For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with you.
Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? says the Lord GOD: and not that he should turn from his ways, and live?
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dies, says the Lord GOD: therefore turn yourselves, and live.
Say unto them, As I live, says the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn you, turn you from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?
When you vow a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools: pay that which you have vowed.
He delights not in the strength of the horse: he takes not pleasure in the legs of a man.
For you desire not sacrifice; else would I give it: you delight not in burnt offering.
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? says the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of male goats.
1 Samuel 15:22
And Samuel said, has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you have had no pleasure.
Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin you desired not, neither had pleasure in them; which are offered by the law;
To what purpose comes there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.
They shall not offer wine offerings to the LORD, neither shall they be pleasing unto him: their sacrifices shall be unto them like the bread of mourners; all that eat of it shall be defiled: for their bread for their soul shall not come into the house of the LORD.
And this have you done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, because he regards not the offering any more, or receives it with good will at your hand.
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that you are righteous? or is it gain to him, that you make your ways blameless?
Therefore will I number you to the sword, and you shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not hear; but did evil before my eyes, and did choose that in which I delighted not.
I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spoke, they did not hear: but they did evil before my eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
2 Samuel 15:26
But if he thus says, I have no delight in you; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seems good unto him.
And Moses said unto the LORD, Why have you afflicted your servant? and why have I not found favor in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people upon me?
1 Corinthians 10:5
But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of my offerings, and eat it; but the LORD accepts them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and punish their sins: they shall return to Egypt.
I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not take delight in your solemn assemblies.
Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nothing? neither do you kindle fire on my altar for nothing. I have no pleasure in you, says the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.
1 Thessalonians 2:15
Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: