'Pleased' in the Bible
some divine beings noticed how attractive human women were, so they took wives for themselves from a selection that pleased them.
However, the LORD was pleased with Noah.
What they said pleased Hamor and his son Shechem,
That's how Joseph pleased Potiphar as he served him. Eventually, Potiphar appointed Joseph as overseer of his entire household. Moreover, he entrusted everything that he owned into his care.
But the LORD was with Joseph. He extended gracious love to him, causing the prison warden to be pleased with Joseph.
What Joseph proposed pleased Pharaoh and all of his advisors,
God was pleased with the midwives, and the people multiplied and became very strong.
Then the LORD was angry with Moses and said, "There's your brother Aaron, a descendant of Levi, isn't there? I know that he certainly is eloquent. Right now he's coming to meet you and he will be pleased to see you.
But Aaron replied to Moses, "Today they've offered their sin and whole burnt offerings in the LORD's presence. Yet things such as these have happened to me. Had I eaten the sin offering today, would that have pleased the LORD?"
Then the land will finally be pleased with its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate while you are in the land of your enemies. At that time, the land will rest and take its Sabbaths.
If the LORD is pleased with us, he'll bring us into this land and give it to us. It flows with milk and honey.
When Balaam noticed that the LORD was pleased that Balaam was blessing Israel, he didn't behave as he had time after time before, that is, to practice divination. Instead, he turned with his face to the wilderness,
If you aren't pleased with her and you send her away, you must not sell her for money or mistreat her, since you will have dishonored her."
About Asher he said: "May Asher be blessed, along with his descendants, may his brothers be pleased with him, may he dip his feet in oil,
When Phinehas the priest, the leaders of the community, and the heads of the families of Israel who were with him heard what the descendants of Reuben, the descendants of Gad, and the descendants of Manasseh said, they were pleased.
What they said pleased the people of Israel, so they blessed God and said no more about going up to attack them in war and to destroy the land where the descendants of Reuben and the descendants of Gad were living.
Saul sent a messenger to Jesse to tell him, "Allow David to serve me, because I'm pleased with him."
David went out and was successful everywhere Saul sent him, and Saul put him in charge of the troops. This pleased the entire army, as well as Saul's officials.
Achish answered David, "I know that I'm pleased with you. You're like an angel of God. But the Philistine leaders have said, "He mustn't go into battle with us.'
Everybody took note of this and was very pleased, just as everything else the king did pleased everyone.
But if he should say something like "I'm not pleased with you,' well then, here I am let him do to me whatever seems right to him."
He brought me to a wide open area, rescuing me because he was pleased with me!
Your majesty, Araunah gives all of this to the king." Araunah also told the king, "May the LORD your God be pleased with you!"
The LORD was pleased that Solomon had asked for this,
The entire community consented, because doing so pleased all the people.
Furthermore, it has pleased you to bless the dynasty of your servant, so that it will continue in place forever in your presence, because when you, LORD, grant a blessing, it is an eternal blessing."
Nevertheless, the LORD God of Israel chose me from my entire ancestral household to be king over Israel forever, since he had chosen Judah as Commander-in-Chief. In my ancestor Judah's household, from my father's household, and from among my father's sons it pleased him to make me king over all of Israel.
and he rebuilt Baalath and its supply centers that belonged to Solomon, along with all the cities that he utilized to garrison his chariots and cavalry forces. Solomon was pleased also to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in every territory that he controlled.
So their descendants entered and took possession of the land. Before their eyes you subdued those living in the land the Canaanites putting them under their control, along with their kings and the nations of the land, so they could do with them as they pleased.
Then let the young woman who pleases the king rule in place of Vashti." This advice pleased the king, and he did this.
The young woman pleased him and gained his favor. He quickly provided her beauty treatments and gave her portions of food to her. He also assigned her seven suitable young women from the palace and transferred her and her young women to the best place in the harem.
Haman went out that day pleased and happy, but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, and that he did not stand up and tremble in his presence, Haman was furious with Mordecai.
Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said, "Have a pole made 50 cubits high, and then in the morning speak to the king and have Mordecai hanged on it. Then go with the king to the banquet happy." This advice pleased Haman, and he had the pole made.
The Jewish people struck down all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them, and they did with their enemies as they pleased.
Be pleased, LORD, to deliver me; LORD, hurry up and help me!
In this way I will know that you are pleased with me, and that my enemies will not shout in triumph over me.
It was not with their sword that they inherited the land, nor did their own arm deliver them. But it was by your power, your strength, and by the light of your face; because you were pleased with them.
Indeed, you are pleased with truth in the inner person, and you will teach me wisdom in my innermost parts.
Then you will be pleased with right sacrifices, with burnt offerings, and with whole burnt offerings. Then they will offer bulls on your altar. To the Director: A Davidic instruction about Doeg, the Edomite, when he went to Saul and told him, "David went to the house of Abimelech."
But the LORD is pleased with those who fear him, with those who depend on his gracious love.
For the LORD is pleased with his people; he beautifies the afflicted with salvation.
When a king is pleased, there is life, and his favor is like a cloud that brings spring rain.
When you make a promise to God, don't fail to keep it, since he isn't pleased with fools. Keep what you promise
The LORD was pleased, for the sake of his vindication, that he should magnify his Law and make it glorious.
It pleased Darius to appoint 120 regional authorities over the kingdom throughout the realm,
I watched the ram charging westward, northward, and southward. No animal could stand before him, nor was there anyone who could deliver from his control. He did as he pleased and exalted himself.
At last they cried out to the LORD, "Please, LORD, do not let us perish because of this man's life, and do not hold us responsible for innocent blood, because you, LORD, have done what pleased you."
Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with endless rivers of oil? Am I to give my firstborn to pay for my rebellion, the fruit of my body in exchange for my soul?
Go up into the mountains, bring timber, and reconstruct my house. Then I will be pleased with it and I will be honored,' says the LORD.
When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? And when you sacrifice crippled or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Offer that to your governor would he be pleased with you or receive you favorably?" asks the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
"Oh, that one of you would shut the Temple doors and not light useless fires on the altar! I'm not pleased with you," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "and I'll accept no offerings from you.
"You have wearied the LORD with your words. You ask, "How have we wearied you?' By your saying, "All who do evil are good in the eyes of the LORD and he's pleased with them,' or "Where is the God of justice?'"
Then a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with him!"
"Here is my Servant whom I have chosen, whom I love, and with whom I am pleased! I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to unbelievers.
But when Herod's birthday celebration was held, the daughter of Herodias danced before the guests. She pleased Herod
He was still speaking when a bright cloud suddenly overshadowed them. A voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with him. Keep on listening to him!"
But I tell you that Elijah has already come, yet people did not recognize him and treated him just as they pleased. In the same way, the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands."
Then a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with you!"
When the daughter of Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. So the king told the girl, "Ask me for anything you want, and I'll give it to you."
But I tell you that Elijah has come, yet people treated him just as they pleased, as it is written about him."
and the Holy Spirit descended on him, appearing in the form of a dove. Then a voice came from heaven, saying, "You are my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with you!"
Stop being afraid, little flock, because your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.
This suggestion pleased the whole group. So they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a gentile convert to Judaism from Antioch.
When the people read it, they were pleased with how the letter encouraged them.
"Since I know that you have been a judge over this nation for many years, I am pleased to present my defense. You can verify for yourself that I went up to worship in Jerusalem no more than twelve days ago.
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased to save those who believe through the nonsense of our preaching.
But God wasn't pleased with most of those people, and so they were struck down in the wilderness.
is never glad with sin; she's always glad to side with truth, and pleased that truth will win.
But when God, who set me apart before I was born and who called me by his grace, was pleased
For God was pleased to have all of his divine essence inhabit him.
By faith Enoch was taken away without experiencing death. He could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he won approval as one who pleased God.
Do not neglect to do good and to be generous, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.
For he received honor and glory from God the Father when these words from the Majestic Glory were spoken about him: "This is my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with him."
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