fan (advb.):

Occurs twice in English Versions of the Bible, in the sense of "gladly":

(1) in Job 27:22 as the rendering of barach, "to flee with haste" (from anything), "He would fain flee out of his hand," literally, as in in of the King James Version, "in fleeing he would flee";

(2) in Luke 15:16, as the translation of epithumeo, "to fix the mind or desire on," "He would fain have filled his belly with the husks which the swine did eat." the Revised Version (British and American) adds two instances:

(1) Luke 13:31, "Herod would fain kill thee";

(2) Acts 26:28, "Thou wouldest fain make me a Christian."


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'FAIN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.