94 Beautiful Bible Verses About Joy


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94 Beautiful Bible Verses About Joy

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When you know Jesus Christ, you experience a joy that is inexpressible to the world. It is the true joy of God. Joy comes through knowing God.

When you meet trials of various kinds, keep your eyes on Jesus. He endured the cross, scorning death and sin. The testing of your faith produces steadfastness. Allow perseverance to grow so that your joy may be complete through God.

The sinner who repents and finds God finds joy that is inexpressible and is filled with the glory of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is with God's children. The brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus know that all joy comes from God.

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In today's Bible study, we will dive into God's kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and love. Let God's word sink into your heart and bring joy into your life:

Bible Verses on Joy

1. Luke 24:52 KJV

Luke 24:52

And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

2. Luke 2:10 KJV

Luke 2:10

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

3. Psalms 5:11 KJV

Psalms 5:11

But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

4. Zephaniah 3:17 KJV

Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

5. Proverbs 15:23 KJV

Proverbs 15:23

A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

6. Luke 1:47 KJV

Luke 1:47

And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

7. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

8. 1 Kings 8:66 KJV

1 Kings 8:66

On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the Lord had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.

9. 1 John 1:4 KJV

1 John 1:4

And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

10. James 1:2 KJV

James 1:2

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

11. Isaiah 12:6 KJV

Isaiah 12:6

Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

12. Philippians 4:4 KJV

Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

13. Psalms 33:21 KJV

Psalms 33:21

For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.

14. Psalms 97:11 KJV

Psalms 97:11

Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

15. Proverbs 23:24 KJV

Proverbs 23:24

The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

16. 1 Peter 1:8 KJV

1 Peter 1:8

Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

17. Psalms 105:43 KJV

Psalms 105:43

And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:

18. Isaiah 9:3 KJV

Isaiah 9:3

Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

19. Galatians 5:22 KJV

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

20. Psalms 118:24 KJV

Psalms 118:24

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

21. Ecclesiastes 9:7 KJV

Ecclesiastes 9:7

Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.

22. Matthew 2:10 KJV

Matthew 2:10

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

23. Ezra 6:22 KJV

Ezra 6:22

And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the Lord had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.

24. Colossians 1:11 KJV

Colossians 1:11

Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

25. 1 Thessalonians 2:20 KJV

1 Thessalonians 2:20

For ye are our glory and joy.

26. 2 John 1:12 KJV

2 John 1:12

Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.

27. 2 Corinthians 12:10 KJV

2 Corinthians 12:10

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

28. Psalms 94:19 KJV

Psalms 94:19

In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

29. Psalms 100:1 KJV

Psalms 100:1

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

30. 1 Timothy 6:17 KJV

1 Timothy 6:17

Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

31. Proverbs 10:28 KJV

Proverbs 10:28

The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

32. Psalms 32:11 KJV

Psalms 32:11

Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

33. 1 Thessalonians 3:9 KJV

1 Thessalonians 3:9

For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;

34. Psalms 37:4 KJV

Psalms 37:4

Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

35. John 15:11 KJV

John 15:11

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

36. Romans 14:17 KJV

Romans 14:17

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

37. Psalms 30:11 KJV

Psalms 30:11

Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

38. Psalms 119:111 KJV

Psalms 119:111

Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

39. 1 Peter 4:13 KJV

1 Peter 4:13

But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

40. 1 Samuel 18:6 KJV

1 Samuel 18:6

And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.

41. Nehemiah 12:43 KJV

Nehemiah 12:43

Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.

42. 1 Thessalonians 1:6 KJV

1 Thessalonians 1:6

And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

43. Luke 15:10 KJV

Luke 15:10

Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

44. Psalms 51:8 KJV

Psalms 51:8

Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

45. Hebrews 12:2 KJV

Hebrews 12:2

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

46. Psalms 19:8 KJV

Psalms 19:8

The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

47. Psalms 16:11 KJV

Psalms 16:11

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

48. Acts 2:28 KJV

Acts 2:28

Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

49. Jeremiah 15:16 KJV

Jeremiah 15:16

Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts.

50. Psalms 51:12 KJV

Psalms 51:12

Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

51. 2 Corinthians 7:4 KJV

2 Corinthians 7:4

Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

52. Ecclesiastes 2:26 KJV

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

53. Psalms 126:5 KJV

Psalms 126:5

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

54. Romans 12:12 KJV

Romans 12:12

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

55. Psalms 21:6 KJV

Psalms 21:6

For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.

56. Psalms 28:7 KJV

Psalms 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

57. Psalms 27:6 KJV

Psalms 27:6

And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.

58. Isaiah 55:12 KJV

Isaiah 55:12

For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

59. Romans 15:13 KJV

Romans 15:13

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

60. Romans 12:15 KJV

Romans 12:15

Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

61. Psalms 4:7 KJV

Psalms 4:7

Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

62. John 17:13 KJV

John 17:13

And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

63. Psalms 70:4 KJV

Psalms 70:4

Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.

64. Nehemiah 8:10 KJV

Nehemiah 8:10

Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

65. Psalms 47:1 KJV

Psalms 47:1

O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

66. Isaiah 12:3 KJV

Isaiah 12:3

Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

67. Matthew 25:21 KJV

Matthew 25:21

His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

68. Psalms 30:5 KJV

Psalms 30:5

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

69. Psalms 126:6 KJV

Psalms 126:6

He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

70. Psalms 71:23 KJV

Psalms 71:23

My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

71. Esther 8:17 KJV

Esther 8:17

And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.

72. 2 Corinthians 1:24 KJV

2 Corinthians 1:24

Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

73. Isaiah 61:10 KJV

Isaiah 61:10

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

74. Romans 5:11 KJV

Romans 5:11

And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

75. Proverbs 17:22 KJV

Proverbs 17:22

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

76. John 16:22 KJV

John 16:22

And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

77. John 16:24 KJV

John 16:24

Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

78. 1 Chronicles 16:26 KJV

1 Chronicles 16:26

For all the gods of the people are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.

79. 2 Corinthians 6:10 KJV

2 Corinthians 6:10

As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

80. Isaiah 35:10 KJV

Isaiah 35:10

And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

81. 1 Kings 1:40 KJV

1 Kings 1:40

And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.

82. Luke 10:17 KJV

Luke 10:17

And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

83. Acts 13:52 KJV

Acts 13:52

And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.

84. Habakkuk 3:17 KJV

Habakkuk 3:17

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:

85. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 KJV

1 Thessalonians 5:16

Rejoice evermore.

86. 3 John 1:4 KJV

3 John 1:4

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

87. Romans 15:32 KJV

Romans 15:32

That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.

88. 1 Chronicles 16:27 KJV

1 Chronicles 16:27

Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.

89. John 16:33 KJV

John 16:33

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

90. Philemon 1:7 KJV

Philemon 1:7

For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.

91. Luke 15:7 KJV

Luke 15:7

I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

92. James 1:2-3 KJV

James 1:2-3

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

93. Psalms 16:9 KJV

Psalms 16:9

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

94. Psalms 119:14 KJV

Psalms 119:14

I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.

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