|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Freed by Jehovah.
(1.) The head of the twenty-third division of the priestly order (1 Chronicles 24:18).
(2.) A son of Shemaiah, and one of the courtiers to whom Jeremiah's first roll of prophecy was read (Jeremiah 36:12).
(3.) The head of one of the bands of exiles that returned under Zerubbabel to Jerusalem (Ezra 2:60; Nehemiah 7:62).
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
de-la'-ya (delayah, "God has raised"):
(1) A descendant of David (1 Chronicles 3:24; the King James Version "Dalaiah").
(2) One of David's priests and leader of the 23rd course (1 Chronicles 24:18).
(3) One of the princes who pleaded with Jehoiakim not to destroy the roll containing the prophecies of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 36:12, 25).
(4) The ancestor of a post-exilic family whose genealogy was lost (Ezra 2:60 Nehemiah 7:62; 1 Esdras 5:37 margin). See DALAN.
(5) The father of timorous Shemaiah (Nehemiah 6:10).
Delaiah (7 Occurrences)
1 Chronicles 3:24 The sons of Elioenai: Hodaviah, and Eliashib, and Pelaiah, and Akkub, and Johanan, and Delaiah, and Anani, seven. (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
1 Chronicles 24:18 the twenty-third to Delaiah, the twenty-fourth to Maaziah. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Ezra 2:60 the children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred fifty-two. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Nehemiah 6:10 I went to the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabel, who was shut up; and he said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to kill you; yes, in the night will they come to kill you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Nehemiah 7:62 The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred forty-two. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Jeremiah 36:12 he went down into the king's house, into the scribe's chamber: and behold, all the princes were sitting there, to wit, Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the princes. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Jeremiah 36:25 Moreover Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah had made intercession to the king that he would not burn the scroll; but he would not hear them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)