Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God

θέλημα

Vocabulary form: 
qevlhma, -matoV, tov
Definition: 

will, desire

Frequency: 
62
GK: 
2525
Root: 
qelhmat
Cognates: 

Monothelitism is a seventh century heresy that stated Jesus had only one nature and therefore only one will.

Mnemonics: 

It is a dilemma, this conflict of will and desire.

Mnemonic Singing: 

Mold me and make me after Thy will,
while I am waiting, yielded and still.

Biblical Concordance

Matthew 6:10 may your kingdom come, may your will (thelēma | θέλημα | nom sg neut) be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut) of my Father in heaven.
Matthew 12:50 For whoever does the will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut) of my Father in heaven, he is my brother and sister and mother.”
Matthew 18:14 In the same way, it is not the will (thelēma | θέλημα | nom sg neut) of your Father in heaven that even one of these little ones should perish.
Matthew 21:31 Which of the two did the will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut) of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, tax collectors and prostitutes will enter the kingdom of God before you!
Matthew 26:42 Once again he went away and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, may your will (thelēma | θέλημα | nom sg neut) be done.”
Mark 3:35 For whoever For does the will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut) of God, this one is my brother my and my sister and my mother.” is
Luke 12:47 “And that servant who knew his master’s will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut) but did not get ready or act in accord with his will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut), will be beaten with many blows.
Luke 22:42 saying, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me. Yet, not my will (thelēma | θέλημα | nom sg neut), but yours be done.”
Luke 23:25 He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked, but he handed over Jesus to their will (thelēmati | θελήματι | dat sg neut).
John 1:13 who were born, not from human stock or from a physical impulse (thelēmatos | θελήματος | gen sg neut) or by a husband’s decision (thelēmatos | θελήματος | gen sg neut), but by God.
John 4:34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut) of him who sent me and to accomplish the work he gave me to do.
John 5:30 I can do nothing on my own; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just because I seek not my own will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut) but the will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut) of him who sent me.
John 6:38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut) but to do the will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut) of him who sent me.
John 6:39 And this is the will (thelēma | θέλημα | nom sg neut) of the one who sent me: that of all he has given me I should lose none but raise them up on the last day.
John 6:40 For this is the will (thelēma | θέλημα | nom sg neut) of my Father, that everyone who considers the Son and comes to believe in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
John 7:17 If anyone is willing to do God’s will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut), he will know about the teaching, whether it comes from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.
John 9:31 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is devout and does his will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut), God listens to him.
Acts 13:22 After removing him, he raised up David to be their king, of whom he said by way of testimony: ‘I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do everything I want (thelēmata | θελήματα | acc pl neut) him to.’
Acts 21:14 And since he would not be persuaded, we fell silent, saying, “Let the will (thelēma | θέλημα | nom sg neut) of the Lord be done.”
Acts 22:14 And he said, ‘The God of our fathers has chosen you to know his will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut), to see the Righteous One and to hear a voice from his mouth.
Romans 1:10 always in my prayers, asking if perhaps now at last I may be able, by the will (thelēmati | θελήματι | dat sg neut) of God, to visit you.
Romans 2:18 and know his will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut), and approve the things that excel because you are instructed by the law,
Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern the will (thelēma | θέλημα | nom sg neut) of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 15:32 so that by God’s will (thelēmatos | θελήματος | gen sg neut) I may come to you with joy and be refreshed in your company.
1 Corinthians 1:1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will (thelēmatos | θελήματος | gen sg neut) of God, and Sosthenes our brother,
1 Corinthians 7:37 However, the man who stands firm in his resolve is under no compulsion but has control over his desire (thelēmatos | θελήματος | gen sg neut), and has determined this in his heart to keep her as his virgin, he will do well.
1 Corinthians 16:12 Now concerning Apollos our brother: I strongly urged him to go to you with the other brothers, but it was not at all his intention (thelēma | θέλημα | nom sg neut) to go now. He will go when he has an opportunity.
2 Corinthians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will (thelēmatos | θελήματος | gen sg neut) of God, and Timothy our brother, to the church of God that is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia:
2 Corinthians 8:5 And they did this, not simply as we had hoped, but first they gave themselves to the Lord and then to us, by the will (thelēmatos | θελήματος | gen sg neut) of God.
Galatians 1:4 who gave himself for our sins in order to rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut) of our God and Father,
Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will (thelēmatos | θελήματος | gen sg neut) of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:
Ephesians 1:5 he predestined us for adoption as his own sons through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will (thelēmatos | θελήματος | gen sg neut),
Ephesians 1:9 He has made known to us the mystery of his will (thelēmatos | θελήματος | gen sg neut), according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,
Ephesians 1:11 In Christ we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will (thelēmatos | θελήματος | gen sg neut),
Ephesians 2:3 Among them we also once lived in the passions of our flesh, gratifying the desires (thelēmata | θελήματα | acc pl neut) and impulses of the flesh, and were by nature children of wrath, just like everyone else.
Ephesians 5:17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will (thelēma | θέλημα | nom sg neut) of the Lord is.
Ephesians 6:6 not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ doing the will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut) of God from the heart,
Colossians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will (thelēmatos | θελήματος | gen sg neut) of God, and Timothy our brother,
Colossians 1:9 For this reason, we from the day we heard about you, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will (thelēmatos | θελήματος | gen sg neut) his in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, spiritual
Colossians 4:12 sends greetings; you Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you greetings, always laboring on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand firm in everything that God wills (thelēmati | θελήματι | dat sg neut), mature and fully assured. in everything wills (thelēmati | θελήματι | dat sg neut), God
1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will (thelēma | θέλημα | nom sg neut) of God — your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality,
1 Thessalonians 5:18 give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will (thelēma | θέλημα | nom sg neut) for you in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will (thelēmatos | θελήματος | gen sg neut) of God according to the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,
2 Timothy 2:26 and they might return to soberness out of the snare of the devil (having been captured alive by him) in order to do his will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut).
Hebrews 10:7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come — in the scroll of a book it is written about me — to do your will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut), O God.’”
Hebrews 10:9 then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut) He does away with the first in order to establish the second.
Hebrews 10:10 By that will (thelēmati | θελήματι | dat sg neut) we have been made holy through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Hebrews 10:36 You have need of endurance, then, so that after you have done the will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut) of God, you may receive what was promised.
Hebrews 13:21 make you complete with everything good to do his will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut), accomplishing in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever forever and ever. Amen.

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