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32 Bible Verses about Desires

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But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.
But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.
Or can one walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched?Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?
And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a young woman.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.
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Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone.
For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
In the path of your judgments, O Lord, we wait for you; your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul.Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.
By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
All day long he craves and craves, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.
Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.
Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”What shall we say, then? Is the law sinful? Certainly not! Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”
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