So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this
is the law and the prophets.
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, "Teacher, we wish
to see a sign from you."
And Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is well that we are here; if you
wish, I will make three booths here, one for you and one for Moses and
one for Elijah."
"Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished
to settle accounts with his servants.
For when Herodias' daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and
his guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you
wish, and I will grant it."
So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas;
and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.
Just then his disciples came. They marveled that he was talking with a
woman, but none said, "What do you wish?" or, "Why are you talking with
Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also wish to go away?"
So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said
to him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."
Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself
and walked where you would; but when you are old, you will stretch out
your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not
wish to go."
For you bring some strange things to our ears; we wish to know
therefore what these things mean."
And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brethren encouraged him,
and wrote to the disciples to receive him. When he arrived, he greatly
helped those who through grace had believed,
Paul wished to go in among the crowd, but the disciples would not let
Some of the crowd prompted Alexander, whom the Jews had put forward.
And Alexander motioned with his hand, wishing to make a defense to the
But Festus, wishing to do the Jews a favor, said to Paul, "Do you wish
to go up to Jerusalem, and there be tried on these charges before me?"
Being at a loss how to investigate these questions, I asked whether he
wished to go to Jerusalem and be tried there regarding them.
but the centurion, wishing to save Paul, kept them from carrying out
their purpose. He ordered those who could swim to throw themselves
overboard first and make for the land,
When they had examined me, they wished to set me at liberty, because
there was no reason for the death penalty in my case.
For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ
for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen by race.
What do you wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love in a
spirit of gentleness?
I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own special gift
from God, one of one kind and one of another.
If any one thinks that he is not behaving properly toward his
betrothed, if his passions are strong, and it has to be, let him do as
he wishes: let them marry--it is no sin.
A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. If the husband
dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.
I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with
Though if I wish to boast, I shall not be a fool, for I shall be
speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think
more of me than he sees in me or hears from me.
For I fear that perhaps I may come and find you not what I wish, and
that you may find me not what you wish; that perhaps there may be
quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, conceit, and
I could wish to be present with you now and to change my tone, for I am
perplexed about you.
I wish those who unsettle you would mutilate themselves!
Unfaithful creatures! Do you not know that friendship with the world is
enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world
makes himself an enemy of God.
The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is
forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all
should reach repentance.