Indeed, you aren't a God who delights in wickedness; evil will never dwell with you.
"I don't take delight in the death of the wicked, do I?" asks the Lord GOD. "Shouldn't I rather delight when he turns from his wicked ways and lives?
I don't take pleasure in the death of anyone who dies," declares the LORD. "So repent, so you may live!"
"Tell them, "As certainly as I'm alive and living,' declares the Lord GOD, "I receive no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Instead, my pleasure is that the wicked repent from their behavior and live. Turn back! Turn back, all of you, from your wicked behavior! Why do you have to die, you house of Israel?'"
When you make a promise to God, don't fail to keep it, since he isn't pleased with fools. Keep what you promise
He takes no delight in the strength of a horse, and gains no pleasure in the runner's swiftness.
Indeed, you do not delight in sacrifices, or I would give them, nor do you desire burnt offerings.
"How do your voluminous sacrifices benefit me?" the LORD is asking. "I've had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed beasts. I don't enjoy the blood of bulls, lambs, or goats.
1 Samuel 15:22
Samuel said, "Does the LORD delight as much in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the LORD? Surely, to obey is better than sacrifice, to pay attention is better than the fat of rams.
In burnt offerings and sin offerings you never took delight.
In this passage he says, "You never wanted or took delight in sacrifices, offerings, burnt offerings, and sin offerings," which are offered according to the Law.
What good is frankincense that comes from Sheba to me, or sweet cane from a distant country? Your burnt offerings aren't acceptable, nor are your sacrifices pleasing to me."
They won't present wine offerings to the LORD, nor will they please him. Their sacrifices will seem like food for mourners everyone who eats them will become unclean; none of them will enter the Temple of the LORD.
"This is another thing you do: you flood the altar of the LORD with tears, weeping and wailing because he no longer pays attention to your offering nor takes pleasure in it from your hand.
Will it please the Almighty if you are innocent, or does he profit if your life is blameless?
I'll consign you to the sword, and all of you will bend down for the slaughter because when I called, you didn't answer, when I spoke, you didn't listen; but you did what was evil in my sight, and chose what I took no pleasure in."
Therefore I, too, will choose harsh treatment for them, and will bring upon them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered; when I spoke, they didn't listen; but they did what I consider to be evil, and chose what doesn't please me."
Indeed, those who are under the control of human nature cannot please God.
2 Samuel 15:26
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."
so he asked the LORD, "Why did you bring all this trouble to your servant? Why haven't I found favor in your eyes? After all, you're putting the burden of this entire people on me!
1 Corinthians 10:5
But God wasn't pleased with most of those people, and so they were struck down in the wilderness.
They offer me meat from the sacrifices of my offerings, and they eat from it, but the LORD does not accept them. He will now remember their transgression and pay them back for their sins; to Egypt they will return.
"I hate I despise your festival days, and your solemn convocations stink.
"Oh, that one of you would shut the Temple doors and not light useless fires on the altar! I'm not pleased with you," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "and I'll accept no offerings from you.
1 Thessalonians 2:15
who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, who have persecuted us, and who please neither God nor any group of people,