1014. boulomai
Strong's Concordance
boulomai: to will
Original Word: βούλομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: boulomai
Phonetic Spelling: (boo'-lom-ahee)
Short Definition: I will, intend, desire
Definition: I will, intend, desire, wish.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 1014 boúlomai – to plan with full resolve (determination). See 1012 (boulē).

1014 /boúlomai ("resolutely plan") is a strong term that underlines the predetermined (and determined) intention driving the planning (wishing, resolving). In contrast, 2309 (thélō) focuses on the desire ("wishfulness") behind making an offer (cf. TDNT, 1, 629).

[While God's "thelō-offers" can be rejected (see 2309 /thélō), His 1014 /boúlomai ("planning") always works out His purpose, especially in conjunction with presetting the physical scenes of history.]

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1014: βούλομαι

βούλομαι, 2 person singular βούλει Luke 22:42 (Attic for βουλή, cf. Winers Grammar, § 13, 2 a.; Buttmann, 42 (37)); imperfect ἐβουλόμην (Attic ((cf. Veitch), yet commonly) ἠβουλομην); 1 aorist ἐβουλήθην (Matthew 1:19) and ἠβουλήθην (2 John 1:12 R G; but others ἐβουλήθην cf. (WHs Appendix, p. 162); Winers Grammar, § 12, the passage cited; Buttmann, 33 (29)); the Sept. for אָבָה, חָפֵץ; (from Homer down); to will, wish; and

1. commonly, to will deliberately, have a purpose, be minded: followed by an infinitive, Mark 15:15; Acts 5:28, 33 (L WH Tr text for R G T ἐβουλεύοντο); (L T Tr WH for R ἐβουλεύσατο); ; 2 Corinthians 1:15; Hebrews 6:17; 2 John 1:12; 3 John 1:10 (τούς βουλομένους namely, ἐπιδέχεσθαι τούς ἀδελφούς); Jude 1:5; James 1:18 (βουληθείς ἀπεκύησεν ἡμᾶς of his own free will he brought us forth, with which will it ill accords to say, as some do, that they are tempted to sin by God). with an accusative of the object τοῦτο, 2 Corinthians 1:17 (L T Tr WH for R βουλευόμενος); followed by an accusative with an infinitive 2 Peter 3:9. of the will electing or choosing between two or more things, answering to file Latinplacetmihi: Matthew 1:19 (cf. ἐνθυμεῖσθαι, ); (not L marginal reading); Luke 10:22; Luke 22:42; Acts 25:20; (1 Corinthians 12:11); James 3:4; James 4:4; followed by the subjunctive βούλεσθε, ὑμῖν ἀπολύσω; is it your will I should release unto you? (cf. Winers Grammar, § 41 a. 4 b.; Buttmann, § 139, 2), John 18:39. of the will prescribing, followed by an accusative with an infinitive: Philippians 1:12 (γινώσκειν ὑμᾶς βούλομαι I would have you know, know ye); 1 Timothy 2:8; 1 Timothy 5:14; Titus 3:8.

2. of willing as an affection, to desire: followed by an infinitive, 1 Timothy 6:9 (οἱ βουλόμενοι πλουτεῖν); Acts 17:20; Acts 18:15; ἐβουλόμην (on this use of the imperfect see Buttmann, 217f (187f); (cf. Winers Grammar, 283 (266); Lightfoot on Philemon 1:13)), Acts 25:22; Philemon 1:13. On the difference between βούλομαι and θέλω, see θέλω, at the end

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
be disposed, determine, intend.

Middle voice of a primary verb; to "will," i.e. (reflexively) be willing -- be disposed, minded, intend, list, (be, of own) will (-ing). Compare ethelo.

see GREEK ethelo

Forms and Transliterations
βεβουνισμένων βουλει βούλει βούλεσθαι βουλεσθε βούλεσθε βουλεται βούλεται βούλη βουληθεις βουληθείς βουληθεὶς βουληθη βουληθή βουληθῇ βουληθής βουληθώσιν βουλήσεται βούλησθε βουληται βούληται βουλοιτο βούλοιτο βουλομαι βούλομαι βούλομαί βουλομεθα βουλόμεθα βουλομενοι βουλόμενοι βουλόμενοί βουλομενος βουλόμενος βουλόμενός βουλομενου βουλομένου βουλομενους βουλομένους βούλονται βούλωνται εβουλετο εβούλετο ἐβούλετο εβουληθη εβουλήθη ἐβουλήθη εβουληθην ἐβουλήθην εβουλήθησαν Εβουλομην εβουλόμην Ἐβουλόμην εβουλοντο εβούλοντο ἐβούλοντο εβούλου εβούνισεν ηβούλεσθε ηβουλήθην ηβούλοντο boulei boúlei boulesthe boúlesthe bouletai boulētai boúletai boúlētai boulethe boulēthē boulethêi boulēthē̂i bouletheis bouletheìs boulētheis boulētheìs bouloito boúloito boulomai boúlomai boúlomaí boulomenoi boulómenoi boulomenos boulómenos boulómenós boulomenou bouloménou boulomenous bouloménous boulometha boulómetha eboulethe eboulēthē eboulḗthe eboulḗthē eboulethen eboulēthēn eboulḗthen eboulḗthēn ebouleto eboúleto Eboulomen Eboulomēn Eboulómen Eboulómēn eboulonto eboúlonto
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Strong's Greek 1014
37 Occurrences

βούληται — 2 Occ.
βουληθῇ — 1 Occ.
βουληθεὶς — 1 Occ.
βούλει — 1 Occ.
βούλεσθε — 2 Occ.
βούλεται — 2 Occ.
βούλοιτο — 1 Occ.
βούλομαι — 6 Occ.
βουλόμενοι — 1 Occ.
βουλόμενος — 8 Occ.
βουλομένου — 2 Occ.
βουλομένους — 1 Occ.
βουλόμεθα — 1 Occ.
ἐβουλήθη — 1 Occ.
ἐβουλήθην — 1 Occ.
ἐβούλετο — 1 Occ.
Ἐβουλόμην — 3 Occ.
ἐβούλοντο — 2 Occ.

Matthew 1:19 V-AIP-3S
GRK: αὐτὴν δειγματίσαι ἐβουλήθη λάθρᾳ ἀπολῦσαι
NAS: to disgrace her, planned to send her away
KJV: a publick example, was minded to put
INT: her to expose publicly purposed secretly to send away

Matthew 11:27 V-PSM/P-3S
GRK: ᾧ ἐὰν βούληται ὁ υἱὸς
NAS: the Son wills to reveal
KJV: whomsoever the Son will reveal [him].
INT: to whom if might resolve the Son

Mark 15:15 V-PPM/P-NMS
GRK: δὲ Πιλᾶτος βουλόμενος τῷ ὄχλῳ
NAS: Wishing to satisfy the crowd,
KJV: [so] Pilate, willing to content
INT: moreover Pilate desiring to the crowd

Luke 10:22 V-PSM/P-3S
GRK: ᾧ ἐὰν βούληται ὁ υἱὸς
NAS: the Son wills to reveal
KJV: the Son will reveal
INT: to whom if might resolve the Son

Luke 22:42 V-PIM/P-2S
GRK: Πάτερ εἰ βούλει παρένεγκε τοῦτο
NAS: if You are willing, remove
KJV: if thou be willing, remove
INT: Father if you are willing to take away this

John 18:39 V-PIM/P-2P
GRK: τῷ πάσχα βούλεσθε οὖν ἀπολύσω
NAS: for you at the Passover; do you wish then
KJV: the passover: will ye therefore
INT: the passover wish you therefore I should release

Acts 5:28 V-PIM/P-2P
GRK: ὑμῶν καὶ βούλεσθε ἐπαγαγεῖν ἐφ'
NAS: with your teaching and intend to bring
KJV: doctrine, and intend to bring this
INT: of you and purpose to bring upon

Acts 5:33 V-IIM/P-3P
GRK: διεπρίοντο καὶ ἐβούλοντο ἀνελεῖν αὐτούς
NAS: this, they were cut to the quick and intended to kill
INT: they were cut [to the heart] and intended to put to death them

Acts 12:4 V-PPM/P-NMS
GRK: φυλάσσειν αὐτόν βουλόμενος μετὰ τὸ
NAS: to guard him, intending after
KJV: to keep him; intending after Easter
INT: to guard him purposing after the

Acts 15:37 V-IIM/P-3S
GRK: Βαρνάβας δὲ ἐβούλετο συμπαραλαβεῖν καὶ
NAS: Barnabas wanted to take John,
INT: Barnabas moreover purposed to take with [them] also

Acts 17:20 V-PIM/P-1P
GRK: ἀκοὰς ἡμῶν βουλόμεθα οὖν γνῶναι
NAS: to our ears; so we want to know what
KJV: our ears: we would know therefore
INT: ears of us We resolve therefore to know

Acts 18:15 V-PIM/P-1S
GRK: τούτων οὐ βούλομαι εἶναι
NAS: it yourselves; I am unwilling
KJV: [to it]; for I will be no judge
INT: of these things not resolve to be

Acts 18:27 V-PPM/P-GMS
GRK: βουλομένου δὲ αὐτοῦ
NAS: And when he wanted to go across
KJV: And when he was disposed to pass into
INT: resolving moreover he

Acts 19:30 V-PPM/P-GMS
GRK: Παύλου δὲ βουλομένου εἰσελθεῖν εἰς
NAS: And when Paul wanted to go
KJV: when Paul would have entered in
INT: Paul however intending to go in to

Acts 22:30 V-PPM/P-NMS
GRK: δὲ ἐπαύριον βουλόμενος γνῶναι τὸ
NAS: But on the next day, wishing to know
KJV: On the morrow, because he would have known
INT: moreover next day desiring to know the

Acts 23:28 V-PPM/P-NMS
GRK: βουλόμενός τε ἐπιγνῶναι
NAS: And wanting to ascertain the charge
KJV: And when I would have known the cause
INT: resolving moreover to know

Acts 25:20 V-POM/P-3S
GRK: ἔλεγον εἰ βούλοιτο πορεύεσθαι εἰς
NAS: whether he was willing to go
KJV: I asked [him] whether he would go to
INT: asked if he resolved to go to

Acts 25:22 V-IIM/P-1S
GRK: τὸν Φῆστον Ἐβουλόμην καὶ αὐτὸς
NAS: I also would like to hear
KJV: unto Festus, I would also hear
INT: Festus I was desiring also myself

Acts 27:43 V-PPM/P-NMS
GRK: δὲ ἑκατοντάρχης βουλόμενος διασῶσαι τὸν
NAS: but the centurion, wanting to bring
KJV: the centurion, willing to save
INT: but [the] centurion desiring to save

Acts 28:18 V-IIM/P-3P
GRK: ἀνακρίναντές με ἐβούλοντο ἀπολῦσαι διὰ
NAS: And when they had examined me, they were willing to release
KJV: me, would have let [me] go,
INT: having examined me wished to let [me] go because

1 Corinthians 12:11 V-PIM/P-3S
GRK: ἑκάστῳ καθὼς βούλεται
NAS: individually just as He wills.
KJV: severally as he will.
INT: to each as he wills

2 Corinthians 1:15 V-IIM/P-1S
GRK: τῇ πεποιθήσει ἐβουλόμην πρότερον πρὸς
NAS: confidence I intended at first
KJV: confidence I was minded to come
INT: confidence I purposed previously to

2 Corinthians 1:17 V-PPM/P-NMS
GRK: τοῦτο οὖν βουλόμενος μήτι ἄρα
NAS: I was not vacillating when I intended to do this,
INT: thus Therefore purposing not indeed

Philippians 1:12 V-PIM/P-1S
GRK: δὲ ὑμᾶς βούλομαι ἀδελφοί ὅτι
NAS: Now I want you to know, brethren,
KJV: But I would ye should understand,
INT: moreover you I wish brothers that

1 Timothy 2:8 V-PIM/P-1S
GRK: Βούλομαι οὖν προσεύχεσθαι
NAS: Therefore I want the men in every
KJV: I will therefore that men
INT: I desire therefore to pray

37 Occurrences

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