128 verses

Gen 33:10

(NIV)
‘No, please!’ said Jacob. ‘If I have found favour in your eyes, accept this gift from me. For to see your face is like seeing the face of God, now that you have received me favourably.
(ESV)
Jacob said, “No, please, if I have found favor in your sight, then accept my present from my hand. For I have seen your face, which is like seeing the face of God, and you have accepted me.

Gen 49:6

(NIV)
Let me not enter their council,
let me not join their assembly,
for they have killed men in their anger
and hamstrung oxen as they pleased.
(ESV)
Let my soul come not into their council;
O my glory be not joined to their company.
For in their anger they killed men,
and in their willfulness they hamstrung oxen.

Exod 28:38

(NIV)
It will be on Aaron’s forehead, and he will bear the guilt involved in the sacred gifts the Israelites consecrate, whatever their gifts may be. It will be on Aaron’s forehead continually so that they will be acceptable to the Lord.

(ESV)
It shall be on Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron shall bear any guilt from the holy things that the people of Israel consecrate as their holy gifts. It shall regularly be on his forehead, that they may be accepted before the  Lord.

Lev 1:3

(NIV)
‘“If the offering is a burnt offering from the herd, you are to offer a male without defect. You must present it at the entrance to the tent of meeting so that it will be acceptable to the  Lord.
(ESV)
“If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he shall offer a male without blemish. He shall bring it to the entrance of the tent of meeting, that he may be accepted before the  Lord.

Lev 1:4

(NIV)
You are to lay your hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on your behalf to make atonement for you.
(ESV)
He shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

Lev 7:18

(NIV)
If any meat of the fellowship offering is eaten on the third day, the one who offered it will not be accepted. It will not be reckoned to their credit, for it has become impure; the person who eats any of it will be held responsible.

(ESV)
If any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offering is eaten on the third day, he who offers it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be credited to him. It is tainted, and he who eats of it shall bear his iniquity.

Lev 19:5

(NIV)
‘“When you sacrifice a fellowship offering to the  Lord, sacrifice it in such a way that it will be accepted on your behalf.
(ESV)
“When you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to the  Lord, you shall offer it so that you may be accepted.

Lev 19:7

(NIV)
If any of it is eaten on the third day, it is impure and will not be accepted.
(ESV)
If it is eaten at all on the third day, it is tainted; it will not be accepted,

Lev 22:19

(NIV)
you must present a male without defect from the cattle, sheep or goats in order that it may be accepted on your behalf.
(ESV)
if it is to be accepted for you it shall be a male without blemish, of the bulls or the sheep or the goats.

Lev 22:20

(NIV)
Do not bring anything with a defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf.
(ESV)
You shall not offer anything that has a blemish, for it will not be acceptable for you.

Lev 22:21

(NIV)
When anyone brings from the herd or flock a fellowship offering to the  Lord to fulfil a special vow or as a freewill offering, it must be without defect or blemish to be acceptable.
(ESV)
And when anyone offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the  Lord to fulfill a vow or as a freewill offering from the herd or from the flock, to be accepted it must be perfect; there shall be no blemish in it.

Lev 22:23

(NIV)
You may, however, present as a freewill offering an ox or a sheep that is deformed or stunted, but it will not be accepted in fulfilment of a vow.
(ESV)
You may present a bull or a lamb that has a part too long or too short for a freewill offering, but for a vow offering it cannot be accepted.

Lev 22:25

(NIV)
and you must not accept such animals from the hand of a foreigner and offer them as the food of your God. They will not be accepted on your behalf, because they are deformed and have defects.”’

(ESV)
neither shall you offer as the bread of your God any such animals gotten from a foreigner. Since there is a blemish in them, because of their mutilation, they will not be accepted for you.”

Lev 22:27

(NIV)
‘When a calf, a lamb or a goat is born, it is to remain with its mother for seven days. From the eighth day on, it will be acceptable as a food offering presented to the  Lord.
(ESV)
“When an ox or sheep or goat is born, it shall remain seven days with its mother, and from the eighth day on it shall be acceptable as a food offering to the  Lord.

Lev 22:29

(NIV)
‘When you sacrifice a thank-offering to the  Lord, sacrifice it in such a way that it will be accepted on your behalf.
(ESV)
And when you sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the  Lord, you shall sacrifice it so that you may be accepted.

Lev 23:11

(NIV)
He is to wave the sheaf before the  Lord so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath.
(ESV)
and he shall wave the sheaf before the  Lord, so that you may be accepted. On the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.

Lev 26:34

(NIV)
Then the land will enjoy its sabbath years all the time that it lies desolate and you are in the country of your enemies; then the land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths.
(ESV)
“Then the land shall enjoy its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate, while you are in your enemiesland; then the land shall rest, and enjoy its Sabbaths.

Lev 26:41

(NIV)
which made me hostile towards them so that I sent them into the land of their enemies – then when their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they pay for their sin,
(ESV)
so that I walked contrary to them and brought them into the land of their enemiesif then their uncircumcised heart is humbled and they make amends for their iniquity,

Lev 26:43

(NIV)
For the land will be deserted by them and will enjoy its sabbaths while it lies desolate without them. They will pay for their sins because they rejected my laws and abhorred my decrees.
(ESV)
But the land shall be abandoned by them and enjoy its Sabbaths while it lies desolate without them, and they shall make amends for their iniquity, because they spurned my rules and their soul abhorred my statutes.

Deut 33:11

(NIV)
Bless all his skills,  Lord,
and be pleased with the work of his hands.
Strike down those who rise against him,
his foes till they rise no more.’
(ESV)
Bless, O  Lord, his substance,
and accept the work of his hands;
crush the loins of his adversaries,
of those who hate him, that they rise not again.”

Deut 33:16

(NIV)
with the best gifts of the earth and its fulness
and the favour of him who dwelt in the burning bush.
Let all these rest on the head of Joseph,
on the brow of the prince among his brothers.
(ESV)
with the best gifts of the earth and its fullness
and the favor of him who dwells in the bush.
May these rest on the head of Joseph,
on the pate of him who is prince among his brothers.

Deut 33:23

(NIV)
About Naphtali he said:

‘Naphtali is abounding with the favour of the  Lord
and is full of his blessing;
he will inherit southward to the lake.’
(ESV)
And of Naphtali he said,

“O Naphtali, sated with favor,
and full of the blessing of the  Lord,
possess the lake and the south.”

Deut 33:24

(NIV)
About Asher he said:

‘Most blessed of sons is Asher;
let him be favoured by his brothers,
and let him bathe his feet in oil.
(ESV)
And of Asher he said,

“Most blessed of sons be Asher;
let him be the favorite of his brothers,
and let him dip his foot in oil.

1Sam 29:4

(NIV)
But the Philistine commanders were angry with Achish and said, ‘Send the man back, that he may return to the place you assigned him. He must not go with us into battle, or he will turn against us during the fighting. How better could he regain his master’s favour than by taking the heads of our own men?
(ESV)
But the commanders of the Philistines were angry with him. And the commanders of the Philistines said to him, “Send the man back, that he may return to the place to which you have assigned him. He shall not go down with us to battle, lest in the battle he become an adversary to us. For how could this fellow reconcile himself to his lord? Would it not be with the heads of the men here?

2Sam 24:23

(NIV)
Your Majesty, Araunah gives all this to the king.’ Araunah also said to him, ‘May the  Lord your God accept you.’

(ESV)
All this, O king, Araunah gives to the king.” And Araunah said to the king, “May the  Lord your God accept you.”

1Chr 28:4

(NIV)
‘Yet the  Lord, the God of Israel, chose me from my whole family to be king over Israel for ever. He chose Judah as leader, and from the tribe of Judah he chose my family, and from my father’s sons he was pleased to make me king over all Israel.
(ESV)
Yet the  Lord God of Israel chose me from all my father’s house to be king over Israel forever. For he chose Judah as leader, and in the house of Judah my father’s house, and among my father’s sons he took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel.

1Chr 29:3

(NIV)
Besides, in my devotion to the temple of my God I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the temple of my God, over and above everything I have provided for this holy temple:
(ESV)
Moreover, in addition to all that I have provided for the holy house, I have a treasure of my own of gold and silver, and because of my devotion to the house of my God I give it to the house of my God:

1Chr 29:17

(NIV)
I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.
(ESV)
I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you.

2Chr 10:7

(NIV)
They replied, ‘If you will be kind to these people and please them and give them a favourable answer, they will always be your servants.’

(ESV)
And they said to him, “If you will be good to this people and please them and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.”

2Chr 15:15

(NIV)
All Judah rejoiced about the oath because they had sworn it wholeheartedly. They sought God eagerly, and he was found by them. So the  Lord gave them rest on every side.

(ESV)
And all Judah rejoiced over the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart and had sought him with their whole desire, and he was found by them, and the  Lord gave them rest all around.

2Chr 36:21

(NIV)
The land enjoyed its sabbath rests; all the time of its desolation it rested, until the seventy years were completed in fulfilment of the word of the  Lord spoken by Jeremiah.

(ESV)
to fulfill the word of the  Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its Sabbaths. All the days that it lay desolate it kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.

Ezra 10:11

(NIV)
Now honour the  Lord, the God of your ancestors, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples around you and from your foreign wives.’

(ESV)
Now then make confession to the  Lord, the God of your fathers and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives.”

Neh 9:24

(NIV)
Their children went in and took possession of the land. You subdued before them the Canaanites, who lived in the land; you gave the Canaanites into their hands, along with their kings and the peoples of the land, to deal with them as they pleased.
(ESV)
So the descendants went in and possessed the land and you subdued before them the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, and gave them into their hand, with their kings and the peoples of the land, that they might do with them as they would.

Neh 9:37

(NIV)
Because of our sins, its abundant harvest goes to the kings you have placed over us. They rule over our bodies and our cattle as they please. We are in great distress.

(ESV)
And its rich yield goes to the kings whom you have set over us because of our sins. They rule over our bodies and over our livestock as they please, and we are in great distress.

Esth 1:8

(NIV)
By the king’s command each guest was allowed to drink without restriction, for the king instructed all the wine stewards to serve each man what he wished.

(ESV)
And drinking was according to this edict: “There is no compulsion.” For the king had given orders to all the staff of his palace to do as each man desired.

Esth 9:5

(NIV)
The Jews struck down all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them, and they did what they pleased to those who hated them.
(ESV)
The Jews struck all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them, and did as they pleased to those who hated them.

Esth 10:3

(NIV)
Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Xerxes, pre-eminent among the Jews, and held in high esteem by his many fellow Jews, because he worked for the good of his people and spoke up for the welfare of all the Jews.

(ESV)
For Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Ahasuerus, and he was great among the Jews and popular with the multitude of his brothers, for he sought the welfare of his people and spoke peace to all his people.

Job 14:6

(NIV)
So look away from him and let him alone,
till he has put in his time like a hired labourer.
(ESV)
look away from him and leave him alone
that he may enjoy, like a hired hand, his day.

Job 20:10

(NIV)
His children must make amends to the poor;
his own hands must give back his wealth.
(ESV)
His children will seek the favor of the poor,
and his hands will give back his wealth.

Job 33:26

(NIV)
then that person can pray to God and find favour with him,
they will see God’s face and shout for joy;
he will restore them to full well-being.
(ESV)
then man prays to God, and he accepts him;
he sees his face with a shout of joy,
and he restores to man his righteousness.

Job 34:9

(NIV)
For he says, “There is no profit
in trying to please God.”
(ESV)
For he has said, ‘It profits a man nothing
that he should take delight in God.’

Ps 5:12

(NIV)
Surely,  Lord, you bless the righteous;
you surround them with your favour as with a shield.
(ESV)
For you bless the righteous, O  Lord;
you cover him with favor as with a shield.

Ps 19:14

(NIV)
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
 Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
(ESV)
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O  Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Ps 30:5

(NIV)
For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favour lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.
(ESV)
For his anger is but for a moment,
and his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.

Ps 30:7

(NIV)
 Lord, when you favoured me,
you made my royal mountain stand firm;
but when you hid your face,
I was dismayed.
(ESV)
By your favor, O  Lord,
you made my mountain stand strong;
you hid your face;
I was dismayed.

Ps 40:8

(NIV)
I desire to do your will, my God;
your law is within my heart.’
(ESV)
I delight to do your will, O my God;
your law is within my heart.”

Ps 40:13

(NIV)
Be pleased to save me,  Lord;
come quickly,  Lord, to help me.
(ESV)
Be pleased, O  Lord, to deliver me!
O  Lord, make haste to help me!

Ps 44:3

(NIV)
It was not by their sword that they won the land,
nor did their arm bring them victory;
it was your right hand, your arm,
and the light of your face, for you loved them.
(ESV)
for not by their own sword did they win the land,
nor did their own arm save them,
but your right hand and your arm,
and the light of your face,
for you delighted in them.

Ps 49:13

(NIV)
This is the fate of those who trust in themselves,
and of their followers, who approve their sayings.
(ESV)
This is the path of those who have foolish confidence;
yet after them people approve of their boasts.  Selah

Ps 50:18

(NIV)
When you see a thief, you join with him;
you throw in your lot with adulterers.
(ESV)
If you see a thief you are pleased with him,
and you keep company with adulterers.

Ps 51:16

(NIV)
You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
(ESV)
For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;
you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.

Ps 51:18

(NIV)
May it please you to prosper Zion,
to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
(ESV)
Do good to Zion in your good pleasure;
build up the walls of Jerusalem;

Ps 62:4

(NIV)
Surely they intend to topple me
from my lofty place;
they take delight in lies.
With their mouths they bless,
but in their hearts they curse.
(ESV)
They only plan to thrust him down from his high position.
They take pleasure in falsehood.
They bless with their mouths,
but inwardly they curse.  Selah

Ps 69:13

(NIV)
But I pray to you,  Lord,
in the time of your favour;
in your great love, O God,
answer me with your sure salvation.
(ESV)
But as for me, my prayer is to you, O  Lord.
At an acceptable time, O God,
in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.

Ps 77:7

(NIV)
‘Will the Lord reject for ever?
Will he never show his favour again?
(ESV)
“Will the Lord spurn forever,
and never again be favorable?

(NIV)

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.

Ps 85:1

(NIV)
You,  Lord, showed favour to your land;
you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
(ESV)
 Lord, you were favorable to your land;
you restored the fortunes of Jacob.

Ps 89:17

(NIV)
For you are their glory and strength,
and by your favour you exalt our horn.
(ESV)
For you are the glory of their strength;
by your favor our horn is exalted.

Ps 102:14

(NIV)
For her stones are dear to your servants;
her very dust moves them to pity.
(ESV)
For your servants hold her stones dear
and have pity on her dust.

Ps 103:21

(NIV)
Praise the  Lord, all his heavenly hosts,
you his servants who do his will.
(ESV)
Bless the  Lord, all his hosts,
his ministers, who do his will!

Ps 106:4

(NIV)
Remember me,  Lord, when you show favour to your people,
come to my aid when you save them,
(ESV)
Remember me, O  Lord, when you show favor to your people;
help me when you save them,
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