100 Bible Verses about Being Happy

John 16:33 ESV / 501 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.”

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 358 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

1 John 4:8 ESV / 324 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 275 helpful votes

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

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 257 helpful votes

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Proverbs 3:13 ESV / 238 helpful votes

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 228 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 201 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Philippians 4:4 ESV / 188 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 164 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 140 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 144:15 ESV / 139 helpful votes

Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall! Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!

John 14:6 ESV / 134 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 130 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. ...

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 125 helpful votes

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

Luke 23:43 ESV / 122 helpful votes

And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

John 3:16 ESV / 119 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 119 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:20 ESV / 117 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 113 helpful votes

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 45:7 ESV / 108 helpful votes

I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things.

Proverbs 15:13 ESV / 92 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:13 ESV / 90 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.

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 90 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...

Proverbs 29:18 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.

1 Peter 3:14 ESV / 75 helpful votes

But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,

Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 75 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.”

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 70 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.

Job 5:17 ESV / 70 helpful votes

“Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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

Psalm 126:5 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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

Psalm 1:6 ESV / 68 helpful votes

For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 67 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 66 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.

James 5:13 ESV / 65 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV / 64 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.

Philippians 4:11-13 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Ecclesiastes 3:12 ESV / 62 helpful votes

I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live;

Romans 12:15 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Psalm 139:14 ESV / 61 helpful votes

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

John 16:22 ESV / 59 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.

Isaiah 49:13 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted.

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 ESV / 59 helpful votes

I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God's gift to man.

John 10:10 ESV / 58 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Matthew 5:8 ESV / 54 helpful votes

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 53 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,

Lamentations 3:22 ESV / 52 helpful votes

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 51 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 50 helpful votes

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Isaiah 12:2 ESV / 49 helpful votes

“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.”

Ecclesiastes 9:7 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:18 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Deuteronomy 33:29 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord, the shield of your help, and the sword of your triumph! Your enemies shall come fawning to you, and you shall tread upon their backs.”

1 Timothy 6:6-8 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

Matthew 25:21 ESV / 47 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.’

Romans 5:2 ESV / 46 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:14 ESV / 46 helpful votes

In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him.

Proverbs 4:8 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her.

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 46 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.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Psalm 128:2 ESV / 45 helpful votes

You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Psalm 126:2 ESV / 44 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.”

Psalm 37:3 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.

1 Thessalonians 5:16 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Rejoice always,

Matthew 5:6 ESV / 42 helpful votes

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Proverbs 15:30 ESV / 42 helpful votes

The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones.

1 Peter 1:1-25 ESV / 41 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. ...

Ecclesiastes 2:26 ESV / 41 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.

Proverbs 10:28 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:15 ESV / 40 helpful votes

All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.

Psalm 118:1 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 32:1-2 ESV / 39 helpful votes

A Maskil of David. Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

2 Chronicles 9:7 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Happy are your wives! Happy are these your servants, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!

Deuteronomy 24:5 ESV / 39 helpful votes

“When a man is newly married, he shall not go out with the army or be liable for any other public duty. He shall be free at home one year to be happy with his wife whom he has taken.

Ecclesiastes 3:22 ESV / 38 helpful votes

So I saw that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his work, for that is his lot. Who can bring him to see what will be after him?

Proverbs 14:13 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:13 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:13-18 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. ...

Psalm 128:1 ESV / 37 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways!

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 37 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

1 Thessalonians 3:9 ESV / 34 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,

Romans 14:17 ESV / 34 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.

Proverbs 14:21 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.

Psalm 28:7 ESV / 34 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.

Proverbs 28:14 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Blessed is the one who fears the Lord always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

James 1:2-3 ESV / 32 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.

Psalm 146:5 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God,

Isaiah 55:12 ESV / 31 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.

Galatians 3:28 ESV / 30 helpful votes

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Romans 14:22 ESV / 30 helpful votes

The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves.

Matthew 5:11 ESV / 30 helpful votes

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Isaiah 12:3 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 28 helpful votes

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Psalm 40:8 ESV / 28 helpful votes

I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”

Romans 6:23 ESV / 27 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Galatians 5:19-20 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,

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