|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
(n.) Plural of Dainty.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DAINTIES; DAINTY (MEATS)
dan'-tis (maT`ammoth, "things full of taste," man`ammim, ma`adhan; liparos, "fat," "shining"): Jacob is represented as predicting of Asher, "He shall yield royal dainties" (Genesis 49:20; compare parallel clause, "His bread shall be fat," and Deuteronomy 33:24, "Let him dip his foot in oil"). David, praying to be delivered from the ways of "men that work inquiry," cries, "Let me not eat of their dainties" (Psalm 141:4). The man who sitteth "to eat with a ruler" (Proverbs 23:1-3) is counseled, "If thou be a man given to appetite, be not desirous of his dainties; seeing they are deceitful food" (compare John's words in the woes upon Babylon (Revelation 18:14), "All things that were dainties and sumptuous are perished from thee," and Homer's Iliad (Pope). xviii.456). "Dainties," then, are luxuries, costly, delicate and rare. This idea is common to all the words thus rendered; naturally associated with kings' tables, and with the lives of those who are lovers of pleasure and luxury. By their associations and their softening effects they are to be abstained from or indulged in moderately as "deceitful food" by those who would live the simple and righteous life which wisdom sanctions. They are also "offered not from genuine hospitality, but with some by-ends." He should also shun the dainties of the niggard (Proverbs 23:6), who counts the cost (Proverbs 23:7 the Revised Version, margin) of every morsel that his guest eats.
See DELICATE; FOOD, etc.
George B. Eager
Dainties (14 Occurrences)
Revelation 18:14 The dainties that thy soul longed for are gone from thee, and all thine elegance and splendor have perished, and never again shall they be found. (WEY RSV)
Genesis 49:20 "Asher's food will be rich. He will yield royal dainties. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Proverbs 23:3 Don't be desirous of his dainties, seeing they are deceitful food. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Proverbs 23:6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, Neither desire thou his dainties: (ASV DBY JPS WBS YLT)
Song of Songs 2:5 Stay ye me with raisins, refresh me with apples; For I am sick from love. (See JPS)
Jeremiah 51:34 Devoured us, crushed us, hath Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, He hath set us 'as' an empty vessel, He hath swallowed us as a dragon, He hath filled his belly with my dainties, He hath driven us away. (YLT)
Lamentations 4:5 They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: They that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills. (See JPS YLT RSV)
Daniel 1:5 The king appointed for them a daily portion of the king's dainties, and of the wine which he drank, and that they should be nourished three years; that at its end they should stand before the king. (WEB ASV)
Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king's dainties, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. (WEB ASV)
Daniel 1:13 Then let our faces be looked on before you, and the face of the youths who eat of the king's dainties; and as you see, deal with your servants. (WEB ASV)
Daniel 1:15 At the end of ten days their faces appeared fairer, and they were fatter in flesh, than all the youths who ate of the king's dainties. (WEB ASV)
Daniel 1:16 So the steward took away their dainties, and the wine that they should drink, and gave them pulse. (WEB ASV)
Daniel 11:26 Yes, they who eat of his dainties shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow; and many shall fall down slain. (WEB ASV)