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37 Bible Verses about Happiness

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Genesis 30:13

Leah said, "I am happy that the women call me happy," so she named him Asher.

Genesis 34:19

The young man did not delay doing this, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter. Now he was the most important in all his father's house.

1 Kings 10:8

How happy are your men. How happy are these servants of yours, who always stand in your presence hearing your wisdom.

2 Corinthians 7:13

For this reason we have been comforted. In addition to our comfort, we were made to rejoice even more over the joy Titus had, because his spirit was refreshed by all of you.

1 Kings 4:20

Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand by the sea; [they were] eating, drinking, and rejoicing.

Deuteronomy 20:6

Has any man planted a vineyard and not begun to enjoy its fruit? Let him leave and return home. Otherwise he may die in battle and another man enjoy its fruit.

Psalm 127:3-5

Sons are indeed a heritage from the Lord, children, a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons born in one's youth. Happy is the man who has filled his quiver with them. Such men will never be put to shame when they speak with [their] enemies at the city gate.

Jonah 4:6

Then the Lord God appointed a plant, and it grew up to provide shade over Jonah's head to ease his discomfort. Jonah was greatly pleased with the plant.

Psalm 21:6

You give him blessings forever; You cheer him with joy in Your presence.

1 Thessalonians 3:9

How can we thank God for you in return for all the joy we experience because of you before our God,

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found, and I ate them. Your words became a delight to me and the joy of my heart, for I am called by Your name, Lord God of Hosts.

Genesis 21:6

Sarah said, "God has made me laugh, and everyone who hears will laugh with me."

Acts 11:23

When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he encouraged all of them to remain true to the Lord with a firm resolve of the heart-

1 Kings 8:66

On the fifteenth day he sent the people away. So they blessed the king and went home to their tents rejoicing and with joyful hearts for all the goodness that the Lord had done for His servant David and for His people Israel.

Psalm 16:6

The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

Psalm 92:4

For You have made me rejoice, Lord, by what You have done; I will shout for joy because of the works of Your hands.

Acts 13:48

When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the message of the Lord, and all who had been appointed to eternal life believed.

Deuteronomy 30:9-10

The Lord your God will make you prosper abundantly in all the work of your hands with children, the offspring of your livestock, and your soil's produce. Indeed, the Lord will again delight in your prosperity, as He delighted in that of your fathers, when you obey the Lord your God by keeping His commands and statutes that are written in this book of the law and return to Him with all your heart and all your soul.

Jeremiah 9:24

But the one who boasts should boast in this, that he understands and knows Me- that I am the Lord, showing faithful love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for I delight in these things. [This is] the Lord's declaration.

Matthew 5:3-10

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Blessed are those who mourn, because they will be comforted. Blessed are the gentle, because they will inherit the earth.read more.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, because they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, because they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, because they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, because they will be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

James 5:11

See, we count as blessed those who have endured. You have heard of Job's endurance and have seen the outcome from the Lord: the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

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Happiness » General references to

Psalm 144:15

Happy are the people with such [blessings]. Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.

Proverbs 14:21

The one who despises his neighbor sins, but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy.

Proverbs 16:20

The one who understands a matter finds success, and the one who trusts in the Lord will be happy.

Happiness » Affliction of the righteous leads to

James 5:11

See, we count as blessed those who have endured. You have heard of Job's endurance and have seen the outcome from the Lord: the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Often interrupted by judgments

Job 15:21

Dreadful sounds fill his ears; when he is at peace, a robber attacks him.

Numbers 11:33

While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the Lord's anger burned against the people, and the Lord struck them with a very severe plague.

Psalm 73:18-20

Indeed You put them in slippery places; You make them fall into ruin. How suddenly they become a desolation! They come to an end, swept away by terrors. Like one waking from a dream, Lord, when arising, You will despise their image.

Jeremiah 25:10-11

I will eliminate the sound of joy and gladness from them-the voice of the bridegroom and the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp. This whole land will become a desolate ruin, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon for 70 years.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Illustrated

Luke 16:25

" 'Son,' Abraham said, 'remember that during your life you received your good things, just as Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here, while you are in agony.

Luke 12:16-20

Then He told them a parable: "A rich man's land was very productive. He thought to himself, 'What should I do, since I don't have anywhere to store my crops? I will do this,' he said. 'I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones and store all my grain and my goods there. read more.
Then I'll say to myself, "You have many goods stored up for many years. Take it easy; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself." ' "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared-whose will they be?'

Psalm 37:35-36

I have seen a wicked, violent man well-rooted like a flourishing native tree. Then I passed by and noticed he was gone; I searched for him, but he could not be found.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Sometimes a stumbling-block to saints

Psalm 73:16

When I tried to understand all this, it seemed hopeless

Jeremiah 12:1

You will be righteous, Lord, even if I bring a case against You. Yet, I wish to contend with You: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? [Why] do the treacherous live at ease?

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is derived from » Gluttony

Isaiah 22:13

But look: joy and gladness, butchering of cattle, slaughtering of sheep, eating of meat, and drinking of wine- "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!"

Habakkuk 1:16

That is why they sacrifice to their dragnet and burn incense to their fishing net, for by these things their portion is rich and their food plentiful.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is derived from » Vain pleasure

Isaiah 5:12

At their feasts they have lyre, harp, tambourine, flute, and wine. They do not perceive the Lord's actions, and they do not see the work of His hands.

Job 21:12

singing to the tambourine and lyre and rejoicing at the sound of the flute.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is limited to this life

Luke 16:25

" 'Son,' Abraham said, 'remember that during your life you received your good things, just as Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here, while you are in agony.

Psalm 17:14

With Your hand, Lord, [save me] from men, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life: You fill their bellies with what You have in store, their sons are satisfied, and they leave their surplus to their children.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is derived from » Their wealth

Job 21:13

They spend their days in prosperity and go down to Sheol in peace.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is derived from » Their power

Psalm 37:35

I have seen a wicked, violent man well-rooted like a flourishing native tree.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is derived from » Their worldly prosperity

Psalm 17:14

With Your hand, Lord, [save me] from men, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life: You fill their bellies with what You have in store, their sons are satisfied, and they leave their surplus to their children.

Psalm 37:3-4

Trust in the Lord and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart's desires.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is derived from » Drunkenness

Isaiah 56:12

"Come, let me get [some] wine, let's guzzle [some] beer; and tomorrow will be like today, only far better!"

Happiness » Of the wicked » Woe against

Amos 6:1

Woe to those who are at ease in Zion and to those who feel secure on the hill of Samaria- the notable people in this first of the nations, those the house of Israel comes to.

Luke 6:25

Woe to you who are full now, because you will be hungry. Woe to you who are laughing now, because you will mourn and weep.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Saints often permitted to see the end of

Psalm 73:17-20

until I entered God's sanctuary. Then I understood their destiny. Indeed You put them in slippery places; You make them fall into ruin. How suddenly they become a desolation! They come to an end, swept away by terrors. read more.
Like one waking from a dream, Lord, when arising, You will despise their image.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is vain

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I said to myself, "Go ahead, I will test you with pleasure and enjoy what is good." But it turned out to be futile.

Ecclesiastes 7:6

For like the crackling of [burning] thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This too is futile.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Herod

Acts 12:21-23

So on an appointed day, dressed in royal robes and seated on the throne, Herod delivered a public address to them. The populace began to shout, "It's the voice of a god and not of a man!" At once an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give the glory to God, and he became infected with worms and died.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Leads to recklessness

Isaiah 22:12

On that day the Lord God of Hosts called for weeping, for wailing, for shaven heads, and for the wearing of sackcloth.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Haman

Esther 5:9-11

That day Haman left full of joy and in good spirits.But when Haman saw Mordecai at the King's Gate, and Mordecai didn't rise or tremble in fear at his presence, Haman was filled with rage toward Mordecai. Yet Haman controlled himself and went home. He sent for his friends and his wife Zeresh to join him. Then Haman described for them his glorious wealth and his many sons. He told them all how the king had promoted him in rank and given him a high position over the other officials and the royal staff.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is derived from » Successful oppression

Habakkuk 1:15

The Chaldeans pull them all up with a hook, catch them in their dragnet, and gather them in their fishing net; that is why they are glad and rejoice.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Leads to sorrow

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is uncertain

Happiness » Of the wicked » Exemplified » Israel

Numbers 11:33

While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the Lord's anger burned against the people, and the Lord struck them with a very severe plague.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is short

Job 20:5

the joy of the wicked has been brief and the happiness of the godless has lasted only a moment?

Happiness » Of the wicked » Marred by jealousy

Esther 5:13

Still, none of this satisfies me since I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the King's Gate all the time."

Happiness » Of the wicked » Envy not

Happiness » Of the wicked » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:1

King Belshazzar held a great feast for 1,000 of his nobles and drank wine in their presence.

Reproof » Leads to » Happiness

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Joy And Happiness

42;1;14

There will be joy and delight for you, and many will rejoice at his birth.

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