Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (v. t.) To have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker.
2. (v. t.) To desire; to long for; to hanker after; to have a mind or disposition toward.
3. (v. t.) 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.
4. (v. t.) To recommend; to seek confidence or favor in behalf of.
5. (n.) Desire; eager desire; longing.
6. (n.) Expression of desire; request; petition; hence, invocation or imprecation.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaWISH
wish: The word appears both as a substantive and as a verb in the Old Testament, having a variety of meanings: (1) The substantive, peh, means "mouth" and also "speech." In this form it occurs in Job 33:6 margin: "Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead." Elihu here refers to Job's expressed desire for an umpire (9:33), and one who would maintain his right with God (16:21). (2) The verb: (a) haphets, "willing," or "desirous" (Psalm 40:14 the King James Version); (b) sha'-al, "to ask," "petition," "supplicate" (Job 31:30 the King James Version); (c) another variation of meaning is found in Psalm 73:7 where maskith, "to imagine," is translated "wish": "They have more than heart could wish"; (d) euchomai, "to solicit," "to implore" (Romans 9:3).
Greek2309. thelo -- to will, wish
... to will, wish. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: thelo Phonetic Spelling: (
eth-el'-o,) Short Definition: I will, wish, desire Definition: I will, wish ...
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3785. ophelon -- would that (used to express an unattainable wish)
302. an -- usually untranslatable, but generally denoting ...
2172. euchomai -- to pray
2307. thelema -- will
1014. boulomai -- to will
2308. thelesis -- will
2107. eudokia -- good pleasure
4336. proseuchomai -- to pray
5383. philoproteuo -- to strive to be first
Strong's Hebrew4906. maskith -- a showpiece, figure, imagination
... imaginations (1), settings (1). conceit, imagery, picture, wish. From the
same as Sekuw; a figure (carved on stone, the wall, or ...
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2655. chaphets -- delighting in, having pleasure in
6310. peh -- mouth
5869. ayin -- an eye
7592. shaal -- to ask, inquire
2654a. chaphets -- to delight in
5315. nephesh -- a soul, living being, life, self, person, desire ...
3863. lu -- if, oh that
177. Uw'el -- desire
183. avah -- to incline, desire
A Petulant Wish
But Let us Allow, as You Wish, that the Gods are Accustomed to ...
But Let There Be, as You Wish, Honour in Wine and in Incense...
But Let us Agree, as You Wish, that There are Both Infernal ...
We Wish, Then, to Question You, and Invite You to Answer a Short ...
All Wish to Rejoice in the Truth.
If You Wish, Then, to be with Christ, You must Live According to ...
Should Wish, Therefore, to See Jupiter, the Father of the Gods...
If You Wish that this Revolution Should not have the Same End...
I Wish Now to Review Your Sacred Rites; and I Pass no Censure on ...
ThesaurusWish (141 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) A thing desired; an object of desire. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
WISH. wish: The word appears both as a substantive ...
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Will (64996 Occurrences)
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Vote (3 Occurrences)
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Law (670 Occurrences)
Try (84 Occurrences)
Dread (69 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceWish (141 Occurrences)
Matthew 1:19 and Joseph her husband being righteous, and not willing to make her an example, did wish privately to send her away.
Matthew 7:12 Therefore whatever you desire for men to do to you, you shall also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets.
Matthew 11:27 All things were delivered to me by my Father, and none doth know the Son, except the Father, nor doth any know the Father, except the Son, and he to whom the Son may wish to reveal 'Him'.
Matthew 12:38 Then He was accosted by some of the Scribes and of the Pharisees who said, "Teacher, we wish to see a sign given by you."
Matthew 15:28 Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, great is your faith! Be it done to you even as you desire." And her daughter was healed from that hour.
Matthew 17:4 Peter answered, and said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you want, let's make three tents here: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
Matthew 19:17 He said to him, " Why do you call me good? No one is good but one, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments."
Matthew 19:21 Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."
Matthew 20:14 Take that which is yours, and go your way. It is my desire to give to this last just as much as to you.
Matthew 20:15 Isn't it lawful for me to do what I want to with what I own? Or is your eye evil, because I am good?'
Matthew 20:21 He said to her, "What do you want?" She said to him, "Command that these, my two sons, may sit, one on your right hand, and one on your left hand, in your Kingdom."
Matthew 27:43 he hath trusted on God, let Him now deliver him, if He wish him, because he said -- Son of God I am;'
Mark 6:22 When the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and those sitting with him. The king said to the young lady, "Ask me whatever you want, and I will give it to you."
Mark 6:26 The king was exceedingly sorry, but for the sake of his oaths, and of his dinner guests, he didn't wish to refuse her.
Mark 9:30 And having gone forth thence, they were passing through Galilee, and he did not wish that any may know,
Mark 10:35 Then James and John, the sons of Zabdi, came up to Him and said, "Rabbi, we wish you would grant us whatever request we make of you."
Mark 14:7 For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want to, you can do them good; but you will not always have me.
Luke 1:62 They asked his father by signs what he wished him to be called.
Luke 4:6 The devil said to him, "I will give you all this authority, and their glory, for it has been delivered to me; and I give it to whomever I want.
Luke 5:39 Nor does any one after drinking old wine wish for new; for he says, 'The old is better.'"
Luke 6:31 And as ye wish that men should do to you, do ye also to them in like manner.
Luke 9:54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Master, do you wish us to order fire to come down from Heaven and consume them?"
Luke 10:22 All things were delivered up to me by my Father, and no one doth know who the Son is, except the Father, and who the Father is, except the Son, and he to whom the Son may wish to reveal 'Him'.'
Luke 10:24 for I say to you, that many prophets and kings did wish to see what ye perceive, and did not see, and to hear what ye hear, and did not hear.'
Luke 12:49 "I came to throw fire on the earth. I wish it were already kindled.
Luke 13:31 On that day there came near certain Pharisees, saying to him, 'Go forth, and be going on hence, for Herod doth wish to kill thee;'
Luke 16:26 Besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that those who want to pass from here to you are not able, and that none may cross over from there to us.'
Luke 17:22 Then, turning to His disciples, He said, "There will come a time when you will wish you could see a single one of the days of the Son of Man, but will not see one.
Luke 19:14 and his citizens were hating him, and did send an embassy after him, saying, We do not wish this one to reign over us.
Luke 19:27 but those my enemies, who did not wish me to reign over them, bring hither and slay before me.'
John 1:38 Then Jesus turned round, and seeing them following He asked them, "What is your wish?" "Rabbi," they replied--'Rabbi' means 'Teacher' --"where are you staying?"
John 4:27 Just then His disciples came, and were surprised to find Him talking with a woman. Yet not one of them asked Him, "What is your wish?" or "Why are you talking with her?"
John 5:6 Jesus saw him lying there, and knowing that he had been a long time in that condition, He asked him, "Do you wish to have health and strength?"
John 6:67 Jesus, therefore, said to the twelve, 'Do ye also wish to go away?'
John 7:1 And Jesus was walking after these things in Galilee, for he did not wish to walk in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him,
John 9:27 He answered them, I told you already and ye did not hear: why do ye desire to hear again? do ye also wish to become his disciples?
John 12:21 They came to Philip, of Bethsaida in Galilee, with the request, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."
John 15:7 if ye may remain in me, and my sayings in you may remain, whatever ye may wish ye shall ask, and it shall be done to you.
John 18:39 But you have a custom, that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Therefore do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?"
John 21:18 "In most solemn truth I tell you that whereas, when you were young, you used to put on your girdle and walk whichever way you chose, when you have grown old you will stretch out your arms and some one else will put a girdle round you and carry you where you have no wish to go."
Acts 2:12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one unto another, 'What would this wish to be?'
Acts 7:28 Dost thou wish to kill me as thou killedst the Egyptian yesterday?
Acts 7:39 to whom our fathers did not wish to become obedient, but did thrust away, and turned back in their hearts to Egypt,
Acts 9:6 trembling also, and astonished, he said, 'Lord, what dost thou wish me to do?' and the Lord 'said' unto him, 'Arise, and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee what it behoveth thee to do.'
Acts 14:13 And the priest of the Zeus that is before their city, oxen and garlands unto the porches having brought, with the multitudes did wish to sacrifice,
Acts 16:3 this one did Paul wish to go forth with him, and having taken 'him', he circumcised him, because of the Jews who are in those places, for they all knew his father -- that he was a Greek.
Acts 17:18 And certain of the Epicurean and of the Stoic philosophers, were meeting together to see him, and some were saying, 'What would this seed picker wish to say?' and others, 'Of strange demons he doth seem to be an announcer;' because Jesus and the rising again he did proclaim to them as good news,
Acts 17:20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears. We wish therefore to know what these things may mean.
Acts 18:15 but if it is a question concerning words and names, and of your law, look ye yourselves 'to it', for a judge of these things I do not wish to be,'
Acts 24:6 who also the temple did try to profane, whom also we took, and according to our law did wish to judge,
Acts 25:9 But Festus, desiring to gain favor with the Jews, answered Paul and said, "Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem, and be judged by me there concerning these things?"
Acts 25:20 and I, doubting in regard to the question concerning this, said, If he would wish to go on to Jerusalem, and there to be judged concerning these things --
Acts 25:22 And Agrippa 'said' unto Festus, I also could wish to hear the man myself. To-morrow, saith he, thou shalt hear him.
Acts 26:29 and Paul said, 'I would have wished to God, both in a little, and in much, not only thee, but also all those hearing me to-day, to become such as I also am -- except these bonds.'
Romans 1:13 But I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, that I often proposed to come to you, (and have been hindered until the present time,) that I might have some fruit among you too, even as among the other nations also.
Romans 9:3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brothers' sake, my relatives according to the flesh,
Romans 11:25 For there is a truth, brethren, not revealed hitherto, of which I do not wish to leave you in ignorance, for fear you should attribute superior wisdom to yourselves--the truth, I mean, that partial blindness has fallen upon Israel until the great mass of the Gentiles have come in;
Romans 13:3 For those ruling are not a terror to the good works, but to the evil; and dost thou wish not to be afraid of the authority? that which is good be doing, and thou shalt have praise from it,
Romans 16:19 Your fidelity to the truth is everywhere known. I rejoice over you, therefore, but I wish you to be wise as to what is good, and simple-minded as to what is evil.
1 Corinthians 4:8 You are already filled. You have already become rich. You have come to reign without us. Yes, and I wish that you did reign, that we also might reign with you.
1 Corinthians 4:21 what do ye wish? with a rod shall I come unto you, or in love, with a spirit also of meekness?
1 Corinthians 7:7 Yet I wish that all men were like me. However each man has his own gift from God, one of this kind, and another of that kind.
1 Corinthians 7:32 But I wish you to be without care. The unmarried cares for the things of the Lord, how he shall please the Lord;
1 Corinthians 10:1 And I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea,
1 Corinthians 10:20 But that what the nations sacrifice they sacrifice to demons, and not to God. Now I do not wish you to be in communion with demons.
1 Corinthians 10:27 and if any one of the unbelieving do call you, and ye wish to go, all that is set before you eat, nothing inquiring, because of the conscience;
1 Corinthians 11:3 But I wish you to know that the Christ is the head of every man, but woman's head is the man, and the Christ's head God.
1 Corinthians 11:22 Why, have you no homes in which to eat and drink? Or do you wish to show your contempt for the Church of God and make those who have no homes feel ashamed? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this matter I certainly do not praise you.
1 Corinthians 12:1 But concerning spiritual manifestations, brethren, I do not wish you to be ignorant.
1 Corinthians 14:5 and I wish you all to speak with tongues, and more that ye may prophecy, for greater is he who is prophesying than he who is speaking with tongues, except one may interpret, that the assembly may receive edification.
1 Corinthians 14:19 but in an assembly I wish to speak five words through my understanding, that others also I may instruct, rather than myriads of words in an 'unknown' tongue.
1 Corinthians 14:35 and if they wish to ask questions, they should ask their own husbands at home. For it is disgraceful for a married woman to speak at a Church assembly.
1 Corinthians 16:7 For I do not wish to see you now in passing, but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits.
2 Corinthians 1:8 For we do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, as to our tribulation which happened to us in Asia, that we were excessively pressed beyond our power, so as to despair even of living.
2 Corinthians 2:5 Now if any one has caused sorrow, it has been caused not so much to me, as in some degree--for I have no wish to exaggerate--to all of you.
2 Corinthians 5:4 Yes, we who are in this tent certainly do sigh under our burdens, for we do not wish to lay aside that with which we are now clothed, but to put on more, so that our mortality may be absorbed in Life.
2 Corinthians 8:1 Moreover, brothers, we make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the assemblies of Macedonia;
2 Corinthians 10:9 that I may not seem as if I desire to terrify you by my letters.
2 Corinthians 11:1 I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness, but indeed you do bear with me.
2 Corinthians 12:6 for if I may wish to boast, I shall not be a fool, for truth I will say; but I forebear, lest any one in regard to me may think anything above what he doth see me, or doth hear anything of me;
2 Corinthians 13:9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.
Galatians 3:2 This only I wish to learn of you, Have ye received the Spirit on the principle of works of law, or of the report of faith?
Galatians 4:9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, why do you turn back again to the weak and miserable elemental principles, to which you desire to be in bondage all over again?
Galatians 4:17 they are zealous for you -- 'yet' not well, but they wish to shut us out, that for them ye may be zealous;
Galatians 4:20 but I could wish to be present with you now, and to change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.
Galatians 5:12 I wish that those who disturb you would cut themselves off.
Galatians 6:13 For neither do they that are circumcised themselves keep the law; but they wish you to be circumcised, that they may boast in your flesh.
Philippians 1:12 And I wish you to know, brethren, that the things concerning me, rather to an advancement of the good news have come,
Colossians 2:1 For I wish you to know how great a conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,
1 Thessalonians 4:13 But we do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them that are fallen asleep, to the end that ye be not grieved even as also the rest who have no hope.
1 Timothy 2:8 I wish, therefore, that men pray in every place, lifting up kind hands, apart from anger and reasoning;
1 Timothy 5:11 and younger widows be refusing, for when they may revel against the Christ, they wish to marry,
1 Timothy 5:14 I wish, therefore, younger ones to marry, to bear children, to be mistress of the house, to give no occasion to the opposer to reviling;
Philemon 1:13 It was my wish to keep him at my side for him to attend to my wants, as your representative, during my imprisonment for the Good News.
James 2:16 and one of you says to them, "I wish you well; keep yourselves warm and well fed," and yet you do not give them what they need; what is the use of that?
James 2:20 And dost thou wish to know, O vain man, that the faith apart from the works is dead?
2 John 1:10 If any one cometh to you, and bringeth not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither wish him happiness:
3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
3 John 1:13 I have a great deal to say to you, but I do not wish to go on writing it with ink and pen.
Revelation 3:15 "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot.
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