A happy heart enlightens the face, but a sad heart reflects a broken spirit.
When a king is pleased, there is life, and his favor is like a cloud that brings spring rain.
Strength and dignity are her garments; she smiles about the future.
Bright eyes encourage the heart; good news nourishes the body.
I smiled at them when they had no confidence, and no one could discourage me.
Look to him and be radiant; and you will not be ashamed.
May the LORD's face enlighten you and bestow favor on you.
Even in laughter there may be heartache, and at the end of joy there may be grief.
Whoever winks knowingly is plotting deceit; anyone who purses his lips is bent towards evil.
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit drains one's strength.
Stop looking at me with chastisement, so I can smile again, before I depart and am no more. To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.
If you do what is appropriate, you'll be accepted, won't you? But if you don't do what is appropriate, sin is crouching near your doorway, turning toward you. Now as for you, will you take dominion over it?"
Does it delight you to oppress or despise what you have made, while you smile at the plans of the wicked?
a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
May God show us favor and bless us; may he truly show us his favor. Interlude
God, restore us, show your favor and deliver us.
May the LORD turn to face you, lavishing peace on you!
Then you will look and be radiant; your heart will swell with joy, because the abundance of the seas will be diverted to you, and the riches of the nations will come to you.
Sorrow is better than laughter, because the heart is made better through trouble.
God of hosts, restore to us the light of your favor. Then we'll be delivered. For the Director: On the Gittith. By Asaph.
Truth sprouts up from the ground, while righteousness looks down from the sky.
He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
They plan to cast him down from his exalted position. They delight in lies; their mouth utters blessings, while their heart is cursing. Interlude
But the Lord laughs at him because he sees that his day is coming!
How terrible it will be for you who are full now, because you will be hungry! How terrible it will be for you who are laughing now, because you will mourn and cry!
"Please," Jacob implored him, "don't refuse. If I'm to receive favor from you, then receive this gift from me, because seeing your face is like seeing the face of God, since you have favorably accepted me.
When times are good, be joyful; when times are bad, consider this: God made the one as well as the other, so people won't seek anything outside of his best.
God of the Heavenly Armies, return! Look down from heaven and see. Show care toward this vine.
Be miserable, mourn, and cry. Let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into gloom.
Rejoice with those who are rejoicing. Cry with those who are crying.
Though he speaks graciously, don't believe him, for there are seven detestable things in his heart.
"Beware of your neighbors, and don't trust any of your relatives. For all of your relatives act deceitfully, and every friend goes around as a slanderer.
2 Peter 1:20
First of all, you must understand this: No prophecy in Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation,
"Whenever you fast, don't be gloomy like the hypocrites, because they put on sad faces to show others they are fasting. I tell all of you with certainty, they have their full reward!
Those who weep while they plant will sing for joy while they harvest.
How blessed are you who are hungry now, because you will be satisfied! How blessed are you who are crying now, because you will laugh!
Abraham fell to the ground, laughed, and told himself, "Can a child be born to a 100-year-old man? Can a 90-year-old Sarah give birth?"
The king's anger is like the roaring of a lion, but his goodwill is like dew on the grass.
People, in every situation put your trust in God; pour out your heart before him; for God is a refuge for us. Interlude
Jesus told them, "I tell all of you with certainty, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne in the renewed creation, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, governing the twelve tribes of Israel.
of sin, because they don't believe in me;
God spoke once, but I heard it twice, "Power belongs to God."
As they continued to stone Stephen, he kept praying, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"
But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first."