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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Delectable

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dē̇ -lek´ta -b 'l ( חמד , ḥāmadh , "to desire"): Found only in Isaiah 44:9 , King James Version: "Their delectable things shall not profit," the King James Version margin"desirable." the American Standard Revised Version translates: "the things that they delight in." The reference is to idols or images. Delitzsch renders the phrase: "Their darlings are good for nothing." The word may be traced back to the Latin delectabilis , "pleasant," or "delightful.»

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Delectable'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/d/delectable.html. 1915.

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