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John 17:13

"But now I am coming to Thee, and I speak these words while I am in the world, in order that they may have my gladness within them filling their hearts.

Acts 8:8

And there was great joy in that city.

Luke 2:10

But the angel said to them, "Put away all fear; for I am bringing you good news of great joy--joy for all the People.

1 Peter 1:8

Him you love, though your eyes have never looked on Him. In Him, though at present you cannot see Him, you nevertheless trust, and triumph with a joy which is unspeakable and is crowned with glory,

Matthew 2:10

When they saw the star, the sight filled them with intense joy.

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Faith » Produces » Joy

1 Peter 1:8

Him you love, though your eyes have never looked on Him. In Him, though at present you cannot see Him, you nevertheless trust, and triumph with a joy which is unspeakable and is crowned with glory,

fruit of the Spirit » Joy

Philippians 1:18-19

What does it matter, however? In any case Christ is preached--either perversely or in honest truth; and in that I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice. For I know that it will result in my salvation through your prayers and a bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

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Luke 15:23-24

Fetch the fat calf and kill it, and let us feast and enjoy ourselves; for my son here was dead and has come to life again: he was lost and has been found.' "And they began to be merry.

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

Revelation 18:23

Never again shall the light of a lamp shine in thee, and never again shall the voice of a bridegroom or of a bride be heard in thee. For thy merchants were the great men of the earth, and with the magic which thou didst practise all nations were led astray.

Joy » Earthly » Enjoyment sought

More verses: Ecclesiastes 3:22

Joy » Earthly » Manifested in laughter

James 4:9

Afflict yourselves and mourn and weep aloud; let your laughter be turned into grief, and your gladness into shame.

Luke 6:25

"Alas for you who now have plenty to eat, because you will be hungry! "Alas for you who laugh now, because you will mourn and weep aloud!

More verses: Ecclesiastes 2:2

Joy » Great joy, occasions of » In service

Acts 11:23

On getting there he was delighted to see the grace which God had bestowed; and he encouraged them all to remain, with fixed resolve, faithful to the Lord.

More verses: Psalm 100:2 John 4:36

Joy » Earthly » General references to

More verses: James 4:9

Joy » Earthly » Innocent mirth

Luke 15:24

for my son here was dead and has come to life again: he was lost and has been found.' "And they began to be merry.

Joy » Of the wicked

Joy » Promised to saints

Joy » Of saints, is » In God

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

2 Corinthians 7:4

I have great confidence in you: very loudly do I boast of you. I am filled with comfort: my heart overflows with joy amid all our affliction.

1 Thessalonians 3:9

For what thanksgiving on your behalf can we possibly offer to God in return for all the joy which fills our souls before our God for you,

Joy » Afflictions of saints succeeded by

Joy » Instances of » When they turned away from idolatry

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

Romans 15:32

in order that if God be willing I may come to you with a glad heart, and may enjoy a time of rest with you.

2 Corinthians 7:13

For this reason we feel comforted; and--in addition to this our comfort--we have been filled with all the deeper joy at Titus's joy, because his spirit has been set at rest by you all.

2 Corinthians 8:6

This led us to urge Titus that, as he had previously been the one who commenced the work, so he should now go and complete among you this act of beneficence also.

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Famine

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

2 Timothy 1:4

being always mindful of your tears, and longing to see you that I may be filled with joy.

1 John 1:3-4

that which we have seen and listened to we now announce to you also, in order that you also may have fellowship in it with us, and this fellowship with us is fellowship with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And we write these things in order that our joy may be made complete.

2 John 1:12

I have a great deal to say to you all, but will not write it with paper and ink. Yet I hope to come to see you and speak face to face, so that your happiness may be complete.

Joy » Ministers should » Esteem their people as their

Joy » Liberality in God's service should cause

Joy » Ministers should » Promote, in their people

Philippians 1:25

I am convinced of this, and I know that I shall remain, and shall go on working side by side with you all, to promote your progress and joy in the faith;

2 Corinthians 1:24

Not that we want to lord it over you in respect of your faith--we do, however, desire to help your joy--for in the matter of your faith you are standing firm.

Joy » Of the wicked » Is derived from earthly pleasures

Joy » Vanity of seeking, from earthly things

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

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

Revelation 5:9-10

And now they sing a new song. "It is fitting," they say, "that Thou shouldst be the One to take the book And break its seals; Because Thou hast been offered in sacrifice, And hast purchased for God with Thine own blood Some out of every tribe and language and people and nation, And hast formed them into a Kingdom to be priests to our God, And they reign over the earth."

Revelation 12:12

For this reason be glad, O Heaven, and you who live in Heaven! Alas for the earth and the sea! For the Devil has come down to you; full of fierce anger, because he knows that his appointed time is short."

Joy » Of saints should be » Constant

Joy » Ministers should » Desire to render an account with

Joy » Of saints, is » For deliverance from bondage

Joy » Restored » At the deliverance of the nation

Joy » Saints should afford, to their ministers

Philemon 1:20

Yes, brother, do me this favour for the Lord's sake. Refresh my heart in Christ.

Joy » God's word affords

Joy » Encouraged to saints

Philippians 3:1

In conclusion, my brethren, be joyful in the Lord. For me to give you the same warnings as before is not irksome to me, while so far as you are concerned it is a safe precaution.

Joy » God gives

Joy » Soul-winners' » Thrills the church

Acts 15:3

So they set out, being accompanied for a short distance by some other members of the Church; and as they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told the whole story of the conversion of the Gentiles and inspired all the brethren with great joy.

Joy » Of saints should be » Expressed in hymns

Joy » Of the wicked » Is short-lived

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 the crown of which we boast? Is it not you yourselves in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His Coming? Yes, you are our glory and our joy.

1 Thessalonians 3:9

For what thanksgiving on your behalf can we possibly offer to God in return for all the joy which fills our souls before our God for you,

Philemon 1:7

For I have found great joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of God's people have been, and are, refreshed through you, my brother.

Joy » Attributed to God

Joy » Holy--illustrated

Matthew 13:44

"The Kingdom of the Heavens is like treasure buried in the open country, which a man finds, but buries again, and, in his joy about it, goes and sells all he has and buys that piece of ground.

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

Joy » Of saints, is » For divine protection

Joy » Of saints, is » For salvation

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 the crown of which we boast? Is it not you yourselves in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His Coming? Yes, you are our glory and our joy.

Joy » Saints shall be presented to God with exceeding

Jude 1:24

But to Him who is able to keep you safe from stumbling, and cause you to stand in the presence of His glory free from blemish and full of exultant joy--

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Imprisonment

Acts 16:23

and, after severely flogging them, they threw them into jail and bade the jailer keep them safely.

Joy » Of saints should be » Under trials

Joy » Of saints should be » Animated

Joy » Of saints should be » Exceeding

Joy » Experienced by » Believers

Luke 24:52

They worshipped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

Joy » Of saints, is » For divine support

Joy » Pray for restoration of

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

Matthew 21:8-9

and most of the crowd kept spreading their garments along the road, while others cut branches from the trees and carpeted the road with them, and the multitudes--some of the people preceding Him and some following--sang aloud, "God save the Son of David! Blessings on Him who comes in the Lord's name! God in the highest Heavens save Him!"

Mark 11:8-10

Then many spread their outer garments to carpet the road, and others leafy branches which they had cut down in the fields; while those who led the way and those who followed kept shouting "God save Him!" Blessed be He who comes in the Lord's name. Blessings on the coming Kingdom of our forefather David! God in the highest Heavens save Him!"

Joy » Saints should engage in all religious services with

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 music from Heaven which resembled the sound of many waters and the roar of loud thunder; and the music which I heard was like that of harpists playing upon their harps. And they were singing what seemed to be a new song, in front of the throne and in the presence of the four living creatures and the Elders; and no one was able to learn that song except the 144,000 people who had been redeemed out of the world.

Joy » Of saints should be » Abundant

2 Corinthians 8:2

how, while passing through great trouble, their boundless joy even amid their deep poverty has overflowed to increase their generous liberality.

Joy » Holy--exemplified » David

Joy » Of saints, is » For manifestation of goodness

Joy » Saints should have, in all their undertakings

Joy » Of saints should be » Under calamities

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

1 Peter 4:12-13

Dear friends, do not be surprised at finding that that scorching flame of persecution is raging among you to put you to the test--as though some surprising thing were accidentally happening to you. On the contrary, in the degree that you share in the sufferings of the Christ, rejoice, so that at the unveiling of His glory you may also rejoice with triumphant gladness.

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

Revelation 19:6

And I seemed to hear the voices of a great multitude and the sound of many waters and of loud peals of thunder, which said, "Hallelujah! Because the Lord our God, the Ruler of all, has become King.

Joy » Of saints should be » Under persecutions

Matthew 5:11-12

"Blessed are you when they have insulted and persecuted you, and have said every cruel thing about you falsely for my sake. Be joyful and triumphant, because your reward is great in the Heavens; for so were the Prophets before you persecuted.

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

Joy » Experienced by » Parents of good children

Joy » Experienced by » The wise, and discreet

Joy » Experienced by » Peace-makers

Joy » Experienced by » The just

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

Joy » Of the wicked » Is derived from folly

Joy » Of the wicked » Is delusive

Joy » fruit of the Spirit

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

Hebrews 10:34

For you not only showed sympathy with those who were imprisoned, but you even submitted with joy when your property was taken from you, being well aware that you have in your own selves a more valuable possession and one which will remain.

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

John 15:10-11

If you obey my commands, you will continue in my love, as I have obeyed my Father's commands and continue in His love. "These things I have spoken to you in order that I may have joy in you, and that your joy may become perfect.

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

2 Corinthians 1:24

Not that we want to lord it over you in respect of your faith--we do, however, desire to help your joy--for in the matter of your faith you are standing firm.

2 Corinthians 2:3

And I write this to you in order that when I come I may not receive pain from those who ought to give me joy, confident as I am as to all of you that my joy is the joy of you all.

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

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

Joy » Is strengthening to saints

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

Luke 2:13-14

And immediately there was with the angel a multitude of the army of Heaven praising God and saying, "Glory be to God in the highest Heavens, And on earth peace among men who please Him!"

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

Matthew 28:8

They quickly left the tomb and ran, still terrified but full of unspeakable joy, to carry the news to His disciples.

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

Matthew 2:10

When they saw the star, the sight filled them with intense 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

When they saw the star, the sight filled them with intense joy.

Joy » Holy--exemplified » Hannah

Joy » Ministers should » Pray for, for their people

Joy » Ministers should » Come to their people with

Romans 15:32

in order that if God be willing I may come to you with a glad heart, and may enjoy a time of rest with you.

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

Hebrews 12:2

simply fixing our gaze upon Jesus, our Prince Leader in the faith, who will also award us the prize. He, for the sake of the joy which lay before Him, patiently endured the cross, looking with contempt upon its shame, and afterwards seated Himself-- where He still sits--at the right hand of the throne of God.

Joy » Of the wicked » Shall be taken away

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

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

Hebrews 12:2

simply fixing our gaze upon Jesus, our Prince Leader in the faith, who will also award us the prize. He, for the sake of the joy which lay before Him, patiently endured the cross, looking with contempt upon its shame, and afterwards seated Himself-- where He still sits--at the right hand of the throne of God.

Joy » Of saints, is » For temporal blessings

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 to them, "Put away all fear; for I am bringing you good news of great joy--joy for all the People. For a Saviour who is the Anointed Lord is born to you to-day, in the town of David.

Joy » Increased to the meek

Joy » Great joy, occasions of » Heavenly

Joy » Of saints should be » Full of glory

1 Peter 1:8

Him you love, though your eyes have never looked on Him. In Him, though at present you cannot see Him, you nevertheless trust, and triumph with a joy which is unspeakable and is crowned with glory,

Joy » Of saints should be » Unspeakable

1 Peter 1:8

Him you love, though your eyes have never looked on Him. In Him, though at present you cannot see Him, you nevertheless trust, and triumph with a joy which is unspeakable and is crowned with glory,

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

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

Luke 15:6-7

Then coming home he calls his friends and neighbours together, and says, 'Congratulate me, for I have found my sheep--the one I had lost.' I tell you that in the same way there will be rejoicing in Heaven over one repentant sinner--more rejoicing than over ninety-nine blameless persons 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

When tidings of this reached the ears of the Church in Jerusalem, they sent Barnabas as far as Antioch. On getting there he was delighted to see the grace which God had bestowed; and he encouraged them all to remain, with fixed resolve, faithful to the Lord.

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

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

Luke 15:20-32

"So he rose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and pitied him, and ran and threw his arms round his neck and kissed him tenderly. "'Father,' cried the son, 'I have sinned against Heaven and before you: no longer do I deserve to be called a son of yours.' "But the father said to his servants, "'Fetch a good coat quickly--the best one--and put it on him; and bring a ring for his finger and shoes for his feet. read more.
Fetch the fat calf and kill it, and let us feast and enjoy ourselves; for my son here was dead and has come to life again: he was lost and has been found.' "And they began to be merry. "Now his elder son was out on the farm; and when he returned and came near home, he heard music and dancing. Then he called one of the lads to him and asked what all this meant. "'Your brother has come,' he replied; 'and your father has had the fat calf killed, because he has got him home safe and sound.' "Then he was angry and would not go in. But his father came out and entreated him. "'All these years,' replied the son, 'I have been slaving for you, and I have never at any time disobeyed any of your orders, and yet you have never given me so much as a kid, for me to enjoy myself with my friends; but now that this son of yours is come who has eaten up your property among his bad women, you have killed the fat calf for him.' "'You my dear son,' said the father, 'are always with me, and all that is mine is also yours. We are bound to make merry and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has come back to life, he was lost and has been found.'"

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

Acts 20:22-24

"And now, impelled by a sense of duty, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit, at town after town, testifies to me that imprisonment and suffering are awaiting me. But even the sacrifice of my life I count as nothing, if only I may perfect my earthly course, and be faithful to the duty which the Lord Jesus has entrusted to me of proclaiming, as of supreme importance, the Good News of God's grace.

Joy » Of saints, is » For supplies of grace

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

Joy » Restored » At the return of divine favour

Joy » Restored » To those who mourn

Joy » In heaven

Luke 15:10-32

"I tell you that in the same way there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one repentant sinner." He went on to say, "There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, "'Father, give me the share of the property that comes to me.' "So he divided his wealth between them. read more.
No long time afterwards the younger son got all together and travelled to a distant country, where he wasted his money in debauchery and excess. At last, when he had spent everything, there came a terrible famine throughout that country, and he began to feel the pinch of want. So he went and hired himself to one of the inhabitants of that country, who sent him on to his farm to tend swine; and he longed to make a hearty meal of the pods the swine were eating, but no one gave him any. "But on coming to himself he said, "'How many of my father's hired men have more bread than they want, while I here am dying of hunger! I will rise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against Heaven and before you: I no longer deserve to be called a son of yours: treat me as one of your hired men.' "So he rose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and pitied him, and ran and threw his arms round his neck and kissed him tenderly. "'Father,' cried the son, 'I have sinned against Heaven and before you: no longer do I deserve to be called a son of yours.' "But the father said to his servants, "'Fetch a good coat quickly--the best one--and put it on him; and bring a ring for his finger and shoes for his feet. Fetch the fat calf and kill it, and let us feast and enjoy ourselves; for my son here was dead and has come to life again: he was lost and has been found.' "And they began to be merry. "Now his elder son was out on the farm; and when he returned and came near home, he heard music and dancing. Then he called one of the lads to him and asked what all this meant. "'Your brother has come,' he replied; 'and your father has had the fat calf killed, because he has got him home safe and sound.' "Then he was angry and would not go in. But his father came out and entreated him. "'All these years,' replied the son, 'I have been slaving for you, and I have never at any time disobeyed any of your orders, and yet you have never given me so much as a kid, for me to enjoy myself with my friends; but now that this son of yours is come who has eaten up your property among his bad women, you have killed the fat calf for him.' "'You my dear son,' said the father, 'are always with me, and all that is mine is also yours. We are bound to make merry and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has come back to life, he was lost and has been found.'"

Joy » Fulness of, in God's presence

Joy » Christ appointed to give

Joy » Prepared for saints

Joy » Serve God with

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

John 17:13

"But now I am coming to Thee, and I speak these words while I am in the world, in order that they may have my gladness within them filling their hearts.

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

Luke 24:52

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, day by day, attending constantly in the Temple with one accord, and breaking bread in private houses, they took their meals with great happiness and single-heartedness, praising God and being regarded with favour by all the people. Also, day by day, the Lord added to their number those whom He was saving.

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

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

Luke 2:28-32

he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said, "Now, O Sovereign Lord, Thou dost send Thy servant away in peace, in fulfilment of Thy word, Because mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, read more.
Which Thou hast made ready in the sight of all nations-- A light to shine upon 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 Zechariah his father was filled with the Holy Spirit, and spoke in a rapture of praise. "Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel," he said, "Because He has not forgotten His people but has effected redemption for them, And has raised up a mighty Deliverer for us In the house of David His servant-- read more.
As He has spoken from all time by the lips of His holy Prophets-- To deliver us from our foes and from the power of all who hate us. He dealt pitifully with our forefathers, And remembered His holy covenant, The oath which He swore to Abraham our forefather, To grant us to be rescued from the power of our foes And so render worship to Him free from fear, In piety and uprightness before Him all our days. And you moreover, O child, shall be called Prophet of the Most High; For you shall go on in front before the Lord to prepare the way for Him, To give to His People a knowledge of salvation In the forgiveness of their sins, Through the tender compassion of our God, Through which the daybreak from on high will come to us, Dawning on those who now dwell in the darkness and shadow of death--To direct our feet into the path of peace."

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

Luke 1:46-56

Then Mary said: "My soul extols the Lord, And my spirit triumphs in God my Saviour; Because He has not turned from His maidservant in her lowly position; For from this time forward all generations will account me happy, read more.
Because the mighty One has done great things for me--Holy is His name!-- And His compassion is, generation after generation, Upon those who fear Him. He has manifested His supreme strength. He has scattered those who were haughty in the thoughts of their hearts. He has cast monarchs down from their thrones, And exalted men of low estate. The hungry He has satisfied with choice gifts, But the rich He has sent empty-handed away. His servant Israel He has helped, Remembering His compassion-- In fulfillment of His promises to our forefathers--For Abraham and his posterity for ever." So Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months, and then returned home.

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

Joy » Instances of » Of angels, when sinners repent

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

Luke 2:13-14

And immediately there was with the angel a multitude of the army of Heaven praising God and saying, "Glory be to God in the highest Heavens, And on earth peace among men who please Him!"

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

Luke 10:21

On that same occasion Jesus was filled by the Holy Spirit with rapturous joy. "I give Thee fervent thanks," He exclaimed, "O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, that Thou hast hidden these things from sages and men of understanding, and hast revealed them to babes. Yes, Father, for such has been Thy gracious will.

Joy » Christ's joy » Bestowed through his words

John 17:13

"But now I am coming to Thee, and I speak these words while I am in the world, in order that they may have my gladness within them filling their hearts.

Joy » Christ's joy » Abides in believers

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

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

Joy » Restored » At the vision of the risen saviour

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Persecution

Acts 5:41

They, therefore, left the Sanhedrin and went their way, rejoicing that they had been deemed worthy to suffer disgrace on behalf 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

Thou hast made known to me the ways of Life: Thou wilt fill me with gladness in Thy presence.'

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

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

Acts 15:3

So they set out, being accompanied for a short distance by some other members of the Church; and as they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told the whole story of the conversion of the Gentiles and inspired all the brethren with great joy.

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

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

John 4:36

The reaper gets pay and gathers in a crop in preparation for the Life of the Ages, that so the sower and the reapers may rejoice together.

Joy » Of the wicked » Should be turned into mourning

James 4:9

Afflict yourselves and mourn and weep aloud; let your laughter be turned into grief, and your gladness into shame.

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

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

1 Peter 1:8-9

Him you love, though your eyes have never looked on Him. In Him, though at present you cannot see Him, you nevertheless trust, and triumph with a joy which is unspeakable and is crowned with glory, while you are securing as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.

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

Luke 1:5-44

There was in the time of Herod, the king of Judaea, a priest of the name of Zechariah, belonging to the class of Abijah. He had a wife who was a descendant of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. They were both of them upright before God, blamelessly obeying all the Lord's precepts and ordinances. But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren; and both of them were far advanced in life. read more.
Now while he was doing priestly duty before God in the prescribed course of his class, it fell to his lot--according to the custom of the priesthood--to go into the Sanctuary of the Lord and burn the incense; and the whole multitude of the people were outside praying, at the hour of incense. Then there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense; and Zechariah on seeing him was agitated and terrified. But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your petition has been heard: and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call his name John. Gladness and exultant joy shall be yours, and many will rejoice over his birth. For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; no wine or fermented drink shall he ever drink; but he will be filled with the Holy Spirit from the very hour of his birth. Many of the descendants of Israel will he turn to the Lord their God; and he will be His forerunner in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn fathers' hearts to the children, and cause the rebellious to walk in the wisdom of the upright, to make a people perfectly ready for the lord." "By what proof," asked Zechariah, "shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is far advanced in years." "I am Gabriel, who stand in the presence of God," answered the angel, "and I have been sent to talk with you and tell you this good news. And now you will be dumb and unable to speak until the day when this has taken place; because you did not believe my words--words which will be fulfilled at their appointed time." Meanwhile the people were waiting for Zechariah, and were surprised that he stayed so long in the Sanctuary. When, however, he came out, he was unable to speak to them; and they knew that he must have seen a vision in the Sanctuary; but he kept making signs to them and continued dumb. When his days of service were at an end, he went to his home; and in course of time his wife Elizabeth conceived, and kept herself secluded five months. "Thus has the Lord dealt with me," she said, "now that He has graciously taken away my reproach among men." Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a maiden betrothed to a man of the name of Joseph, a descendant of David. The maiden's name was Mary. So Gabriel went into the house and said to her, "Joy be to you, favoured one! the Lord is with you." She was greatly agitated at his words, and wondered what such a greeting meant. But the angel said, "Do not be frightened, Mary, for you have found favour with God. You will conceive in your womb and bear a son; and you are to call His name JESUS. He will be great and He will be called 'Son of the Most High.' And the Lord God will give Him the throne of His forefather David; and He will be King over the House of Jacob for the Ages, and of His Kingdom there will be no end." "How can this be," Mary replied, "seeing that I have no husband?" The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for this reason your holy offspring will be called 'the Son of God.' And see, your relative Elizabeth--she also has conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For no promise from God will be impossible of fulfilment." "I am the Lord's maidservant," Mary replied; "may it be with me in accordance with your words!" And then the angel left her. Not long after this, Mary rose up and went in haste into the hill country to a town in Judah. Here she came to the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth; and as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the babe leapt within her. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and uttered a loud cry of joy. "Blest among women are you," she said, "and the offspring of your body is blest! But why is this honour done me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, the moment your greeting reached my ears, the babe within me leapt for joy.

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

Acts 15:3

So they set out, being accompanied for a short distance by some other members of the Church; and as they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told the whole story of the conversion of the Gentiles and inspired all the brethren with great joy.

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

Luke 15:5

And when he has found it, he lifts it on his shoulder, glad at heart.

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

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

Joy » Promote, in the afflicted

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

This statement of Peter's silenced his opponents. They extolled the goodness of God, and said, "So, then, to the Gentiles also God has given the repentance which leads to Life."

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

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

Luke 24:53

Afterwards they were continually in attendance at the Temple, blessing 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

But, while they still could not believe it for joy and were full of astonishment, He asked them, "Have you any food here?"

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

Acts 12:14

and recognizing Peter's voice, for very joy she did not open the door, but ran in and told them that Peter was standing there.

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

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

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

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

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

2 Corinthians 8:2

how, while passing through great trouble, their boundless joy even amid their deep poverty has overflowed to increase their generous 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

They quickly left the tomb and ran, still terrified but full of unspeakable joy, to carry the news to 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 in accordance with the announcement made to them.

Joy » Instances of » Of the magi

Matthew 2:10

When they saw the star, the sight filled them with intense joy.

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

Acts 3:8

Leaping up, he stood upright and began to walk, and went into the Temple with them, walking, leaping, and praising God.

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

Love to God » Should produce » Joy

seven Morning glories » Joy

Parents » Indulgence of children, examples of » Joy

Luke 15:23-24

Fetch the fat calf and kill it, and let us feast and enjoy ourselves; for my son here was dead and has come to life again: he was lost and has been found.' "And they began to be merry.

Paul » Characteristics of » Joy

2 Corinthians 7:4

I have great confidence in you: very loudly do I boast of you. I am filled with comfort: my heart overflows with joy amid all our affliction.

Seven » Morning glories of john » Joy

Topics on Joy

Fulness Of Joy

1 Peter 1:8-9

Him you love, though your eyes have never looked on Him. In Him, though at present you cannot see Him, you nevertheless trust, and triumph with a joy which is unspeakable and is crowned with glory,

Joy, And Human Experience

Luke 1:13-15

But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your petition has been heard: and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call his name John.

Joy, Of The Church

Luke 2:8-11

Now there were shepherds in the same part of the country, keeping watch over their sheep by night in the open fields,

The Holy Spirit Giving Joy

Luke 1:41-45

and as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the babe leapt within her. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,

The Soul Winners Joy

Luke 15:6

Then coming home he calls his friends and neighbours together, and says, 'Congratulate me, for I have found my sheep--the one I had lost.'