Gen 18:12

(NIV)
So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, ‘After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?’

(ESV)
So Sarah laughed to herself, sayingAfter I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?”

Gen 27:15

(NIV)
Then Rebekah took the best clothes of her elder son Esau, which she had in the house, and put them on her younger son Jacob.
(ESV)
Then Rebekah took the best garments of Esau her older son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.

Gen 34:19

(NIV)
The young man, who was the most honoured of all his father’s family, lost no time in doing what they said, because he was delighted with Jacob’s daughter.
(ESV)
And the young man did not delay to do the thing, because he delighted in Jacob’s daughter. Now he was the most honored of all his father’s house.

Num 14:8

(NIV)
If the  Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us.
(ESV)
If the  Lord delights in us, he will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land that flows with milk and honey.

Deut 21:14

(NIV)
If you are not pleased with her, let her go wherever she wishes. You must not sell her or treat her as a slave, since you have dishonoured her.

(ESV)
But if you no longer delight in her, you shall let her go where she wants. But you shall not sell her for money, nor shall you treat her as a slave, since you have humiliated her.

Deut 25:7

(NIV)
However, if a man does not want to marry his brother’s wife, she shall go to the elders at the town gate and say, ‘My husband’s brother refuses to carry on his brother’s name in Israel. He will not fulfil the duty of a brother-in-law to me.’
(ESV)
And if the man does not wish to take his brother’s wife, then his brother’s wife shall go up to the gate to the elders and say, ‘My husband’s brother refuses to perpetuate his brother’s name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of a husband’s brother to me.’

Deut 25:8

(NIV)
Then the elders of his town shall summon him and talk to him. If he persists in saying, ‘I do not want to marry her,’
(ESV)
Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak to him, and if he persists, saying, ‘I do not wish to take her,’

Deut 28:56

(NIV)
The most gentle and sensitive woman among you – so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot – will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter
(ESV)
The most tender and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because she is so delicate and tender, will begrudge to the husband she embraces to her son and to her daughter,

Judg 13:23

(NIV)
But his wife answered, ‘If the  Lord had meant to kill us, he would not have accepted a burnt offering and grain offering from our hands, nor shown us all these things or now told us this.’

(ESV)
But his wife said to him, “If the  Lord had meant to kill us, he would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering at our hands, or shown us all these things, or now announced to us such things as these.”

Ruth 3:13

(NIV)
Stay here for the night, and in the morning if he wants to do his duty as your guardian-redeemer, good; let him redeem you. But if he is not willing, as surely as the  Lord lives I will do it. Lie here until morning.’

(ESV)
Remain tonight, and in the morning, if he will redeem you, good; let him do it. But if he is not willing to redeem you, then, as the  Lord lives, I will redeem you. Lie down until the morning.”

1Sam 2:25

(NIV)
If one person sins against another, God may mediate for the offender; but if anyone sins against the  Lord, who will intercede for them?’ His sons, however, did not listen to their father’s rebuke, for it was the  Lord’s will to put them to death.

(ESV)
If someone sins against a man, God will mediate for him, but if someone sins against the  Lord, who can intercede for him?” But they would not listen to the voice of their father for it was the will of the  Lord to put them to death.

1Sam 9:20

(NIV)
As for the donkeys you lost three days ago, do not worry about them; they have been found. And to whom is all the desire of Israel turned, if not to you and your whole family line?’

(ESV)
As for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, do not set your mind on them, for they have been found. And for whom is all that is desirable in Israel? Is it not for you and for all your father’s house?”

1Sam 15:22

(NIV)
But Samuel replied:

‘Does the  Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
as much as in obeying the  Lord?
To obey is better than sacrifice,
and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
(ESV)
And Samuel said,

“Has 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 listen than the fat of rams.

1Sam 18:22

(NIV)
Then Saul ordered his attendants: ‘Speak to David privately and say, “Look, the king likes you, and his attendants all love you; now become his son-in-law.”’

(ESV)
And Saul commanded his servants, “Speak to David in private and say, ‘Behold, the king has delight in you, and all his servants love you. Now then become the king’s son-in-law.’”

1Sam 18:25

(NIV)
Saul replied, ‘Say to David, “The king wants no other price for the bride than a hundred Philistine foreskins, to take revenge on his enemies.”’ Saul’s plan was for David to fall by the hands of the Philistines.

(ESV)
Then Saul said, “Thus shall you say to David, ‘The king desires no bride-price except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, that he may be avenged of the king’s enemies.’” Now Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.

1Sam 19:1

(NIV)
Saul told his son Jonathan and all the attendants to kill David. But Jonathan had taken a great liking to David
(ESV)
And Saul spoke to Jonathan his son and to all his servants, that they should kill David. But Jonathan, Saul’s son, delighted much in David.

2Sam 15:26

(NIV)
But if he says, “I am not pleased with you,” then I am ready; let him do to me whatever seems good to him.’

(ESV)
But if he says, ‘I have no pleasure in you,’ behold, here I am, let him do to me what seems good to him.”

2Sam 20:11

(NIV)
One of Joab’s men stood beside Amasa and said, ‘Whoever favours Joab, and whoever is for David, let him follow Joab!’
(ESV)
And one of Joab’s young men took his stand by Amasa and said, “Whoever favors Joab, and whoever is for David, let him follow Joab.”

2Sam 22:20

(NIV)
He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.
(ESV)
He brought me out into a broad place;
he rescued me, because he delighted in me.

2Sam 23:5

(NIV)
‘If my house were not right with God,
surely he would not have made with me an everlasting covenant,
arranged and secured in every part;
surely he would not bring to fruition my salvation
and grant me my every desire.
(ESV)
For does not my house stand so with God?
For he has made with me an everlasting covenant,
ordered in all things and secure.
For will he not cause to prosper
all my help and my desire?

2Sam 24:3

(NIV)
But Joab replied to the king, ‘May the  Lord your God multiply the troops a hundred times over, and may the eyes of my lord the king see it. But why does my lord the king want to do such a thing?’

(ESV)
But Joab said to the king, “May the  Lord your God add to the people a hundred times as many as they are, while the eyes of my lord the king still see it, but why does my lord the king delight in this thing?”

1Kgs 5:8

(NIV)
So Hiram sent word to Solomon:

‘I have received the message you sent me and will do all you want in providing the cedar and juniper logs.
(ESV)
And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, “I have heard the message that you have sent to me. I am ready to do all you desire in the matter of cedar and cypress timber.

1Kgs 5:9

(NIV)
My men will haul them down from Lebanon to the Mediterranean Sea, and I will float them as rafts by sea to the place you specify. There I will separate them and you can take them away. And you are to grant my wish by providing food for my royal household.’

(ESV)
My servants shall bring it down to the sea from Lebanon, and I will make it into rafts to go by sea to the place you direct. And I will have them broken up there, and you shall receive it. And you shall meet my wishes by providing food for my household.”

1Kgs 5:10

(NIV)
In this way Hiram kept Solomon supplied with all the cedar and juniper logs he wanted,
(ESV)
So Hiram supplied Solomon with all the timber of cedar and cypress that he desired,

1Kgs 9:1

(NIV)
When Solomon had finished building the temple of the  Lord and the royal palace, and had achieved all he had desired to do,
(ESV)
As soon as Solomon had finished building the house of the  Lord and the king’s house and all that Solomon desired to build,

1Kgs 9:11

(NIV)
King Solomon gave twenty towns in Galilee to Hiram king of Tyre, because Hiram had supplied him with all the cedar and juniper and gold he wanted.
(ESV)
and Hiram king of Tyre had supplied Solomon with cedar and cypress timber and gold, as much as he desired, King Solomon gave to Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

1Kgs 10:9

(NIV)
Praise be to the  Lord your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the  Lord’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king to maintain justice and righteousness.’

(ESV)
Blessed be the  Lord your God, who has delighted in you and set you on the throne of Israel! Because the  Lord loved Israel forever, he has made you king that you may execute justice and righteousness.”

1Kgs 10:13

(NIV)
King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired and asked for, besides what he had given her out of his royal bounty. Then she left and returned with her retinue to her own country.

(ESV)
And King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all that she desired, whatever she asked besides what was given her by the bounty of King Solomon. So she turned and went back to her own land with her servants.

1Kgs 13:33

(NIV)
Even after this, Jeroboam did not change his evil ways, but once more appointed priests for the high places from all sorts of people. Anyone who wanted to become a priest he consecrated for the high places.
(ESV)
After this thing Jeroboam did not turn from his evil way, but made priests for the high places again from among all the people. Any who would, he ordained to be priests of the high places.

1Kgs 21:6

(NIV)
He answered her, ‘Because I said to Naboth the Jezreelite, “Sell me your vineyard; or if you prefer, I will give you another vineyard in its place.” But he said, “I will not give you my vineyard.”’

(ESV)
And he said to her, “Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite and said to him, ‘Give me your vineyard for money, or else, if it please you, I will give you another vineyard for it.’ And he answered, ‘I will not give you my vineyard.’”

1Chr 28:9

(NIV)
‘And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the  Lord searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you for ever.
(ESV)
“And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind for the  Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.

2Chr 9:8

(NIV)
Praise be to the  Lord your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on his throne as king to rule for the  Lord your God. Because of the love of your God for Israel and his desire to uphold them for ever, he has made you king over them, to maintain justice and righteousness.’

(ESV)
Blessed be the  Lord your God, who has delighted in you and set you on his throne as king for the  Lord your God! Because your God loved Israel and would establish them forever, he has made you king over them, that you may execute justice and righteousness.”

2Chr 9:12

(NIV)
King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired and asked for; he gave her more than she had brought to him. Then she left and returned with her retinue to her own country.

(ESV)
And King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all that she desired, whatever she asked besides what she had brought to the king. So she turned and went back to her own land with her servants.

2Chr 20:25

(NIV)
So Jehoshaphat and his men went to carry off their plunder, and they found among them a great amount of equipment and clothing and also articles of value – more than they could take away. There was so much plunder that it took three days to collect it.
(ESV)
When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take their spoil, they found among them, in great numbers, goods, clothing, and precious things, which they took for themselves until they could carry no more. They were three days in taking the spoil, it was so much.

2Chr 21:20

(NIV)
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for eight years. He passed away, to no one’s regret, and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.

(ESV)
He was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. And he departed with no one’s regret. They buried him in the city of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.

2Chr 32:27

(NIV)
Hezekiah had very great wealth and honour, and he made treasuries for his silver and gold and for his precious stones, spices, shields and all kinds of valuables.
(ESV)
And Hezekiah had very great riches and honor, and he made for himself treasuries for silver, for gold, for precious stones, for spices, for shields, and for all kinds of costly vessels;

2Chr 36:10

(NIV)
In the spring, King Nebuchadnezzar sent for him and brought him to Babylon, together with articles of value from the temple of the  Lord, and he made Jehoiachin’s uncle, Zedekiah, king over Judah and Jerusalem.

(ESV)
In the spring of the year King Nebuchadnezzar sent and brought him to Babylon, with the precious vessels of the house of the  Lord, and made his brother Zedekiah king over Judah and Jerusalem.

Ezra 8:27

(NIV)
20 bowls of gold valued at 1,000 darics, and two fine articles of polished bronze, as precious as gold.

(ESV)
20 bowls of gold worth 1,000 darics and two vessels of fine bright bronze as precious as gold.

Neh 1:11

(NIV)
 Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favour in the presence of this man.’

I was cupbearer to the king.

(ESV)
O Lord let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.”

Now I was cupbearer to the king.

Esth 2:14

(NIV)
In the evening she would go there and in the morning return to another part of the harem to the care of Shaashgaz, the king’s eunuch who was in charge of the concubines. She would not return to the king unless he was pleased with her and summoned her by name.

(ESV)
In the evening she would go in, and in the morning she would return to the second harem in custody of Shaashgaz, the king’s eunuch, who was in charge of the concubines. She would not go in to the king again, unless the king delighted in her and she was summoned by name.

Esth 6:6

(NIV)
When Haman entered, the king asked him, ‘What should be done for the man the king delights to honour?’

Now Haman thought to himself, ‘Who is there that the king would rather honour than me?’
(ESV)
So Haman came in, and the king said to him, “What should be done to the man whom the king delights to honor?” And Haman said to himself, “Whom would the king delight to honor more than me?”

Esth 6:7

(NIV)
So he answered the king, ‘For the man the king delights to honour,
(ESV)
And Haman said to the king, “For the man whom the king delights to honor,

Esth 6:9

(NIV)
Then let the robe and horse be entrusted to one of the king’s most noble princes. Let them robe the man the king delights to honour, and lead him on the horse through the city streets, proclaiming before him, “This is what is done for the man the king delights to honour!”’

(ESV)
And let the robes and the horse be handed over to one of the king’s most noble officials. Let them dress the man whom the king delights to honor, and let them lead him on the horse through the square of the city, proclaiming before him: ‘Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor.’”

Esth 6:11

(NIV)
So Haman got the robe and the horse. He robed Mordecai, and led him on horseback through the city streets, proclaiming before him, ‘This is what is done for the man the king delights to honour!’

(ESV)
So Haman took the robes and the horse, and he dressed Mordecai and led him through the square of the city, proclaiming before him, “Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor.”

Job 9:3

(NIV)
Though they wished to dispute with him,
they could not answer him once in a thousand times.
(ESV)
If one wished to contend with him,
one could not answer him once in a thousand times.

Job 13:3

(NIV)
But I desire to speak to the Almighty
and to argue my case with God.
(ESV)
But I would speak to the Almighty,
and I desire to argue my case with God.

Job 21:14

(NIV)
Yet they say to God, “Leave us alone!
We have no desire to know your ways.
(ESV)
They say to GodDepart from us!
We do not desire the knowledge of your ways.

Job 21:21

(NIV)
For what do they care about the families they leave behind
when their allotted months come to an end?
(ESV)
For what do they care for their houses after them,
when the number of their months is cut off?

Job 22:3

(NIV)
What pleasure would it give the Almighty if you were righteous?
What would he gain if your ways were blameless?
(ESV)
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if you are in the right,
or is it gain to him if you make your ways blameless?

Job 22:26

(NIV)
Surely then you will find delight in the Almighty
and will lift up your face to God.
(ESV)
For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty
and lift up your face to God.

Job 27:10

(NIV)
Will they find delight in the Almighty?
Will they call on God at all times?
(ESV)
Will he take delight in the Almighty?
Will he call upon God at all times?

Job 31:16

(NIV)
‘If I have denied the desires of the poor
or let the eyes of the widow grow weary,
(ESV)
If I have withheld anything that the poor desired,
or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,

Job 33:32

(NIV)
If you have anything to say, answer me;
speak up, for I want to vindicate you.
(ESV)
If you have any words answer me;
speak, for I desire to justify you.

Job 40:17

(NIV)
Its tail sways like a cedar;
the sinews of its thighs are close-knit.
(ESV)
He makes his tail stiff like a cedar;
the sinews of his thighs are knit together.

Ps 1:2

(NIV)
but whose delight is in the law of the  Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
(ESV)
but his delight is in the law of the  Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.

Ps 5:4

(NIV)
For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;
with you, evil people are not welcome.
(ESV)
For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil may not dwell with you.

Ps 16:3

(NIV)
I say of the holy people who are in the land,
‘They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.’
(ESV)
As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,
in whom is all my delight.

Ps 18:19

(NIV)
He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.
(ESV)
He brought me out into a broad place;
he rescued me, because he delighted in me.

Ps 22:8

(NIV)
‘He trusts in the  Lord,’ they say,
‘let the  Lord rescue him.
Let him deliver him,
since he delights in him.’
(ESV)
“He trusts in the  Lord; let him deliver him;
let him rescue him, for he delights in him!”

Ps 34:12

(NIV)
Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
(ESV)
What man is there who desires life
and loves many days, that he may see good?
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