30 Bible Verses about Joy and Happiness

Bible Verses about Joy
Bible Verses about Joy and Happiness – English Standard Version (ESV).

Psalm 4:7

You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound (Ps 4:7).

Psalm 5:11

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you (Ps 5:11).

Psalm 9:2

I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High (Ps 9:2).

Psalm 13:5

But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation (Ps 13:5).

Psalm 16:11

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore (Ps 16:11).

Psalm 19:8

The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes (Ps 19:8).

Psalm 30:11

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness (Ps 30:11).

Psalm 94:19

When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul (Ps 94:19).

Psalm 119:111

Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart (Ps 119:111).

Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad (Pr 12:25).

Proverbs 15:13

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed (Pr 15:13).

Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast (Pr 15:15).

Proverbs 17:22

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones (Pr 17:22).

Isaiah 61:10

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels (Is 61:10).

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts (Jr 15:16).

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation (Hab 3:17-18).

Zephaniah 3:14-15

Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away the judgments against you; he has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall never again fear evil (Zeph 3:14-15).

Luke 10:20

Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven (Lk 10:20).

Luke 15:10

Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents (Lk 15:10).

John 16:24

Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full (Jn 16:24).

Acts 2:46

And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts (Acts 2:46).

Romans 5:3-4

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope (Romans 5:3-4).

Romans 12:15

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep (Rom 12:15).

2 Corinthians 9:7

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver (2 Co 9:7).

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Gal 5:22-23).

Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice (Phil 4:4).

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thess 5:16-18).

James 5:13

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise (Jam 5:13).

1 Peter 4:12-13

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed (1 Pe 4:12-13).

3 John 4

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth (3 Jn 4).

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