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βούλομαι

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
βούλομαι
Greek transliteration: 
boulomai
Simplified transliteration: 
boulomai
Principal Parts: 
(ἐβουλόμην), -, -, -, -, ἐβουλήθην
Numbers
Strong's number: 
1014
GK Number: 
1089
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
37
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
v-1d(2c)
Gloss: 
to wish, will, desire; to choose, determine, plan
Definition: 
to be willing, disposed, Mk. 15:15; Acts 25:20; 28:18; to intend, Mt. 1:19; Acts 5:28; 12:4; 2 Cor. 1:15; to desire, 1 Tim. 6:9; to choose, be pleased, Jn. 18:39; Acts 18:15; Jas. 3:4; to will, decree, appoint, Lk. 22:42; Jas. 1:18; 1 Cor. 12:11; 1 Tim. 2:8; 5:14; ἐβουλόμην, I could wish, Acts 25:22

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 1:19 Because her husband Joseph was a just man and unwilling to disgrace her in public, he planned (eboulēthē | ἐβουλήθη | aor pass ind 3 sg) to release her quietly.
Matthew 11:27 All things were handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father; neither does anyone know the Father except the Son and the one to whom the Son chooses (boulētai | βούληται | pres mid subj 3 sg) to reveal him.
Mark 15:15 So Pilate, wishing (boulomenos | βουλόμενος | pres mid ptcp nom sg masc) to satisfy the crowd, released to them Barabbas; and having scourged Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified.
Luke 10:22 All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son decides (boulētai | βούληται | pres mid subj 3 sg) to reveal him.”
Luke 22:42 saying, “Father, if you are willing (boulei | βούλει | pres mid ind 2 sg), take this cup away from me. Yet, not my will, but yours be done.”
John 18:39 But you have a custom that I should release someone for you at the Passover. So do you want (boulesthe | βούλεσθε | pres mid ind 2 pl) me to release for you the king of the Jews?”
Acts 5:28 saying, “We gave you a strict order to stop teaching in this name. Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend (boulesthe | βούλεσθε | pres mid ind 2 pl) to bring on us the blood of this man.”
Acts 5:33 Now when they heard this, they were enraged and wanted (eboulonto | ἐβούλοντο | imperf mid ind 3 pl) to kill them.
Acts 12:4 When he had seized him, he put him in prison, handing him over to four squads of four soldiers each to guard him, wishing (boulomenos | βουλόμενος | pres mid ptcp nom sg masc) after the Passover to bring him out to the people.
Acts 15:37 Now Barnabas wanted (ebouleto | ἐβούλετο | imperf mid ind 3 sg) to take with them John who is called Mark.
Acts 17:20 For you bring some strange things to our ears, so we want (boulometha | βουλόμεθα | pres mid ind 1 pl) to know what these things mean.”
Acts 18:15 But if the questions are about a word and names and your own law, see to it yourselves. I do (boulomai | βούλομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg) not wish (boulomai | βούλομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg) to be a judge of these matters.”
Acts 18:27 And when he wanted (boulomenou | βουλομένου | pres mid ptcp gen sg masc) to continue on into Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived there, he greatly helped those who had come to believe through grace,
Acts 19:30 But when (boulomenou | βουλομένου | pres mid ptcp gen sg masc) Paul wanted (boulomenou | βουλομένου | pres mid ptcp gen sg masc) to go in among the people, the disciples would not let him.
Acts 22:30 But on the next day, wanting (boulomenos | βουλόμενος | pres mid ptcp nom sg masc) to know for sure what was the accusation being made against him by the Jews, he released him and ordered the chief priests and all the council to meet, and he brought Paul down and set him before them.
Acts 23:28 And wanting (boulomenos | βουλόμενος | pres mid ptcp nom sg masc) to know the charge for which they were accusing him, I brought him down to their council.
Acts 25:20 Since I was uncertain about how to investigate such questions, I asked if he wanted (bouloito | βούλοιτο | pres mid opt 3 sg) to go to Jerusalem to be tried there on these charges.
Acts 25:22 Then Agrippa said to Festus, “I too would like (eboulomēn | ἐβουλόμην | imperf mid ind 1 sg) to hear the man myself.” “Tomorrow,” said he, “you will hear him.”
Acts 27:43 But the centurion, wanting (boulomenos | βουλόμενος | pres mid ptcp nom sg masc) to spare Paul’s life, prevented them from carrying out their plan; and he ordered those who could swim to throw themselves overboard first and make for the land,
Acts 28:18 They examined me and wanted (eboulonto | ἐβούλοντο | imperf mid ind 3 pl) to release me, because there was no basis for a death sentence against me.
1 Corinthians 12:11 But it is the one and same Spirit, distributing to each as he determines (bouletai | βούλεται | pres mid ind 3 sg), who produces all these things.
2 Corinthians 1:15 And because of this confidence, I was intending (eboulomēn | ἐβουλόμην | imperf mid ind 1 sg) to come to you first, so that you might have a second benefit —
2 Corinthians 1:17 Therefore when (boulomenos | βουλόμενος | pres mid ptcp nom sg masc) I (boulomenos | βουλόμενος | pres mid ptcp nom sg masc) was (boulomenos | βουλόμενος | pres mid ptcp nom sg masc) planning (boulomenos | βουλόμενος | pres mid ptcp nom sg masc) this, I was not capricious, was I? Or the things I plan, do I plan according to the flesh, so that with me it would be “Yes, yes” and “No, no” at the same time?
Philippians 1:12 Now I (boulomai | βούλομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg) want (boulomai | βούλομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg) you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has turned out to advance the gospel even more,
1 Timothy 2:8 I desire (boulomai | βούλομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg), then, that the men should pray in every place by lifting up holy hands, without anger and arguing.
1 Timothy 5:14 So, I wish (boulomai | βούλομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg) younger widows to marry, to bear children, to manage their households, to give the Accuser no occasion for slander,
1 Timothy 6:9 But those wishing (boulomenoi | βουλόμενοι | pres mid ptcp nom pl masc) to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful passions that plunge the people into ruin and destruction.
Titus 3:8 Trustworthy is the saying, and I (boulomai | βούλομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg) want (boulomai | βούλομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg) you to insist emphatically on these things so that those who have believed in God might be intent on devoting themselves to good works. These are good and profitable for people.
Philemon 1:13 I wanted (eboulomēn | ἐβουλόμην | imperf mid ind 1 sg) to keep him with me, so that he could minister to me on your behalf during my imprisonment for the gospel,
Hebrews 6:17 Because God wanted (boulomenos | βουλόμενος | pres mid ptcp nom sg masc) to show more clearly to the heirs of the promise the unchanging nature of his purpose, he confirmed it with an oath,
James 1:18 According to his sovereign plan (boulētheis | βουληθείς | aor pass ptcp nom sg masc), he brought us into being through his word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits of all he created.
James 3:4 Or consider ships: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder, wherever the impulse of the pilot directs (bouletai | βούλεται | pres mid ind 3 sg).
James 4:4 You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever desires (boulēthē | βουληθῇ | aor pass subj 3 sg) to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not late in fulfilling his promise, as some regard lateness, but is patient toward you, not willing (boulomenos | βουλόμενος | pres pass ptcp nom sg masc) that anyone should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2 John 1:12 Although I have many other things to write to you, I (eboulēthēn | ἐβουλήθην | aor pass ind 1 sg) do (eboulēthēn | ἐβουλήθην | aor pass ind 1 sg) not want (eboulēthēn | ἐβουλήθην | aor pass ind 1 sg) to use paper and ink; instead, I hope to be with you and speak face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
3 John 1:10 For this reason, should I come, I will bring up the things he is doing, disparaging us with malicious talk. And not satisfied with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers. He even prevents those who would like to (boulomenous | βουλομένους | pres mid ptcp acc pl masc) and puts them out of the church.
Jude 1:5 Now I (boulomai | βούλομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg) want (boulomai | βούλομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg) to remind you, though you once knew all this, that the Lord, having saved his people out of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.