'Please' in the Bible
and Esau, seeing that the daughters of Canaan did not please Isaac his father,
And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee unto another place; peradventure it will please God that thou may curse them for me from there.
Therefore, now let it please thee to bless the house of thy slave that it may continue for ever before thee, for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken it, and with thy blessing the house of thy slave shall be blessed for ever.
Therefore, thou shalt hearken unto the supplication of thy slave and of thy people Israel when they shall pray in this place and hear in thy dwelling place, from the heavens; please hear and forgive.
And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they did not please him.
And he said unto her, Because I spoke with Naboth of Jezreel and said unto him, Give me thy vineyard for money; or else, if it please thee, I will give thee another vineyard for it; and he answered, I will not give thee my vineyard.
And they spoke unto him, saying, If thou wilt seek the good of this people and please them and speak good words to them, they will be thy slaves for ever.
Then said Esther, If it please the king, let it be granted to the Jews who are in Shushan to do tomorrow also according unto this day's decree, and let Haman's ten sons be hanged upon the gallows.
Even that it would please God to destroy me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!
This also shall please the LORD better than the sacrifice of an ox or bullock that struggles with horns and hoofs.
When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they are replenished from the east and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
So shall my Word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall be prospered in that for which I sent it.
For thus has the LORD said unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;
And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone, for I always do those things that please him.
So then, those that are carnal cannot please God.
We then that are stronger ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not please ourselves.
Let each one of us please his neighbour in that which is good, unto edification.
For the Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of those that reproached thee fell on me.
But I would have you without worry. He that is unmarried cares for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord;
but he that is married cares for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
There is a difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman cares for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit; but she that is married cares for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
even as I please everyone in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
Therefore we also procure, whether present or absent, that we may please him.
For do I now persuade men or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the slave of Christ.
As many as desire to please in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised, only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of the Christ.
Slaves, in all things hearken unto your masters according to the flesh, not serving to be seen as those who only please men, but in simplicity of heart, fearing God;
who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets and have persecuted us, and they do not please God and are contrary to all men,
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.
No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier.
Exhort slaves to be subject to their own masters and to please them well in all things; not contradicting;
But without faith it is impossible to please God; for he that comes to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him.
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