Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

Bible References

All

Genesis 37:35
Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, “Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning for my son.” So his father wept for him.
Genesis 47:9
So Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The years of my sojourning are one hundred and thirty; few and unpleasant have been the years of my life, nor have they attained the years that my fathers lived during the days of their sojourning.”
Psalm 90:7
For we have been consumed by Your anger
And by Your wrath we have been dismayed.

But

Proverbs 16:22
Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it,
But the discipline of fools is folly.
Proverbs 17:22
A joyful heart is good medicine,
But a broken spirit dries up the bones.
Acts 16:25
But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them;
Romans 5:2
through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 12:12
rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,
2 Corinthians 1:5
For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.
2 Corinthians 6:10
as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.
1 Peter 1:6
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
1 Peter 4:13
but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.