For You are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil cannot dwell with You.
Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked?” This is the declaration of the Lord God. “Instead, don’t I take pleasure when he turns from his ways and lives?
For I take no pleasure in anyone’s death.” This is the declaration of the Lord God. “So repent and live!
Tell them: As I live”—the declaration of the Lord God—“I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked person should turn from his way and live. Repent, repent of your evil ways! Why will you die, house of Israel?
When you make a vow to God, don’t delay fulfilling it, because He does not delight in fools. Fulfill what you vow.
He is not impressed by the strength of a horse;
He does not value the power of a man.
You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it;
You are not pleased with a burnt offering.
“What are all your sacrifices to Me?”
asks the Lord.
“I have had enough of burnt offerings and rams
and the fat of well-fed cattle;
I have no desire for the blood of bulls,
lambs, or male goats.
1 Samuel 15:22
Then Samuel said:Does the Lord take pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrifices
as much as in obeying the Lord?Look: to obey is better than sacrifice,
to pay attention is better than the fat of rams.
You did not delight
in whole burnt offerings and sin offerings.
After He says above, You did not want or delight in sacrifices and offerings, whole burnt offerings and sin offerings (which are offered according to the law),
What use to Me is frankincense from Sheba
or sweet cane from a distant land?
Your burnt offerings are not acceptable;
your sacrifices do not please Me.
They will not pour out
their wine offerings to the Lord,
and their sacrifices will not please Him.
Their food will be like the bread of mourners;
all who eat it become defiled.
For their bread will be for their appetites alone;
it will not enter the house of the Lord.
And this is another thing you do: you cover the Lord’s altar with tears, with weeping and groaning, because He no longer respects your offerings or receives them gladly from your hands.
Does it delight the Almighty if you are righteous?
Does He profit if you perfect your behavior?
I will destine you for the sword,
and all of you will kneel down to be slaughtered,
because I called and you did not answer,
I spoke and you did not hear;
you did what was evil in My sight
and chose what I did not delight in.
So I will choose their punishment,
and I will bring on them what they dread
because I called and no one answered;
I spoke and they didn’t hear;
they did what was evil in My sight
and chose what I didn’t delight in.
Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
2 Samuel 15:26
However, if He should say, ‘I do not delight in you,’ then here I am—He can do with me whatever pleases Him.”
So Moses asked the Lord, “Why have You brought such trouble on Your servant? Why are You angry with me, and why do You burden me with all these people?
1 Corinthians 10:5
But God was not pleased with most of them, for they were struck down in the wilderness.
Though they offer sacrificial gifts
and eat the flesh,
the Lord does not accept them.
Now He will remember their guilt
and punish their sins;
they will return to Egypt.
I hate, I despise your feasts!
I can’t stand the stench
of your solemn assemblies.
“I wish one of you would shut the temple doors, so you would no longer kindle a useless fire on My altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord of Hosts, “and I will accept no offering from your hands.
1 Thessalonians 2:15
who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets and persecuted us; they displease God and are hostile to everyone,