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John 17:13

And now I am coming to you, and I am saying these [things] in the world so that they may have my joy completed in themselves.

Nehemiah 8:10

Then he said to them, "Go, eat festive food and drink sweet drinks, and send a share to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our lord. Do not be grieved because the joy of Yahweh is your refuge."

Acts 8:8

And there was great joy in that city.

Luke 2:10

And the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring good news to you of great joy which will be for all the people:

Psalm 118:15

[The] sound of rejoicing and salvation [is] in [the] tents of [the] righteous; the right hand of Yahweh [has] done valiantly.

Isaiah 55:12

For you shall go out in joy, and you shall be led in peace. The mountains and the hills shall break forth before you, rejoicing and all the trees of the field shall clap hands.

Isaiah 9:3

You have made the nation numerous; you have not made the joy great. They rejoice in your presence as [with] joy at the harvest, as they rejoice when they divide plunder.

1 Peter 1:8

whom, [although you] have not seen, you love; in whom now you believe, [although you] do not see [him], and you rejoice greatly with joy inexpressible and full of glory,

Isaiah 51:11

So the redeemed ones of Yahweh shall return, and they shall come [to] Zion with singing, and everlasting joy [shall be] on their heads. Joy and gladness shall {appear}; sorrow and sighing shall flee away!

Psalm 4:7

You have put gladness in my heart more than {when} their grain and their wine abound.

Matthew 2:10

Now [when they] saw the star, they rejoiced [with] very great joy.

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Faith » Produces » Joy

1 Peter 1:8

whom, [although you] have not seen, you love; in whom now you believe, [although you] do not see [him], and you rejoice greatly with joy inexpressible and full of glory,

fruit of the Spirit » Joy

Philippians 1:18-19

{What is the result?} Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in this I rejoice. But also I will rejoice, for I know that this will turn out to me for deliverance through your prayer and the support of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

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Proverbs 27:11

Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad, and I will answer him who reproaches me [with] a word.

Luke 15:23-24

And bring the fattened calf--kill [it] and let us eat [and] celebrate, because this son of mine was dead, and is alive again! He was lost and is found!' And they began to celebrate.

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

Amos 8:10

And I will turn your feasts into mourning and all of your songs into lament, and I will put sackcloth on all loins and baldness on every head. And I will make it like the mourning for an only child, and its end like a bitter day.

Hosea 2:11

And I will put an end to all her mirth, her festivals, her new moons, and her Sabbaths, and all her appointed festivals;

Revelation 18:23

And the light of a lamp will never shine in you again! And the sound of a bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again! For your merchants were the most important people of the earth, because with your sorcery they deceived all the nations.

Ezekiel 26:13

And, I will put an end to the noise of your songs, and the sound of your lyres will not be heard any longer.

Isaiah 24:11

[there is] an outcry over the wine in the streets. All joy turns into {darkness}; the joy of the earth disappears.

Joy » Earthly » Enjoyment sought

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Enjoy life with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which he gives you under the sun, because this [is] your lot in life and in the toil with which you toil under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 2:10

I neither withheld anything from my eyes that they desired, nor did I deprive any pleasure from my heart. My heart rejoiced in all my toil, for this was my reward from all my toil.

Isaiah 9:3

You have made the nation numerous; you have not made the joy great. They rejoice in your presence as [with] joy at the harvest, as they rejoice when they divide plunder.

Ecclesiastes 5:18

Look! I have discovered what is good and fitting: to eat and to drink and {to enjoy} all [the fruit of] the toil with which one toils under the sun during the number of the days of his life that God gives to him--for this [is] his lot.

More verses: Ecclesiastes 3:22

Joy » Earthly » Manifested in laughter

Ecclesiastes 7:3

Sorrow [is] better than laughter, for by sadness of countenance the heart is made good.

Ecclesiastes 7:6

Like the sound of thorns under a pot, so also the laughter of fools. This also [is] vanity!

James 4:9

Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloominess.

Luke 6:25

Woe to you who are satisfied now, because you will be hungry. Woe, you who laugh now, because you will mourn and weep.

More verses: Ecclesiastes 2:2

Joy » Great joy, occasions of » In service

Psalm 126:5-6

Those who sow with tears shall reap with rejoicing. He who diligently goes [out] with weeping, carrying the seed bag, shall certainly come [in] with rejoicing, carrying his sheaves.

Acts 11:23

who, [when he] arrived and saw the grace of God, rejoiced and encouraged [them] all to remain true to the Lord with {devoted hearts},

Nehemiah 12:43

They offered on that day great sacrifices and rejoiced because God brought great joy to them. And the women and children also rejoiced. The joy of Jerusalem was heard from afar.

More verses: Psalm 100:2 John 4:36

Joy » Earthly » General references to

Job 20:5

that [the] rejoicing of [the] wicked [is] {short}, and the joy of [the] godless {lasts only a moment}?

Ecclesiastes 2:10

I neither withheld anything from my eyes that they desired, nor did I deprive any pleasure from my heart. My heart rejoiced in all my toil, for this was my reward from all my toil.

Ecclesiastes 7:6

Like the sound of thorns under a pot, so also the laughter of fools. This also [is] vanity!

Isaiah 16:10

And joy and gladness are taken away from the fruitful land, and in the vineyards no one exults, no one shouts for joy; no treader treads wine in the presses; I have put to an end to [the] jubilant shout.

More verses: James 4:9

Joy » Earthly » Innocent mirth

Nehemiah 8:12

All of the people went to eat, to drink, to send a share, and to have great joy because they understood the words that they had made known to them.

Jeremiah 30:19

And thanksgiving and [the] sound of merrymakers will come out from them, and I will make them numerous, and they will not be few. And I will make them honored, and they will not be lowly.

Luke 15:24

because this son of mine was dead, and is alive again! He was lost and is found!' And they began to celebrate.

Joy » Of the wicked

Job 20:5

that [the] rejoicing of [the] wicked [is] {short}, and the joy of [the] godless {lasts only a moment}?

Ecclesiastes 2:10

I neither withheld anything from my eyes that they desired, nor did I deprive any pleasure from my heart. My heart rejoiced in all my toil, for this was my reward from all my toil.

Ecclesiastes 7:6

Like the sound of thorns under a pot, so also the laughter of fools. This also [is] vanity!

Isaiah 16:10

And joy and gladness are taken away from the fruitful land, and in the vineyards no one exults, no one shouts for joy; no treader treads wine in the presses; I have put to an end to [the] jubilant shout.

Joy » Promised to saints

Psalm 132:16

I will also clothe its priests with salvation, and its faithful will shout exuberantly for joy.

Isaiah 56:7

I will bring them to {my holy mountain}; I will make them merry in my house of prayer. their burnt offerings and their sacrifices {will be accepted} on my altar, for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples,"

Isaiah 35:10

And the ransomed of Yahweh shall return, and they shall come [to] Zion with rejoicing. And everlasting joy [shall be] on their head; joy and gladness shall overtake [them], and sorrow and sighing shall flee.

Isaiah 55:12

For you shall go out in joy, and you shall be led in peace. The mountains and the hills shall break forth before you, rejoicing and all the trees of the field shall clap hands.

Joy » Of saints, is » In God

Psalm 89:16

In your name they rejoice all the day, and in your righteousness they rise up.

Psalm 149:2

Let Israel be glad in its maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their king.

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

2 Corinthians 7:4

Great [is] my confidence toward you; great [is] my boasting on your behalf; I am filled with encouragement; I am overflowing with joy in all our affliction.

1 Thessalonians 3:9

For what thanks can we repay to God concerning you, because of all the joy [with] which we rejoice because of you before our God,

Joy » Afflictions of saints succeeded by

Isaiah 35:10

And the ransomed of Yahweh shall return, and they shall come [to] Zion with rejoicing. And everlasting joy [shall be] on their head; joy and gladness shall overtake [them], and sorrow and sighing shall flee.

Joy » Instances of » When they turned away from idolatry

2 Chronicles 23:21

So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet [after] Athaliah had been killed with the sword.

2 Chronicles 15:14-15

And they took an oath to Yahweh with a great voice, with shouting, with trumpets, and with horns. And all Judah rejoiced over the oath, for they swore with all their heart. And they sought him with their whole desire, and he was found by them, and Yahweh gave rest to them all around.

2 Chronicles 23:18

And Jehoiada placed appointees [at] the house of Yahweh under the hand of the Levitical priests whom David had allotted to the house of Yahweh to offer burnt offerings to Yahweh as was written in the law of Moses, with joy and with song, according to the {order of David}.

2 Chronicles 29:30

Then King Hezekiah and the princes commanded the Levites to praise Yahweh with the words of David and Asaph the seer. So they offered praise with joy, and they bowed down and worshiped.

2 Chronicles 29:36

And Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced over what God had established with the people, for the matter happened suddenly.

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

2 Corinthians 7:13

Because of this we have been encouraged, and in addition to our encouragement, we rejoiced much more over the joy of Titus, because his spirit had been refreshed by all of you.

2 Corinthians 8:6

So we urged Titus that, just as he had previously begun [it], thus he would also complete for you this [act of] grace.

1 Corinthians 16:18

for they have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore recognize such people.

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Famine

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Though the fig tree [does] not blossom, nor there be fruit on the vines; the yield of [the] olive tree fails, and the cultivated fields do not yield food; [the] flock is cut off from the animal pen, and there is no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will rejoice in Yahweh; I will exult in the God of my salvation.

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

1 John 1:3-4

what we have seen and heard, we announce to you also, in order that you also may have fellowship with us, and indeed our fellowship [is] with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these [things] we write, in order that our joy may be complete.

2 John 1:12

[Although] I have many [things] to write to you, I do not want [to do so] by means of paper and ink, but I hope to be with you and to speak {face to face}, so that your joy may be complete.

Joy » Ministers should » Esteem their people as their

Joy » Liberality in God's service should cause

1 Chronicles 29:17

And I know, my God, that you yourself test the heart and are pleased with uprightness. I, in the uprightness of my heart, have willingly offered all these [things], and now I have seen your people who are found here willingly offer to you.

1 Chronicles 29:9

And the people rejoiced over their freewill offering, for with a whole heart they had willingly offered to Yahweh, and King David also rejoiced with great joy.

Joy » Ministers should » Promote, in their people

Philippians 1:25

And because I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,

2 Corinthians 1:24

Not that we lord it over your faith, but we are fellow workers for your joy, because by faith you stand firm.

Joy » Of the wicked » Is derived from earthly pleasures

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth! Follow the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes-- but know that God will bring you into judgment for all these things.

Ecclesiastes 2:10

I neither withheld anything from my eyes that they desired, nor did I deprive any pleasure from my heart. My heart rejoiced in all my toil, for this was my reward from all my toil.

Joy » Vanity of seeking, from earthly things

Ecclesiastes 11:8

For if a man lives many years, let him rejoice in all of them! Let him remember that the days of the darkness will be many-- all that is coming [is] vanity!

Ecclesiastes 2:10

I neither withheld anything from my eyes that they desired, nor did I deprive any pleasure from my heart. My heart rejoiced in all my toil, for this was my reward from all my toil.

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

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

Revelation 5:9-10

And they were singing a new song, saying, "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slaughtered, and bought [people] for God by your blood from every tribe and language and people and nation, and made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they will reign on the earth."

Revelation 12:12

Because of this, rejoice, you heavens, and those who live in them! Woe [to] the earth and [to] the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great anger, [because he] knows that he has little 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 [so] he brought out his people with joy, his chosen ones with rejoicing.

Jeremiah 31:10-13

Hear the word of Yahweh, nations, and declare in the coastlands from afar, and say, "The scatterer of Israel will gather him, and he will keep him as a shepherd his flock. For Yahweh has ransomed Jacob, and he has redeemed him from [the] hand of [the] person {stronger} than he. And they will come, and they will sing for joy on the height of Zion, and they will be radiant over the goodness of Yahweh, over [the] grain, and over [the] wine, and over [the] olive oil, and over [the] young ones of [the] flock, and over [the] cattle. And their life will become like a well-watered garden, and they will never languish again." read more.
"Then [the] young woman will rejoice in [the] dancing in a ring, and [the] young men and [the] old men together. And I will turn their mourning to jubilation, and I will comfort them, and I will gladden them from their sorrow.

Joy » Restored » At the deliverance of the nation

Jeremiah 31:13

"Then [the] young woman will rejoice in [the] dancing in a ring, and [the] young men and [the] old men together. And I will turn their mourning to jubilation, and I will comfort them, and I will gladden them from their sorrow.

Jeremiah 30:19

And thanksgiving and [the] sound of merrymakers will come out from them, and I will make them numerous, and they will not be few. And I will make them honored, and they will not be lowly.

Joy » Saints should afford, to their ministers

Philemon 1:20

Yes, brother, I ought to have some benefit of you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.

Joy » God's word affords

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found and I ate them, and your words became to me as jubilation, even as the joy of my heart, for your name is called on me, Yahweh God of hosts.

Nehemiah 8:12

All of the people went to eat, to drink, to send a share, and to have great joy because they understood the words that they had made known to them.

Joy » Encouraged to saints

Philippians 3:1

Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same [things] to you [is] not troublesome to me, but [is] a safeguard for you.

Psalm 32:11

Be glad in Yahweh and rejoice, [you] righteous, and shout for joy, all [you] upright of heart.

Joy » God gives

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to the person who [is] good in his eyes, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and heaping up only to give [it] to [him who is] pleasing to him. This also [is] vanity and chasing wind!

Psalm 4:7

You have put gladness in my heart more than {when} their grain and their wine abound.

Joy » Soul-winners' » Thrills the church

Acts 15:3

So they were sent on their way by the church, [and] passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, telling in detail the conversion of the Gentiles and bringing great joy to all the brothers.

Joy » Of saints should be » Expressed in hymns

Joy » Of the wicked » Is short-lived

Job 20:5

that [the] rejoicing of [the] wicked [is] {short}, and the joy of [the] godless {lasts only a moment}?

Ecclesiastes 7:6

Like the sound of thorns under a pot, so also the laughter of fools. This also [is] vanity!

Joy » Of saints, is » In Christ

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

1 Thessalonians 2:19-20

For who [is] our hope or joy or crown of boasting? [Is it] not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at his coming? For you are our glory and joy.

1 Thessalonians 3:9

For what thanks can we repay to God concerning you, because of all the joy [with] which we rejoice because of you before our God,

Joy » Attributed to God

Jeremiah 32:41

And I will rejoice over them to do good [to] them, and I will plant them in this land in faithfulness with all my heart, and with all my inner self."

Deuteronomy 30:9

And Yahweh your God will make you prosperous {in all your undertakings}, and in the fruit of your livestock and in the fruit of your ground {abundantly}, for Yahweh {will again rejoice} over you, [just] as he rejoiced over your ancestors.

Deuteronomy 28:63

{And then} as Yahweh delighted over you {to make you prosperous} to make you numerous, so Yahweh shall delight over you to exterminate you and to destroy you, and [so] you shall be plucked from the land that you [are] going there to take possession of it.

Joy » Holy--illustrated

Isaiah 9:3

You have made the nation numerous; you have not made the joy great. They rejoice in your presence as [with] joy at the harvest, as they rejoice when they divide plunder.

Matthew 13:44

"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, that a man found [and] concealed, and in his joy he goes and sells everything that he has and buys that field.

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

Esther 7:10

And they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai, and the anger of the king was abated.

Esther 8:15-16

Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in {royal clothing} of blue cloth and white linen, and a great crown of gold and a robe of fine white linen and purple, and the city of Susa was shouting and rejoicing. For the Jews, there was light and gladness, joy and honor.

Joy » Of saints, is » For divine protection

Psalm 5:11

But let all who take shelter in you rejoice. Let them ever sing for joy, {because} you spread protection over them; And let those [who] love your name exult in you.

Psalm 16:8-9

I have set Yahweh before me always. Because [he is] at my right hand I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices. Yes, my body will dwell in safety,

Joy » Of saints, is » For salvation

Psalm 21:1

O Yahweh, [the] king will rejoice in your strength, and how greatly he will delight in your help.

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 who [is] our hope or joy or crown of boasting? [Is it] not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at his coming? For you are our glory and joy.

Joy » Saints shall be presented to God with exceeding

Jude 1:24

Now to the one who is able to protect you from stumbling and make [you] to stand before his glory blameless with exultation,

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Imprisonment

Acts 16:23

And [after they] had inflicted many blows on them, they threw [them] into prison, giving orders to the jailer to guard them securely.

Joy » Of saints should be » Under trials

Joy » Of saints should be » Animated

Psalm 32:11

Be glad in Yahweh and rejoice, [you] righteous, and shout for joy, all [you] upright of heart.

Joy » Of saints should be » Exceeding

Psalm 21:6

For you set [on] him blessings forever. You make him glad with [the] joy [of] your presence.

Psalm 68:3

But [the] righteous will be glad; they will exalt before God, and will rejoice with joy.

Joy » Experienced by » Believers

Luke 24:52

And they worshiped him [and] returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

Joy » Of saints, is » For divine support

Psalm 63:7

Because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.

Joy » Pray for restoration of

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

Matthew 21:8-9

And a very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading [them] on the road. And the crowds who went ahead of him and the ones who followed were shouting, saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed [is] the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest [heaven]!"

Mark 11:8-10

And many [people] spread their cloaks on the road, and others [spread] leafy branches [they] had cut from the fields. And those who went ahead and those who were following were shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed [is] the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed [is] the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest [heaven]!"

Joy » Saints should engage in all religious services with

Psalm 42:4

These I remember and I pour out my soul within me: that I would go with the multitude; I led them [in procession] to the house of God, with a voice of rejoicing and thanksgiving, a crowd celebrating a festival.

Ezra 6:22

With joy they celebrated the festival of unleavened bread [for] seven days, because Yahweh had made them joyful and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria toward them in order to help them with the work of their hands on the house of 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 sound from heaven like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder, and the sound that I heard [was] like harpists playing on their harps. And they were singing [something] like a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders, and no one was able to learn the song except the one hundred forty-four thousand who had been bought from the earth.

Joy » Of saints should be » Abundant

2 Corinthians 8:2

that with a great ordeal of affliction, the abundance of their joy and the extreme depth of their poverty have overflowed to the wealth of their generosity.

Joy » Holy--exemplified » David

1 Chronicles 29:9

And the people rejoiced over their freewill offering, for with a whole heart they had willingly offered to Yahweh, and King David also 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 to their tents rejoicing and festive of heart on account of the goodness that Yahweh had done for David, Solomon, and Israel his people.

Joy » Saints should have, in all their undertakings

Deuteronomy 12:18

But only {before} Yahweh your God you shall eat it, at the place that Yahweh your God will choose, you and your son and your daughter and your slave and your slave woman and the Levite who [is] in your {towns}, and you must rejoice {before} your God {in all your undertakings}.

Joy » Of saints should be » Under calamities

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Though the fig tree [does] not blossom, nor there be fruit on the vines; the yield of [the] olive tree fails, and the cultivated fields do not yield food; [the] flock is cut off from the animal pen, and there is no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will rejoice in Yahweh; I will exult in the God of my salvation.

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

1 Peter 4:12-13

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, [when it] takes place to test you, as [if] [something] strange were happening to you. But to the degree that you share in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice, so that also at the revelation of his glory you may rejoice [and] be glad.

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

Revelation 19:6

And I heard [something] like the sound of a great crowd and [something] like the sound of many waters and [something] like the sound of powerful thunder, saying, "Hallelujah! For the Lord God, the All-Powerful, reigns!

Joy » Of saints should be » Under persecutions

Matthew 5:11-12

Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute [you] and say all kinds of evil things against you, lying on account of me. Rejoice and be glad, because your reward [is] great in heaven, for in the [same] way they persecuted the prophets before you.

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

1 Chronicles 15:25

And it happened [that] David and the elders of Israel and the commanders of thousands went to bring up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh from the house of Obed-Edom with joy.

1 Chronicles 15:16

Then David ordered the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their brothers [as] singers with instruments of song, musical instruments, stringed instruments, and cymbals, {raising their voices for joy}.

1 Chronicles 15:28

And all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh with shouting, with the sound of a shofar, and with trumpets and cymbals, making loud music with musical instruments and stringed instruments.

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 who plan} evil, but to {those who plan} peace, [there is] joy.

Joy » Experienced by » The just

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

Psalm 51:12-13

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and with a willing spirit sustain me. [Then] I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.

Joy » Of the wicked » Is derived from folly

Proverbs 15:21

Folly is a joy to him who lacks {sense}, and a person of understanding {will walk upright}.

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 you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and remain in his love. I have spoken these [things] to you in order that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be made complete.

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

2 Corinthians 1:24

Not that we lord it over your faith, but we are fellow workers for your joy, because by faith you stand firm.

2 Corinthians 2:3

And I wrote this very [thing] in order that [when I] came, I would not experience sorrow from those who ought to have made me glad, [because I] have confidence about you all, that my joy {belongs to all of you}.

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

Ruth 2:20

And Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, "[May] he be blessed by Yahweh, whose loyal love has not forsaken the living or the dead." And Naomi said to her, "The man is a close relative for us, he [is] one of our redeemers."

Ruth 4:14

And the women said to Naomi, "Blessed be Yahweh who today {did not leave you without a redeemer}! And may his name be renowned 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 to them, "Go, eat festive food and drink sweet drinks, and send a share to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our lord. Do not be grieved because the joy of Yahweh is your refuge."

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 army, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among people {with whom he is pleased}!"

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

Matthew 28:8

And they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, [and] ran to tell his disciples.

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

Matthew 2:10

Now [when they] saw the star, they rejoiced [with] very 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

Now [when they] saw the star, they rejoiced [with] very great joy.

Joy » Holy--exemplified » Hannah

1 Samuel 2:1

Then Hannah prayed and said, "My heart exults in Yahweh, my strength [is] exalted in Yahweh; {I grin} over my enemies, for I rejoice over your salvation.

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 joy and gladness are taken away from the fruitful land, and in the vineyards no one exults, no one shouts for joy; no treader treads wine in the presses; I have put to an end to [the] jubilant shout.

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

1 Chronicles 29:10-19

Then David blessed Yahweh in the sight of all the assembly, and David said, "Blessed [are] you, O Yahweh, God of Israel, our father forever and ever! To you, O Yahweh, [is] the greatness and the power and the splendor and the glory and the strength, for everything in the heavens and in the earth. Yours, O Yahweh, [is] the kingdom and exaltation over all as head! And wealth and glory [are] from you, and you rule over all. And in your hand [is] power and might. And in your hand [is power] to make great and to give strength to all. read more.
And now, our God, we give thanks to you and offer praise to the name of your splendor. And indeed, who [am] I, and who [are] my people that we retain power to offer according to these [offerings] willingly? For everything [is] from you, and from your hand we have given to you. For we [are] strangers before you and sojourners like all our ancestors. Our days [are] like the shadow upon earth, and there is no hope [of abiding]. O Yahweh our God, all this abundance that we have provided to build for you a house for your holy name is from your hand, and all [of it] is yours. And I know, my God, that you yourself test the heart and are pleased with uprightness. I, in the uprightness of my heart, have willingly offered all these [things], and now I have seen your people who are found here willingly offer to you. O Yahweh, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our ancestors, keep this forever as a plan [and] thoughts of the heart of your people, and establish their heart toward you. Grant to Solomon my son a heart of peace to keep your commands, your statutes, and your regulations to do everything, and to build the citadel for which I have provided."

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

Joy » Of saints, is » For temporal blessings

Joel 2:23-24

Be glad, children of Zion, be glad and rejoice in Yahweh your God, because he has given for you the autumn rains for [your] righteousness, and he has {poured down} for you rainwater, [the] autumn and spring rains, as before. The threshing floors will be full [with] grain, and the vats will overflow [with] new wine and olive 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

And the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring good news to you of great joy which will be for all the people: that today a Savior, who is Christ the Lord, was born for you in the city of David.

Joy » Increased to the meek

Isaiah 29:19

And [the] meek {have joy after joy} in Yahweh, and [the] needy of [the] people 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, [although you] have not seen, you love; in whom now you believe, [although you] do not see [him], and you rejoice greatly with joy inexpressible and full of glory,

Joy » Of saints should be » Unspeakable

1 Peter 1:8

whom, [although you] have not seen, you love; in whom now you believe, [although you] do not see [him], and you rejoice greatly with joy inexpressible and full of glory,

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

Psalm 126:6

He who diligently goes [out] with weeping, carrying the seed bag, shall certainly come [in] with rejoicing, carrying his sheaves.

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

Luke 15:6-7

And [when he] returns to [his] home, he calls together [his] friends and neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost!' I tell you that in the [same] way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.

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

Acts 11:22-23

{And the report came to the attention} of the church that was in Jerusalem about them, and they sent out Barnabas as far as Antioch, who, [when he] arrived and saw the grace of God, rejoiced and encouraged [them] all to remain true to the Lord with {devoted hearts},

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

Ezra 3:11-13

And they {sang responsively}, with praising and thanksgiving to Yahweh [saying], "For he is good, for his loyal love is everlasting for Israel." And all of the people responded with a great shout of joyful acclaim in praise to Yahweh because the house of Yahweh was laid. But many of the elderly priests, Levites, and heads of the families who had seen the first temple, wept with a loud voice when they saw the foundation of this house, but many {shouted aloud with joy}. No person could distinguish the sound of joyful acclaim from the sound of people weeping, for the people shouted with great joyful acclaim and the sound was heard from afar.

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

Luke 15:20-32

And he set out [and] came to his own father. But [while] he was still a long way away, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran {and embraced him} and kissed him. And [his] son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and {in your sight}! I am no longer worthy to be called your son!' But [his] father said to his slaves, 'Quickly bring out the best robe and put [it] on him, and put a ring on his finger and sandals on [his] feet! read more.
And bring the fattened calf--kill [it] and let us eat [and] celebrate, because this son of mine was dead, and is alive again! He was lost and is found!' And they began to celebrate. "Now his older son was in the field, and when he came [and] approached the house, he heard music and dancing. And he summoned one of the slaves [and] asked what these [things] meant. And he said to him, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has gotten him back healthy.' But he became angry and did not want to go in. So his father came out [and] began to implore him. But he answered [and] said to his father, 'Behold, so many years I have served you, and have never disobeyed your command! And you never gave me a young goat so that I could celebrate with my friends! But when this son of yours returned--who has consumed your assets with prostitutes--you killed the fattened calf for him!' But he said to him, 'Child, you are always with me, and {everything I have belongs to you}. But it was necessary to celebrate and to rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead, and is alive, and was lost, and is found!'"

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

Acts 20:22-24

"And now behold, bound by the Spirit I am traveling to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me {there}, except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in town [after town], saying that bonds and persecutions await me. But I consider [my] life [as] worth {nothing} to myself, in order to finish my mission and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify [to] 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

With joy they celebrated the festival of unleavened bread [for] seven days, because Yahweh had made them joyful and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria toward them in order to help them with the work of their hands on the house of the God of Israel.

Ezra 6:16

And the {Israelites}, the priests, the Levites, and the rest of the {returned exiles} celebrated 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

In the [same] way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." And he said, "A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to [his] father, 'Father, give me the share of the property that is coming to [me].' So he divided [his] assets between them. read more.
And after not many days, the younger son gathered everything [and] went on a journey to a distant country, and there he squandered his wealth [by] living wastefully. And [after] he had spent everything, there was a severe famine throughout that country, and he began to be in need. And he went [and] hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to tend pigs. And he was longing to fill his stomach with the carob pods that the pigs were eating, and no one was giving [anything] to him. "But [when he] came to himself, he said, 'How many of my father's hired workers have an abundance {of food}, and I am dying here from hunger! I will set out [and] go to my father and will say to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and {in your sight}! I am no longer worthy to be called your son! Make me like one of your hired workers.' And he set out [and] came to his own father. But [while] he was still a long way away, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran {and embraced him} and kissed him. And [his] son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and {in your sight}! I am no longer worthy to be called your son!' But [his] father said to his slaves, 'Quickly bring out the best robe and put [it] on him, and put a ring on his finger and sandals on [his] feet! And bring the fattened calf--kill [it] and let us eat [and] celebrate, because this son of mine was dead, and is alive again! He was lost and is found!' And they began to celebrate. "Now his older son was in the field, and when he came [and] approached the house, he heard music and dancing. And he summoned one of the slaves [and] asked what these [things] meant. And he said to him, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has gotten him back healthy.' But he became angry and did not want to go in. So his father came out [and] began to implore him. But he answered [and] said to his father, 'Behold, so many years I have served you, and have never disobeyed your command! And you never gave me a young goat so that I could celebrate with my friends! But when this son of yours returned--who has consumed your assets with prostitutes--you killed the fattened calf for him!' But he said to him, 'Child, you are always with me, and {everything I have belongs to you}. But it was necessary to celebrate and to rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead, and is alive, and 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 joy 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 am coming to you, and I am saying these [things] in the world so that they may have my joy completed in themselves.

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

Luke 24:52

And they worshiped 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 every day, devoting themselves [to meeting] with one purpose in the temple [courts] and breaking bread from house [to house], they were eating [their] food with joy and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding every day to the total [of] those who were being saved.

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

Exodus 15:1-22

Then Moses and the {Israelites} sang this song to Yahweh, {and they said}, "Let me sing to Yahweh because he is highly exalted; [the] horse and its rider he hurled into the sea. Yah [is] my strength and song, and he has become my salvation; this [is] my God, and I will praise him--the God of my father--and I will exalt him. Yahweh [is] a man of war; Yahweh [is] his name. read more.
The chariots of Pharaoh and his army he cast into the sea, and his choice adjutants were sunk in the {Red Sea}. The deep waters covered them; they went down into the depths like a stone. Yahweh, your right hand [is] glorious in power; Yahweh, your right hand destroyed [the] enemy. And in the greatness of your majesty you overthrew those standing up [to] you; you released your fierce anger, and it consumed them like stubble. And by the breath of your nostrils waters were piled up; waves stood like a heap; deep waters in the middle of the sea congealed. [The] enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide plunder, my desire will be full [of] them, I will draw my sword, my hand will destroy them.' You blew with your breath; the sea covered them; they dropped like lead in the mighty waters. Who is like you among the gods, Yahweh? Who is like you--glorious in holiness, awesome [in] praiseworthy actions, doing wonders? You stretched out your right hand; the earth swallowed them. In your loyal love you led [the] people whom you redeemed; in your strength you guided [them] to the abode of your holiness. Peoples heard; they trembled; anguish seized the inhabitants of Philistia. Then the chiefs of Edom were horrified; great distress seized the leaders of Moab; all of the inhabitants of Canaan melted away. Terror and dread fell on them; at the greatness of your arm they became silent like the stone, until your people passed by, Yahweh, until [the] people whom you bought passed by. You brought them and planted them on the mountain of your inheritance, a place you made for yourself to inhabit, Yahweh, a sanctuary, Lord, [that] your hands established. Yahweh will reign as king forever and ever." When the horses of Pharaoh came into the sea with his chariots and with his charioteers, Yahweh brought back upon them the waters of the sea, and the {Israelites} traveled on dry ground through the middle of the sea. And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took her tambourine in her hand, and all of the women went out after her with tambourines and with dances. And Miriam answered, "Sing to Yahweh because he is highly exalted; [the] horse and its rider he hurled into the sea." And Moses caused Israel to set out from the {Red Sea}, and they went out into the desert of Shur, and they traveled three days in the desert, and they did not find water.

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

Luke 2:28-32

he took him in [his] arms and praised God and said, "Now dismiss your slave in peace, Lord, according to your word. For my eyes have seen your salvation read more.
that you have prepared in the presence of all the peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory to your people Israel."

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

Luke 1:67-79

And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying, "Blessed [be] the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited to help and {has redeemed} his people, and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David, read more.
just as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from earliest times-- salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all those who hate us, to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant, the oath that he swore to Abraham our father, to grant us [that] we, being rescued from the hand of [our] enemies, could serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. And so you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go on before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins, because of the merciful compassion of our God by which the dawn will visit to help us from on high, to give light to those who sit 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

And Mary said, "My soul exalts the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced greatly in God my Savior, because he has looked upon the humble state of his female slave, for behold, from now on all generations will consider me blessed, read more.
because the Mighty [One] has done great [things] for me, and holy [is] his name. And his mercy [is] for generation after generation to those who fear him. He has done a mighty deed with his arm; he has dispersed the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down rulers from [their] thrones, and has exalted the lowly. He has filled those who are hungry with good [things], and those who are rich he has sent away empty-handed. He has helped Israel his servant, remembering [his] mercy, just as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants {forever}." And Mary stayed with her about three months, and returned to her home.

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

1 Samuel 2:1-11

Then Hannah prayed and said, "My heart exults in Yahweh, my strength [is] exalted in Yahweh; {I grin} over my enemies, for I rejoice over your salvation. There is no one holy like Yahweh, for there is no one besides you, and there is no rock like our God. Do not increase speaking {very proud} words! Let no arrogance go forth from your mouth, for Yahweh is a God of knowledge [whose] deeds are not weighed. read more.
The bows of mighty warriors [are] shattered, but those who stumble gird [themselves with] strength. Those who were full must hire themselves out for bread, but those who are hungry will become fat. As for the infertile, she will bear seven, but [she who has] many sons withers away. Yahweh kills and restores alive, he brings down [to] Sheol and raises up. Yahweh makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and also exalts. He raises up the poor from [the] dust. From [the] ash heap he lifts up the needy, to cause them to sit with noble people and to cause them to inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth belong to Yahweh and he has set the inhabited world on them. He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked will be destroyed in the darkness, because a man will not prevail by [his] might. Yahweh will shatter his adversaries; he will thunder against them in the heavens. Yahweh will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to his king and will exalt the might of his anointed one. Then Elkanah went to Ramah, to his house. Now the boy was serving Yahweh {in the presence of} 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 army, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among people {with whom he is pleased}!"

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

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

Joy » Of saints, is » For election

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

Joy » Christ's joy » Bestowed through his words

John 17:13

And now I am coming to you, and I am saying these [things] in the world so that they may have my joy completed in themselves.

Joy » Christ's joy » Abides in believers

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

1 Samuel 18:6-7

{When they were coming back} after David had returned from striking down the Philistine, the women went out from all the cities of Israel singing and dancing to meet King Saul with tambourines, with joy, and with three-stringed instruments. And the women sang as they danced, and they said, "Saul has struck down his thousands, but David his ten thousands!"

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

Hosea 2:15

From there I will give her her vineyards, and the Valley of Achor as a doorway of hope. And there she will respond, as [in] the days of her youth, just as [in] the day of her coming out of the land of Egypt.

Joy » Restored » At the vision of the risen saviour

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Persecution

Acts 5:41

So they went out from the presence of the Sanhedrin rejoicing, because they had been considered worthy to be dishonored for the sake of the name.

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

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

Acts 2:28

You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with gladness with your presence.'

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

Ezra 3:12

But many of the elderly priests, Levites, and heads of the families who had seen the first temple, wept with a loud voice when they saw the foundation of this house, but many {shouted aloud with joy}.

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

Acts 15:3

So they were sent on their way by the church, [and] passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, telling in detail the conversion of the Gentiles and bringing great joy to all the brothers.

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

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

John 4:36

The one who reaps receives wages and gathers fruit for eternal life, in order that the one who sows and the one who reaps can rejoice together.

Joy » Of the wicked » Should be turned into mourning

James 4:9

Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloominess.

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

Nehemiah 8:9-18

Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all of the people, "This day is holy to Yahweh your God. Do not mourn nor weep." For all of the people wept when they heard the words of the law. Then he said to them, "Go, eat festive food and drink sweet drinks, and send a share to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our lord. Do not be grieved because the joy of Yahweh is your refuge." So the Levites silenced all of the people, saying, "Silence, for this day is holy. Do not be grieved." read more.
All of the people went to eat, to drink, to send a share, and to have great joy because they understood the words that they had made known to them. On the second day the heads of the {families} of all the people, the priests, and the Levites gathered together to Ezra the scribe to study the words of the law. They found written in the law, which Yahweh had commanded by the hand of Moses, that the {Israelites} should live in booths during the festival of the seventh month, and that they should proclaim and give voice in all of their cities in Jerusalem, saying, "Go out to the hill and bring olive tree branches, olive oil wood branches, myrtle shrub branches, palm tree branches, and other leafy tree branches to make booths, as it is written." So the people went out and brought them and made booths for themselves, each on his roof, in their courtyards, in the courtyards of the house of God, in the public square of the Water Gate, and in the public square of the Gate of Ephraim. And all of the assembly of those who returned from captivity made booths and lived in the booths because the {Israelites} had not done it from the days of Jeshua son of Nun until that day. And there was very great joy. And he read from the scroll of the law of God day by day from the first day up to the last day. They celebrated the festival for seven days, and on the eighth day there was an assembly according to the rule.

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

1 Peter 1:8-9

whom, [although you] have not seen, you love; in whom now you believe, [although you] do not see [him], and you rejoice greatly with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining the goal of your faith, the salvation of [your] souls.

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

Luke 1:5-44

It happened that in the days of Herod, king of Judea, [there was] a certain priest, Zechariah by name, of the division of Abijah. And {he had a wife} from the daughters of Aaron, and her name [was] Elizabeth. And they were both righteous in the sight of God, living blamelessly in all the commandments and regulations of the Lord. And {they did not have} a child, because Elizabeth was barren. And they were both advanced {in years}. read more.
And it happened that [while] he was serving as priest before God in the order of his division, according to the custom of the priesthood he was chosen by lot to enter into the temple of the Lord to burn incense. And the whole crowd of the people were praying outside at the hour of the incense offering. And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. And Zechariah was terrified [when he] saw [the angel], and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will call his name John. And {you will experience joy and exultation}, and many will rejoice at his birth. For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and he must never drink wine or beer, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit [while he is] still in his mother's womb. And he will turn many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God. And he will go on before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to prepare for the Lord a people made ready." And Zechariah said to the angel, "By what will I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced {in years}!" And the angel answered [and] said to him, "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to announce to you this good news. And behold, you will be silent and not able to speak until the day these [things] take place, {because} you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time." And the people were waiting for Zechariah, and began to wonder [when] he was delayed in the temple. And [when he] came out he was not able to speak to them, and they realized that he had seen a vision in the temple. And he kept making signs to them, and remained unable to speak. And it happened that when the days of his service came to an end, he went away to his home. Now after these days, his wife Elizabeth conceived, and she kept herself in seclusion [for] five months, saying, "Thus the Lord has done for me in the days in which he has concerned himself with [me], to take away my disgrace among people." Now in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee {named} Nazareth, to a virgin legally promised in marriage to a man {named} Joseph of the house of David. And the name of the virgin [was] Mary. And he came to her [and] said, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord [is] with you." But she was greatly perplexed at the statement, and was pondering what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in the womb and will give birth to a son, and you will call his name Jesus. This one will be great, and he will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David. And he will reign over the house of Jacob {forever}, and of his kingdom there will be no end. And Mary said to the angel, "How will this be, since I have not had sexual relations with a man?" And the angel answered [and] said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore also the one to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, your relative Elizabeth--she also has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren. For {nothing will be impossible with God}." So Mary said, "Behold, the Lord's female slave! May it happen to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her. Now in those days Mary set out [and] traveled with haste into the hill country, to a town of Judah, and entered into the house of Zechariah, and greeted Elizabeth. And it happened that when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby in her womb leaped and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. And she cried out with a loud shout and said, "Blessed [are] you among women, and blessed [is] the fruit of your womb! And why [is] this [granted] to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy!

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

Acts 15:3

So they were sent on their way by the church, [and] passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, telling in detail the conversion of the Gentiles and bringing great joy to all the brothers.

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

Luke 15:5

And [when he] has found [it], he places [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 also their relatives, as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought food on donkeys, on camels, on mules, and on oxen--provisions of flour, cakes of figs, raisin cakes, wine and oil, cattle and sheep in abundance, for [there was] great joy in Israel.

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

1 Samuel 10:24

Then Samuel said to all the people, "Do you see him whom Yahweh has chosen? For there is no one 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] wretched 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

Acts 11:18

And [when they] heard these [things], they became silent and praised God, saying, "Then God has granted the repentance [leading] to life to the Gentiles also!"

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

Judges 11:34

Jephthah came to Mizpah, to his house, and behold his daughter came out to meet him with tambourines and dancing. She [was] his only child; he did not have a son or daughter except her.

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

Luke 24:53

And they were {continually} in the temple [courts] praising God.

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 [while] they were still disbelieving because of joy and were marveling, he said to them, "Do you have anything {to eat} here?"

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

Acts 12:14

And recognizing Peter's voice, because of [her] joy she did not open the gate, but ran in [and] announced [that] Peter was standing 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

They offered on that day great sacrifices and rejoiced because God brought great joy to them. And the women and children also rejoiced. The joy of Jerusalem was heard from afar.

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

1 Chronicles 13:8

Now David and all Israel were celebrating before God with all [their] strength, and with songs, lyres, harps, tambourines, cymbals, and trumpets.

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

1 Chronicles 29:9

And the people rejoiced over their freewill offering, for with a whole heart they had willingly offered to Yahweh, and King David also 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

that with a great ordeal of affliction, the abundance of their joy and the extreme depth of their poverty have overflowed to the wealth of their generosity.

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 tomb with fear and great joy, [and] ran to tell his disciples.

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 that they had heard and seen, just as it had been told to them.

Joy » Instances of » Of the magi

Matthew 2:10

Now [when they] saw the star, they rejoiced [with] very great joy.

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

Acts 3:8

And leaping up, he stood and began walking around and entered into the temple [courts] with them, 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

But let all who take shelter in you rejoice. Let them ever sing for joy, {because} you spread protection over them; And let those [who] love your name exult in you.

seven Morning glories » Joy

Parents » Indulgence of children, examples of » Joy

Proverbs 27:11

Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad, and I will answer him who reproaches me [with] a word.

Luke 15:23-24

And bring the fattened calf--kill [it] and let us eat [and] celebrate, because this son of mine was dead, and is alive again! He was lost and is found!' And they began to celebrate.

Paul » Characteristics of » Joy

2 Corinthians 7:4

Great [is] my confidence toward you; great [is] my boasting on your behalf; I am filled with encouragement; I am overflowing with joy in all our affliction.

Seven » Morning glories of john » Joy

Topics on Joy

Christ's Joy

43;15;11

I have spoken these [things] to you in order that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be made complete.

Fulness Of Joy

19;16;11

You will make known to me [the] path of life. In your presence [is] fullness of joy. At your right hand [are] pleasures forever.

God, Joy Of

19;37;4

Take pleasure in Yahweh as well, and he will give to you the requests of your heart.

Joy And Happiness

42;1;14

And {you will experience joy and exultation}, and many will rejoice at his birth.

Joy In Worship

19;100;1-2

Shout in triumph to Yahweh, all the earth.

Joy, And Human Experience

19;96;11-13

Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice. Let the sea with its fullness roar.

Joy, Of Israel

19;100;1-4

Shout in triumph to Yahweh, all the earth.

Joy, Of The Church

42;2;8-11

And there were shepherds in the same region, living out of doors and keeping watch, guarding over their flock by night.

Mourning Turned To Joy

19;30;11

You have turned my wailing into my dancing. You have removed my sackcloth and clothed me [with] joy

Promised Joy

45;15;13

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Restored Joy

19;51;12

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and with a willing spirit sustain me.

Shouting For Joy

19;98;4

Shout joyfully to Yahweh, all the earth. Be cheerful and sing for joy and sing praises.

The Holy Spirit Giving Joy

42;1;41-45

And it happened that when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby in her womb leaped and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

The Joy Of Fathers

20;23;24

The father of the righteous will surely rejoice; he who bears a wise person will be happy with him.

The Soul Winners Joy

19;51;12

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and with a willing spirit sustain me.