'Pleasure' in the Bible
And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a pleasure for the eyes, and the tree was to be desired to give intelligence; and she took of its fruit, and ate, and gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.
And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am become old, shall I have pleasure, and my lord old?
And Jacob said, No, I pray thee; if now I have found favour in thine eyes, then receive my gift from my hand; for therefore have I seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou hast received me with pleasure.
Only, Jehovah took pleasure in thy fathers, to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you, out of all the peoples, as it is this day.
And Jehovah the God of Israel chose me out of all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever; for he has chosen Judah to be the prince; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of my father he took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel;
And I know, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart have I willingly offered all these things; and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, offer willingly to thee.
And now, if it seem good to the king, let search be made in the king's treasure-house, which is there at Babylon, whether it be so, that orders were given by king Cyrus to build this house of God at Jerusalem; and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.
And now make confession to Jehovah the God of your fathers, and do his pleasure, and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land, and from the foreign wives.
And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings whom thou hast set over us because of our sins: and they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure; and we are in great distress.
And the drinking was, according to commandment, without constraint; for so the king had appointed to all the magnates of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure.
But I will speak to the Almighty, and will find pleasure in reasoning with God;
For what pleasure should he have in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off?
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if thou art righteous? And is it gain to him that thou makest thy ways perfect?
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness; evil shall not sojourn with thee.
To do thy good pleasure, my God, is my delight, and thy law is within my heart.
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be turned backward and confounded that take pleasure in mine adversity;
When thou sawest a thief, thou didst take pleasure in him, and thy portion was with adulterers;
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion; build the walls of Jerusalem.
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion that seek after my soul; let them be turned backward and confounded that take pleasure in mine adversity;
For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour her dust.
To bind his princes at his pleasure, and teach his elders wisdom.
He delighteth not in the strength of the horse, he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man;
Jehovah taketh pleasure in those that fear him, in those that hope in his loving-kindness.
For Jehovah taketh pleasure in his people; he beautifieth the meek with salvation.
How long, simple ones, will ye love simpleness, and scorners take pleasure in their scorning, and the foolish hate knowledge?
He that separateth himself seeketh his pleasure, he is vehement against all sound wisdom.
I said in my heart, Come now, I will try thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure. But behold, this also is vanity.
When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.
And remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, of which thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith Jehovah. I am sated with burnt-offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and in the blood of bullocks, and of lambs, and of he-goats I take no pleasure.
My heart panteth, horror affrighteth me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into trembling unto me.
that saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and he shall perform all my pleasure; even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure;
All ye, gather yourselves together, and hear: which among them hath declared these things? He whom Jehovah hath loved shall execute his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.
Yet it pleased Jehovah to bruise him; he hath subjected him to suffering. When thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see a seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Jehovah shall prosper in his hand.
If thou turn back thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day, and call the sabbath a delight, the holy day of Jehovah, honourable; and thou honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking idle words;
but ye have turned and profaned my name, and caused every man his bondman, and every man his bondmaid, whom ye had set at liberty at their pleasure, to return, and ye have brought them into subjection, to be unto you for bondmen and for bondmaids.
It is wholly lamentation upon all the housetops of Moab, and in the public places thereof; for I have broken Moab, like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith Jehovah.
therefore, behold, I will gather all thy lovers with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all that thou hast loved, with all that thou hast hated, I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness.
Have I any pleasure at all in the death of the wicked? saith the Lord Jehovah; is it not in his turning from his way, that he may live?
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord Jehovah; therefore turn ye and live.
Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord Jehovah, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Israel is swallowed up: now are they become among the nations as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.
At my pleasure will I chastise them; and the peoples shall be assembled against them, when they are bound for their two iniquities.
Will Jehovah take pleasure in thousands of rams, in ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
Go up to the mountain and bring wood, and build the house, and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith Jehovah.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good pleasure in men.
Fear not, little flock, for it has been the good pleasure of your Father to give you the kingdom.
Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, in straits, for Christ: for when I am weak, then I am powerful.
having marked us out beforehand for adoption through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself
for it is God who works in you both the willing and the working according to his good pleasure.
To which end we also pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of the calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness and the work of faith with power,
that all might be judged who have not believed the truth, but have found pleasure in unrighteousness.
traitors, headlong, of vain pretensions, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
Thou tookest no pleasure in burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin.
Above, saying Sacrifices and offerings and burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin thou willedst not, neither tookest pleasure in (which are offered according to the law);
But the just shall live by faith; and, if he draw back, my soul does not take pleasure in him.
choosing rather to suffer affliction along with the people of God than to have the temporary pleasure of sin;
Behold also the ships, which are so great, and driven by violent winds, are turned about by a very small rudder, wherever the pleasure of the helmsman will.
receiving the reward of unrighteousness; accounting ephemeral indulgence pleasure; spots and blemishes, rioting in their own deceits, feasting with you;
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