Bill Mounce

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Forms of the word
ἡδονή, ῆς, ἡ
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pleasure, desire, enjoyment, usually with a negative sense
pleasure, gratification;, esp. sensual pleasure, Lk. 8:14; Tit. 3:3; Jas. 4:3; 2 Pet. 2:13; a passion, Jas. 4:1*

Greek-English Concordance for ἡδονή

Luke 8:14 As for what fell among the thorns — these are the ones who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures (hēdonōn | ἡδονῶν | gen pl fem) of life, and they do not bring fruit to maturity.
Titus 3:3 For once we ourselves also were foolish, disobedient, being led astray, being enslaved by desires and various pleasures (hēdonais | ἡδοναῖς | dat pl fem), living a life of evil and envy, detestable, hating one another.
James 4:1 What accounts for the quarrels and disputes among you? Is it not this — your desires (hēdonōn | ἡδονῶν | gen pl fem) that are at war in your members?
James 4:3 You ask and do not receive because you ask for the wrong reason, that you can spend it on your pleasures (hēdonais | ἡδοναῖς | dat pl fem).
2 Peter 2:13 suffering harm as the reward for the harm they have done. They consider indulgence (hēdonēn | ἡδονήν | acc sg fem) in the daytime a pleasure. They are spots and blemishes, reveling in their deceitful pleasures while they feast with you.