Pleasure, Worldly

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Isaiah 5:11-13

Woe to those who rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; who stay late into the night, until wine inflames them! The harp, lyre, tambourine, and flute, with wine, are at their feasts; but they don't respect the work of Yahweh, neither have they considered the operation of his hands. Therefore my people go into captivity for lack of knowledge. Their honorable men are famished, and their multitudes are parched with thirst.

Ecclesiastes 7:4

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

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

Ecclesiastes 2:8-11

I also gathered silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and of the provinces. I got myself male and female singers, and the delights of the sons of men -- musical instruments, and that of all sorts. So I was great, and increased more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. My wisdom also remained with me. Whatever my eyes desired, I didn't keep from them. I didn't withhold my heart from any joy, for my heart rejoiced because of all my labor, and this was my portion from all my labor.read more.
Then I looked at all the works that my hands had worked, and at the labor that I had labored to do; and behold, all was vanity and a chasing after 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 test you with mirth: therefore enjoy pleasure;" and behold, this also was vanity.

Amos 6:4

Who lie on beds of ivory, and stretch themselves on their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;

Acts 17:18

Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also were conversing with him. Some said, "What does this babbler want to say?" Others said, "He seems to be advocating foreign deities," because he preached Jesus and the resurrection.

Ecclesiastes 2:24

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

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

Amos 6:4

Who lie on beds of ivory, and stretch themselves on their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;

Esther 1:5-6

When these days were fulfilled, the king made a seven day feast for all the people who were present in Shushan the palace, both great and small, in the court of the garden of the king's palace. There were hangings of white, green, and blue material, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and marble pillars. The couches were of gold and silver, on a pavement of red, white, yellow, and black marble.

Esther 1:7

They gave them drinks in golden vessels of various kinds, including royal wine in abundance, according to the bounty of the king.

1 Kings 4:22-23

Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and sixty measures of meal, ten head of fat cattle, and twenty head of cattle out of the pastures, and one hundred sheep, besides harts, and gazelles, and roebucks, and fattened fowl.

More verses: 1 Kings 10:21-22

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

Amos 6:6

who drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the best oils; but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

Luke 15:30

But when this, your son, came, who has devoured your living with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.'

Proverbs 18:9

One who is slack in his work is brother to him who is a master of destruction.

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

2 Peter 2:18

For, uttering great swelling words of emptiness, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by licentiousness, those who are indeed escaping from those who live in error;

Luke 15:30

But when this, your son, came, who has devoured your living with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.'

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 gladness, killing cattle and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine: "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die."

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

Isaiah 47:8-9

"Now therefore hear this, you who are given to pleasures, who sit securely, who say in your heart, I am, and there is none else besides me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: but these two things shall come to you in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood; in their full measure shall they come on you, in the multitude of your sorceries, and the great abundance of your enchantments.

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

2 Peter 2:13

receiving the wages of unrighteousness; people who count it pleasure to revel in the daytime, spots and blemishes, reveling in their deceit while they feast with you;

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

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