'Joy' in the Bible
Why did you secretly flee from me, deceive me, and not tell me? I would have sent you away with joy and singing, with tambourines and lyres,
You are to hold a seven-day festival for the Lord your God in the place He chooses, because the Lord your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, and you will have abundant joy.
“When a man takes a bride, he must not go out with the army or be liable for any duty. He is free to stay at home for one year, so that he can bring joy to the wife he has married.
Because you didn’t serve the Lord your God with joy and a cheerful heart, even though you had an abundance of everything,
As the troops were coming back, when David was returning from killing the Philistine, the women came out from all the cities of Israel to meet King Saul, singing and dancing with tambourines, with shouts of joy, and with three-stringed instruments.
All the people followed him, playing flutes and rejoicing with such a great joy that the earth split open from the sound.
In addition, their neighbors from as far away as Issachar, Zebulun, and Naphtali came and brought food on donkeys, camels, mules, and oxen—abundant provisions of flour, fig cakes, raisins, wine and oil, oxen, and sheep. Indeed, there was joy in Israel.
Then David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their relatives as singers and to have them raise their voices with joy accompanied by musical instruments—harps, lyres, and cymbals.
Splendor and majesty are before Him;strength and joy are in His place.
Then the trees of the forest will shout for joy before the Lord,for He is coming to judge the earth.
They ate and drank with great joy in the Lord’s presence that day.The Enthronement of Solomon Then, for a second time, they made David’s son Solomon king; they anointed him as the Lord’s ruler, and Zadok as the priest.
The Israelites who were present in Jerusalem observed the Festival of Unleavened Bread seven days with great joy, and the Levites and the priests praised the Lord day after day with loud instruments.
The whole congregation decided to observe seven more days, so they observed seven days with joy,
Then the Israelites, including the priests, the Levites, and the rest of the exiles, celebrated the dedication of the house of God with joy.
They observed the Festival of Unleavened Bread for seven days with joy, because the Lord had made them joyful, having changed the Assyrian king’s attitude toward them, so that he supported them in the work on the house of the God of Israel.
The whole community that had returned from exile made booths and lived in them. They had not celebrated like this from the days of Joshua son of Nun until that day. And there was tremendous joy.
On that day they offered great sacrifices and rejoiced because God had given them great joy. The women and children also celebrated, and Jerusalem’s rejoicing was heard far away.
That day Haman left full of joy and in good spirits. But when Haman saw Mordecai at the King’s Gate, and Mordecai didn’t rise or tremble in fear at his presence, Haman was filled with rage toward Mordecai.
and the Jews celebrated with gladness, joy, and honor.
who are filled with much joyand are glad when they reach the grave?
It would still bring me comfort,and I would leap for joy in unrelenting painthat I have not denied the words of the Holy One.
Surely this is the joy of his way of life;yet others will sprout from the dust.
He will yet fill your mouth with laughterand your lips with a shout of joy.
the joy of the wicked has been briefand the happiness of the godless has lasted only a moment?
He will pray to God, and God will delight in him.That man will see His face with a shout of joy,and God will restore his righteousness to him.
while the morning stars sang togetherand all the sons of God shouted for joy?
You have put more joy in my heartthan they have when their grain and new wine abound.
But let all who take refuge in You rejoice;let them shout for joy forever.May You shelter them,and may those who love Your name boast about You.
You reveal the path of life to me;in Your presence is abundant joy;in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.
Let us shout for joy at your victoryand lift the banner in the name of our God.May Yahweh fulfill all your requests.
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.Lord, the king finds joy in Your strength.How greatly he rejoices in Your victory!
You give him blessings forever;You cheer him with joy in Your presence.
Then my head will be highabove my enemies around me;I will offer sacrifices in His tent with shouts of joy.I will sing and make music to the Lord.
For His anger lasts only a moment,but His favor, a lifetime.Weeping may spend the night,but there is joy in the morning.
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice,you righteous ones;shout for joy,all you upright in heart.
Those who look to Him are radiant with joy;their faces will never be ashamed.
Let those who want my vindicationshout for joy and be glad;let them continually say,“The Lord be exalted.He takes pleasure in His servant’s well-being.”
Then I will come to the altar of God,to God, my greatest joy.I will praise You with the lyre,God, my God.
You love righteousness and hate wickedness;therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of joymore than your companions.
Myrrh, aloes, and cassia perfume all your garments;from ivory palaces harps bring you joy.
God ascends among shouts of joy,the Lord, among the sound of trumpets.
2 rising splendidly,is the joy of the whole earth.Mount Zion on the slopes of the northis the city of the great King.
Let me hear joy and gladness;let the bones You have crushed rejoice.
Restore the joy of Your salvation to me,and give me a willing spirit.
Those who live far away are awed by Your signs;You make east and west shout for joy.
The wilderness pastures overflow,and the hills are robed with joy.
Let the nations rejoice and shout for joy,for You judge the peoples with fairnessand lead the nations on earth.Selah
But the righteous are glad;they rejoice before God and celebrate with joy.
My lips will shout for joywhen I sing praise to Youbecause You have redeemed me.
For the choir director: on the Gittith. Of Asaph.Sing for joy to God our strength;shout in triumph to the God of Jacob.
Bring joy to Your servant’s life,because I turn to You, Lord.
North and south—You created them.Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name.
Satisfy us in the morning with Your faithful loveso that we may shout with joy and be glad all our days.
For You have made me rejoice, Lord,by what You have done;I will shout for joybecause of the works of Your hands.
When I am filled with cares,Your comfort brings me joy.
Let the fields and everything in them exult.Then all the trees of the forest will shout for joy
Shout to the Lord, all the earth;be jubilant, shout for joy, and sing.
Let the rivers clap their hands;let the mountains shout together for joy
He brought His people out with rejoicing,His chosen ones with shouts of joy.
so that I may enjoy the prosperityof Your chosen ones,rejoice in the joy of Your nation,and boast about Your heritage.
Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgivingand announce His works with shouts of joy.
There are shouts of joy and victoryin the tents of the righteous:“The Lord’s right hand performs valiantly!
I have Your decrees as a heritage forever;indeed, they are the joy of my heart.
Our mouths were filled with laughter then,and our tongues with shouts of joy.Then they said among the nations,“The Lord has done great things for them.”
Those who sow in tearswill reap with shouts of joy.
Though one goes along weeping,carrying the bag of seed,he will surely come back with shouts of joy,carrying his sheaves.
May Your priests be clothed with righteousness,and may Your godly people shout for joy.
I will clothe its priests with salvation,and its godly people will shout for joy.
May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouthif I do not remember you,if I do not exalt Jerusalem as my greatest joy!
Let the godly celebrate in triumphal glory;let them shout for joy on their beds.
Solomon’s proverbs:A wise son brings joy to his father,but a foolish son, heartache to his mother.
The hope of the righteous is joy,but the expectation of the wicked comes to nothing.
Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil,but those who promote peace have joy.
The heart knows its own bitterness,and no outsider shares in its joy.
Even in laughter a heart may be sad,and joy may end in grief.
A wise son brings joy to his father,but a foolish man despises his mother.
Foolishness brings joy to one without sense,but a man with understanding walks a straight path.
A man takes joy in giving an answer;and a timely word—how good that is!
A man fathers a fool to his own sorrow;the father of a fool has no joy.
Justice executed is a joy to the righteousbut a terror to those who practice iniquity.
Let your father and mother have joy,and let her who gave birth to you rejoice.
Oil and incense bring joy to the heart,and the sweetness of a friend is better than self-counsel.
Be wise, my son, and bring my heart joy,so that I can answer anyone who taunts me.
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,but one who consorts with prostitutes destroys his wealth.
For to the man who is pleasing in His sight, He gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner He gives the task of gathering and accumulating in order to give to the one who is pleasing in God’s sight. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.
for he does not often consider the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with the joy of his heart.
You have enlarged the nationand increased its joy.The people have rejoiced before Youas they rejoice at harvest timeand as they rejoice when dividing spoils.
Joy and rejoicing have been removed from the orchard;no one is singing or shouting for joy in the vineyards.No one tramples grapes in the winepresses.I have put an end to the shouting.
But look: joy and gladness,butchering of cattle, slaughtering of sheep,eating of meat, and drinking of wine—“Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”
In the streets they cry for wine.All joy grows dark;earth’s rejoicing goes into exile.
The humble will have joyafter joy in the Lord,and the poor people will rejoicein the Holy One of Israel.
For the palace will be forsaken,the busy city abandoned.The hill and the watchtower will becomebarren places forever,the joy of wild donkeys,and a pasture for flocks,
It will blossom abundantlyand will also rejoice with joy and singing.The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,the splendor of Carmel and Sharon.They will see the glory of the Lord,the splendor of our God.
Then the lame will leap like a deer,and the tongue of the mute will sing for joy,for water will gush in the wilderness,and streams in the desert;
and the redeemed of the Lord will returnand come to Zion with singing,crowned with unending joy.Joy and gladness will overtake them,and sorrow and sighing will flee.
Let the desert and its cities shout,the settlements where Kedar dwells cry aloud.Let the inhabitants of Sela sing for joy;let them cry out from the mountaintops.
Leave Babylon,flee from the Chaldeans!Declare with a shout of joy,proclaim this,let it go out to the end of the earth;announce,“The Lord has redeemed His servant Jacob!”
Shout for joy, you heavens!Earth, rejoice!Mountains break into joyful shouts!For the Lord has comforted His people,and will have compassion on His afflicted ones.
For the Lord will comfort Zion;He will comfort all her waste places,and He will make her wilderness like Eden,and her desert like the garden of the Lord.Joy and gladness will be found in her,thanksgiving and melodious song.
And the redeemed of the Lord will returnand come to Zion with singing,crowned with unending joy.Joy and gladness will overtake them,and sorrow and sighing will flee.
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