'Joy' in the Bible
For seven days you are to celebrate in the presence of the LORD your God at the place where the LORD will choose; for the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in everything you do, and your joy will be complete.
"Sing for joy, nations! Sing for joy, people who belong to him! For he'll avenge the blood of his servants, turn on his adversary, and cleanse both his land and his people."
All the people followed after him, playing on wind pipes and so full of joy that the earth shook because of all the noise!
Their neighbors came from as far away as the territories of Issachar, Zebulun, and Naphtali, bringing provisions loaded on donkeys, camels, mules, and oxen. They brought abundant provisions of meal, fig bars, raisins, wine, oil, oxen, and sheep, because there was joy in Israel.
Find joy in his holy name; let the hearts of those who keep on seeking the LORD rejoice.
Splendor and majesty surround him, and strength and joy fill his palace.
and they ate and drank in the LORD's presence with great joy.
"And now may the LORD God arise, to your place of rest, you, and the ark of your power! Let your priests, LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and cause your godly ones to find their joy in what is good.
Then they all returned with joy to Jerusalem, every soldier from Judah and Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat at the head of the procession, because the LORD had made them rejoice over their enemies.
Jehoiada also placed the offices of the LORD's Temple under the authority of the Levitical priests whom David had assigned over the LORD's Temple, just as is required by the Law of Moses, to offer the LORD's burnt offerings with joy and singing, just as David had ordered.
Hezekiah and all of the people were ecstatic with joy because of what God had done for the people, since everything had come about so suddenly.
There was great joy throughout Jerusalem, because nothing had happened like this in Jerusalem since the days of David's son Solomon, king of Israel.
Now a number of the priests, the Levities, and the leading officials of the elders who were very elderly had seen the former Temple with their own eyes. When they observed the foundation of the Temple being laid, they wept with a loud voice, while the rest of them shouted for joy.
As a result, the people couldn't distinguish between the noise coming from the shouts of joy and the noise coming from the weeping people, because everyone was shouting loudly and could be heard a long way off.
The Israelis the priests, the descendants of Levi, and the other related descendants who had returned from captivity celebrated with joy at the dedication of the Temple of God.
Then they observed the Festival of Unleavened Bread for seven days with joy, because the LORD had made them glad, turning the heart of the king of Assyria toward them and strengthening them for their work on the Temple of God, the God of Israel.
He also told them, "Go eat the best food, drink the best wine, and give something to those who have nothing, since this day is holy to our Lord. Don't be sorrowful, because the joy of the LORD is your strength."
So all the people went to eat, to drink, to send something to those who had nothing, and to celebrate with great joy, because they understood the words that were being declared to them.
The entire assembly of those who had returned from exile erected tents and lived in them. Indeed, from the days of Nun's son Joshua until that day the Israelis had not done so. Joy was everywhere,
At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, they invited the descendants of Levi to come from wherever they lived to Jerusalem so they could celebrate the dedication with joy, thanksgiving, and songs, accompanied by cymbals, lyres, and harps.
That day they offered a large number of sacrifices, and they rejoiced, because God had caused them to rejoice enthusiastically. Their wives and children rejoiced, so that Jerusalem's joy was heard from a long distance.
Mordecai left the king's presence in royal robes of blue and white, wearing a large golden crown and a purple robe made of fine linen; and the city of Susa shouted with joy.
For the Jewish people, there was light and joy, gladness and honor.
In each and every province, and in each and every city, in the places where the king's order and edict reached, there was gladness and joy among the Jewish people, along with a festival and a holiday. Many of the people of the land became Jews, because they had come to fear the Jewish people.
They did this on the thirteenth day of Adar and rested on the fourteenth day, making it a day of feasting and joy.
The Jewish people in Susa assembled on the thirteenth day and again on the fourteenth, and then rested on the fifteenth day and made it a day of feasting and joy.
Therefore the Jewish people in the rural areas who live in unwalled towns make the fourteenth day of the month Adar a holiday for joy and feasting, and people send presents to one another.
as the days on which the Jewish people enjoyed relief from their enemies. It was a month when things turned around for them, from sorrow to joy and from mourning to a holiday. They were to celebrate these days as days of feasting and joy, and they were to send presents to one another and gifts to the poor.
He will soon fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips will shout with joy.
The wicked triumph only briefly; the joy of the godless is momentary.
Those who were about to die blessed me, and I made widows sing for joy.
if I've found joy in great wealth that I own, if I've earned a lot with my own hands,
Because he says, "There's no profit for a man to find joy with God.'"
You have given me more joy in my heart than at harvest times, when grain and wine abound.
Let all those who take refuge in you rejoice! Let them shout for joy forever, and may you protect them. Let those who love your name exult in you.
May we shout for joy at your deliverance and unfurl our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD fulfill all your petitions.
Indeed, you have given him eternal blessings; you will make him glad with the joy of your presence.
Now my head will be lifted up above my enemies, even those who surround me. I will sacrifice in his tent with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melodies to the LORD.
For his wrath is only momentary; yet his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may lodge for the night, but shouts of joy will come in the morning.
You have turned my mourning into dancing; you took off my sackcloth and clothed me with a garment of joy,
Righteous ones, be glad in the LORD and rejoice! Shout for joy, all of you who are upright in heart!
with a new song, sing to him; with shouts of joy, play skillfully.
Let those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and rejoice! Let them continuously say, "Magnify the LORD, who delights in giving peace to his servant."
Let all who seek you shout for joy and be glad in you. May those who love your deliverance say, "The LORD be magnified!" continuously.
These things I will recall as I pour out my troubles within me: I used to go with the crowd in a procession to the house of God, accompanied with shouts of joy and thanksgiving.
Then I will approach the altar of God, even to God in whom my joy finds its source. Then I will praise you with the lyre, God, my God,
Filled with joy and gladness, they are presented when they enter the king's palace.
Clap your hands, all you nations! Shout to God with a loud cry of joy!
Beautifully situated, the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion towards the north, the city of the great King.
Let me know joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and let a willing attitude control me.
But I will sing of your power and in the morning I will shout for joy about your gracious love. For you have been a fortress for me; and a refuge when I am distressed.
For you have been my strength, and in the shadow of your wings I will shout for joy.
Those living at the furthest ends of the earth are seized by fear because of your miraculous deeds. You make the going forth of the morning and the evening shout for joy.
The wilderness pastures drip with dew, and the hills wrap themselves with joy.
The meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep, and the valleys are covered with grain. They shout for joy; yes, they burst out in song! To the Director: A song. A Psalm.
Let the nations rejoice and sing for joy, because you judge people with fairness and you govern the people of the earth. Interlude
But the righteous rejoice and exult before God; they are overwhelmed with joy.
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you, whose life you have redeemed.
I desire and long for the Temple courts of the LORD. My heart and body sing for joy to the living God.
Satisfy us in the morning with your gracious love so we may sing for joy and rejoice every day.
Because you made me glad with your awesome deeds, LORD, I will sing for joy at the works of your hands.
Come! Let us sing joyfully to the LORD! Let us shout for joy to the rock of our salvation.
The field and all that is in it will rejoice; then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy
let the rivers clap their hands in unison; and let the mountains sing for joy
Serve the LORD with joy. Come before him with a joyful shout!
He led his people out with gladness, his chosen ones with shouts of joy.
to witness the prosperity of your chosen ones, to rejoice in your nation's joy, to glory in your inheritance.
Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and talk about his works with shouts of joy.
I find joy in the path of your decrees, as if I owned all kinds of riches.
I take joy in your decrees, for they are my counselors. Daleth
Help me live my life by your commands, because my joy is in them.
Their minds are clogged as with greasy fat, but I find joy in your instruction.
I have inherited your decrees forever, because they are the joy of my heart.
I find joy at what you have said like one who has discovered a great treasure.
I am longing for your deliverance, LORD, and your instruction is my joy.
Those who weep while they plant will sing for joy while they harvest.
May your priests be clothed with righteousness and may your godly ones shout for joy.
I will clothe its priests with salvation and its godly ones will shout for joy.
for it was there that our captors asked us for songs and our torturers demanded joy from us, "Sing us one of the songs about Zion!"
May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don't remember you, if I don't consider Jerusalem to be more important than my highest joy.
May those he loves be exalted, singing for joy on their couches.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grieves his mother.
Just as the fool considers wickedness his joy, so is wisdom to the discerning man.
What the righteous hope for brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked dies.
The heart knows its own bitterness an outsider cannot share in its joy.
Even in laughter there may be heartache, and at the end of joy there may be grief.
An appropriate answer brings joy to a person, and a well-timed word is a good thing.
The man who fathers a fool does so to his sorrow the father of a fool has no joy.
Administering justice brings joy to the righteous, but terror to those who practice iniquity.
The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but anyone who consorts with immoral women squanders his wealth.
After all, to the person who is good in God's sight, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner he gives the troublesome task of acquiring and accumulating in order to leave it to someone who is good in the sight of God. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.
I concluded that it is worthwhile for people to find joy in their accomplishments, because that is their inheritance, since who can see what will exist after them?
Find joy in living with your wife whom you love every day of your pointless life that God gave you on earth, because this is your life assignment and your work to do on earth.
You have increased the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice in your presence as they rejoice at the harvest, as they are glad when they're dividing the spoils of war.
Shout aloud, and sing for joy, you who live in Zion, because great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel."
"Therefore I weep with the tears of Jazer for the vines of Sibmah. I drench you with my tears, O Heshbon and Elealeh for the shouts of joy over your summer fruit and your grain harvest have ended.
Joy and gladness are taken away from the orchards, in the vineyards people will sing no songs, and no cheers are raised. No vintner treads out wine in the presses, because I've put an end to the shouting.
But look! There is joy and festivity, slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep, eating meat and drinking wine. "Let us eat and drink, you say, because we die tomorrow."
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