'Pleasure' in the Bible
Then Samuel said:Does the Lord take pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrificesas much as in obeying the Lord?Look: to obey is better than sacrifice,to pay attention is better than the fat of rams.
“He relies on the Lord;let Him rescue him;let the Lord deliver him,since He takes pleasure in him.”
A man’s steps are established by the Lord,and He takes pleasure in his way.
In Your good pleasure, cause Zion to prosper;build the walls of Jerusalem.
They only plan to bring him downfrom his high position.They take pleasure in lying;they bless with their mouths,but they curse inwardly.Selah
Rebuke the beast in the reeds,the herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples.Trample underfoot those with bars of silver.Scatter the peoples who take pleasure in war.
Help me stay on the path of Your commands,for I take pleasure in it.
For Yahweh takes pleasure in His people;He adorns the humble with salvation.
Let your fountain be blessed,and take pleasure in the wife of your youth.
As shameful conduct is pleasure for a fool,so wisdom is for a man of understanding.
The one who loves pleasure will become a poor man;whoever loves wine and oil will not get rich.
I said to myself, “Go ahead, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy what is good.” But it turned out to be futile.
I said about laughter, “It is madness,” and about pleasure, “What does this accomplish?”
All that my eyes desired, I did not deny them. I did not refuse myself any pleasure, for I took pleasure in all my struggles. This was my reward for all my struggles.
The heart of the wise is in a house of mourning,but the heart of fools is in a house of pleasure.
Go, eat your bread with pleasure, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart, for God has already accepted your works.
who says to Cyrus, “My shepherd,he will fulfill all My pleasure”and says to Jerusalem, “She will be rebuilt,”and of the temple, “Its foundation will be laid.”
“If you keep from desecrating the Sabbath,from doing whatever you want on My holy day;if you call the Sabbath a delight,and the holy day of the Lord honorable;if you honor it, not going your own ways,seeking your own pleasure, or talking too much;
Who can I speak to and give such a warningthat they will listen?Look, their ear is uncircumcised,so they cannot pay attention.See, the word of the Lord has become contemptible to them—they find no pleasure in it.
Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked?” This is the declaration of the Lord God. “Instead, don’t I take pleasure when he turns from his ways and lives?
For I take no pleasure in anyone’s death.” This is the declaration of the Lord God. “So repent and live!
Tell them: As I live”—the declaration of the Lord God—“I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked person should turn from his way and live. Repent, repent of your evil ways! Why will you die, house of Israel?
Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure.
In that same hour He rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and the learned and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure.
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure that He planned in Him
traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
But My righteous onewill live by faith;and if he draws back,I have no pleasure in him.
and chose to suffer with the people of God rather than to enjoy the short-lived pleasure of sin.
You ask and don’t receive because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your evil desires.
suffering harm as the payment for unrighteousness. They consider it a pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, delighting in their deceptions as they feast with you.
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