai, where Moses is throughout (by God’s appointment and the people’s own Desire, Exodus 19:10-25 ; Exodus 20:18-21 ) the mediator between God and the people ( Galatians 3:19 , point of contrast between law and promise)
Walk - Along with this, their walk should not be characterized by craftiness and cunning (2 Corinthians 4:2 ) or by such sins as immorality, impurity, passion, evil Desire, and greed, sins, the writer says, which used to characterize their continual living before salvation (Colossians 3:5-7 )
Envy - Very different from this passion of holy Desire was the φθόνος of the pagan gods (τὸ θεῖον πᾶν ἐστι φθονερόν, says Solon, Herod
Covetousness - πλεονεξία) has the root-idea of greed, shown in a strong Desire to acquire, even more than in a keen wish to keep
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The reasons adduced by Hierocles for belief in a future state are strictly moral, and quite remote from subtlety: "Except some part of us subsists after death, capable of receiving the ornaments of truth and goodness (and the rational soul has beyond doubt this capability), there cannot exist in us the pure Desire for honourable actions
Gad (1) - Companionship in arms and hardships in the wilderness naturally led them to Desire neighborhood in their possessions; also similarity of pursuits in tending flocks and herds led Gad to alliance with Reuben
Building - the Desire for formal unity would have rendered impossible the text ‘each several building
Barabbas - In his Desire to save Jesus, Pilate bethought himself of this custom as offering a loophole of escape from the dilemma in which he found himself between his own sense of justice and his unwillingness to give offence to the multitude
Popularity - Fasting and prayer that flow from a Desire to hold communion with God, charity that is the outcome of gratitude to the Heavenly Father for His wondrous mercy, are ever done in secret, so that there can be no suspicion of any unworthy motive; but the effect of these things is revealed in the man’s whole life and character; it must win for him the praise and love of all good men, and for God the glory. It was neither to nor by flesh and blood that He Desired to reveal Himself and to win a place in the hearts of men, but to the Divine germ within each soul, and by the revelation of the Heavenly Father (Matthew 16:17)
Popularity - Fasting and prayer that flow from a Desire to hold communion with God, charity that is the outcome of gratitude to the Heavenly Father for His wondrous mercy, are ever done in secret, so that there can be no suspicion of any unworthy motive; but the effect of these things is revealed in the man’s whole life and character; it must win for him the praise and love of all good men, and for God the glory. It was neither to nor by flesh and blood that He Desired to reveal Himself and to win a place in the hearts of men, but to the Divine germ within each soul, and by the revelation of the Heavenly Father (Matthew 16:17)
Death - God does not Desire death for those he created in his image
Building - the Desire for formal unity would have rendered impossible the text ‘each several building
Trial of Jesus - His reason for allowing Him to be crucified is a Desire to curry favour with the people. Thereafter the proceedings are destitute of justice; Pilate is concerned not with his legal duty, but with the interests of his personal safety and popularity, which were endangered by his conscientious Desire to release the prisoner. The exigencies of controversy with the Jews and the natural Desire to remember as vividly and completely as possible the details of the scene, would foster this movement towards a recollection of the trial. Their records have no trace of the outraged partisan, any more than of a pious Desire to cast some adventitious halo round Jesus; and when one considers how numerous were the temptations to make capital against the Jews out of this Passion-story, or to decorate it with trivial and extravagant circumstances (as is the case in most of the relevant Apocryphal Gospels), one can better appreciate the sober and wonderfully restrained character of the Evangelic traditions
Greece - ‘The Desire to become at least internally Hellenised, to become partakers of the manners and the culture, of the art and the science of Hellas, to be-in the footsteps of the great Macedonian-shield and sword of the Greeks of the East, and to be allowed further to civilise this East not after an Italian but after a Hellenic fashion-this Desire pervades the later centuries of the Roman republic and the better times of the empire with a power and an ideality which are almost no less tragic than that political toil of the Hellenes failing to attain its goal’ (T
Eustathius, Bishop of Sebaste - His admiration for such a victory over the world and the flesh dispelled all suspicions of Arian sentiments, and the Desire to spread them secretly, which had been rumoured (Basil. ...
On Basil's elevation to the episcopate in 370 Eustathius exhibited great joy, and professed an earnest Desire to be of service to his friend
Elijah - The whole difference between Elijah and Ahab, and between Jezebel and the mother of our Lord was in their hearts' Desires, till their hearts' Desires grew up into all-consuming passions. Turn my dreamings,' implores the passionate Andrewes, 'into earnestness, my follies into cleansings of myself, my guilt into indignation, my past sin into all the greater fear for the future, my sloth into passionate Desire, and my pollution into revenge. Till death was now his only Desire, and the grave his true resting-place
Martinus, Saint, Bishop of Tours - His father succeeded in checking for a season the boy's Desire for a monastic career. A crowd of the people of Tours and from neighbouring cities had been gathered together, and the all but unanimous Desire was for the election of Martin
Ephesians, Epistle to - That to the Ephesians does not seem to have originated in any special circumstances, but is simply a letter springing from Paul's love to the church there, and indicative of his earnest Desire that they should be fully instructed in the profound doctrines of the gospel
Give - Let us give ourselves wholly up to Christ in heart and Desire
Sabbatical Year - But provision was made for cases where a slave might Desire to remain in this condition
Heart - Connected to the will are human wishes and Desires. Ephesians 3:17 expresses the Desire that “Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith
Humanity - For in the interdependence between the sexes, the need, Desire, and delight of humans for and in each other can be most vividly symbolized. It is the primary community through which God wills that the relationships which constitute His image should be healed and through which the fullness which He Desires for all humankind should be most clearly displayed
Temple, Solomon's - In the beginning of his reign Solomon set about giving effect to the Desire that had been so earnestly cherished by his father, and prepared additional materials for the building
Kiss - Hence the spouse in the Canticles, speaking of her soul's Desire for the coming and manifestation of Christ in the flesh, with all the blessings connected with that manifestation, sums up her very ardent request in that comprehensive expression, "Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for his love is better than wine
Hussites - " ...
When the chain was put upon him at the stake, he said with a smiling countenance, "My Lord Jesus Christ was bound with a harder chain than this for my sake, and why should I be ashamed of this old rusty one?" When the faggots were piled up to his very neck, the duke of Bavaria was officious enough to Desire him to abjure
Righteousness - Precisely here, serious misunderstanding frequently flaws thought about Israel's Desire for righteousness
Nicodemus - " Where real Desire after the Saviour exists, it will in the end overcome the evil of the heart, and make a man strong in faith through the Holy Spirit
Ignorance - The latter condition was much dwelt upon, for to all the apostles the Coming of Jesus Christ was the shedding forth of so great a light that all who had not seen that light dwelt in darkness, while they insisted also that light sufficient was given in the world to learn about God, if only men had not been led away by evil Desires (Romans 1:20). The apostles were never content to leave even the humblest Christians in a state of ignorance, and one indication of this Desire may be found in the phrase that recurs so often in the Epistles of St
Haggai, Theology of - A messianic connection with "glory" would be strengthened if "the Desired (or "desire") of all nations" in Luke 2:7 also refers to Christ. From the context it is clear that "desired" can refer to valuable articles such as silver and gold ( Luke 2:8 ), but from other passages it seems equally clear that "desired" can also refer to individuals. Three times Daniel is called "highly esteemed" or "highly Desired" (Daniel 9:23 ; 10:11,19 )
Holy One - —To men familiar with the OT expressions ‘the Holy One’ and ‘the Holy One of Israel,’ as describing God Himself, it would seem almost impossible that the expression could have been used of Christ without a distinct Desire to connect His title with that of Jehovah
Long-Suffering - Perhaps we may more truly say that patience keeps a man from breaking down in despair, while long-suffering keeps him from breaking out in word or action because of some unsatisfied Desire
Peniel - " (1 Timothy 1:17) Hence, When the read in the word of God that the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears open to their prayers, and that he openeth his hand and satisfieth the Desire of every living thing, these expressions are literally true, as well as blessedly refreshing, considered as spoken of Him in whom it hath pleased the Father that "all fulness should dwell," and who is the Head of all principality and power; but cannot be said of JEHOVAH in his absolute nature and GODHEAD, "dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto, whom no man hath seen or can see
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Genesis 24:40 (b) Here the angel is undoubtedly the Holy Spirit who leads the child of GOD in the ways of the Lord and brings about His Desire in the world
Isaacus, Egyptian Solitary - That will be realized when all our love and Desire every aim effort thought all that we contemplate speak of hope for is God; when we are united with Him by an enduring and indissoluble affection
Fellowship - To be with Christ for ever is the whole Desire of the Apostle (1 Thessalonians 4:17, Philippians 1:23); in the present time he has but a foretaste of the joy to come
Synagogue - It has been judged that they arose after the captivity, and may perhaps have been occasioned by a Desire to perpetuate the work begun by the people calling upon Ezra to read to them the book of the law, when those who heard were deeply affected
Angels - They Desire to look into the things testified by the Spirit of Christ in the prophets, and now reported by the apostles in the power of the same Spirit
Andrew - And the second occurred when to Philip, again perplexed by the Desire of certain Greeks (Gentiles, therefore) to see Jesus, Andrew suggested that the true course was at least to lay the request before Jesus Himself, and leave Him to decide whether or not it could be granted (John 12:20 ff
Agrippa - But the Desire of pleasing them, and a mistaken zeal for their religion, induced him to put to death the Apostle James, and to cast Peter into prison with the same design; and, but for a miraculous interposition, which, however, produced no effect upon the mind of the tyrant, his hands would have been imbrued in the blood of two Apostles, the memory whereof is preserved in Scripture
Casuistry - ...
Casuistry, as a systematic perversion of Christian morality, is now, in the Protestant world, very much unknown: though there still is, and perhaps always will be, that softening down of the strict rules of duty, to which mankind are led either by self-deceit, or by the natural Desire of reconciling, with the hope of the divine favour, considerable obliquity from that path of rectitude and virtue which alone is acceptable to God
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The sum of the whole is as follows: All the descendants of Noah remained in Armenia in peaceable subjection to the patriarchal religion and government during the lifetime of the four royal patriarchs, or till about the beginning of the sixth century after the flood; when, gradually falling off from the pure worship of God, and from their allegiance to the respective heads of families, and seduced by the schemes of the ambitious Nimrod, and farther actuated by a restless disposition, or a Desire for a more fertile country, they migrated in a body southwards, till they reached the plains of Shinar, probably about sixty years after the death of Shem
Reformation - The "Indices Expurgatorii," in which they pointed out the works that they condemned, and which they declared it to be heresy and pollution to peruse, increased the Desire to become acquainted with them; and although some who indulged that curiosity suffered the punishment denounced by the inquisition against the enemies of papal superstition, there was an immense proportion which even spiritual tyranny could not reach; so that the light which had been kindled daily brightened till it shone with unclouded lustre through many of the most powerful and the most refined nations of Europe
Propitiation - Yet the paradox holds good that, while God loves the sinner, and earnestly seeks his salvation, there is a necessary reaction of the holiness of God against sin, manifesting itself in displeasure, withdrawal, judgment, wrath, which hinders the outflow of His friendship and favour to the world as He would Desire it to flow forth
Balaam - The inspiration of Balaam, contrasted with his subsequent sin and disgraceful death, his knowledge of the will of God, together with his intense Desire to grasp the rewards of unrighteousness, have given rise to a notable sermon literature
Precious Stones - His sole Desire is to fire the imagination with an idea of the radiant beauty of the city whose builder and maker is God
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We see, then, that it was not Christ’s object to reveal Himself to every one indiscriminately, but to those only who had a Desire for that knowledge, together with love and reverence
Sabellianism, or Patripassianism - Tertullian expressly asserts, in the opening of his treatise against Praxeas, that this heresy had sprung out of a Desire to maintain orthodoxy
Silvester, Bishop of Rome - " The phrase, "qui majores dioceses tenes," with the consequent Desire expressed that the pope should promulgate the decrees, has been used in proof of the pope's then acknowledged patriarchal jurisdiction over the great dioceses (i
Thessalonians Epistles to the - Its author is inspired by a Desire to accept the authenticity of 2 Thess. May God soon grant them their Desire, and lead their converts still further in the way of holiness (1 Thessalonians 3:11-13). The teaching of the First Epistle is framed to answer the question ‘What part will dead Christians take in the Parousia?’ That of the Second Epistle is shaped by the Desire to quiet hysterical unrest at Thessalonica with an assurance that the Parousia is not imminent
Holy, Holiness - The powers, drives, and Desires that ruled below were projected onto the above and labeled holy. He bowed in awe, because an Other had confronted him—One who is not to be manipulated and who Desires a relationship prior to any service. More than simply a show of searing brilliance, however, the God of Israel appears in ways that indicate his Desire to communicate his very nature to his own. ...
Though the word "holy" does not appear as often in Genesis, the outlines of Desired relationship between a holy God and his chosen people are laid down there. He is not speaking about the endtimes but of a Desire for the church to take on the likeness of the essential nature of God (Hebrews 12:10 ). The believer is invited to live in his holy presence but only if that includes living with others who Desire nothing less than God's holiness (Hebrews 10:19-26 )
Retribution (2) - Further, all Desire for personal vengeance now is forbidden (Sermon on the Mount, Luke 9:51 ff. The connexion of virtue with the Desire for happiness is one of the ultimate problems of Ethics, and cannot be fully treated here
God (2) - The Law declared against adultery, but He declared against the lustful Desire (Matthew 5:27 f. Now this profounder conception of sin, this attaching of the gravest penalties to the secret feeling of anger and to the unclean Desire, implies a clearer and more ethical conception of the holiness of God
Apocrypha, New Testament - First, some groups accepted apocryphal writings because they built on the universal Desire to preserve the memories of the lives and deaths of important New Testament figures. Regardless of whether the transmitted traditions were true or false, the Desire of later generations to know more detail made the apocryphal writings attractive
Sanhedrin - predominantly the Sadducæan interest; but under Herod, who favoured the Pharisaic party in his Desire to restrict the power and influence of the old nobility, the Sadducæan element in the Sanhedrin became less prominent, while that of the Pharisees increased
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The Old Testament speaks of heaven to show the sovereignty of the Creator God and yet of the divine Desire to communicate with and provide for the human creature
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Isaiah 51:14 (b) The lost sinner bound by evil habits, wicked ways, and hindered by sinful companions has a deep Desire to be delivered from this bondage, so that he may live a life of freedom with GOD and may enjoy the blessings of GOD
Obadiah - No boastful spirit, but a Desire to deprecate Elijah's exposing him to death, prompted his mention of his services to the cause of God
Nero - The East had seen nothing but his best side, and this rumour, born of a Desire to see him emperor again, seriously endangered the peace of the Empire, as more than one person came forward claiming to be Nero
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Old Testament Teaching In the Old Testament, “freedom” is used to describe what God Desires and grants to Hebrew slaves. In the example of the Exodus and the preaching of the prophets, whoever is oppressed is viewed as a slave, and God Desires that the oppression stop. The Scriptures constantly remind us that following our every Desire is not what freedom is
Versions, Ancient, of the Old And New Testaments, - 862 there was a Desire expressed or an inquiry made for Christian teachers in Moravia, and in the following year the labors of missionaries began among the Moravians
Unclean And Clean - The decree of the Jerusalem council (Acts 15:20-21) rested simply on the Desire to avoid offending needlessly the prejudices of Jews and Jewish Christians, "for Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him
Trajan - The reader is impressed by ‘the careful attention paid to details … the consistent Desire … to respect local customs and usages, the avoidance of general rules and principles, and the equitable spirit which insists on the execution of the laws, but observes vested interests, and avoids the appearance of anything arbitrary’ (E
Travel (2) - Paul’s Desire to have Timothy with him before the winter set in (2 Timothy 4:21). If a person Desired to do so, he had simply to carry to some point within the Sabbatical limit two meals before the Sabbath began, one of which he had to eat and the other to bury; and that place became for him his dwelling-place
Slave, Slavery - The tone of Paul's appeal for Onesimus may well imply his Desire that Philemon give Onesimus his freedom, but Paul comes short of demanding this response
Philosophy - 21) reveal that a personal, introspective analysis concerning one's Desire for meaning is not in view, but a philosophy that requires a change in behavior in another
Growth Increase - Peter instructs his converts to Desire the sincere milk of the word, that they ‘may grow thereby’ (1 Peter 2:2), and directly exhorts them to ‘grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour’ (2 Peter 3:18)
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I pause over this view of the subject to ask my own heart, while I Desire the reader to consult his own also, whether this treatment may not in the present hour be too often shewn to the church, the spouse of Christ, in numberless instances of the individual members of his mystical body, when ministers, watchmen, and keepers of the walls of Zion, instead of strengthening seeking souls in the Lord Jesus's blood and righteousness, are taking away their confidence in him, to direct them in seeking somewhat in themselves
Galerius, Emperor - His one Desire was to remove Diocletian's expressive clause, that "no blood was to be shed in the transaction
Circumcision - This article is concerned with the difficulties caused in the Apostolic Church by the Desire of the Judaizing party to enforce the rite upon the Gentile Christians
Good - The phrase good will is equivalent to benevolence but it signifies also an earnest Desire, a hearty wish, entire willingness or fervent zeal as, we entered into the service with a good will he laid on stripes with a good will
Formalism - He sincerely respects the badges and expressions of spiritual life, believes them to be necessary and effectual unto salvation, while he is ignorant of, and without Desire for, the reality which they express
Blindness (2) - Light to those who see is its own evidence, and Jesus, therefore, in making this claim can Desire no recognition other than that spontaneously made by the soul when purged from the sinful passions that obscure or deflect its vision
Abba - David, Levi, in his Lingua Sacra, derives it from a root, which signifies, Desire, delight, complacency, satisfaction: and implying no less, special interest of relationship, as between the nearest of all connections
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The seat of Desire, inclination, or will can be indicated by “heart”: “Pharaoh’s heart is hardened …” ( Desires, words, and actions flow from deep within him
Clean, To Be - Unless the rites expressed a person’s contrite and sincere Desire to be cleansed from the defilement of sin, they were an abomination to God and only aggravated a person’s guilt
Columba (1) Columcille - Whether by the charge of the synod of Teltown, that he must win as many souls to Christ by his preaching as lives were lost at Cul-Dreimhne, or through his own feeling of remorse, or his great Desire for the conversion of the heathen he left Ireland in 563, being 42 years old, and, traversing the sea in a currach of wickerwork covered with hides, landed with his 12 companions on the small island of I, Hy, I-colmkille, Iova, or Iona, situated about 2 miles off the S
Philosophy - " Philosophy owes its name to the modesty of Pythagoras, who refused the high title of σοφος , wise, given to his predecessors, Thales, Pherecydes, &c, as too assuming; and contented himself with the simple appellation of φιλοσοφος , quasi φιλος της σοφιας , a friend, or lover of wisdom: but Chauvin rather chooses to derive the name from φιλια , Desire to study, and σοφια , studium sapientiae; and says that Pythagoras, conceiving that the application of the human mind ought rather to be called study than science, set aside the appellation of wise, and, in lieu thereof, took that of philosopher
Waldenses - That Christ was promised to our fathers, who received the law; that so knowing by the law their unrighteousness and insufficiency, they might Desire the coming of Christ, to satisfy for their sins, and accomplish the law by himself
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"Now, the King and His rule being refused, those who enter the Kingdom of God are brought into conflict with all who disown its allegiance, as well as with the Desire for ease, and the dislike of suffering and unpopularity, natural to all
Light - I opened Ariosto in Italian, and the very first two lines gave me light to all I could Desire
Compassion - Jesus commanded the Pharisees to learn God's Desire for compassion (Matthew 9:13 ; Matthew 12:7 )
Siricius, Bishop of Rome - Maximus, in his extant reply, declares his Desire to maintain the true faith, undertakes to refer the case of Agricius to a synod of clergy, and takes credit for measures already in force against the Manicheans in Gaul, doubtless alluding to the Priscillianists, who were often called Manicheans
Circumcision - This article is concerned with the difficulties caused in the Apostolic Church by the Desire of the Judaizing party to enforce the rite upon the Gentile Christians
Elder - Certain believers may recognize the direction in which their spiritual gifts are developing and Desire to be elders (1 Timothy 3:1; see GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT)
Woman - To the woman he promises increased pain in childbearing and then adds, "your Desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you" (Genesis 3:16 ). "To love and to cherish" has degenerated into "to Desire and to dominate. Although never condoned, this same Desire for progeny could lead to illicit sexual relationships (e
Sympathy - The sympathy of Christ was broad enough to cause Him to Desire actively to promote social happiness, and to supply not merely the necessaries of life, but the means of enjoying its luxuries. Yet He exhibited a sinless nature by a perfect subjugation of the Desire to sin to the will to do right
Henoticon, the - " On this account, and knowing also that the strength and shield of the empire rested in the one true faith declared by the holy Fathers gathered at Nicaea, confirmed by those who met at Constantinople and followed by those who had condemned Nestorius at the council of Ephesus, the emperor declares that "the creed so made and confirmed is the one only symbol of faith, and that he has held, holds, and will hold no other, and will regard all who hold another as aliens, and that in this alone those who Desire saving baptism must be baptized. He wrote to the same effect to Simplicius, expressing a Desire to be received into communion by him (Evagr
the Queen of Sheba - He will only take you all that the more and all that the deeper into His temple, and will show you all that the more the riches of His grace, till He has given to you all you Desire. And, Lord Jesus, all our Desire in this matter is before Thee and is not hidden from Thee
Hormisdas, Bishop of Rome - They were charged with a rule of faith (regula fidei ) for the signature of all who Desired reconciliation with Rome which was more exacting than any previous document. , the truth of which has been proved by the immaculate religion ever maintained by the apostolic see, they profess in all things to follow that see, and to Desire communion with it. They carried with them the libellus described above, to be signed by all who Desired reconciliation. He wrote to Desire that the monks should be kept at Constantinople; but they managed to get to Rome to lay their case before him (Ep
Slave - If a servant did not Desire to avail himself of the opportunity of leaving his service, he was to signify his intention in a formal manner before the judges (or more exactly at the place of judgment ), and then the master was to take him to the door-post, and to bore his ear through with an awl, ( Exodus 21:6 ) driving the awl into or "unto the door," as stated in (15:17) and thus fixing the servant to it
Esau - His "tears" were no proof of true repentance, for immediately after being foiled in his Desire he resolved to murder Jacob! He wept not for his sin, but for its penalty
Malachi - Nehemiah (Nehemiah 6:7) implies that "prophets" supported him, by his Desire, in his reformation
Flowers - It was supposed to stimulate sexual Desires and powers. KJV, NRSV, NIV, TEV translate the Hebrew term as “desire” in Ecclesiastes 12:5 , but REB and NAS follow recent Hebrew dictionaries in translating, “caperberry
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Having a Desire to spread the gospel into the unevangelized areas to the west, the Antioch church sent off Paul and Barnabas as its missionaries (Acts 13:1-2; about AD 46)
Prayer - Both prayers display Jesus' unity with the Father and Desire to give Him glory (John 11:4 ; John 17:1 )
Beatitudes - 6) Desire God's saving righteousness in Christ
Tradition (2) - To the question why it was not written down at the same time as the written Law, the answer was that Moses did indeed Desire to reduce it to writing, but was forbidden by God, because in the days to come Israel would be scattered among the Gentiles, and the written Law would be taken from them; the oral Law would then be the distinctive badge of the Israelite
Zacharias - They were righteous not only in the sight of men but of God, and blameless in their care to observe all His commandments and ordinances; but notwithstanding this, and the promise of God by Jeremiah (Jeremiah 33:18), and their eager Desire, and Zacharias’ lifelong prayer (Luke 1:18), their union was not blessed with offspring
Care - ’ Such a false estimate of values, involving the Desire for and the pursuit of material goods for their own sake, inevitably produces the fever and distraction of mind called care, and it is the moral condition out of which it arises, as well as the consequences which it engenders, that makes it so serious a fault in the eyes of Christ
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Judges 6:17 (a) GOD saw the genuine Desire of Gideon to really know His will and therefore granted him the evidence he requested. ...
Chapter6:11 (b) We learn the lesson from this sign that the hunger of the heart and the Desires of the soul can only be satisfied and gratified by the presence and power of the Lord JESUS. ...
Romans 4:11 (a) The circumcision of the Old Testament was a constant testimony to Israel; first, that they belonged to GOD; and second, that they were not to live according to the lusts and Desires of the flesh, but according to the will of GOD
Apocalyptic - The reason for this form is still uncertain; it obviously includes the Desire for a book to gain a hearing, but it also expresses the conviction that the revelations have come down from ancient times, somewhat as the Pharisees believed that their tradition went back to Moses
Cassianus (11) Johannes, Founder of Western Monachism - On the other hand, he is by no means free from exaggerated reverence for mere asceticism; and, while encouraging the highest aspirations after holiness, allows too much scope to a selfish Desire of reward
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The edict which made his name a byword of reproach may have been due to a Desire to restore the rigorous morality of the old Roman life, and the old religion which gave that morality its sanctions
Altar - ‘They had no Desire to be renegades, nor was it possible to regard them as such
Pharisees - Unlike the former, they held back from the appeal to force, believing that the God of the nation was in control of history, that in His own good time He would grant the nation its Desire; that, meanwhile, the duty of a true Israelite was whole-hearted devotion to the Torah, joined to patient waiting on the Divine will
Altar - ‘They had no Desire to be renegades, nor was it possible to regard them as such
Perfection (Human) - As all the Father’s acts are the proof that His thoughts towards us are of good and of good alone, so all His children’s deeds will evidence their Desire for the universal good; and they will be blessed as the Father is blessed, and active for the good of all as the Father is active for the good of all, and their motives will be as single and pure as the motives of the Father Himself
Reccared - They appealed for aid to Guntram, whose Desire for Septimania was stronger than his detestation of Arianism, and the dux Desiderius was sent with a Frankish army
Religion (2) - That would be simply a monologue: faith Desires a dialogue. He is His own religion, and therefore He not only harmonizes the various feelings of religion, as we have just seen, by satisfying the Desire for security, for reconciliation, and for authority, but He also brings into unity its various forms. ), though prophets and kings have Desired to look into it (Luke 10:24). The scribe meets the Desire for some authority amid the tangled questions of practical life. Heroic exploits have been undertaken and meanest duties performed by those whose one Desire is to be well-pleasing unto Him (Hebrews 13:21) whom not having seen they love (1 Peter 1:8)
Sexuality, Human - It was only after the fall that God said to the woman, "Your Desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you" ( Genesis 3:16 ). Yet the words convey not a thundering rebuke, but a gentle remonstrance designed to teach and not to humiliate, motivated not by egotistical considerations but by his love for Martha and his Desire to help her. ...
In the New Testament Paul, recognizing the value of a healthy sex life for a solid marriage, warns married couples that they should not use the other's sexual Desire as a weapon
Terah - Enoch was sorely needed on earth, indeed; but his own Desire to depart, taken together with God's Desire to have Enoch with Him, carried the day; which carriage, for Enoch, at any rate, was far better. We also Desire a better country, that is, an heavenly
Revelation - This applies to the traces of God in man’s conscience with its sense of obligation, in his emotional nature with its Desire and capacity for fellowship, in his personality which demands personality for its satisfaction. The Desire for it is an argument for expecting it
Saul - If He advances to another station, He will give another heart; and will preserve that heart to those who sincerely Desire to serve Him. But that is just what Saul, another heart and all, did not sincerely Desire to do
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Desire of wine and all delicious drinks,Which many a famous warrior overturns,Thou couldst repress; nor did the dancing ruby,Sparkling, outpour'd, the flavour, or the smellOr taste that cheers the heart of gods and men,Allure thee from the clear crystalline stream:. Turn my mourning into dancing, my dreaming into earnestness, my falls into clearings of myself, my guilt into indignation, my sin into fear, my transgression into vehement Desire, and my pollution into revenge
Saul - Setting his mind at ease about his asses, now found, Samuel raised his thoughts to the throne as one "on whom was all the Desire of Israel. NAHASH'S cruel threat against Jabesh Gilead, which was among the causes that made Israel Desire a king (1 Samuel 8:3; 1 Samuel 8:19; 1 Samuel 14:32-35), gave Saul the opportunity of displaying his patriotic bravery in rescuing the citizens and securing their lasting attachment. ...
His magnanimity too appears in his not allowing any to be killed of those whom the people Desired to slay for saying "shall Saul reign over us?" Pious humility then breathed in his ascription of the deliverance to Jehovah, not himself (1 Samuel 11:12-13)
Will of God - Psalm 40:8 becomes a programmatic statement in this respect: "I Desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart. Finally, the execution of God's salvific will, the "mission" of the redemption of Israel and the nations, is linked to the proclamation of God's efficacious word: "so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I Desire" (55:11). Consequently, while these texts tell us that God's will to save extends to all people, and that he Desires to save rather than to condemn, they do not remove the necessary element of the faith-response to the gospel. Finally, the will of God, which Paul Desires his people to know and do in Romans 12:2 , is spelled out specifically in terms of mutual service among Christians in the passage that follows
Amen (2) - Its function is specially associated with worship, prayer, the expression of will and Desire, the enunciation of weighty judgments and truths. It may here be added that among the Jews at a much later period Amen has a responsive and desiderative use in connexion with every kind of expression of Desire and felicitation; e
Conversion - In conversion God takes the initiative; God causes understanding; God creates Desire; God enables response
Jonah, Theology of - ...
The corollary of the doctrine of creation is that the Creator's prime Desire is to preserve life and not to take it
Cain (1) - "And unto thee shall be his Desire" as that of a younger brother subordinate in rank to the elder
Baptism, Christian - They Desire to be received into the infant church of Philippi
King, Kingship - Because God was seen as King, some in Israel saw the Desire for an earthly king as a turning away from God (1 Samuel 8:7 ; Hosea 8:4 )
Rock - The rock represents a hardened condition of the heart which has no Desire to receive the Word of GOD
Manifestation - They were all signs of God’s sympathy with the needs of men, and the Desire He had to relieve them
Providence - We confine our observation to those whose lives have been most plain and simple, and who had no Desire to depart from the ordinary train of conduct
Atonement, Day of - Other elements, such as the earlier provisions for the entry of the high priest into the Most Holy Place still found in the opening verses of Leviticus 16:1-34 , and perhaps the Desire to make an annual institution of the great fast of Nehemiah 9:1 ff
Satan - He has "depths of Satan" in opposition to knowledge of "the deep things of God" (Revelation 2:24); men pruriently Desire to know those depths, as Eve did
Samuel - The Lord punished them by granting their Desire (Psalms 106:15), which was a virtual rejection of Jehovah Himself, not merely of Samuel. ) Samuel tore himself from Saul, who Desired his prophetic countenance before the people; his rending the garment symbolized the rending of Saul's kingdom from him
Burial - It was then borne to the ‘new tomb wherein was never man yet laid,’ and reverently laid on the rocky ledge prepared for the purpose, while the whole was secured by a ‘great stone’ placed across the entrance, which was afterwards at the Desire of the Jews sealed and guarded (Matthew 27:62 ff
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It is a mistake to interpret Matthew 5:28 (‘Every one that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart’) as a condemnation of marriage; the context shows the meaning to be that to cherish the Desire for fornication or adultery is the same thing as committing those sins in the heart
Faithfulness - He acknowledged that there had been an alteration in certain details of his plans, but he asserted that this was due not to any passing inconsistency in his mind, but to greater faithfulness to his unchangeable Desire to help them
Firstborn - ]'>[7] or redeem him for five selaim, which thou art bound to give according to the Law?’ The father replies: ‘I Desire rather to redeem my son, and here thou hast the value of his redemption, which I am bound to give according to the Law
Amos - Insatiable Desire leads to sin (Amos 4:1-3 )
Judah - Hence, therefore, why may not the Shebeth of our Almighty Jehudah be supposed to convey an idea of his taking down the names of his people, whose names we know are "written in the Lamb's book of life?" (Revelation 21:27) Who but him wrote those names in the book of life? Is not Jesus described, and by himself under the spirit of prophecy, as having "a tongue as the pen of a ready writer?" (Psalms 45:1) And if a tongue to speak, why not the hand to write of the things touching himself? Moreover, if none but Jesus was found worthy "to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof," which was seen by John in the hand of him that sat on the throne, who but him could be worthy to write the records in it? (Revelation 5:1-10)...
I beg the reader to observe, that I Desire to deliver these sentiments, on a subject so necessarily sublime and mysterious, with the most profound awe and reverence
Wise, Skilled - The prerequisite is a Desire to follow and imitate God as He has revealed Himself in Jesus Christ, without self-reliance and especially not in a spirit of pride: “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: to understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings
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His supposed Desire for death certainly seems an inadequate motive for raising the riot in the Jewish synagogue
Pelagians - When Pelagius afterward himself condemned this tenet, he understood by grace, partly natural grace, which is antecedent to all merit, and partly remission of sins, which he acknowledged to be gratuitous; but he added, that through works performed by the powers of nature alone, at least through the Desire of good and the imperfect longing after it, men merit that spiritual grace by which they are assisted in good works: but we declare, that men will that which is good on account of God's prevenience or going before them by his grace, and exciting within them a longing after good; otherwise grace would no longer be grace, because it would not be gratuitously bestowed, but only on account of the merit of man
Nebuchadnezzar the Great - He went immediately to the king, and Desired him to respite the sentence a little, and he would endeavour to satisfy his Desire
Petrus ii., Archbaptist of Alexandria - 133); and who, in conjunction with another presbyter, when they were passing through Italy to Egypt in 347, had accepted from the notorious Arian intriguers Valens and Ursacius a written attestation of their Desire to be at peace with Athanasius, when his cause was for the time triumphant (Athan
Poverty of Spirit - Our Lord perceived that to such a temper of mind no true Desire for God or right relation towards Him was possible
Prudence - He had not done so at first, for He did not Desire any mere political following
Purification (2) - The exclusion of leaven from all sacrifices offered to Jehovah was a very early custom (Exodus 23:18; Exodus 34:25), and must have been due to the Desire to avoid the association of any form of corruption with the Feast
Simplicius, Bishop of Rome - It indicated a Desire on the part of the bps
Vigilantius - On his return to Severus, then living at Elusa in Gaul, he was ordained; and, having a Desire for learning and a wish to visit Jerusalem, set forth by way of Nola
Divinity of Christ - —The historic question of Jesus to His disciples, ‘Who do men say that I the Son of Man am?’ (Matthew 16:13, Mark 8:27, Luke 9:18), was put not to confound, but to reveal, by awakening the Desire for knowledge. The numerous idolatries of the lower religions are simply the objectivation of this Desire. Each redeemer of heathenism is a prophetic anticipation of the satisfying of human Desires in Jesus Christ, precisely as the Messianic disclosures of the OT were to the people of whom according to the flesh He came. ’ It is a cry dear to all who Desire a simpler gospel than that set forth in the Creeds; all who are wearied with speculation on the elements of Christian truth, or are distraught with the variety of interpretation offered of it; all who are eager to embrace the ethics and as eager to abjure what they term the metaphysics of the Christian system
Ethics - The ninth commandment protects an individual's good name, and the tenth forbids undisciplined Desire. To his mind, sinfulness was more, and more serious, than trespass against formal laws; it included sins of thought and Desire, of neglect, of failure to love, and of sin against light (Matthew 5:27-28 ; 6:22-23 ; 12:35 ; 23:13-26 ; 25:41-46 ; Mark 3:22-30 ; Luke 10:31-32 ; 13:6-9 )
Philippians, Theology of - He is aware, too, that God is continuously breaking into human history, constantly at work in the lives of his people to create within them both the Desire for and the power to achieve the good (2:13). It is Paul's passionate Desire for his friends that this same attitude of mind that controlled Christ's actions controls their actions also
Angels (2) - ’ In 1 Peter 1:12 we are told that ‘the angels Desire’ (but in vain) ‘to look into’ some of the NT mysteries; and in Slav. So also when, in 1 Peter 1:12, we read that ‘the angels Desire to look into’ the marvels of redemption, there is, as Dr
Obsolete or Obscure Words in the English av Bible - John 3:8—desireth; wills; chooseth; like. ...
Lust, Exodus 15:9—desire of any kind
Bereans - Barclay from succeeding to the church of Fettercairn (notwithstanding the almost unanimous Desire of the parishioners) the Bereans had not left the established church, or attempted to erect themselves into a distinct society; but they add, that this was by no means necessary on their part, until by the assembly's decision they were in danger of being not only deprived of his instructions, but of being scattered as sheep without a shepherd. With regard to admission and exclusion of members, their method is very simple: when any person, after hearing the Berean doctrines, professes his belief and assurance of the truths of the Gospel, and Desires to be admitted the Gospel, and Desires to be admitted into their communion, he is cheerfully received upon his profession, whatever may have been his former manner of life
Philippians - His Desire, for them and for himself, was that he be able to rejoice that his sacrifice was not in vain (Philippians 2:12-18 )
Typology - Christians are not to Desire evil things, as in the golden calf incident, and as at Baal-Peor (1 Corinthians 10:7-8 )
Questions And Answers - The interrogative form was also particularly adapted to make people think for themselves, and we can trace all through our Lord’s utterances the Desire to promote thought
Nativity of Christ - Now, had Christ been manifest at a more early period, the world would not have been prepared to meet him with the same fondness and zeal; had his appearance been put off for any considerable time, men's expectations would have begun to languish, and the warmth of Desire, from a delay of gratification, might have cooled and died away
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Psalm 19:10 (a) This figure indicates that the precious truths of the Bible are more valuable, more useful and more to be Desired than the finest metal that earth can produce. It is the Desire of our Lord that our works should have His approval, and should be actuated and activated by the Holy Spirit
Herod - During his three years of rule, he showed himself sagacious, liberal, and humane; though, in his Desire to propitiate the Pharisaic element among his subjects, he raised his hand against the followers of Christ, killed James with the sword, and would have sacrificed Peter also, had he not miraculously escaped (Acts 12:1-19)
Ahab - God chastised Israel with drought and famine, in answer to Elijah's prayer which he offered in jealousy for the honor of God, and in Desire for the repentance of his people (1 Kings 17; James 5:17-18)
Marriage (i.) - During the evening, as he sat among his friends, the bridegroom, in the exercise of his prerogative as the chief person concerned, signified his Desire to move homewards
Mercy - The early motto of Christ’s ministry was, ‘I Desire mercy and not sacrifice’ (Matthew 9:13; Matthew 12:7); the same thought pervades the later chapters of the Gospel of John (13–17) and his First Epistle, passim, while both in Acts (Acts 20:38; Acts 21:13) and in his Epistles there is evidence of the overflowing, self-forgetting affection of St
Bible, - Though this is to be deplored, for we should Desire to ascertain in every instance the actual words which God caused to be written, yet it is a matter of deep thankfulness that the variations do not in the least affect any one of the fundamental doctrines of Christianity
Ezekiel, Book of - The invasion and destruction of Jerusalem; during the relation of which the wife of Ezekiel, the Desire of his eyes, died
Abba (2) - The nominative with the article is, however, often used in NT, by a Hebrew analogy, for an emphatic vocative, and the Desire for emphasis may account for its use here
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If ἀγιάζειν be uniformly rendered ‘consecrate’ in our Lord’s intercessory prayer, it will be seen that He twice expresses His yearning Desire for the consecration of the men whom His Father had given Him out of the world: (1) John 17:17 ‘Consecrate them in the truth’; as Jesus sends forth His disciples on the same mission which brought Him into the world at His Father’s bidding, He asks that they also may be set apart for holy service, and may be divinely equipped for their task, even as He was, by the indwelling of the Father’s love (John 17:26). It is because Jesus Desires intensely that the world may know and believe, that He so fervently prays for the consecration of the men whose faith and knowledge qualify them to speak in the world the word which He has given them
Gaudentius, Bishop of Brescia - They were delivered respectively on the day of his own consecration, at the dedication of his new basilica, at Milan by Desire of St
Fornication - Paul from the Desire of evil things (1 Corinthians 10:8), from the lusts of the flesh (Galatians 5:19), and from ἀδικία (1 Corinthians 8:4-13 f
Fruit - ’ In Romans 7:4 the Apostle describes the unregenerate life as producing fruit ‘unto death,’ and if we Desire an enumeration of these poisonous products we shall find them in Galatians 5:19-21 (cf
Philistia - The effort to deliver the nation from the Philistines was continued unsuccessfully under Eli (1 Samuel 4), successfully under Samuel (1 Samuel 7:9-14); Saul (Israel's Desire for a king was that he might lead them in war: 1 Samuel 8:20), 1 Samuel 8:1 Samuel 13; 14; 17; David (after the disaster at Gilboa: 1 Samuel 31), 2 Samuel 5:17-25, when they dared to penetrate even to the valley of Rephaim, S
Evil - In the first passage he attributes to Nature consciousness of, and a dissatisfaction with, its present imperfection-a Desire for, and an expectation of, its completion
Faith - ) That the faith by which we are justified is not a mere assent to the doctrines of the Gospel, which leaves the heart unmoved and unaffected by a sense of the evil and danger of sin and the Desire of salvation, although it supposes this assent; nor,...
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Love - It may apply to God’s love for people (Deuteronomy 7:12-13; John 3:16), people’s devotion to God (Psalms 91:14; 1 Corinthians 8:3), pure sexual love between a man and a woman (Proverbs 5:18-19; Song of Song of Solomon 2:4-5), impure sexual activity such as in prostitution (Jeremiah 4:30; Hosea 2:12-13), love between members of a family where sexual feelings are not involved (Genesis 22:2; Ruth 4:15), an attitude of kindness towards others, whether friends or enemies (Leviticus 19:17-18; 1 Samuel 18:1; 1 Samuel 18:16; Matthew 5:43-46; John 11:3), or the Desire for things that brings pleasure or satisfaction (Proverbs 20:13; 1 Timothy 6:10). God’s love is not an irrational emotion divorced from justice and righteousness, but a firm and steadfast attitude that earnestly Desires the well-being of his creatures. Love Desires perfection in the one who is loved, and will not be satisfied with anything less (Ephesians 5:25-27; James 4:5). Conflicts will arise as people put loyalty to God before all other loyalties, Desires and ambitions (Matthew 6:24; Matthew 10:37-39; John 3:19; 1 John 2:15-17). ...
This chesed – this faithful devotion, this loyal love – is what God most Desires from his people (Hosea 6:6)
Mercy - The early motto of Christ’s ministry was, ‘I Desire mercy and not sacrifice’ (Matthew 9:13; Matthew 12:7); the same thought pervades the later chapters of the Gospel of John (13–17) and his First Epistle, passim, while both in Acts (Acts 20:38; Acts 21:13) and in his Epistles there is evidence of the overflowing, self-forgetting affection of St
Worship - At first the Apostles were diligent in their attendance at the Temple (Acts 2:46), and the keen Desire of St. The Desire of the Psalmist was fulfilled
Restoration - We Desire to know if we have any evidence from the words of Jesus reported in the Gospels, that He Himself held the faith of the final restoration of all men. ...
The hope of a final completion of the Divine purpose in the restoration from sin’s dominion of all mankind must derive much of its force from a contemplation of the alternatives; from the difficulty of supposing a Divine purpose and will eternally active yet never attaining to its Desire, or of conceiving of any human soul as eternally incapable of responding to the all-pervasive Love of God, or of thinking of any eternal felicity of the blessed which can be undisturbed by the knowledge of living souls abiding in a hopeless doom
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(b) From the moral and spiritual point of view, again, the oneness of Christ with God is explained by the apostolic writers as due to the perfect harmony of thought and feeling, Desire and volition, subsisting between the historic Christ and God the Father Almighty. Christ Jesus, by the free exercise of those faculties of knowledge, feeling, Desire, and will which are the characteristic elements of human personality, so lifted human nature into union with the Divine that in His historic personality the invisible God is expressed or manifested in human form (John 1:18, ‘No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him’; John 14:9, ‘He that hath seen me hath seen the Father’)
Universalism (2) - ’ But any lawful Desire of His children He can and will supply. ’ He acts in His own way, according to His own will; yet He grants what we Desire, or something better
Prayer - The pray-er should feel free to make requests of God, which, according to biblical material is equivalent to letting God know the Desires of one's heart (see Job 6:8 ; Psalm 21:2 ; Philippians 4:6 ). For example, one thinks of Abraham's intercession for Sodom (Genesis 18:22-23 ), Moses' intercession for his people (Numbers 14:12-20 ), or Israel's Desire to have a king against God's wishes (1 Samuel 8:19-22 ). In fact, it sometimes even seems in the Old Testament that God so Desires obedience and cooperation that he is unwilling to carry out his purposes until men and women have recognized the divine summons and answered it (e. Jacob engages God with a perseverance that refuses to let go until Jacob's Desire is met
Solomon - Solomon would have spared Adonijah but for his incestuous and treasonous Desire to have Abishag his father's concubine; he mercifully spared the rest of his brothers who had joined Adonijah. God gave him, besides wisdom, what he had not asked, riches, honour, and life, because he made wisdom his first Desire (James 4:3; 1 John 5:14-15; Ecclesiastes 1:16; Matthew 6:33; Ephesians 3:20; 1 Kings 4:21-237; Psalms 89:30-36; Psalms 91:16)
Property (2) - As a general rule, Socialists are opposed to the Christian faith, and recognize in it a basis for the present organization of society and a hindrance to the change they Desire to see brought about (for citations, see Peabody, op. And, moreover, the great hold which Socialism has taken of multitudes, and the fact that it becomes to them the only religion they feel any need of, have led Christians to Desire that its influence should be exerted on the side of the Church
Time - The injunction "it is time to seek the Lord" (Hosea 10:12 ) was to be Israel's perpetual Desire
Temptation, Trial - ‘They that Desire to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare’ (1 Timothy 6:9)
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Sin entered human life because people doubted God, then ceased to trust him completely, and finally were drawn away by the Desire to be their own master (James 1:14; cf
Blood - Its meanings involve profound aspects of human life and God's Desire to transform human existence
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The request of one of the disciples ‘Lord, teach us to pray’ (Luke 11:1 ) expresses a Desire which doubtless found a place in the hearts of all
Sacrifice - (Job 42:8 ) we for the first time find the expression of the Desire of expiation for sin
Fall, the - Satan transformed human honor, Desire, and dignity, all God-given qualities, into dishonor, greed, and pride
Renunciation - These laws require not only the renunciation of whatever Desire, impulse, aim, or intention is contrary to the will of God, but also of things innocent that might tend to ‘lead into temptation‘; the renunciation of that trebly manifested evil (1 John 2:16) by which the world is placed in antagonism to the Father
Sadducees (2) - It has been maintained that the attitude of the Sadducees was largely determined by their Desire to magnify the importance of the priesthood; but Schürer denies that any such motive can be traced
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(3) Words not found in the late Hebrew, but only in the Aramaic sections of Daniel and Ezra: yithron , "profit "; compare yuthran in the Aramaic targums; kibaar , "already," "long ago"; taaqam , "make straight" (Ecclesiastes 1:15; Ecclesiastes 7:13; Daniel 4:33) (Daniel 4:36 "established"); ruwth , "desire," found also in the Aramaic parts of Ezra
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Nay, if we can form any idea in the present state of what would be dreadful or desirable in another, instead of its being any punishment to be annihilated after a long series of torment, it must be a deliverance, to which the sinner would look forward with anxious Desire
Love - It describes physical love between the sexes, even sexual Desire (Judges 16:14 ; 2 Samuel 13:1-4 ). God Desires steadfast love, but Israel had been unfaithful
Lord's Prayer, the - Hence the petitions acknowledge the already and not yet aspects of Jesus' ministry and the disciples' Desire to participate in the mission of realizing on earth what is enjoyed in heaven
Abiding - ...
Students who Desire to get at the full meaning of verb or noun will find all that is needful in the etymological paragraph sub voc
Circumstantiality in the Parables - In many cases we find the explanation of such variations in the details of the parables in the Desire of the Evangelists to emphasize the point and heighten the effect of the illustration. If we reject the principle of parabolical ‘interpretation,’ does not the circumstantiality of the illustrations become mere useless ornament? This is an objection raised against those who contend that the parables are not to be regarded as allegories of which we have to seek the interpretation, but as comparisons between the principle involved in some case taken from everyday life and a similar principle which it is Desired to establish in the spiritual sphere
Claim - A similar Desire to present afresh to the present age the mind of Christ and the spirit of His kingdom would in the West draw upon the discoveries of physical science, the principles of commercial expansion, and the incentives of political empire
Feasting - 16:1; ‘There are four evil demons in wine-lust, burning sensual Desire, profligacy, base greed, of gain
Aeon - It is an epoch in which the visible and the transitory have vast power over the souls of men, and may become the only objects of hope and Desire
Honor - The Messiah is said to have “no form nor [1]; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should Desire him” ( Columbanus, Abbat of Luxeuil And Bobbio - At the age, most probably, of a little over forty, he was seized with a Desire to preach the Gospel beyond the limits of Ireland, and with 12 companions crossed over to France, c
Euphemius, Patriarch of Constantinople - His successor Gelasius immediately announced his elevation to the emperor Anastasius, but took no notice of Euphemius, who had written at once to express his congratulations, and his Desire for peace and for the reunion of the churches
Passover And Feast of Unleavened Bread - Other noticeable features are: its date at the vernal equinox, the fact that the sacrifices were mostly or entirely of firstborn, and that an old tradition connected it with the Israelites’ Desire for a religious pilgrimage, which eventually led to the Exodus (cf
Pilate - He had probably not taken the trouble to understand the fierce passions of the people whom he was sent to govern, and when worsted by them in early encounters, the scorn which Romans felt for Jews became in him something like hatred, and a strong Desire to be avenged on their leaders at all costs save one, namely, disgrace at Rome
Hebrews - Here Moses died, and was succeeded by Joshua, who conquered the Desired country, and allotted it to the several tribes. They lived in expectation of the Messiah, the Desire of all nations, to complete their hopes and wished, and fully to instruct and bless them
Pass'Over, - (6) As the Israelites ate the Passover all prepared for the journey, so do we with a readiness and Desire to enter the active service of Christ, and to go on the journey toward heaven
Jonathan - "glad" to accompany them; ambition readily prompted the Desire to be priest to a tribe and clan rather than to one individual
Abiding - ...
Students who Desire to get at the full meaning of verb or noun will find all that is needful in the etymological paragraph sub voc
Promise (2) - It was, in short, because His mind was so filled with the larger purpose of God that He assigned little weight to the recognition of that local and national theory which had so much more of patriotic bias and ambitious Desire in it than of pure love of humanity
Ambrosius of Milan - He was in Gaul at the time of his death, and Ambrose was at that moment crossing the Alps to visit him there, partly by the Desire of the Italian magistrates, who wished Valentinian to return to Italy, and partly at the request of the emperor himself, who was anxious to be baptized by him. He had died unbaptized; but Ambrose assures his sorrowing sisters that his Desire was equivalent to the act of baptism, and that he had been washed in his piety as the martyrs in their blood ( de Ob. Nevertheless, he did not expect or Desire a large number to embrace the life which he so highly eulogized. It is a great point with him that death is altogether to be Desired
Eusebius of Caesarea - But the testimony of this strong partisan may well be suspected; and the attitude of Eusebius of Caesarea throughout suggests that he was influenced rather by personal associations and the Desire to secure liberal treatment for the heresiarch than by any real accordance with his views. 47); and so far from shewing any Desire to depreciate the council of Nicaea, he cannot find language magnificent enough to sing its glories (iii. The stress which Eusebius lays on Constantine's Desire to secure peace on this, as on all other occasions, suggests that that was a predominant idea in the writer's own mind, though perhaps not unmixed with other influences. Constantine Desired pacification but was not insensible to justice; and the personal pleadings of Athanasius convinced him that justice had been outraged (Ap 100 Arian. This idea appears several times elsewhere in Eusebius, and he may have Desired to embody it in a separate treatise
Theodoretus, Bishop of Cyrrhus - His chief theological teacher, to whom be never refers without deserved reverence and admiration, was Theodore of Mopsuestia, "the great commentator," as he was called, the luminary and pride of the Antiochene school, but one who undoubtedly prepared the way for the teaching of Nestorius by his Desire to provide, in Dorner's words, "for a free moral development in the Saviour's manhood. Though still holding back from reconciliation with Cyril, he was virtually the means of bringing about the long-desired peace. His chief Desire was to witness the complete triumph of truth, and to convince others of the purity of his own teaching. This Desire he saw in part fulfilled
Magic, Divination, And Sorcery - In process of time magic and divination became closely linked with these illicit cults, and were consequently denounced by the great prophets; but at the same time the Desire of the human heart to learn the future and to secure Divine help (which lies at the root of magic and divination) was met by God, purified, elevated, and satisfied by the revelation of His will through the prophets. Distinguishing divination , in which prominence is given to the Desire to know the future, from magic , which has for its object power to do something by supernatural aid, we have now to inquire into the modes of divination and magic which appear in the Scriptures
Marriage - The chief causes of polygyny were ( a ) the Desire for a numerous offspring, or the barrenness of first wife (Abraham’s case is directly ascribed to this, and among many peoples it is permitted on this ground alone); ( b ) the position and importance offered by numerous alliances ( e. In OT it is more probably connected with the Desire to preserve the family name (a man lived through his children), and to prevent a division or alienation of property
Sin - Upon seeing that something is forbidden, Desire to do it rises up. People sin by hating, despising, and lusting even if they never act on their Desires. Obedience that proceeds from fear of getting caught, or lack of opportunity to act on wicked Desires lacks righteousness (Matthew 5:17-48 ). James remarks that sin begins with evil Desires (1:14; 4:1-4) and leads to death when fully grown (1:15). The dragon, in his futile Desire to devour the church, prompts the wicked to persecute it (12:1-17). Its stronghold is the all but instinctive tendency to put one's own interests and Desires first
Absolution - Protestants truly penitent may indeed receive the peace of God, because this Desire of confession may be regarded as implicit in them. After which confession the priest shall absolve him (if he humbly and heartily Desire it) after this sort: “Our Lore Jesus Christ, who hath left power to His Church to absolve all sinners who truly repent and believe in Him, of His great merey forgive thee thine offences: and by His authority committed to me, I absolve thee from all thy sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost
Ephraim (4) the Syrian - of Caesarea in Cappadocia, inspired Ephrem with a strong Desire to visit one who had been shewn him in a dream as a column of fire reaching from earth to heaven. But this met with such fierce opposition on the part of the people and such an eager Desire for martyrdom that the embassy withdrew in haste and Julian threatened Edessa with bitter vengeance upon his return
Daniel, Book of - War, danger, threat, heathen kings, temptation, greedy Desire for luxury, prosperity, and position lead away from God's way
Regeneration - In the language of theology, ‘regeneration’ denotes that decisive spiritual change, effected by God’s Holy Spirit, in which a soul, naturally estranged from God, and ruled by sinful principles, is renewed in disposition, becomes the subject of holy affections and Desires, and enters on a life of progressive sanctification, the issue of which is complete likeness to Christ. John 5:42 ; John 5:44 ); that the better nature is in bondage to a law of sin, which works lawlessness in thought, feeling, and Desire ( Romans 7:22-23 , 1 John 3:4 RV Samson - As already pointed out, Samson is in no sense the leader of a revolt against the foreign dominion, and his neighbours of Judah show no Desire to make his private quarrels an excuse for a rising ( Judges 15:11 ); there is no union even between the tribes of the south
Isaac - Abraham herein had the glimpse which he had Desired of Messiah's day "and was glad" (Isaac meaning "laughter flowing from gladness") (John 8:56); not that he fully comprehended the anti-typical meaning. When Isaac was 137, the age at which Ishmael died 14 years before, the thought of his brother's death at that age suggested thoughts of his own, and the Desire to bless his favorite before dying
Temptation - The Desire of the people for healing (John 4:48) and bread (John 6:28), the demand of His enemies for a sign (Matthew 16:1), the attempt to make Him a king (John 6:15), may be regarded as illustrations of the three kinds of temptation recorded. The opinions, sentiments, and Desires of sinful men may become the occasions of temptation to a sinless nature
Episcopacy - The apostles seem to have taught chiefly in large cities; they settled ministers there, who, preaching in country villages, or smaller towns, increased the number of converts: it would have been most reasonable that those new converts, which lay at a considerable distance from the large towns, should, when they grew numerous, have formed themselves into distinct churches, under the care of their proper pastors or bishops, independently of any of their neighbours; but the reverence which would naturally be paid to men who had conversed with the apostles, and perhaps some Desire of influence and dominion, from which the hearts of very good men might not be entirely free, and which early began to work, (John 3:1-36
Flesh - "The Desire of the flesh" (1 John 2:16 ) is condemned not because it refers to the material realm, but because it refers to what is earthly and therefore transitory (v
Edom - The scattering of Israel among the pagan (Psalms 44:11) was but partial, enough to gratify Edom's Desire to falsify the prophecy, "the elder shall serve the younger
Angels - They "desire to look into" the mysteries of redemption, and they learn "by the church the manifold wisdom of God" (Ephesians 3:10; 1 Peter 1:12)
Antiochus - , went forth with great fury, on the way took Arad in Judah, devastated Phoenicia (according to Porphyry), "planting the tabernacles of his palace between the seas" (the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean), attacked the temple of Nanae at Elymais, ("the Desire of women," the Syrian Venus; but the antitypical reference is to Messiah, whom Antichrist shall try to supplant,) to replenish his treasury, so as to renew the war with the Jews
Self- Denial - It is ‘the crucifixion of personal Desire and pretension in order to the reception of communicated life’ (T
Head - Ezekiel 27:30) may spring from the Desire to link the dead with the living, if the dust was originally taken from the grave itself, as W
Apostolic Fathers - The gentleness and serenity of Clement, whose whole spirit is absorbed in contemplating the harmonies of nature and of grace; the fiery zeal of Ignatius, in whom the one overmastering Desire of martyrdom has crushed all human passion; the unbroken constancy of Polycarp, whose protracted life is spent in maintaining the faith once delivered to the saints,—these are lessons which can never become antiquated or lose their value
Gelasius (1) i, Bishop of Rome - Euphemius, however, wrote twice to Gelasius, expressing a strong Desire for reconciliation between the churches, and a hope that Gelasius would, through condescension and a spirit of charity, be able to restore concord
Adoption - "Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I Desire besides thee
Free Will - Certainly the conclusion that men are not free operates against contrition for sin and repentance,—hinders one from feeling that he is guilty before God,—and perhaps it is partly with the Desire to get rid of the sense of sin that some men argue against our possession of freedom. Our motives are our own feelings and Desires, however these may be affected by objects without us, and our decisions to act depend upon what we are, though that is not simply what, as we might say, nature has made us, but what to a large extent we have made ourselves
Foundation - ’ The complaint is sometimes heard that the first fresh and joyful emotions are so soon lost; and to revive and recover these, men are tempted, or invited, to go back in thought and Desire to some former visitation of the Spirit
Abraham - And, finally, to be with Abraham and his great sons, to ‘sit down with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven’ (Matthew 8:11), is the Desire and reward of the faithful Israelite
Bethlehem - David, being a native of Bethlehem, calls to mind, during the sultry days of harvest, 2 Samuel 23:13 , a well near the gate of the town, the delicious waters of which he had often tasted; and expresses an earnest Desire to assuage his thirst by drinking of that limpid spring
Proselyte - It was designated in later times ‘the immersion of proselytism,’ and the manner of its administration was as follows: ‘The individual who Desired to become a Jew was conducted to the bath, and there immersed himself in the presence of the Rabbis, who recited to him portions of the Law’ (cf. Some of the proselytes whom he mentions by name were acquisitions of very doubtful value, as the kings Azizus of Emesa and Polemo of Cilicia, who were prompted to embrace Judaism by the Desire to contract advantageous marriages with Herodian princesses (Ant
Abraham - And, finally, to be with Abraham and his great sons, to ‘sit down with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven’ (Matthew 8:11), is the Desire and reward of the faithful Israelite
Julianus Eclanensis, Bishop of Eclana - Julian avows an earnest Desire to gain the aid of the Oriental bishops against the "profanity of Manicheans," for so he styles the Catholics (cont
Nationality - ), and from the popular Desire to make Him king (John 6:15), refused to give a ‘sign’ (Mark 8:12), and seemed to repudiate any claim that rested on succession from David (Matthew 22:43-45)
Temptation - The Desire of the people for healing (John 4:48) and bread (John 6:28), the demand of His enemies for a sign (Matthew 16:1), the attempt to make Him a king (John 6:15), may be regarded as illustrations of the three kinds of temptation recorded. The opinions, sentiments, and Desires of sinful men may become the occasions of temptation to a sinless nature
Head - Ezekiel 27:30) may spring from the Desire to link the dead with the living, if the dust was originally taken from the grave itself, as W
Pharisees - Paul is meritorious not more as the Apostle of the Gentiles than by the fact that he, a former Pharisee, saw so clearly the danger of this incipient neo-Pharisaism with its exclusiveness and ‘desire to be under the law,’ and combated it so successfully
Job, Theology of - The reader who Desires to unlock the rich theological treasures contained in the Book of Job should assume its literary unity. Since Job perceives of God as unjust and inaccessible, he expresses a Desire for an impartial mediator (9:33—Heb. , to provide the bail or surety needed in his Desired court case) may support that Job refers to God in 16:19. 26 and the prior context of 17:3), the context of 9:33 (his Desire for a neutral party) and of 16:19-21 implies that Job more likely refers to someone other than God
Last Supper - , ‘with Desire I have Desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. ) An anticipation of the Passover might have been either (a) from a Desire to keep with the disciples a rite which, on the legal and customary day, would be precluded by the crucifixion; or (b) with the intention of reverting to a more exact date, and correcting an error in time which had crept into the Jewish calculations
Childhood - It was no new thing for parents to seek a Rabbi’s blessing for their children, but it was a unique charm in Jesus which led mothers—surely mothers were at least among ‘those that brought them’—to Desire His blessing for their little ones (Mark 10:13-16 and parallels). Those who find themselves for one reason and another outside the kingdom, can obtain admission there into only when the offer of its gracious blessings is received, not with ‘blamelessness’ indeed (which is out of the question here), but, with the simple trust, the unpretentiousness, the earnest Desire and the reality which are characteristic of a child
Isidorus Pelusiota, an Eminent Ascetic - "Paul did not say 'Let every one Desire the episcopate. " "Not that I doubt that some have attained that height of excellence: rather I rejoice at and rejoice with them and would Desire to reach the same point" (v
Disciple, Discipleship - The summary of this theme is found in the statement, "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the Desire of the flesh" (Galatians 5:16 ; NASB )
Hosea, Theology of - ...
Fueling the symbolism of Hosea's marriage was the covenant, which provided a legal form for the expression and governance of the relationship God Desired with his people. God's reminder "For I Desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings" (6:6) confirmed that their religious practices were without proper motivation and therefore worthless. Although judgment was inevitable God Desired restoration reaching even to the grave (13:14)
Disease - A psalmist teaches those who Desire long life and "many good days" to keep from speaking evil and falseness, to depart from evil and practice good, and diligently to pursue peace in all situationsa clean mind, unburdened conscience, and peaceable spirit, making for healthy living (Psalm 34:11-14 , ; quoted in 1 Peter 3:10-12 )
Atonement - The sinner's mere Desire for these blessings does not remove the barrier out of the way
Nebuchadnezzar - Devotion to the gods, especially Bel Merodach, from whom he named his son and successor Evil Merodach, and the Desire to rest his fame on his great works and the arts of peace rather than his warlike deeds, are his favorable characteristics in the monuments
Lazarus - ...
The very sign which the Pharisees Desired in the parable of Lazarus (Luke 16:27-30) is now granted in the person of one of the same name, but only stimulates them to their crowning sin, to kill Jesus, nay even to kill Lazarus too (John 12:10). "...
The rich man's Desire for his brethren's conversion to belief, by Lazarus being sent from the dead, is a covert expression of the fact that he was an unbeliever, and that unbelievers lay the blame of their unbelief on God as not giving them proof enough; whereas neither the raising of another Lazarus, nor that of Jesus who dieth no more, could win the willful rejecters to belief (John 12:10-11; John 16:29; Acts 26:8)
Mercy, Merciful - God does not Desire the external trappings of religiosity but deeds of mercy to others (Matthew 9:13 ; Matthew 12:7 ; Matthew 23:23 )
Violence - It is ready as a gift of God for men, but men must direct their Desire and will towards it’ (Wendt, The Teaching of Jesus, ii
Walk (2) - By the invitation ‘Come!’ Jesus expressed His warm sympathy with Peter in his Desire for closer fellowship with Him, and gave a pledge that He would support him in the enterprise of his faith
Happiness - It is inconceivable that the ‘Son of Man: should neglect in His system so universal an instinct as the Desire after happiness; for in the final summation joy must be a part of the perfect state. To an age that was exhausted and desponding, that had failed to satisfy the deep Desires of human nature, Christ came with convincing and converting power
Headship - Paul, in his Desire to impress his readers with a sense of their unity and mutual dependence, describing the local church as ‘a body of Christ’ (σῶμα Χριστοῦ)—conceiving of it i
Paul as a Preacher - Why was that blessed doctrine so long in being preached by some right divine to me? Why was I, myself, so long in learning and in preaching this first principle of the doctrine of Christ? And why do I go back so often, to this day, to Moses and to myself? I have a Desire to depart and to be with Christ, says Paul to the Philippians
Excommunication - If we may take 2 Corinthians 2:6-11 to refer to the same case, the Desired result was reached. ‘The attempt to explain the word (ἀνάθεμα) to mean “excommunication” from the society-a later use of the Hebrew in Rabbinical writers and the Greek in ecclesiastical-arose from a Desire to take away the apparent profanity of the wish’ (Sanday-Headlam, Romans 5 [3], p
Versions of the Scripture, Ancient - In the fifth century arose a Desire to have an Armenian alphabet, the Syrian having been previously used
Discipline - Amongst others the following deserve special mention: prayer, ‘the hallowing of Desire, by carrying it up to the fountain of holiness’ (J
Diognetus, Epistle to - If Diognetus had shewn his Desire for instruction by coming into a Christian assembly, the whole discourse may have been delivered before such an audience as is addressed in the peroration at the close. " But what it is can be known only by taking up the cross and so coming to be with Christ in Paradise, "Whose tree if thou bearest fruit and if thou choosest thou shalt eat those things that with God are Desired
Socinians - Socinus inveighed with the utmost warmth against this opinion; he used every method to induce David to renounce it; and, at the Desire of one of his friends, he resided for a considerable time at the house of his opponent, that the subject at issue might be fully and calmly discussed
Nathanael - He is one whose death a prophet may Desire (Numbers 23:10)
Power - By its connexion with the One Name of which the OT spoke it fulfilled the vision of the prophets which Judaism had obscured, and, on the other hand, included in due place and proportion those gifts for physical need and circumstance that had been the crown and consummation of Gentile Desire (Matthew 6:33)
Praise (2) - also our Lord’s application of the words of Hosea 6:6 (‘I Desire mercy, and not sacrifice’) in Matthew 9:13; Matthew 12:7
Theodosius i., the Great - Socrates asserts, indeed, that this destruction took place at the imperial order, a special decree having been issued at the Desire of the patriarch Theophilus, but of this there is no trace in the code
Moses - To Moses' disinterested and humble pleadings of inability to speak, and Desire that some other should be sent, Jehovah answers: "Aaron shall be thy spokesman . By the people's Desire spies searched the land; they reported the goodness of the land but yet more the strength and tallness of its inhabitants
Sacrifice - Its chief occasions were times of meeting with God; it marked the intimate relationship between the god and his worshippers; the prevailing conception of its significance was that it was a present to God in sign of homage, thanksgiving, Desire for communion or Divine gifts. He quoted Hosea 6:6 ‘I Desire mercy and not sacrifice’ (Matthew 9:13; Matthew 12:7), and commended the judgment that love is more than all burnt-offering (Mark 12:33); He declared that sacrifice is worthless with unrepented sin (Matthew 5:23)
Regeneration (2) - Perhaps they have influenced Reformed theology more than Lutheran; yet, while the Lutherans were more conscious of the figure in regeneration, the Reformed were guided by the justifiable Desire to give faith a real basis in the believer,—to lay an act of God, as the only sure foundation, at the basis of the whole experience of salvation. , where the readers are exhorted (precisely as in Ephesians 4:22) to ‘put off’ all that was characteristic of their former life, and as ‘newborn babes’ to Desire the spiritual milk which is without guile
Samuel, First And Second, Theology of - Unfortunately this Desire was, at the same time, a rejection of the Lord who was their King. It was David's Desire to serve the Lord faithfully, even though his obedience was far from perfect
Sin - Paul’s own individual experience, before the grace of Christ brought him deliverance; but there is no doubt that he Desires us to regard his individual experience as in greater or lesser degree common to all men. Temptation arises when a man is drawn away and enticed by his Desire (ἐπιθυμία). This Desire need not itself be evil, but it acquires a sinful character when indulged in opposition to the higher law of duty
Man - Yet the νοῦς, or inner man, Desires to obey that spiritual Law, for there is a spiritual element (rûaḥ) in human nature (Romans 8:16). Paul does not contemplate the case of the man who in his inmost heart does not Desire to obey that Law, any more than the OT sacrifices provide for deliberate, voluntary sin. The psychology of temptation as given in the Epistle of James (James 1:13-15) singles out Desire as the parent of sin, and makes death the natural issue of sin, in a sequence that should be compared with the fuller Pauline analysis in Romans 1
Hermas Shepherd of - The last Commandment is to banish evil Desire by the cultivation of Desire which is good and holy. ‘The Holy Pre-existent Spirit, which created the whole creation, God made to dwell in flesh that He Desired
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What led to Christ’s Desire to interview the Rabbis at all, and what was the subject of His questions? We can understand His intense interest in the recently celebrated Feast, its history and its meaning. Or, building on His previous knowledge of the Law and the Prophets, and on the current Messianic hopes, He might Desire to learn from the Rabbis about the Messiah and the Messianic kingdom. If this were so, we have an adequate exposition of our Lord’s Desires, an adequate explanation of His action
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The Christian Calendar in its origin appears to have been based mainly on the Desire to commemorate, by festival or by fast, the events of our Lord’s life upon earth. It is noteworthy, as showing that the main Desire was to commemorate the events in the life of Jesus, that one of the very earliest books which exhibit any considerable development of the festal cycle is the so-called Pilgrimage of Silvia, otherwise of Etheria (about a
Julius (5), Bishop of Rome - A deputation was now sent to Rome to induce Julius to declare against Athanasius and acknowledge Pistus; but having failed to convince the pope, Desired him to convene a general council at which he should adjudicate upon the charges against Athanasius. Julius's real attitude and action are best seen in the long letter he addressed to the Easterns at the Desire of the Roman council, which has been preserved entire by Athanasius ( Apol. But this designation seems due only to the Desire, which appears in other cases, of assigning the presidency of all councils to the pope
David - For example, the king who will not seize the kingdom from Saul (2 Samuel 2-5 ) is nevertheless willing to seize a woman who is the object of his Desire (Bathsheba); she who is seemingly passive in her seduction will later seize the kingdom for Solomon. It is an intricate picture of human greatness and folly, of wisdom and sin, of faith and faithlessness, of contrasting perspectives and conflicting Desires
Balaam - He at first speaks plainly to the conscience His will; if the sinner resists the voice of His Spirit and His word He "answers the fool according to his folly," and "gives him up to his own Desire" (Psalms 78:29-30; compare Romans 1:25-26; Romans 1:28; Proverbs 1:31); after long resistance by man, God's Spirit ceases to strive with him (Genesis 6:3)
Mary, the Virgin - In it we see a spirit that drank deeply at the wells of Scripture, a humility that "magnified the Lord" not self, that "rejoiced" as a sinner in "her Savior" (disproving Rome's dogma of the immaculate conception), a lively sense of gratitude at the mighty favor which the Mighty One conferred on one so low, a privilege which countless Jewish mothers had Desired (Daniel 11:37, "the Desire of women"), and for which all generations should count ("call") her happy (makariousin , compare Genesis 30:13), and an exemplification of God's eternal principle of abusing "the proud and exalting them of low degree," and a realization of God's faithfulness to His promises "to Abraham of mercy and help to Israel forever
Festivals - This washing symbolized his Desire for purification
Prophecy, Prophets - Our primary Desire must be to know God, not just the facts of the future
Harmony of the Gospels - It must be admitted that many of the answers we Desire about the origins of the gospels are not available to us
Bible, Canon of the - It was initially motivated by the Desire of various churches to have as many authentic documents of apostolic men as possible, and later motivated by the interaction of church leaders struggling with the question of which books could be appealed to in their debates about the nature of Christ and the church
Thessalonians, the Epistles to the - Much as he would have Desired Timothy's help against his Athenian opponents, he determined to forego it for the sake of the Thessalonian church. Silas does not appear to have come to Paul at Athens at all, though Paul had Desired him and Timothy to "come to him with all speed" (Acts 17:15), but with Timothy (who from Thessalonica called for him at Berea) joined Paul at Corinth first (Acts 18:1; Acts 18:5; "when Silas and Timothy were come from Macedonia". Timothy "brought good tidings of the Thessalonian church's faith and love, and good remembrance of Paul, and Desire to see him" as he Desired to see them (1 Thessalonians 3:6-10)
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1 Chronicles 15-17; 22-29; 2 Chronicles 13-15; 17-20; 24; 26; 29-31; 35, are mainly unique to Chronicles, and manifestly are calculated to awaken by the glorious (as well as the sad) memories of the past a Desire in the people to restrain the corruption which had led to the captivity, and to restore the national polity in church and state
Reward - In all his service and all his sacrifice fur the Kingdom he is moved by the Desire for participation in the completed kingdom
Reconciliation - If this seems a paradox, it is to be remembered, next, that displeasure against sin, and even the assertion of holiness against it in the form of wrath, are not incompatible with love to the sinner, and with the most earnest Desire to save him
Unbelief (2) - But along with it there is the Desire to know, to rise to a fuller apprehension of that whereof already there is the dim perception. 268); that he is one who will not be satisfied until all his grounds are established; that, ready to believe when he can, he is healthily averse from the belief of mere credulity; that his soul Desires ‘not a refuge but a resting-place’ (Toynbee), and that he knows no security as long as there is one possibility of delusion left? The explanation is an attractive one, but it is doubtful whether it can be sustained in the face of the narratives above alluded to
Leviticus - The change is due to the Desire to discredit these shrines
Kings, 1 And 2 - He could see in Israel's distress evidence of God's continual Desire that Israel turn from their sins and return to God as God's people
Religion - As Job said of the "wicked": "They say to God, Leave us alone! We have no Desire to know your ways
James, Theology of - James' Desire is that Christians leave this unstable and inconsistent "halfway faith" and move toward a whole-hearted, unvarying commitment to God
Heart - of love for God (Matthew 22:37, Luke 10:27), for earthly or heavenly treasure (Matthew 6:19-21); of joy (John 16:22, Luke 24:32); of sorrow (John 14:1; John 16:8); of forgivingness (Matthew 18:35), purity (Matthew 5:8), humility (Matthew 11:29); of good or evil dispositions (Matthew 12:34-35), perverse inclination (Matthew 5:28, Matthew 24:48), luxurious tastes and Desires (Luke 21:34). —which yet He pronounced to be of little moral value because done from a false motive, the Desire for social credit, ‘to be seen of men’ (Matthew 6:2; Matthew 6:5)
Imagination - In other cases He deliberately created the situation, and then drew the lesson with which He Desired to impress the spectators, as in Mark 9:33-37, Matthew 18:2-5, Luke 22:17-20, and John 13:2-12. Finally, as the last survivor of the original group passed away, his followers would have a strong Desire to rescue his personal reminiscences from oblivion ere it was too late, and thus the Fourth Gospel arose as a supplement to the others
Invitation - ’ It ‘reflects in the first place the urgent Desire of the master to have an absolutely full house, in the second the feeling that, pressure will be needed to overcome the incredulity of country people as to such an invitation to them being meant seriously
Kindness (2) - And Jesus quotes Hosea 6:6 with approval, ‘I Desire mercy (hesed) and not sacrifice’ (Matthew 12:7)—a passage which makes that quality of kindness of greater importance than worship, and worship vain without it
Majesty (2) - Apart from the evidence of their own writings, no better proof of this can be found than the fact that for more than a century after the death of Jesus the Church appears never to have concerned itself in any way as to His earthly appearance, or to have had any Desire for pictorial representations of His human face and form
the Widow With the Two Mites - "Sacrifice and offering Thou didst not Desire
Versions of the Scripture, English - King Alfred translated Exodus 20 — Exodus 23 as the groundwork of his legislation: he Desired indeed that "all the free-born youth of his kingdom should be able to read the English scriptures. As we have seen Tyndale's was his life's work and a labour of love, but Coverdale could say that he "sought it not, neither Desired it," but accepted it as work assigned him. The people in England began generally to Desire the scriptures
Evangelist (2) - Again he speaks of those who in the age of Trajan started out on long journeys and performed the office of an evangelist, filled with the Desire to preach Christ to those who had not heard the word of faith, and to deliver to them the Divine Gospels (iii
Family (Jesus) - Luke seems to Desire to lay special stress (cf
Holiness - (Exodus 15:11) And no doubt, as in the portrait of a man, to behold it in its most complete form, we should take all the prominent features of beauty, so the holy Scriptures of God, when sketching the divine representation, do it in all that loveliness of character, so as to endear the Lord to every heart, Hence David made this the "one great Desire of his soul,"to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of his life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple
Adam - [1]; and Theodoret distinctly is says to τὸ γὰρ φορέσομεν προρρητικῶς οὐ παραινετικῶς εἳρκεν The mass of authorities read φορέσωμεν, ‘from a Desire to turn what is really a physical assertion into an ethical exhortation’ (Alf
Ammonites - While the fruitfulness of the land of Ammon, and the high degree of prosperity and power in which it subsisted long prior and long subsequent to the date of the predictions, are thus indisputably established by historical evidence and by existing proofs, the researches of recent travellers (who were actuated by the mere Desire of exploring these regions and obtaining geographical information) have made known its present aspect; and testimony the most clear, unexceptionable, and conclusive, has been borne to the state of dire desolation to which it is and has long been reduced
Daniel, Book of - Daniel 11:36-39 are a parenthesis and refer to Antichrist as a king: he will be a Jew and not regard 'the God of his fathers,' nor the Messiah as 'the Desire of women,' nor regard any known god; but will set himself up above all
Adam - [1]; and Theodoret distinctly is says to τὸ γὰρ φορέσομεν προρρητικῶς οὐ παραινετικῶς εἳρκεν The mass of authorities read φορέσωμεν, ‘from a Desire to turn what is really a physical assertion into an ethical exhortation’ (Alf
Heart - of love for God (Matthew 22:37, Luke 10:27), for earthly or heavenly treasure (Matthew 6:19-21); of joy (John 16:22, Luke 24:32); of sorrow (John 14:1; John 16:8); of forgivingness (Matthew 18:35), purity (Matthew 5:8), humility (Matthew 11:29); of good or evil dispositions (Matthew 12:34-35), perverse inclination (Matthew 5:28, Matthew 24:48), luxurious tastes and Desires (Luke 21:34). —which yet He pronounced to be of little moral value because done from a false motive, the Desire for social credit, ‘to be seen of men’ (Matthew 6:2; Matthew 6:5)
Profaning, Profanity - Luke 4:16), use of the day—that God Desires mercy rather than sacrifice (Matthew 12:7), and that ‘the Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath’ (Matthew 12:8). Partly, no doubt, for similar reasons, there had grown up in the time of Christ a custom of swearing not by the Divine name, but by heaven or earth or Jerusalem or the Temple (Matthew 5:33-37; Matthew 23:16-22)—though there emerges here, alongside of the Desire to avoid the use of God’s name, the consideration that such oaths were less binding than those in which God was directly invoked (contrast the high priest’s adjuration ‘by the living God’ at the trial of Jesus, Matthew 26:63)
Reconciliation - If this seems a paradox, it is to be remembered, next, that displeasure against sin, and even the assertion of holiness against it in the form of wrath, are not incompatible with love to the sinner, and with the most earnest Desire to save him
Romans, Epistle to the - The missionary statesmanship which led him to seize on the great trade-centres like Ephesus and Corinth found its highest expression in his passionate Desire to see Rome. The Apostle first thanks God for the faith of the Roman Christians, and then expresses his earnest Desire to visit them and to preach the gospel in Rome
Moravians - At length, in 1792, by the mercy of God, and the kind interference of friends in the Dutch government, the opposition of evil- minded people was over-ruled, and leave granted to send out three missionaries, who, on their arrival, were willing, at the Desire of the governor, to go first to Bavians Kloof, about one hundred and sixty English miles east from Capetown, and there to commence their labours on the spot where George Schmidt had resided. "The settlement near Tranquebar, on the coast of Coromandel, was made in the year 1760, at the Desire of the Danish government, chiefly with a view to bring the Gospel to the inhabitants of the Nicobar islands
Ethics (2) - The unheeded moments when the animal nature starts up in a fit of anger or of impure Desire are grievously sinful in the eyes of God, as well as the actual misdeeds. To assert such equivalence of thought and deed may seem to us almost to overshoot the mark; for we rightly place a high value upon the self-command which keeps Desire from passing into action
Freedom of the Will - Either the will is in the same psychological category as the Desires, in which case it is obviously limited by a man’s mental universe and his powers of concentration, or it is identical with the man’s self. Instead of the free impulse of the Spirit within them, or of Christ’s living in them, they were being guided by rules which demanded a merely external obedience and appealed to merely selfish Desires, aptly symbolized by an operation on the external surface of the body. Paul’s thought: that of a disease, in which morbid conditions and acts, if persisted in, become hopeless; and that of family life, wherein conditions are laid down by a father to fulfil his Desire of mutual love-if the son refuses to accept these conditions, he is rejected. That would, in the end, involve falling under the old tyranny of Desire and passion
Apocrypha - The way to attain wisdom is to keep the Law—...
‘If thou Desire wisdom, keep the commandments,...
And the Lord shall give her unto thee freely’ (Sirach 1:26). Thus we read—...
‘For her true beginning is Desire of discipline;...
And the care for discipline is love of her’ (Wisdom of Solomon 6:17)
Valentinus, Founder of a Gnostic Sect - We see therein the evident Desire and effort of Valentinus to remain in the fellowship of the Catholic church. But without the help of the only good Father the heart even of the spiritual man (the pneumaticos) cannot be cleansed from the many evil spirits which make their abode in him and each accomplishes his own Desire
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Despite these difficulties, the Desire to travel and the commercial needs of nations motivated the identification of routes that were relatively safe from attack by bandits and allowed free transport of goods by pack animals and carts to every region in the land
Targums - ’ In one important respect this Targum is quite similar to that of Onkelos, namely, in its avoidance of anthropomorphisms, and in its Desire not to bring God into too close contact with man; for example, in Exodus 34:6 we have these words: ‘And the Lord descended in a cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord
Cross, Crucifixion - At the site the prisoner was often tied (the normal method) or nailed (if a quicker death was Desired) to the crossbeam. The site on a hill and the size of the cross (the use of the hyssop reed shows it was seven to nine feet high) showed their Desire for a public display of a “criminal. Self-centered Desires are nailed to the cross (Galatians 5:24 ), and worldly interests are dead (Galatians 6:14 )
Discipline - Indeed, Paul's disciplinary practices are convincing as remedial rather than punitive measures only to the extent that they are infused from start to finish with a pure Desire for the good of the offender
Scripture - Neither was a Desire of honour the motive of their actions; for their Lord himself was treated with the utmost contempt, and had more than once assured them that they should certainly share the same fate: above working as mechanics for a coarse maintenance; and so little desirous of human regard, that they exposed to the world the meanness of their birth and occupations, their great ignorance and scandalous falls
Heaven - If we examine the human mind, it is also evident that there is a natural Desire after happiness in all men; and, which is equally evident, is not attained in this life
Ezekiel - His self sacrificing patriotism, ready for any suffering if only he may benefit his countrymen spiritually, appears in his conduct when she who was "the Desire of his eyes" was snatched from him at a stroke (Deuteronomy 33:9)
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Peter (2 Peter 1:16-18) makes the transfiguration the earnest of Christ's coming in glory (Matthew 17); it is the miniature specimen of the millennial kingdom: first, Christ in glory, then Moses a specimen of those raised from the dead at Christ's coming, then Elijah a specimen of those who never taste death, but being found alive are transfigured in a moment (1 Corinthians 15:51-52); finally Peter, James, and John, the specimen of Israel and the nations in the flesh who shall Desire the tabernacling among them of Christ and the transfigured saints: "Lord, it is good to be here," etc
Election - Thus also, in the experience of salvation, the soul, conscious of the part of God in bringing it to Himself, and hourly realizing its entire dependence on Him for everything good, will Desire to regard it and will regard it; and will feel that in this thought of God’s everlasting choice of it lies its true ground of security and comfort ( Romans 8:28 ; Romans 8:33 ; Romans 8:38-39 )
Kings, First And Second, Theology of - The Desire to employ local shrines was only a symptom of the problem
Lots - There gradually grew up, on the one hand, methods by which the deities revealed their will to men; and on the other, methods by which men could learn the Desire or decision of the deities
Joy (2) - ’s account (Luke 22:15), our Lord said, ‘With Desire I have Desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer,’ thus indicating that He had eagerly and gladly anticipated it; and in the further words that He speaks on that occasion He indicates that there is only to be a pause in the joy which will be resumed and heightened in other surroundings
Kenosis - He asked questions not rhetorically, but because He Desired an answer (Matthew 16:13; Matthew 16:15, Luke 8:30, John 11:34). Without taint or flaw in His own nature, the expectations of the people regarding the Messiah, and the Desires they pressed upon Him, afforded the occasions of temptation to Him. There are a few utterances given in this Gospel which express a sense of loss for Himself and His disciples in the separation from the Father that His earthly life involves (John 14:28), a Desire for the recovery of the former conditions of communion (John 17:5), and an expectation of gain in His return to the Father (John 14:19-20)
Star (2) - One influential motive at work in Matthew 2 seems to be a Desire on the part of the Evangelist to suggest a likeness between the Divinely guided career of Moses, the instrument of Israel’s redemption from Egypt, and the Messianic Redeemer who saves His people from their sins
Sepulchre - The limestone rocks of Canaan yielded to their Desire for a permanent place of abode
Church Government - During the service, the Spirit (through one of the prophets) says: ‘Since you Desire to know (δή), separate for me Barnabas and Saul,’ who were present
Paul in Arabia - It may have been an old Desire of his formed at Gamaliel's feet, some day to see the Mount of God with his own eyes
Man - 10:11: “Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve the Lord; for that ye did Desire
Elesbaan, a King, Hermit, And Saint of Ethiopia - He was received by Elesbaan, according to his own account, with the silence of an intense joy; for the alliance of Rome had long been the great Desire of the Ethiopians
Euchites - They held the possibility in the passionless state of a perfection in which sin was impossible; such a man needed neither instruction for his soul nor fasting to discipline his body, for delicate food and luxurious living could stir no evil Desire in him
Alexander the Coppersmith - Long after I am able to forgive this man and that man for what he has said or done against myself, I am compelled to cry out, O wretched man that I am! as often as I despise, or detest, or Desire to hear of hurt to Alexander or to any of his widespread seed
Ecclesiastical Polity - In the second Helvetic confession, which was approved by many churches, it is taught, that bishops and presbyters in the beginning governed the church with equal power, none exalting himself above another; the inequality which soon was introduced originating from the Desire of preserving order
Jonah - He felt repugnance to deliver the Lord's warning to Nineveh ("cry against it," Jonah 1:2), whose destruction he Desired, not their repentance. His Desire was that Nineveh's sudden overthrow, like Sodom's, might produce the effect which his words failed to produce, to rouse Israel from impenitence
Philippi - Philo (in Flaccum, 14) mentions the instinctive Desire of Jews residing in a foreign city to pray ἐν καθαρωτάτῳ, in the purest place they could find
Praise - As he pictures Abraham when he received God’s promise of a son giving glory to God (Romans 4:21), so he Desires that Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy (Romans 15:9, quoting Psalms 18:49; Psalms 117:1 LXX_). -Our study of the ideal of praise in the Apostolic Church would be incomplete without some reference to the music both vocal and instrumental in which pious hearts Desired to express it. Maurice: ‘What we Desire for ourselves and for our race, the greatest redemption we can dream of, is gathered up in the words, “Thine is the glory” ’ (The Lord’s Prayer, London, 1848, p
John, the Epistles of - " Sonship involves present self purification, first because we Desire now to be like Him, "even as He is pure," secondly because we hope hereafter to be perfectly like Him, our sonship now hidden shall be manifested, and we shall be made like Him when He shall be manifested (answering to Paul's Colossians 3), for our then "seeing him as He is" involves transfiguration into His likeness (compare 2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:21)
Presence - When a ruler turned his countenance towards a suppliant or courtier, it meant that his Desire was granted, or that he was a persona grata in the court (cf
Vigilius, Bishop of Rome - The emperor, who warmly Desired this reconciliation, readily fell into the snare. Facundus attributes his whole action to Desire of court favour and position, as his earlier secret promise to Theodora had been due to ambition
John, Gospel of (Critical) - We Desire to know who it is that claims to be an eye-witness; who it is that narrates events and discourses of Jesus so distinct in character from the Synoptics, and yet meant to occupy a place alongside these without contradiction; who it is that has so boldly mingled historic fact and ideal conceptions, that has given to the Person of Christ a timeless cosmic significance, and has represented our Lord in His acts and in His words as Himself justifying that impression and those claims. If, as is certain, the work is influenced by developed theological conceptions, and reflects the contemporary historical situation of the Christian Church, we Desire to be certain that the writer was in a position not seriously to misrepresent the actual facts
Basilius, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia - Finding, by reading the Gospels, that nothing tended so much toward perfection as to sell all that he had and free himself from worldly cares, and feeling himself too weak to stand alone in such an enterprise, he Desired earnestly to find some brother who might give him his aid (Ep. He records his admiration of the abstinence and endurance of the ascetics whom he met, their mastery over hunger and sleep, their indifference to cold and nakedness, as well as his Desire to imitate them ( Ep. 11, 361), and Desired to surround himself with the associates of his early days (Greg. If he would only yield he promised him the friendship of Valens, and whatever favours he might Desire for his friends
Christ in Jewish Literature - On the one hand, there is the book called the Tôl’dôth Jçshû, which relates the story of Jesus as of a vulgar impostor; on the other hand, there are references to Jesus by Jews of repute which are dignified and respectful in tone, and show a real Desire to be fair towards the Founder of that Christian religion whose adherents had inflicted such injuries on Jews. The reason is, of course, their Desire to ward off the charge made by the Christians, that the Talmud contains blasphemous allusions to Jesus
Dioscorus (1), Patriarch of Alexandria - " After he had finished his address, Flavian Desired that Eusebius, who had been his accuser, should be called in and heard. The Roman deputies on the opposite side Desired, in the name of Leo, that Dioscorus should not sit in the council. " The magistrates Desired again to hear the charge. " It was read by Beronicianus, the secretary of the imperial consistory, and stated that "at the recent council at Ephesus, this good ( χρηστός ) Dioscorus, disregarding justice, and supporting Eutyches in heresy—having also gained power by bribes, and assembled a disorderly multitude—did all he could to ruin the Catholic faith, and to establish the heresy of Eutyches, and condemned us: I Desire, therefore, that he be called to account, and that the records of his proceedings against us be examined. " Dioscorus, preserving his self-possession, answered, "The synod was held by the emperor's order; I too Desire that its acts against Flavian may be read"; but added, "I beg that the doctrinal question be first considered. " "No," said the magistrates, "the charge against you must first be met; wait until the acts have been read, as you yourself Desired. It was received with applause, "A just sentence! Christ has deposed Dioscorus! God has vindicated the martyrs!" The magistrates Desired that each bishop should give in a carefully framed statement of belief conformable to the Nicene "exposition," to that of the 150 Fathers (of Constantinople, in 381), to the canonical epistles and expositions of the Fathers, Gregory, Basil, Athanasius, Hilary, Ambrose, and Cyril's two canonical epistles published and confirmed in the first Ephesian council, adding that Leo had written a letter to Flavian against Eutyches
Eutyches And Eutychianism - " But at the Desire of Flavian, two priests (Memnon and Epiphanius) and a deacon (Germanus) were sent to make another effort. And because I know that Florentius the patrician is a man approved in the faith, I Desire that he should be present at the sessions of a synod which has to deal with matters of faith. " Florentius Desired that Eutyches should be asked if he assented to these documents or not. " Finally, the synod Desired Eutyches to make a full explanation, and to pronounce an anathema on opinions opposed to the documents which had been recited. Eutyches replied that he would, if the synod Desired it, make use of language (viz. He adds that he had Desired the synod to lay the matter before the pope, promising to abide by his decision; but this not having been granted, he, being in great danger, now implored the pope to give an unprejudiced judgment, and to protect him. Nestorianism was still powerful among the bishops of Syria, and would unquestionably bias the views of many, should a council be called in the East, as the emperor Desired
Jesus Christ - the son of God, the Messiah, and Saviour of the world, the first and principal object of the prophecies, prefigured and promised in the Old Testament, expected and Desired by the patriarchs; the hope of the Gentiles; the glory, salvation, and consolation of Christians. In regard to the advent of the Messiah before the destruction of the second temple, the words of Haggai are remarkably explicit: "The Desire of all nations shall come, and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of Hosts. The obscurity, the meanness, and the poverty of his external condition are thus represented: "He shall grow up before the Lord like a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form or comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should Desire him
Holy Ghost - For thus saith the Lord of Hosts, I will shake all nations, and the Desire of all nations shall come," Haggai 2:4-7 . Here, also, the Spirit of the Lord is seen collocated with the Lord of Hosts and the Desire of all nations, who is the Messiah
Lois And Eunice - But no sooner did that Hebrew bridegroom get the Desire of his heart than he soon became a still worse husband than Eunice's Greek husband, and a still worse father than Timothy's father
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His prayer (Nehemiah 1:4-11) was marked by importunate continuity, "day and night" (compare Isaiah 62:6-7; Luke 18:7), intercession for Israel, confession of individual and national sin, pleading that God should remember His promises of mercy upon their turning to Him, however far cast out for transgression; also that He should remember they are His people redeemed by His strong hand, therefore His honour is at stake in their persons; and that Nehemiah and they who pray with him Desire to fear God's name (Nehemiah 6:17-19; contrast Psalms 66:18; compare Daniel 9, Leviticus 26:33-39; Deuteronomy 4:25-31); lastly he asks God to dispose Artaxerxes' heart to "mercy" (Proverbs 21:1)
Sabbath - the Seventh Day Adventists, an American sect-not, be it noticed, with a Desire to return to primitive practice and observe both Sabbath and Lord’s Day, but to observe the seventh day alone
Baptism - As He was "the Desire of all nations," consciously or unconsciously, so all nations are invited to Him
James - Then rewarding his loan of the ship, He Desired Simon, Launch out into the deep, and do ye let down your nets for a draught. ...
They prefaced it with pleading His own promise, "Master, we would that Thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall Desire" (Matthew 7:7; Luke 11:9; Mark 11:24)
Unpardonable Sin - The sin is unpardonable because the sinner has no Desire for pardon; it ‘hath never forgiveness’ because it is not repented of
Matthew, the Gospel of - The Desire to be seen by others is the wrong motive for good works (Matthew 6:1-4 )
Testimony - God's Desire for justice establishes a precedent for his people to follow
Mark, Theology of - First, he rejects the Desire to rule by power (8:34-9:1), then the compulsion to grasp for prestige (9:33-37), and finally the need to occupy a position (10:35-45)
Eschatology - In particular, it will be noticed that the ‘appeals to prophecy,’ which occur as frequently in Acts, are often connected with the Desire to prove that the Last Days have at length come; e
Insight - A man of political insight is a man who instinctively understands what the community will think, Desire, or do at any particular period or special conjunction of circumstances
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(2) According to Strauss, the story, like the two earlier stories of resuscitation (Matthew 9:18-19; Matthew 9:23-26 = Mark 5:21-24; Mark 5:35-43 = Luke 8:40-42; Luke 8:49-56; Luke 7:11-17), is a myth, originating in the Desire of the primitive Church that the Messiah should not only rival but surpass His great prototypes in the OT
Mary, the Virgin - Rather, as it has been said, ‘the first but the ever-deepening Desire in the heart of Mary, when the angel left her, must have been to be away from Nazareth, and for the relief of opening her heart to a woman, in all things like-minded, who perhaps might speak blessed words to her’ (Edersheim, Life and Times, i
Essenes - Sensual Desires were sinful; passions were restrained. Through evil Desire souls fell into uniting themselves with bodies
the Prodigal Son - The games, the shows, the theatres, the circuses, the feasts, the dances, the freedom of all kinds; there is absolutely nothing that a young man's heart can Desire that is not open to him who brings a good purse of money to the city with him
Call, Calling - Eli suspected Hannah (1 Samuel 1:13) not because her lips moved in private prayer—rather because in the intensity and modesty of her Desire she prayed without sound
Common Life - It is impossible to conceive that He who thus honoured the common lot could Desire any renunciation of it on the part of those who wished to be His followers
the Ten Virgins - "What things soever ye Desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them
Disease - It still remains that those who Desire to minimize to the fullest extent the super-normal powers of Jesus are not helped by these facts, for in order to deal effectively with these troubles He must not only have removed the disturbing cause in the psychical nature, but also brought a Divine power to bear on the whole nervous system, dispersing in some cases organic defect and disease
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The Desire of all nations, Haggai 2:7
Adoption - It was at first largely connected with the Desire that the family worship of dead ancestors should not cease-a cultus which could be continued only through males (Wood-house, in Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics i
Dionysius, Pseudo-Areopagita - In the Divina Nomina we have disclosed to us so far as can be seen through veils and shadows the Fountain-head of all light and being the object of all thought and Desire
Matthias the Successor to Judas Iscariot - I believe He was dead and buried, and rose again: and Desire to see Him in His glory, rather than to contemplate Him in His cenotaph or sepulchre
Jeroboam - ) Ahijah's words, "thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul Desireth," imply Jeroboam already in heart aspired to the throne before his overt rebellion. Contrast Balaam's tempting God (through Desire of reward) by asking again, as if God would change His once for all declared will (Numbers 22-24; 1 Peter 5:2)
Sabbath - the Seventh Day Adventists, an American sect-not, be it noticed, with a Desire to return to primitive practice and observe both Sabbath and Lord’s Day, but to observe the seventh day alone
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Practical demands of the kingdom...
Although people may Desire the kingdom of God above all else (Matthew 6:33; Matthew 13:44-46), they cannot buy their way into it
Passover (ii. in Relation to Lord's Supper). - But it seems safe to conclude that archaeological considerations such as these were not uppermost in the mind of Jesus when He said to His disciples, ‘With Desire I have Desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer’ (Luke 22:15), and that what He and they alike were thinking of was the Passover of Jewish history and tradition
Sin - The teaching of the Bible with regard to the doctrine of sin may be said to involve a Desire, on the part of the leaders of Jewish thought, to give a rational account of the fact, the consciousness, and the results of human error
Seceders - James Fisher, late of Glasgow, and published by Desire of their synod
Economic Life - Economic life in ancient Palestine involved the simple Desire to improve the condition of life and to expand contact with other peoples
Romans, Book of - He had for a long time had the Desire to visit the Christians in Rome that “we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith” and clearly implied that now at long last he was coming (Romans 1:8-13 )
Vine, Allegory of the - Jülicher thinks that Weiss is influenced by a Desire to make John approach as closely as possible to the Synoptists; and while he does not believe the allegory as preserved by John to be genuine, confesses himself unable to conjecture what its original form was, supposing it to be based upon authentic reminiscences (Die Gleichnisreden Jesu, 1888, pp
Incarnation - Paul in his earlier Epistles regards Christ’s Person more from the point of view of personal religion, as One who has bridged over the gulf which sin has caused between God and man, and in whom man’s Desire for reconciliation with God finds satisfaction
Marriage - However, a married couple should Desire to obey the divine injunction of procreation if possible. Leadership's goal is not to show the leader's superiority, but to elicit all the strengths of people for the Desired objective
Ten Commandments - There is a boundary drawn around a person's possessions, and we may not cross that boundary to satisfy our own Desires. This one speaks about a deeper issue: guarding those springs of Desire from which the abuses would arise. From Genesis 3 on the issue is the same: Will we allow God to satisfy our Desires in his way, or will we insist on trying to satisfy them in our own strength? This is where idolatry comes from; it is an attempt to manipulate the divine in order to satisfy the human Desires for power, security, comfort, and pleasure
Grace - To God’s Desire to forgive, man comes with a penitent mind
Hating, Hatred - ’ For the abstraction of the sinful Desire to injure from the word ‘hate,’ leaving in it nothing but an aversion of a purely moral kind, Wendt compares the use of ‘violence’ and ‘force’ in Matthew 11:12, where ‘they are used only so far as they denote energetic seizure and appropriation, but not the unlawfulness of this seizure
Humanity of Christ - In the temple we find the exercise of a Desire—curiosity—and the acknowledgment of mental processes both like those of other men and commanding their respect (His ‘understanding,’ Luke 2:46-47)
Meekness (2) - The agony and the bloody sweat, the prayer, ‘If it be possible, let this cup pass away from me,’ not only set in vivid relief the moral grandeur of Christ’s willing acceptance of His Father’s will, but they show with convincing power that true meekness is not the easy outcome of insensibility or tameness of spirit, but the victory of a strong nature over personal Desires which conflict with the will of God. It is a strong quality, for it means victory over the hot Desire to retaliate; it is a gracious quality, for it means love triumphing over the selfish and self-assertive impulses of one’s nature, in its anxiety to avoid the embittering of friendly relations and to subdue ill-feeling by gentleness and kindness
Beda, Historian - He must have had good teachers, a good library, and an insatiable Desire for learning. As the end approached, he distributed the few little treasures he had been allowed to keep in his chest, a little pepper, incense, and a few articles of linen; then, having completed the sentence he was dictating, he Desired to be propped up with his face towards his church
Paul the Aged - For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a Desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better
Paul's Blamelessness as a Minister - Is it possible I should Desire any one to speak any good of me, or to think it, when so many ill things were thought and spoken of Thee! What is this, Lord what do we imagine to get by pleasing worms, or by being praised by creeping things! What about being blamed by all men, if only we stand at last blameless before Thee!"...
Dispersion - The Septuagint itself was the outcome of the keen Desire to make their religion understood, as well as to guard and preserve it from influences hostile to it
Angels - Ephesians 3:10 (whether good or bad angels are there spoken of); it is implied in 1 Peter 1:12 (the angels Desire to look into the mysteries of the gospel) and in 1 Corinthians 2:6 ff
Heman - 'Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And there is none upon earth that I Desire beside Thee
Word - John wrote his Gospel, at the Desire of the bishops of Asia, against Cerinthus and other heretics, and chiefly against the doctrines of the Ebionites, then springing up, who said that Christ did not exist before he was born of Mary
Poetry - So the unusual position of a word in a clause may be traceable to this rather than to a Desire to secure special emphasis
Philippians, Epistle to - He, however, rejoices because he is assured that in answer to their prayers the Spirit of Christ will enable him to glorify his Lord whatever be the issue of his imprisonment; he does not know what to Desire, though he believes that he will be acquitted and will work for their Christian welfare
Lots - There gradually grew up, on the one hand, methods by which the deities revealed their will to men; and on the other, methods by which men could learn the Desire or decision of the deities
Dispersion - The Septuagint itself was the outcome of the keen Desire to make their religion understood, as well as to guard and preserve it from influences hostile to it
Paul - It was a valuable privilege, and one that was to prove of great use to Paul, although not in the way in which his father might have been expected to Desire him to make use of it
Temple - ...
But with regard to the excessive introduction of gold plating by the received text throughout, including even the Temple floor, as we have seen, there is much to be said in favour of the view, first advanced by Stade, that it is due to a Desire on the part of later scribes to enhance the magnificence of the first Temple
Mission - A sense of sin actually was produced (Luke 5:8; Luke 7:37 ff; Luke 19:7-8), and men learned to trust God’s Son and to Desire to be taught His life (Luke 11:1)
Clean And Unclean - Thus it has been supposed that the Nazirite vows originated in the Desire for a return to primitive simplicity by way of contrast to the habits of Palestinian Canaanites
Ethics - God is seen: there is Desire to please Him; there is a shrinking from aught that would arouse His anger ( Exodus 32:31-328 ; Genesis 39:9 ). As to (1), we mark the upward look, His readiness to let the heat of His love burst into the flame of praise and prayer, His dutifulness and submissiveness: He lived ‘in the bosom of the Father,’ and wished to do only that which God Desired
Eucharist - 15 And he said unto them, With Desire I have Desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: 16 for I say unto you, I will not eat it, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. And this would seem to bind the rite thus instituted more closely than ever to that suffering before which He earnestly Desired to celebrate it ( Luke 22:15 ), and wherein St
Gentiles - His heart’s Desire for them was that they might be saved; He called the season of His earthly activity among them ‘the acceptable year of the Lord’ (Luke 4:19), and, after His departure to heaven, extended their opportunity of ‘knowing the things which belonged unto their peace’ (cf
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Quite as significant is the circumstance mentioned in Acts 22:2 that Paul addressed the infuriated Jerusalemites in Aramaic, and that when they ascertained from his opening words that he was to speak to them in that language, ‘they kept the more silence’ (μᾶλλον παρέσχον ἡσυχίαν), the reference being to the fact that Paul had not attempted to speak until by a gesture indicative of his Desire to be heard he had stilled the uproar, and, as it is said, ‘there was made a great silence
Self-Control - (a) At the beginning of His career the part played both in His practice and in His inner life and thought by the recognition of His Father’s claims upon Him, against the attractions that appeal to youth, and the dependence and clinging that earthly parents naturally Desire, was indicated in His reply in the Temple (Luke 2:49), and on later occasions (John 4:34; John 5:30 b, John 6:38, John 14:31)
Sorrow, Man of Sorrows - Men did not perceive or Desire the beauty of His holiness
Holy Spirit - The intense Desire to clothe the knowledge of God in clear and pregnant words never tempted them to seek to solve the mystery that veils the creative operations of God
Fire - They substituted their own judgment and Desires for the plain command of GOD. ...
Psalm 39:3 (b) This is a type of the strong Desire in the heart of the Psalmist to make known GOD's goodness, and His grace
Collection - On this journey he was accompanied by envoys or messengers (ἀπόστολοι, 2 Corinthians 8:23) from the churches contributing (Acts 20:4), and so keen was his Desire to bring the undertaking to a successful issue that no consideration of the dangers involved could turn him from his purpose (see Acts 20:3; Acts 20:22 f
Children of God - He Desires the response of filial love from all who are capable of giving it (cf. Jesus exhorts His disciples not to be as the Gentiles, but to rely upon their heavenly Father’s knowledge of their needs and His Desire to help them. ...
Jesus gave immortal expression to the Desires characteristic of the children of God, in ‘the Lord’s Prayer. Only those who trust God can pray ‘Give us our daily bread,’ and can limit their Desires for material good to such humble bounds. This rest He Desires to give to others
Demon, Demoniacal Possession, Demoniacs - 2 Peter 2:4-5); two angels, Assael and Shemachsai, loved the daughters of men, and, forsaking their allegiance to God, descended from heaven to earth; one of these angels returned to heaven and did not sin, but the other accomplished his Desire, and his offspring became demons
Helena, Saint, Mother of Constantine the Great - Ambrose, writing in 395, says that Helena was inspired by the Spirit with the Desire to search for the cross, that she distinguished the true cross by its title (thus differing from Sulpicius and all later writers), that two of the nails were used by the emperor, one being fixed in his crown and the other employed as a bit for his bridle (de Obitu Theodosii c
Paul as a Man of Prayer - After a sermon to make a prayer and Desire a blessing, and to pray for the minister
Word - As with the Giver, what is Given is unshakable and unstoppable: "my word that goes out from my mouth will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I Desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it" (Isaiah 55:11 )
Ahithophel - With his whole soul Uriah loved Eliam's daughter, and both Eliam and Ahithophel gave to young Uriah the Desire of his heart
Baxterianism - Into this mode of discussing such subjects, was this most excellent man led, partly by the natural constitution of his mind, which has often been adverted to; partly by his ardent Desire of putting an end to the divisions of the Christian world, and producing universal concord and harmony
Temple - To this guard Pilate referred, when he said to the chief priests and Pharisees who waited upon him to Desire he would make the sepulchre secure, "Ye have a watch, go your way, and make it as secure as ye can," Matthew 27:65
Grace - To God’s Desire to forgive, man comes with a penitent mind
Israel, History of - Even the mandate that all sacrificial worship take place in the Jerusalem Temple was partially motivated by his Desire to prevent the use of Baalistic “high places” and to keep all sacrificial activity where it could be carefully monitored to prevent Baalistic assimilation. Nonetheless, they were secluded from Jerusalem and the Temple and hardly Desired to sing Yahweh's song in this strange land (Psalm 137:1 )
Timothy, First And Second, Theology of - It is apparent that Paul believed Adam and Eve to be historical figures and that the order in which they were created indicated God's Desire for male headship in the family and in the church. Whether this is a falling out of grace and a loss of salvation or a falling away from grace of which one was never a part, Paul sees the danger as a very real and serious one, a danger about which he warns Timothy and Desires that he will warn others. This is seen in instructions such as the following: "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness" (2 Timothy 2:19 ); "a man should cleanse himself from these things" the secular babblings and the ungodliness and the gangrenous words of the heretics, cited in 2 Timothy 2:16-17 ; and a youth should "flee the Desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace" (2 Timothy 2:22 ). Paul also writes that God Desires all humankind to be saved, not just a few (1 Timothy 2:4 ). Along with these are commands to "flee the evil Desires of youth" and to pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace (2 Timothy 2:22 ). " In keeping with the manner of speaking of the time, he does not forbid all outward adornment, but Desires that a woman's primary attractiveness come from the good words of a godly character
Christianity - ), and unholy Desire no less than adultery ( Matthew 5:27 f
Ezekiel, Theology of - The zoomorphic nature of these gods would indicate that they were Egyptian; the secrecy of the cult reflected a Desire to hide it not only from Yahweh but from the Babylonians, who would have regarded this as an act of rebellion against their empire
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His Desire to make the Bible a people's book has acted on succeeding versions, so that our English Bible has ever been popular rather than scholastic. Coverdale's version was much inferior to Tyndale's, who made it his one object in life, whereas Coverdale "sought it not neither Desired it," but undertook it as a task given him
Unity (2) - Undoubtedly He Desires that the vital and spiritual unity which He effects should have a concrete expression—such expression as is apprehensible, not only to the spiritual man discerning spiritual things (1618880417_75), but to the world, which cannot receive the Spirit (John 14:17), and is aware of that only which with eyes of flesh it sees. The modern tendency is to recognize that responsibility for divisions has generally been a diffused responsibility, and that a distinction is to be drawn between that of the authors of separation and of the inheritors of positions of confusion which personally they have not created; to accept the essential validity of the conceptions of unity which guided the Church in its inception, while recognizing the difficulty of return to their practice; and to welcome the efforts of those who Desire to be called ‘repairers of the breach, restorers of paths for men to dwell in
Galatians, Epistle to the - Paul had changed his mind and was inconsistent, that he had refrained from preaching circumcision to them only from a Desire to be ‘all things to all men,’ but that he had preached it (at any rate as the better way) to others
Election - Meanwhile the problem of Israel’s unbelief and of the passing over of spiritual privilege to the Gentiles (Romans 11:11) is to be solved by the Gentiles provoking Israel to jealousy-appreciating and embracing and profiting by the blessings of the Christian salvation to such an extent that Israel will be moved to Desire find to possess those blessings for their own
Lord's Supper. (i.) - —(α) Evidence that the last meal was eaten at the conclusion of the regular Passover meal is offered by Mark 14:12; Mark 14:14, Matthew 26:17-19, Luke 22:7-8; Luke 22:11; Luke 22:15-16, the last verses laying especial stress upon the Desire of Jesus to eat this Passover with His disciples
Emperor-Worship - Egypt, Babylon, Persia, China-it was the custom from early times to speak of the ruler as ‘son of God,’ and in other ways to pay him divine honour-a custom which may easily be derived from the general tendency there to cringing adulation and extravagant flattery on the part of the subject (in Acts 12:22 we have a good example), and from a natural Desire on the part of the monarch to confirm so useful a sanction of his authority
David - In spite of his evident Desire to make peace with the followers of Saul ( 2 Samuel 9:1-13 ), it was but natural that a vigorous attempt should be made to uphold the dynasty of the late king, at all events in Israel, as distinct from Judah (see Ishbosheth)
Dependence - This hope finds expression in the universal Desire for communion with that Power by prayer, worship, sacrifice, and so on
Christian Life - The latter feature represented merely the socialism of self-sacrifice, its real motive being not a Desire for social innovation, but the support of the poor; and it may have been suggested by Essene models (see Community of Goods)
John the Apostle - According to Matthew 20:20 , their mother accompanied them and made the request, but Matthew 20:24 shows that indignation was roused ‘concerning the two brethren,’ and that the Desire and petition were really their own
Abraham - If there is a famine of bread and water where corn and wine had been promised and expected; or if the laughters and the shouts of baptized children are silent where they would have been as the voices of God's angels to you,-what then? Then thy God will descend into thine heart, and He will ask: Am I not more to thee than sons and daughters? Is My love not better to thee than corn and wine? Am I, and My salvation, and that city of Mine which hath foundations, not more to be Desired by thee than all else that I could give thee? Till you will find it in your bereaved and broken heart to say to Him henceforth and continually, Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And there is none upon earth that I Desire beside Thee
Antiochus - Demetrius Nicanor, king of Syria, having rendered himself odious to his troops, one Diodotus, otherwise called Tryphon, came to Zabdiel, a king in Arabia, and Desired him to entrust him with young Antiochus, whom he promised to place on the throne of Syria, which was then possessed by Demetrius Nicanor. It being the time for celebrating the feast of tabernacles, the Jews Desired of Antiochus a truce for seven days. This courtesy of the king so won the hearts of the Jews, that they sent ambassadors to treat of peace, and to Desire that they might live according to their own laws
Oath - This has the most deadening effect on morality and religion alike, and there is a very general Desire to limit oaths to a few matters on which truthfulness is specially vital, or to abolish preparatory oaths altogether and accept sworn testimony only to evidence already given
Organization (2) - His aloofness from possessions is consecrated by the lowly simplicity of his spirit, which, already dwelling in the Kingdom of heaven, proclaims it with the artlessness of a little child (Matthew 18:1, Mark 9:34, Luke 9:48), and with the same generous Desire to share all his possessions, spiritual as well as temporal, with others (Acts 2:44; Acts 4:32 and the Pauline comment Galatians 2:9)
Philo - In his later life he came into publicity much against his own Desire
Prayer (2) - ’ God’s Desire to help is always present; by perseverance in prayer we appropriate it. Desires in which we cannot ask others to join are likely to be selfish
Eschatology - ...
Universalists, however, can cite passages emphasizing God's Desire that everyone be saved (1 Timothy 2:4 ; 2 Peter 3:9 )
Sanctify, Sanctification - Therefore no man can resemble the Father who does not Desire supremely to be eleansed from sin
Galatians Epistle to the - How then can the Galatians Desire to return to the former state of bondage?...
Galatians 4:12-20
Miracles (2) - They arise out of the occasion—are never deliberated, unless the raising of Lazarus be an exception (John 11:4), but spring from the present practical impulse of compassion and Desire to help man, and the prompting of the Divine Spirit (John 2:4 ff
Presbyterians - Hammond, who was a very learned divine, and a zealot for episcopacy, that the elders whom the apostle James Desires (James 5:14 . We are persuaded (say they) that it has been the source of much trouble to many a pious clergyman, who from the laudable Desire of explaining the Scriptures, and declaring to his flock all the counsel of God, has employed a variety of expressions of the same import to illustrate those articles of faith, which may be obscurely expressed in the established standards
Holiness Purity - Holiness is the principle and standard of God’s love, which is His Desire ‘to impart’ Himself and all good to other beings, and to possess them as His own in spiritual fellowship (W
Christ in the Seventeenth Century - The Father is the abyss; the Son is the first forthgoing of Desire in the form of will; the Spirit is the eternal out-breathing of that will
Bethlehem - As in Nazareth so in Bethlehem, the associations with Jesus make residence repugnant to the Jews, and they have accordingly no Desire to settle in the Christian Holy Places. 51) says: ‘If any one Desires certainty as to the birth of Jesus at Bethlehem apart from the Gospels and Micah’s prophecy, let him know that in conformity with the narrative in the Gospel regarding His birth there is shown at Bethlehem the cave where He was born and the manger in the cave where He was wrapped in swaddling clothes
Palestine - Biblical writers fixed the limits of the territory by the towns Dan and Beersheba, which are constantly coupled when the author Desires to express in a picturesque manner that a certain event affected the whole of the Israelite country ( e. This, and the Desire to wrest the holy places of Christendom from the hands of the infidel, were the ostensible reasons for the in vasions of the brigands who called themselves Crusaders, and who established in Jerusalem a kingdom on a feudal basis that lasted throughout the 12th century
Jeremiah - )...
Jeremiah, like Isaiah (Jeremiah 7:4), foresaw that the tendency of many to Desire an alliance with Egypt, upon the dissolution of the Assyrian empire whose vassal Manasseh was, would end in sorrow (Jeremiah 2:18): "what hast thou to do in the way of (with going down to) Egypt? to drink the waters of Sihor (to seek hosts as allies from the Nile land)?" Josiah so far molded his policy according to Jeremiah's counsel; but he forgot that it was equally against God's will for His people to lean upon Assyrian or Babylonian "confidences" as upon Egyptian (Jeremiah 36 - 37); so taking the field as ally of Assyria and Babylon against the Egyptian Pharaoh Necho he fell (2 Kings 23:29). ) Jeremiah had shown his prophetic prescience by opposing as delusive what as a patriot he would have Desired, the hopes cherished of his country's independence of Babylon (Jeremiah 27:1; Jeremiah 27:6-8): "thus saith Jehovah of hosts, I have made the earth
Perseverance - It gives definite body to thought, purpose, and Desire as the great hope (Romans 5:2, 1618880417_48; Ephesians 4:4, Colossians 1:5; Colossians 1:27, 1 Thessalonians 4:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:8, 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17, Titus 1:2; Titus 2:13-14, Hebrews 6:18-19; Hebrews 7:19; 1 Peter 1:3-4; 1 Peter 1:13; 1 Peter 3:15, 1 John 3:2-3) in which the disciple rejoices, since it is life eternal (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 1:3; Ephesians 1:14, 2 Timothy 4:8, Titus 3:7, Hebrews 6:5), the long-striven-for and appropriate culmination and consummation of this present life, according to God’s will (1 Corinthians 9:25, 2 Timothy 4:8, James 1:12; 1 Peter 5:4, Revelation 2:10; Revelation 3:11, ‘crown of life’), life eternal which stands de facto realized in Christ, ‘which is our hope’ (1 Timothy 1:1), who is crowned with glory and honour (Hebrews 2:9-10), with many crowns (Revelation 19:12)
Presbyterians - Hammond, who was a very learned divine, and a zealot for episcopacy, that the elders whom the apostle James Desires (James 5:14 . We are persuaded (say they) that it has been the source of much trouble to many a pious clergyman, who from the laudable Desire of explaining the Scriptures, and declaring to his flock all the counsel of God, has employed a variety of expressions of the same import to illustrate those articles of faith, which may be obscurely expressed in the established standards
James And John, the Sons of Zebedee - ...
To these references, where the Synoptists seem to be almost wholly dependent on the Marcan account, we must add Luke 9:54, the Desire of James and John to call down fire from heaven on the inhospitable Samaritans, a story which may be connected with at least the interpretation of the name ‘Boanerges
Law - By ‘works of the law,’ however, he means, not simply the externally legal actions in which the heart is not implicated, but no less the morally irreproachable fulfilment of the commandments, which claim the obedience of the soul as well as of the body, and forbid sinful Desire as well as sinful action-just as, indeed, the requirement of the whole Law is summed up in the commandments of love (Romans 13:9 f
Prophecy - It would never have been so frequently employed, if it had not been well adapted to the Desired end; and that it did most completely answer this end, by the conversion of unbelievers, is evident from the accounts of Scripture, and the records of the primitive church. ' ...
We see a power 'cast down the truth to the ground, and prosper, and practise, and destroy the holy people, not regarding the God of his fathers, nor the Desire of wives, but honouring Mahuzzim, ' gods-protectors, or saints-protectors, 'and causing' the priests of Mahuzzim 'to rule over many, and to divide the land for gain
Holiness - In proportion as the Holy Father is known as He is, will he the gladness of our response to His claims, and the ardour of our Desire to be like Him in this world
Egypt - ...
The first is proved by the inscription on the temple of Minerva; the second, by the care with which dead bodies were embalmed, and the prayer recited at the hour of death, by an Egyptian, expressing his Desire to be received to the presence of the deities
Jesus Christ - 780 (30 counted back bring our Lord's birth to 750), when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea and Annas and Caiaphas jointly in fact exercised the high priesthood, Caiaphas being nominally the high priest (John 18:13), John Baptist, as last prophet of the Old Testament dispensation, by preaching repentance for sin and a return to legal obedience, prepared the way for Messiah, the Saviour from sin; whereas the people's Desire was for a Messiah who would deliver them from the hated foreign, yoke
Parousia - Peter, the Parousia is regarded as imminent, and baptism is the only way of escape for those who Desire to flee from the coming woes and participate in the ‘times of refreshing. The passage as it stands seems to imply a contrast between two states in the future, one of which is Desired, and the other distasteful
Liberius, Bishop of Rome - And I Desire you to make known to our brethren and fellow-bishops Epictetus and Auxentius that with them I have peace and ecclesiastical communion
Proverbs - The Oriental mind delights in proverbs, and Jesus, in His gracious Desire to reach the hearts of His hearers, did not disdain to weave into His discourse the homely and often humorous sayings which were current in His day
Rufinus of Aquileia - He began with the Rule of Basil, which Urseius Desired for the use of his monks. ") We may acquit Rufinus of more than a too eager Desire, unchastened by any critical power, to make the greatest exponent of Oriental Christianity acceptable to Roman ears
Resurrection - After this object has been achieved, a glorious change will take place: ‘they shall be made like unto the angels, and be made equal to the stars, and they shall be changed into every form they Desire, from beauty into loveliness, and from light into the splendour of glory’ (51
David - His early associations with Bethlehem made him when in a hold Desire a drink of water from its well while the Philistines held it
Elisha - lion, "Did I Desire a son from my lord?" Elisha sends on Gehazi with his staff; Gehazi is to salute none on the way, 'like Jesus' 70 sent before His face, but lays Elisha's staff on the child's face without effect. Naaman Desires to take away two mules burden of earth, wherewith to make an altar to Jehovah of the holy land, a sensible memorial to remind him perpetually in his pagan country of Jehovah' s past favor bestowed on him in Israel (compare 1618880417_14 and the mediaeval campo santos)
Aristion (Aristo) - ’ For Eusebius’ statement that ‘Papias was himself a hearer, not of the Apostles, but of Aristion and the Elder John,’ is made in the interest of his Desire to find ‘some other John in Asia’ besides the Apostle (Zahn, Forsch
Inspiration And Revelation - God had implanted in the human breast the Desire for Himself; men were seeking Him, if haply they might feel after Him and find Him; even pagan poets had realized that mankind was His offspring (Acts 17:27-28). Paul fully recognized this, and used it as an a fortiori argument addressed to his own Jewish converts, and to those whom he Desired to make his converts
Teaching of Jesus - ]'>[8] The treasure of knowledge touching the Kingdom could not be had without real spiritual quest; it was a ‘secret,’ to be shared in only by awakened curiosity and Desire
Virgin Birth - This may also, perhaps, be due to the compiler’s Desire to meet Jewish calumny
House - ...
On the whole subject it may be said, in conclusion, that, judging from the ideas and practice of the Bedouin when a new tent or ‘house of hair’ is set up, we ought to seek the explanation of the rite of foundation sacrifice a practice which obtains among many races widely separated in space and time in the Desire to propitiate the spirit whose abode is supposed to be disturbed by the new foundation (cf
Persecution - It is evidently opposite to that fundamental principle of morality; that we should do to others as we could reasonably Desire they should do to us
Judges (1) - The fourteenth chapter gives an account of Samson’s courtship and marriage with the Philistine woman of Timnah: Judges 15:18-204 his first meeting with her, and his Desire that his parents should go down to Timnah to secure her for him, they at first demur, but ultimately they accompany him thither
Jesus Christ - Herod's Desire to kill the child Jesus was thwarted by God and the family escaped to Egypt
God - God instituted an agent (priesthood) to serve as an intermediary of reconciliation between himself and Israel, a place (tabernacle) where he and Israel should meet each other in worship, and a means (sacrificial system) that provided the formal expression of Israel's and the individual's Desire to do God's will and to live in obedience to his commandments
Galatia - Under the leadership of Leonorios and Lutarios a body of 20,000 invaders-half of them fighting men, the rest women and children-crossed into Asia at the invitation of Nicomedes, king of Bithynia, who Desired their help in his struggle with his brother (Livy, xxxviii. ...
The North Galatian school accounts for the historian’s neglect of Galatia proper, and for the curtness of his narrative at this vital point (Acts 16:6-8), by his Desire ‘to got Paul across to Europe’ (Moffatt, Introd
Gospels (2) - The present writer has no Desire to minimize the miraculous element in the NT narrative, or to call in question the reality of St
Logos - What we Desire to know and what was actually revealed to us in the life of Jesus, is the moral character of God, and of this the Logos doctrine can render no account. He Desires so to assert the majesty of Christ that men may be drawn to believe in Him as the Son of God, and enter into life-giving fellowship with Him
Magi - the Desire to suggest the homage of the Gentile world (G
Matthew, Gospel According to - They are ‘hypocrites’ whose religious observances are based on Desire for personal eredit (
Mediator - Peter, the dispute between His disciples for places of honour, and especially the Desire of the sons of Zebedee to sit on His right hand and His left, cannot be thrown aside as legendary inventions. He dreads it; but He Desires it, because it is the necessary preliminary of His kindling a sacred fire on earth (Luke 12:49). Their act, so far from accomplishing what they Desired, fulfilled God’s counsel. James towards a misuse of Christian freedom is of a kind which implies that he, like the people whom he Desired to refute, believed that faith gains blessings from God through Christ
Complacency - Love of benevolence is that affection or propensity of the heart to any being which causes it to incline to its wellbeing, or disposes it to Desire and take pleasure in its happiness
Gregorius Nyssenus, Bishop of Nyssa - Basil replied that his brother's merits made him worthy to govern the whole church gathered into one, but he Desired that the see should be made famous by its bishop, not the bishop by his see (ib. It must be acknowledged that in his Desire to exalt the divine nature Gregory came dangerously near the doctrines afterwards developed by Eutyches and the Monothelites, if he did not actually enunciate them
Job - poetry, and the Desire to conform to Hellenic standards, etc. 32 37) are ascribed by most (not by Budde, Cornill, Wildehoer, Briggs, and a few others) to a later writer, who Desired to supplement, and to some extent correct, the work of his predecessor
Work - 3), the Desire for human recognition (v
Ascension (2) - ...
Again, the Ascension of Christ assures and develops the Desire for immortality
Beatitude - ) describes the same three Beatitudes as authentic, because they point to the righteousness of the Kingdom as the summum bonum; the first to righteousness as not yet possessed, the second to the want of righteousness as a cause of sorrow, and the fourth to righteousness as an object of Desire
Miracle - Let us now suppose one of those inspired teachers to tell his countrymen, that he did not Desire them, on his ipse dixit, to believe that he had any preternatural communion with the Deity, but that, for the truth of his assertion, he would give them the evidence of their own senses; and after this declaration, let us suppose him immediately to raise a person from the dead in their presence, merely by calling upon him to come out of his grave. As for what Augustine says of those wrought at the tombs of the martyrs, and some other places, in his time, the evidence is not always so convincing as might be Desired in facts of importance
Palestine - ...
"The holy land," Zechariah 2:12; Zechariah 7:14, "land of Desire"; Daniel 8:9
John, the Gospel by - He will bring them to their Desired haven. ...
His glory as Son of God having been displayed, and He being presented to Jerusalem as Son of David, certain Greeks now express a Desire to see Jesus. There follows a prayer to the Father, in which, in the most affecting manner, the Lord allows us to know His Desires for His own according to the counsel of the Father
Peter - Matthew omits the paragraph in which ‘Simon and those with him’ seek Jesus to tell Him that the people of Capernaum Desire His return to the city (Mark 1:36), nothing is said of Peter’s accompanying Jesus when the latter raised the daughter of Jairus (Mark 5:37), and Peter’s name is expunged from the instructions given to the women by the angel at the tomb of Jesus (Mark 16:7)
Ordination - The introduction in the West, in the Middle Ages, of the declaratory form, in addition to (not instead of) the ordination prayer, was very probably due to a Desire to follow our Lord’s example exactly
Old Testament (i. Christ as Fulfilment of) - There was attachment to noble ethical ideals, and Desire to attain them, and yet blindness to the real nature of these ideals
Psalms (2) - Most welcome of all would be those fine interpretations of the character of God scattered throughout the Psalter—as of one who is not only Lord of all space and time (90, 139), but who is also ‘good and ready to forgive and rich in love to all that call upon him’ (Psalms 86:5, Psalms 103:8), who opens His hand and satisfies the Desire of every living thing (Psalms 145:16), who is father of the fatherless and judge of the widow (Psalms 68:6 (5)), who rises up at the oppression of the poor and the sighing of the needy (Psalms 12:6 (5))
Elijah - ...
After the excitement of the victory over the Baal priests, and the nervous tension which under God's mighty hand sustained him in running to Jezreel, there ensued a reaction physically and an overwhelming depression of mind; for the hope which had seemed so bright at Carmel, of a national repentance and return to God, the one ruling Desire of his soul, was apparently blighted; his labors seemed lost; the throne of iniquity unshaken; and hope deferred made his heart sick
Prayer - A request or petition for mercies; or it is "an offering up our Desires to God, for things agreeable to his will, in the name of Christ, by the help of his Spirit, with confession of our sins, and thankful acknowledgment of his mercies. As to the nature of this duty: it must be observed, that it does not consist in the elevation of the voice, the posture of the body, the use of a form, or the mere extemporary use of words, nor, properly speaking, in any thing of an exterior nature; but simply the offering up of our Desires to God, Matthew 15:8 . To which some add invocation, a making mention of one or more of the names of God; pleading, arguing our case with God in an humble and fervent manner; dedication, or surrendering ourselves to God; deprecation, by which we Desire that evils may be averted; blessing, in which we express our joy in God, and gratitude for his mercies: but, as all these appear to me to be included in the first five parts of prayer, I think they need not be insisted on. Watts, "to furnish ourselves with proper matter, that we may be able to hold much converse with God; to entertain ourselves and others agreeably and devoutly in worship; to assist the exercise o our own grace and others, by a rich supply of divine thought and Desires in prayer, that we may not be forced to make too long and indecent pauses whilst we are performing that duty; nor break off abruptly as soon as we have begun for want of matter; nor pour out abundance of words to dress up narrow and scanty sense for want of variety of devout thoughts. ...
It is farther argued, that a form cramps the Desires; inverts the true order of prayer, making our words to regulate our Desires, instead of our Desires regulating our words; has a tendency to make us formal; cannot be suited to every one's case; that it looks as if we were not in reality convinced of our wants, when we want a form to expess them; and, finally, in answer to the two first arguments, that it is seldom the case that those who are truly sensible of their condition, and pray extempore, do it in an impious and extravagant manner; and if any who have the gift of prayer really do so, and run into the extreme of enthusiasm, yet this is not the case with the generality, since an unprejudiced attention to those who pray extempore must convince us, that, if their prayers be not so elegantly composed as that of a set form, they are more appropriate, and delivered with more energy and feeling
Text of the Gospels - But, on the other hand, we Desire to emphasize as strongly as possible the immense importance of Patristic evidence when employed with due precautions for its proper purpose, namely, the dating and localizing of special types of text
Bible - Their first acquaintance with these books was not till after the several captivities of the Jews, when the singularity of the Hebrew laws and ceremonies induced several to Desire a more particular knowledge of them
Sacrifice (2) - The death of Christ is in his view, then, the direct cause of our death to sin, the breaking of sin’s bondage, the putting off the sensuous selfish nature, the subjugation of its Desires and appetites (Colossians 2:11, Romans 3:24; 1 Corinthians 7:23,; Romans 7:4); and this is the first step to the energizing of the life-giving Spirit of the glorified Lord within us. He gives an infinite pledge of His Desire to forgive (2 Corinthians 5:19)
Science (2) - This, however, was pursued, not in a modern spirit of Desire for knowledge, but because the disasters which the nation had experienced drove its religious leaders to a more careful analysis and preservation of the Law, in order that, by obeying it, the anger of God might be appeased and the prosperity of the people might return
Roads And Travel - ’...
A later motive still would be curiosity, the Desire to obtain knowledge. The reader who Desires a full, or approximately full, list will have to consult the works enumerated in the Literature. ...
(c) For Pannonia and Dalmatia (2 Timothy 4:10) on the east side of the Adriatic the traveller went from Bononia (Bologna) to Patanium (Padova) and thence to Aquileia, if he Desired a land route. to Nicaea in Bithynia, which was the province that they Desired to visit
Egypt - Pharaoh's invitation to Joseph's family to settle in Goshen (Genesis 46:34; Genesis 47:6), not among the Egyptians, may indicate a Desire to strengthen himself against the Egyptian party
English Versions - The prologue narrates that the translation was made at the request of a monk and a nun by their superior, who defers to their earnest Desire, although, as he says, it is at the risk of his life
Education - Plutarch in his treatise on the education of children says: ‘Some one may object that I in undertaking to give prescriptions in the training of children of free citizens apparently neglect the training of the poor townsmen, and only think of instructing the rich-to which the obvious answer is that I should Desire the training I prescribe to be attainable alike by all; but if any through want of private means cannot attain it, let them blame their fortune and not their adviser. -The sentiment which caused education to be so prized among the Jews must in course of time have caused it to be greatly Desired among the followers of Christ
Holy Spirit (2) - is due to the writer’s Desire to slur over something which is really inconsistent with his account of Jesus’ birth; but even if Luke had difficulty in adjusting these two things, as the Fourth Evangelist may have had difficulty in adjusting the incarnation of the Eternal Logos in Jesus with the descent of the Spirit upon Him in manhood, it is clear that for both the baptism was so securely fixed in the Gospel testimony that they had no alternative but to set it unambiguously down (cf
John (the Apostle) - 147–151) of an interpolation, and that Papias was really referring to the Baptist; but the more probable explanation is that the statement arose from a Desire to find a fulfilment of Mark 10:38-39, and a mistaken interpretation of the word μαρτυρῶν, which in its earlier sense did not necessarily involve death
Dates (2) - Luke give details, may have been due not only to a Desire to be alone to reflect upon His mission, but also to the feeling of the necessity of a great self-restraint in order to check the urgings of His Messianic consciousness to manifest Himself to the Passover crowds in His connexion with His country as its Redeemer, with the Temple as the Son of God and its Priest, and with the world as its King
Hilarius (7) Pictaviensis, Saint - The books of Moses and the Psalms gave him abundant help in his Desire to know God; in his consciousness of weakness the writings of apostles and evangelists aided him, more especially the Gospel of St. Praising his Gallic brethren for firmness in opposing Saturninus and for their just condemnation of the second formula proposed at Sirmium, he Desires that they and their brethren in Britain ( provinciarum Britanniaram episcopi ) should come to Ancyra or to Rimini in a conciliatory frame of mind
Church - The retention of a Greek liturgy in the Church of Rome for two centuries was due partly to the fact that the first missionaries taught in Greek and that the Greek Bible was used; partly to the Desire to preserve the unity of the Church throughout the Empire
Jerusalem - As soon as David had established himself in his new surroundings, his first care was to bring the ark of Jahweh into the city ( 2 Samuel 6:1-23 ), but his Desire to erect a permanent building for its reception was frustrated by Nathan the prophet ( 2 Samuel 7:1-29 )
Augustus (2) - ...
As this new era approached, signs were multiplying of a Desire for peace on the part of ruler and ruled, though it is scarcely true that the actual year of the birth at Bethlehem was distinguished by the prevalence of universal peace
Forgiveness (2) - The three recorded in Luke 15 were uttered to show the nature of Christ’s mission and His Desire to seek and save the worst sinners, as well as the willingness of God to receive such, and the joy of heaven and earth when the penitent returns and is pardoned
Law - The same faith in Divine Providence alone could prevail on them to leave their properties and families exposed to the attack of their surrounding enemies; while all the males of the nation assembled at Jerusalem to celebrate the three great festivals, enjoined by divine command, with the assurance that no man should Desire their land when they went up to appear before the Lord their God thrice in the year, Exodus 34:24 . ...
Thus, on a review of the topics we have discussed, it appears that the Jewish law promulgated the great principles of moral duty in the decalogue, with a solemnity suited to their high preeminence; that it enjoined love to God with the most unceasing solicitude, and love to our neighbour, as extensively and forcibly, as the peculiar design of the Jewish economy, and the peculiar character of the Jewish people, would permit; that it impressed the deepest conviction of God's requiring, not mere external observances, but heart-felt piety, well regulated Desires, and active benevolence; that it taught sacrifice could not obtain pardon without repentance, or repentance without reformation and restitution; that it described circumcision itself, and, by consequence, every other legal rite, as designed to typify and inculcate internal holiness, which alone could render men acceptable to God; that it represented the love of God as designed to act as a practical principle, stimulating to the constant and sincere cultivation of purity, mercy, and truth; and that it enforced all these principles and precepts by sanctions the most likely to operate powerfully on minds unaccustomed to abstract speculations and remote views, even by temporal rewards and punishments; the assurance of which was confirmed from the immediate experience of similar rewards and punishments, dispensed to their enemies and to themselves by that supernatural Power which had delivered the Hebrew nation out of Egypt, conducted them through the wilderness, planted them in the land of Canaan, regulated their government, distributed their possessions, and to which alone they could look to obtain new blessings, or secure those already enjoyed
Augustine - Alipius was speedily informed of this wonderful change in his feelings and views; and after having Desired to see the two verses, in the spirit of a true seeker he pointed out to Augustine the passage which immediately follows, and which he considered as peculiarly adapted to his own case: "Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, &c, Romans 14:1 . In reference to this employment his biographer, Posidonius, says: "At the Desire of Christians, or of men belonging to any sect whatever, he would hear causes with patience and attention, sometimes till the usual hour of eating, and sometimes the whole day without eating at all, observing the dispositions of the parties, and how much they advanced or decreased in faith and good works; and when he had opportunity he instructed them in the law of God, and gave them suitable advice, requiring nothing of them except Christian obedience. He sometimes wrote letters, when Desired, on temporal subjects; but looked upon all this as unprofitable occupation, which drew him aside from that which was better and more agreeable to himself
Materialism - Who can imagine matter to be moved by arguments, or ever placed syllogisms and demonstrations among levers and pullies? We not only move ourselves upon reasons which we find in ourselves, but upon reasons imparted by words or writings from others, or perhaps merely at their Desire or bare suggestion: in which case, again, nobody surely can imagine that the words spoken or written, the sound in the air, or the strokes on the paper, can, by any natural or mechanical efficience, cause the reader or hearer to move in any determinate manner, or at all
Christianity - For it may in truth be said, that no other religion presents itself under aspects so sublime, or such as are calculated to awaken Desires and hopes so enlarged and magnificent. By Christianity, impurity of thought and Desire is restrained in an equal degree as are their overt acts in the lips and conduct
Moses - " In answer to this haughty tyrant, they styled the Lord by a more ancient title, which the Egyptians ought to have known and respected, from Abraham's days, when he plagued them in the matter of Sarah: "The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: Let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the Lord our God, lest he fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword:" plainly intimating to Pharaoh, also, not to incur his indignation, by refusing to comply with his Desire
Paul - Agrippa expressed a Desire to hear Paul himself
Paul - He recalls his first meeting with them and their subsequent intercourse together; again and again has he tried to return to see them, and he still cherishes the same ardent Desire
Passover - Words and formulae often live on and survive the original Desire, very intense and sincere, which prompted them
Papias - In favour of the former alternative may be urged Eusebius’ obvious Desire to dissociate Papias from the Apostles, as also the positive statement of not a few later readers of Papias, who must have known of Eusebius’ challenge, and so been the more careful in their own reading of Papias’ meaning (with the full context before them)
Vulgate - To this renown it was due that, when a king at last arose in France with a Desire to improve the religious education of his country, he turned to Northumbria for the necessary assistance to carry out the reform
Reformation - In 1526, a diet was assembled at Spire, when the emperor's ambassadors were Desired to use their utmost endeavours to suppress all disputes about religion, and to insist upon the rigorous execution of the sentence which had been pronounced against Luther at Worms. Ferdinand, and the princes who adhered to the cause of the pope, gave their consent to this proposal; but it was vehemently objected to by the Protestants, both because the council was summoned by the authority of the pope only, and also because the place was within the jurisdiction of the pope; whereas they Desired a free council, which should not be biased by the diotates nor awed by the proximity of the pontiff. The diet was concluded in 1551; and, at its breaking up, the emperor Desired the assembled princes and states to prepare all things for the approaching council, and promised to use his utmost endeavours to procure moderation and harmony, impartiality and charity, in the transaction of that assembly. In Denmark, the reformation was introduced as early as the year 1521, in consequence of the ardent Desire discovered by Christiern II
Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria - An encyclical letter of these same Egyptian prelates proclaimed to all Christendom, some years later, that a majority of them had elected Athanasius in the presence, and amid the applause, of the whole Alexandrian laity, who for nights and days persevered in demanding him as "the good, pious, ascetic Christian," who would prove a "genuine bishop," and prayed aloud to Christ for the fulfilment of their Desire ( Apol. But Eusebius had recourse to Constantine, who thereupon wrote, commanding Athanasius to admit into the church "all who Desired it," on pain of being removed from his see by sheer State power. " Athanasius left Milan immediately afterwards, being Desired by Constans to come into Gaul, in order to meet Hosius, the venerated bp
Augustinus, Aurelius - Augustine decided to resign his chair before the next term and meanwhile wrote to Ambrose to announce his Desire for baptism
Criticism - Herrmann himself says that, in face of the seriousness of a Desire for a salvation which means forgiveness of sins and life in spiritual
Gregorius (14) Nazianzenus, Bishop of Sasima And of Constantinople - The two friends were, and Desired to be called, Christians; they had all things in common, and "became as one mind possessing two bodies" ( Orat. Then, there is the Desire of vainglory, with inexperience, and her constant attendant, rashness, inconstancy, based on ignorance of the Scripture; and a subjective eclecticism which ends in an uncertain creed, and leads men to doubt of truth, as if a blind or deaf man were to place the evil not in himself but in the light of the sun or the voice of his friend
Apostles - Yet what materials lay ready to their hand! What were the sentiments with which our Lord addressed Himself to the task? What was His appearance as He stood on the mountain side and called His followers to Him? How did these followers feel as they perceived that He was about to make a choice among them? Was there excitement among the crowd? Was there strong Desire on the part of many to be chosen? Was there any discussion as to the principles He followed in the choice, or did reverence prevent all debate? Was there much disappointment when the number was completed? Was there surprise at the persons named? Not less instructive would be some knowledge of the sentiments of the Apostles when they stood together for the first time in the presence of our Lord. The Apostles were men who Desired to fulfil the demands of the law of God. ...
It has been suggested that the number twelve was, so to speak, accidental; that our Lord did not choose a definite number of disciples, but that He allowed all who Desired to do so to remain beside Himself
Authority of Christ - He must be prepared to go all lengths with love, and no matter how love is tried, he must never renounce it for an inferior principle, still less for an instinctive natural passion, such as the Desire for revenge
Belief (2) - They set forth our expectations, our Desires, our wishes. Then in the sphere of history we Desire a meaning and a unity, we need the belief that a purpose runs through the ages, and we find that of Him, and through Him, and to Him are all things; that ‘God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself,’ and that there is a ministry of reconciliation in history
Chrysostom, John, Bishop of Constantinople - His Desire to flee from the world, with his beloved Basil, was established, and only frustrated by the passionate entreaties of his weeping mother that her only child, for whom she had given up all, would not desert her
Clemens Romanus of Rome - Perhaps the parent of the rest is the letter of Clement to James [2] giving an account of Clement's ordination by Peter; for it seems to have been plainly the acceptance of this ordination as historical which inspired the Desire to correct a list of bishops which placed Clement at a distance of three from Peter
Jerusalem - In whatever part of the world he may live, the heart's Desire of a Jew is to be buried in Jerusalem
Confession - ) That Christ was promised to our fathers who received the law, that so knowing by the law their sin, unrighteousness, and insufficiency, they might Desire the coming of Christ, to satisfy for their sins, and accomplish the law by himself
Jews - Many, at their own Desire, remained in those provinces where they had been placed by the kings of Assyria and Babylon
Julianus, Flavius Claudius, Emperor - Julian tells us that from a child he had a strange Desire of gazing at the sun, and that he loved to spend a clear night in looking fixedly at the moon and stars, so that he almost gained the character of an astrologer (Jul. He had specially to contend with the avarice of Florentius, the praetorian prefect, who Desired to increase the capitatio , and who, on Julian's refusal to sign the indiction, complained of him to Constantius (Amm
Originality - They had their temples, their altars, their prayers, their sacred songs; while there were not wanting among them loftier spirits who held that the divinity Desired no other temple than the heart of man, nor other worship than the practice of virtue. We admit that it was not necessary that the infant should be presented in person on the occasion of its being ransomed; but we have only to read the account of the presentation of the infant Buddha, which Seydel thinks may have suggested this incident, with its description of how 100,000 gods drew the waggon which bore him, of how the earth trembled as he entered the temple, of how the images of the gods left their places to throw themselves at his feet, to convince ourselves that among the various motives which might be assigned for the departure from the strict letter of the Law in the case of Jesus, a more unlikely one could hardly be conceived than a Desire to institute a parallel with this fantastic story, to which the simple Gospel narrative offers the most striking contrast
Paul (2) - When he sat at the feet of Gamaliel, he must have heard problems discussed like the faith of Abraham, to which we have already referred, or the origin of evil Desire in connexion with the Fall of man
Pelagianism And Pelagius - Despite the imputations of later opponents, it is evident that during his long residence at Rome Pelagius was animated by a sincere Desire to be a moral reformer. John Desired Pelagius himself to be sent for to have an opportunity of defending himself from any charges of unsound doctrine alleged
Christ in Mohammedan Literature - 336) suggested that the initial ע instead of the final was due to mishearing on Mohammed’s part, whereas the other alterations were due to his Desire to make the word rhyme with Mûsâ (Moses); and this accounts for the facts (cf. He never Desired the society and friendship of women
Mahometanism - Mahomet upon this embraced Ali with great demonstrations of Affection, and Desired all who were present to hearken to and obey him as his deputy; at which the company broke out into a great laughter, telling Abu Taleb that he must now pay obedience to his son. However, when he came to Al Hodeibiya, which is situated partly within and partly without the sacred territory, the Koreish sent to let him know that they would not permit him to enter Mecca, unless he forced his way: whereupon, he called his troops about him, and they all took a solemn oath of fealty or homage to him, and he resolved to attack the city: but those of Mecca sending Arwa Ebn Masun, prince of the tribe of Thakif, as their ambassador, to Desire peace, a truce was concluded between them for ten years, by which any person was allowed to enter into league either with Mahomet, or with the Koreish as he thought fit