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68 Bible Verses about Pleasing God

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Ephesians 5:8-10

For you were once darkness, but now [you are] light in the Lord. walk as children of light- for the fruit of the light [results] in all goodness, righteousness, and truth- discerning what is pleasing to the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:9

Therefore, whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to be pleasing to Him.

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Finally then, brothers, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus, that as you have received from us how you must walk and please God-as you are doing-do so even more.

1 Timothy 2:1-3

First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good, and it pleases God our Savior,

Galatians 1:10

For am I now trying to win the favor of people, or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ.

1 Chronicles 29:17

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.

Psalm 51:16-17

You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it; You are not pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit. God, You will not despise a broken and humbled heart.

Romans 14:17-18

for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Whoever serves the Messiah in this way is acceptable to God and approved by men.

Psalm 5:4

For You are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil cannot lodge with You.

Psalm 69:30-31

I will praise God's name with song and exalt Him with thanksgiving. That will please the Lord more than an ox, more than a bull with horns and hooves.

Psalm 147:10-11

He is not impressed by the strength of a horse; He does not value the power of a man. The Lord values those who fear Him, those who put their hope in His faithful love.

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is His delight.

Isaiah 1:11-13

"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. When you come to appear before Me, who requires this from you- [this] trampling of My courts? Stop bringing useless offerings. I despise [your] incense. New Moons and Sabbaths, and the calling of solemn assemblies- I cannot stand iniquity with a festival.

Ezekiel 18:23

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?

Ezekiel 33:11

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?

Haggai 1:7

The Lord of Hosts says this: "Think carefully about your ways.

Malachi 2:13-14

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. Yet you ask, "For what reason?" Because the Lord has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have acted treacherously against her, though she was your marriage partner and your wife by covenant.

Exodus 29:18

Then burn the whole ram on the altar; it is a burnt offering to the Lord. It is a pleasing aroma, a fire offering to the Lord.

Philippians 4:18

But I have received everything in full, and I have an abundance. I am fully supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you provided-a fragrant offering, a welcome sacrifice, pleasing to God.

Exodus 29:25

Take them from their hands and burn [them] on the altar on top of the burnt offering, as a pleasing aroma before the Lord; it is a fire offering to the Lord.

Leviticus 1:9

The offerer must wash its entrails and shanks with water. Then the priest will burn all of it on the altar as a burnt offering, a fire offering of a pleasing aroma to the Lord.

Leviticus 3:5

Aaron's sons will burn it on the altar along with the burnt offering that is on the burning wood, a fire offering of a pleasing aroma to the Lord.

Numbers 15:3

and you make a fire offering to the Lord from the herd or flock-either a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow, or as a freewill offering, or at your appointed festivals-to produce a pleasing aroma for the Lord,

Numbers 29:2

Offer a burnt offering as a pleasing aroma to the Lord: one young bull, one ram, seven male lambs a year old-[all] unblemished-

Ezra 6:10

so that they can offer sacrifices of pleasing aroma to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons.

1 Kings 10:9

May the Lord your God be praised! He delighted in you and put you on the throne of Israel, because of the Lord's eternal love for Israel. He has made you king to carry out justice and righteousness."

Job 33:26

He will pray to God, and God will delight in him. That man will behold His face with a shout of joy, and God will restore his righteousness to him.

Hebrews 13:20-21

Now may the God of peace, who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus-the great Shepherd of the sheep-with the blood of the everlasting covenant, equip you with all that is good to do His will, working in us what is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 6:6

Don't [work only] while being watched, in order to please men, but as slaves of Christ, do God's will from your heart.

Nehemiah 5:19

Remember me favorably, my God, for all that I have done for this people.

Exodus 32:11

But Moses interceded with the Lord his God: "Lord, why does Your anger burn against Your people You brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and a strong hand?

Nehemiah 13:31

I also arranged for the donation of wood at the appointed times and for the firstfruits. Remember me, my God, with favor.

Psalm 90:17

Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish for us the work of our hands- establish the work of our hands!

Psalm 104:34

May my meditation be pleasing to Him; I will rejoice in the Lord.

Daniel 9:17

Therefore, our God, hear the prayer and the petitions of Your servant. Show Your favor to Your desolate sanctuary for the Lord's sake.

Exodus 33:12-13

Moses said to the Lord, "Look, You have told me, 'Lead this people up,' but You have not let me know whom You will send with me. You said, 'I know you by name, and you have also found favor in My sight.' Now if I have indeed found favor in Your sight, please teach me Your ways, and I will know You and find favor in Your sight. Now consider that this nation is Your people."

1 Kings 3:10

Now it pleased the Lord that Solomon had requested this.

Luke 1:30

Then the angel told her: Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

Hebrews 11:5

By faith, Enoch was taken away so that he did not experience death, and he was not to be found because God took him away. For prior to his transformation he was approved, having pleased God.

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Enoch » The man who walked with God, » Pleasing God

Hebrews 11:5

By faith, Enoch was taken away so that he did not experience death, and he was not to be found because God took him away. For prior to his transformation he was approved, having pleased God.

Pleasing God » Benevolence a means of

Pleasing God » A characteristic of Christ

Pleasing God » The aim of the true minister

Pleasing God » The Christian duty

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Finally then, brothers, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus, that as you have received from us how you must walk and please God-as you are doing-do so even more.

Pleasing God » Renders life secure

Pleasing God » Enoch an example of

Hebrews 11:5

By faith, Enoch was taken away so that he did not experience death, and he was not to be found because God took him away. For prior to his transformation he was approved, having pleased God.

Topics on Pleasing God

Christ Pleasing God

40;3;17

And there came a voice from heaven: This is My beloved Son. I take delight in Him!

Not Pleasing God

19;5;4

For You are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil cannot lodge with You.

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