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Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
Go your way
There is nothing better for a man than taking meat and drink, and having delight in his work. This again I saw was from the hand of God.
And for every man to take food and drink, and have joy in all his work, is a reward from God.
This is what I have seen: it is good and fair for a man to take meat and drink and to have joy in all his work under the sun, all the days of his life which God has given him; that is his reward.
Come, take your bread with joy, and your wine with a glad heart. God has taken pleasure in your works.
1 Timothy 6:17
Give orders to those who have money and goods in this life, not to be lifted up in their minds, or to put their hope in the uncertain chances of wealth, but in God who gives us in full measure all things for our use;
And you will have joy in every good thing which the Lord your God has given to you and to your family; and the Levite, and the man from a strange land who is with you, will take part in your joy.
So the Jews of the country places living in unwalled towns make the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of feasting and joy and a good day, a day for sending offerings one to another.
If I kept back the desire of the poor; if the widow's eye was looking for help to no purpose;
Give a part to seven or even to eight, because you have no knowledge of the evil which will be on the earth.
But if you give to the poor such things as you are able, then all things are clean to you.
And those who are on the earth will have pleasure and delight over them; and they will send offerings one to another because these two prophets gave great trouble to all on the earth.
The Lord is my strength and my breastplate, my heart had faith in him and I am helped; for this cause my heart is full of rapture, and I will give him praise in my song.
Let Israel have joy in his maker; let the children of Zion be glad in their King.
A glad heart makes a healthy body, but a crushed spirit makes the bones dry.
And after touching my mouth with it, he said, See, your lips have been touched with this; and your evil is taken away, and you are made clean from sin.
And in that day you will say I will give praise to you, O Lord; for though you were angry with me, your wrath is turned away, and I am comforted.
The waste land and the dry places will be glad; the lowland will have joy and be full of flowers.
I will be full of joy in the Lord, my soul will be glad in my God; for he has put on me the clothing of salvation, covering me with the robe of righteousness, as the husband puts on a fair head-dress, and the bride makes herself beautiful with jewels.
Be glad, then, you children of Zion, and have joy in the Lord your God: for he gives you food in full measure, making the rain come down for you, the early and the late rain as at the first.
2 Corinthians 8:2
How while they were undergoing every sort of trouble, and were in the greatest need, they took all the greater joy in being able to give freely to the needs of others.
2 Corinthians 12:8
And about this thing I made request to the Lord three times that it might be taken away from me.
Even though I myself might have faith in the flesh: if any other man has reason to have faith in the flesh, I have more:
You are to keep the feast with joy, you and your son and your daughter, your man-servant and your woman-servant, and the Levite, and the man from a strange country, and the child without a father, and the widow, who are living among you.