157 verses

Gen 2:9

(NIV)
The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground – trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

(ESV)
And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Gen 3:6

(NIV)
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
(ESV)
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.

Gen 26:13

(NIV)
The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy.
(ESV)
and the man became rich, and gained more and more until he became very wealthy.

Gen 27:15

(NIV)
Then Rebekah took the best clothes of her elder son Esau, which she had in the house, and put them on her younger son Jacob.
(ESV)
Then Rebekah took the best garments of Esau her older son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.

Gen 49:26

(NIV)
Your father’s blessings are greater
than the blessings of the ancient mountains,
than the bounty of the age-old hills.
Let all these rest on the head of Joseph,
on the brow of the prince among his brothers.
(ESV)
The blessings of your father
are mighty beyond the blessings of my parents,
up to the bounties of the everlasting hills.
May they be on the head of Joseph,
and on the brow of him who was set apart from his brothers.

Exod 20:17

(NIV)
‘You shall not covet your neighbour’s house. You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour.’

(ESV)
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”

Exod 34:24

(NIV)
I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your territory, and no one will covet your land when you go up three times each year to appear before the Lord your God.

(ESV)
For I will cast out nations before you and enlarge your borders; no one shall covet your land, when you go up to appear before the Lord your God three times in the year.

Num 11:4

(NIV)
The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, ‘If only we had meat to eat!
(ESV)
Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel also wept again and said, “Oh that we had meat to eat!

Num 11:34

(NIV)
Therefore the place was named Kibroth Hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had craved other food.

(ESV)
Therefore the name of that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had the craving.

Num 34:10

(NIV)
‘“For your eastern boundary, run a line from Hazar Enan to Shepham.
(ESV)
“You shall draw a line for your eastern border from Hazar-enan to Shepham.

Deut 5:21

(NIV)
‘You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbour’s house or land, his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour.’

(ESV)
“‘And you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. And you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.’

Deut 7:25

(NIV)
The images of their gods you are to burn in the fire. Do not covet the silver and gold on them, and do not take it for yourselves, or you will be ensnared by it, for it is detestable to the Lord your God.
(ESV)
The carved images of their gods you shall burn with fire. You shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them or take it for yourselves, lest you be ensnared by it, for it is an abomination to the Lord your God.

Deut 12:20

(NIV)
When the Lord your God has enlarged your territory as he promised you, and you crave meat and say, ‘I would like some meat,’ then you may eat as much of it as you want.
(ESV)
When the Lord your God enlarges your territory, as he has promised you, and you say, ‘I will eat meat,’ because you crave meat, you may eat meat whenever you desire.

Deut 14:26

(NIV)
Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink, or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice.
(ESV)
and spend the money for whatever you desireoxen or sheep or wine or strong drink, whatever your appetite craves. And you shall eat there before the Lord your God and rejoice, you and your household.

Josh 7:21

(NIV)
when I saw in the plunder a beautiful robe from Babylonia, two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. They are hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver underneath.’

(ESV)
when I saw among the spoil a beautiful cloak from Shinar, and 200 shekels of silver, and a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels, then I coveted them and took them. And see, they are hidden in the earth inside my tent, with the silver underneath.”

1Sam 2:16

(NIV)
If the person said to him, ‘Let the fat be burned first, and then take whatever you want,’ the servant would answer, ‘No, hand it over now; if you don’t, I’ll take it by force.’

(ESV)
And if the man said to him, “Let them burn the fat first, and then take as much as you wish,” he would say, “No, you must give it now, and if not, I will take it by force.”

1Sam 2:26

(NIV)
And the boy Samuel continued to grow in stature and in favour with the Lord and with people.

(ESV)
Now the boy Samuel continued to grow both in stature and in favor with the Lord and also with man.

2Sam 3:21

(NIV)
Then Abner said to David, ‘Let me go at once and assemble all Israel for my lord the king, so that they may make a covenant with you, and that you may rule over all that your heart desires.’ So David sent Abner away, and he went in peace.

(ESV)
And Abner said to David, “I will arise and go and will gather all Israel to my lord the king, that they may make a covenant with you, and that you may reign over all that your heart desires.” So David sent Abner away, and he went in peace.

2Sam 23:15

(NIV)
David longed for water and said, ‘Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!’
(ESV)
And David said longingly, “Oh, that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem that is by the gate!”

1Kgs 11:37

(NIV)
However, as for you, I will take you, and you will rule over all that your heart desires; you will be king over Israel.
(ESV)
And I will take you, and you shall reign over all that your soul desires, and you shall be king over Israel.

1Chr 11:17

(NIV)
David longed for water and said, ‘Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!’
(ESV)
And David said longingly, “Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem that is by the gate!”

2Chr 17:12

(NIV)
Jehoshaphat became more and more powerful; he built forts and store cities in Judah
(ESV)
And Jehoshaphat grew steadily greater. He built in Judah fortresses and store cities,

Job 6:30

(NIV)
Is there any wickedness on my lips?
Can my mouth not discern malice?
(ESV)
Is there any injustice on my tongue?
Cannot my palate discern the cause of calamity?

Job 20:20

(NIV)
‘Surely he will have no respite from his craving;
he cannot save himself by his treasure.
(ESV)
Because he knew no contentment in his belly,
he will not let anything in which he delights escape him.

Job 23:13

(NIV)
‘But he stands alone, and who can oppose him?
He does whatever he pleases.
(ESV)
But he is unchangeable, and who can turn him back?
What he desires, that he does.

Job 30:13

(NIV)
They break up my road;
they succeed in destroying me.
“No one can help him,” they say.
(ESV)
They break up my path;
they promote my calamity;
they need no one to help them.

Job 33:20

(NIV)
so that their body finds food repulsive
and their soul loathes the choicest meal.
(ESV)
so that his life loathes bread,
and his appetite the choicest food.

Ps 5:9

(NIV)
Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
their heart is filled with malice.
Their throat is an open grave;
with their tongues they tell lies.
(ESV)
For there is no truth in their mouth;
their inmost self is destruction;
their throat is an open grave;
they flatter with their tongue.

Ps 10:3

(NIV)
He boasts about the cravings of his heart;
he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord.
(ESV)
For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul,
and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the Lord.

Ps 10:17

(NIV)
You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;
you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
(ESV)
O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted;
you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear

Ps 19:10

(NIV)
They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb.
(ESV)
More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.

Ps 21:2

(NIV)
You have granted him his heart’s desire
and have not withheld the request of his lips.
(ESV)
You have given him his heart’s desire
and have not withheld the request of his lips.  Selah

Ps 38:9

(NIV)
All my longings lie open before you, Lord:
my sighing is not hidden from you.
(ESV)
O Lord, all my longing is before you;
my sighing is not hidden from you.

Ps 38:12

(NIV)
Those who want to kill me set their traps,
those who would harm me talk of my ruin;
all day long they scheme and lie.
(ESV)
Those who seek my life lay their snares;
those who seek my hurt speak of ruin
and meditate treachery all day long.

Ps 39:11

(NIV)
When you rebuke and discipline anyone for their sin,
you consume their wealth like a moth –
surely everyone is but a breath.
(ESV)
When you discipline a man
with rebukes for sin,
you consume like a moth what is dear to him;
surely all mankind is a mere breath!  Selah

Ps 45:11

(NIV)
Let the king be enthralled by your beauty;
honour him, for he is your lord.
(ESV)
and the king will desire your beauty.
Since he is your lord, bow to him.

Ps 52:2

(NIV)
You who practise deceit,
your tongue plots destruction;
it is like a sharpened razor.
(ESV)
Your tongue plots destruction,
like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.

Ps 52:7

(NIV)
‘Here now is the man
who did not make God his stronghold
but trusted in his great wealth
and grew strong by destroying others!’
(ESV)
See the man who would not make
God his refuge,
but trusted in the abundance of his riches
and sought refuge in his own destruction!”

Ps 55:11

(NIV)
Destructive forces are at work in the city;
threats and lies never leave its streets.
(ESV)
ruin is in its midst;
oppression and fraud
do not depart from its marketplace.

(NIV)

For the director of music. To the tune of ‘Do Not Destroy’. Of David. A miktam. When he had fled from Saul into the cave.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.

Ps 57:1

(NIV)
Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
for in you I take refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
until the disaster has passed.
(ESV)
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
for in you my soul takes refuge;
in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
till the storms of destruction pass by.

Ps 68:16

(NIV)
why gaze in envy, you rugged mountain,
at the mountain where God chooses to reign,
where the Lord himself will dwell for ever?
(ESV)
Why do you look with hatred, O many-peaked mountain,
at the mount that God desired for his abode,
yes, where the Lord will dwell forever?

Ps 78:29

(NIV)
They ate till they were gorged –
he had given them what they craved.
(ESV)
And they ate and were well filled,
for he gave them what they craved.

Ps 78:30

(NIV)
But before they turned from what they craved,
even while the food was still in their mouths,
(ESV)
But before they had satisfied their craving,
while the food was still in their mouths,

Ps 91:3

(NIV)
Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
(ESV)
For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.

Ps 94:20

(NIV)
Can a corrupt throne be allied with you –
a throne that brings on misery by its decrees?
(ESV)
Can wicked rulers be allied with you,
those who frame injustice by statute?

Ps 106:14

(NIV)
In the desert they gave in to their craving;
in the wilderness they put God to the test.
(ESV)
But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness,
and put God to the test in the desert;

Ps 112:10

(NIV)
The wicked will see and be vexed,
they will gnash their teeth and waste away;
the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.
(ESV)
The wicked man sees it and is angry;
he gnashes his teeth and melts away;
the desire of the wicked will perish!

Ps 132:13

(NIV)
For the Lord has chosen Zion,
he has desired it for his dwelling, saying,
(ESV)
For the Lord has chosen Zion;
he has desired it for his dwelling place:

Ps 132:14

(NIV)
‘This is my resting place for ever and ever;
here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it.
(ESV)
This is my resting place forever;
here I will dwell, for I have desired it.

Prov 1:22

(NIV)
‘How long will you who are simple love your simple ways?
How long will mockers delight in mockery
and fools hate knowledge?
(ESV)
“How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?
How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing
and fools hate knowledge?

Prov 6:25

(NIV)
Do not lust in your heart after her beauty
or let her captivate you with her eyes.
(ESV)
Do not desire her beauty in your heart,
and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;

Prov 10:3

(NIV)
The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry,
but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
(ESV)
The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry,
but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

Prov 10:24

(NIV)
What the wicked dread will overtake them;
what the righteous desire will be granted.
(ESV)
What the wicked dreads will come upon him,
but the desire of the righteous will be granted.

Prov 11:6

(NIV)
The righteousness of the upright delivers them,
but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.
(ESV)
The righteousness of the upright delivers them,
but the treacherous are taken captive by their lust.

Prov 11:23

(NIV)
The desire of the righteous ends only in good,
but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.
(ESV)
The desire of the righteous ends only in good,
the expectation of the wicked in wrath.

Prov 12:12

(NIV)
The wicked desire the stronghold of evildoers,
but the root of the righteous endures.
(ESV)
Whoever is wicked covets the spoil of evildoers,
but the root of the righteous bears fruit.

Prov 13:4

(NIV)
A sluggard’s appetite is never filled,
but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
(ESV)
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,
while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Prov 13:12

(NIV)
Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
(ESV)
Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

Prov 13:19

(NIV)
A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,
but fools detest turning from evil.
(ESV)
A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul,
but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.

Prov 17:4

(NIV)
A wicked person listens to deceitful lips;
a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
(ESV)
An evildoer listens to wicked lips,
and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.
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