100 Bible Verses about Joy

Romans 15:13 ESV / 2,304 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 12:12 ESV / 1,836 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:4 ESV / 1,656 helpful votes

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

James 1:2 ESV / 1,488 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 1,374 helpful votes

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

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 1,359 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.

John 16:24 ESV / 1,342 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 / 1,288 helpful votes

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

John 16:22 ESV / 1,190 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 / 1,105 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.

John 15:11 ESV / 1,069 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 1,049 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 118:24 ESV / 1,018 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:8 ESV / 980 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,

Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 912 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 Peter 1:8-9 ESV / 827 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.

James 1:2-4 ESV / 796 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 4:7 ESV / 742 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:28 ESV / 658 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 639 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.

Psalm 71:23 ESV / 625 helpful votes

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

Psalm 5:11 ESV / 618 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.

Luke 15:10 ESV / 609 helpful votes

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

James 1:2-3 ESV / 598 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.

Romans 12:15 ESV / 591 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 554 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.

Psalm 16:9 ESV / 549 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:16 ESV / 516 helpful votes

Rejoice always,

1 Chronicles 16:27 ESV / 514 helpful votes

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

Psalm 94:19 ESV / 491 helpful votes

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

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 489 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.

Psalm 27:6 ESV / 488 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.

Ecclesiastes 9:7 ESV / 487 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 55:12 ESV / 478 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 32:11 ESV / 456 helpful votes

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

Psalm 126:5 ESV / 445 helpful votes

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

Psalm 28:7 ESV / 439 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.

Luke 15:7 ESV / 418 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.

Psalm 30:11 ESV / 417 helpful votes

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

Psalm 51:12 ESV / 413 helpful votes

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

2 John 1:12 ESV / 412 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.

Proverbs 15:23 ESV / 404 helpful votes

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

Psalm 33:21 ESV / 389 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 1:6 ESV / 382 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,

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 379 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 Peter 4:13 ESV / 375 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 7:4 ESV / 366 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 100:1 ESV / 365 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:4 ESV / 359 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:111 ESV / 354 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 61:10 ESV / 352 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 47:1 ESV / 352 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!

1 Thessalonians 2:20 ESV / 348 helpful votes

For you are our glory and joy.

Psalm 19:8 ESV / 337 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:24 ESV / 329 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:32 ESV / 328 helpful votes

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

John 17:13 ESV / 326 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.

Habakkuk 3:17-18 ESV / 321 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.

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 314 helpful votes

Being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy;

Jeremiah 15:16 ESV / 313 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 97:11 ESV / 303 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV / 302 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.

Esther 8:17 ESV / 301 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.

Isaiah 35:10 ESV / 298 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 9:3 ESV / 295 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.

Isaiah 12:6 ESV / 286 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 8:66 ESV / 283 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.

Philemon 1:7 ESV / 282 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.

3 John 1:4 ESV / 280 helpful votes

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

Psalm 51:8 ESV / 279 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 273 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.

Matthew 25:21 ESV / 272 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 12:43 ESV / 272 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.

Philippians 2:1-2 ESV / 265 helpful votes

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Luke 2:10 ESV / 264 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.

Ezra 6:22 ESV / 262 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.

Luke 1:47 ESV / 260 helpful votes

And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

Acts 2:28 ESV / 252 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 6:10 ESV / 250 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 2:26 ESV / 250 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.

1 Samuel 18:6 ESV / 250 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.

Psalm 126:2-3 ESV / 243 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.” The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad.

Romans 5:11 ESV / 242 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 242 helpful votes

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

John 16:33 ESV / 236 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.”

1 Thessalonians 3:9 ESV / 235 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,

Psalm 119:14 ESV / 235 helpful votes

In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.

Psalm 21:6 ESV / 221 helpful votes

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

Acts 13:52 ESV / 218 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 12:3 ESV / 211 helpful votes

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

Matthew 2:10 ESV / 200 helpful votes

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

Psalm 105:43 ESV / 190 helpful votes

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

Luke 24:52 ESV / 185 helpful votes

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

Psalm 70:4 ESV / 184 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 8:1-2 ESV / 181 helpful votes

We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, 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.

Psalm 126:6 ESV / 173 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 1:40 ESV / 164 helpful votes

And all the people went up after him, playing on pipes, and rejoicing with great joy, so that the earth was split by their noise.

1 Timothy 6:17 ESV / 161 helpful votes

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

Luke 10:17 ESV / 161 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 1:24 ESV / 160 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.

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