106 occurrences

'Glad' in the Bible

‘On the first day of the seventh month, you shall have a holy [summoned] assembly; you shall do no laborious work. It will be for you a day of blowing the trumpets (the shophar, ram’s horn).

The priest’s heart was glad [to hear that], and he took the ephod, the teraphim, and the image, and went among the people.

They said to the messengers who had come, “You shall say to the men of Jabesh-gilead: ‘Tomorrow, by the time the sun is hot, you will have help [against the Ammonites].’” So the messengers came and reported this to the men of Jabesh; and they were overjoyed.

Then they said one to another, “We are not doing the right thing. This is a day of good news, yet we are keeping silent. If we wait until the morning light, some punishment [for not reporting this now] will come on us. So now come, let us go and tell the king’s household.”

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;And let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”

And on the twenty-third day of the seventh month Solomon sent the people to their tents, rejoicing and happy in heart because of the goodness that the Lord had shown to David, to Solomon, and to His people Israel.

“The righteous see it and are glad;And the innocent mock and laugh at them, saying,

Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!When the Lord restores His captive people,Then Jacob will rejoice, Israel will be glad.

Therefore my heart is glad and my glory [my innermost self] rejoices;My body too will dwell [confidently] in safety,

For You make him most blessed [and a blessing] forever;You make him joyful with the joy of Your presence.

I will rejoice and be glad in Your steadfast love,Because You have seen my affliction;You have taken note of my life’s distresses,

Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous [who actively seek right standing with Him];Shout for joy, all you upright in heart.

My soul makes its boast in the Lord;The humble and downtrodden will hear it and rejoice.

Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication and want what is right for me;Let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, who delights and takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”

I have proclaimed good news of righteousness [and the joy that comes from obedience to You] in the great assembly;Behold, I will not restrain my lips [from proclaiming Your righteousness],As You know, O Lord.

Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;Let those who love Your salvation say continually,“The Lord be magnified!”

All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh, aloes and cassia;From ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,The holy dwelling places of the Most High.

Let Mount Zion be glad,Let the daughters of Judah rejoiceBecause of Your [righteous] judgments.

Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!When God restores [the fortunes of] His people,Let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

The righteous will rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in Him;All the upright in heart will glory and offer praise.

But let the righteous be glad; let them be in good spirits before God,Yes, let them rejoice with delight.

The humble have seen it and are glad;You who seek God [requiring Him as your greatest need], let your heart revive and live.

May all those who seek You [as life’s first priority] rejoice and be glad in You;May those who love Your salvation say continually,“Let God be magnified!”

O satisfy us with Your lovingkindness in the morning [now, before we grow older],That we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

Make us glad in proportion to the days You have afflicted us,And the years we have suffered evil.

For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your works;At the works of Your hands I joyfully sing.

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;Let the sea roar, and all the things it contains;

Zion heard this and was glad,And the daughters (cities) of Judah rejoiced [in relief]Because of Your judgments, O Lord.

Egypt was glad when they departed,For the dread and fear of them had fallen on the Egyptians.

Then they were glad because of the calm,And He guided them to their desired haven (harbor).

The upright see it and rejoice;But all unrighteousness shuts its mouth.

All the days of the afflicted are bad,But a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of the circumstances].

My son, be wise, and make my heart glad,That I may reply to him who reproaches (reprimands, criticizes) me.

I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good as long as they live;

It will be said in that day,“Indeed, this is our God for whom we have waited that He would save us.This is the Lord for whom we have waited;Let us shout for joy and rejoice in His salvation.”

The wilderness and the dry land will be glad;The Arabah (desert) will shout in exultation and blossomLike the autumn crocus.

Hezekiah was pleased and showed them his treasure house—the silver, the gold, the spices, the precious oil, his entire armory and everything that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house nor in all his area of dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.

“But be glad and rejoice forever over what I create;Behold, I am creating Jerusalem to be a source of rejoicingAnd her people a joy.

“I will also rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in My people;And there will no longer be heard in herThe voice of weeping and the sound of crying.

“Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her;Rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn over her,

Cursed be the man who brought the newsTo my father, saying,“A son has been born to you!”Making him very glad.

Now when all the [captive] people who were with Ishmael saw Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces that were with him, they were glad.

“Though you are glad, though you rejoice,O you who plunder My heritage,Though you are wanton and skip about like a heifer in the grassAnd neigh like stallions,

“People have heard that I groan,That I have no comforter [in You].All my enemies have heard of my desperation;They are delighted [O Lord] that You have done it.Oh, that You would bring the day [of judgment] which You have proclaimedSo that they will become like me.

Rejoice and be glad, O Daughter of Edom,Who lives in the land of Uz.But the cup [of the wine of God’s wrath] will pass to you as well;You will become drunk and make yourself naked.

Then the king was greatly pleased and ordered that Daniel be taken out of the den. So Daniel was taken out of the den, and no injury whatever was found on him, because he believed in and relied on and trusted in his God.

They make the king glad with their wickedness,And the princes with their lies.

Do not fear, O land; be glad and rejoice,For the Lord has done great things!

So rejoice, O children of Zion,And delight in the Lord, your God;For He has given you the early [autumn] rain in vindicationAnd He has poured down the rain for you,The early [autumn] rain and the late [spring] rain, as before.

So the Lord God prepared a plant and it grew up over Jonah, to be a shade over his head to spare him from discomfort. And Jonah was extremely happy about [the protection of] the plant.

When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.

When Herod saw Jesus, he was exceedingly pleased. He had wanted to see Him for a long time because of what he had heard about Him, and was hoping to see some [miraculous] sign [even something spectacular] done by Him.

Then they were willing to take Him on board the boat, and immediately the boat reached the [shore of the] land to which they were going.

And for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”

A woman, when she is in labor, has pain because her time [to give birth] has come; but when she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of her joy that a child has come into the world.

So, when Peter and John had given their testimony and preached the word of the Lord, they started back to Jerusalem, preaching the good news [about salvation] in many Samaritan villages [along the way].

Then Philip spoke and beginning with this Scripture he preached Jesus to him [explaining that He is the promised Messiah and the source of salvation].

And when he had seen the vision, we (including Luke) tried to go on into Macedonia at once, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

For Christ did not send me [as an apostle] to baptize, but [commissioned and empowered me] to preach the good news [of salvation]—not with clever and eloquent speech [as an orator], so that the cross of Christ would not be made ineffective [deprived of its saving power].

For even if you were to have ten thousand teachers [to guide you] in Christ, yet you would not have many fathers [who led you to Christ and assumed responsibility for you], for I became your father in Christ Jesus through the good news [of salvation].

For if I [merely] preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast about, for I am compelled [that is, absolutely obligated to do it]. Woe to me if I do not preach the good news [of salvation]!

Now brothers and sisters, let me remind you [once again] of the good news [of salvation] which I preached to you, which you welcomed and accepted and on which you stand [by faith].

And I wrote this same thing to you, so that when I came, I would not be filled with sorrow by those who ought to make me glad, for I trusted in you and felt confident that my joy would be shared by all of you.

But even if our gospel is [in some sense] hidden [behind a veil], it is hidden [only] to those who are perishing;

yet I am glad now, not because you were hurt and made sorry, but because your sorrow led to repentance [and you turned back to God]; for you felt a grief such as God meant you to feel, so that you might not suffer loss in anything on our account.

We are glad when we are weak [since God’s power comes freely through us], but you [by comparison] are strong. We also pray for this, that you be made complete [fully restored, growing and maturing in godly character and spirit—pleasing your heavenly Father by the life you live].

to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles [as the good news—the way of salvation], I did not immediately consult with anyone [for guidance regarding God’s call and His revelation to me].

And He came and preached the good news of peace to you [Gentiles] who were far away, and peace to those [Jews] who were near.

But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith [for preaching the message of salvation], still I rejoice and share my joy with you all.

You too, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me.

[and He will do this] if you continue in the faith, well-grounded and steadfast, and not shifting away from the [confident] hope [that is a result] of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which [gospel] I, Paul, was made a minister.

But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel [that tells the good news of salvation through faith in Christ], so we speak, not as [if we were trying] to please people [to gain power and popularity], but to please God who examines our hearts [expecting our best].

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גּוּל גּיל 
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שׂישׂ שׂוּשׂ 
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שׂשׂן שׂשׂון 
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