100 Bible Verses about Joy Of The Lord

Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 95 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.”

Romans 15:13 ESV / 69 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.

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 66 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.

Philippians 4:4 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:17 ESV / 56 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 / 48 helpful votes

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

John 16:22 ESV / 42 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 1:8-9 ESV / 38 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.

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 38 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 12:2 ESV / 37 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 5:11 ESV / 36 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.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

James 1:2 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Psalm 118:24 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Psalm 28:7 ESV / 32 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.

Psalm 71:23 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:12 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:28 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:8 ESV / 27 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 16:24 ESV / 27 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 / 27 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 119:111 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Psalm 32:11 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:16 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Rejoice always,

Jeremiah 15:16 ESV / 26 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.

Isaiah 61:10 ESV / 25 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.

1 Chronicles 16:27 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:15 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Luke 15:10 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Psalm 27:6 ESV / 24 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.

Acts 13:52 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 55:12 ESV / 22 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.

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Psalm 51:12 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Psalm 47:1 ESV / 22 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!

Psalm 4:7 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 1:6 ESV / 20 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,

Psalm 43:4 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

Proverbs 15:23 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Psalm 16:9 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

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

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

Luke 15:7 ESV / 18 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.

Isaiah 35:10 ESV / 18 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 / 18 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

James 1:2-3 ESV / 17 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.

Philemon 1:7 ESV / 17 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 3:9 ESV / 17 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,

John 17:13 ESV / 17 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 126:5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

John 16:20 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.

Isaiah 12:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Psalm 149:4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Psalm 21:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Luke 2:10 ESV / 13 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.

Ecclesiastes 2:26 ESV / 13 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.

Psalm 92:4-5 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep!

Psalm 33:21 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Nehemiah 12:43 ESV / 13 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.

2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV / 12 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 61:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

To grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.

Psalm 126:6 ESV / 12 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 65:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

So that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs. You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy.

2 John 1:12 ESV / 11 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.

Luke 1:47 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

Matthew 25:21 ESV / 11 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.’

Isaiah 51:11 ESV / 11 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 / 11 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 119:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 18:6 ESV / 11 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.

1 John 1:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:12-14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

1 Timothy 6:17 ESV / 10 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.

1 Timothy 6:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment,

1 Thessalonians 2:20 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For you are our glory and joy.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 10 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.

2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 7:4 ESV / 10 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.

2 Corinthians 6:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:32 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:28 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Joel 2:23 ESV / 10 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.

Jeremiah 9:24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

Isaiah 12:6 ESV / 10 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 / 10 helpful votes

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

Jude 1:2-5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.

James 1:2-4 ESV / 9 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.

Hebrews 12:1-3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 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. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

Hebrews 3:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.

Philippians 3:1 ESV / 9 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.

2 Corinthians 8:2 ESV / 9 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.

Habakkuk 3:17-18 ESV / 9 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 45:24 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Only in the Lord, it shall be said of me, are righteousness and strength; to him shall come and be ashamed all who were incensed against him.

Matthew 17:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”

Habakkuk 3:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

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