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Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Then Hannah prayed: "My heart exults in the LORD; my strength is increased by the LORD. I will open my mouth to speak against my enemies, because I rejoice in your deliverance.
"And now, Lord, I ask you to listen to the prayer of your servant and to the prayers of your servants who delight in revering your Name. I ask you, please prosper your servant today by granting him to receive favor from this man." Now I was the king's senior security advisor.
That day they offered a large number of sacrifices, and they rejoiced, because God had caused them to rejoice enthusiastically. Their wives and children rejoiced, so that Jerusalem's joy was heard from a long distance.
"I will heartily rejoice in the LORD, my soul will delight in my God; for he has wrapped me in garments of salvation; he has arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, just like a bridegroom, like a priest with a garland, and like a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
I've told you this, so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.
Keep on rejoicing in the Lord at all times. I will say it again: Keep on rejoicing!
And you'll no longer be called "Deserted,' and your land will no longer be called "Desolate'; but people will call you "Hephzibah,' and your land "Beulah' for the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married." "For just as a young man marries a maiden, so your sons will marry you; and just as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so your God will rejoice over you.
"Is Ephraim my dear son? Is he a darling child? Indeed, as often as I've spoken about him, I surely still remember him. Therefore I deeply yearn for him. I'll surely have great compassion on him," declares the LORD.
The LORD your God among you is powerful he will save and he will take joyful delight in you. In his love he will renew you with his love; he will celebrate with singing because of you.
"Where were you when I laid the foundation of my earth? Tell me, since you're so informed! Who set its measurement? Am I to assume you know? Who stretched a boundary line over it? On what were its bases set? Who laid its corner stoneread more.
while the morning stars sang together and all the divine beings shouted joyfully?
Then I was with him, his master craftsman I was his delight daily, continuously rejoicing in his presence, rejoicing in his inhabitable world and taking delight in mankind."
In the same way, I tell you that there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous people who don't need to repent."
Rather, let the one who boasts, boast in this: that he understands and knows me, for I am the LORD who acts with gracious love, justice, and righteousness in the land. I delight in these things," declares the LORD.
"Here is my Servant whom I have chosen, whom I love, and with whom I am pleased! I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to unbelievers.
"Here is my servant, whom I support, my chosen one, in whom I delight. I've placed my Spirit upon him; and he'll deliver his justice throughout the world.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. That is why God, your God, anointed you rather than your companions with the oil of gladness."
You love justice and hate wickedness. That is why God, even your God, has anointed you rather than your companions with the oil of gladness.
Then a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with him!"
Then a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with you!"
and the Holy Spirit descended on him, appearing in the form of a dove. Then a voice came from heaven, saying, "You are my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with you!"
He was still speaking when a bright cloud suddenly overshadowed them. A voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with him. Keep on listening to him!"
For the LORD is pleased with his people; he beautifies the afflicted with salvation. May those he loves be exalted, singing for joy on their couches. Let high praises to God be heard in their throats, while they wield two-edged swords in their handsread more.
as they bring retribution to nations and punishment to nations, binding their kings with chains, their officials with iron bands, and executing the judgment written against them. This is honor for all the ones he loves. Hallelujah!
Let me praise the name of God with a song that I may magnify him with thanksgiving. That will please the LORD more than oxen and bulls with horns and hooves.
and the LORD your God will prosper you abundantly in all that you do, along with your children, your livestock, and the produce of your fields, because the LORD your God will again be delighted with you for good, just as he was delighted with your ancestors,
Samuel said, "Does the LORD delight as much in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the LORD? Surely, to obey is better than sacrifice, to pay attention is better than the fat of rams.
Deceitful speech is reprehensible to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
And I know, God, that it is you who searches the heart and you who finds pleasure in righteousness. With a righteous heart I have freely given all these things, and now I have seen all of these people of yours giving freely and joyfully to you!
He takes no delight in the strength of a horse, and gains no pleasure in the runner's swiftness. But the LORD is pleased with those who fear him, with those who depend on his gracious love.
The LORD hates false scales, but he delights in accurate weights.
The face of the LORD is set against those who do evil, and he will remove people's recollection of them from the earth.
For the Lord watches the righteous, and he pays attention to their prayers. But the Lord opposes those who do wrong."