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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5830 delight
5830 delight

5830 delight

A sense of joy and pleasure, experienced especially through achievements or relationships.

God as the source of delight

Delight in the person of God Isa 61:10 See also Ne 1:11; Job 22:26; Ps 22:8; Ps 37:4; Ps 43:3-4; Isa 58:13-14

Delight in the word of God Ps 119:16; Ro 7:22 See also Ps 1:2; Ps 19:7-14; Ps 119:24,47; Jer 15:16

Delight in the works of God 1Sa 2:1; Ps 35:4-10; Ac 11:23

God expresses delight

Over his world Ps 104:31 See also Ge 1:31; Pr 8:30-31

Over his people Dt 30:9-10 See also 2Sa 22:20; Ps 147:10-11; Ps 149:4; Isa 62:4; Isa 65:18-19; Jer 31:20; Jer 32:41; Mic 7:18

Over justice Pr 11:1 See also Pr 11:20; Pr 12:22; Jer 9:24

Over his Messiah Mt 3:17 pp Mk 1:11 pp Lk 3:22 See also Isa 42:1; Mt 12:18-21; Mt 17:5 pp Mk 9:7 pp Lk 9:35; 2Pe 1:17

God’s delight is absent when something is viewed unfavourably 1Sa 15:22 See also Lev 26:31; Ps 51:16; Ps 147:10

Natural delight in parenthood

Pr 3:12 See also Pr 23:24; Pr 29:17; Mic 1:16

Sexual delight

SS 1:4 See also Ge 34:19; Pr 5:18; SS 2:3; SS 4:1; SS 7:10

Delight in the created order

In God’s gifts Dt 26:11 See also Isa 55:2; Jer 31:12; Joel 2:23

In one’s work Ecc 2:10 See also Dt 12:7; Ecc 3:22; Ecc 5:19; Ecc 8:15

In the achievements of others Col 2:5 See also Ex 18:9; Est 6:9; Pr 14:35; 1Th 2:13-14

The delight of believers in their relationship with God

Ps 9:2 See also 1Sa 2:1; Ne 1:11; Job 22:26; Ps 9:14; Ps 13:5; Ps 31:7; Ps 35:9; Ps 37:4; Ps 89:16; Ps 149:2; Lk 1:46-47

Delight in wrongdoing

Ps 62:4; 1Co 13:6 See also Ps 68:30; Pr 2:12-15; Pr 18:2; Isa 66:3; Col 2:18; 2Th 2:12

See also

1070God, joy of
4040beauty
5287dance
5841ecstasy
5846enjoyment
5874happiness
5900laughter
5918pleasure
5939satisfaction
7960singing
8283joy
8460pleasing God

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