Want to know what does the bible say about joy and happiness? Here are 92 scriptures on joy and happiness from the old and new testament of the holy bible, King James Version (KJV).
Joy & Happiness Bible Verses from the Old Testament
Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the
Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Thy testimonies have I taken as
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
10. Psalm 118:24 KJV
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts.
15. Psalm 9:2 KJV
I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.
16. Psalm 4:7 KJV
Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
17. Isaiah 55:12 KJV
For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
18. Psalm 71:23 KJV
My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
19. Psalm 28:7 KJV
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
20. Psalm 126:5 KJV
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
21. Psalm 5:11 KJV
But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
22. Psalm 33:21 KJV
For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
23. Psalm 100:1 KJV
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
25. Psalm 51:12 KJV
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation
26. Psalm 70:4 KJV
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
27. Psalm 21:6 KJV
For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.
28. Psalm 51:8 KJV
Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
29. Psalm 32:11 KJV
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
30. Isaiah 12:3 KJV
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
31. Psalm 92:4 KJV
For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
32. Isaiah 29:19 KJV
The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
33. Isaiah 9:3 KJV
Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
35. Psalm 47:1 KJV
O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
37. Isaiah 12:6 KJV
Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
38. Psalm 27:6 KJV
And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.
39. Isaiah 35:10 KJV
And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word
41. Psalm 94:19 KJV
In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
42. Psalm 149:4 KJV
For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
44. Psalm 30:11 KJV
Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
45. Psalm 16:9 KJV
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
46. Psalm 97:11 KJV
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.
48. Psalm 32:11 KJV
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
49. Psalm 19:8 KJV
The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
50. Psalm 144:15 KJV
Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.
51. Luke 2:10 KJV
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
53. Psalm 68:3 KJV
But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.
54. Psalm 146:5 KJV
Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
Joy & Happiness Bible Verses from the New Testament
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
10. 3 John 1:4 KJV
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
13. John 17:13 KJV
And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;
15. Luke 1:47 KJV
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
22. 2 John 1:12 KJV
Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
23. Luke 15:7 KJV
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
24. Romans 14:17 KJV
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
25. John 16:22 KJV
And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
26. Hebrews 12:2 KJV
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
27. Romans 12:12 KJV
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.
28. John 16:24 KJV
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
29. Luke 15:10 KJV
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
For ye are our glory and joy.
Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.
33. Acts 13:52 KJV
And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.
And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.
35. Romans 5:11 KJV
And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
36. Matthew 2:10 KJV
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom.