A variant of "lust" (see LUST), meaning "to wish," found in the King James Version of Matthew 17:12 parallel Mark 9:13; John 3:8, as translation of thelo, and in James 3:4 as translation of boulomai. The last case the English Revised Version has rendered "will," and the American Standard Revised Version has made the same change throughout. The word is obsolete in modern English, but John 3:8 is still used proverbially, "The wind bloweth where it listeth."

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