Bible Verses about Joy

Joy

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 | NIV

The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.

Zephaniah 3:17 | NIV 

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Philippians 4:4 | NIV 

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Romans 12:12 | NIV

When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought me joy.

Psalm 94:19 | NIV 

The Lord has done it this very day;
let us rejoice today and be glad.

Psalm 118:24 | NIV 

Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.

Habakkuk 3:17-18 | NIV

You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 16:11 | NIV 

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 1:8-9 | NIV 

I delight greatly in the Lord;
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Isaiah 61:10 | NIV 

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

John 16:24 | NIV 

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:7 | NIV 

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:10 | NIV

A person finds joy in giving an apt reply—
and how good is a timely word!

Proverbs 15:23 | NIV 

You are my hiding place;
you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Psalm 32:7 | NIV 

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

Romans 12:15 | NIV 

So that I may come to you with joy, by God’s will, and in your company be refreshed.

Romans 15:32 | NIV 

Your statutes are my heritage forever;
they are the joy of my heart.

Psalm 119:111 | NIV 

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Hebrews 11:6 | NIV 

But godliness with contentment is great gain.

1 Timothy 6:6 | NIV

For the Lord takes delight in his people;
he crowns the humble with victory.

Psalm 149:4 | NIV 

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

1 Timothy 6:17 | NIV 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23 | NIV

I rejoice in following your statutes
as one rejoices in great riches.

Psalm 119:14 | NIV

The father of a righteous child has great joy;
a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

Proverbs 23:24 | NIV 

While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”

Matthew 17:5 | NIV

Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Nehemiah 8:10 | NIV 

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

3 John 1:4 | NIV

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

Romans 5:3-4 | NIV 

I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.

Psalm 9:2 | NIV 

A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 17:22 | NIV

When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.

Ecclesiastes 7:14 | NIV 

But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.

Malachi 4:2 | NIV

I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 | NIV

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Luke 15:7 | NIV

However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

Luke 10:20 | NIV 

Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.

Ecclesiastes 9:7 | NIV 

Remember your Creator
in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble come
and the years approach when you will say,
“I find no pleasure in them”.

Ecclesiastes 12:1 | NIV 

In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

Luke 15:10 | NIV 

Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil,
but those who promote peace have joy.

Proverbs 12:20 | NIV 

My son, if your heart is wise,
then my heart will be glad indeed.

Proverbs 23:15 | NIV 

A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.

Proverbs 10:1 | NIV 

Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God.

Ecclesiastes 5:19 | NIV