'Delight' in the Bible
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 its fruit, and ate; and she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate.
The young man didn't wait to do this thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter, and he was honored above 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.
Only Yahweh had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all peoples, as at this day.
It shall be, if you have no delight in her, then you shall let her go where she will; but you shall not sell her at all for money, you shall not deal with her as a slave, because you have humbled her.
Samuel said, "Has Yahweh as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of Yahweh? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.
Saul commanded his servants, "Talk with David secretly, and say, 'Behold, the king has delight in you, and all his servants love you: now therefore be the king's son-in-law.'"
but if he say thus, 'I have no delight in you;' behold, here am I. Let him do to me as seems good to him."
Joab said to the king, "Now may Yahweh your God add to the people, however many they may be, one hundred times; and may the eyes of my lord the king see it. But why does my lord the king delight in this thing?"
Lord, I beg you, let your ear be attentive now to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants, who delight to fear your name; and please prosper your servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man." Now I was cup bearer to the king.
So Haman came in. The king said to him, "What shall be done to the man whom the king delights to honor?" Now Haman said in his heart, "Who would the king delight to honor more than myself?"
For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty, and shall lift up your face to God.
Will he delight himself in the Almighty, and call on God at all times?
For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.'
but his delight is in Yahweh's law. On his law he meditates day and night.
As for the saints who are in the earth, they are the excellent ones in whom is all my delight.
Also delight yourself in Yahweh, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
But the humble shall inherit the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
I delight to do your will, my God. Yes, your law is within my heart."
Let them be disappointed and confounded together who seek after my soul to destroy it. Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt.
By this I know that you delight in me, because my enemy doesn't triumph over me.
For you don't delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it. You have no pleasure in burnt offering.
Then you will delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, in burnt offerings and in whole burnt offerings. Then they will offer bulls on your altar. For the Chief Musician. A contemplation by David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, "David has come to Abimelech's house."
They fully intend to throw him down from his lofty place. They delight in lies. They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
Rebuke the wild animal of the reeds, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples. Being humbled, may it bring bars of silver. Scatter the nations that delight in war.
In the multitude of my thoughts within me, your comforts delight my soul.
Yes, he loved cursing, and it came to him. He didn't delight in blessing, and it was far from him.
Yahweh's works are great, pondered by all those who delight in them.
I will delight myself in your statutes. I will not forget your word. GIMEL
Indeed your statutes are my delight, and my counselors. DALED
Direct me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in them.
I will delight myself in your commandments, because I love them.
Their heart is as callous as the fat, but I delight in your law.
Let your tender mercies come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight.
Unless your law had been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
Trouble and anguish have taken hold of me. Your commandments are my delight.
I have longed for your salvation, Yahweh. Your law is my delight.
He doesn't delight in the strength of the horse. He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
"How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge?
who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the perverseness of evil;
then I was the craftsman by his side. I was a delight day by day, always rejoicing before him,
Rejoicing in his whole world. My delight was with the sons of men.
A false balance is an abomination to Yahweh, but accurate weights are his delight.
Those who are perverse in heart are an abomination to Yahweh, but those whose ways are blameless are his delight.
Lying lips are an abomination to Yahweh, but those who do the truth are his delight.
The sacrifice made by the wicked is an abomination to Yahweh, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Righteous lips are the delight of kings. They value one who speaks the truth.
A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own opinion.
Correct your son, and he will give you peace; yes, he will bring delight to your 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, his fruit was sweet to my taste.
"What are the multitude of your sacrifices to me?," says Yahweh. "I have had enough of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed animals. I don't delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of male goats.
His delight will be in the fear of Yahweh. He will not judge by the sight of his eyes, neither decide by the hearing of his ears;
Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who will not value silver, and as for gold, they will not delight in it.
For the palace will be forsaken. The populous city will be deserted. The hill and the watchtower will be for dens forever, a delight for wild donkeys, a pasture of flocks;
Everyone who makes an engraved image is vain. The things that they delight in will not profit. Their own witnesses don't see, nor know, that they may be disappointed.
Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which doesn't satisfy? listen diligently to me, and eat you 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 didn't forsake the ordinance of their God, they ask of me righteous judgments; they delight to draw near to God.
"If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, [and] the holy of Yahweh honorable; and shall honor it, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking [your own] words:
then you shall delight yourself in Yahweh; and I will make you to ride on the high places of the earth; and I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father:" for the mouth of Yahweh has spoken it.
I will destine you to the sword, and you shall all bow down to the slaughter; because when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not hear; but you did that which was evil in my eyes, and chose that in which I didn't delight."
I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears on them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spoke, they did not hear: but they did that which was evil in my eyes, and chose that in which I didn't delight."
To whom shall I speak and testify, that they may hear? Behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they can't listen. Behold, the word of Yahweh has become a reproach to them. They have no delight in it.
but let him who glories glory in this, that he has understanding, and knows me, that I am Yahweh who exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says Yahweh.
Shave your heads, and cut off your hair for the children of your delight. Enlarge your baldness like the vulture; for they have gone into captivity from you!