'Delight' in the Bible
This is what will happen: Just as the Lord delighted to do good for you and make you numerous, he will take delight in destroying and decimating you. You will be uprooted from the land you are about to possess.
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!'
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.
Surely then you will delight yourself in the Almighty, and will lift up your face toward God.
Will he find delight in the Almighty? Will he call out to God at all times?
For he says, 'It does not profit a man when he makes his delight with God.'
You lead me in the path of life; I experience absolute joy in your presence; you always give me sheer 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.
Then you will take delight in the Lord, and he will answer your prayers.
Indeed, your servants take delight in her stones, and feel compassion for the dust of her ruins.
Praise the Lord! How blessed is the one who obeys the Lord, who takes great delight in keeping his commands.
I find delight in your statutes; I do not forget your instructions.
Yes, I find delight in your rules; they give me guidance.
Guide me in the path of your commands, for I delight to walk in it.
I will find delight in your commands, which I love.
Their hearts are calloused, but I find delight in your law.
May I experience your compassion, so I might live! For I find delight in your law.
Distress and hardship confront me, yet I find delight in your commands.
I long for your deliverance, O Lord; I find delight in your law.
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 will you simpletons love naivet?? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
who delight in doing evil, they rejoice in perverse evil;
Come, let's drink deeply of lovemaking until morning, let's delight ourselves with sexual intercourse.
then I was beside him as a master craftsman, and I was his delight day by day, rejoicing before him at all times,
The Lord abhors dishonest scales, but an accurate weight is his delight.
The Lord abhors those who are perverse in heart, but those who are blameless in their ways are his delight.
The Lord abhors a person who lies, but those who deal truthfully are his delight.
The delight of kings is righteous counsel, and they love the one who speaks uprightly.
But there will be delight for those who convict the guilty, and a pleasing blessing will come on them.
I also amassed silver and gold for myself, as well as valuable treasures taken from kingdoms and provinces. I acquired male singers and female singers for myself, and what gives a man sensual delight -- a harem of beautiful concubines!
Draw me after you; let us hurry! May the king bring me into his bedroom chambers! The Maidens to the Lover: We will rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. The Beloved to Her Lover: How rightly the young women adore you!
The Beloved about Her Lover: Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.
At that time the crops given by the Lord will bring admiration and honor; the produce of the land will be a source of pride and delight to those who remain in Israel.
Indeed Israel is the vineyard of the Lord who commands armies, the people of Judah are the cultivated place in which he took delight. He waited for justice, but look what he got -- disobedience! He waited for fairness, but look what he got -- cries for help!
He will take delight in obeying the Lord. He will not judge by mere appearances, or make decisions on the basis of hearsay.
The downtrodden will again rejoice in the Lord; the poor among humankind will take delight in the Holy One of Israel.
Let it richly bloom; let it rejoice and shout with delight! It is given the grandeur of Lebanon, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon. They will see the grandeur of the Lord, the splendor of our God.
All who form idols are nothing; the things in which they delight are worthless. Their witnesses cannot see; they recognize nothing, so they are put to shame.
You will no longer be called, "Abandoned," and your land will no longer be called "Desolate." Indeed, you will be called "My Delight is in Her," and your land "Married." For the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married to him.
You assist those who delight in doing what is right, who observe your commandments. Look, you were angry because we violated them continually. How then can we be saved?
I take no delight when they offer up to me frankincense that comes from Sheba or sweet-smelling cane imported from a faraway land. I cannot accept the burnt offerings they bring me. I get no pleasure from the sacrifices they offer to me.'
Indeed, the people of Israel are my dear children. They are the children I take delight in. For even though I must often rebuke them, I still remember them with fondness. So I am deeply moved with pity for them and will surely have compassion on them. I, the Lord, affirm it!
I will take delight in doing good to them. I will faithfully and wholeheartedly plant them firmly in the land.'
Do I actually delight in the death of the wicked, declares the sovereign Lord? Do I not prefer that he turn from his wicked conduct and live?
For I take no delight in the death of anyone, declares the sovereign Lord. Repent and live!
"Son of man, realize that I am about to take the delight of your eyes away from you with a jolt, but you must not mourn or weep or shed tears.
Say to the house of Israel, 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: Realize I am about to desecrate my sanctuary -- the source of your confident pride, the object in which your eyes delight, and your life's passion. Your very own sons and daughters whom you have left behind will die by the sword.
"And you, son of man, this is what will happen on the day I take from them their stronghold -- their beautiful source of joy, the object in which their eyes delight, and the main concern of their lives, as well as their sons and daughters:
For I delight in faithfulness, not simply in sacrifice; I delight in acknowledging God, not simply in whole burnt offerings.
The royal advisers delight the king with their evil schemes, the princes make him glad with their lies.
There is no other God like you! You forgive sin and pardon the rebellion of those who remain among your people. You do not remain angry forever, but delight in showing loyal love.
The Lord your God is in your midst; he is a warrior who can deliver. He takes great delight in you; he renews you by his love; he shouts for joy over you."
And a voice from heaven said, "This is my one dear Son; in him I take great delight."
"Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I take great delight. I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my one dear Son, in whom I take great delight. Listen to him!"
And a voice came from heaven: "You are my one dear Son; in you I take great delight."
If David himself calls him 'Lord,' how can he be his son?" And the large crowd was listening to him with delight.
and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, "You are my one dear Son; in you I take great delight."
For I delight in the law of God in my inner being.
"Whole burnt offerings and sin-offerings you took no delight in.
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