5792 appetite

5792 appetite

A hunger or desire for something. Although the primary reference of the term is to a hunger for food, it can also refer to other human desires. Scripture distinguishes between healthy and unhealthy appetites, indicating what it is appropriate to seek after.

Appetite as physical hunger

Nu 11:6; Pr 6:30 See also Ps 107:5-9; Pr 16:26; Ecc 6:7; Isa 29:8; Jer 31:25; Jer 50:19; La 2:12

Appetite as a spiritual hunger

Ps 143:6; Pr 25:25; Mt 5:6 See also Ps 119:20,131

The gospel satisfies human hunger and thirst

Jn 4:13-14; Jn 6:35 See also Ps 42:2; Isa 55:1; Jn 6:27,50-51; Jn 7:37; Rev 21:6; Rev 22:17

Lust as sexual appetite

Pr 6:25; Eze 23:11; Col 3:5; 1Th 4:3-5

See also

4404food
4438eating
4822famine
5341hunger
5580thirst
5832desire
5839dissatisfaction
5866gluttony
5869greed
8656longing for God
8777lust
8821self-indulgence

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