Pleasure - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Noun,G2237, hedone ]
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, James 4:3, RV, "pleasures" (AV, "lusts"); in the singular, 2 Peter 2:13. See LUST.

[ A-2,Noun,G2107, eudokia ]
"good pleasure" (akin to eudokeo, PLEASE, No. 3), Ephesians 1:5, Ephesians 1:9; Philippians 2:13; 2 Thessalonians 1:11. See DESIRE, A, No. 2.

[ A-3,Noun,G619, apolausis ]
"enjoyment," is used with echo, "to have," and rendered "enjoy the pleasures" (lit., "pleasure") in Hebrews 11:25. See ENJOY.


(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; Acts 25:9, See FAVOR, A.

[ B-1,Adjective,G5369, philedonos ]
"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."

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words