Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2309: thelesis (pronounced thel'-ay-sis)

apparently strengthened from the alternate form of 138; to determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas 1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e. choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e. be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in:--desire, be disposed (forward), intend, list, love, mean, please, have rather, (be) will (have, -ling, - ling(-ly)).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:

́ / ̓́

thelō / ethelō

1) to will, have in mind, intend

1a) to be resolved or determined, to purpose

1b) to desire, to wish

1c) to love

1c1) to like to do a thing, be fond of doing

1d) to take delight in, have pleasure

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: apparently strengthened from the alternate form of G138

Citing in TDNT: 3:44, 318


This word is used 210 times:

Mark 7:24: "entered into a house, and would have no man know it, but he could"
Mark 8:34: "also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny"
Mark 8:35: "For whosoever will save his life shall lose"
Mark 9:13: "they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him."
Mark 9:30: "through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know"
Mark 9:35: "saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last"
Mark 10:35: "unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever"
Mark 10:36: "said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?"
Mark 10:43: "you: but whosoever will be great among"
Mark 10:44: "And whosoever of you will be the chiefest shall be"
Mark 10:51: "and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The"
Mark 12:38: "of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and"
Mark 14:7: "always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good:"
Mark 14:12: "said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat"
Mark 14:36: "not what I will, but what thou"
Mark 15:9: "answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King"
Mark 15:12: "again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call"
Luke 1:62: "to his father, how he would have him called."
Luke 4:6: "unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it."
Luke 5:12: "him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean."
Luke 5:13: "and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the"
Luke 5:39: "having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The"
Luke 6:31: "And as ye would that men should do to you, do"
Luke 8:20: "brethren stand without, desiring to see thee."
Luke 9:23: "them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny"
Luke 9:24: "For whosoever will save his life shall lose"
Luke 9:54: "saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from"
Luke 10:24: "prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see,"
Luke 10:29: "But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus,"
Luke 12:49: "earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?"
Luke 13:31: "hence: for Herod will kill thee."
Luke 13:34: "unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as"
Luke 13:34: "a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!"
Luke 14:28: "which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down"
Luke 15:28: "And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out,"
Luke 16:26: "gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you"
Luke 18:4: "And he would not for a while: but afterward"
Luke 18:13: "publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes"
Luke 18:41: "Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said,"
Luke 19:14: "him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us."
Luke 19:27: "those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over"
Luke 20:46: "of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and"
Luke 22:9: "said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?"
Luke 23:8: "he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of"
Luke 23:20: "Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them."
John 1:43: "The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and"
John 3:8: "wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound"
John 5:6: "time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?"
John 5:21: "quickeneth whom he will."
John 5:35: "light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in"

©Copyright 1992-2019 Church of the Great God.   Contact C.G.G. if you have questions or comments.
E-mail This Page