100 Bible Verses about Rejoice

Philippians 4:4 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

Psalm 118:24 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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

Psalm 5:11 ESV / 53 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.

1 Thessalonians 5:16 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Rejoice always,

Philippians 4:4-7 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 27 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...

1 John 4:18 ESV / 26 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

Philippians 3:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.

Isaiah 61:10 ESV / 13 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.

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.

Joel 2:23 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“Be glad, O children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given the early rain for your vindication; he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the latter rain, as before.

Psalm 32:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Romans 12:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Acts 5:41 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name.

Luke 10:20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 9 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.”

1 Samuel 2:1 ESV / 9 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.

1 Peter 1:8-9 ESV / 8 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.

1 Peter 1:8 ESV / 8 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,

Romans 12:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Matthew 24:35 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 8 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.

Romans 14:17 ESV / 7 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.

Romans 12:1-21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. ...

John 16:22 ESV / 7 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.

John 15:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 41:1-29 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment. Who stirred up one from the east whom victory meets at every step? He gives up nations before him, so that he tramples kings underfoot; he makes them like dust with his sword, like driven stubble with his bow. He pursues them and passes on safely, by paths his feet have not trod. Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he. The coastlands have seen and are afraid; the ends of the earth tremble; they have drawn near and come. ...

Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! ...

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...

Mark 16:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

Proverbs 10:28 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 5:18-19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 6 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.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

1 Thessalonians 5:15-24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. ...

John 16:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 5 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.

Proverbs 15:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Psalm 4:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 16:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 4 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 5:16-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

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,

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 15:3 ESV / 4 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.

John 17:13 ESV / 4 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 15:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 9:3 ESV / 4 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.

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Psalm 33:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.

Psalm 27:6 ESV / 4 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.

Revelation 20:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.

1 Peter 4:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:1-25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. ...

James 1:2-3 ESV / 3 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.

James 1:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

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 1:6 ESV / 3 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,

Colossians 1:24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

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.

Romans 5:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,

Acts 16:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Luke 24:52 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Luke 15:7 ESV / 3 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.

Luke 10:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Luke 2:10 ESV / 3 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 1:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,

Matthew 5:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 2:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Habakkuk 3:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Habakkuk 3:17-18 ESV / 3 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.

Isaiah 35:10 ESV / 3 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.

Isaiah 12:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 9:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.

Proverbs 23:24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

Psalm 149:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.

Psalm 119:111 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Psalm 94:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

Psalm 64:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Esther 8:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And in every province and in every city, wherever the king's command and his edict reached, there was gladness and joy among the Jews, a feast and a holiday. And many from the peoples of the country declared themselves Jews, for fear of the Jews had fallen on them.

1 Chronicles 29:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you.

1 Kings 8:66 ESV / 3 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.

1 Samuel 18:6 ESV / 3 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.

Revelation 19:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready;

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Jude 1:24 ESV / 2 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,

3 John 1:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

2 John 1:12 ESV / 2 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.

1 John 3:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

1 Peter 3:8-12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

1 Peter 1:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,

James 4:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

James 1:2-4 ESV / 2 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.

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