A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.
In the light of the king's countenance is life, and his favor is as a cloud bringing the spring rain.
Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; she rejoices over the future [the latter day or time to come, knowing that she and her family are in readiness for it]!
The light in the eyes [of him whose heart is joyful] rejoices the hearts of others, and good news nourishes the bones.
I smiled on them when they had no confidence, and their depression did not cast down the light of my countenance.
They looked to Him and were radiant; their faces shall never blush for shame or be confused.
The Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you;
Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of mirth is heaviness and grief.
He who shuts his eyes to devise perverse things and who compresses his lips [as if in concealment] brings evil to pass.
A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.
O look away from me and spare me, that I may recover cheerfulness and encouraging strength and know gladness before I go and am no more!
If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin crouches at your door; its desire is for you, but you must master it.
Does it seem good to You that You should oppress, that You should despise and reject the work of Your hands, and favor the schemes of the wicked?
A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
God be merciful and gracious to us and bless us and cause His face to shine upon us and among us -- "Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! -- "
Restore us again, O God; and cause Your face to shine [in pleasure and approval on us], and we shall be saved!
The Lord lift up His [approving] countenance upon you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually).
Then you shall see and be radiant, and your heart shall thrill and tremble with joy [at the glorious deliverance] and be enlarged; because the abundant wealth of the [Dead] Sea shall be turned to you, unto you shall the nations come with their treasures.
Sorrow is better than laughter, for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better and gains gladness.
Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; cause Your face to shine [in pleasure, approval, and favor on us], and we shall be saved!
Truth shall spring up from the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
He Who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord has them in derision [and in supreme contempt He mocks them].
They only consult to cast him down from his height [to dishonor him]; they delight in lies. They bless with their mouths, but they curse inwardly. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
The Lord laughs at [the wicked], for He sees that their own day [of defeat] is coming.
Woe to (alas for) you who are full now (completely filled, luxuriously gorged and satiated), for you shall hunger and suffer want! Woe to (alas for) you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep and wail!
But Jacob replied, No, I beg of you, if now I have found favor in your sight, receive my gift that I am presenting; for truly to see your face is to me as if I had seen the face of God, and you have received me favorably.
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider that God has made the one side by side with the other, so that man may not find out anything that shall be after him.
Turn again, we beseech You, O God of hosts! Look down from heaven and see, visit, and have regard for this vine!
[As you draw near to God] be deeply penitent and grieve, even weep [over your disloyalty]. Let your laughter be turned to grief and your mirth to dejection and heartfelt shame [for your sins].
Rejoice with those who rejoice [sharing others' joy], and weep with those who weep [sharing others' grief].
When he speaks kindly, do not trust him, for seven abominations are in his heart.
Let everyone beware of his neighbor and put no trust in any brother. For every brother is an utter and complete supplanter (one who takes by the heel and trips up, a deceiver, a Jacob), and every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.
2 Peter 1:20
[Yet] first [you must] understand this, that no prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of any personal or private or special interpretation (loosening, solving).
And whenever you are fasting, do not look gloomy and sour and dreary like the hypocrites, for they put on a dismal countenance, that their fasting may be apparent to and seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full already.
They who sow in tears shall reap in joy and singing.
Blessed (happy -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition -- "and to be envied) are you who hunger and seek with eager desire now, for you shall be filled and completely satisfied! Blessed (happy -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition -- "and to be envied) are you who weep and sob now, for you shall laugh!
Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a son?
The king's wrath is as terrifying as the roaring of a lion, but his favor is as [refreshing as] dew upon the grass.
Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us (a fortress and a high tower). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, in the new age [the Messianic rebirth of the world], when the Son of Man shall sit down on the throne of His glory, you who have [become My disciples, sided with My party and] followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones and judge the twelve tribes of Israel.
About sin, because they do not believe in Me [trust in, rely on, and adhere to Me];
God has spoken once, twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God.
And while they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, Lord Jesus, receive and accept and welcome my spirit!
But many who [now] are first will be last [then], and many who [now] are last will be first [then].