100 Bible Verses about For Joy

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Romans 15:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Romans 14:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Philippians 4:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.

1 Peter 1:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,

John 17:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

John 15:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

Proverbs 10:28 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Psalm 28:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.

1 Thessalonians 1:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit,

Acts 2:28 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’

John 16:22 ESV / 8 helpful votes

So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

Luke 10:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

1 Peter 4:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.

James 1:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

Romans 5:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Romans 5:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Acts 13:52 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

Jeremiah 15:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.

Psalm 30:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,

Psalm 19:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;

Psalm 5:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.

Psalm 4:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound.

3 John 1:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

1 Thessalonians 5:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Rejoice always,

Romans 12:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Acts 16:34 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in God.

John 16:33 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

John 16:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

John 16:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.

Luke 15:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Luke 2:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

Luke 1:47 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

Isaiah 55:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.

Psalm 43:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

Psalm 33:21 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.

Jude 1:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy,

2 Corinthians 8:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.

2 Corinthians 7:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.

2 Corinthians 6:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.

Acts 8:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So there was much joy in that city.

Luke 24:52 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,

Luke 15:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

Matthew 25:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

Matthew 2:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 32:41 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I will rejoice in doing them good, and I will plant them in this land in faithfulness, with all my heart and all my soul.

Isaiah 35:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 2:26 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Psalm 119:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.

Psalm 68:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!

Psalm 51:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Psalm 20:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all your petitions!

1 John 1:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Hebrews 10:34 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one.

1 Thessalonians 3:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God,

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,

Philippians 1:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith,

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Acts 8:39 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing.

Luke 10:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!”

Luke 6:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.

Matthew 13:44 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Habakkuk 3:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.

Isaiah 61:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.

Proverbs 14:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief.

Psalm 126:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

Psalm 100:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

Psalm 97:11-12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!

Psalm 89:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Who exult in your name all the day and in your righteousness are exalted.

Psalm 64:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let the righteous one rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in him! Let all the upright in heart exult!

Psalm 45:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

With joy and gladness they are led along as they enter the palace of the king.

Psalm 40:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!”

Psalm 35:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord, exulting in his salvation.

Psalm 32:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

Psalm 16:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.

Psalm 13:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

Psalm 9:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

Nehemiah 12:43 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And they offered great sacrifices that day and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women and children also rejoiced. And the joy of Jerusalem was heard far away.

1 Samuel 2:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the Lord; my strength is exalted in the Lord. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation.

2 John 1:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete.

Philemon 1:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.

1 Thessalonians 2:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For you are our glory and joy.

1 Thessalonians 2:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you?

Philippians 3:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh—

Philippians 1:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,

2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 1:24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith.

Romans 15:32 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Acts 15:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers.

Luke 24:41 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?”

Luke 8:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away.

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