'Delight' in the Bible
And the Lord God planted a garden (oasis) in the east, in Eden (delight, land of happiness); and He put the man whom He had formed (created) there.
When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.
So she laughed to herself: “After I have become shriveled up and my lord is old, will I have delight?”
And he saith, 'Lo, the day is still great, it is not time for the cattle to be gathered; water ye the flock, and go, delight yourselves.'
And he saith, 'What do I give to thee?' And Jacob saith, 'Thou dost not give me anything; if thou do for me this thing, I turn back; I have delight; thy flock I watch;
And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.
I will lay your cities waste, and will bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not take delight in the sweet fragrance of your offerings.
If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.
Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.
And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let her go whither she will; but thou shalt not sell her at all for money, thou shalt not make merchandise of her, because thou hast humbled her.
If any man takes a wife, and having had connection with her, has no delight in her,
'And if the man doth not delight to take his brother's wife, then hath his brother's wife gone up to the gate, unto the elders, and said, My husband's brother is refusing to raise up to his brother a name in Israel; he hath not been willing to perform the duty of my husband's brother;
Just as the LORD delighted to prosper and increase you, so now the LORD will delight to destroy, exterminate, and banish you from the land that you are about to enter to possess."
The Lord your God will make you prosper abundantly in all the work of your hands with children, the offspring of your livestock, and your land’s produce. Indeed, the Lord will again delight in your prosperity, as He delighted in that of your fathers,
Lodge to night, and it hath been in the morning, if he doth redeem thee, well: he redeemeth; and if he delight not to redeem thee, then I have redeemed thee -- I; Jehovah liveth! lie down till the morning.'
And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
And Saul commanded his servants, saying, Commune with David secretly, and say, Behold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his servants love thee: now therefore be the king's son in law.
And Saul saith, 'Thus do ye say to David, There is no delight to the king in dowry, but in a hundred foreskins of the Philistines -- to be avenged on the enemies of the king;' and Saul thought to cause David to fall by the hand of the Philistines.
And Saul gave orders to his son Jonathan and to all his servants to put David to death. But Saul's son Jonathan had great delight in David.
So let my lord the king now listen to the words of his servant. If the Lord has incited you against me, may he take delight in an offering. But if men have instigated this, may they be cursed before the Lord! For they have driven me away this day from being united with the Lord's inheritance, saying, 'Go on, serve other gods!'
But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.
And a man hath stood by him, of the young men of Joab, and saith, 'He who hath delight in Joab, and he who is for David -- after Joab!'
He took me out into a wide place; he was my saviour because he had delight in me.
And Joab said unto the king, Now the LORD thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?
But I will not take the kingdom from him; I will let him be king all the days of his life, because of David my servant, in whom I took delight because he kept my orders and my laws.
Moreover, because of my delight in the house of my God, I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the house of my God over and above all that I’ve provided for the holy house:
I know also, my God, that You test the heart and delight in uprightness and integrity. In the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things. So now with joy I have seen Your people who are present here, make their offerings willingly and freely to You.
Blessed be Yahweh your God who took delight in you, to put you on his throne as king for Yahweh your God! Because your God loved Israel, he established him forever and has put you over them as king to do justice and righteousness!"
Please, Lord, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and to that of Your servants who delight to revere Your name. Give Your servant success today, and have compassion on him in the presence of this man.At the time, I was the king’s cupbearer.
And they capture fenced cities, and fat ground, and possess houses full of all good, digged-wells, vineyards, and olive-yards, and fruit-trees in abundance, and they eat, and are satisfied, and become fat, and delight themselves in Thy great goodness.
On that day men were appointed over the storerooms for the contributions, first fruits, and tithes, to gather into them from the fields of the cities the portions prescribed by the law for the priests and the Levites, for the people of Judah took delight in the priests and Levites who were ministering.
In the evening she went, and on the day after she came back to the second house of the women, into the keeping of Shaashgaz, one of the king's unsexed servants who had the care of the king's wives: only if the king had delight in her and sent for her by name did she go in to him again.
So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?
And Haman, answering the king, said, For the man whom the king has delight in honouring,
And let the robes and the horse be given to one of the king's most noble captains, so that they may put them on the man whom the king has delight in honouring, and let him go on horseback through the streets of the town, with men crying out before him, So let it be done to the man whom the king has delight in honouring.
Then Haman took the robes and the horse, and dressing Mordecai in the robes, he made him go on horseback through the streets of the town, crying out before him, So let it be done to the man whom the king has delight in honouring.
Who are glad with great joy, and full of delight when they come to their last resting-place;
If he delight to strive with Him -- He doth not answer him one of a thousand.
Does it delight you to oppress or despise what you have made, while you smile at the plans of the wicked?
Yet I for the Mighty One do speak, And to argue for God I delight.
There is no peace for him in his wealth, and no salvation for him in those things in which he took delight.
For what is his delight in his house after him, And the number of his months cut off?
Does it delight the Almighty if you are righteous?Does He profit if you perfect your behavior?
For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.
Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
He will pray to God, and God will delight in him.That man will see His face with a shout of joy,and God will restore his righteousness to him.
For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
I will be glad and have delight in you: I will make a song of praise to your name, O Most High.
But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
You lead me in the path of life; I experience absolute joy in your presence; you always give me sheer delight.
He brought me out to a spacious place; he delivered me, for in me he takes delight.
They are of greater value than gold, than even a great amount of pure gold; they bring greater delight than honey, than even the sweetest honey from a honeycomb.
For the music director; a psalm of David. O Lord, the king rejoices in the strength you give; he takes great delight in the deliverance you provide.
He put his faith in the Lord; let the Lord be his saviour now: let the Lord be his saviour, because he had delight in him.
The one who has innocent hands and a pure heart; the person who does not delight in what is false and does not swear an oath deceitfully.
I will be glad and have delight in your mercy; because you have seen my trouble; you have had pity on my soul in its sorrows;
His delight is in righteousness and wisdom; the earth is full of the mercy of the Lord.
Then I will rejoice in the Lord;I will delight in His deliverance.
Let those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and rejoice! Let them continuously say, "Magnify the LORD, who delights in giving peace to his servant."
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he takes delight in his way.
You do not delight in sacrifice and offering;You open my ears to listen.You do not ask for a whole burnt offering or a sin offering.
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Let those be ashamed and humiliated togetherWho seek my life to destroy it;Let those be turned back and dishonoredWho delight in my hurt.
By this I know that You delight in me:my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.
For not by their own sword did they take possession of the land, neither did their own arm save them; but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst delight in them.
There is a river—its streams delight the city of God,the holy dwelling place of the Most High.
This their way is their folly, yet they that come after them delight in their sayings. Selah.
Behold, you delight [in] truth in the inward parts, and in [the] hidden [parts] you make me to know wisdom.
Indeed, you do not delight in sacrifices, or I would give them, nor do you desire burnt offerings.
Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices,whole burnt offerings;then bulls will be offered on Your altar.
They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
But let the upright be glad; let them have delight before God; let them be full of joy.
Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war.
Let those be ashamed and humiliatedWho seek my life;Let those be turned back and dishonoredWho delight in my hurt.
Whom have I in heaven [but You]?And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.
In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
For Your servants take delight in its stonesand favor its dust.
He loved cursing—let it fall on him;he took no delight in blessing—let it be far from him.
The Lord’s works are great,studied by all who delight in them.
Hallelujah!Happy is the man who fears the Lord,taking great delight in His commands.
This is the day which the Lord has made; we will be full of joy and delight in it.
I have taken as much delight in the way of your unchanging word, as in all wealth.
I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellers.
Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
If Your instruction had not been my delight,I would have died in my affliction.
Let me not be moved, and I will be safe, and ever take delight in your rules.
Trouble and distress have overtaken me,but Your commands are my delight.
I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.
He takes no delight in the strength of a horse, and gains no pleasure in the runner's swiftness.
The Lord takes delight in his faithful followers, and in those who wait for his loyal love.
Let Israel rejoice in their Creator! Let the people of Zion delight in their king!
For the Lord takes delight in his people; he exalts the oppressed by delivering them.
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
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