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Forms of the word
ἐπιθυμία, -ας, ἡ
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desire, longing (in contexts where the desire is positive and proper); coveting, craving, lusting (in contexts where the desire is immoral and sinful)
earnest desire, Lk. 22:15; irregular or violent desire, Mk. 4:19; spc. impure desire, lust, Rom. 1:24; met. the object of desire, what enkindles desire, 1 Jn. 2:16, 17

Greek-English Concordance for ἐπιθυμία

Mark 4:19 but the cares of the world, the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desires (epithumiai | ἐπιθυμίαι | nom pl fem) for many other things desires (epithumiai | ἐπιθυμίαι | nom pl fem) come in and choke the word, and it becomes barren. it becomes
Luke 22:15 He said to them, “With great desire (epithumia | ἐπιθυμίᾳ | dat sg fem) I desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer!
John 8:44 You belong to your father the devil, and your will is to carry out the desires (epithumias | ἐπιθυμίας | acc pl fem) of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and never did stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he is giving expression to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Romans 1:24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts (epithumiais | ἐπιθυμίαις | dat pl fem) of their hearts to impurity, so that they dishonored their bodies among themselves.
Romans 6:12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its desires (epithumiais | ἐπιθυμίαις | dat pl fem).
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 (epithumian | ἐπιθυμίαν | acc sg fem) had not the law said, “You shall not covet.”
Romans 7:8 But sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness (epithumian | ἐπιθυμίαν | acc sg fem). (For apart from the law, sin is dead.)
Romans 13:14 Rather, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the sinful nature to gratify its desires (epithumias | ἐπιθυμίας | acc pl fem).
Galatians 5:16 So I say, live by the Spirit and you will not gratify the desires (epithumian | ἐπιθυμίαν | acc sg fem) of the flesh.
Galatians 5:24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires (epithumiais | ἐπιθυμίαις | dat pl fem).
Ephesians 2:3 Among them we also once lived in the passions (epithumiais | ἐπιθυμίαις | dat pl fem) of our flesh, gratifying the desires and impulses of the flesh, and were by nature children of wrath, just like everyone else.
Ephesians 4:22 Regarding your former way of life, you were taught to put away your old self, which is being corrupted and deluded by its desires (epithumias | ἐπιθυμίας | acc pl fem),
Philippians 1:23 I am hard pressed between the two, in that I have the desire (epithumian | ἐπιθυμίαν | acc sg fem) to depart and be with Christ, for that is very better by far,
Colossians 3:5 Therefore put to death Therefore whatever is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire (epithumian | ἐπιθυμίαν | acc sg fem), evil and covetousness, which is idolatry.
1 Thessalonians 2:17 As for us, brothers, when we were separated from you for a short time — in person but not in heart — we were all the more eager, with intense longing (epithumia | ἐπιθυμίᾳ | dat sg fem), to see you in person.
1 Thessalonians 4:5 not with the passion of lust (epithumias | ἐπιθυμίας | gen sg fem), like the Gentiles who do not know God.
1 Timothy 6:9 But those wishing to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful passions (epithumias | ἐπιθυμίας | acc pl fem) that plunge the people into ruin and destruction.
2 Timothy 2:22 So flee youthful passions (epithumias | ἐπιθυμίας | acc pl fem) and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those who call upon the Lord out of a clean heart.
2 Timothy 3:6 For some of these are creeping into the homes and capturing weak women who have been burdened with sins, being led astray by various passions (epithumiais | ἐπιθυμίαις | dat pl fem),
2 Timothy 4:3 For a time will come when they will not put up with healthy teaching, but in accordance with their own lust (epithumias | ἐπιθυμίας | acc pl fem) they will heap up teachers for themselves, having itching ears,
Titus 2:12 teaching us that, having denied the ungodliness and the worldly passions (epithumias | ἐπιθυμίας | acc pl fem), we should live in a self-controlled manner and justly and reverently in the present age,
Titus 3:3 For once we ourselves also were foolish, disobedient, being led astray, being enslaved by desires (epithumiais | ἐπιθυμίαις | dat pl fem) and various pleasures, living a life of evil and envy, detestable, hating one another.
James 1:14 But each person is tempted when by his own desire (epithumias | ἐπιθυμίας | gen sg fem) he is lured away and enticed.
James 1:15 Then desire (epithumia | ἐπιθυμία | nom sg fem), when it has conceived, gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
1 Peter 1:14 As children of obedience, do not be conformed to the desires (epithumiais | ἐπιθυμίαις | dat pl fem) you used to have in your time of ignorance
1 Peter 2:11 Dear friends, I urge you as foreigners and exiles to abstain from desires (epithumiōn | ἐπιθυμιῶν | gen pl fem) of the flesh, which wage war against your soul,
1 Peter 4:2 so that you no longer live your remaining days in the flesh concerned about (epithumiais | ἐπιθυμίαις | dat pl fem) human desires (epithumiais | ἐπιθυμίαις | dat pl fem) but about the will of God.
1 Peter 4:3 For the time already gone by is enough for you to have done what the pagans like to do, carrying on in sensuality, passions (epithumiais | ἐπιθυμίαις | dat pl fem), drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and disgusting worship of idols.
2 Peter 1:4 by means of which he has freely given to us his precious and splendid promises, so that through them you may escape the corruption that is in the world caused by sinful desire (epithumia | ἐπιθυμίᾳ | dat sg fem) and become partakers of the divine nature.
2 Peter 2:10 especially those who in polluting lust (epithumia | ἐπιθυμίᾳ | dat sg fem) indulge the flesh and despise authority. These bold and insolent people are not afraid to slander the glorious ones,
2 Peter 2:18 For by speaking pompous words of vanity, they entice, by lusts (epithumiais | ἐπιθυμίαις | dat pl fem) of the flesh and debauchery, those who are just escaping from those who are living in error.
2 Peter 3:3 Above all you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come with scoffing, following their own lusts (epithumias | ἐπιθυμίας | acc pl fem)
1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world — the desire (epithumia | ἐπιθυμία | nom sg fem) of the flesh, the desire (epithumia | ἐπιθυμία | nom sg fem) of the eyes, the pride of possession — is not from the Father but from the world.
1 John 2:17 The world is passing away with all its desires (epithumia | ἐπιθυμία | nom sg fem), but the one who does the will of God remains forever.
Jude 1:16 These people are grumblers, malcontents who follow their sinful desires (epithumias | ἐπιθυμίας | acc pl fem); their speech is arrogant, they flatter others to gain advantage.
Jude 1:18 how they said to you, “In the final age there will be scoffers driven by their own ungodly desires.” (epithumias | ἐπιθυμίας | acc pl fem)
Revelation 18:14 “The fruit that your soul longed for (epithumias | ἐπιθυμίας | gen sg fem) has gone from you, and all your delicacies and splendid things are lost to you, never to be found again!”