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50 Bible Verses about Pleasure

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Jeremiah 9:24

{But only} in this must the one who boasts boast, [that] he has insight, and [that] he knows me, that I [am] Yahweh, showing loyal love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for in these [things] I delight," {declares} Yahweh.

Matthew 11:25-26

At that time Jesus answered [and] said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these [things] from the wise and intelligent, and have revealed them to young children. Yes, Father, for [to do] so {was your gracious will}.

Psalm 5:4

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

Psalm 51:16

For you do not delight [in] sacrifice or I would give [it]. [With] a burnt offering you are not pleased.

Isaiah 1:11

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.

Ezekiel 18:32

For I have no pleasure in the death of the dying," {declares} the Lord Yahweh. "And [so] repent and live!"

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?'

Psalm 35:9

Then my soul will rejoice in Yahweh; it will rejoice in his salvation.

Proverbs 16:13

The delight of kings [are] the lips of righteousness, and he who speaks what is upright he will love.

Isaiah 55:2

Why do you weigh out money for [what is] not food, and your labor for {what cannot satisfy}? Listen carefully to me, and eat [what is] good, and let your soul take pleasure in {rich} food.

Jeremiah 6:10

To whom shall I speak and admonish, that they may hear? Look, their ears [are] {closed}, and they are not able to listen attentively. Look, the word of Yahweh is to them an object of scorn, they do not delight in it.

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found and I ate them, and your words became to me as jubilation, even as the joy of my heart, for your name is called on me, Yahweh God of hosts.

Proverbs 1:22

"{How long}, O simple ones, will you love simplicity? And [how long] will scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge?

Isaiah 66:3

The one who slaughters bull strikes a man; the one who slaughters lamb for sacrifice breaks the neck [of] a dog. The one who offers an offering, [the] blood of swine; the one who offers frankincense blesses an idol. Indeed, they themselves have chosen their ways, and their soul delights in their abhorrence.

2 Peter 2:13-14

being harmed [as the] wages of unrighteousness. Considering reveling in the daytime a pleasure, [they are] stains and blemishes, carousing in their deceitful pleasures [when they] feast together with you, having eyes full of [desire for] an adulteress and unceasing from sin, enticing unstable persons, [and] having hearts trained for greediness. Accursed children!

From Thematic Bible


Pleasure » What is pleasing to the lord

Numbers 24:1

And Balaam saw that {it pleased} Yahweh to bless Israel, and he did not go {as other times} {to seek out} sorcery; instead, he set his face toward the desert.

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.

Colossians 1:12-19

giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you for a share of the inheritance of the saints in light, who has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred [us] to the kingdom of the Son {he loves}, in whom we have the redemption, the forgiveness of sins, read more.
who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, because all [things] in the heavens and on the earth were created by him, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers, all [things] were created through him and for him, and he himself is before all [things], and in him all [things] are held together, and he himself is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself may become first in everything, because he was well pleased [for] all the fullness to dwell in him,

Hebrews 13:12-16

Therefore Jesus also suffered outside the gate, in order that he might sanctify the people by his own blood. So we must go out to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For here we do not have a permanent city, but we seek the [city] that is to come. read more.
Therefore through him let us offer up a sacrifice of praise {continually} to God, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name. And do not neglect doing good and generosity, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.

Pleasure » Those that please the lord

Ecclesiastes 7:26

I myself found [that] more bitter than death [is] the woman who [is] a trap, whose heart [is] a snare, and whose hands [are] bonds. The one who pleases God escapes from her, but the sinner is caught by her.

Isaiah 56:4-5

For thus says Yahweh, "To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, and choose that in which I delight, and who keep hold of my covenant. And I will give them a monument and a name in my house and within my walls, better than sons and daughters; I will give him an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.

Proverbs 16:7

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

Pleasure » What the lord has no pleasure in

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?'

Ezekiel 18:21-23

But if the wicked returns from all of his sins that he has done and he keeps all of my statutes and he does justice and righteousness, he shall surely live; he shall not die! All of his transgressions that he committed will not be remembered against him. Through his righteousness that he has done he shall live. Have I delight by any means [in the] death of [the] wicked, {declares} the Lord Yahweh, [and] not at his turning from his way, {so that} he lives?

Hebrews 10:1-9

For the law, possessing a shadow of the good [things] that are about to come, not the form of things itself, [is] never able {year by year} by means of the same sacrifices which they offer without interruption to make perfect those who draw near. For otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the ones who worship, having been purified once and for all, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? But in them [there is] a reminder of sins {year by year}. read more.
For [it is] impossible [for] the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Therefore, [when he] came into the world, he said, "Sacrifice and offering you did not want, but a body you prepared for me; you did not delight in whole burnt offerings and [offerings] for sins. Then I said, 'Behold, I have come-- in the roll of the book it is written about me-- to do your will, O God.' [When he] says above, "Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and [offerings] for sin you did not want, nor did you delight in," which are offered according to the law, then he has said, "Behold, I have come to do your will." He takes away the first in order to establish the second,

Pleasure » Who cannot please God

Hebrews 10:36-38

For you have need of endurance, in order that [after you] have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. For yet "a very, very little [while], [and] the one who is coming will come and will not delay. But my righteous one will live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul is not well pleased with him."

Pleasure » Who the lord takes pleasure in

Pleasure » Those that love pleasure

the things that are Transient » Power » Pleasure

Luke 12:19-20

And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many possessions stored up for many years. Relax, eat, drink, celebrate!" ' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your life is demanded from you, and [the things] which you have prepared--whose will they be?'

Topics on Pleasure

Pleasure Seekers

20;21;17

A man of want [is] he who loves pleasure; he who loves wine and oil will not become rich.

Pleasure, Worldly

23;5;11-13

Ah! Those who rise early in the morning, they pursue strong drink. Those who linger in the evening, wine inflames them.

Worldly Pleasures, Characteristic Of The Wicked

23;47;8

Therefore now hear this, luxuriant [one] who sits in security, who says in her heart, "I [am], and besides me [there is] no one. I shall not sit [as] a widow, and I shall not know [the] loss of children."

Worldly Pleasures, Leads To

20;21;17

A man of want [is] he who loves pleasure; he who loves wine and oil will not become rich.

Worldly Pleasures, Nature Of

48;5;19

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are sexual immorality, impurity, licentiousness,