44 Bible Verses about Humor And Laughter

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 728 helpful votes

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

Psalm 126:2 ESV / 408 helpful votes

Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

Job 8:21 ESV / 306 helpful votes

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting.

Ecclesiastes 3:4 ESV / 213 helpful votes

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Proverbs 15:13 ESV / 179 helpful votes

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

Psalm 2:4 ESV / 102 helpful votes

He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.

Genesis 21:6 ESV / 101 helpful votes

And Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me.”

Psalm 32:11 ESV / 94 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:13 ESV / 78 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:4 ESV / 72 helpful votes

Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 72 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.

Psalm 37:13 ESV / 64 helpful votes

But the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming.

Psalm 4:7 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Psalm 16:8-11 ESV / 57 helpful votes

I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Philippians 4:4 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 49 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.

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Psalm 43:4 ESV / 31 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.

Genesis 17:17 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said to himself, “Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?”

Habakkuk 3:18 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

Proverbs 31:25 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

2 Timothy 1:7-10 ESV / 27 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,

James 5:13 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.

Romans 12:15 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

1 Corinthians 1:27-29 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.

Psalm 47:1 ESV / 20 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!

Proverbs 29:9 ESV / 17 helpful votes

If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.

Romans 12:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Ecclesiastes 7:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad.

Luke 6:21 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

Job 12:4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

I am a laughingstock to my friends; I, who called to God and he answered me, a just and blameless man, am a laughingstock.

Proverbs 16:20 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 2:14-15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.

1 Kings 18:27 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.”

Luke 7:31-34 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.’ For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’

Ecclesiastes 7:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fools; this also is vanity.

Luke 6:45 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Numbers 22:28-30 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then the Lord opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?” And Balaam said to the donkey, “Because you have made a fool of me. I wish I had a sword in my hand, for then I would kill you.” And the donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your donkey, on which you have ridden all your life long to this day? Is it my habit to treat you this way?” And he said, “No.”

James 4:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Ecclesiastes 7:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

1 Kings 22:1-53 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For three years Syria and Israel continued without war. But in the third year Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel. And the king of Israel said to his servants, “Do you know that Ramoth-gilead belongs to us, and we keep quiet and do not take it out of the hand of the king of Syria?” And he said to Jehoshaphat, “Will you go with me to battle at Ramoth-gilead?” And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.” And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Inquire first for the word of the Lord.”

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