'Pleasure' in the Bible
Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
And Jacob said, No, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present from my hand, that for this I have seen thy face as though I had seen the face of God; and do me the pleasure.
When thou comest into thy neighbour's vineyard, then thou may eat grapes, thy fill at thine own pleasure; but thou shalt not put any in thy vessel.
Bless, O LORD, his ministry, and take pleasure in the work of his hands; smite through the loins of those that rise up against him and of those that hate him that they may never rise again.
I know also, my God, that thou dost try the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things; and now have I seen with joy that thy people, who are present here, have given willingly unto thee.
They spend their days in pleasure and in a moment go down to Sheol.
And another dies in the bitterness of his soul, never having eaten with pleasure.
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty that thou art justified? Or is it gain to him that thou makest thy ways perfect?
Let them shout for joy and be glad that favour my righteous cause; let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, who has pleasure in the peace of his slave.
Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion; build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
But I corrected my prayer unto thee, O LORD, in the time of thy good pleasure; O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy saving health.
Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts, ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
To bind his princes at his pleasure and teach his elders wisdom.
Gimel The works of the LORD are great, Daleth sought out by all those that have pleasure therein.
He does not delight in the strength of the horse; nor does he take pleasure in the legs of a man.
The LORD takes pleasure in those that fear him, in those that wait upon his mercy.
For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he will beautify the humble with saving health.
He that loves pleasure shall be a poor man; he that loves wine and oil shall not be rich.
And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them; I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour, and this was my portion of all my labour.
When thou dost vow a vow unto God, do not defer to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools; pay that which thou hast vowed.
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.
The banquet is made for pleasure, and wine makes merry; but money answers all things.
Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth while the evil days do not come nor the years draw near when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
My heart panted; the horror frightened me; the night of my pleasure he has turned into fear unto me.
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:
Why have we fasted, they say, and thou dost not see? why have we afflicted our soul, and thou dost take no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find your own pleasure and exact your own estates.
Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? Is he a vessel in which there is no pleasure? Why are they cast out, he and his generation, and are cast into a land which they know not?
but ye turned and polluted my name and caused each man his slave and each man his handmaid, whom ye had set at liberty at their pleasure, to return and brought them into subjection, to be unto you for slaves and for handmaids.
There shall be lamentation generally upon all the housetops of Moab and in the streets thereof; for I have broken Moab like a vessel in which there is no pleasure, said the LORD.
therefore, behold that I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure and all those that thou hast loved, with all those that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee and will uncover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness.
Israel shall be swallowed up; soon they shall be among the Gentiles as a vessel in which there is no pleasure.
They shall not pour out wine unto the LORD, neither shall he take pleasure in their sacrifices; as the bread of mourners shall they be unto them; all that eat thereof shall be polluted; for their bread shall not enter into the house of the LORD because of their soul.
Who is there even among you that would shut the doors or tend the fire on my altar for free? I have no pleasure in you, said the LORD of the hosts, neither will the offering from your hand be agreeable unto me.
Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
having marked out beforehand the way for us to be adopted as sons by Jesus Christ in himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself,
For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
but she that lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.
in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou dost not desire, neither hadst pleasure therein, which are offered by the law;
Now the just shall live by faith, but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth and been wanton; ye have refreshed your hearts, as in the day of slaughter of sacrifices.
receiving the reward of their unrighteousness, as those that count it pleasure to live luxuriously every day. These are spots and blemishes, who eat together with you, while at the same time they revel in their deceit,
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