Joy, And Human Experience
Most Relevant Verses
Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice;
let the sea and all that fills it resound. Let the fields and everything in them exult.
Then all the trees of the forest will shout for joy before the Lord, for He is coming—
for He is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness
and the peoples with His faithfulness.
Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice,
and let them say among the nations, “The Lord is King!” Let the sea and everything in it resound;
let the fields and all that is in them exult. Then the trees of the forest will shout for joy before the Lord,
for He is coming to judge the earth.
The wilderness pastures overflow,
and the hills are robed with joy. The pastures are clothed with flocks
and the valleys covered with grain.
They shout in triumph; indeed, they sing.
The wilderness and the dry land will be glad;
the desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose. It will blossom abundantly
and will also rejoice with joy and singing.
The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,
the splendor of Carmel and Sharon.
They will see the glory of the Lord,
the splendor of our God.
Shout for joy, you heavens!
Mountains break into joyful shouts!
For the Lord has comforted His people,
and will have compassion on His afflicted ones.
But the angel said to him:Do not be afraid, Zechariah,
because your prayer has been heard.
Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son,
and you will name him John. There will be joy and delight for you,
and many will rejoice at his birth. For he will be great in the sight of the Lord
and will never drink wine or beer.
He will be filled with the Holy Spirit
while still in his mother’s womb.
When Leah’s slave Zilpah bore Jacob a second son, Leah said, “I am happy that the women call me happy,” so she named him Asher.
As the troops were coming back, when David was returning from killing the Philistine, the women came out from all the cities of Israel to meet King Saul, singing and dancing with tambourines, with shouts of joy, and with three-stringed instruments.
When all the people with Ishmael saw Johanan son of Kareah and all the commanders of the army with him, they rejoiced,
The father of a righteous son will rejoice greatly,
and one who fathers a wise son will delight in him. Let your father and mother have joy,
and let her who gave birth to you rejoice.
But when Herod’s birthday celebration came, Herodias’s daughter danced before them and pleased Herod. So he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask.
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account, so that they can do this with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.
So then, my brothers, you are dearly loved and longed for—my joy and crown. In this manner stand firm in the Lord, dear friends.
Let your fountain be blessed,
and take pleasure in the wife of your youth.
Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.
for Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem. Yes, they were pleased, and indeed are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual benefits, then they are obligated to minister to Jews in material needs.
So if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
always praying with joy for all of you in my every prayer, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
You reveal the path of life to me;
in Your presence is abundant joy;
in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.
Though the fig tree does not bud
and there is no fruit on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will triumph in Yahweh;
I will rejoice in the God of my salvation!
Then I will come to the altar of God,
to God, my greatest joy.
I will praise You with the lyre,
God, my God.
I am pressured by both. I have the desire to depart and be with Christ—which is far better— but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. Since I am persuaded of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,read more.
so that, because of me, your confidence may grow in Christ Jesus when I come to you again.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
“Men! Why are you doing these things? We are men also, with the same nature as you, and we are proclaiming good news to you, that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and everything in them. In past generations He allowed all the nations to go their own way, although He did not leave Himself without a witness, since He did what is good by giving you rain from heaven and fruitful seasons and satisfying your hearts with food and happiness.”
Hannah prayed:My heart rejoices in the Lord;
my horn is lifted up by the Lord.
My mouth boasts over my enemies,
because I rejoice in Your salvation.
Receive instruction from His mouth,
and place His sayings in your heart. If you return to the Almighty, you will be renewed.
If you banish injustice from your tent and consign your gold to the dust,
the gold of Ophir to the stones in the wadis,read more.
the Almighty will be your gold
and your finest silver. Then you will delight in the Almighty
and lift up your face to God.
The precepts of the Lord are right,
making the heart glad;
the command of the Lord is radiant,
making the eyes light up.
When I am filled with cares,
Your comfort brings me joy.
On that day it will be said,
“Look, this is our God;
we have waited for Him, and He has saved us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for Him.
Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.”
“If you keep from desecrating the Sabbath,
from doing whatever you want on My holy day;
if you call the Sabbath a delight,
and the holy day of the Lord honorable;
if you honor it, not going your own ways,
seeking your own pleasure, or talking too much; then you will delight yourself in the Lord,
and I will make you ride over the heights of the land,
and let you enjoy the heritage of your father Jacob.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
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,
Yahweh God of Hosts.
They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion;
they will be radiant with joy
because of the Lord’s goodness,
because of the grain, the new wine, the fresh oil,
and because of the young of the flocks and herds.
Their life will be like an irrigated garden,
and they will no longer grow weak from hunger.
And Mary said:My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior, because He has looked with favor
on the humble condition of His slave.
Surely, from now on all generations
will call me blessed,read more.
because the Mighty One
has done great things for me,
and His name is holy.
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.