Bible Verses About Joy

What does the Bible say about joy? Read the best Bible verses on joy that have been researched and retrieved from more than twenty popular translations of God's word! These specially selected quotes will broaden and deepen your understanding of the meaning of this important Biblical subject.

Rejoicing Over God

Psalm 5:11, TEV

But all who find safety in you [God] will rejoice; they can always sing for joy. Protect those who love you; because of you they are truly happy.

Isaiah 25:10, HBFV

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.

Psalm 63:6 - 7, MKJV

When I remember You on my bed and think of You in the night watches. Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.

Psalm 89:15 - 16, GW

Blessed are the people who know how to praise you. They walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. They find joy in your name all day long. They are joyful in your righteousness

Romans 5:1 - 2, NKJV

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Romans 5:10 - 11, TEV

We were God's enemies, but he made us his friends through the death of his Son. Now that we are God's friends, how much more will we be saved by Christ's life!

But that is not all; we rejoice because of what God has done through our Lord Jesus Christ, who has now made us God's friends.

Romans 14:17, HCSB

for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Isaiah 61:10, NKJV

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, My soul shall be joyful 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 with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Philippians 3:1, ERV

And now, my brothers and sisters, be filled with joy in the Lord. It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again. I want to be sure that you are prepared.

Psalm 100:2 - 3, DRV

Sing joyfully to God, all the earth: serve ye the Lord with gladness. Come in before his presence with exceeding great joy.

Know ye that the Lord he is God: he made us, and not we ourselves. We are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

Philippians 4:4 - 5, NLT

Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again - rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.

God Rejoices Over His People

Zephaniah 3:17, NASB

The Lord your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.

Psalm 149:4 - 5, NIV

For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation. Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.

Psalm 147:11, TLB

But his [God's] joy is in those who reverence him, those who expect him to be loving and kind.

Psalm 149:4 - 5, NKJV

For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds.

Isaiah 65:17 - 19, NKJV

For behold, I [God] create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; For behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing, and her people a joy.

I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in My people; The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her, nor the voice of crying.

Joy and Trials

Psalm 28:6 - 7, GNB

Give praise to the Lord; he has heard my cry for help. The Lord protects and defends me; I trust in him. He gives me help and makes me glad; I praise him with joyful songs.

Isaiah 12:2 - 3, NLT

See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. With joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation!

1Peter 4:12 - 13, HCSB

Dear friends, don't be surprised when the fiery ordeal comes among you to test you as if something unusual were happening to you.

Instead, rejoice as you share in the sufferings of the Messiah, so that you may also rejoice with great joy at the revelation of His glory.

Jude 1:24, NLT

Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault.

James 1:2 - 3, ESV

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

Psalm 30:4 - 5, ESV

Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name. 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.

Obedience Brings Joy

John 15:10 - 11, HBFV

If you keep My [Jesus'] commandments, you shall live in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments and live in His love.

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

John 16:24, HBFV

Until this day, you have asked nothing in My [Jesus'] name. Ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Ecclesiastes 2:26, WEB

For to the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy . . .

Matthew 25:20 - 21, HBFV

Then the one who had received five talents came to him and brought an additional five talents, saying, 'Lord, you delivered five talents to me; see, I have gained five other talents besides them.'

And his Lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! Because you were faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.'

Psalm 97:11 - 12, ESV

Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!

Submit or Else . . .

Psalm 2:10 - 12, NKJV

Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.

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DRV - Douay-Rheims Version
ERV - Easy-to-Read Version
ESV - English Standard Version
GNB - Good News Bible
GW - God's Word
HBFV - Holy Bible Faithful Version
HCSB - Holman Christian Standard
MKJV - Modern King James
NASB - New American Standard Bible
NIV - New International Version
NKJV - New King James Version
NLT - New Living Translation, 2nd Ed.
TEV - Today's English Version
WEB - World English Bible