81 Bible Verses about Joy

Here are the 81 Bible Verses about Joy from the Old and New Testaments of The Holy Bible (King James Version, New International Version, and English Standard Version) sorted from most to least relevant.

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Bible Verses about Choosing Joy

Habakkuk 3:17-18

King James Version
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

New International Version
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.

English Standard Version
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.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

King James Version
Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

New International Version
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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

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Psalm 119:111

King James Version
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

New International Version
Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.

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

Psalm 16:11

King James Version
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

New International Version
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

English Standard Version
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Isaiah 61:10

King James Version
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.

New International Version
I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

English Standard Version
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 119:14

King James Version
I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.

New International Version
I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.

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

Psalm 118:24

King James Version
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

New International Version
The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.

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

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Proverbs 17:22

King James Version
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

New International Version
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

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

Ecclesiastes 7:14

King James Version
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.

New International Version
When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.

English Standard Version
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.

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

King James Version
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.

New International Version
I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.

English Standard Version
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.

Jeremiah 15:16

King James Version
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.

New International Version
When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, Lord God Almighty.

English Standard Version
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 4:7

King James Version
Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

New International Version
Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound.

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

Psalm 71:23

King James Version
My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

New International Version
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— I whom you have delivered.

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

Psalm 33:21

King James Version
For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.

New International Version
In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.

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

Psalm 100:1

King James Version
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

New International Version
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

English Standard Version
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

Psalm 21:6

King James Version
For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.

New International Version
Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.

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

Psalm 51:8

King James Version
Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

New International Version
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

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

Isaiah 12:3

King James Version
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

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

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

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Psalm 92:4

King James Version
For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.

New International Version
For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.

English Standard Version
For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.

Isaiah 9:3

King James Version
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.

New International Version
You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder.

English Standard Version
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.

Ecclesiastes 9:7

King James Version
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.

New International Version
Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.

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

Psalm 47:1

King James Version
O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

New International Version
Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.

English Standard Version
Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!

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Proverbs 10:28

King James Version
The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

New International Version
The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

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

Psalm 27:6

King James Version
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.

New International Version
Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord.

English Standard Version
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.

Isaiah 35:10

King James Version
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.

New International Version
And those the Lord has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

English Standard Version
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.

Proverbs 15:23

King James Version
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

New International Version
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!

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

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Psalm 94:19

King James Version
In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

New International Version
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.

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

Proverbs 23:24

King James Version
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

New International Version
The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

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

Psalm 97:11

King James Version
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

New International Version
Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

English Standard Version
Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart

Psalm 19:8

King James Version
The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

New International Version
The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

English Standard Version
the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;

Proverbs 16:20

King James Version
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.

New International Version
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.

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

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Romans 15:13

King James Version
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.

New International Version
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

English Standard Version
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 12:15

King James Version
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

New International Version
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

English Standard Version
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

Philippians 4:4

King James Version
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

New International Version
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

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

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John 15:11

King James Version
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

New International Version
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

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

1 Chronicles 16:27

King James Version
Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.

New International Version
Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place.

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

3 John 1:4

King James Version
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

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

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

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1 Timothy 6:17

King James Version
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;

New International Version
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

English Standard Version
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.

Philippians 2:1-2

King James Version
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.

New International Version
Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.

English Standard Version
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.

Philippians 1:4

King James Version
Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,

New International Version
In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy

English Standard Version
Always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,

2 Corinthians 1:24

King James Version
Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

New International Version
Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm.

English Standard Version
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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1 Peter 1:8-9

King James Version
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.

New International Version
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

English Standard Version
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.

2 John 1:12

King James Version
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.

New International Version
I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.

English Standard Version
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 15:7

King James Version
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.

New International Version
I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

English Standard Version
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.

John 16:24

King James Version
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

New International Version
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

English Standard Version
Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

1 Thessalonians 2:20

King James Version
For ye are our glory and joy.

New International Version
Indeed, you are our glory and joy.

English Standard Version
For you are our glory and joy.

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1 Thessalonians 1:6

King James Version
And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.

New International Version
You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.

English Standard Version
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,

2 Chronicles 9:7

King James Version
Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom.

New International Version
How happy your people must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!

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

Romans 5:11

King James Version
And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

New International Version
Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

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

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Bible Verses about Joy in the Lord

Nehemiah 8:10

King James Version
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.

New International Version
Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

English Standard Version
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 30:5

King James Version
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

New International Version
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

English Standard Version
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 9:2

King James Version
I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

New International Version
I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.

English Standard Version
I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

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Psalm 28:7

King James Version
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.

New International Version
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

English Standard Version
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 32:11

King James Version
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

New International Version
Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!

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

Psalm 32:11

King James Version
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

New International Version
Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!

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

Psalm 68:3

King James Version
But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

New International Version
But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.

English Standard Version
But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!

Psalm 144:15

King James Version
Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.

New International Version
Blessed is the people of whom this is true; blessed is the people whose God is the Lord.

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

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Luke 1:47

King James Version
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

New International Version
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

English Standard Version
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

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Matthew 25:21

King James Version
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.

New International Version
His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

English Standard Version
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.’

Bible Verses about Joy in Suffering

Zephaniah 3:17

King James Version
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.

New International Version
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.

English Standard Version
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 126:5

King James Version
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

New International Version
Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.

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

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Psalm 5:11

King James Version
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.

New International Version
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

English Standard Version
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.

Psalm 51:12

King James Version
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

New International Version
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

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

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Isaiah 29:19

King James Version
The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

New International Version
Once more the humble will rejoice in the Lord; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

English Standard Version
The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the Lord, and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 30:11

King James Version
Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

New International Version
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,

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

Psalm 16:9

King James Version
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

New International Version
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,

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

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Acts 2:28

King James Version
Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

New International Version
You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.

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

James 1:2-3

King James Version
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

New International Version
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

English Standard Version
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

1 Peter 4:13

King James Version
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.

New International Version
But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

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

John 16:22

King James Version
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.

New International Version
So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

English Standard Version
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.

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Hebrews 12:2

King James Version
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.

New International Version
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

English Standard Version
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.

Romans 12:12

King James Version
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

New International Version
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

English Standard Version
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

2 Corinthians 7:4

King James Version
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.

New International Version
I have spoken to you with great frankness; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.

English Standard Version
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.

Colossians 1:11

King James Version
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

New International Version
being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,

English Standard Version
being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy;

Bible Verses about Finding Joy

Psalm 70:4

King James Version
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.

New International Version
But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, “The Lord is great!”

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

Bible Verse about Stealing your Joy

1 Peter 5:8

King James Version
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

New International Version
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

English Standard Version
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

John 10:10

King James Version
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

New International Version
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

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

Romans 8:28

King James Version
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

New International Version
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

English Standard Version
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 119:36

King James Version
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

New International Version
Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.

English Standard Version
Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!

Proverbs 4:23

King James Version
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

New International Version
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

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

Philippians 4:12-13

King James Version
I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

New International Version
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

English Standard Version
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.

90+ Best Bible Verses about Joy and Happiness

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