410 BIBLE VERSES ABOUT JOY
Joy is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Still on Bible verses about Joy.
In fact, it is the second to be mentioned by Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:22.
The following Bible verses are instances where ‘Joy‘ or like terms are mentioned in the Bible. These are listed from Genesis to Revelation.
The following verses of the Bible are presented in the New Living Translation (NLT).
GENESIS – Deuteronomy
1. Genesis 30:13
and Leah named him Asher, for she said, “What joy is mine! The other women will consider me happy indeed!”
2. Genesis 31:27
Why did you slip away secretly? I would have given you a farewell party, with joyful singing accompanied by tambourines and harps.
3. Genesis 45:14
Weeping with joy, he embraced Benjamin, and Benjamin also began to weep.
4. Leviticus 9:24
Fire blazed forth from the Lord’s presence and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar. When the people saw all this, they shouted with joy and fell face down on the ground.
5. Numbers 28:17
On the following day a joyous, seven-day festival will begin, but no bread made with yeast may be eaten.
6. Deuteronomy 16:15
For seven days celebrate this festival to honor the Lord your God at the place he chooses, for it is the Lord your God who gives you bountiful harvests and blesses all your work. This festival will be a time of great joy for all.
7. Deuteronomy 27:7
Sacrifice peace offerings on it also, and feast there with great joy before the Lord your God.
8. Deuteronomy 28:47
Because you have not served the Lord your God with joy and enthusiasm for the abundant benefits you have received.
Bible verses about Joy from Judges to 1 Samuel
9. Judges 9:19
If you have acted honorably and in good faith toward Gideon and his descendants, then may you find joy in Abimelech, and may he find joy in you.
10. Judges 11:34
When Jephthah returned home to Mizpah, his daughter-his only child-ran out to meet him, playing on a tambourine and dancing for joy.
11. 1 Samuel 4:5
When the Israelites saw the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord coming into the camp, their shout of joy was so loud that it made the ground shake!
12. 1 Samuel 6:13
The people of Beth-shemesh were harvesting wheat in the valley, and when they saw the Ark, they were overjoyed!
13. 1 Samuel 11:9
So Saul sent the messengers back to Jabesh-gilead to say, “We will rescue you by noontime tomorrow!” What joy there was throughout the city when that message arrived!
14. 1 Samuel 18:6
But something happened when the victorious Israelite army was returning home after David had killed Goliath. Women came out from all the towns along the way to celebrate and to cheer for King Saul, and they sang and danced for joy with tambourines and cymbals.
15. 1 Samuel 30:16
So the Egyptian led them to the Amalekite encampment. When David and his men arrived, the Amalekites were spread out across the fields, eating and drinking and dancing with joy because of the vast amount of plunder they had taken from the Philistines and the land of Judah.
16. 1 Samuel 30:21
When they reached Besor Brook and met the two hundred men who had been too tired to go with them, David greeted them joyfully.
Verses of the Bible about Joy: 2 Samuel to 1 Chronicle A
17. 2 Samuel 1:19
Your pride and joy, O Israel, lies dead on the hills! How the mighty heroes have fallen!
18. 2 Samuel 6:21
David retorted to Michal, “I was dancing before the Lord, who chose me above your father and his family! He appointed me as the leader of Israel, the people of the Lord. So I am willing to act like a fool in order to show my joy in the Lord.
19. 2 Samuel 19:2
As the troops heard of the king’s deep grief for his son, the joy of that day’s victory was turned into deep sadness.
20. 2 Samuel 22:50
For this, O Lord, I will praise you among the nations; I will sing joyfully to your name.
21. 1 Kings 1:40
And all the people returned with Solomon to Jerusalem, playing flutes and shouting for joy. The celebration was so joyous and noisy that the earth shook with the sound.
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22. 1 Kings 8:66
After the festival was over, Solomon sent the people home. They blessed the king as they went, and they were all joyful and happy because the Lord had been good to his servant David and to his people Israel.
23. 1 Chronicles 12:40
And people from as far away as Issachar, Zebulun, and Naphtali brought food on donkeys, camels, mules, and oxen. Vast supplies of flour, fig cakes, raisins, wine, olive oil, cattle, and sheep were brought to the celebration. There was great joy throughout the land of Israel.
24. 1 Chronicles 15:16
David also ordered the Levite leaders to appoint a choir of Levites who were singers and musicians to sing joyful songs to the accompaniment of lyres, harps, and cymbals.
25. 1 Chronicles 15:28
So all Israel brought up the Ark of the Lord’s covenant to Jerusalem with shouts of joy, the blowing of horns and trumpets, the crashing of cymbals, and loud playing on harps and lyres.
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Bible verses about Joy: 1 Chronicles B to 2 Chronicle A
26. 1 Chronicles 15:29
But as the Ark of the Lord’s covenant entered the City of David, Michal, the daughter of Saul, looked down from her window. When she saw King David dancing and leaping for joy, she was filled with contempt for him.
27. 1 Chronicles 16:32
Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise! Let the fields and their crops burst forth with joy!
28. 1 Chronicles 29:9
The people rejoiced over the offerings, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the Lord, and King David was filled with joy.
29. 1 Chronicles 29:17
I know, my God, that you examine our hearts and rejoice when you find integrity there. You know I have done all this with good motives, and I have watched your people offer their gifts willingly and joyously.
30. 1 Chronicles 29:22
They feasted and drank in the Lord’s presence with great joy that day. And again they crowned David’s son Solomon as their new king. They anointed him before the Lord as their leader, and they anointed Zadok as their priest.
31. 2 Chronicles 7:10
Then at the end of the celebration, Solomon sent the people home. They were all joyful and happy because the Lord had been so good to David and Solomon and to his people Israel.
32. 2 Chronicles 20:27
Then they returned to Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat leading them, full of joy that the Lord had given them victory over their enemies.
33. 2 Chronicles 29:30
King Hezekiah and the officials ordered the Levites to praise the Lord with the psalms of David and Asaph the seer. So they offered joyous praise and bowed down in worship.
Mentioning of Joy in the Bible: 2 Chronicles B – Ezra
34. 2 Chronicles 30:21
So the people of Israel who were present in Jerusalem celebrated the Festival of Unleavened Bread for seven days with great joy. Each day the Levites and priests sang to the Lord, accompanied by loud instruments.
35. 2 Chronicles 30:23
The entire assembly then decided to continue the festival another seven days, so they celebrated joyfully for another week.
36. 2 Chronicles 30:26
There was great joy in the city, for Jerusalem had not seen a celebration like this one since the days of Solomon, King David’s son.
37. Ezra 3:12
Many of the older priests, Levites, and other leaders remembered the first Temple, and they wept aloud when they saw the new Temple’s foundation. The others, however, were shouting for joy.
38. Ezra 3:13
The joyful shouting and weeping mingled together in a loud commotion that could be heard far in the distance.
39. Ezra 6:16
The Temple of God was then dedicated with great joy by the people of Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the rest of the people who had returned from exile.
40. Ezra 6:22
They ate the Passover meal and celebrated the Festival of Unleavened Bread for seven days. There was great joy throughout the land because the Lord had changed the attitude of the king of Assyria toward them, so that he helped them to rebuild the Temple of God, the God of Israel.
Bible verses about Joy and related terms: Nehemiah to Esther
41. Nehemiah 8:10
And Nehemiah continued, “Go and celebrate with a feast of choice foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!”
42. Nehemiah 8:12
So the people went away to eat and drink at a festive meal, to share gifts of food, and to celebrate with great joy because they had heard God’s words and understood them.
43. Nehemiah 8:17
So everyone who had returned from captivity lived in these shelters for the seven days of the festival, and everyone was filled with great joy! The Israelites had not celebrated this way since the days of Joshua son of Nun.
44. Nehemiah 12:27
During the dedication of the new wall of Jerusalem, the Levites throughout the land were asked to come to Jerusalem to assist in the ceremonies. They were to take part in the joyous occasion with their songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, lyres, and harps.
45. Nehemiah 12:43
Many sacrifices were offered on that joyous day, for God had given the people cause for great joy. The women and children also participated in the celebration, and the joy of the people of Jerusalem could be heard far away.
Verses in the Bible that speaks about Joy: Esther & Job
46. Esther 8:16
The Jews were filled with joy and gladness and were honored everywhere.
47. Esther 9:22
He told them to celebrate these days with feasting and gladness and by giving gifts to each other and to the poor. This would commemorate a time when the Jews gained relief from their enemies, when their sorrow was turned into gladness and their mourning into joy.
48. Job 3:7
Let that night be barren. Let it have no joy.
49. Job 5:17
“But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the chastening of the Almighty when you sin.
50. Job 8:21
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.
51. Job 10:3
What do you gain by oppressing me? Why do you reject me, the work of your own hands, while sending joy and prosperity to the wicked?
52. Job 20:5
the triumph of the wicked has been short-lived and the joy of the godless has been only temporary?
53. Job 20:18
His labors will not be rewarded. His wealth will bring him no joy.
54. Job 29:13
I helped those who had lost hope, and they blessed me. And I caused the widows’ hearts to sing for joy.
55. Job 33:26
When he prays to God, he will be accepted. And God will receive him with joy and restore him to good standing.
56. Job 38:7
as the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?
Bible verses about Joy: Psalms A
57. Psalms 1:1
Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with scoffers.
58. Psalms 2:12
Submit to God’s royal son, or he will become angry, and you will be destroyed in the midst of your pursuits- for his anger can flare up in an instant. But what joy for all who find protection in him!
59. Psalms 4:7
You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and wine.
60. Psalms 5:11
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Protect them, so all who love your name may be filled with joy.
61. Psalms 9:2
I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.
62. Psalms 14:7
Oh, that salvation would come from Mount Zion to rescue Israel! For when the Lord restores his people, Jacob will shout with joy, and Israel will rejoice.
63. Psalms 16:9
No wonder my heart is filled with joy, and my mouth shouts his praises! My body rests in safety.
64. Psalms 16:11
You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.
65. Psalms 18:49
For this, O Lord, I will praise you among the nations; I will sing joyfully to your name.
66. Psalms 19:8
The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight to life.
68. Psalms 20:5
May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory, flying banners to honor our God. May the Lord answer all your prayers.
Verses about Joy in the Bible: Psalms of David B
69. Psalms 21:1
How the king rejoices in your strength, O Lord! He shouts with joy because of your victory.
70. Psalms 21:6
You have endowed him with eternal blessings. You have given him the joy of being in your presence.
71. Psalms 22:26
The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the Lord will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.
72. Psalms 27:6
Then I will hold my head high, above my enemies who surround me. At his Tabernacle I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music.
73. Psalms 28:7
The Lord is my strength, my shield from every danger. I trust in him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.
74. Psalms 30:5
His anger lasts for a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may go on all night, but joy comes with the morning.
75. Psalms 30:11
You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,
76. Psalms 31:7
I am overcome with joy because of your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul.
77. Psalms 32:1
Oh, what joy for those whose rebellion is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight!
78. Psalms 32:2
Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of sin, whose lives are lived in complete honesty!
79. Psalms 32:11
So rejoice in the Lord and be glad, all you who obey him! Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!
Occurrence of the word Joy in the Bible: Psalms C
80. Psalms 33:1
Let the godly sing with joy to the Lord, for it is fitting to praise him.
81. Psalms 33:3
Sing new songs of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp and sing with joy.
82. Psalms 33:12
What joy for the nation whose God is the Lord, whose people he has chosen for his own.
83. Psalms 34:5
Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.
84. Psalms 34:8
Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who trust in him!
85. Psalms 40:4
Oh, the joys of those who trust the Lord, who have no confidence in the proud, or in those who worship idols.
86. Psalms 40:8
I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your law is written on my heart.”
87. Psalms 40:16
But may all who search for you be filled with joy and gladness. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, “The Lord is great!”
88. Psalms 41:1
Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor. The Lord rescues them in times of trouble.
89. Psalms 42:4
My heart is breaking as I remember how it used to be: I walked among the crowds of worshipers, leading a great procession to the house of God, singing for joy and giving thanks- it was the sound of a great celebration!
91. Psalms 45:7
You love what is right and hate what is wrong. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.
Long list of Bible verses about Joy: Psalms D
92. Psalms 45:15
What a joyful, enthusiastic procession as they enter the king’s palace!
93. Psalms 46:4
A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High.
95. Psalms 51:8
Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me-now let me rejoice.
96. Psalms 51:12
Restore to me again the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.
97. Psalms 51:14
Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves; then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness.
98. Psalms 53:6
Oh, that salvation would come from Mount Zion to rescue Israel! For when God restores his people, Jacob will shout with joy, and Israel will rejoice.
99. Psalms 59:16
But as for me, I will sing about your power. I will shout with joy each morning because of your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety in the day of distress.
100. Psalms 60:6
God has promised this by his holiness : “I will divide up Shechem with joy. I will measure out the valley of Succoth.
101. Psalms 63:5
You satisfy me more than the richest of foods. I will praise you with songs of joy.
102. Psalms 63:7
I think how much you have helped me; I sing for joy in the shadow of your protecting wings.
103. Psalms 65:4
What joy for those you choose to bring near, those who live in your holy courts. What joys await us inside your holy Temple.
104. Psalms 65:8
Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy.
Instances about Joy in the Bible: Psalms D
105. Psalms 65:12
The wilderness becomes a lush pasture, and the hillsides blossom with joy.
106. Psalms 65:13
The meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep, and the valleys are carpeted with grain. They all shout and sing for joy!
107. Psalms 66:1
Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth!
108. Psalms 67:4
How glad the nations will be, singing for joy, because you govern them with justice and direct the actions of the whole world. Interlude
109. Psalms 68:3
But let the godly rejoice. Let them be glad in God’s presence. Let them be filled with joy.
110. Psalms 68:6
God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy. But for rebels, there is only famine and distress.
111. Psalms 69:32
The humble will see their God at work and be glad. Let all who seek God’s help live in joy.
112. Psalms 70:4
But may all who search for you be filled with joy and gladness. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, “God is great!”
113. Psalms 71:23
I will shout for joy and sing your praises, for you have redeemed me.
114. Psalms 77:2
When I was in deep trouble, I searched for the Lord. All night long I pray, with hands lifted toward heaven, pleading. There can be no joy for me until he acts.
115. Psalms 77:6
When my nights were filled with joyful songs. I search my soul and think about the difference now.
117. Psalms 89:15
Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, Lord.
Verses where Joy is mentioned in the Bible: Psalms E
118. Psalms 90:14
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.
119. Psalms 92:4
You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done.
120. Psalms 95:1
Come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us give a joyous shout to the rock of our salvation!
121. Psalms 96:12
Let the fields and their crops burst forth with joy! Let the trees of the forest rustle with praise
122. Psalms 97:11
Light shines on the godly, and joy on those who do right.
123. Psalms 98:4
Shout to the Lord, all the earth; break out in praise and sing for joy!
124. Psalms 98:6
with trumpets and the sound of the ram’s horn. Make a joyful symphony before the Lord, the King!
125. Psalms 98:8
Let the rivers clap their hands in glee! Let the hills sing out their songs of joy
126. Psalms 100:1
Shout with joy to the Lord, O earth!
127. Psalms 100:2
Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy.
128. Psalms 105:36
Then he killed the oldest child in each Egyptian home, the pride and joy of each family.
129. Psalms 105:43
So he brought his people out of Egypt with joy, his chosen ones with rejoicing.
130. Psalms 106:5
Let me share in the prosperity of your chosen ones … let me praise you with those who are your heritage.
132. Psalms 108:7
God has promised this by his holiness : “I will divide up Shechem with joy. I will measure out the valley of Succoth.
Bible verses about Joy: Psalms F
133. Psalms 118:15
Songs of joy and victory are sung in the camp of the godly. The strong right arm of the Lord has done glorious things!
134. Psalms 119:74
May all who fear you find in me a cause for joy, for I have put my hope in your word.
135. Psalms 119:92
If your law hadn’t sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery.
136. Psalms 119:93
I will never forget your commandments, for you have used them to restore my joy and health.
137. Psalms 119:143
As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.
138. Psalms 126:2
We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, “What amazing things the Lord has done for them.”
139. Psalms 126:3
Yes, the Lord has done amazing things for us! What joy!
140. Psalms 126:5
Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy.
141. Psalms 132:9
Your priests will be agents of salvation; may your loyal servants sing for joy.
142. Psalms 132:16
I will make its priests the agents of salvation; its godly people will sing for joy.
143. Psalms 137:3
For there our captors demanded a song of us. Our tormentors requested a joyful hymn: “Sing us one of those songs of Jerusalem!”
144. Psalms 137:6
May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I fail to remember you, if I don’t make Jerusalem my highest joy.
145. Psalms 145:7
Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness; they will sing with joy of your righteousness.
146. Psalms 149:5
Let the faithful rejoice in this honor. Let them sing for joy as they lie on their beds.
Verses that speak about Joy in the Bible: Psalms G
147. Proverbs 2:10
For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy.
148. Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise child brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother.
149. Proverbs 11:10
The whole city celebrates when the godly succeed; they shout for joy when the godless die.
150. Proverbs 12:4
A worthy wife is her husband’s joy and crown; a shameful wife saps his strength.
151. Proverbs 12:20
Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace!
152. Proverbs 13:9
The life of the godly is full of light and joy, but the sinner’s light is snuffed out.
153. Proverbs 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy.
154. Proverbs 14:10
Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can fully share its joy.
155. Proverbs 15:2
The wise person makes learning a joy; fools spout only foolishness.
156. Proverbs 15:20
Sensible children bring joy to their father; foolish children despise their mother.
157. Proverbs 15:21
Foolishness brings joy to those who have no sense; a sensible person stays on the right path.
158. Proverbs 15:30
A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.
159. Proverbs 17:21
It is painful to be the parent of a fool; there is no joy for the father of a rebel.
160. Proverbs 21:15
Justice is a joy to the godly, but it causes dismay among evildoers.
161. Proverbs 23:24
The father of godly children has cause for joy. What a pleasure it is to have wise children.
162. Proverbs 23:25
So give your parents joy! May she who gave you birth be happy.
Bible verses about Joy: Psalms H
163. Proverbs 29:3
The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but if he hangs around with prostitutes, his wealth is wasted.
164. Proverbs 29:6
Evil people are trapped by sin, but the righteous escape, shouting for joy.
165. Ecclesiastes 2:10
Anything I wanted, I took. I did not restrain myself from any joy. I even found great pleasure in hard work, an additional reward for all my labors.
166. Ecclesiastes 2:26
God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to those who please him. But if a sinner becomes wealthy, God takes the wealth away and gives it to those who please him. Even this, however, is meaningless, like chasing the wind.
167. Ecclesiastes 5:20
People who do this rarely look with sorrow on the past, for God has given them reasons for joy.
168. Isaiah 9:3
Israel will again be great, and its people will rejoice as people rejoice at harvesttime. They will shout with joy like warriors dividing the plunder.
169. Isaiah 9:17
That is why the Lord has no joy in the young men and no mercy on even the widows and orphans. For they are all hypocrites, speaking wickedness with lies. But even then the Lord’s anger will not be satisfied. His fist is still poised to strike.
170. Isaiah 12:3
With joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation!
171. Isaiah 12:6
Let all the people of Jerusalem shout his praise with joy! For great is the Holy One of Israel who lives among you.”
172. Isaiah 14:8
Even the trees of the forest-the cypress trees and the cedars of Lebanon-sing out this joyous song: ‘Your power is broken! No one will come to cut us down now!’
Instances where Joy is mentioned throughout the Bible: Isaiah
173. Isaiah 16:10
Gone now is the gladness; gone is the joy of harvest. The happy singing in the vineyards will be heard no more. The treading out of grapes in the winepresses has ceased forever. I have ended all their harvest joys.
174. Isaiah 23:7
How can this silent ruin be all that is left of your once joyous city? What a history was yours! Think of all the colonists you sent to distant lands.
175. Isaiah 24:7
All the joys of life will be gone. The grape harvest will fail, and there will be no wine. The merrymakers will sigh and mourn.
176. Isaiah 24:9
Gone are the joys of wine and song; strong drink now turns bitter in the mouth.
177. Isaiah 24:11
Mobs gather in the streets, crying out for wine. Joy has reached its lowest ebb. Gladness has been banished from the land.
178. Isaiah 24:14
But all who are left will shout and sing for joy. Those in the west will praise the Lord’s majesty.
179. Isaiah 26:19
Yet we have this assurance: Those who belong to God will live; their bodies will rise again! Those who sleep in the earth will rise up and sing for joy! For God’s light of life will fall like dew on his people in the place of the dead!
180. Isaiah 28:1
Destruction is certain for the city of Samaria-the pride and joy of the drunkards of Israel! It sits in a rich valley, but its glorious beauty will suddenly disappear. Destruction is certain for that city-the pride of a people brought low by wine.
181. Isaiah 28:3
The proud city of Samaria-the pride and joy of the drunkards of Israel-will be trampled beneath its enemies’ feet.
List of all Bible verses about Joy: Isaiah
182. Isaiah 28:5
Then at last the Lord Almighty will himself be Israel’s crowning glory. He will be the pride and joy of the remnant of his people.
183. Isaiah 29:19
The humble will be filled with fresh joy from the Lord. Those who are poor will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
184. Isaiah 30:29
But the people of God will sing a song of joy, like the songs at the holy festivals. You will be filled with joy, as when a flutist leads a group of pilgrims to Jerusalem-the mountain of the Lord-to the Rock of Israel.
185. Isaiah 32:13
For your land will be overgrown with thorns and briers. Your joyful homes and happy cities will be gone.
186. Isaiah 35:2
Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy! The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely as Mount Carmel’s pastures and the plain of Sharon. There the Lord will display his glory, the splendor of our God.
187. Isaiah 35:10
Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return to Jerusalem, singing songs of everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be overcome with joy and gladness.
188. Isaiah 41:16
You will toss them in the air, and the wind will blow them all away; a whirlwind will scatter them. And the joy of the Lord will fill you to overflowing. You will glory in the Holy One of Israel.
189. Isaiah 42:11
Join in the chorus, you desert towns; let the villages of Kedar rejoice! Let the people of Sela sing for joy; shout praises from the mountaintops!
List of all the verses where Joy appears in the Bible: Isaiah
190. Isaiah 49:13
Sing for joy, O heavens! Rejoice, O earth! Burst into song, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on them in their sorrow.
191. Isaiah 51:3
The Lord will comfort Israel again and make her deserts blossom. Her barren wilderness will become as beautiful as Eden-the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found there. Lovely songs of thanksgiving will fill the air.
192. Isaiah 51:11
Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return to Jerusalem, singing songs of everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be overcome with joy and gladness.
193. Isaiah 52:8
The watchmen shout and sing with joy, for before their very eyes they see the Lord bringing his people home to Jerusalem.
194. Isaiah 52:9
Let the ruins of Jerusalem break into joyful song, for the Lord has comforted his people. He has redeemed Jerusalem.
195. Isaiah 54:1
“Sing, O childless woman! Break forth into loud and joyful song, O Jerusalem, even though you never gave birth to a child. For the woman who could bear no children now has more than all the other women,” says the Lord.
196. Isaiah 55:12
You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands!
197. Isaiah 56:7
I will bring them also to my holy mountain of Jerusalem and will fill them with joy in my house of prayer. I will accept their burnt offerings and sacrifices, because my Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations.
Bible verses about Joy in the entire Bible: Isaiah
198. Isaiah 60:5
Your eyes will shine, and your hearts will thrill with joy, for merchants from around the world will come to you. They will bring you the wealth of many lands.
199. Isaiah 60:15
“Though you were once despised and hated and rebuffed by all, you will be beautiful forever. You will be a joy to all generations, for I will make you so.
200. Isaiah 61:3
To all who mourn in Israel, he will give beauty for ashes, joy instead of mourning, praise instead of despair. For the Lord has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for his own glory.
201. Isaiah 61:7
Instead of shame and dishonor, you will inherit a double portion of prosperity and everlasting joy.
202. Isaiah 61:10
I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit or a bride with her jewels.
203. Isaiah 62:5
Your children will care for you with joy, O Jerusalem, just as a young man cares for his bride. Then God will rejoice over you as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride.
204. Isaiah 65:14
You will cry in sorrow and despair, while my servants sing for joy.
205. Isaiah 65:18
Be glad; rejoice forever in my creation! And look! I will create Jerusalem as a place of happiness. Her people will be a source of joy.
206. Isaiah 66:5
Hear this message from the Lord, and tremble at his words: “Your close relatives hate you and throw you out for being loyal to my name. ‘Let the Lord be honored!’ they scoff. ‘Be joyful in him!’ But they will be put to shame.
Verses in the Bible that speaks about Joy from Genesis to Revelation: Jeremiah
207. Jeremiah 7:34
I will put an end to the happy singing and laughter in the streets of Jerusalem. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will no longer be heard in the towns of Judah. The land will lie in complete desolation.
208. Jeremiah 15:16
Your words are what sustain me. They bring me great joy and are my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God Almighty.
209. Jeremiah 16:9
For the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: In your own lifetime, before your very eyes, I will put an end to the happy singing and laughter in this land. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will no longer be heard.
210. Jeremiah 25:10
I will take away your happy singing and laughter. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will no longer be heard. Your businesses will fail, and all your homes will stand silent and dark.
211. Jeremiah 30:19
There will be joy and songs of thanksgiving, and I will multiply my people and make of them a great and honored nation.
212. Jeremiah 31:7
Now this is what the Lord says: “Sing with joy for Israel ! Shout for the greatest of nations! Shout out with praise and joy: ‘Save your people, O Lord, the remnant of Israel!’
213. Jeremiah 31:9
Tears of joy will stream down their faces, and I will lead them home with great care. They will walk beside quiet streams and not stumble. For I am Israel’s father, and Ephraim is my oldest child.
Bible verses where Joy is mentioned in the entire Bible: Jeremiah
214. Jeremiah 31:12
They will come home and sing songs of joy on the heights of Jerusalem. They will be radiant because of the many gifts the Lord has given them-the good crops of wheat, wine, and oil, and the healthy flocks and herds. Their life will be like a watered garden, and all their sorrows will be gone.
215. Jeremiah 31:13
The young women will dance for joy, and the men-old and young-will join in the celebration. I will turn their mourning into joy. I will comfort them and exchange their sorrow for rejoicing.
216. Jeremiah 31:25
For I have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing.”
217. Jeremiah 33:9
Then this city will bring me joy, glory, and honor before all the nations of the earth! The people of the world will see the good I do for my people and will tremble with awe!
218. Jeremiah 33:11
the sounds of joy and laughter. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will be heard again, along with the joyous songs of people bringing thanksgiving offerings to the Lord. They will sing, ‘Give thanks to the Lord Almighty, for the Lord is good. His faithful love endures forever!’ For I will restore the prosperity of this land to what it was in the past, says the Lord.
219. Jeremiah 41:13
The people Ishmael had captured shouted for joy when they saw Johanan and his men.
220. Jeremiah 48:33
Joy and gladness are gone from fruitful Moab. The presses yield no wine. No one treads the grapes with shouts of joy. There is shouting, yes, but not of joy.
221. Jeremiah 49:25
That famous city, a city of joy, will be forsaken!
Verses where Joy is said in the entire Bible: Lamentation – Amos
222. Lamentations 2:15
All who pass by jeer at you. They scoff and insult Jerusalem, saying, “Is this the city called ‘Most Beautiful in All the World’ and ‘Joy of All the Earth’?”
223. Lamentations 5:15
The joy of our hearts has ended; our dancing has turned to mourning.
224. Lamentations 5:21
Restore us, O Lord, and bring us back to you again! Give us back the joys we once had!
225. Ezekiel 7:7
O people of Israel, the day of your destruction is dawning. The time has come; the day of trouble is near. It will ring with shouts of anguish, not shouts of joy.
226. Ezekiel 24:25
Then the Lord said to me, “Son of man, on the day I take away their stronghold-their joy and glory, their heart’s desire, their dearest treasure-I will also take away their sons and daughters.
227. Daniel 6:23
The king was overjoyed and ordered that Daniel be lifted from the den. Not a scratch was found on him because he had trusted in his God.
228. Joel 1:12
The grapevines and the fig trees have all withered. The pomegranate trees, palm trees, and apple trees-yes, all the fruit trees-have dried up. All joy has dried up with them.
229. Joel 1:16
We watch as our food disappears before our very eyes. There are no joyful celebrations in the house of our God.
230. Amos 5:20
Yes, the day of the Lord will be a dark and hopeless day, without a ray of joy or hope.
Bible verses about Joy in Amos to Malachi
231. Amos 8:10
I will turn your celebrations into times of mourning, and your songs of joy will be turned to weeping. You will wear funeral clothes and shave your heads as signs of sorrow, as if your only son had died. How very bitter that day will be!
232. Micah 2:11
Suppose a prophet full of lies were to say to you, “I’ll preach to you the joys of wine and drink!” That’s just the kind of prophet you would like!
233. Nahum 3:19
There is no healing for your wound; your injury is fatal. All who hear of your destruction will clap their hands for joy. Where can anyone be found who has not suffered from your cruelty?
234. Habakkuk 3:18
yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation.
235. Zechariah 8:19
“This is what the Lord Almighty says: The traditional fasts and times of mourning you have kept in early summer, midsummer, autumn, and winter are now ended. They will become festivals of joy and celebration for the people of Judah. So love truth and peace.
236. Malachi 4:2
“But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.
List of Bible verses about Joy in Matthew to Luke A
237. Matthew 2:10
When they saw the star, they were filled with joy!
238. Matthew 13:20
The rocky soil represents those who hear the message and receive it with joy.
239. Matthew 28:8
The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to find the disciples to give them the angel’s message.
240. Mark 4:16
The rocky soil represents those who hear the message and receive it with joy.
241. Luke 1:14
You will have great joy and gladness, and many will rejoice with you at his birth,
242. Luke 1:44
When you came in and greeted me, my baby jumped for joy the instant I heard your voice!
243. Luke 2:10
but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news of great joy for everyone!
244. Luke 2:34
Then Simeon blessed them, and he said to Mary, “This child will be rejected by many in Israel, and it will be their undoing. But he will be the greatest joy to many others.
245. Luke 6:21
God blesses you who are hungry now, for you will be satisfied. God blesses you who weep now, for the time will come when you will laugh with joy.
246. Luke 6:23
“When that happens, rejoice! Yes, leap for joy! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were also treated that way by your ancestors.
247. Luke 8:13
The rocky soil represents those who hear the message with joy. But like young plants in such soil, their roots don’t go very deep. They believe for a while, but they wilt when the hot winds of testing blow.
Verses where Joy is mentioned in the Bible: Luke B
248. Luke 10:17
When the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to him, “Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!”
249. Luke 10:21
Then Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit and said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding the truth from those who think themselves so wise and clever, and for revealing it to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way.
250. Luke 15:5
And then you would joyfully carry it home on your shoulders.
251. Luke 15:10
In the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.”
252. Luke 19:6
Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy.
253. Luke 24:41
Still they stood there doubting, filled with joy and wonder. Then he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?”
254. Luke 24:52
They worshiped him and then returned to Jerusalem filled with great joy.
Verses that speak about Joy in the whole Bible: The Book of John
255. John 3:29
The bride will go where the bridegroom is. A bridegroom’s friend rejoices with him. I am the bridegroom’s friend, and I am filled with joy at his success.
256. John 4:36
The harvesters are paid good wages, and the fruit they harvest is people brought to eternal life. What joy awaits both the planter and the harvester alike!
257. John 15:11
I have told you this so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!
258. John 16:20
Truly, you will weep and mourn over what is going to happen to me, but the world will rejoice. You will grieve, but your grief will suddenly turn to wonderful joy when you see me again.
259. John 16:21
It will be like a woman experiencing the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives place to joy because she has brought a new person into the world.
260. John 16:22
You have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy.
261. John 16:24
You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.
262. John 17:13
“And now I am coming to you. I have told them many things while I was with them so they would be filled with my joy.
263. John 20:20
As he spoke, he held out his hands for them to see, and he showed them his side. They were filled with joy when they saw their Lord!
Bible verses about Joy in Acts of the Apostles
264. Acts 2:26
No wonder my heart is filled with joy, and my mouth shouts his praises! My body rests in hope.
265. Acts 2:28
You have shown me the way of life, and you will give me wonderful joy in your presence.’
266. Acts 2:46
They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity-
267. Acts 8:8
So there was great joy in that city.
268. Acts 11:23
When he arrived and saw this proof of God’s favor, he was filled with joy, and he encouraged the believers to stay true to the Lord.
269. Acts 12:14
When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed that, instead of opening the door, she ran back inside and told everyone, “Peter is standing at the door!”
270. Acts 13:52
And the believers were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
271. Acts 14:17
but he never left himself without a witness. There were always his reminders, such as sending you rain and good crops and giving you food and joyful hearts.”
272. Acts 15:3
The church sent the delegates to Jerusalem, and they stopped along the way in Phoenicia and Samaria to visit the believers. They told them-much to everyone’s joy-that the Gentiles, too, were being converted.
273. Acts 15:31
And there was great joy throughout the church that day as they read this encouraging message.
Verses of the Bible about Joy in Romans to 1 Corinthians
274. Romans 4:7
“Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight.
275. Romans 4:8
Yes, what joy for those whose sin is no longer counted against them by the Lord.”
276. Romans 5:2
Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.
277. Romans 14:17
For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
278. 1 Corinthians 11:15
And isn’t it obvious that long hair is a woman’s pride and joy? For it has been given to her as a covering.
Bible verses about Joy in 2 Corinthians
279. 2 Corinthians 1:24
But that does not mean we want to tell you exactly how to put your faith into practice. We want to work together with you so you will be full of joy as you stand firm in your faith.
280. 2 Corinthians 2:3
That is why I wrote as I did in my last letter, so that when I do come, I will not be made sad by the very ones who ought to give me the greatest joy. Surely you know that my happiness depends on your happiness.
281. 2 Corinthians 4:18
So we don’t look at the troubles we can see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever.
282. 2 Corinthians 6:10
Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything.
283. 2 Corinthians 7:7
His presence was a joy, but so was the news he brought of the encouragement he received from you. When he told me how much you were looking forward to my visit, and how sorry you were about what had happened, and how loyal your love is for me, I was filled with joy!
284. 2 Corinthians 8:2
Though they have been going through much trouble and hard times, their wonderful joy and deep poverty have overflowed in rich generosity.
285. 2 Corinthians 9:12
So two good things will happen-the needs of the Christians in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanksgiving to God.
Verses that speaks about Joy in Galatians to Philippians A
286. Galatians 4:15
Where is that joyful spirit we felt together then? In those days, I know you would gladly have taken out your own eyes and given them to me if it had been possible.
287. Galatians 4:27
That is what Isaiah meant when he prophesied, “Rejoice, O childless woman! Break forth into loud and joyful song, even though you never gave birth to a child. For the woman who could bear no children now has more than all the other women!”
288. Galatians 5:22
When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
289. Ephesians 3:8
Just think! Though I did nothing to deserve it, and though I am the least deserving Christian there is, I was chosen for this special joy of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ.
290. Philippians 1:4
I always pray for you, and I make my requests with a heart full of joy
291. Philippians 1:25
I am convinced of this, so I will continue with you so that you will grow and experience the joy of your faith.
292. Philippians 2:17
But even if my life is to be poured out like a drink offering to complete the sacrifice of your faithful service (that is, if I am to die for you), I will rejoice, and I want to share my joy with all of you.
293. Philippians 2:29
Welcome him with Christian love and with great joy, and be sure to honor people like him.
294. Philippians 3:1
Whatever happens, dear brothers and sisters, may the Lord give you joy. I never get tired of telling you this. I am doing this for your own good.
Bible verses about Joy: Philippians B – 1 Thessalonians
295. Philippians 4:1
Dear brothers and sisters, I love you and long to see you, for you are my joy and the reward for my work. So please stay true to the Lord, my dear friends.
296. Philippians 4:4
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again-rejoice!
297. Colossians 1:5
You do this because you are looking forward to the joys of heaven-as you have been ever since you first heard the truth of the Good News.
298. Colossians 1:11
We also pray that you will be strengthened with his glorious power so that you will have all the patience and endurance you need. May you be filled with joy,
299. 1 Thessalonians 1:6
So you received the message with joy from the Holy Spirit in spite of the severe suffering it brought you. In this way, you imitated both us and the Lord.
300. 1 Thessalonians 2:19
After all, what gives us hope and joy, and what is our proud reward and crown? It is you! Yes, you will bring us much joy as we stand together before our Lord Jesus when he comes back again.
301. 1 Thessalonians 2:20
For you are our pride and joy.
302. 1 Thessalonians 3:6
Now Timothy has just returned, bringing the good news that your faith and love are as strong as ever. He reports that you remember our visit with joy and that you want to see us just as much as we want to see you.
303. 1 Thessalonians 3:9
How we thank God for you! Because of you we have great joy in the presence of God.
304. 1 Thessalonians 5:16
Always be joyful.
Verses where Joy is mentioned in the Bible: 2 Timothy – Hebrews
305. 2 Timothy 1:4
I long to see you again, for I remember your tears as we parted. And I will be filled with joy when we are together again.
306. Philemon 1:7
I myself have gained much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because your kindness has so often refreshed the hearts of God’s people.
307. Hebrews 1:9
You love what is right and hate what is wrong. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.”
308. Hebrews 10:34
You suffered along with those who were thrown into jail. When all you owned was taken from you, you accepted it with joy. You knew you had better things waiting for you in eternity.
309. Hebrews 12:2
We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from start to finish. He was willing to die a shameful death on the cross because of the joy he knew would be his afterward. Now he is seated in the place of highest honor beside God’s throne in heaven.
400. Hebrews 12:22
No, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to thousands of angels in joyful assembly.
401. Hebrews 13:17
Obey your spiritual leaders and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they know they are accountable to God. Give them reason to do this joyfully and not with sorrow. That would certainly not be for your benefit.
James – Jude
402. James 1:2
Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy.
403. James 4:9
Let there be tears for the wrong things you have done … Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy.
404. 1 Peter 1:6
So be truly glad! There is wonderful joy ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure many trials for a while.
405. 1 Peter 1:8
You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him, you trust him; and even now you are happy with a glorious, inexpressible joy.
406. 1 Peter 4:13
Instead, be very glad-because these trials will make you partners with Christ in his suffering, and afterward you will have the wonderful joy of sharing his glory when it is displayed to all the world.
407. 1 John 1:4
We are writing these things so that our joy will be complete.
408. 2 John 1:10
Well, I have much more to say to you, but I don’t want to say it in a letter. For I hope to visit you soon and to talk with you face to face. Then our joy will be complete.
409. 3 John 1:4
I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children live in the truth.
410. Jude 1:22
And now, all glory to God, who is able to keep you from stumbling, and who will bring you into his glorious presence innocent of sin and with great joy.
Inioluwa Olaposi is a writer, blogger, and more. He is a student of the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.