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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaPLEASURE
plezh'-ur (chephets, ratson; eudokia, hedone: "Pleasure" is the translation of various Hebrew words, chiefly of chephets, "inclination," hence, "pleasure," "delight" (Job 21:21, "What pleasure hath he in his house?" the American Standard Revised Version "what careth he for"; Job 22:3, "Is it any pleasure to the Almighty?"; Psalm 111:2 Ecclesiastes 5:4; Ecclesiastes 12:1; in Isaiah 44:28; Isaiah 46:10; Isaiah 48:14; Isaiah 53:10, it has the sense of will or purpose, "He shall perform all my pleasure," etc.); of ratson, "delight," "acceptance," "good will" (Ezra 10:11 Nehemiah 9:37 Esther 1:8 Psalm 51:18; Psalm 103:21, etc.); nephesh, "soul," "desire" is translated "pleasure" (Deuteronomy 23:24 Psalm 105:22 Jeremiah 34:16).
Greek2237. hedone -- pleasure
... pleasure. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: hedone Phonetic Spelling:
(hay-don-ay') Short Definition: pleasure, lust, strong desire Definition ...
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2107. eudokia -- good pleasure
5369. philedonos -- loving pleasure
5484. charin -- in favor of, for the pleasure of
2106. eudokeo -- to think well of, ie to be well-pleased
4684. spatalao -- to live riotously
4909. suneudokeo -- to join in approving
4102. pistis -- faith, faithfulness
2307. thelema -- will
780. asmenos -- gladly
Strong's Hebrew2655. chaphets -- delighting in, having pleasure in
... 2654b, 2655. chaphets. 2656 . delighting in, having pleasure in. Transliteration:
chaphets Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-fates') Short Definition: delight. ...
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2656. chephets -- delight, pleasure
7470. reuth -- pleasure, will
1040. Beth Eden -- "house of pleasure," a place in Aram (Syria)
5734a. Adnah -- "pleasure," two Israelites
5734. Adnah -- "pleasure," two Israelites
7466b. reu -- good pleasure, will
2530. chamad -- to desire, take pleasure in
2654a. chaphets -- to delight in
7521. ratsah -- to be pleased with, accept favorably
Whether Pleasure Perfects Operation?
Whether Every Pleasure is Good?
Whether Anger Causes Pleasure?
Whether Expansion is an Effect of Pleasure?
Whether Wonder is a Cause of Pleasure?
Whether Pleasure is the Measure or Rule by which to Judge of Moral ...
Whether Sadness Causes Pleasure?
Whether Likeness is a Cause of Pleasure?
Whether Movement is a Cause of Pleasure?
Whether any Pleasure is the Greatest Good?
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) The gratification of the senses or of the mind; agreeable sensations or emotions; the excitement, relish, or happiness produced by the expectation or the enjoyment of something good, delightful, or satisfying; -- opposed to pain, sorrow, etc.
2. (n.) Amusement; sport; diversion; self-indulgence; frivolous or dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; -- opposed to labor, service, duty, self-denial, etc.
3. (n.) What the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose.
4. (n.) That which pleases; a favor; a gratification.
5. (v. t.) To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.
Topical Bible VersesEcclesiastes 2:1
I said in my heart, Go to now, I will prove you with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.
1 Timothy 5:6
ThesaurusPleasure (331 Occurrences)
... 5. (vt) To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify. 6. (vi) To take pleasure;
to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go pleasuring. Int. ...PLEASURE. ...
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Pleasure-making (1 Occurrence)
Pleasure-loving (1 Occurrence)
Epicureans (1 Occurrence)
Enjoyment (11 Occurrences)
Please (324 Occurrences)
Good (8348 Occurrences)
Liking (2 Occurrences)
Wanton (20 Occurrences)
Delicacy (1 Occurrence)
Bible ConcordancePleasure (331 Occurrences)
Matthew 6:5 And when you make your prayers, be not like the false-hearted men, who take pleasure in getting up and saying their prayers in the Synagogues and at the street turnings so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, They have their reward.
Matthew 6:10 Let your kingdom come. Let your pleasure be done, as in heaven, so on earth.
Matthew 7:21 Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will go into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the pleasure of my Father in heaven.
Matthew 8:2 And a leper came and gave him worship, saying, Lord, if it is your pleasure, you have power to make me clean.
Matthew 8:3 And he put his hand on him, saying, It is my pleasure; be clean. And straight away he was made clean.
Matthew 11:26 Yes, Father, because so it was good pleasure before Thee.
Matthew 12:18 "This is My servant whom I have chosen, My dearly loved One in whom My soul takes pleasure. I will put My spirit upon Him, and He will announce justice to the nations.
Matthew 12:50 For whoever does the pleasure of my Father in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Matthew 13:28 And he said, Someone has done this in hate. And the servants say to him, Is it your pleasure that we go and take them up?
Matthew 18:14 Even so it is not the pleasure of your Father in heaven for one of these little ones to come to destruction.
Matthew 20:14 Take what is yours, and go away; it is my pleasure to give to this last, even as to you.
Matthew 21:31 Which of the two did his father's pleasure? They say, The first. Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, that tax-farmers and loose women are going into the kingdom of God before you.
Matthew 24:49 And is cruel to the other servants, taking his pleasure with those who are overcome with wine;
Matthew 26:39 And he went forward a little, and falling down on his face in prayer, he said, O my Father, if it is possible, let this cup go from me; but let not my pleasure, but yours be done.
Matthew 26:42 Again, a second time he went away, and said in prayer, O my Father, if this may not go from me without my taking it, let your pleasure be done.
Matthew 27:21 But the ruler made answer and said to them, Which of the two is it your pleasure that I let go free? And they said, Barabbas.
Mark 1:40 And a leper came to him and, going down on his knees before him, made a request, saying, If it is your pleasure, you have the power to make me clean.
Mark 1:41 And being moved with pity, he put out his hand, and touching him said to him, It is my pleasure; be made clean.
Mark 3:13 And he went up into the mountain, and sent for those whom it was his pleasure to have with him: and they went to him.
Mark 3:35 Whoever does God's pleasure, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Mark 6:20 for Herod stood in awe of John, knowing him to be an upright and holy man, and he protected him. After listening to him he was in great perplexity, and yet he found a pleasure in listening.
Mark 12:37 "David himself calls Him 'Lord:' how then can He be his son?" And the mass of people found pleasure in listening to Jesus.
Mark 12:38 And in his teaching he said, Be on your watch against the scribes, whose pleasure it is to go about in long robes and be respected in the market-places,
Mark 14:36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible to you; take away this cup from me: but even so let not my pleasure, but yours be done.
Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good pleasure in men.
Luke 4:6 And the Evil One said, I will give you authority over all these, and the glory of them, for it has been given to me, and I give it to anyone at my pleasure.
Luke 4:19 To give knowledge that the year of the Lord's good pleasure is come.
Luke 5:12 And it came about that while he was in one of the towns, there was a leper there: and when he saw Jesus he went down on his face in prayer to him, saying, Lord, if it is your pleasure, you have power to make me clean.
Luke 5:13 And he put out his hand to him and said, It is my pleasure; be clean. And straight away his disease went from him.
Luke 10:21 In that hour was Jesus glad in the Spirit, and said, 'I do confess to thee, Father, Lord of the heaven and of the earth, that Thou didst hide these things from wise men and understanding, and didst reveal them to babes; yes, Father, because so it became good pleasure before Thee.
Luke 12:32 Don't be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.
Luke 22:5 This gave them great pleasure, and they agreed to pay him.
Luke 22:42 Father, if it is your pleasure, take this cup from me: but still, let your pleasure, not mine, be done.
Luke 23:25 And in answer to their request, he let that man go free who had been in prison for acting against the government and causing death, and Jesus he gave up to their pleasure.
John 3:8 The wind goes where its pleasure takes it, and the sound of it comes to your ears, but you are unable to say where it comes from and where it goes: so it is with everyone whose birth is from the Spirit.
John 4:34 Jesus said, My food is to do the pleasure of him who sent me and to make his work complete.
John 6:38 For I have left Heaven and have come down to earth not to seek my own pleasure, but to do the will of Him who sent me.
John 6:39 And this is the pleasure of him who sent me, that I am not to let out of my hands anything which he has given me, but I am to give it new life on the last day.
John 6:40 This, I say, is my Father's pleasure, that everyone who sees the Son and has faith in him may have eternal life: and I will take him up on the last day.
John 7:17 If any man is ready to do God's pleasure he will have knowledge of the teaching and of where it comes from--from God or from myself.
John 8:44 The father whose sons you are is the Devil; and you desire to do what gives him pleasure. *He* was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand firm in the truth--for there is no truth in him. Whenever he utters his lie, he utters it out of his own store; for he is a liar, and the father of lies.
John 9:31 We have knowledge that God does not give ear to sinners, but if any man is a worshipper of God and does his pleasure, to him God's ears are open.
John 16:2 They will put you out of the Synagogues: yes, the time is coming when whoever puts you to death will have the belief that he is doing God's pleasure.
Acts 13:22 And having put him on one side, he made David their king, to whom he gave witness, saying, I have taken David, the son of Jesse, a man dear to my heart, who will do all my pleasure.
Acts 15:7 And when there had been much discussion, Peter got up and said to them, My brothers, you have knowledge that some time back it was God's pleasure that by my mouth the good news might be given to the Gentiles so that they might have faith.
Acts 24:27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.
Acts 25:9 But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?
Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Romans 7:22 In my heart I take pleasure in the law of God,
Romans 8:8 So that those who are in the flesh are not able to give pleasure to God.
Romans 9:18 So then, at his pleasure he has mercy on a man, and at his pleasure he makes the heart hard.
Romans 10:1 Brethren, the pleasure indeed of my heart, and my supplication that 'is' to God for Israel, is -- for salvation;
Romans 14:18 and whoever in this way devotedly serves Christ, God takes pleasure in him, and men highly commend him.
Romans 15:1 As for us who are strong, our duty is to bear with the weaknesses of those who are not strong, and not seek our own pleasure.
Romans 15:2 Let every one of us give pleasure to his neighbour for his good, to make him strong.
Romans 15:3 For even the Christ did not seek His own pleasure. His principle was, "The reproaches which they addressed to Thee have fallen on me."
Romans 15:26 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.
Romans 15:27 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.
Romans 15:32 So that I may come to you in joy by the good pleasure of God, and have rest with you.
1 Corinthians 1:21 For seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom didn't know God, it was God's good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save those who believe.
1 Corinthians 7:15 But if the one who is not a Christian has a desire to go away, let it be so: the brother or the sister in such a position is not forced to do one thing or the other: but it is God's pleasure that we may be at peace with one another.
1 Corinthians 7:32 But it is my desire for you to be free from cares. The unmarried man gives his mind to the things of the Lord, how he may give pleasure to the Lord:
1 Corinthians 7:33 But the married man gives his attention to the things of this world, how he may give pleasure to his wife.
1 Corinthians 7:34 And the wife is not the same as the virgin. The virgin gives her mind to the things of the Lord, so that she may be holy in body and in spirit: but the married woman takes thought for the things of the world, how she may give pleasure to her husband.
1 Corinthians 10:7 Then do not go after false gods, as some of them did; as it is said in the holy Writings, After resting and feasting, the people got up to take their pleasure.
1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these are the operations of the one and the same Spirit, giving to every man separately as his pleasure is.
1 Corinthians 13:6 She finds no pleasure in injustice done to others, but joyfully sides with the truth.
1 Corinthians 14:5 Now though it is my desire for you all to have the power of tongues, it would give me more pleasure to be hearing the prophet's word from you; for this is a greater thing than using tongues, if the sense is not given at the same time, for the good of the church.
1 Corinthians 16:7 For it is not my desire to see you now, on my way; because it is my hope to be with you for some time, if that is the Lord's pleasure.
1 Corinthians 16:12 But as for Apollos, the brother, I had a great desire for him to come to you with the brothers, but it was not his pleasure to come now; but he will come when he has a chance.
2 Corinthians 1:15 In this confidence, I was determined to come first to you, that you might have a second benefit;
2 Corinthians 9:7 Let every man do after the purpose of his heart; not giving with grief, or by force: for God takes pleasure in a ready giver.
2 Corinthians 11:19 Wise as you yourselves are, you find pleasure in tolerating fools.
2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong.
Galatians 1:10 Am I now using arguments to men, or God? or is it my desire to give men pleasure? if I was still pleasing men, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Galatians 1:15 But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me through his grace,
Ephesians 1:5 having predestined us for adoption as children through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his desire,
Ephesians 1:9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him
Ephesians 2:2 In which you were living in the past, after the ways of this present world, doing the pleasure of the lord of the power of the air, the spirit who is now working in those who go against the purpose of God;
Ephesians 5:17 For this reason, then, do not be foolish, but be conscious of the Lord's pleasure.
Ephesians 6:6 Not only under your master's eye, as pleasers of men; but as servants of Christ, doing the pleasure of God from the heart;
Philippians 2:13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure.
Colossians 1:19 For it was the good pleasure 'of the Father' that in him should all the fulness dwell;
2 Thessalonians 1:11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:
2 Thessalonians 2:12 that they all might be judged who didn't believe the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
1 Timothy 5:6 But she who gives herself to pleasure is dead while she lives.
2 Timothy 3:4 traitors, headstrong, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not take the true teaching; but, moved by their desires, they will get for themselves a great number of teachers for the pleasure of hearing them;
Hebrews 2:4 And God was a witness with them, by signs and wonders, and by more than natural powers, and by his distribution of the Holy Spirit at his pleasure.
Hebrews 10:6 You had no pleasure in whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin.
Hebrews 10:7 Then I said, See, I have come to do your pleasure, O God (as it is said of me in the roll of the book).
Hebrews 10:8 Previously saying, "Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you didn't desire, neither had pleasure in them" (those which are offered according to the law),
Hebrews 10:9 Then he said, See, I have come to do your pleasure. He took away the old order, so that he might put the new order in its place.
Hebrews 10:10 By that pleasure we have been made holy, by the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for ever.
Hebrews 10:38 But the righteous will live by faith. If he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him."
Hebrews 11:25 choosing rather to share ill treatment with God's people, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a time;
Hebrews 12:10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
James 3:4 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.
James 4:3 You ask, and don't receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it for your pleasures.
James 4:15 But the right thing to say would be, If it is the Lord's pleasure and if we are still living, we will do this and that.
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