Judg 18:6

(NIV)
The priest answered them, ‘Go in peace. Your journey has the  Lord’s approval.’

(ESV)
And the priest said to them, “Go in peace. The journey on which you go is under the eye of the  Lord.”

Esth 2:17

(NIV)
Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favour and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.
(ESV)
the king loved Esther more than all the women, and she won grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins, so that he set the royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.

Ps 101:3

(NIV)
I will not look with approval
on anything that is vile.
I hate what faithless people do;
I will have no part in it.
(ESV)
I will not set before my eyes
anything that is worthless.
I hate the work of those who fall away;
it shall not cling to me.

Jer 44:19

(NIV)
The women added, ‘When we burned incense to the Queen of Heaven and poured out drink offerings to her, did not our husbands know that we were making cakes impressed with her image and pouring out drink offerings to her?’

(ESV)
And the women said, “When we made offerings to the queen of heaven and poured out drink offerings to her, was it without our husbands’ approval that we made cakes for her bearing her image and poured out drink offerings to her?”

Hos 8:4

(NIV)
They set up kings without my consent;
they choose princes without my approval.
With their silver and gold
they make idols for themselves
to their own destruction.
(ESV)
They made kings, but not through me.
They set up princes, but I knew it not.
With their silver and gold they made idols
for their own destruction.

John 6:27

(NIV)
Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.’

(ESV)
Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”

Acts 12:3

(NIV)
When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread.
(ESV)
and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. This was during the days of Unleavened Bread.

Acts 22:20

(NIV)
And when the blood of your martyr Stephen was shed, I stood there giving my approval and guarding the clothes of those who were killing him.”

(ESV)
And when the blood of Stephen your witness was being shed I myself was standing by and approving and watching over the garments of those who killed him.’

Rom 1:32

(NIV)
Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practise them.

(ESV)
Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

Rom 13:3

(NIV)
For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended.
(ESV)
For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval,

Rom 14:18

(NIV)
because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.

(ESV)
Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.

1Cor 11:19

(NIV)
No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God’s approval.
(ESV)
for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.

2Cor 9:13

(NIV)
Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.
(ESV)
By their approval of this service they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others,

Gal 1:10

(NIV)
Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

(ESV)
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

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