Pleasure, Worldly

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Isaiah 5:11-13

Woe unto them that, rising early in the morning, run after strong drink; that linger till twilight, till wine inflameth them! And harp and lyre, tambour and flute, and wine are in their banquets; but they regard not the work of Jehovah, nor do they see the operation of his hands. Therefore my people are led away captive from lack of knowledge, and their nobility die of famine, and their multitude are parched with thirst.

Ecclesiastes 7:4

The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools in the house of mirth.

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strifes, jealousies, angers, contentions, disputes, schools of opinion, envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revels, and things like these; as to which I tell you beforehand, even as I also have said before, that they who do such things shall not inherit God's kingdom.

Ecclesiastes 2:8-11

I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces; I got me men-singers and women-singers, and the delights of the children of men, a wife and concubines. And I became great, and increased more than all that had been before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me. And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them: I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour, and this was my portion from all my labour.read more.
Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that it had cost me to do them; and behold, all was vanity and pursuit of the wind, and there was no profit under the sun.

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Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Sought by the epicureans as the chief aim of life

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I said in my heart, Come now, I will try thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure. But behold, this also is vanity.

Amos 6:4

that lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves from the midst of the stall;

1 Corinthians 15:32

If, to speak after the manner of man, I have fought with beasts in Ephesus, what is the profit to me if those that are dead do not rise? let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die.

Acts 17:18

But some also of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers attacked him. And some said, What would this chatterer say? and some, He seems to be an announcer of foreign demons, because he announced the glad tidings of Jesus and the resurrection to them.

Ecclesiastes 2:24

There is nothing good for man, but that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Luxurious living, examples of

Amos 6:4

that lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves from the midst of the stall;

Esther 1:5-6

And when these days were expired, the king made a feast to all the people that were present in Shushan the fortress, both to great and small, seven days, in the court of the garden of the king's palace. White, green, and blue hangings were fastened with cords of byssus and purple to silver rings and pillars of white marble; couches of gold and silver lay upon a pavement of red and white marble, and alabaster, and black marble.

Esther 1:7

And they gave drink in vessels of gold (the vessels being diverse one from another), and royal wine in abundance, according to the king's bounty.

1 Kings 4:22-23

And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and sixty measures of meal, ten fatted oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and a hundred sheep, besides harts, and gazelles, and fallow-deer, and fatted fowl.

More verses: 1 Kings 10:21-22

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Prodigality, general references to

Amos 6:6

that drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments; but are not grieved for the breach of Joseph.

Luke 15:13

And after not many days the younger son gathering all together went away into a country a long way off, and there dissipated his property, living in debauchery.

Luke 15:30

but when this thy son, who has devoured thy substance with harlots, is come, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Wantoness

2 Peter 2:18

For while speaking great highflown words of vanity, they allure with the lusts of the flesh, by dissoluteness, those who have just fled those who walk in error,

Luke 15:30

but when this thy son, who has devoured thy substance with harlots, is come, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Spiritual death

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Poverty

Isaiah 22:13

and behold joy and rejoicing, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » False security

Isaiah 47:8-9

And now hear this, thou voluptuous one, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thy heart, It is I, and there is none but me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know loss of children: yet these two things shall come upon thee in a moment, in one day, loss of children and widowhood; they shall come upon thee in full measure for the multitude of thy sorceries, for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Desire for incessant revelry

2 Peter 2:13

receiving the reward of unrighteousness; accounting ephemeral indulgence pleasure; spots and blemishes, rioting in their own deceits, feasting with you;

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Presumption

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Spiritual barrenness