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68 Bible Verses about Pleasing God

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Ephesians 5:8-10

for you were formerly darkness, but now [you are] light in the Lord. Live like children of light (for the fruit of the light [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is well-pleasing to the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:9

Therefore indeed we have as our ambition, whether at home [in the body] or absent [from the body], to be acceptable to him.

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Finally therefore, brothers, we ask you and appeal to [you] in the Lord Jesus that, just as you have received from us how it is necessary for you to live and to please God, just as indeed you are living, that you progress even more.

1 Timothy 2:1-3

Therefore, I urge first of all [that] petitions, prayers, requests, [and] thanksgiving be made on behalf of all people, on behalf of kings and all those who are in authority, in order that we may live a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This [is] good and acceptable before God our Savior,

1 Chronicles 29:17

And I know, my God, that you yourself test the heart and are pleased with uprightness. I, in the uprightness of my heart, have willingly offered all these [things], and now I have seen your people who are found here willingly offer to you.

Psalm 51:16-17

For you do not delight [in] sacrifice or I would give [it]. [With] a burnt offering you are not pleased. The sacrifices of God [are] a broken spirit; A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Romans 14:17-18

For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. For the one who serves Christ in this [way] [is] well-pleasing to God and approved by people.

Psalm 5:4

For you [are] not a God [who] desires wickedness. Evil cannot dwell with you.

Psalm 69:30-31

I will praise the name of God in song, and magnify him with thanksgiving. For Yahweh it will be better than an ox [or] bull, horned [and] hoofed.

Psalm 147:10-11

He does not delight in the strength of the horse; he takes no pleasure in the legs of the man. Yahweh takes pleasure in those who fear him, the ones who hope for his loyal love.

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination of Yahweh, but the prayer of the upright [is] his delight.

Isaiah 1:11-13

What [is the] abundance of your sacrifices to me? says Yahweh. I have had enough [of] burnt offerings of rams and [the] fat [of] fattened animals and I do not delight in [the] blood of bulls and ram-lambs and goats. When you come to appear before me, who asked for this from your hand: you trampling my courts? You must not {continue} to bring offerings of futility, incense--it [is] an abomination to me; new moon and Sabbath, [the] calling of a convocation-- I cannot endure iniquity with [solemn] assembly.

Ezekiel 33:11

Say to them, '{As I live},' {declares} the Lord Yahweh, '{Surely I have no delight} in the death of the wicked, {except} in [the] wicked returning from his way, and he lives. Turn back! Turn back from your ways, O evil [ones], for why should you die, house of Israel?'

Haggai 1:7

Thus says Yahweh of hosts: '{Consider your ways}!

Malachi 2:13-14

And this you do {as well}: [you] cover the altar of Yahweh [with] tears, [with] weeping and [with] groaning, because he {no longer regards the offering} or accepts [it] [with] favor from your hand. But you ask, "{For what reason}?" Because Yahweh stands as a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have been unfaithful, even though she [is] your marriage partner and {your wife by covenant}.

Exodus 29:18

And you will turn into smoke [on] the altar all of the ram; it is a burnt offering for Yahweh; it [is] a smell of appeasement, an offering by fire for Yahweh.

Philippians 4:18

But I have received everything [in full] and have an abundance; {I am well supplied} [because] I received from Epaphroditus {what you had sent}, a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.

Exodus 29:25

And you will take them from their hand and turn [them] to smoke on the altar beside the burnt offering as a fragrance of appeasement before Yahweh; it is an offering made by fire before Yahweh.

Leviticus 1:9

Then he must wash its inner parts and its lower leg bones with water, and the priest will turn into smoke the whole [animal] on the altar [as] a burnt offering [by] fire, [as] an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh.

Leviticus 3:5

Aaron's sons shall turn it to smoke on the altar in addition to the burnt offering that [is] on the wood, which [is] on the fire; it [is] an offering made by fire [as] an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh.

Numbers 15:3

you will make an offering by fire for Yahweh from the cattle or from the flock, a burnt offering or a sacrifice to fulfill a vow, or as a freewill offering or at your feasts, to make a fragrance of appeasement for Yahweh.

Numbers 29:2

You will offer a burnt offering as a fragrance of appeasement for Yahweh: one bull, one ram, [and] seven male lambs {in their first year}; they will be without defect.

Ezra 6:10

that they may offer incense offerings to the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king and his children.

1 Kings 10:9

May Yahweh your God be blessed, who has delighted in you to set you on the throne of Israel, because of the love of Yahweh for Israel forever, and he has made you king to execute justice and righteousness."

Job 33:26

He prays to God, then he accepts him, and he sees his face with a shout of joy, and he repays to the human being his righteousness.

Proverbs 16:7

When the ways of a man are pleasing [to] Yahweh, even his enemies he will cause to make peace with 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, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with every good [thing] to do his will, carrying out in us [what is] pleasing before him through Jesus Christ, to whom [be] the glory {forever}. Amen.

Ephesians 6:6

not {while being watched}, as people pleasers, but as slaves of Christ doing the will of God from the heart,

Nehemiah 5:19

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

Exodus 32:11

And Moses {implored Yahweh} his God, and he said, "Why, Yahweh, should {your anger blaze} against your people whom you brought up from the land of Egypt with great power and with a strong hand?

Nehemiah 13:31

a contribution of the wood offering at appointed times, and for the first fruits. Remember me, my God, for good.

Psalm 90:17

And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish for us the work of our hands, yes, the work of our hands, establish it.

Psalm 104:34

May my meditation be pleasing to him. I will be glad in Yahweh.

Daniel 9:17

"And now, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his pleas for mercy. Shine your face upon your desolate sanctuary {for your sake, O Lord}.

2 Peter 1:17

For [he] received honor and glory from God the Father [when] a voice such as this was brought to him by the Majestic Glory, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

Exodus 33:12-13

And Moses said to Yahweh, "See, you [are] saying to me, 'Take this people up.' But you have not let me know whom you will send with me, and you yourself have said, 'I know you by name, and you also have found favor in my eyes.' And now if I have found favor in your eyes, make known [to] me, please, your way, and so I may know you so that I can find favor in your eyes. And see that this nation is your people."

1 Kings 3:10

The word was good in the eyes of [the] Lord that Solomon had asked this thing.

Luke 1:30

And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

Hebrews 11:5

By faith Enoch was taken up, so that he did not experience death, and he was not found, because God took him up. For before his removal, he had been approved {as having been pleasing} to God.

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

Hebrews 11:5

By faith Enoch was taken up, so that he did not experience death, and he was not found, because God took him up. For before his removal, he had been approved {as having been pleasing} to 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 therefore, brothers, we ask you and appeal to [you] in the Lord Jesus that, just as you have received from us how it is necessary for you to live and to please God, just as indeed you are living, that you progress even more.

Pleasing God » Renders life secure

Proverbs 16:7

When the ways of a man are pleasing [to] Yahweh, even his enemies he will cause to make peace with him.

Pleasing God » Enoch an example of

Hebrews 11:5

By faith Enoch was taken up, so that he did not experience death, and he was not found, because God took him up. For before his removal, he had been approved {as having been pleasing} to God.

Topics on Pleasing God

Christ Pleasing God

40;3;17

And behold, [there was] a voice from heaven saying, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."

Not Pleasing God

19;5;4

For you [are] not a God [who] desires wickedness. Evil cannot dwell with you.