Psalm 37:4
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New International Version
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

King James Bible
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Darby Bible Translation
and delight thyself in Jehovah, and he will give thee the desires of thy heart.

World English Bible
Also delight yourself in Yahweh, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Young's Literal Translation
And delight thyself on Jehovah, And He giveth to thee the petitions of thy heart.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Delight thyself also in the Lord - Expect all thy happiness from him, and seek it in him.

The desires of thine heart - משאלות mishaloth, the petitions. The godly man never indulges a desire which he cannot form into a prayer to God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Delight

Psalm 43:4 Then will I go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy: yes, on the harp will I praise you, O God my God.

Psalm 104:34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.

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

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

Songs 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...

Isaiah 58:14 Then shall you delight yourself in the LORD; and I will cause you to ride on the high places of the earth...

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

and

Psalm 21:1,2 The king shall joy in your strength, O LORD; and in your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!...

Psalm 145:19 He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

John 15:7,16 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done to you...

1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us...

Library
November 13. "Delight Thyself in the Lord" (Ps. xxxvii. 4).
"Delight thyself in the Lord" (Ps. xxxvii. 4). Daniel's heart was filled with God's love for His work and kingdom and his prayers were the mightiest forces of his time, through which God gave to him the restoration of Israel to their own land, and the acknowledgment by the rulers of the world of the God of whom he testified and for whom he lived. There is a beautiful promise in the thirty-seventh Psalm, "Delight thyself in the Lord, and He will give thee the desires of thine heart," which it is,
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

April 24. "Fret not Thyself in any Wise" (Ps. xxxvii. 8).
"Fret not thyself in any wise" (Ps. xxxvii. 8). A life was lost in Israel because a pair of human hands were laid unbidden upon the ark of God. They were placed upon it with the best intent to steady it when trembling and shaking as the oxen drew it along the rough way, but they touched God's work presumptuously, and they fell paralyzed and lifeless. Much of the life of faith consists in letting things alone. If we wholly trust an interest to God we can keep our hands off it, and He will guard it
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Christian Devotion to God's Will.
I into God's own heart and mind My heart and mind deliver, What evil seems, a gain I find, E'en death is life for ever. I am His son, Who spread the throne Of heaven high above me. Tho' I bend low Beneath His blow, Yet still His heart doth love me. He ne'er can prove untrue to me, My Father aye must love me, And tho' He cast me in the sea, He only thus would prove me; In what He good Doth count, He would My heart establish ever. And if I stand, His mighty hand Will raise me, and deliver. Vain had
Paul Gerhardt—Paul GerhardtÆs Spiritual Songs

Biographical Sketch.
Paul Gerhardt was born in Graefenhainichen in Electoral Saxony, where his father, Christian Gerhardt, was Burgomaster. There is some doubt as to the precise year of his birth, owing to the destruction of the church books when the place was burnt by the Swedes on the 16th of April, 1637. According to some, the event took place in the year 1606; according to others, in 1607. The probability is in favour of the former date, for General Superintendent Goltlob Stolze, of Luebben,[1] says that he died,
Paul Gerhardt—Paul GerhardtÆs Spiritual Songs

Cross References
Matthew 7:7
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:8
For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Job 22:26
Surely then you will find delight in the Almighty and will lift up your face to God.

Job 27:10
Will they find delight in the Almighty? Will they call on God at all times?

Psalm 21:2
You have granted him his heart's desire and have not withheld the request of his lips.

Psalm 81:10
I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

Psalm 94:19
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.

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