'Why have we fasted,' [say they], 'and you don't see? [why] have we afflicted our soul, and you take no knowledge?' "Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and exact all your labors.
"If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, [and] the holy of the LORD honorable; and shall honor it, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking [your own] words:
Where do wars and fightings among you come from? Don't they come from your pleasures that war in your members?
You ask, and don't receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it for your pleasures.
You have lived delicately on the earth, and taken your pleasure. You have nourished your hearts as in a day of slaughter.
but you turned and profaned my name, and caused every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom you had let go free at their pleasure, to return; and you brought them into subjection, to be to you for servants and for handmaids.
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that you are righteous? Or does it benefit him, that you make your ways perfect?
If they listen and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
That which fell among the thorns, these are those who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity.
Don't be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.
"Oh that there were one among you who would shut the doors, that you might not kindle fire on my altar in vain! I have no pleasure in you," says the LORD of Armies, "neither will I accept an offering at your hand.
It yields much increase to the kings whom you have set over us because of our sins: also they have power over our bodies, and over our livestock, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress.
For it is God who works in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure.
It is a fool's pleasure to do wickedness, but wisdom is a man of understanding's pleasure.
He who loves pleasure shall be a poor man. He who loves wine and oil shall not be rich.
For you are not a God who has pleasure in wickedness. Evil can't live with you.
You will show me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. In your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. A Prayer by David.
Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause. Yes, let them say continually, "the LORD be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of his servant!"
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the abundance of your house. You will make them drink of the river of your pleasures.
the LORD, don't rebuke me in your wrath, neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.
For you don't delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it. You have no pleasure in burnt offering.
Do well in your good pleasure to Zion. Build the walls of Jerusalem.
For your servants take pleasure in her stones, and have pity on her dust.
Praise the LORD, all you armies of his, you servants of his, who do his pleasure.
to discipline his princes at his pleasure, and to teach his elders wisdom.
He doesn't delight in the strength of the horse. He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his loving kindness.
For the LORD takes pleasure in his people. He crowns the humble with salvation.
For it has been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are at Jerusalem.
Yes, it has been their good pleasure, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, they owe it to them also to serve them in fleshly things.
For we were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.