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33 Bible Verses about Desires


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I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.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.
Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
Can one walk on hot coals, And his feet not be seared?Or can one walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched?
And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman?I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.“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.
Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.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.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.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.
For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.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.
Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God.As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.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.
Yes, in the way of Your judgments, O Lord, we have waited for You; The desire of our soul is for Your name And for the remembrance of You.In the path of your judgments, O Lord, we wait for you; your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul.
By which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.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.
He covets greedily all day long, But the righteous gives and does not spare.All day long he craves and craves, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.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.
And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.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.
Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.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.
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.”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.”

Whoever has no rule over his own spirit Is like a city broken down, without walls.A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.
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