'Happy' in the Bible
She said, "How happy I am, because women will call me happy!" So she named him Asher.
As the time approached for Israel to die, he called for his son Joseph and addressed him. "Please," he asked, "if you're happy with me, make a solemn promise that you'll treat me fairly and kindly by not burying me in Egypt.
"When a man is newly married, he must not be sent out to war or have a related duty placed on him. Let him stay home for one year and be happy with his wife whom he has married.
They responded, "We'll be happy to give them." So they laid out a garment, and each of them contributed a ring from his war booty.
The priest was happy to oblige, so he took the ephod, the household idols, and the carved image and went along with the army.
when her husband got up and went after her, intending to speak lovingly to her in order to win her back. He took with him his young man servant and a pair of donkeys. When she brought him into her father's house to see him, her father was happy to have met him.
Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities that Solomon had given him, but he wasn't happy with them,
"Aren't you the reigning king of Israel," his wife Jezebel replied. "Get up, have a meal, and get ready to be happy. I'll go get you the vineyard that Naboth the Jezreelite owns."
After this, the whole assembly agreed to celebrate for another seven days, and so they did and they were very happy to do so!
Haman went out that day pleased and happy, but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, and that he did not stand up and tremble in his presence, Haman was furious with Mordecai.
Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said, "Have a pole made 50 cubits high, and then in the morning speak to the king and have Mordecai hanged on it. Then go with the king to the banquet happy." This advice pleased Haman, and he had the pole made.
To those who are happy beyond measure when they reach their graves?
"Have I rejoiced in the destruction of those who hate me, or have I been happy that evil caught up with him?
If you have anything to say, answer me; speak up, because I'd be happy to vindicate you.
How happy are those who live in your Temple, for they can praise you continuously. Interlude
How happy are those whose strength is in you, whose heart is on your path.
LORD of Heavenly Armies, how happy are those who trust in you. To the Director: A Psalm by the descendants of Korah.
How happy are the people who can worship joyfully! LORD, they walk in the light of your presence.
like wine that makes the heart of people happy, oil that makes the face glow, and food that sustains people.
How happy are those who enforce justice, who live righteously all the time.
Hallelujah! How happy is the person who fears the LORD, who truly delights in his commandments.
He makes the barren woman among her household a happy mother of joyful children. Hallelujah!
You will eat from the work of your hands; you will be happy, and it will go well for you.
Happy are the people to whom these things come; happy are the people whose God is the LORD. A Davidic Psalm
Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
Whoever despises his neighbor sins, but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy.
A happy heart enlightens the face, but a sad heart reflects a broken spirit.
Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their maker, and whoever is happy about disaster will not go unpunished.
The righteous person lives a life of integrity; happy are his children who follow him!
Let your father and mother rejoice; make the one who gave birth to you happy.
Be wise, my son, and make me happy, so I can reply to anyone who insults me.
Without prophetic vision, people abandon restraint, but those who obey the Law are happy.
There was no end to all of his subjects or to all of the people who had come before them. But those who come along afterward will not be happy with him. This is also pointless and a chasing after wind.
So then I recommended enjoyment of life, because it is better on earth for a man to eat, drink, and be happy, since this will stay with him throughout his struggle all the days of his life, which God grants him on earth.
Take me with you! Let's run away! Let the king bring me into his private chambers. The daughters of Jerusalem will rejoice and be happy for you. We will value your love more than wine. They love you appropriately.
How happy you will be, sowing your seed beside every stream, and letting your cattle and donkeys range freely!"
"Go out from Babylon, flee from the Chaldeans! With happy shouts, announce and proclaim this to the ends of the earth: Say, "The LORD has redeemed his servant Jacob!'
"Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be happy for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in gladness, all you who mourn over her,
Cursed is the person who brought the good news to my father, "A baby boy has been born to you," making him very happy.
The LORD God prepared a vine plant, and it grew over Jonah to shade his head and provide relief from his misery. Jonah was happy indeed, he was ecstatic about the vine plant.
After all, if I were to grieve you, who should make me happy but the person I am making sad?
This is the very reason I wrote you, so that when I did come I might not be made sad by those who should have made me happy. For I had confidence that all of you would share the joy that I have.
Now I am happy, not because you had such sorrow, but because your sorrow led you to repent. For you were sorry in a godly way, and so you were not hurt by us in any way.