100 Bible Verses about Joy

Romans 12:12 ESV / 895 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:13 ESV / 894 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.

James 1:2 ESV / 783 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:4 ESV / 687 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 610 helpful votes

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

John 16:24 ESV / 565 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 523 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:8 ESV / 487 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 16:22 ESV / 436 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.

Romans 14:17 ESV / 380 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.

James 1:2-4 ESV / 372 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Psalm 118:24 ESV / 327 helpful votes

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 313 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 16:9 ESV / 281 helpful votes

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

John 15:11 ESV / 280 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:16 ESV / 254 helpful votes

Rejoice always,

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 252 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 4:7 ESV / 247 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 55:12 ESV / 245 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.

Luke 15:10 ESV / 232 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:28 ESV / 230 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 2:20 ESV / 193 helpful votes

For you are our glory and joy.

Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 183 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.”

Psalm 71:23 ESV / 176 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:4 ESV / 170 helpful votes

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

Psalm 28:7 ESV / 159 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.

2 Corinthians 7:4 ESV / 154 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.

Psalm 126:5 ESV / 152 helpful votes

Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!

Psalm 33:21 ESV / 149 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 144 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Romans 15:32 ESV / 136 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 127 helpful votes

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

Psalm 5:11 ESV / 126 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 100:1 ESV / 119 helpful votes

A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

1 Peter 4:13 ESV / 118 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:11 ESV / 117 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 1:6 ESV / 109 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 13:52 ESV / 109 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 16:27 ESV / 109 helpful votes

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place.

John 17:13 ESV / 108 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.

Luke 1:47 ESV / 108 helpful votes

And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

Psalm 51:12 ESV / 108 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:28 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 106 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.

Romans 5:11 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:8-9 ESV / 105 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, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Jeremiah 15:16 ESV / 104 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.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 102 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.

John 16:33 ESV / 98 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.”

Matthew 25:21 ESV / 95 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.’

Nehemiah 8:9-18 ESV / 94 helpful votes

And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law. 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.” So the Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be quiet, for this day is holy; do not be grieved.” And all the people went their way to eat and drink and to send portions and to make great rejoicing, because they had understood the words that were declared to them. On the second day the heads of fathers' houses of all the people, with the priests and the Levites, came together to Ezra the scribe in order to study the words of the Law. ...

Psalm 150:6 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Psalm 97:11 ESV / 92 helpful votes

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

Jude 1:24 ESV / 90 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,

Ecclesiastes 2:26 ESV / 86 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.

2 Corinthians 8:2 ESV / 85 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.

Nehemiah 12:43 ESV / 81 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.

Psalm 119:111 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.

2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV / 74 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.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 73 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.

Matthew 2:10 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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

Psalm 27:6 ESV / 73 helpful votes

And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

Ezra 6:22 ESV / 73 helpful votes

And they kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with joy, for the Lord had made them joyful and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria to them, so that he aided them in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.

Philemon 1:7 ESV / 72 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.

Psalm 70:4 ESV / 72 helpful votes

May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you! May those who love your salvation say evermore, “God is great!”

Isaiah 61:10 ESV / 71 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.

Psalm 19:8 ESV / 70 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:23 ESV / 69 helpful votes

To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!

Romans 12:15 ESV / 68 helpful votes

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

Psalm 32:11 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 12:1-6 ESV / 62 helpful votes

You will say in that day: “I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me. “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth. ...

Psalm 100:2 ESV / 62 helpful votes

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

Job 8:21 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

2 John 1:12 ESV / 60 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.

2 Corinthians 6:10 ESV / 59 helpful votes

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

Psalm 126:6 ESV / 59 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 33:6 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.

Psalm 21:6 ESV / 55 helpful votes

For you make him most blessed forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence.

Isaiah 35:10 ESV / 54 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.

Acts 8:8 ESV / 52 helpful votes

So there was much joy in that city.

Isaiah 29:19 ESV / 51 helpful votes

The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the Lord, and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.

2 Corinthians 1:24 ESV / 50 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.

Luke 2:10 ESV / 49 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.

Isaiah 9:3 ESV / 49 helpful votes

You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.

Psalm 105:43 ESV / 49 helpful votes

So he brought his people out with joy, his chosen ones with singing.

Psalm 51:8 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice.

Philippians 1:4 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 3:9 ESV / 44 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,

Isaiah 12:3 ESV / 44 helpful votes

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

James 1:2-3 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

Acts 16:25 ESV / 42 helpful votes

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

Isaiah 12:6 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”

1 Samuel 18:6 ESV / 42 helpful votes

As they were coming home, when David returned from striking down the Philistine, the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with songs of joy, and with musical instruments.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Luke 15:7 ESV / 41 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.

Habakkuk 3:17-19 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.

Proverbs 19:23 ESV / 41 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 40 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

1 Kings 8:66 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

Psalm 104:34 ESV / 38 helpful votes

May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.

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