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37 Bible Verses about Happiness

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Genesis 30:13

Leah said, "How happy I am, for women will call me happy!" So she named him Asher.

Genesis 34:19

The young man did not delay in doing what they asked because he wanted Jacob's daughter Dinah badly. (Now he was more important than anyone in his father's household.)

1 Kings 10:8

Your attendants, who stand before you at all times and hear your wise sayings, are truly happy!

2 Corinthians 7:13

Therefore we have been encouraged. And in addition to our own encouragement, we rejoiced even more at the joy of Titus, because all of you have refreshed his spirit.

1 Kings 4:20

The people of Judah and Israel were as innumerable as the sand on the seashore; they had plenty to eat and drink and were happy.

Deuteronomy 20:6

Or who among you has planted a vineyard and not benefited from it? He may go home, lest he die in battle and someone else benefit from it.

Psalm 127:3-5

Yes, sons are a gift from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Sons born during one's youth are like arrows in a warrior's hand. How blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! They will not be put to shame when they confront enemies at the city gate.

Jonah 4:6

The Lord God appointed a little plant and caused it to grow up over Jonah to be a shade over his head to rescue him from his misery. Now Jonah was very delighted about the little plant.

Psalm 21:6

For you grant him lasting blessings; you give him great joy by allowing him into your presence.

1 Thessalonians 3:9

For how can we thank God enough for you, for all the joy we feel because of you before our God?

Genesis 21:6

Sarah said, "God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears about this will laugh with me."

Acts 11:23

When he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with devoted hearts,

1 Kings 8:66

On the fifteenth day after the festival started, he dismissed the people. They asked God to empower the king and then went to their homes, happy and content because of all the good the Lord had done for his servant David and his people Israel.

Psalm 16:6

It is as if I have been given fertile fields or received a beautiful tract of land.

Psalm 92:4

For you, O Lord, have made me happy by your work. I will sing for joy because of what you have done.

Acts 13:48

When the Gentiles heard this, they began to rejoice and praise the word of the Lord, and all who had been appointed for eternal life believed.

Deuteronomy 30:9-10

The Lord your God will make the labor of your hands abundantly successful and multiply your children, the offspring of your cattle, and the produce of your soil. For the Lord your God will once more rejoice over you to make you prosperous just as he rejoiced over your ancestors, if you obey the Lord your God and keep his commandments and statutes that are written in this scroll of the law. But you must turn to him with your whole mind and being.

Jeremiah 9:24

If people want to boast, they should boast about this: They should boast that they understand and know me. They should boast that they know and understand that I, the Lord, act out of faithfulness, fairness, and justice in the earth and that I desire people to do these things," says the Lord.

Matthew 5:3-10

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.read more.
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

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Happiness » General references to

Psalm 144:15

How blessed are the people who experience these things! How blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!

Proverbs 14:21

The one who despises his neighbor sins, but whoever is kind to the needy is blessed.

Proverbs 16:20

The one who deals wisely in a matter will find success, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.

Happiness » Affliction of the righteous leads to

Happiness » Of the wicked » Often interrupted by judgments

Job 15:21

Terrifying sounds fill his ears; in a time of peace marauders attack him.

Numbers 11:33

But while the meat was still between their teeth, before they chewed it, the anger of the Lord burned against the people, and the Lord struck the people with a very great plague.

Psalm 73:18-20

Surely you put them in slippery places; you bring them down to ruin. How desolate they become in a mere moment! Terrifying judgments make their demise complete! They are like a dream after one wakes up. O Lord, when you awake you will despise them.

Jeremiah 25:10-11

I will put an end to the sounds of joy and gladness, to the glad celebration of brides and grooms in these lands. I will put an end to the sound of people grinding meal. I will put an end to lamps shining in their houses. This whole area will become a desolate wasteland. These nations will be subject to the king of Babylon for seventy years.'

Happiness » Of the wicked » Illustrated

Luke 16:25

But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things and Lazarus likewise bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in anguish.

Luke 12:16-20

He then told them a parable: "The land of a certain rich man produced an abundant crop, so he thought to himself, 'What should I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' Then he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. read more.
And I will say to myself, "You have plenty of goods stored up for many years; relax, eat, drink, celebrate!"' But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded back from you, but who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'

Psalm 37:35-36

I have seen ruthless evil men growing in influence, like a green tree grows in its native soil. But then one passes by, and suddenly they have disappeared! I looked for them, but they could not be found.

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

Psalm 73:16

When I tried to make sense of this, it was troubling to me.

Jeremiah 12:1

Lord, you have always been fair whenever I have complained to you. However, I would like to speak with you about the disposition of justice. Why are wicked people successful? Why do all dishonest people have such easy lives?

Psalm 73:3

For I envied those who are proud, as I observed the prosperity of the wicked.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is derived from » Gluttony

Isaiah 22:13

But look, there is outright celebration! You say, "Kill the ox and slaughter the sheep, eat meat and drink wine. Eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!"

Habakkuk 1:16

Because of his success he offers sacrifices to his throw net and burns incense to his dragnet; for because of them he has plenty of food, and more than enough to eat.

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

Isaiah 5:12

They have stringed instruments, tambourines, flutes, and wine at their parties. So they do not recognize what the Lord is doing, they do not perceive what he is bringing about.

Job 21:12

They sing to the accompaniment of tambourine and harp, and make merry to the sound of the flute.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is limited to this life

Luke 16:25

But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things and Lazarus likewise bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in anguish.

Psalm 17:14

Lord, use your power to deliver me from these murderers, from the murderers of this world! They enjoy prosperity; you overwhelm them with the riches they desire. They have many children, and leave their wealth to their offspring.

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

Job 21:13

They live out their years in prosperity and go down to the grave in peace.

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

Psalm 37:35

I have seen ruthless evil men growing in influence, like a green tree grows in its native soil.

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

Psalm 17:14

Lord, use your power to deliver me from these murderers, from the murderers of this world! They enjoy prosperity; you overwhelm them with the riches they desire. They have many children, and leave their wealth to their offspring.

Psalm 37:3-4

Trust in the Lord and do what is right! Settle in the land and maintain your integrity! Then you will take delight in the Lord, and he will answer your prayers.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is derived from » Drunkenness

Isaiah 56:12

Each one says, 'Come on, I'll get some wine! Let's guzzle some beer! Tomorrow will be just like today! We'll have everything we want!'

Happiness » Of the wicked » Woe against

Amos 6:1

Woe to those who live in ease in Zion, to those who feel secure on Mount Samaria. They think of themselves as the elite class of the best nation. The family of Israel looks to them for leadership.

Luke 6:25

"Woe to you who are well satisfied with food now, for you will be hungry. "Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.

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

Psalm 73:17-20

Then I entered the precincts of God's temple, and understood the destiny of the wicked. Surely you put them in slippery places; you bring them down to ruin. How desolate they become in a mere moment! Terrifying judgments make their demise complete! read more.
They are like a dream after one wakes up. O Lord, when you awake you will despise them.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is vain

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I thought to myself, "Come now, I will try self-indulgent pleasure to see if it is worthwhile." But I found that it also is futile.

Ecclesiastes 7:6

For like the crackling of quick-burning thorns under a cooking pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This kind of folly also is useless.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Herod

Acts 12:21-23

On a day determined in advance, Herod put on his royal robes, sat down on the judgment seat, and made a speech to them. But the crowd began to shout, "The voice of a god, and not of a man!" Immediately an angel of the Lord struck Herod down because he did not give the glory to God, and he was eaten by worms and died.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Leads to recklessness

Isaiah 22:12

At that time the sovereign master, the Lord who commands armies, called for weeping and mourning, for shaved heads and sackcloth.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Haman

Esther 5:9-11

Now Haman went forth that day pleased and very much encouraged. But when Haman saw Mordecai at the king's gate, and he did not rise nor tremble in his presence, Haman was filled with rage toward Mordecai. But Haman restrained himself and went on to his home. He then sent for his friends to join him, along with his wife Zeresh. Haman then recounted to them his fabulous wealth, his many sons, and how the king had magnified him and exalted him over the king's other officials and servants.

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

Habakkuk 1:15

The Babylonian tyrant pulls them all up with a fishhook; he hauls them in with his throw net. When he catches them in his dragnet, he is very happy.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Leads to sorrow

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is uncertain

Happiness » Of the wicked » Exemplified » Israel

Numbers 11:33

But while the meat was still between their teeth, before they chewed it, the anger of the Lord burned against the people, and the Lord struck the people with a very great plague.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is short

Job 20:5

that the elation of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Marred by jealousy

Esther 5:13

Yet all of this fails to satisfy me so long as I have to see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate."

Happiness » Of the wicked » Envy not

Psalm 37:1

By David. Do not fret when wicked men seem to succeed! Do not envy evildoers!

Happiness » Of the wicked » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:1

King Belshazzar prepared a great banquet for a thousand of his nobles, and he was drinking wine in front of them all.

Reproof » Leads to » Happiness

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