86 Bible Verses about God Delights In You

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 200 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Psalm 18:19 ESV / 155 helpful votes

He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me.

Psalm 147:11 ESV / 138 helpful votes

But the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Isaiah 62:3-5 ESV / 92 helpful votes

You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate, but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land Married; for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married. For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.

Psalm 149:4 ESV / 86 helpful votes

For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.

Psalm 37:23 ESV / 69 helpful votes

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way;

Isaiah 62:4 ESV / 64 helpful votes

You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate, but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land Married; for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Micah 7:18 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love.

Proverbs 12:22 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.

Isaiah 61:10 ESV / 35 helpful votes

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

1 Corinthians 13:6-7 ESV / 33 helpful votes

It does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Isaiah 58:13-14 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight and the holy day of the Lord honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways, or seeking your own pleasure, or talking idly; then you shall take delight in the Lord, and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth; I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 33 helpful votes

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

Proverbs 3:11-12 ESV / 32 helpful votes

My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.

Psalm 119:111 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.

Psalm 112:1 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments!

Psalm 94:19 ESV / 32 helpful votes

When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

Numbers 14:8 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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.

2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV / 31 helpful votes

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Romans 12:10-12 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Psalm 44:3 ESV / 31 helpful votes

For not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them.

Psalm 44:2 ESV / 31 helpful votes

You with your own hand drove out the nations, but them you planted; you afflicted the peoples, but them you set free;

Psalm 27:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Luke 13:10-17 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.” And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she glorified God. But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the people, “There are six days in which work ought to be done. Come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” ...

Proverbs 23:24 ESV / 30 helpful votes

The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

Psalm 119:14 ESV / 30 helpful votes

In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.

Psalm 119:2 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,

Psalm 119:111-112 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart. I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end.

Psalm 94:2 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Rise up, O judge of the earth; repay to the proud what they deserve!

1 Corinthians 12:10-12 ESV / 28 helpful votes

To another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

Isaiah 61:2 ESV / 28 helpful votes

To proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;

Proverbs 23:2 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite.

Proverbs 12:1-22:29 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of evil devices he condemns. No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved. An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones. The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. ...

Psalm 149:2 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!

Romans 4:4-6 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works:

Philippians 4:4 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.

1 Corinthians 11:32 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

Psalm 1:2 ESV / 22 helpful votes

But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Job 22:23-26 ESV / 22 helpful votes

If you return to the Almighty you will be built up; if you remove injustice far from your tents, if you lay gold in the dust, and gold of Ophir among the stones of the torrent-bed, then the Almighty will be your gold and your precious silver. For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty and lift up your face to God.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Genesis 2:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.

Genesis 1:31 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Psalm 37:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.

Psalm 18:1-50 ESV / 18 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who addressed the words of this song to the Lord on the day when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said: I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of destruction assailed me; the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. ...

Romans 5:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Psalm 63:3 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.

Psalm 37:11 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.

Revelation 21:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.

1 Corinthians 4:5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.

Psalm 119:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently.

Psalm 91:14-16 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

1 Peter 1:6-7 ESV / 15 helpful votes

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Romans 2:29 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. His praise is not from man but from God.

Psalm 43:4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

Hebrews 11:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

Isaiah 42:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.

Psalm 16:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

A Miktam of David. Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.

Job 33:26 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Then man prays to God, and he accepts him; he sees his face with a shout of joy, and he restores to man his righteousness.

1 Peter 1:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Galatians 5:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

John 3:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Psalm 51:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

1 Kings 3:9-10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Isaiah 66:1-24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word. “He who slaughters an ox is like one who kills a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, like one who breaks a dog's neck; he who presents a grain offering, like one who offers pig's blood; he who makes a memorial offering of frankincense, like one who blesses an idol. These have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations; I also will choose harsh treatment for them and bring their fears upon them, because when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, they did not listen; but they did what was evil in my eyes and chose that in which I did not delight.” Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at his word: “Your brothers who hate you and cast you out for my name's sake have said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy’; but it is they who shall be put to shame. ...

Romans 6:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

1 Peter 1:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Matthew 3:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

Jeremiah 3:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, “‘Return, faithless Israel, declares the Lord. I will not look on you in anger, for I am merciful, declares the Lord; I will not be angry forever.

1 John 4:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.

Ephesians 1:5-6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Romans 8:14-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

Romans 2:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

Psalm 147:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

1 John 4:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

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