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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Pleasure

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A — 1: ἡδονή

(Strong's #2237 — Noun Feminine — hedone — hay-don-ay' )

"pleasure," is used of the gratification of the natural desire or sinful desires (akin to hedomai, "to be glad," and hedeos, "gladly"), Luke 8:14; Titus 3:3; James 4:1,3 , RV, "pleasures" (AV, "lusts"); in the singular, 2 Peter 2:13 . See LUST.

A — 2: εὐδοκία

(Strong's #2107 — Noun Feminine — eudokia — yoo-dok-ee'-ah )

"good pleasure" (akin to eudokeo, PLEASE, No. 3), Ephesians 1:5,9; Philippians 2:13; 2 Thessalonians 1:11 . See DESIRE , A, No. 2.

A — 3: ἀπόλαυσις

(Strong's #619 — Noun Feminine — apolausis — ap-ol'-ow-sis )

"enjoyment," is used with echo, "to have," and rendered "enjoy the pleasures" (lit., "pleasure") in Hebrews 11:25 . See ENJOY.

Notes: (1) In Revelation 4:11 , AV, thelema, "a will," is translated "(for Thy) pleasure," RV, "(because of Thy) will." (2) For charis, translated "pleasure" in the AV of Acts 24:27; 25:9 , see FAVOR , A.

B — 1: φιλήδονος

(Strong's #5369 — Adjective — philedonos — fil-ay'-don-os )

"loving pleasure" (philos, "loving," and A, No. 1), occurs in 2 Timothy 3:4 , RV, "lovers of pleasure" (AV, "... pleasures"). See LOVER.

Note: In 1 Timothy 5:6 the RV renders spatalao "giveth herself to pleasure."

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Pleasure'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/p/pleasure.html. 1940.

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