'Delight' in the Bible
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."
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.
"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.
Does it delight you to oppress or despise what you have made, while you smile at the plans of the wicked?
"Then you'll take delight in the Almighty; and will turn your face toward God.
Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call on God at all times?"
As for the saints that are in the land, they are noble, and all my delight is in them.
He brought me out to a spacious place; he delivered me, for in me he takes delight.
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.
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 yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
You take no delight in sacrifices and offerings you have prepared my ears to listen you require no burnt offerings or sacrifices for sin.
I delight to do your will, my God. Your Law is part of my inner being."
Indeed, you do not delight in sacrifices, or I would give them, nor do you desire burnt offerings.
They plan to cast him down from his exalted position. They delight in lies; their mouth utters blessings, while their heart is cursing. Interlude
Rebuke the wildlife that lives among the reeds, the nations that congregate like bulls and cows, humbling themselves with pieces of silver, for God scatters the nations that delight in battle.
Your servants take pleasure in its stones and delight in its debris.
He loved to curse may his curses return upon him! He took no delight in blessing others so may blessings be far from him.
I will take delight in your commands, which I love.
May your mercies come to me that I may live, for your instruction is my delight.
Though trouble and anguish overwhelm me, your commands remain my delight.
He takes no delight in the strength of a horse, and gains no pleasure in the runner's swiftness.
"You naive ones, how long will you love naivety And how long will scoffers delight in scoffing or fools hate knowledge?"
who delight in doing evil, and rejoice in the perverseness of evil;
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."
Devious minds are abhorrent to the LORD, but those whose ways are innocent are his delight.
Deceitful speech is reprehensible to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Stupidity is the delight of the senseless, but an understanding man walks uprightly.
Correct your son and he will comfort you; he will also delight your soul.
Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. In his shade I take delight and sit down, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.
Come out, young women of Zion, and see King Solomon with the crown with which his mother crowned him on his wedding day his day of great delight.
His delight will be in the fear of the LORD. He won't judge by what his eyes see, nor decide disputes by what his ears hear,
Watch out! I'm stirring up the Medes against them, who care nothing for silver and take no delight in gold.
"For the palace will be abandoned, the noisy city deserted; the citadel and watchtower will become barren wastes forever, the delight of wild donkeys, and a pasture for flocks,
"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.
Why spend your money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in rich food.
"If you keep your feet from trampling the Sabbath, from pursuing your own interests on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the LORD's holy day honorable; and if you honor it by not going your own ways and seeking your own pleasure or speaking merely idle words,
then you will take delight in the LORD, and he will make you ride upon the heights of the earth; and he will make you feast on the inheritance of your ancestor Jacob, your father. "Yes! The mouth of the LORD has spoken."
"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.
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."
But be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating, for I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy, and its people as a delight.
I'll rejoice over Jerusalem, and take delight in my people; no longer will the sound of weeping be heard in it, nor the cry of distress.
"Whoever slaughters an ox is just like one who kills a human being; whoever sacrifices a lamb is just like one who breaks a dog's neck; whoever makes a grain offering is just like one who offers pig's blood; and whoever makes a memorial offering of frankincense is just like one who blesses an idol. Yes, these have chosen their own ways, and they take delight in their contaminated actions.
so that you may nurse and be satisfied at her consoling breasts, and so that you may drink deeply and take delight from her glorious bosom."
To whom will I speak and give a warning so they'll listen? Look, their ears are closed, and they cannot hear. Look, this message from the LORD is contemptible to them; they don't delight in it.
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.
Your words were found, and I consumed them. Your words were joy and my hearts delight, because I bear your name, LORD God of the Heavenly Armies.
But to those whose hearts delight in loathsome things and detestable practices, I'll bring the consequences of their behavior crashing down on their own heads," declares the Lord GOD.'"
"I don't take delight in the death of the wicked, do I?" asks the Lord GOD. "Shouldn't I rather delight when he turns from his wicked ways and lives?
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.
"Then all the nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
He replied to them, "You say, "Red sky at night, what a delight!
David himself calls him "Lord,' so how can he be his son?" And the large crowd kept listening to him with delight.
For I delight in the Law of God in my inner being,
In burnt offerings and sin offerings you never took delight.