Bible verses about "delight" | Leeser

Isaiah 42:1

1 Behold my servant, whom I will uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delighteth: I have put my spirit upon him, that he may bring forth justice to the nations.

Malachi 3:1-18

1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall clear out the way before me: and suddenly will come to his temple the Lord, whom ye seek; and the messenger of the covenant, whom ye desire for, behold, he is coming, saith the Lord of hosts. 2 But who can sustain the day of his coming? and who can stand when he appeareth? for he is like the fire of the melter, and like the lye of the washers: 3 And he will sit as a melter and purifier of silver; and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness 4 And then shall be pleasant unto the Lord the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem, as in the days of old, and as in former years. 5 And I will come near unto you to hold judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against those that swear falsely, and against those that withhold the wages of the hired laborer, oppress the widow, and the fatherless, and that do injustice to the stranger, and fear me not, saith the Lord of hosts. 6 For I the Lord,—I have not changed: and ye sons of Jacob—ye have not ceased to be. 7 From the days of your fathers did ye depart from my statutes, and did not keep them; return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts; but ye say, Wherein shall we return? 8 Can a man rob God, that ye will rob me? But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and in heave-offerings. 9 With the curse are ye cursed, and yet me do ye rob, O ye entire nation! 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the store-house, that there may be provision in my house, and prove me but herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour out for you a blessing, until it be more than enough. 11 And I will rebuke for you the devourer, and he shall not destroy for you the fruit of the ground: and the vine shall not cast its fruit for you before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts. 12 And all the nations shall call you blessed; for ye shall be a land of delight, saith the Lord of hosts. 13 Your words have been strong against me, saith the Lord; but ye say, What have we spoken among us against thee? 14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his charge, and that we have walked contritely before the Lord of hosts? 15 And now we call the presumptuous happy: yea, built up are those that practise wickedness; yea, they have even tempted God and are yet suffered to escape. 16 Then conversed they that fear the Lord one with the other: and the Lord listened and heard it, and there was written a book of remembrance before him for those who fear the Lord, and for those who respect his name. 17 And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, on that day which I create as a special treasure: and I will spare them, as a man spareth his son that serveth him. 18 And ye shall return, and see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that hath not served him.

Deuteronomy 14:22-29

22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the produce of thy seed, which the field bringeth forth year by year. 23 And thou shalt eat before the Lord thy God, in the place which he will choose to cause his name to dwell there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thy oil, and the first-born of thy herds and of thy flocks; in order that thou may learn to fear the Lord thy God all the days. 24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; because the place is too far from thee, which the Lord thy God will choose to set his name there, because the Lord thy God will bless thee: 25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thy hand, and thou shalt go unto the place which the Lord thy God will choose; 26 And thou shalt lay out that money for whatsoever thy soul longeth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul asketh of thee; and thou shalt eat it there before the Lord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thy household. 27 And the Levite, who is within thy gates, him shalt thou not forsake; for he hath no portion nor inheritance with thee. 28 At the end of three years shalt thou bring forth all the tithe of thy produce in the same year, and thou shalt lay it down within thy gates: 29 And then shall come the Levite, because he hath no portion nor inheritance with thee, with the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates, and they shall eat and be satisfied; in order that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of thy hand which thou doest.

Psalms 37:10-11

10 For yet but for a little while, and the wicked shall be no more: yea, thou wilt look carefully at his place, and he shall not be there. 11 But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight themselves because of the abundance of peace.

Psalms 18:19

19 (18:20) And he brought me forth into a large space; he delivered me, because he had delight in me.

Psalms 43:3-5

3 Send thou thy light and thy truth, these shall guide me; they shall bring me unto thy holy mountain, and to thy dwellings: 4 That I may go unto the altar of God, unto God the joy of my gladness; and that I may thank thee upon the harp, O God, my God. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet thank him, the salvation of my countenance, and my God.

Psalms 1:2

2 But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who doth meditate in his law by day and night.

Psalms 37:11

11 But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight themselves because of the abundance of peace.

Zephaniah 3:17

17 The Lord thy God is in the midst of thee, the mighty one who will save; he will be glad over thee with rejoicing; he will be silent in his love, he will exult over thee with song.

Job 22:23-26

23 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, so thou wilt but remove wrong-doing far away from thy tents. 24 And throw down in the dust precious metals, and the gold of Ophir to the stones of the brooks: 25 Then will the Almighty be thy precious metal, and brightly-shining silver unto thee. 26 For then wilt thou have in the Almighty thy delight, and thou canst lift up unto God thy face.

Psalms 37:4

4 And delight thyself in the Lord, and he will give thee the wishes of thy heart.

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