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68 Bible Verses about Pleasing God

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Ephesians 5:8-10

For in another time ye were darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord: walk as children of light; (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth), approving what is well pleasing unto the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:9

Therefore we also procure, whether present or absent, that we may please him.

1 Thessalonians 4:1

It is in order then, brethren, that we beseech and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that in the manner ye were taught of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would continue to grow.

1 Timothy 2:1-3

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men, for kings, and for all that are in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and integrity. For this is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour,

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know also, my God, that thou dost try the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things; and now have I seen with joy that thy people, who are present here, have given willingly unto thee.

Psalm 51:16-17

For thou dost not desire sacrifice or else would I give it; thou dost not delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Romans 14:17-18

for the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. For he that in these things serves the Christ is well pleasing unto God and approved of men.

Psalm 5:4

For thou art not a God that loves wickedness; neither shall one who is evil dwell with thee.

Psalm 69:30-31

I will praise the name of God with a song and will magnify him with praises. This also shall please the LORD better than the sacrifice of an ox or bullock that struggles with horns and hoofs.

Psalm 147:10-11

He does not delight in the strength of the horse; nor does he take pleasure in the legs of a man. The LORD takes pleasure in those that fear him, in those that wait upon his mercy.

Proverbs 11:20

They that are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD, but such as are perfect in their way are his delight.

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Isaiah 1:11-13

To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? shall the LORD say. I am full of the burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; and I do not delight in the blood of bullocks or of lambs or of he goats. When ye come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, to tread my courts? Bring no more vain oblations; the incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot stand them; iniquity and the solemn meeting.

Ezekiel 33:11

Say unto them, As I live, said the Lord GOD, I do not desire the death of the wicked but that the wicked turn from his way and that he live; turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Haggai 1:7

Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said, Consider your ways.

Malachi 2:13-14

And once again ye shall cover the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, for I shall not even look at the offering any more to receive a free will offering from your hand. Yet ye say, Why? Because the LORD has been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously; yet she is thy companion and the wife of thy covenant.

Exodus 29:18

And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the LORD: it is a sweet savour, an offering on fire unto the LORD.

Philippians 4:18

But I have all and abound; I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.

Exodus 29:25

Then thou shalt take them from their hands and burn them upon the altar upon the burnt offering, for a sweet savour before the LORD. It is an offering on fire unto the LORD.

Leviticus 1:9

but he shall wash its intestines and its legs in water, and the priest shall incense it all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering on fire, of a very acceptable aroma unto the LORD.

Leviticus 3:5

And Aaron's sons shall incense it on the altar with the burnt sacrifice, which shall be upon the wood that is on the fire; and this shall be an offering on fire, of a very acceptable aroma unto the LORD.

Numbers 15:3

and will make an offering on fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to offer a vow or of your free will or to make in your solemn feasts an acceptable savour unto the LORD, of the cows, or of the sheep,

Numbers 29:2

And ye shall offer a burnt offering for an acceptable savour unto the LORD: one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year without blemish;

Ezra 6:10

that they may offer sacrifices of sweet savours unto the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.

1 Kings 10:9

Blessed be the LORD thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel; because the LORD has always loved Israel, therefore he made thee king, to do justice and righteousness.

Job 33:26

He shall pray unto God, and he will love him; and he shall see his face with shouts of joy; for he will render unto the man the recompense of his righteousness.

Hebrews 13:20-21

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the eternal testament, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for the ages of the ages. Amen.

Nehemiah 5:19

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

Exodus 32:11

Then Moses grieved before the LORD his God and said, LORD, why shall thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?

Nehemiah 13:31

and for the wood offering, at the appointed times, and for the firstfruits. Remember me, O my God, for good.

Psalm 90:17

And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, and set thou aright the work of our hands upon us; yea, set thou aright the work of our hands.

Psalm 104:34

My meditation of him shall be sweet; I will be glad in the LORD.

Daniel 9:17

Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy slave and his supplications and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is made desolate, by the Lord.

Exodus 33:12-13

And Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring this people out, and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou saith, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight. Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, show me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight; and consider that this nation is thy people.

1 Kings 3:10

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

Luke 1:30

Then the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God.

Hebrews 11:5

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death, and was not found because God had translated him, for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

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

Hebrews 11:5

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death, and was not found because God had translated him, for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

Pleasing God » Benevolence a means of

1 John 3:22

and whatsoever we ask, we receive of him because we keep his commandments and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

Pleasing God » A characteristic of Christ

Pleasing God » The aim of the true minister

Pleasing God » The Christian duty

1 Thessalonians 4:1

It is in order then, brethren, that we beseech and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that in the manner ye were taught of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would continue to grow.

Pleasing God » Renders life secure

Pleasing God » Enoch an example of

Hebrews 11:5

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death, and was not found because God had translated him, for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

Topics on Pleasing God

Christ Pleasing God

40;3;17

and, behold, a voice from the heavens, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Not Pleasing God

19;5;4

For thou art not a God that loves wickedness; neither shall one who is evil dwell with thee.