208 occurrences in 14 translations

'Pleased' in the Bible

But Abel brought some of the firstborn of his flock -- even the fattest of them. And the Lord was pleased with Abel and his offering,

but with Cain and his offering he was not pleased. So Cain became very angry, and his expression was downcast.

some divine beings noticed how attractive human women were, so they took wives for themselves from a selection that pleased them.

However, the LORD was pleased with Noah.

And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;

And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.

And Esau said, Then keep some of my men with you. And he said, What need is there for that, if my lord is pleased with me?

And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.

That's how Joseph pleased Potiphar as he served him. Eventually, Potiphar appointed Joseph as overseer of his entire household. Moreover, he entrusted everything that he owned into his care.

But the LORD was with Joseph. He extended gracious love to him, causing the prison warden to be pleased with Joseph.

The proposal pleased Pharaoh and all his servants.

And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

God was pleased with the midwives, and the people multiplied and became very strong.

Then the LORD was angry with Moses and said, "There's your brother Aaron, a descendant of Levi, isn't there? I know that he certainly is eloquent. Right now he's coming to meet you and he will be pleased to see you.

But Aaron replied to Moses, "Today they've offered their sin and whole burnt offerings in the LORD's presence. Yet things such as these have happened to me. Had I eaten the sin offering today, would that have pleased the LORD?"

When Moses heard that explanation, he was pleased.

And from one who is not an Israelite you may not take any of these for an offering to the Lord; for they are unclean, there is a mark on them, and the Lord will not be pleased with them.

Then the land will finally be pleased with its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate while you are in the land of your enemies. At that time, the land will rest and take its Sabbaths.

If You are going to treat me like this, please kill me right now. If You are pleased with me, don't let me see my misery [any more]."

If the Lord is pleased with us, He will bring us into this land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and give it to us.

And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:

If you aren't pleased with her and you send her away, you must not sell her for money or mistreat her, since you will have dishonored her."

Bless, O Lord, his goods, and be pleased with his efforts; undercut the legs of any who attack him, and of those who hate him, so that they cannot stand.

About Asher he said: "May Asher be blessed, along with his descendants, may his brothers be pleased with him, may he dip his feet in oil,

And when Phinehas the priest, and the princes of the congregation and heads of the thousands of Israel which were with him, heard the words that the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the children of Manasseh spake, it pleased them.

And the thing pleased the children of Israel; and the children of Israel blessed God, and did not intend to go up against them in battle, to destroy the land wherein the children of Reuben and Gad dwelt.

Gideon said to him, "If you really are pleased with me, then give me a sign as proof that it is really you speaking with me.

But his wife said unto him, If the LORD were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have shewed us all these things, nor would as at this time have told us such things as these.

And he went down, and talked with the woman; and she pleased Samson well.

So the priest was pleased and took his ephod, household idols, and carved image, and went with the people.

So the two men sat and ate and drank together; and the girl's father said to the man, "Be pleased to spend the night, and let your heart be merry."

Then it will be that the rest of your family, anyone who has not been cut off, will go down on his knees to him for a bit of silver or a bit of bread, and say, Be pleased to put me into one of the priest's places so that I may have a little food.

Now the residents of Beth Shemesh were harvesting wheat in the valley. When they looked up and saw the ark, they were pleased at the sight.

But Samuel was not pleased when they said to him, Give us a king to be our judge. And Samuel made prayer to the Lord.

For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people.

Then Saul sent word to Jesse: "Let David remain in my service, for I am pleased with him."

David marched out [with the army], and was successful in everything Saul sent him to do. Saul put him in command of the soldiers, which pleased all the people and Saul's servants as well.

And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

Saul then ordered his servants, "Speak to David in private and tell him, 'Look, the king is pleased with you, and all his servants love you. Therefore, you should become the king's son-in-law.' "

And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son in law: and the days were not expired.

He said, 'Please let me go because our clan is holding a sacrifice in the town, and my brother has told me to be there. So now, if you are pleased with me, let me go so I can see my brothers.' That's why he didn't come to the king's table."

So Achish called David and said to him, "{As Yahweh lives}, certainly you were honest, and {I am pleased to have you marching with me} in the campaign. For I have not found any wrong in you from the day you came to me until this day, but in the eyes of the rulers, you [are] not good.

Achish answered David, "I know that I'm pleased with you. You're like an angel of God. But the Philistine leaders have said, "He mustn't go into battle with us.'

And all the people took notice of it, and it pleased them: as whatsoever the king did pleased all the people.

And when the days of weeping were past, David sent for her, and took her into his house, and she became his wife and gave him a son. But the Lord was not pleased with the thing David had done.

And Absalom came to the king and said, See now, your servant is cutting the wool of his sheep; will the king and his servants be pleased to come?

But if he should say something like "I'm not pleased with you,' well then, here I am let him do to me whatever seems right to him."

And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.

In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.

He brought me to a wide open area, rescuing me because he was pleased with me!

And after the people had been numbered, David's heart was troubled. And David said to the Lord, Great has been my sin in doing this; but now, O Lord, be pleased to take away the sin of your servant, for I have done very foolishly

Your majesty, Araunah gives all of this to the king." Araunah also told the king, "May the LORD your God be pleased with you!"

And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.

And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,

And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they pleased him not.

and all the storage cities which Solomon had, even the cities for his chariots and the cities for his horsemen, and all that it pleased Solomon to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land under his rule.

And stretching herself out on the child three times, he made his prayer to the Lord, saying, O Lord my God, be pleased to let this child's life come back to him again.

And when they had come to the other side, Elijah said to Elisha, Say what you would have me do for you before I am taken from you. And Elisha said, Be pleased to let a special measure of your spirit be on me.

And they said, Your servants have with us here fifty strong men; be pleased to let them go in search of Elijah; for it may be that the spirit of the Lord has taken him up and put him down on some mountain or in some valley. But he said, Do not send them.

And Naaman saith, 'Be pleased, take two talents;' and he urgeth on him, and bindeth two talents of silver in two purses, and two changes of garments, and giveth unto two of his young men, and they bear before him;

And the one saith, 'Be pleased, I pray thee, and go with thy servants;' and he saith, 'I -- I go.'

Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for sixteen years in Jerusalem. He did not do what pleased the Lord his God, in contrast to his ancestor David.

The entire community consented, because doing so pleased all the people.

So now, You have been pleased to bless Your servant's house that it may continue before You forever. For You, Lord, have blessed it, and it is blessed forever."

And God was not pleased with this thing; so he sent punishment on Israel.

Then David said to God, Great has been my sin in doing this; but now, be pleased to take away the sin of your servant, for I have done very foolishly.

"Yet the Lord God of Israel chose me out of all my father's household to be king over Israel forever. For He chose Judah as leader, and from the house of Judah, my father's household, and from my father's sons, He was pleased to make me king over all Israel.

I know, my God, that You test the heart and that You are pleased with uprightness. I have willingly given all these things with an upright heart, and now I have seen Your people who are present here giving joyfully and willingly to You.

and he rebuilt Baalath and its supply centers that belonged to Solomon, along with all the cities that he utilized to garrison his chariots and cavalry forces. Solomon was pleased also to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in every territory that he controlled.

And they speak unto him, saying, 'If thou dost become good to this people, and hast been pleased with them, and spoken unto them good words, then they have been to thee servants all the days.'

Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for sixteen years in Jerusalem. He did not do what pleased the Lord, in contrast to his ancestor David.

And the thing pleased the king and all the congregation.

And the king said unto me, (the queen also sitting by him,) For how long shall thy journey be? and when wilt thou return? So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.

So their descendants went in and possessed the land: You subdued the Canaanites who inhabited the land before them and handed their kings and the surrounding peoples over to them, to do as they pleased with them.

There were no restrictions on the drinking, for the king had instructed every official of his palace to do as each one pleased.

And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

And let the maiden which pleaseth the king be queen instead of Vashti. And the thing pleased the king; and he did so.

And the maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily gave her her things for purification, with such things as belonged to her, and seven maidens, which were meet to be given her, out of the king's house: and he preferred her and her maids unto the best place of the house of the women.

In the evening she went, and in the morning she returned to a separate part of the harem, to the authority of Shaashgaz the king's eunuch who was overseeing the concubines. She would not go back to the king unless the king was pleased with her and she was requested by name.

Haman went out that day pleased and happy, but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, and that he did not stand up and tremble in his presence, Haman was furious with Mordecai.

Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high, and to morrow speak thou unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged thereon: then go thou in merrily with the king unto the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.

Queen Esther answered, "If I have obtained your approval, my king, and if the king is pleased, spare my life-[this is] my request; and [spare] my people-[this is] my desire.

and she said, "If it is good to the king, and if I have found favor before him, and if the king is pleased with this matter, and {I have his approval}, let [an edict] be written to revoke the letters of the plans of Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews that [are] in all the provinces of the king.

The Jews put all their enemies to the sword, killing and destroying them. They did what they pleased to those who hated them.

If only he would be pleased to put an end to me; and would let loose his hand, so that I might be cut off!

Now therefore be pleased to look upon me; For surely I shall not lie to your face.

If he be pleased to contend with him, He cannot answer him one of a thousand.

Be pleased, now, to be responsible for me to yourself; for there is no other who will put his hand in mine.

Be pleased to take teaching from his mouth, and let his words be stored up in your heart.

"For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing When he is pleased with God.'

He brought me out into a wide open place; he delivered me because he was pleased with me.

May he keep all your offerings in mind, and be pleased with the fat of your burned offerings; (Selah.)

Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.

In this way I will know that you are pleased with me, and that my enemies will not shout in triumph over me.

For they did not take the land by their sword- their arm did not bring them victory- but by Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your face, for You were pleased with them.

This their way is folly for them, And their posterity with their sayings are pleased. Selah.

If thou hast seen a thief, Then thou art pleased with him, And with adulterers is thy portion.

Indeed, you are pleased with truth in the inner person, and you will teach me wisdom in my innermost parts.

You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it; You are not pleased with a burnt offering.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
אוּה 
'avvah 
Usage: 7

חמד 
Chamad 
Usage: 30

חמד 
Chemed 
Usage: 6

חמדּה 
Chemdah 
Usage: 16

חן 
Chen 
Usage: 69

חפץ 
Chaphets 
delight , please , desire , will , pleasure , favour , like , moveth , would , at all
Usage: 76

חפץ 
Chaphets 
Usage: 10

חפץ 
Chephets 
Usage: 39

חשׁק 
Chesheq 
Usage: 3

טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 31

יאל 
Ya'al 
Usage: 18

יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

יפה 
Yapheh 
Usage: 41

ישׁר 
Yashar 
Usage: 26

מגד 
meged 
Usage: 8

מחמד 
Machmad 
Usage: 12

מחמוּד מחמדo 
Machmud 
Usage: 2

נוה נוה 
Naveh 
Usage: 35

נעים 
Na`iym 
Usage: 13

נעם 
Na`em 
Usage: 8

נעם 
No`am 
Usage: 7

נעמן 
Na`aman 
Usage: 1

שׂפק ספק 
Caphaq 
Usage: 10

עדין 
`adiyn 
Usage: 1

עדנה עדן 
`eden 
Usage: 4

עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

ענג 
`oneg 
Usage: 2

ערב 
`areb 
Usage: 12

צבי 
Ts@biy 
Usage: 32

רעוּת 
R@uwth (Aramaic) 
pleasure , will
Usage: 2

רצה 
Ratsah 
Usage: 56

רצן רצון 
Ratsown 
Usage: 56

שׁעשׁע 
Sha`shua` 
Usage: 9

שׁפר 
Sh@phar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

תּאוה 
Ta'avah 
Usage: 20

תּענגה תּענג תּענוּג 
Ta`anuwg 
Usage: 5

ἀπόλαυσις 
Apolausis 
to enjoy 9, enjoy the pleasures 9
Usage: 2

ἀρέσκεια 
Areskeia 
Usage: 1

ἀρέσκω 
Aresko 
Usage: 17

ἀρεστός 
Arestos 
Usage: 3

δοκέω 
Dokeo 
Usage: 45

εὐαρεστέω 
Euaresteo 
Usage: 3

εὐάρεστος 
Euarestos 
Usage: 9

εὐδοκέω 
Eudokeo 
Usage: 20

εὐδοκία 
Eudokia 
good pleasure , good will , seem good 9 , desire
Usage: 7

ἡδονή 
hedone 
Usage: 4

θέλημα 
thelema 
will , desire , pleasure
Usage: 45

σπαταλάω 
Spatalao 
live in pleasure , be wanton
Usage: 2

συνευδοκέω 
suneudokeo 
Usage: 5

τρυφάω 
Truphao 
Usage: 1

φιλήδονος 
Philedonos 
Usage: 1

χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151



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