'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.
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,For You will judge the people fairlyAnd guide the nations on earth. Selah.
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;
The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice;Let the many islands and coastlands be glad.
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.
This [day in which God has saved me] is the day which the Lord has made;Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
May those who [reverently] fear You see me and be glad,Because I wait for Your word.
I was glad when they said to me,“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
The Lord has done great things for us;We are glad!
The proverbs of Solomon:A wise son makes a father glad,But a foolish [stubborn] son [who refuses to learn] is a grief to his mother.
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down,But a good (encouraging) word makes it glad.
A heart full of joy and goodness makes a cheerful face,But when a heart is full of sadness the spirit is crushed.
All the days of the afflicted are bad,But a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of the circumstances].
A wise son makes a father glad,But a foolish man despises his mother.
Whoever mocks the poor taunts his Maker,And he who rejoices at [another’s] disaster will not go unpunished.
My son, if your heart is wise,My heart will also be glad;
Let your father and your mother be glad,And let her who gave birth to you rejoice [in your wise and godly choices].
Do not rejoice and gloat when your enemy falls,And do not let your heart be glad [in self-righteousness] when he stumbles,
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;
“Draw me away with you and let us run together!Let the king bring me into his chambers.”
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.
Be glad and exceedingly joyful, for your reward in heaven is great [absolutely inexhaustible]; for in this same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.
Rejoice on that day and leap for joy, for your reward in heaven is great [absolutely inexhaustible]; for their fathers used to treat the prophets in the same way.
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.”
You heard Me tell you, ‘I am going away, and I am coming back to you.’ If you [really] loved Me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going [back] to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
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.
Now those [believers] who had been scattered went from place to place preaching the word [the good news of salvation through Christ].
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 there they continued to preach the good news.
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.
And how will they preach unless they are commissioned and sent [for that purpose]? Just as it is written and forever remains written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!”
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].
The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the good news [of the Savior] to Abraham in advance [with this promise], saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.”
In Him, you also, when you heard the word of truth, the good news of your salvation, and [as a result] believed in Him, were stamped with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit [the One promised by Christ] as owned and protected [by God].
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.
[it is this:] that the Gentiles are now joint heirs [with the Jews] and members of the same body, and joint partakers [sharing] in the [same divine] promise in Christ Jesus through [their faith in] the good news [of salvation].
Only [be sure to] lead your lives in a manner [that will be] worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I do come and see you or remain absent, I will hear about you that you are standing firm in one spirit [and one purpose], with one mind striving side by side [as if in combat] for the faith of the gospel.
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.
[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.
for our good news [regarding salvation] came to you not only in word, but also in [its inherent] power and in the Holy Spirit and with great conviction [on our part]. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your benefit.
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].
For you remember, believers, our labor and hardship. We worked night and day [practicing our trade] in order not to be a [financial] burden to any of you while we proclaimed the gospel of God to you.