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37 Bible Verses about Happiness

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Genesis 30:13

Leah said, "Happy am I, for the daughters will call me happy." She named him Asher.

Genesis 34:19

The young man didn't wait to do this thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter, and he was honored above all the house of his father.

1 Kings 10:8

Happy are your men, happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you, who hear your wisdom.

2 Corinthians 7:13

Therefore we have been comforted. In our comfort we rejoiced the more exceedingly for the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been 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

What man is there who has planted a vineyard, and has not used its fruit? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man use its fruit.

Psalm 127:3-5

Behold, children are a heritage of Yahweh. The fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them. They won't be disappointed when they speak with their enemies in the gate. A Song of Ascents.

Jonah 4:6

Yahweh God prepared a vine, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head, to deliver him from his discomfort. So Jonah was exceedingly glad because of the vine.

Psalm 21:6

For you make him most blessed forever. You make him glad with joy in your presence.

1 Thessalonians 3:9

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

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found, and I ate them; and your words were to me a joy and the rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name, Yahweh, God of Armies.

Genesis 21:6

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

Acts 11:23

who, when he had come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad. He exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they should remain near to the Lord.

1 Kings 8:66

On the eighth day he sent the people away; and they blessed the king, and went to their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that Yahweh had shown to David his servant, and to Israel his people.

Psalm 16:6

The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places. Yes, I have a good inheritance.

Psalm 92:4

For you, Yahweh, have made me glad through your work. I will triumph in the works of your hands.

Acts 13:48

As the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of God. As many as were appointed to eternal life believed.

Deuteronomy 30:9-10

Yahweh your God will make you plenteous in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your ground, for good: for Yahweh will again rejoice over you for good, as he rejoiced over your fathers; if you shall obey the voice of Yahweh your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law; if you turn to Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul.

Jeremiah 9:24

but let him who glories glory in this, that he has understanding, and knows me, that I am Yahweh who exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says Yahweh.

Matthew 5:3-10

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.read more.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled. 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 children of God. Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

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Happiness » General references to

Psalm 144:15

Happy are the people who are in such a situation. Happy are the people whose God is Yahweh. A praise psalm by David.

Proverbs 14:21

He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who has pity on the poor.

Happiness » Affliction of the righteous leads to

Happiness » Of the wicked » Often interrupted by judgments

Job 15:21

A sound of terrors is in his ears. In prosperity the destroyer shall come on him.

Numbers 11:33

While the flesh was yet between their teeth, before it was chewed, the anger of Yahweh was kindled against the people, and Yahweh struck the people with a very great plague.

Psalm 73:18-20

Surely you set them in slippery places. You throw them down to destruction. How they are suddenly destroyed! They are completely swept away with terrors. As a dream when one wakes up, so, Lord, when you awake, you will despise their fantasies.

Jeremiah 25:10-11

Moreover I will take from them 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. This whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Illustrated

Luke 16:25

"But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that you, in your lifetime, received your good things, and Lazarus, in the same way, bad things. But now here he is comforted and you are in anguish.

Luke 12:16-20

He spoke a parable to them, saying, "The ground of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly. He reasoned within himself, saying, 'What will I do, because I don't have room to store my crops?' He said, 'This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns, and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. read more.
I will tell my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry."' "But God said to him, 'You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared -- whose will they be?'

Psalm 37:35-36

I have seen the wicked in great power, spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil. But he passed away, and behold, he was not. Yes, I sought 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 this, it was too painful for me;

Jeremiah 12:1

You are righteous, Yahweh, when I contend with you; yet I would reason the cause with you: why does the way of the wicked prosper? why are all they at ease who deal very treacherously?

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is derived from » Gluttony

Isaiah 22:13

and behold, joy and gladness, killing cattle and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine: "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die."

Habakkuk 1:16

Therefore he sacrifices to his net, and burns incense to his dragnet, because by them his life is luxurious, and his food is good.

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

Isaiah 5:12

The harp, lyre, tambourine, and flute, with wine, are at their feasts; but they don't respect the work of Yahweh, neither have they considered the operation of his hands.

Job 21:12

They sing to the tambourine and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the pipe.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is limited to this life

Luke 16:25

"But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that you, in your lifetime, received your good things, and Lazarus, in the same way, bad things. But now here he is comforted and you are in anguish.

Psalm 17:14

from men by your hand, Yahweh, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life. You fill the belly of your cherished ones. Your sons have plenty, and they store up wealth for their children.

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

Job 21:13

They spend their days in prosperity. In an instant they go down to Sheol.

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

Psalm 37:35

I have seen the wicked in great power, spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.

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

Psalm 17:14

from men by your hand, Yahweh, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life. You fill the belly of your cherished ones. Your sons have plenty, and they store up wealth for their children.

Psalm 37:3-4

Trust in Yahweh, and do good. Dwell in the land, and enjoy safe pasture. Also delight yourself in Yahweh, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is derived from » Drunkenness

Isaiah 56:12

"Come," [say they], "I will get wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, [a day] great beyond measure."

Happiness » Of the wicked » Woe against

Amos 6:1

Woe to those who are at ease in Zion, and to those who are secure on the mountain of Samaria, the notable men of the chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel come!

Luke 6:25

Woe to you, you who are full 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

Until I entered God's sanctuary, and considered their latter end. Surely you set them in slippery places. You throw them down to destruction. How they are suddenly destroyed! They are completely swept away with terrors. read more.
As a dream when one wakes up, so, Lord, when you awake, you will despise their fantasies.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is vain

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I said in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with mirth: therefore enjoy pleasure;" and behold, this also was vanity.

Ecclesiastes 7:6

For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This also is vanity.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Herod

Acts 12:21-23

On an appointed day, Herod dressed himself in royal clothing, sat on the throne, and gave a speech to them. The people shouted, "The voice of a god, and not of a man!" Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he didn't give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Leads to recklessness

Isaiah 22:12

In that day, the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, called to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to dressing in sackcloth:

Happiness » Of the wicked » Haman

Esther 5:9-11

Then Haman went out that day joyful and glad of heart, but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he didn't stand up nor move for him, he was filled with wrath against Mordecai. Nevertheless Haman restrained himself, and went home. There, he sent and called for his friends and Zeresh his wife. Haman recounted to them the glory of his riches, the multitude of his children, all the things in which the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.

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

Habakkuk 1:15

He takes up all of them with the hook. He catches them in his net, and gathers them in his dragnet. Therefore he rejoices and is glad.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Leads to sorrow

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is uncertain

Happiness » Of the wicked » Exemplified » Israel

Numbers 11:33

While the flesh was yet between their teeth, before it was chewed, the anger of Yahweh was kindled against the people, and Yahweh struck the people with a very great plague.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is short

Job 20:5

that the triumphing of the wicked is short, the joy of the godless 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

Don't fret because of evildoers, neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness.

Happiness » Of the wicked » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:1

Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.

Reproof » Leads to » Happiness