'Delight' in the Bible
And 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 to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and she gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat.
And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was honored above all the house of his father.
If Jehovah delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it unto us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.
Only Jehovah had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all peoples, as at 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 deal with her as a slave, because thou hast humbled her.
And Samuel said, Hath Jehovah as great delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of Jehovah? 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.
but if he say thus, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.
And Joab said unto the king, Now Jehovah thy God add unto the people, how many soever they may be, a hundredfold; and may the eyes of my lord the king see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?
O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who delight to fear thy name; and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. Now I was cupbearer to the king.
So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honor? Now Haman said in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honor more than to myself?
For then shalt thou delight thyself in the Almighty, And shalt lift up thy face unto God.
Will he delight himself in the Almighty, And call upon God at all times?
For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing That he should delight himself with God.
But his delight is in the law of Jehovah; And on his law doth he meditate day and night.
As for the saints that are in the earth, They are the excellent in whom is all my delight.
Delight thyself also in Jehovah; And he will give thee the desires of thy heart.
But the meek shall inherit the land, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
Sacrifice and offering thou hast no delight in; Mine ears hast thou opened: Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required.
I delight to do thy will, O my God; Yea, thy law is within my heart.
Let them be put to shame and confounded together That seek after my soul to destroy it: Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor That delight in my hurt.
Then will thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, In burnt-offering and in whole burnt-offering: Then will they offer bullocks upon thine altar.
They only consult to thrust him down from his dignity; They delight in lies; They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah
Rebuke the wild beast of the reeds, The multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples, Trampling under foot the pieces of silver: He hath scattered the peoples that delight in war.
Let them be put to shame and confounded That seek after my soul: Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor That delight in my hurt.
In the multitude of my thoughts within me Thy comforts delight my soul.
I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
Thy testimonies also are my delight And my counsellors.
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.
Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me; Yet thy commandments are my delight.
I have longed for thy salvation, O Jehovah; And thy law is my delight.
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?
Who rejoice to do evil, And delight in the perverseness of evil;
Then I was by him, as a master workman; And I was daily his delight, Rejoicing always before him,
Rejoicing in his habitable earth; And my delight was with the sons of men.
A false balance is an abomination to Jehovah; But a just weight is his delight.
They that are perverse in heart are an abomination to Jehovah; But such as are perfect in their way are his delight.
Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah; But they that deal truly are his delight.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; But the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Righteous lips are the delight of kings; And they love him that speaketh right.
A fool hath no delight in understanding, But only that his heart may reveal itself.
My son, give me thy heart; And let thine eyes delight in my ways.
But to them that rebuke him'shall be delight, And a good blessing shall come upon them.
Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest; Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul.
As the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, So is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
What unto me is the multitude of your sacrifices? saith Jehovah: I have had enough of the burnt-offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he-goats.
And his delight shall be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither decide after the hearing of his ears;
Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who shall not regard silver, and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
They that fashion a graven image are all of them vanity; and the things that they delight in shall not profit; and their own witnesses see not, nor know: that they may be put to shame.
Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways: as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God, they ask of me righteous judgments; they delight to draw near unto God.
If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, and the holy of Jehovah honorable; and shalt honor it, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
then shalt thou delight thyself in Jehovah; and I will make thee to ride upon the high places of the earth; and I will feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken it.
To whom shall I speak and testify, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of Jehovah is become unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he hath understanding, and knoweth me, that I am Jehovah who exerciseth lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith Jehovah.
I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
Make thee bald, and cut off thy hair for the children of thy delight: enlarge thy baldness as the eagle; for they are gone into captivity from thee.