59 occurrences

'Pleased' in the Bible

The proposal pleased Pharaoh and all his servants.

When the news reached Pharaoh’s palace, “Joseph’s brothers have come,” Pharaoh and his servants were pleased.

If You are going to treat me like this, please kill me right now. If You are pleased with me, don’t let me see my misery anymore.”

If the Lord is pleased with us, He will bring us into this land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and give it to us.

Since Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel, he did not go to seek omens as on previous occasions, but turned toward the wilderness.

When Phinehas the priest and the community leaders, the heads of Israel’s clans who were with him, heard what the descendants of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh had to say, they were pleased.

The Israelites were pleased with the report, and they praised God. They spoke no more about going to war against them to ravage the land where the Reubenites and Gadites lived.

So the priest was pleased and took his ephod, household idols, and carved image, and went with the people.

Then Saul sent word to Jesse: “Let David remain in my service, for I am pleased with him.”

David marched out with the army and was successful in everything Saul sent him to do. Saul put him in command of the soldiers, which pleased all the people and Saul’s servants as well.

Now Saul’s daughter Michal loved David, and when it was reported to Saul, it pleased him.

Saul then ordered his servants, “Speak to David in private and tell him, ‘Look, the king is pleased with you, and all his servants love you. Therefore, you should become the king’s son-in-law.’”

When the servants reported these terms to David, he was pleased to become the king’s son-in-law. Before the wedding day arrived,

He said, ‘Please let me go because our clan is holding a sacrifice in the town, and my brother has told me to be there. So now, if you are pleased with me, let me go so I can see my brothers.’ That’s why he didn’t come to the king’s table.”

All the people took note of this, and it pleased them. In fact, everything the king did pleased them.

Now it pleased the Lord that Solomon had requested this.

So Hiram went out from Tyre to look over the towns that Solomon had given him, but he was not pleased with them.

So now, You have been pleased to bless Your servant’s house that it may continue before You forever. For You, Lord, have blessed it, and it is blessed forever.

“Yet the Lord God of Israel chose me out of all my father’s household to be king over Israel forever. For He chose Judah as leader, and from the house of Judah, my father’s household, and from my father’s sons, He was pleased to make me king over all Israel.

I know, my God, that You test the heart and that You are pleased with what is right. I have willingly given all these things with an upright heart, and now I have seen Your people who are present here giving joyfully and willingly to You.

The proposal pleased the king and the congregation,

The king, with the queen seated beside him, asked me, “How long will your journey take, and when will you return?” So I gave him a definite time, and it pleased the king to send me.

So their descendants went in and possessed the land:You subdued the Canaanites who inhabited the land before themand handed their kings and the surrounding peoples over to them,to do as they pleased with them.

Then the young woman who pleases the king will become queen instead of Vashti.” This suggestion pleased the king, and he did accordingly.

The young woman pleased him and gained his favor so that he accelerated the process of the beauty treatments and the special diet that she received. He assigned seven hand-picked female servants to her from the palace and transferred her and her servants to the harem’s best quarters.

His wife Zeresh and all his friends told him, “Have them build a gallows 75 feet high. Ask the king in the morning to hang Mordecai on it. Then go to the banquet with the king and enjoy yourself.” The advice pleased Haman, so he had the gallows constructed.

Queen Esther answered, “If I have obtained your approval, my king, and if the king is pleased, spare my life—this is my request; and spare my people—this is my desire.

The Jews put all their enemies to the sword, killing and destroying them. They did what they pleased to those who hated them.

Lord, be pleased to deliver me;hurry to help me, Lord.

For they did not take the land by their sword—their arm did not bring them victory—but by Your right hand, Your arm,and the light of Your face,for You were pleased with them.

You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it;You are not pleased with a burnt offering.

Hezekiah was pleased with them, and showed them his treasure house—the silver, the gold, the spices, and the precious oil—and all his armory, and everything that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his palace and in all his realm that Hezekiah did not show them.

The Lord was pleased, because of His righteousness,to magnify His instruction and make it glorious.

Yet the Lord was pleased to crush Him severely.When You make Him a restitution offering,He will see His seed, He will prolong His days,and by His hand, the Lord’s pleasure will be accomplished.

Today you repented and did what pleased Me, each of you proclaiming freedom for his neighbor. You made a covenant before Me at the temple called by My name.

I am therefore going to gather all the lovers you pleased—all those you loved as well as all those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around and expose your nakedness to them so they see you completely naked.

I am pleased to tell you about the miracles and wonders the Most High God has done for me.

So they called out to the Lord: “Please, Yahweh, don’t let us perish because of this man’s life, and don’t charge us with innocent blood! For You, Yahweh, have done just as You pleased.”

Then the Lord God appointed a plant, and it grew up to provide shade over Jonah’s head to ease his discomfort. Jonah was greatly pleased with the plant.

Would the Lord be pleased with thousands of ramsor with ten thousand streams of oil?Should I give my firstborn for my transgression,the child of my body for my own sin?

Go up into the hills, bring down lumber, and build the house. Then I will be pleased with it and be glorified,” says the Lord.

“When you present a blind animal for sacrifice, is it not wrong? And when you present a lame or sick animal, is it not wrong? Bring it to your governor! Would he be pleased with you or show you favor?” asks the Lord of Hosts.

“I wish one of you would shut the temple doors, so you would no longer kindle a useless fire on My altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord of Hosts, “and I will accept no offering from your hands.

You have wearied the Lord with your words.Yet you ask, “How have we wearied Him?” When you say, “Everyone who does what is evil is good in the Lord’s sight, and He is pleased with them,” or “Where is the God of justice?”

But when Herod’s birthday celebration came, Herodias’s daughter danced before them and pleased Herod.

“But I tell you: Elijah has already come, and they didn’t recognize him. On the contrary, they did whatever they pleased to him. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.”

When Herodias’s own daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. The king said to the girl, “Ask me whatever you want, and I’ll give it to you.”

The proposal pleased the whole company. So they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte from Antioch.

When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter too, during the days of Unleavened Bread.

for Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.

Yes, they were pleased, and indeed are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual benefits, then they are obligated to minister to Jews in material needs.

By faith Enoch was taken away so he did not experience death, and he was not to be found because God took him away. For prior to his removal he was approved, since he had pleased God.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
מחמד 
Machmad 
Usage: 12

עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

ἀρεστός 
Arestos 
Usage: 3

אוּה 
'avvah 
Usage: 7

חמד 
Chamad 
Usage: 30

חמד 
Chemed 
Usage: 6

חמדּה 
Chemdah 
Usage: 16

חן 
Chen 
Usage: 69

חפץ 
Chaphets 
delight , please , desire , will , pleasure , favour , like , moveth , would , at all
Usage: 76

חפץ 
Chaphets 
Usage: 10

חפץ 
Chephets 
Usage: 39

חשׁק 
Chesheq 
Usage: 3

טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 31

יאל 
Ya'al 
Usage: 18

יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

יפה 
Yapheh 
Usage: 41

ישׁר 
Yashar 
Usage: 26

מגד 
meged 
Usage: 8

מחמוּד מחמדo 
Machmud 
Usage: 2

נוה נוה 
Naveh 
Usage: 35

נעים 
Na`iym 
Usage: 13

נעם 
Na`em 
Usage: 8

נעם 
No`am 
Usage: 7

נעמן 
Na`aman 
Usage: 1

שׂפק ספק 
Caphaq 
Usage: 10

עדין 
`adiyn 
Usage: 1

עדנה עדן 
`eden 
Usage: 4

ענג 
`oneg 
Usage: 2

ערב 
`areb 
Usage: 12

צבי 
Ts@biy 
Usage: 32

רעוּת 
R@uwth (Aramaic) 
pleasure , will
Usage: 2

רצה 
Ratsah 
Usage: 56

רצן רצון 
Ratsown 
Usage: 56

שׁעשׁע 
Sha`shua` 
Usage: 9

שׁפר 
Sh@phar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

תּאוה 
Ta'avah 
Usage: 20

תּענגה תּענג תּענוּג 
Ta`anuwg 
Usage: 5

ἀπόλαυσις 
Apolausis 
to enjoy 9, enjoy the pleasures 9
Usage: 2

ἀρέσκεια 
Areskeia 
Usage: 1

ἀρέσκω 
Aresko 
Usage: 17

δοκέω 
Dokeo 
Usage: 45

εὐαρεστέω 
Euaresteo 
Usage: 3

εὐάρεστος 
Euarestos 
Usage: 9

εὐδοκέω 
Eudokeo 
Usage: 20

εὐδοκία 
Eudokia 
good pleasure , good will , seem good 9 , desire
Usage: 7

ἡδονή 
hedone 
Usage: 4

θέλημα 
thelema 
will , desire , pleasure
Usage: 45

σπαταλάω 
Spatalao 
live in pleasure , be wanton
Usage: 2

συνευδοκέω 
suneudokeo 
Usage: 5

τρυφάω 
Truphao 
Usage: 1

φιλήδονος 
Philedonos 
Usage: 1

χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151

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