Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.
I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.
I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
so that I may come to you with joy, by God’s will, and in your company be refreshed.
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”
Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed;
But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.
However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.
Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them”—
I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God.
The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
The vine is dried up and the fig tree is withered; the pomegranate, the palm and the apple tree— all the trees of the field—are dried up. Surely the people’s joy is withered away.