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(ἐπεθύμουν), ἐπιθυμήσω, ἐπεθύμησα, -, -, -
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to long for, desire; covet, lust
with the gen. or acc., to set the heart upon; to desire, long for, have earnest desire, Mt. 13:17; Lk. 15:16; to lust after, Mt. 5:28; spc. to covet, Rom. 13:9

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Matthew 5:28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust (epithumēsai | ἐπιθυμῆσαι | aor act inf ) after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Matthew 13:17 I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed (epethumēsan | ἐπεθύμησαν | aor act ind 3 pl) to see the things you are seeing but did not see them, and to hear the things you are hearing but did not hear them.
Luke 15:16 He longed (epethumei | ἐπεθύμει | imperf act ind 3 sg) to be fed with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one would give him anything.
Luke 16:21 who longed (epithumōn | ἐπιθυμῶν | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. But instead, the dogs used to come and lick his sores.
Luke 17:22 And he said to the disciples, “Days are coming when you will desire (epithumēsete | ἐπιθυμήσετε | fut act ind 2 pl) to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.
Luke 22:15 He said to them, “With great desire I desired (epethumēsa | ἐπεθύμησα | aor act ind 1 sg) to eat this Passover with you before I suffer!
Acts 20:33 I (epethumēsa | ἐπεθύμησα | aor act ind 1 sg) have (epethumēsa | ἐπεθύμησα | aor act ind 1 sg) not coveted (epethumēsa | ἐπεθύμησα | aor act ind 1 sg) anyone’s silver or gold or clothing.
Romans 7:7 What then shall we say? Is the law sin? By no means! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law; that is, I would not have known what it means to covet had not the law said, “You (epithumēseis | ἐπιθυμήσεις | fut act ind 2 sg) shall (epithumēseis | ἐπιθυμήσεις | fut act ind 2 sg) not covet.” (epithumēseis | ἐπιθυμήσεις | fut act ind 2 sg)
Romans 13:9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You (epithumēseis | ἐπιθυμήσεις | fut act ind 2 sg) shall (epithumēseis | ἐπιθυμήσεις | fut act ind 2 sg) not covet,” (epithumēseis | ἐπιθυμήσεις | fut act ind 2 sg) (and any other commandment there may be) are summed up in this “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
1 Corinthians 10:6 Now these things took place as examples for us, so that we would not crave evil things, even as they did (epethumēsan | ἐπεθύμησαν | aor act ind 3 pl).
Galatians 5:17 For the desires (epithumei | ἐπιθυμεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh; for these are opposed to one another, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
1 Timothy 3:1 Trustworthy is the saying. If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he (epithumei | ἐπιθυμεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) is (epithumei | ἐπιθυμεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) desiring (epithumei | ἐπιθυμεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) a good work.
Hebrews 6:11 But we want (epithumoumen | ἐπιθυμοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) each one of you to demonstrate the same earnestness to the very end for the fulfillment of your hope,
James 4:2 You desire (epithumeite | ἐπιθυμεῖτε | pres act ind 2 pl) and do not have; you murder and envy and cannot obtain; you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask.
1 Peter 1:12 To them it was revealed that not to themselves, but to you, they were ministering these things that now have been announced to you through those who preached to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven — things into which angels long (epithumousin | ἐπιθυμοῦσιν | pres act ind 3 pl) to look.
Revelation 9:6 And in those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long (epithumēsousin | ἐπιθυμήσουσιν | fut act ind 3 pl) to die, but death will flee from them.