100 Bible Verses about Joy

Romans 15:13 ESV / 1,241 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 / 1,061 helpful votes

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

James 1:2 ESV / 955 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:4 ESV / 889 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 781 helpful votes

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

John 16:24 ESV / 727 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 / 711 helpful votes

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

John 16:22 ESV / 634 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.

1 Peter 1:8 ESV / 614 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,

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 555 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 / 554 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.

Psalm 118:24 ESV / 503 helpful votes

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

James 1:2-4 ESV / 483 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.

John 15:11 ESV / 431 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 / 417 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 / 392 helpful votes

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

Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 372 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 16:9 ESV / 346 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:28 ESV / 339 helpful votes

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

Luke 15:10 ESV / 320 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:16 ESV / 319 helpful votes

Rejoice always,

Isaiah 55:12 ESV / 312 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 71:23 ESV / 289 helpful votes

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

Psalm 28:7 ESV / 254 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.

1 Peter 1:8-9 ESV / 253 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 Thessalonians 2:20 ESV / 240 helpful votes

For you are our glory and joy.

Psalm 126:5 ESV / 234 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 16:27 ESV / 219 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:4 ESV / 215 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 214 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 33:21 ESV / 212 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:11 ESV / 210 helpful votes

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

Psalm 5:11 ESV / 207 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.

2 Corinthians 7:4 ESV / 198 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 27:6 ESV / 185 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.

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 184 helpful votes

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

John 17:13 ESV / 181 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.

Psalm 51:12 ESV / 180 helpful votes

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

Psalm 100:1 ESV / 177 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:13 ESV / 176 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:32 ESV / 176 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 1:6 ESV / 175 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,

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 174 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.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 168 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 13:52 ESV / 158 helpful votes

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

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 158 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.

Luke 1:47 ESV / 157 helpful votes

And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

Proverbs 15:23 ESV / 152 helpful votes

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

Psalm 19:8 ESV / 150 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:28 ESV / 146 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 15:16 ESV / 144 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 / 143 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:111 ESV / 142 helpful votes

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

James 1:2-3 ESV / 141 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.

Matthew 25:21 ESV / 141 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.’

Ecclesiastes 2:26 ESV / 141 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.

Romans 12:15 ESV / 140 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:11 ESV / 136 helpful votes

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

Philemon 1:7 ESV / 135 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.

Isaiah 12:6 ESV / 131 helpful votes

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

Luke 15:7 ESV / 129 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 32:11 ESV / 127 helpful votes

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

2 John 1:12 ESV / 125 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.

John 16:33 ESV / 125 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.”

Ecclesiastes 9:7 ESV / 124 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 6:10 ESV / 122 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 35:10 ESV / 117 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.

Psalm 94:19 ESV / 117 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV / 116 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.

Isaiah 9:3 ESV / 116 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.

Nehemiah 12:43 ESV / 115 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.

1 Thessalonians 3:9 ESV / 114 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 61:10 ESV / 114 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 / 111 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!

Job 8:21 ESV / 110 helpful votes

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

Psalm 21:6 ESV / 109 helpful votes

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

Ezra 6:22 ESV / 108 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 2:10 ESV / 107 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.

Psalm 70:4 ESV / 105 helpful votes

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

Jude 1:24 ESV / 103 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,

Matthew 2:10 ESV / 102 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 8:2 ESV / 101 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 8:9-18 ESV / 101 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. ...

Isaiah 12:1-6 ESV / 100 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 / 99 helpful votes

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

Psalm 126:6 ESV / 98 helpful votes

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

Psalm 150:6 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 18:6 ESV / 89 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 51:8 ESV / 88 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 8:66 ESV / 87 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 126:2-3 ESV / 86 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.

Esther 8:17 ESV / 86 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.

3 John 1:4 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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

Psalm 105:43 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:24 ESV / 84 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:13 ESV / 84 helpful votes

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

Luke 24:52 ESV / 83 helpful votes

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

Habakkuk 3:17-18 ESV / 83 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 12:3 ESV / 83 helpful votes

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

Acts 8:8 ESV / 80 helpful votes

So there was much joy in that city.

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