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John 17:13

And now I come to thee; and these things I speak in the world that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

Nehemiah 8:10

Then he said unto them, Go, eat the fat, and drink sweet wine, and send portions unto those who have nothing prepared; for this day is holy unto our Lord, and not sad; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

Acts 8:8

And there was great joy in that city.

Luke 2:10

But the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you a gospel of great joy, which shall be to all the people.

Psalm 118:15

The voice of singing and saving health is in the tents of the righteous; the right hand of the LORD does valiantly.

Isaiah 55:12

For ye shall go out with joy, and be returned with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Isaiah 9:3

As thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast not increased the joy. They shall rejoice before thee as they rejoice in the harvest and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

1 Peter 1:8

whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though at present ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory;

Isaiah 51:11

Therefore the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head; they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

Psalm 4:7

Thou hast put gladness in my heart in the time that their grain and their wine multiplied.

Matthew 2:10

Seeing the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

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Faith » Produces » Joy

1 Peter 1:8

whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though at present ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory;

fruit of the Spirit » Joy

Philippians 1:18-19

What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretense, or in truth, Christ is preached, and I therein do rejoice, and will even rejoice. For I know that this shall become my saving health through your prayer and the nourishment of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

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Proverbs 27:11

My son, be wise and make my heart glad that I may answer him that reproaches me.

Luke 15:23-24

and bring here the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. And they began to be merry.

Joy » Christ's joy » Israel lost the joy of divine favour

Amos 8:10

and I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation; and I will cause sackcloth to be brought up upon all loins and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son and the end thereof as a bitter day.

Hosea 2:11

I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast, her new moon, and her sabbath, and all her festivities.

Revelation 18:23

and the light of a lamp shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the princes of the earth in whose witchcraft all the Gentiles have erred.

Ezekiel 26:13

And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall no longer be heard.

Isaiah 24:11

There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened; the mirth of the land is gone.

Joy » Earthly » Enjoyment sought

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Live joyfully with the wife whom thou dost love all the days which thou art to live in this lake of vanity, which are given unto thee; all the days of thy vanity under the sun: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour in which thou dost work under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 2:10

And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them; I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour, and this was my portion of all my labour.

Isaiah 9:3

As thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast not increased the joy. They shall rejoice before thee as they rejoice in the harvest and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

Ecclesiastes 5:18

Behold therefore the good which I have seen: that good is to eat and to drink and to enjoy of the good of all his labour that he takes under the sun all the days of his life, which God gives him; for it is his portion.

More verses: Ecclesiastes 3:22

Joy » Earthly » Manifested in laughter

Ecclesiastes 7:3

Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made whole.

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.

James 4:9

Be afflicted and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to heaviness.

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.

More verses: Ecclesiastes 2:2

Joy » Great joy, occasions of » In service

Psalm 126:5-6

Those that sow with tears shall reap with joy. He that goes forth and weeps, bearing the precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

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.

Nehemiah 12:43

Also that day they offered great sacrifices and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women also and the children rejoiced, so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.

More verses: Psalm 100:2 John 4:36

Joy » Earthly » General references to

Job 20:5

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

Ecclesiastes 2:10

And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them; I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour, and this was my portion of all my labour.

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.

Isaiah 16:10

And gladness is taken away and joy out of the fertile field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be rejoicing: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage song to cease.

More verses: James 4:9

Joy » Earthly » Innocent mirth

Nehemiah 8:12

And all the people went to eat and to drink and to send portions and to rejoice with great joy because they had understood the words that were taught unto them.

Jeremiah 30:19

And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of people that live in joy: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be decreased; I will multiply them, and they shall not be cut down.

Luke 15:24

for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. And they began to be merry.

Joy » Of the wicked

Job 20:5

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

Ecclesiastes 2:10

And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them; I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour, and this was my portion of all my labour.

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.

Isaiah 16:10

And gladness is taken away and joy out of the fertile field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be rejoicing: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage song to cease.

Joy » Promised to saints

Psalm 132:16

I will also clothe her priests with saving health, and her merciful ones shall shout aloud for joy.

Isaiah 56:7

even them will I bring to the mountain of my holiness, and refresh them in the house of my prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon my altar; for my house shall be called, House of prayer for all peoples.

Isaiah 55:12

For ye shall go out with joy, and be returned with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Joy » Of saints, is » In God

Psalm 89:16

In thy name shall they rejoice each day; and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

Psalm 149:2

Let Israel rejoice with his Maker; let the sons of Zion be joyful with their King.

Joy » Ministers should » Have, in the faith and holiness of their people

2 Corinthians 7:4

Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you; I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

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,

Joy » Afflictions of saints succeeded by

John 16:20

Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, and the world shall rejoice; but even though ye shall be sorrowful, your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

Joy » Instances of » When they turned away from idolatry

2 Chronicles 23:21

And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was at rest after they had slain Athaliah with the sword.

2 Chronicles 15:14-15

And they swore unto the LORD with a loud voice, and with shouting and with trumpets and with shofar. And all those of Judah rejoiced at the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them; and the LORD gave them rest round about.

2 Chronicles 23:18

Also Jehoiada ordered the offices of the house of the LORD under the hand of the priests, the Levites, whom David had distributed in the house of the LORD to offer the burnt offerings of the LORD, as it is written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and with singing, as it was ordained by David.

2 Chronicles 29:30

Moreover, Hezekiah, the king, and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the LORD with the words of David and of Asaph, the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed down and worshipped.

2 Chronicles 29:36

And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people, for the thing was done suddenly.

Joy » Instances of » Of paul and titus, because of the hospitality of the corinthians

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.

2 Corinthians 8:6

Insomuch that we exhorted Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also complete among you the same grace also.

1 Corinthians 16:18

For they have refreshed my spirit and yours; therefore, acknowledge ye those that are such.

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Famine

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Because the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be on the vines; the labour of the olive shall lie, and the cultivated fields shall yield no food; the sheep shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will joy in the God of my saving health.

Joy » Of saints, made full by » Communion of saints

2 Timothy 1:4

greatly desiring to see thee (being mindful of thy tears), that I may be filled with joy,

1 John 1:3-4

that which we have seen and heard we declare unto you, that ye also may have communion with us; and truly our communion is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be fulfilled.

2 John 1:12

Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink, but I trust to come unto you and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.

Joy » Ministers should » Esteem their people as their

Joy » Liberality in God's service should cause

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know also, my God, that thou dost try the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things; and now have I seen with joy that thy people, who are present here, have given willingly unto thee.

1 Chronicles 29:9

Then the people rejoiced to have offered willingly because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD. Likewise, David the king rejoiced with great joy

Joy » Ministers should » Promote, in their people

Philippians 1:25

And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith,

2 Corinthians 1:24

Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy, for by faith ye stand.

Joy » Of the wicked » Is derived from earthly pleasures

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth and walk in the ways of thine heart and in the sight of thine eyes; but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.

Ecclesiastes 2:10

And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them; I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour, and this was my portion of all my labour.

Joy » Vanity of seeking, from earthly things

Ecclesiastes 11:8

but if a man lives many years and rejoices in them all; yet if afterwards he remembers the days of darkness, for they shall be many, he shall say that everything that shall have happened to him is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 2:10

And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them; I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour, and this was my portion of all my labour.

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

Joy » Great joy, occasions of » The exaltation of the lamb

Revelation 5:9-10

And they sang a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book and to open its seals, for thou wast slain and hast redeemed us unto God by thy blood, out of every kindred and tongue and people and nation and hast made us unto our God kings and priests, and we shall reign on the earth.

Revelation 12:12

Therefore, rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he has but a short time.

Joy » Of saints should be » Constant

Joy » Ministers should » Desire to render an account with

Joy » Of saints, is » For deliverance from bondage

Psalm 105:43

And he brought forth his people with joy and his chosen with singing

Jeremiah 31:10-13

Hear the word of the LORD, O ye Gentiles, and cause it to be known in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him and keep him, as a shepherd does his flock. For the LORD has ransomed Jacob, and redeemed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he. Therefore they shall come and do praises in the height of Zion and shall run unto the goodness of the LORD, unto the bread, and unto the wine, and unto the oil, and unto the gain of the flock and of the herd and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all. read more.
Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together; for I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them and make them rejoice from their sorrow.

Joy » Restored » At the deliverance of the nation

Jeremiah 31:13

Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together; for I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them and make them rejoice from their sorrow.

Jeremiah 30:19

And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of people that live in joy: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be decreased; I will multiply them, and they shall not be cut down.

Joy » Saints should afford, to their ministers

Philemon 1:20

Therefore, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord, that thou might refresh my heart in the Lord.

Joy » God's word affords

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.

Nehemiah 8:12

And all the people went to eat and to drink and to send portions and to rejoice with great joy because they had understood the words that were taught unto them.

Joy » Encouraged to saints

Philippians 3:1

It remains, my brethren, that ye rejoice in the Lord. It does not bother me to write the same things to you, and for you it is safe.

Psalm 32:11

Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, ye righteous, and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

Joy » God gives

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For God gives to the man that is good in his sight wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to the one that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Psalm 4:7

Thou hast put gladness in my heart in the time that their grain and their wine multiplied.

Joy » Soul-winners' » Thrills the church

Acts 15:3

And they, being accompanied by some from the congregation , passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles, and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

Joy » Of saints should be » Expressed in hymns

Joy » Of the wicked » Is short-lived

Job 20:5

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

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.

Joy » Of saints, is » In Christ

Joy » Instances of » Of paul, rejoicing over his converts

1 Thessalonians 2:19-20

For what is our hope or joy or crown of rejoicing? Is it not you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? For ye are our glory and joy.

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,

Joy » Attributed to God

Jeremiah 32:41

And, I will rejoice with them doing them good, and I will plant them in this land with truth, with my whole heart and with my whole soul.

Deuteronomy 30:9

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,

Deuteronomy 28:63

And it shall come to pass that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to cause you to perish and to destroy you; and ye shall be plucked from off the land into which thou dost enter in to inherit it.

Joy » Holy--illustrated

Isaiah 9:3

As thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast not increased the joy. They shall rejoice before thee as they rejoice in the harvest and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

Matthew 13:44

Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto treasure hid in the field, which when found, a man hides it and, for the joy thereof, goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

Joy » Instances of » Jews, over the hanging of haman

Esther 7:10

So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king's wrath was pacified.

Esther 8:15-16

And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white and with a great crown of gold and with a mantel of fine linen and purple; and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad. The Jews had light and gladness and joy and honour.

Joy » Of saints, is » For divine protection

Psalm 5:11

And all those that put their trust in thee shall rejoice: they shall ever be in jubilee, for thou shalt cover them; and all that love thy name shall be joyful in thee.

Psalm 16:8-9

I have set the LORD always before me: because when he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also shall rest secure.

Joy » Of saints, is » For salvation

Psalm 21:1

The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy saving health how greatly shall he rejoice!

Joy » Of saints should be » Great

Acts 8:8

And there was great joy in that city.

Joy » Soul-winners' » Souls won are a crown of rejoicing

1 Thessalonians 2:19-20

For what is our hope or joy or crown of rejoicing? Is it not you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? For ye are our glory and joy.

Joy » Saints shall be presented to God with exceeding

Jude 1:24

Now unto him that is powerful to keep you without sin and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Imprisonment

Acts 16:23

And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely,

Joy » Of saints should be » Under trials

Joy » Of saints should be » Animated

Psalm 32:11

Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, ye righteous, and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

Joy » Of saints should be » Exceeding

Psalm 21:6

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

Psalm 68:3

But the righteous shall be glad; they shall rejoice before God; they shall dance with joy.

Joy » Experienced by » Believers

Luke 24:52

And they worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy

Joy » Of saints, is » For divine support

Psalm 63:7

Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

Joy » Pray for restoration of

Joy » Instances of » Of the disciples, when jesus triumphantly entered jerusalem

Matthew 21:8-9

And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them in the way. And the people that went before and that followed, cried out, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

Mark 11:8-10

And many spread their garments in the way, and others cut down leaves off the trees and spread them in the way. And those that went before and those that followed cried out, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord; blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

Joy » Saints should engage in all religious services with

Psalm 42:4

I will remember these things; I will pour out my soul in me. When I shall be included in the number; I will go with them to the house of God with voice of joy and praise, dancing in the multitude.

Ezra 6:22

and kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy; for the LORD had made them joyful and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.

Joy » Holy--exemplified

Joy » Of saints should be » For evermore

Joy » The gospel to be received with

Joy » Of saints should be » In sorrow

Joy » Great joy, occasions of » The gathering home of the saints

Revelation 14:2-3

And I heard a voice from heaven as the voice of many waters and as the voice of a great thunder; and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps; and they sang as it were a new song before the throne and before the four animals and the elders; and no one could learn that song but the hundred and forty-four thousand, who were redeemed from the earth.

Joy » Of saints should be » Abundant

2 Corinthians 8:2

how that in a great trial of tribulation the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

Joy » Holy--exemplified » David

1 Chronicles 29:9

Then the people rejoiced to have offered willingly because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD. Likewise, David the king rejoiced with great joy

Joy » Of saints, is » For manifestation of goodness

2 Chronicles 7:10

And on the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that the LORD had showed unto David and to Solomon and to Israel his people.

Joy » Saints should have, in all their undertakings

Deuteronomy 12:18

But thou must eat them before the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD thy God shall have chosen, thou and thy son and thy daughter and thy manslave and thy maidslave and the Levite that is within thy gates; and thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God in all the work of thy hands.

Joy » Of saints should be » Under calamities

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Because the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be on the vines; the labour of the olive shall lie, and the cultivated fields shall yield no food; the sheep shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will joy in the God of my saving health.

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Fiery trials

1 Peter 4:12-13

Beloved, think it not strange when you are tried by fire (which is done to prove you) as though some strange thing happened unto you, but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of the afflictions of the Christ, so that also in the revelation of his glory, ye may rejoice in triumph.

Joy » Great joy, occasions of » The triumph of righteousness

Revelation 19:6

And I heard as it were the voice of a great company and as the voice of many waters and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Halelu-JAH; for the Lord God almighty reigns.

Joy » Of saints should be » Under persecutions

Matthew 5:11-12

Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in the heavens; for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Joy » Instances of » Of the israelites » Ark of covenant » Brought » To jerusalem

1 Chronicles 15:25

So David and the elders of Israel and the captains over thousands went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the house of Obededom with joy.

1 Chronicles 15:16

And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint of their brethren as singers with instruments of music, with psalteries and harps and cymbals sounding, and to lift up their voice with joy.

1 Chronicles 15:28

Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting and with sound of the shofar and with trumpets and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and harps.

Joy » Experienced by » Parents of good children

Joy » Experienced by » The wise, and discreet

Joy » Experienced by » Peace-makers

Proverbs 12:20

Deceit is in the heart of those whose thoughts are evil, but joy in that of those whose thoughts are good.

Joy » Experienced by » The just

Joy » Soul-winners' » Essential to success in Christian work

Psalm 51:12-13

Restore unto me the joy of thy saving health, and thy spirit of liberty shall uphold me. Then I will teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

Joy » Of the wicked » Is derived from folly

Proverbs 15:21

Folly is joy to him that is destitute of understanding, but the man who is intelligent walks uprightly.

Joy » Of the wicked » Is delusive

Joy » fruit of the Spirit

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Loss of property

Joy » Of saints, made full by » Abiding in Christ

John 15:10-11

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love, even as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken unto you that my joy may abide in you and that your joy might be fulfilled.

Joy » Instances of » Of paul and the corinthians, because the excommunicated member repented

2 Corinthians 1:24

Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy, for by faith ye stand.

2 Corinthians 2:3

And I wrote this same unto you, lest when I came, I should have grief from those of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.

Joy » Instances of » Of naomi, when boaz showed kindness to ruth

Ruth 2:20

And Naomi said unto her daughter-in-law, Let him be blessed of the LORD, who has not left off his mercy unto the living nor unto the dead. And Naomi said unto her, The man is near of kin unto us, and of whom one has the right to redeem us.

Ruth 4:14

And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, who has not left thee this day without a redeemer, whose name shall be famous in Israel.

Joy » Shall be the final reward of saints at the judgment-day

Joy » Is strengthening to saints

Nehemiah 8:10

Then he said unto them, Go, eat the fat, and drink sweet wine, and send portions unto those who have nothing prepared; for this day is holy unto our Lord, and not sad; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

Joy » Great joy, occasions of » The incarnation of Christ

Luke 2:13-14

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will in man.

Joy » Great joy, occasions of » The resurrection of Christ

Matthew 28:8

And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy and ran to bring his disciples word.

Joy » Great joy, occasions of » The coming of Christ

Matthew 2:10

Seeing the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Joy » Of saints, made full by » Faith in Christ

Joy » Of saints should be » In hope

Joy » Holy--exemplified » Wise men

Matthew 2:10

Seeing the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Joy » Holy--exemplified » Hannah

1 Samuel 2:1

And Hannah prayed and said, My heart rejoices in the LORD, my horn is exalted in the LORD; my mouth is enlarged over my enemies because I have rejoiced in thy saving health.

Joy » Ministers should » Pray for, for their people

Joy » Ministers should » Come to their people with

Joy » Soul-winners' » It sustained Christ in his suffering upon the cross

Joy » Of the wicked » Shall be taken away

Isaiah 16:10

And gladness is taken away and joy out of the fertile field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be rejoicing: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage song to cease.

Joy » Instances of » Of david, over the offerings of the princes and people for the house of God

1 Chronicles 29:10-19

and blessed the LORD before all the congregation; and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. Thine, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the honour, for all things in the heavens and in the earth are thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. The riches and the glory are before thee, and thou dost reign over all, and in thy hand is power and might and in thy hand the greatness and the strength of all things. read more.
Now, therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? For all things come of thee and of thine own have we given thee. For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers; our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no other hope. O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee a house for thy holy name comes of thy hand and is all thy own. I know also, my God, that thou dost try the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things; and now have I seen with joy that thy people, who are present here, have given willingly unto thee. O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep for ever this purpose in the thoughts of the heart of thy people and prepare their heart unto thee. Likewise, give unto Solomon, my son, a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for which I have made provision.

Joy » Christ's joy » Sustained him at the cross

Joy » Of saints, is » For temporal blessings

Joel 2:23-24

Ye also, sons of Zion, be glad and rejoice in the LORD your God for he has given you the former rain according to righteousness, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain as in the beginning. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

Joy » Of saints, is » In the holy ghost

Joy » The coming of Christ will afford to saints, exceeding

Joy » The gospel, good tidings of

Luke 2:10-11

But the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you a gospel of great joy, which shall be to all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.

Joy » Increased to the meek

Isaiah 29:19

Then the humble shall grow in joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Joy » Great joy, occasions of » Heavenly

Joy » Of saints should be » Full of glory

1 Peter 1:8

whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though at present ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory;

Joy » Of saints should be » Unspeakable

1 Peter 1:8

whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though at present ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory;

Joy » Soul-winners' » Comes from bringing in the sheaves

Psalm 126:6

He that goes forth and weeps, bearing the precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Joy » Soul-winners' » From finding the lost sheep

Luke 15:6-7

And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you that likewise there shall be more joy in heaven over one sinner that repents than over ninety-nine just persons, who need no repentance.

Joy » Instances of » Of barnabas, when he saw the success of the gospel at antioch (in syria)

Acts 11:22-23

Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the congregation which was in Jerusalem, and they sent forth Barnabas that he should go unto Antioch. 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.

Joy » Instances of » When the foundation of the second temple was laid

Ezra 3:11-13

And they sang, praising and giving thanks unto the LORD because he is good, for his mercy endures for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, praising the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid. But many of the priests and Levites and of the heads of the fathers, who were ancient men that had seen the first house, as the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice while many shouted aloud for joy: so that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off.

Joy » Instances of » Of the father, when his prodigal son returned

Luke 15:20-32

And he arose and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him and was moved with compassion and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in thy sight and am no longer worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his slaves, Bring forth the best robe and put it on him and put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet read more.
and bring here the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. And they began to be merry. Now his elder son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come, and thy father has killed the fatted calf because he has received him safe and sound. And he was angry and would not go in, therefore his father came out and intreated him. And he, answering, said to his father, Behold, these many years I have served thee, neither at any time have I transgressed thy commandment; and yet thou never gavest me a kid that I might make merry with my friends. But as soon as this thy son was come who has devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed the fatted calf for him. And he said unto him, Son, thou art always with me, and all that I have is thine. It was necessary that we should make merry and be glad, for this thy brother was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.

Joy » Instances of » Of paul, when he went up to jerusalem

Acts 20:22-24

And now, behold, I go bound of the Spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there, except that the Holy Spirit witnesses in every city, saying that prisons and tribulations await me. But none of these things move me, neither do I count my life dear unto myself, only that I might finish my course with joy and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Joy » Of saints, is » For supplies of grace

Joy » Instances of » Of the israelites » Dedication of » Temple

Ezra 6:22

and kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy; for the LORD had made them joyful and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.

Ezra 6:16

And the sons of Israel, the priests and the Levites and the rest of the sons of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy,

Joy » Restored » At the return of divine favour

Joy » Restored » To those who mourn

Joy » In heaven

Luke 15:10-32

Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents. And he said, A certain man had two sons; and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of the estate that falls to me. And he divided unto them his living. read more.
And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a far country and there wasted his estate with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he longed to fill his belly with the husks that the swine ate, but no one gave them unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have abundance of bread, and I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee and am no longer worthy to be called thy son; make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him and was moved with compassion and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in thy sight and am no longer worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his slaves, Bring forth the best robe and put it on him and put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet and bring here the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. And they began to be merry. Now his elder son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come, and thy father has killed the fatted calf because he has received him safe and sound. And he was angry and would not go in, therefore his father came out and intreated him. And he, answering, said to his father, Behold, these many years I have served thee, neither at any time have I transgressed thy commandment; and yet thou never gavest me a kid that I might make merry with my friends. But as soon as this thy son was come who has devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed the fatted calf for him. And he said unto him, Son, thou art always with me, and all that I have is thine. It was necessary that we should make merry and be glad, for this thy brother was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.

Joy » Fulness of, in God's presence

Joy » Christ appointed to give

Joy » Prepared for saints

Psalm 97:11

Light is sown for the righteous and gladness for the upright in heart.

Joy » Serve God with

Joy » Of saints, made full by » The word of Christ

John 17:13

And now I come to thee; and these things I speak in the world that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

Joy » Great joy, occasions of » Jesus Christ, Ascension Of

Luke 24:52

And they worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy

Joy » Of saints, made full by » Answers to prayer

Joy » Of saints should be » With awe

Joy » Holy--exemplified » Jailor

Joy » Ministers should » Finish their course with

Joy » Instances of » Of the disciples in the temple because they had received the gift of the holy spirit

Acts 2:46-47

And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food together with gladness and singleness of heart, praising God and having grace with all the people. And the Lord added to the congregation daily such as should be saved.

Joy » Instances of » Of moses and the israelites, when pharaoh and his army were destroyed

Exodus 15:1-22

Then Moses and the sons of Israel sang this song unto the LORD and spoke, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my saving health; he is my God, and I will prepare him a habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him. The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is his name. read more.
Pharaoh's chariots and his host he has cast into the sea; his chosen princes also are drowned in the Red sea. The depths have covered them; they sank into the bottom as a stone. Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power; thy right hand, O LORD, has dashed the enemy in pieces. And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown those that rose up against thee; thou didst send forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble. And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as a heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea. The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my soul shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them. They sank as lead in the mighty waters. Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like thee, magnificent in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? Thou didst stretch out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them. Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed; thou hast guided them in thy strength unto the habitation of thy holiness. The peoples shall hear and be afraid; sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Philistia. Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling, shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away. Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone, until thy people pass over, O LORD, until the people pass over, which thou hast purchased. Thou shalt bring them in and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place of thy dwelling which thou hast made ready, O LORD, in the Sanctuary of the Lord, which thy hands have established. The LORD shall reign for ever and ever. For Pharaoh went in on horseback with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the sons of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea. And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness and found no water.

Joy » Instances of » Of simeon, when jesus was presented in the temple

Luke 2:28-32

then he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, Lord, now let thy slave depart in peace, according to thy word, for mine eyes have seen thy saving health, read more.
which thou hast prepared before the face of all the peoples: a light to be revealed unto the Gentiles and the glory of thy people Israel.

Joy » Instances of » Of zecharias, when john the baptist was born

Luke 1:67-79

And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and made redemption for his people And has raised up a horn of saving health for us in the house of his servant David, read more.
as he spoke by the mouth of the saints who from the beginning were his prophets; salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all that hate us; to fulfill mercy unto our fathers and remembering his holy covenant of the oath which he made to our father Abraham, that he would grant unto us, that without fear delivered out of the hand of our enemies, we might serve him in holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life. And thou, child, shalt be called prophet of the Most High, for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways, giving knowledge of saving health unto his people for the remission of their sins through the bowels of mercy of our God, whereby the dayspring from on high has visited us to give light to those that dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death, to direct our feet into the way of peace.

Joy » Instances of » Of mary, when she visited elisabeth

Luke 1:46-56

Then Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saving Health, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden; for, behold, from now on all generations shall call me blessed. read more.
For he that is mighty has done great things unto me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is on those that fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He has put down the mighty from their thrones and exalted the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away. He has received his servant Israel in remembrance of his mercy as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed forever. And Mary abode with her about three months and then returned to her own house.

Joy » Instances of » Of hannah, when samuel was born

1 Samuel 2:1-11

And Hannah prayed and said, My heart rejoices in the LORD, my horn is exalted in the LORD; my mouth is enlarged over my enemies because I have rejoiced in thy saving health. There is none holy as the LORD, for there is none beside thee; neither is there any strong One like our God. Do not multiply thyself speaking great and lofty things; let arrogant words cease from your mouth, for the LORD is the all-knowing God, and the magnificent works are his. read more.
The bows of the mighty men have been broken, and the weak are girded with strength. Those that were full have hired themselves out for bread, and those that were hungry ceased so that the barren has given birth to seven, and she that has many children is waxed feeble. The LORD kills, and he gives life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up. The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and lifts up. He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill to set them among princes and to make them inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and he has set the world upon them. He keeps the feet of his saints, and the wicked perish in darkness, for no man shall prevail by their own strength. LORD, thine adversaries shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven he shall thunder upon them. The LORD shall judge the ends of the earth, and he shall give strength unto his king and exalt the horn of his anointed. And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child ministered unto the LORD before Eli the priest.

Joy » Instances of » Of angels, when sinners repent

Joy » Instances of » Of angels, when jesus was born

Luke 2:13-14

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will in man.

Joy » Of saints, is » For the victory of Christ

Joy » Of saints, is » For the hope of glory

Joy » Of saints, is » For election

Luke 10:20

Notwithstanding, rejoice not in this, that the spirits are subject unto you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in the heavens.

Joy » Christ's joy » In the divine method of revelation

Joy » Christ's joy » Bestowed through his words

John 17:13

And now I come to thee; and these things I speak in the world that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

Joy » Christ's joy » Abides in believers

Joy » Instances of » Of the israelites » When david killed goliath

1 Samuel 18:6-7

And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with joy, and with instruments of music. And the women sang as they played and said, Saul has slain his thousands and David his ten thousands.

Joy » Restored » At the opening of the door of hope

Hosea 2:15

And I will give her vineyards from there, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope; and she shall sing there as in the days of her youth and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.

Joy » Restored » At the vision of the risen saviour

John 16:20

Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, and the world shall rejoice; but even though ye shall be sorrowful, your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Persecution

Joy » Great joy, occasions of » The return of the penitent sinner

Joy » Of saints, made full by » The favor of God

Acts 2:28

Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

Joy » Great joy, occasions of » The laying the foundation of the temple

Ezra 3:12

But many of the priests and Levites and of the heads of the fathers, who were ancient men that had seen the first house, as the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice while many shouted aloud for joy:

Joy » Great joy, occasions of » The conversion of the gentiles

Acts 15:3

And they, being accompanied by some from the congregation , passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles, and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

Joy » Holy--exemplified » Mary » Mother of jesus

Joy » Soul-winners' » The sower and the reaper rejoice together

John 4:36

And he that reaps receives wages and gathers fruit unto eternal life, that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together.

Joy » Of the wicked » Should be turned into mourning

James 4:9

Be afflicted and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to heaviness.

Joy » Instances of » Of the jews, after hearing, anew, the word of God

Nehemiah 8:9-18

And Nehemiah, the Tirshatha, and Ezra, the priest and scribe, and the Levites that caused the people to be attentive, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the LORD your God; do not mourn nor weep. For all the people wept when they heard the words of the law. Then he said unto them, Go, eat the fat, and drink sweet wine, and send portions unto those who have nothing prepared; for this day is holy unto our Lord, and not sad; for the joy of the LORD is your strength. So the Levites caused all the people to be silent, saying, Be silent, for the day is holy; neither be ye sad. read more.
And all the people went to eat and to drink and to send portions and to rejoice with great joy because they had understood the words that were taught unto them. And on the next day the princes of the families of all the people, the priests, and the Levites were gathered together unto Ezra, the scribe, to understand the words of the law. And they found written in the law, which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the sons of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month and that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount and bring olive branches and pine branches and myrtle branches and palm branches and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written. So the people went forth and brought them and made themselves booths, each one upon the roof of his house and in their courts and in the courts of the house of God and in the plaza of the water gate and in the plaza of the gate of Ephraim. And all the congregation of those that returned out of the captivity made booths and dwelt in the booths, for since the days of Jeshua, the son of Nun, unto that day, the sons of Israel had not done so. And there was very great joy. And Ezra read in the book of the law of God each day, from the first day unto the last day. And they kept the feast seven days, and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according to the ordinance.

Joy » Instances of » Of early Christians, when they believed in jesus

1 Peter 1:8-9

whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though at present ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory; receiving the end of your faith, even the saving health of your souls.

Joy » Instances of » Of elisabeth, when mary visited her

Luke 1:5-44

There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia, and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord, blameless. And they had no child because Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well advanced in years. read more.
And it came to pass that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course, according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense entering into the temple of the Lord. And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the time of incense. And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias, for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb. And he shall turn many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the rebellious to the prudence of the just, to make ready a prepared people for the Lord. And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years. And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and am sent to speak unto thee and to show thee this gospel. And, behold, thou shalt be dumb and not able to speak until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou didst not believe my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. And the people waited for Zacharias and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple. And when he came out, he could not speak unto them; and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple, for he communicated with signs and remained speechless. And it came to pass that as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house. And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived and hid herself five months, saying, Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men. And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee named Nazareth to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her and said, Hail, thou that art much graced, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his words and wondered in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. Then the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb and bring forth a son and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the Highest, and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Then Mary said unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, thy relative Elisabeth, she has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing is impossible. Then Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. And Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste into a city of Juda and entered into the house of Zacharias and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass that when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit; and she spoke out with a loud voice and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, behold, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

Joy » Of saints, is » For the success of the gospel

Acts 15:3

And they, being accompanied by some from the congregation , passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles, and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

Joy » Christ's joy » In finding the lost sheep

Luke 15:5

And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

Joy » Instances of » Of the israelites » When they came to david to hebron to make him king

1 Chronicles 12:40

And likewise, those that were near them, even unto Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses and on camels and on mules and on oxen, and food, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine and oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly; for there was joy in Israel.

Joy » Instances of » Of the israelites » When saul was presented as their king

1 Samuel 10:24

And Samuel said to all the people, See ye him whom the LORD has chosen, that there is none like him among all the people? And all the people shouted and said, Long live the king.

Joy » Promote, in the afflicted

Job 29:13

The blessing of the one that was ready to perish came upon me; and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

Joy » Great joy, occasions of » The creation

Joy » Holy--exemplified » Samaritans

Acts 8:8

And there was great joy in that city.

Joy » Instances of » Of the disciples at jerusalem, when peter told them about the conversion of cornelius and other gentiles

Joy » Instances of » Of jephthah's daughter, when he returned from his victory over the ammonites

Judges 11:34

And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances; and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter.

Joy » Instances of » Of the disciples in the temple after the ascension of jesus

Luke 24:53

and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

Joy » Instances of » Of the disciples, because the demons were subject to them

Joy » Instances of » The disciple, after the resurrection of jesus

Luke 24:41

And as they were not believing him yet for joy and wondering, he said unto them, Have ye here any food?

Joy » Instances of » Of rhoda, when she heard peter at the gate

Acts 12:14

And when she recognized Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in and told how Peter stood at the gate.

Joy » Instances of » Of paul and silas, in the jail at philippi

Joy » Instances of » When the wall of jerusalem was dedicated

Nehemiah 12:43

Also that day they offered great sacrifices and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women also and the children rejoiced, so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.

Joy » Instances of » Of the israelites » Taking » Ark of the covenant » From kirjath-jearim

1 Chronicles 13:8

And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, with songs and with harps and with psalteries and with timbrels and with cymbals and with trumpets.

Joy » Instances of » Of the israelites » When they made gifts to the house of God

1 Chronicles 29:9

Then the people rejoiced to have offered willingly because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD. Likewise, David the king rejoiced with great joy

Joy » Instances of » Of the macedonian Christians, when they made a contribution for the Christians at jerusalem

2 Corinthians 8:2

how that in a great trial of tribulation the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

Joy » Instances of » Of paul, when he prayed for the philippian Christians

Joy » Instances of » Of the women who returned from the lord's sepulcher

Matthew 28:8

And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy and ran to bring his disciples word.

Joy » Instances of » Of thessalonians, when they believed paul's gospel

Joy » Instances of » Of the shepherds, when they saw the infant jesus

Luke 2:20

And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

Joy » Instances of » Of the magi

Matthew 2:10

Seeing the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Joy » Instances of » Of the immobile man who was healed by peter

Acts 3:8

And he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered with them into the temple, walking and leaping and praising God.

Joy » Instances of » Of deborah and the israelites, when sisera was overthrown

Love to God » Should produce » Joy

Psalm 5:11

And all those that put their trust in thee shall rejoice: they shall ever be in jubilee, for thou shalt cover them; and all that love thy name shall be joyful in thee.

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Parents » Indulgence of children, examples of » Joy

Proverbs 27:11

My son, be wise and make my heart glad that I may answer him that reproaches me.

Luke 15:23-24

and bring here the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. And they began to be merry.

Paul » Characteristics of » Joy

2 Corinthians 7:4

Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you; I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

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Topics on Joy

Christ's Joy

43;15;11

These things I have spoken unto you that my joy may abide in you and that your joy might be fulfilled.

Fulness Of Joy

19;16;11

Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; in thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

God, Joy Of

19;37;4

In the same manner delight thyself in the LORD, and he shall give thee the desires of thy heart.

Joy And Happiness

42;1;14

And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

Joy As A Fruit Of The Spirit

48;5;22

But the fruit of the Spirit is this: Charity, joy, peace, tolerance, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Joy In Worship

19;100;1-2

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD all the earth.

Joy, And Human Experience

19;96;11-13

Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar and the fullness thereof.

Joy, Of Israel

19;100;1-4

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD all the earth.

Joy, Of The Church

42;2;8-11

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

Mourning Turned To Joy

19;30;11

Thou hast turned my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness;

Promised Joy

45;15;13

And believing, the God of hope fills you with all joy and peace that ye may abound in hope by the virtue of the Holy Spirit.

Restored Joy

19;51;12

Restore unto me the joy of thy saving health, and thy spirit of liberty shall uphold me.

Shouting For Joy

19;98;4

Sing with joy unto the LORD, all the earth; lift up thy voice and rejoice and sing praises.

The Holy Spirit Giving Joy

42;1;41-45

And it came to pass that when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit;

The Joy Of Fathers

20;23;24

The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice, and he that begets a wise child shall have joy with him.

The Soul Winners Joy

19;51;12

Restore unto me the joy of thy saving health, and thy spirit of liberty shall uphold me.