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37 Bible Verses about Happiness

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Genesis 30:13

And Leah said, Blessed am I, for the daughters will call me blessed; and she called his name Asher.

Genesis 34:19

And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter and he was the most honourable of all the house of his father.

1 Kings 10:8

Blessed are thy men, blessed are these thy slaves, who stand continually before thee and that hear thy wisdom.

2 Corinthians 7:13

Therefore we were comforted in your comfort; yea, and we rejoiced even more exceedingly for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all.

1 Kings 4:20

Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.

Deuteronomy 20:6

And who has planted a vineyard and has not yet eaten of it? Let him also go and return unto his house lest peradventure he die in the battle and another man eat of it.

Psalm 127:3-5

Behold, sons are a heritage of the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is to be desired. As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the young men. Happy is the man that has filled his quiver with them: he shall not be ashamed when he speaks with the enemies in the gate.

Jonah 4:6

And the LORD God prepared a gourd and made it to come up over Jonah that it might be a shadow over his head to deliver him from his evil. So Jonah was exceeding glad for the gourd.

Psalm 21:6

For thou hast made him most blessed for ever; thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.

1 Thessalonians 3:9

For what thanks can we render to God again for you for all the joy with which we joy for your sakes before our God,

Jeremiah 15:16

Thy words were found, and I ate them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for thy name was called upon me, O LORD God of the hosts.

Genesis 21:6

Then Sarah said, God has made me to laugh so that all that hear will laugh with me.

Acts 11:23

Who, when he came and had seen the grace of God, was glad and exhorted them all to remain in their purpose of heart in the Lord.

1 Kings 8:66

On the eighth day he sent the people away, and they, blessing the king, went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had done unto David, his slave, and unto Israel his people.

Psalm 16:6

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a beautiful inheritance.

Psalm 92:4

For thou, O LORD, hast made me glad with thy work; I will delight in the works of thy hands.

Acts 13:48

And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the Lord, and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.

Deuteronomy 30:9-10

And the LORD thy God will make thee abound in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body and in the fruit of thy beasts and in the fruit of thy land, for good; for the LORD will turn to rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers, when thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, when thou shalt turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart and with all thy soul.

Jeremiah 9:24

but let him that glories glory in this, that he understands me and knows me, that I am the LORD who does mercy, judgment, and righteousness in the earth: for in these things I delight, said the LORD.

Matthew 5:3-10

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.read more.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God. Blessed are those who suffer persecution for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

From Thematic Bible


Happiness » General references to

Psalm 144:15

Blessed is that people, that is in such a case; yea, blessed is that people, whose God is the LORD.

Proverbs 14:21

The sinner despises his neighbour, but he that has mercy on the poor is blessed.

Proverbs 16:20

He who has understanding in the word shall find good, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.

Happiness » Affliction of the righteous leads to

Happiness » Of the wicked » Often interrupted by judgments

Job 15:21

Fearful sounds are in his ears; in peace the destroyer shall come upon him.

Numbers 11:33

And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, before it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague.

Psalm 73:18-20

Surely thou didst set them in slippery places; in desolation thou shalt cause them to fall. How they are brought into desolation, as in a moment! They have come to an end; they are utterly consumed with terrors. As the dream of one who awakes; so, O Lord, when thou shalt rise up, thou shalt despise their appearances.

Jeremiah 25:10-11

And I will cause them to lose the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the lamp. And this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment; and these Gentiles shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Illustrated

Luke 16:25

But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime didst receive thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted here, and thou art tormented.

Luke 12:16-20

And he spoke a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my storehouses and build greater, and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. read more.
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall those things be which thou hast stored up?

Psalm 37:35-36

Resh I have seen the wicked in great power and spreading himself like a green bay tree. Yet he passed away, and, behold, he was not: I sought him, but he could not be found.

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

Psalm 73:16

I shall meditate that I might understand this; it is very hard for me to see.

Jeremiah 12:1

Righteous art thou, O LORD, even though I dispute with thee: even so, I will speak judgments with thee; Why does the way of the wicked prosper? All those that completely rebel against thee have peace.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is derived from » Gluttony

Isaiah 22:13

And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine while they say, let us eat and drink for tomorrow we shall die.

Habakkuk 1:16

Therefore, he shall sacrifice unto his net and burn incense unto his drag because by them his portion is fat, and his food plenteous.

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

Isaiah 5:12

And the harp and the viol, the tambourine and flutes and wine are in their feasts; but they do not regard the work of the LORD, nor consider the work of his hands.

Job 21:12

They jump at the sound of the timbrel and harp and rejoice at the sound of the organ.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is limited to this life

Luke 16:25

But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime didst receive thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted here, and thou art tormented.

Psalm 17:14

from men, with thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, who have their portion in this life and whose belly thou dost fill with thy provision: they satisfy their sons and leave the rest to their family.

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

Job 21:13

They spend their days in pleasure and in a moment go down to Sheol.

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

Psalm 37:35

Resh I have seen the wicked in great power and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

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

Psalm 17:14

from men, with thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, who have their portion in this life and whose belly thou dost fill with thy provision: they satisfy their sons and leave the rest to their family.

Psalm 37:3-4

Beth Wait in the LORD and do good; live in the land and uphold the truth. In the same manner delight thyself in the LORD, and he shall give thee the desires of thy heart.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is derived from » Drunkenness

Isaiah 56:12

Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, or much more excellent.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Woe against

Amos 6:1

Woe unto those that are at ease in Zion and to those that trust in the mountain of Samaria, who are named principals among the same nations which shall come upon them, O house of Israel!

Luke 6:25

Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

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

Psalm 73:17-20

When I come into the sanctuary of God, then I shall understand their end. Surely thou didst set them in slippery places; in desolation thou shalt cause them to fall. How they are brought into desolation, as in a moment! They have come to an end; they are utterly consumed with terrors. read more.
As the dream of one who awakes; so, O Lord, when thou shalt rise up, thou shalt despise their appearances.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is vain

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I said in my heart, Come now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy good things; and, behold, this also is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 7:6

The laughter of the fool is as the crackling of thorns under a pot, and this also (the laughter or prosperity of the fool) is vanity.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Herod

Acts 12:21-23

And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne and made an oration unto them. And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of god, and not of man. And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him because he did not give God the glory, and he expired eaten of worms.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Leads to recklessness

Isaiah 22:12

Therefore the Lord GOD of the hosts did call in this day unto weeping and to mourning and to baldness and to girding with sackcloth:

Happiness » Of the wicked » Haman

Esther 5:9-11

Then Haman went forth that day joyful and with a glad heart, but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate and that he did not stand up nor move for him, he was filled with indignation against Mordecai. Nevertheless, Haman refrained himself, and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends and Zeresh, his wife. And Haman told them of the glory of his riches and the multitude of his sons and all the things in which the king had promoted him and how he had advanced him above the princes and slaves of the king.

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

Habakkuk 1:15

He shall take up all of them with his hook; he shall catch them in his net and gather them in his drag: therefore, he shall rejoice and be glad.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Leads to sorrow

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is uncertain

Happiness » Of the wicked » Exemplified » Israel

Numbers 11:33

And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, before it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is short

Job 20:5

that the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

Happiness » Of the wicked » Marred by jealousy

Esther 5:13

Yet all this avails me nothing so long as I see Mordecai, the Jew, sitting at the king's gate.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Envy not

Psalm 37:1

Aleph Do not be angry with the evildoers, neither be thou envious of the workers of iniquity.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:1

Belshazzar the king made a great banquet to a thousand of his lords, and against the thousand he drank wine.

Reproof » Leads to » Happiness