Delight. . . . in Whom? you? me? …… from the Holy Bible (KJV)

2013-08-28_16-58-22_656For he hath said,
It profiteth a man nothing

that he should delight himself with God. – Job 34:9  

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I am no preacher, but, am a prime sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read “The Holy Bible” KJV,  the following verses were given in the context of “Delight”.

WordWeb meaning for “delight”

Noun: delight  di’lIt
  1. feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction
    “his delight to see her was obvious to all”;
    – delectation
  2. Something or someone that provides a source of happiness
    “the new car is a delight”;
    – joypleasure
Verb: delight  di’lIt
  1. Give pleasure to or be pleasing to
    “These colours delight the senses“;
    – please
  2. Take delight in and make the most of
    “he delights in his granddaughter“;
    – enjoyrevel
  3. Hold spellbound
    – enchantenrapturetransportenthrall [US], ravishenthral [Brit, Cdn]
Derived forms: delighting, delights, delighted
Type of: gratifypleasancepleasurepositive stimulussatisfy



Genesis 34:19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing,
because he had delight in Jacob’s daughter:
and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.

Numbers 14:8 If the LORD delight in us,
then he will bring us into this land,
and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.

Deuteronomy 10:15 Only the LORD had a delight
in thy fathers to love them,
and he chose their seed after them,
even you above all people, as it is this day.

Deuteronomy 21:14 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 make merchandise of her,
because thou hast humbled her.

1 Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight
in burnt offerings and sacrifices,
as in obeying the voice of the LORD?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
and to hearken than the fat of rams.

1 Samuel 18:22 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.

1 Samuel 19:2 But Jonathan Saul’s son delighted much in David:
and Jonathan told David, saying,
Saul my father seeketh to kill thee:
now therefore, I pray thee,
take heed to thyself until the morning,
and abide in a secret place,
and hide thyself:

2 Samuel 1:24 Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet,
with other delights,
who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.

2 Samuel 15:26 But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee;
behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.

2 Samuel 22:20 He brought me forth also into a large place:
he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

2 Samuel 24:3 And Joab said unto the king,
Now the LORD thy God add unto the people,
how many soever they be, an hundredfold,
and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it:
but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?

1 Kings 10:9 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee,
to set thee on the throne of Israel:
because the LORD loved Israel for ever,
therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice.

2 Chronicles 9:8 Blessed be the LORD thy God,
which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne,
to be king for the LORD thy God:
because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever,
therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.

Nehemiah 9:25 And they took strong cities,
and a fat land,
and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards,
and oliveyards,
and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat,
and were filled,
and became fat,
and delighted themselves in thy great goodness.

Esther 2:14 In the evening she went,
and on the morrow she returned
into the second house of the women,
to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king’s chamberlain,
which kept the concubines:
she came in unto the king no more,
except the king delighted in her,
and that she were called by name.

Esther 6:6 So Haman came in. And the king said unto him,
What shall be done unto the man
whom the king delighteth to honour?
Now Haman thought in his heart,
To whom would the king delight
to do honour more than to myself?

Esther 6:7 And Haman answered the king,
For the man whom the king delighteth to honour,

Esther 6:9 And let this apparel and horse be delivered
to the hand of one of the king’s most noble princes,
that they may array the man withal
whom the king delighteth to honour,
and bring him on horseback
through the street of the city,
and proclaim before him,
Thus shall it be done to the man
whom the king delighteth to honour.

Esther 6:11 Then took Haman the apparel and the horse,
and arrayed Mordecai,
and brought him on horseback
through the street of the city,
and proclaimed before him,
Thus shall it be done unto the man
whom the king delighteth to honour.

Job 22:26 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty,
and shalt lift up thy face unto God.

Job 27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty?
will he always call upon God?

Job 34:9 For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing
that he should delight himself with God.

Psalms 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD;
and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Psalms 16:3 But to the saints that are in the earth,
and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

Psalms 18:19 He brought me forth also into a large place;
he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

Psalms 22:8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him:
let him deliver him,
seeing he delighted in him.

Psalms 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD:
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Psalms 37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth;
and shall delight themselves
in the abundance of peace.

Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD:
and he delighteth in his way.

Psalms 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God:
yea, thy law is within my heart.

Psalms 51:16 For thou desirest not sacrifice;
else would I give it:
thou delightest not in burnt offering.

Psalms 62:4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency:
they delight in lies:
they bless with their mouth,
but they curse inwardly. Selah.

Psalms 68:30 Rebuke the company of spearmen,
the multitude of the bulls,
with the calves of the people,
till every one submit himself with pieces of silver:
scatter thou the people that delight in war.

Psalms 94:19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me
thy comforts delight my soul.

Psalms 109:17 As he loved cursing,
so let it come unto him:
as he delighted not in blessing,
so let it be far from him.

Psalms 112:1 Praise ye the LORD.
Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD,
that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

Psalms 119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes:
I will not forget thy word.

Psalms 119:24 Thy testimonies also are
my delight and my counsellors.

Psalms 119:35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments;
for therein do I delight.

Psalms 119:47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments,
which I have loved.

Psalms 119:70 Their heart is as fat as grease;
but I delight in thy law.

Psalms 119:77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me,
that I may live: for thy law is my delight.

Psalms 119:92 Unless thy law had been my delights,
I should then have perished in mine affliction.

Psalms 119:143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me:
yet thy commandments are my delights.

Psalms 119:174 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD;
and thy law is my delight.

Psalms 147:10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse:
he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

Proverbs 1:22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity?
and the scorners delight in their scorning,
and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 2:14 Who rejoice to do evil,
and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

Proverbs 3:12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth;
even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Proverbs 8:30 Then I was by him,
as one brought up with him:
and I was daily his delight,
rejoicing always before him;

Proverbs 8:31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth;
and my delights were with the sons of men.

Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD:
but a just weight is his delight.

Proverbs 11:20 They that are of a froward heart
are abomination to the LORD:
but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD:
but they that deal truly are his delight.

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD:
but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Proverbs 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings;
and they love him that speaketh right.

Proverbs 18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding,
but that his heart may discover itself.

Proverbs 19:10 Delight is not seemly for a fool;
much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

Proverbs 24:25 But to them that rebuke him shall be delight,
and a good blessing shall come upon them.

Proverbs 29:17 Correct thy son,
and he shall give thee rest; yea,
he shall give delight unto thy soul.

Ecclesiastes 2:8 I gathered me also silver and gold,
and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces:
I gat me men singers and women singers,
and the delights of the sons of men,
as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.

Song of Solomon 2:3 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.

Song of Solomon 7:6 How fair and how pleasant
art thou, O love, for delights!

Isaiah 1:11 To what purpose is the multitude
of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD:
I am full 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.

Isaiah 13:17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them,
which shall not regard silver;
and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold;
mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth;
I have put my spirit upon him:
he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

Isaiah 55:2 Wherefore do ye spend money
for that which is not bread?
and your labour for that which satisfieth not?
hearken diligently unto me,
and eat ye that which is good,
and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Isaiah 58:2 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 the ordinances of justice;
they take delight in approaching to God.

Isaiah 58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath,
from doing thy pleasure on my holy day;
and call the sabbath a delight,
the holy of the LORD, honourable;
and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways,
nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

Isaiah 58:14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD;
and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth,
and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father:
for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

Isaiah 62:4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken;
neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate:
but thou shalt be called Hephzibah,
and thy land Beulah:
for the LORD delighteth in thee,
and thy land shall be married.

Isaiah 65:12 Therefore will I number you to the sword,
and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter:
because when I called, ye did not answer;
when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes,
and did choose that wherein I delighted not.

Isaiah 66:3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man;
he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck;
he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood;
he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol.
Yea, they have chosen their own ways,
and their soul delighteth in their abominations.

Isaiah 66:4 I also will choose their delusions,
and will bring their fears upon them;
because when I called, none did answer;
when I spake, they did not hear:
but they did evil before mine eyes,
and chose that in which I delighted not.

Isaiah 66:11 That ye may suck, and be satisfied
with the breasts of her consolations;
that ye may milk out,
and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.

Jeremiah 6:10 To whom shall I speak,
and give warning, that they may hear?
behold, their ear is uncircumcised,
and they cannot hearken: behold,
the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach;
they have no delight in it.

Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glorieth glory in this,
that he understandeth and knoweth me,
that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness,
judgment, and righteousness, in the earth:
for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like unto thee,
that pardoneth iniquity,
and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage?
he retaineth not his anger for ever,
because he delighteth in mercy.

Malachi 2:17 Ye have wearied the LORD with your words.
Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him?
When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD,
and he delighteth in them;
or, Where is the God of judgment?

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger,
and he shall prepare the way before me:
and the LORD, whom ye seek,
shall suddenly come to his temple,
even the messenger of the covenant,
whom ye delight in: behold,
he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 3:12 And all nations shall call you blessed:
for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.

Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

23. But I see another law in my members,
warring against the law of my mind,
and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin
which is in my members.

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About David Mathi Raj Samuel
I am engaged in the computer field since 1977, particularly in Documentation, Desktop Publishing & Training field since 1986. The design work provides me creative satisfaction and motivates me to look for more challenging activities. I have a taste for Technical Writing. Presently, I am a Freelancer. My SME (Subject-Matter Expert) is "The Holy Bible (KJV)" and publishing the "Subject" from the Holy Bible only. I use CorelDraw X5 & X6 to create my flyers. I emphasize, that, I am no preacher, I am nothing special, but, an average man. Personally, I am from the bottom of the society, Tamil speaking 'Adhi-Dravida' community in Tamil Nadu, India. Father was Head-master of a municipal Higher Secondary School, passed at the age of 50 (05/05/1922 – 03/07/1972). Mother was a Teacher in a Municipal Higher Secondary School, passed after her retirement (08/04/1927 – 17/12/1993). Now I am living in New Delhi, India.

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