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LUST, n.

1. Longing desire eagerness to possess or enjoy as the lust of gain.

My lust shall be satisfied upon them. Exodus 15 .

2. Concupiscence carnal appetite unlawful desire of carnal pleasure. Romans 1 . 2 Peter 2 .
3. Evil propensity depraved affections and desires. James 1 . Psalms 81 .
4. Vigor active power. Not used.


1. To desire eagerly to long with after.

Thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. Deuteronomy 12 .

2. To have carnal desire to desire eagerly the gratification of carnal appetite.

Lust not after her beauty in thy heart. Proverbs 6 .

Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her,hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew 5 .

3. To have irregular or inordinate desires.

The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy. James 4 .

Lust not after evil things as they also lusted. 1 Corinthians 10 .

4. To list to like.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Lust'. King James Dictionary.

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