'Pleasure' in the Bible
So Sarah laughed to herself, thinking, "After I am worn out will I have pleasure, especially when my husband is old too?"
O my soul, do not come into their council, do not be united to their assembly, my heart, for in their anger they have killed men, and for pleasure they have hamstrung oxen.
with the harvest of the earth and its fullness and the pleasure of him who resided in the burning bush. May blessing rest on Joseph's head, and on the top of the head of the one set apart from his brothers.
Then Samuel said, "Does the Lord take pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as he does in obedience? Certainly, obedience is better than sacrifice; paying attention is better than the fat of rams.
However, if he should say, 'I do not take pleasure in you,' then he will deal with me in a way that he considers appropriate."
Please, O Lord, listen attentively to the prayer of your servant and to the prayer of your servants who take pleasure in showing respect to your name. Grant your servant success today and show compassion to me in the presence of this man." Now I was cupbearer for the king.
Instead he finds pleasure in obeying the Lord's commands; he meditates on his commands day and night.
May the splendor of the Lord endure! May the Lord find pleasure in the living things he has made!
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding but only in disclosing what is on his mind.
The one who loves pleasure will be a poor person; whoever loves wine and anointing oil will not be rich.
I thought to myself, "Come now, I will try self-indulgent pleasure to see if it is worthwhile." But I found that it also is futile.
I said of partying, "It is folly," and of self-indulgent pleasure, "It accomplishes nothing!"
I did not restrain myself from getting whatever I wanted; I did not deny myself anything that would bring me pleasure. So all my accomplishments gave me joy; this was my reward for all my effort.
A man who is all alone with no companion, he has no children nor siblings; yet there is no end to all his toil, and he is never satisfied with riches. He laments, "For whom am I toiling and depriving myself of pleasure?" This also is futile and a burdensome task!
When you make a vow to God, do not delay in paying it. For God takes no pleasure in fools: Pay what you vow!
So remember your Creator in the days of your youth -- before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you will say, "I have no pleasure in them";
"Here is my servant whom I support, my chosen one in whom I take pleasure. I have placed my spirit on him; he will make just decrees for the nations.
I take no delight when they offer up to me frankincense that comes from Sheba or sweet-smelling cane imported from a faraway land. I cannot accept the burnt offerings they bring me. I get no pleasure from the sacrifices they offer to me.'
Say to them, 'As surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but prefer that the wicked change his behavior and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil deeds! Why should you die, O house of Israel?'
"I absolutely despise your festivals! I get no pleasure from your religious assemblies!
He did this by predestining us to adoption as his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of his will --
He did this when he revealed to us the secret of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ,
for the one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort -- for the sake of his good pleasure -- is God.
But the one who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
treacherous, reckless, conceited, loving pleasure rather than loving God.
But my righteous one will live by faith, and if he shrinks back, I take no pleasure in him.
choosing rather to be ill-treated with the people of God than to enjoy sin's fleeting pleasure.
suffering harm as the wages for their harmful ways. By considering it a pleasure to carouse in broad daylight, they are stains and blemishes, indulging in their deceitful pleasures when they feast together with you.
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