‘Joy’ appears 242 times in the Bible …Below are references …
1. Genesis 31:27
Why did you run off secretly and deceive me? Why didn’t you tell me, so I could send you away with joy and singing to the music of tambourines and harps?
Genesis 31:26-28 (in Context)
2. Leviticus 9:24
Fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the fat portions on the altar. And when all the people saw it, they shouted for joy and fell facedown.
Leviticus 9:23-24 (in Context) Deuteronomy 16:14
3. Be joyful at your Feast—you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants, and the Levites, the aliens, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns.
Deuteronomy 16:13-15 (in Context) Deuteronomy 16
4. Deuteronomy 16:15
For seven days celebrate the Feast to the LORD your God at the place the LORD will choose. For the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete.
Deuteronomy 16:14-16 (in Context) Deuteronomy 16
5. Deuteronomy 28:47
Because you did not serve the LORD your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity,
Deuteronomy 28:46-48 (in Context) Deuteronomy 28
6. Judges 9:19
if then you have acted honorably and in good faith toward Jerub-Baal and his family today, may Abimelech be your joy, and may you be his, too!
Judges 9:18-20 (in Context) Judges 9
7. 1 Samuel 18:6
When the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine, the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with joyful songs and with tambourines and lutes.
1 Samuel 18:5-7 (in Context) 1 Samuel 18
8. 1 Kings 8:66
On the following day he sent the people away. They blessed the king and then went home, joyful and glad in heart for all the good things the LORD had done for his servant David and his people Israel.
1 Kings 8:65-66 (in Context) 1 Kings 8
9. 1 Chronicles 12:40
Also, their neighbors from as far away as Issachar, Zebulun and Naphtali came bringing food on donkeys, camels, mules and oxen. There were plentiful supplies of flour, fig cakes, raisin cakes, wine, oil, cattle and sheep, for there was joy in Israel.
1 Chronicles 12:39-40 (in Context) 1 Chronicles 12
10. 1 Chronicles 15:16
David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their brothers as singers to sing joyful songs, accompanied by musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals.
1 Chronicles 15:15-17 (in Context) 1 Chronicles 15
11. 1 Chronicles 16:27
Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place.
1 Chronicles 16:26-28 (in Context) 1 Chronicles 16
12. 1 Chronicles 16:33
Then the trees of the forest will sing, they will sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.
1 Chronicles 16:32-34 (in Context) 1 Chronicles 16
13. 1 Chronicles 29:17
I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things have I given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.
1 Chronicles 29:16-18 (in Context) 1 Chronicles 29
14. 1 Chronicles 29:22
They ate and drank with great joy in the presence of the LORD that day. Then they acknowledged Solomon son of David as king a second time, anointing him before the LORD to be ruler and Zadok to be priest.
1 Chronicles 29:21-23 (in Context) 1 Chronicles 29
15. 2 Chronicles 7:10
On the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people to their homes, joyful and glad in heart for the good things the LORD had done for David and Solomon and for his people Israel.
2 Chronicles 7:9-11 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 7
16. 2 Chronicles 20:27
Then, led by Jehoshaphat, all the men of Judah and Jerusalem returned joyfully to Jerusalem, for the LORD had given them cause to rejoice over their enemies.
2 Chronicles 20:26-28 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 20
17. 2 Chronicles 30:23
The whole assembly then agreed to celebrate the festival seven more days; so for another seven days they celebrated joyfully.
2 Chronicles 30:22-24 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 30
18. 2 Chronicles 30:26
There was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the days of Solomon son of David king of Israel there had been nothing like this in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 30:25-27 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 30
19. Ezra 3:12
But many of the older priests and Levites and family heads, who had seen the former temple, wept aloud when they saw the foundation of this temple being laid, while many others shouted for joy.
Ezra 3:11-13 (in Context) Ezra 3
20. Ezra 3:13
No one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away.
Ezra 3:12-13 (in Context) Ezra 3
21. Ezra 6:16
Then the people of Israel—the priests, the Levites and the rest of the exiles—celebrated the dedication of the house of God with joy.
Ezra 6:15-17 (in Context) Ezra 6
22. Ezra 6:22
For seven days they celebrated with joy the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because the LORD had filled them with joy by changing the attitude of the king of Assyria, so that he assisted them in the work on the house of God, the God of Israel.
Ezra 6:21-22 (in Context) Ezra 6
23. Nehemiah 8:10
Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
Nehemiah 8:9-11 (in Context) Nehemiah 8
24. Nehemiah 8:12
Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to celebrate with great joy, because they now understood the words that had been made known to them.
Nehemiah 8:11-13 (in Context) Nehemiah 8
25. Nehemiah 8:17
The whole company that had returned from exile built booths and lived in them. From the days of Joshua son of Nun until that day, the Israelites had not celebrated it like this. And their joy was very great.
Nehemiah 8:16-18 (in Context) Nehemiah 8
26. Nehemiah 12:27
[ Dedication of the Wall of Jerusalem ] At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out from where they lived and were brought to Jerusalem to celebrate joyfully the dedication with songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps and lyres.
Nehemiah 12:26-28 (in Context) Nehemiah 12
27. Nehemiah 12:43
And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away.
Nehemiah 12:42-44 (in Context) Nehemiah 12
28. Esther 8:15
Mordecai left the king’s presence wearing royal garments of blue and white, a large crown of gold and a purple robe of fine linen. And the city of Susa held a joyous celebration.
Esther 8:14-16 (in Context) Esther 8
29. Esther 8:16
For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor.
Esther 8:15-17 (in Context) Esther 8
30. Esther 8:17
In every province and in every city, wherever the edict of the king went, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. And many people of other nationalities became Jews because fear of the Jews had seized them.
Esther 8:16-17 (in Context) Esther 8
31. Esther 9:17
This happened on the thirteenth day of the month of Adar, and on the fourteenth they rested and made it a day of feasting and joy.
Esther 9:16-18 (in Context) Esther 9
32. Esther 9:18
[ Purim Celebrated ] The Jews in Susa, however, had assembled on the thirteenth and fourteenth, and then on the fifteenth they rested and made it a day of feasting and joy.
Esther 9:17-19 (in Context) Esther 9
33. Esther 9:19
That is why rural Jews—those living in villages—observe the fourteenth of the month of Adar as a day of joy and feasting, a day for giving presents to each other.
Esther 9:18-20 (in Context) Esther 9
34. Esther 9:22
as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration. He wrote them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor.
Esther 9:21-23 (in Context) Esther 9
35. Job 3:7
May that night be barren; may no shout of joy be heard in it.
Job 3:6-8 (in Context) Job 3
36. Job 6:10
Then I would still have this consolation— my joy in unrelenting pain— that I had not denied the words of the Holy One.
Job 6:9-11 (in Context) Job 6
37. Job 8:21
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.
Job 8:20-22 (in Context) Job 8
38. Job 9:25
“My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy.
Job 9:24-26 (in Context) Job 9
39. Job 10:20
Are not my few days almost over? Turn away from me so I can have a moment’s joy
Job 10:19-21 (in Context) Job 10
40. Job 20:5
that the mirth of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment.
Job 20:4-6 (in Context) Job 20
41. Job 33:26
He prays to God and finds favor with him, he sees God’s face and shouts for joy; he is restored by God to his righteous state.
Job 33:25-27 (in Context) Job 33
42. Job 38:7
while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?
Job 38:6-8 (in Context) Job 38
43. Job 39:13
“The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but they cannot compare with the pinions and feathers of the stork.
Job 39:12-14 (in Context) Job 39
44. Psalm 4:7
You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.
Psalm 4:6-8 (in Context) Psalm 4
45. Psalm 5:11
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.
Psalm 5:10-12 (in Context) Psalm 5
46. Psalm 16:11
You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Psalm 16:10-11 (in Context) Psalm 16
47. Psalm 19:8
The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
Psalm 19:7-9 (in Context) Psalm 19
48. Psalm 20:5
We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests.
Psalm 20:4-6 (in Context) Psalm 20
49. Psalm 21:1
[ For the director of music. A psalm of David. ] O LORD, the king rejoices in your strength. How great is his joy in the victories you give!
Psalm 21:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 21
50. Psalm 21:6
Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
Psalm 21:5-7 (in Context) Psalm 21
51. Psalm 27:6
Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.
Psalm 27:5-7 (in Context) Psalm 27
52. Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.
Psalm 28:6-8 (in Context) Psalm 28
53. Psalm 30:11
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
Psalm 30:10-12 (in Context) Psalm 30
54. Psalm 33:1
Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Psalm 33:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 33
55. Psalm 33:3
Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.
Psalm 33:2-4 (in Context) Psalm 33
56. Psalm 35:27
May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, “The LORD be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant.”
Psalm 35:26-28 (in Context) Psalm 35
57. Psalm 42:4
These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go with the multitude, leading the procession to the house of God, with shouts of joy and thanksgiving among the festive throng.
Psalm 42:3-5 (in Context) Psalm 42
58. Psalm 43:4
Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.
Psalm 43:3-5 (in Context) Psalm 43
59. Psalm 45:7
You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.
Psalm 45:6-8 (in Context) Psalm 45
60. Psalm 45:15
They are led in with joy and gladness; they enter the palace of the king.
Psalm 45:14-16 (in Context) Psalm 45
61. Psalm 47:1
[ For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. ] Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.
Psalm 47:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 47
62. Psalm 47:5
God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the LORD amid the sounding of trumpets.
Psalm 47:4-6 (in Context) Psalm 47
63. Psalm 48:2
It is beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth. Like the utmost heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion, the city of the Great King.
Psalm 48:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 48
64. Psalm 51:8
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Psalm 51:7-9 (in Context) Psalm 51
65. Psalm 51:12
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Psalm 51:11-13 (in Context) Psalm 51
66. Psalm 65:8
Those living far away fear your wonders; where morning dawns and evening fades you call forth songs of joy.
Psalm 65:7-9 (in Context) Psalm 65
67. Psalm 65:13
The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.
Psalm 65:12-13 (in Context) Psalm 65
68. Psalm 66:1
[ For the director of music. A song. A psalm. ] Shout with joy to God, all the earth!
Psalm 66:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 66
69. Psalm 67:4
May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth. Selah
Psalm 67:3-5 (in Context) Psalm 67
70. Psalm 68:3
But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.
Psalm 68:2-4 (in Context) Psalm 68
71. Psalm 71:23
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— I, whom you have redeemed.
Psalm 71:22-24 (in Context) Psalm 71
72. Psalm 81:1
[ For the director of music. According to gittith. Of Asaph. ] Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob!
Psalm 81:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 81
73. Psalm 86:4
Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
Psalm 86:3-5 (in Context) Psalm 86
74. Psalm 89:12
You created the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name.
Psalm 89:11-13 (in Context) Psalm 89
75. Psalm 90:14
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Psalm 90:13-15 (in Context) Psalm 90
76. Psalm 92:4
For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD; I sing for joy at the works of your hands.
Psalm 92:3-5 (in Context) Psalm 92
77. Psalm 94:19
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
Psalm 94:18-20 (in Context) Psalm 94
78. Psalm 95:1
Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Psalm 95:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 95
79. Psalm 96:12
let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy;
Psalm 96:11-13 (in Context) Psalm 96
80. Psalm 97:11
Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
Psalm 97:10-12 (in Context) Psalm 97
81. Psalm 98:4
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music;
Psalm 98:3-5 (in Context) Psalm 98
82. Psalm 98:6
with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn— shout for joy before the LORD, the King.
Psalm 98:5-7 (in Context) Psalm 98
83. Psalm 98:8
Let the rivers clap their hands, Let the mountains sing together for joy;
Psalm 98:7-9 (in Context) Psalm 98
84. Psalm 100:1
[ A psalm. For giving thanks. ] Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Psalm 100:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 100
85. Psalm 100:2
Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Psalm 100:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 100
86. Psalm 105:43
He brought out his people with rejoicing, his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
Psalm 105:42-44 (in Context) Psalm 105
87. Psalm 106:5
that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may share in the joy of your nation and join your inheritance in giving praise.
Psalm 106:4-6 (in Context) Psalm 106
88. Psalm 107:22
Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.
Psalm 107:21-23 (in Context) Psalm 107
89. Psalm 118:15
Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!
Psalm 118:14-16 (in Context) Psalm 118
90. Psalm 119:111
Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
Psalm 119:110-112 (in Context) Psalm 119
91. Psalm 126:2
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”
Psalm 126:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 126
92. Psalm 126:3
The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.
Psalm 126:2-4 (in Context) Psalm 126
93. Psalm 126:5
Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.
Psalm 126:4-6 (in Context) Psalm 126
94. Psalm 126:6
He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.
Psalm 126:5-6 (in Context) Psalm 126
95. Psalm 132:9
May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for joy.”
Psalm 132:8-10 (in Context) Psalm 132
96. Psalm 132:16
I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy.
Psalm 132:15-17 (in Context) Psalm 132
97. Psalm 137:3
for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
Psalm 137:2-4 (in Context) Psalm 137
98. Psalm 137:6
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy.
Psalm 137:5-7 (in Context) Psalm 137
99. Psalm 145:7
They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
Psalm 145:6-8 (in Context) Psalm 145
100. Psalm 149:5
Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.
Psalm 149:4-6 (in Context) Psalm 149
101. Proverbs 10:1 [ Proverbs of Solomon ] The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.
Proverbs 10:1-3 (in Context) Proverbs 10
102. Proverbs 10:28
The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
Proverbs 10:27-29 (in Context) Proverbs 10
103. Proverbs 11:10
When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
Proverbs 11:9-11 (in Context) Proverbs 11
104. Proverbs 12:20
There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace.
Proverbs 12:19-21 (in Context) Proverbs 12
105. Proverbs 14:10
Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.
Proverbs 14:9-11 (in Context) Proverbs 14
106. Proverbs 14:13
Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief.
Proverbs 14:12-14 (in Context) Proverbs 14
107. Proverbs 15:20
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
Proverbs 15:19-21 (in Context) Proverbs 15
108. Proverbs 15:23
A man finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!
Proverbs 15:22-24 (in Context) Proverbs 15
109. Proverbs 15:30
A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
Proverbs 15:29-31 (in Context) Proverbs 15
110. Proverbs 17:21
To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool.
Proverbs 17:20-22 (in Context) Proverbs 17
111. Proverbs 21:15
When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.
Proverbs 21:14-16 (in Context) Proverbs 21
112. Proverbs 23:24
The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him.
Proverbs 23:23-25 (in Context) Proverbs 23
113. Proverbs 27:9
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one’s friend springs from his earnest counsel.
Proverbs 27:8-10 (in Context) Proverbs 27
114. Proverbs 27:11
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.
Proverbs 27:10-12 (in Context) Proverbs 27
115. Proverbs 29:3
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
Proverbs 29:2-4 (in Context) Proverbs 29
116. Ecclesiastes 8:15
So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 8:14-16 (in Context) Ecclesiastes 8
117. Ecclesiastes 9:7
Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for it is now that God favors what you do.
Ecclesiastes 9:6-8 (in Context) Ecclesiastes 9
118. Ecclesiastes 11:9
Be happy, young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see, but know that for all these things God will bring you to judgment.
Ecclesiastes 11:8-10 (in Context) Ecclesiastes 11
119. Isaiah 9:3
You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder.
Isaiah 9:2-4 (in Context) Isaiah 9
120. Isaiah 12:3
With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
Isaiah 12:2-4 (in Context) Isaiah 12
121. Isaiah 12:6
Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”
Isaiah 12:5-6 (in Context) Isaiah 12
122. Isaiah 16:9
So I weep, as Jazer weeps, for the vines of Sibmah. O Heshbon, O Elealeh, I drench you with tears! The shouts of joy over your ripened fruit and over your harvests have been stilled.
Isaiah 16:8-10 (in Context) Isaiah 16
123. Isaiah 16:10
Joy and gladness are taken away from the orchards; no one sings or shouts in the vineyards; no one treads out wine at the presses, for I have put an end to the shouting.
Isaiah 16:9-11 (in Context) Isaiah 16
124. Isaiah 22:13
But see, there is joy and revelry, slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep, eating of meat and drinking of wine! “Let us eat and drink,” you say, “for tomorrow we die!”
Isaiah 22:12-14 (in Context) Isaiah 22
125. Isaiah 24:8
The gaiety of the tambourines is stilled, the noise of the revelers has stopped, the joyful harp is silent.
Isaiah 24:7-9 (in Context) Isaiah 24
126. Isaiah 24:11
In the streets they cry out for wine; all joy turns to gloom, all gaiety is banished from the earth.
Isaiah 24:10-12 (in Context) Isaiah 24
127. Isaiah 24:14
They raise their voices, they shout for joy; from the west they acclaim the LORD’s majesty.
Isaiah 24:13-15 (in Context) Isaiah 24
128. Isaiah 26:19
But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy. Your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead.
Isaiah 26:18-20 (in Context) Isaiah 26
129. Isaiah 35:1
[ Joy of the Redeemed ] The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus,
Isaiah 35:1-3 (in Context) Isaiah 35
130. Isaiah 35:2
it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the LORD, the splendor of our God.
Isaiah 35:1-3 (in Context) Isaiah 35
131. Isaiah 35:6
Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.
Isaiah 35:5-7 (in Context) Isaiah 35
132. Isaiah 35:10
and the ransomed of the LORD 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.
Isaiah 35:9-10 (in Context) Isaiah 35
133. Isaiah 42:11
Let the desert and its towns raise their voices; let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice. Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops.
Isaiah 42:10-12 (in Context) Isaiah 42
134. Isaiah 44:23
Sing for joy, O heavens, for the LORD has done this; shout aloud, O earth beneath. Burst into song, you mountains, you forests and all your trees, for the LORD has redeemed Jacob, he displays his glory in Israel.
Isaiah 44:22-24 (in Context) Isaiah 44
135. Isaiah 48:20
Leave Babylon, flee from the Babylonians! Announce this with shouts of joy and proclaim it. Send it out to the ends of the earth; say, “The LORD has redeemed his servant Jacob.”
Isaiah 48:19-21 (in Context) Isaiah 48
136. Isaiah 49:13
Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
Isaiah 49:12-14 (in Context) Isaiah 49
137. Isaiah 51:3
The LORD will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.
Isaiah 51:2-4 (in Context) Isaiah 51
138. Isaiah 51:11
The ransomed of the LORD 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.
Isaiah 51:10-12 (in Context) Isaiah 51
139. Isaiah 52:8
Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the LORD returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes.
Isaiah 52:7-9 (in Context) Isaiah 52
140. Isaiah 52:9
Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.
Isaiah 52:8-10 (in Context) Isaiah 52
141. Isaiah 54:1
[ The Future Glory of Zion ] “Sing, O barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,” says the LORD.
Isaiah 54:1-3 (in Context) Isaiah 54
142. Isaiah 55:12
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
Isaiah 55:11-13 (in Context) Isaiah 55
143. Isaiah 56:7
these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”
Isaiah 56:6-8 (in Context) Isaiah 56
144. Isaiah 58:14
then you will find your joy in the LORD, and I will cause you to ride on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.” The mouth of the LORD has spoken.
Isaiah 58:13-14 (in Context) Isaiah 58
145. Isaiah 60:5
Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come.
Isaiah 60:4-6 (in Context) Isaiah 60
146. Isaiah 60:15
“Although you have been forsaken and hated, with no one traveling through, I will make you the everlasting pride and the joy of all generations.
Isaiah 60:14-16 (in Context) Isaiah 60
147. Isaiah 61:7
Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.
Isaiah 61:6-8 (in Context) Isaiah 61
148. Isaiah 65:14
My servants will sing out of the joy of their hearts, but you will cry out from anguish of heart and wail in brokenness of spirit.
Isaiah 65:13-15 (in Context) Isaiah 65
149. Isaiah 65:18
But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy.
Isaiah 65:17-19 (in Context) Isaiah 65
150. Isaiah 66:5
Hear the word of the LORD, you who tremble at his word: “Your brothers who hate you, and exclude you because of my name, have said, ‘Let the LORD be glorified, that we may see your joy!’ Yet they will be put to shame.
Isaiah 66:4-6 (in Context) Isaiah 66
151. Jeremiah 7:34
I will bring an end to the sounds of joy and gladness and to the voices of bride and bridegroom in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem, for the land will become desolate.
Jeremiah 7:33-34 (in Context) Jeremiah 7
152. Jeremiah 15:16
When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty.
Jeremiah 15:15-17 (in Context) Jeremiah 15
153. Jeremiah 16:9
For this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Before your eyes and in your days I will bring an end to the sounds of joy and gladness and to the voices of bride and bridegroom in this place.
Jeremiah 16:8-10 (in Context) Jeremiah 16
154. Jeremiah 25:10
I will banish from them the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, the sound of millstones and the light of the lamp.
Jeremiah 25:9-11 (in Context) Jeremiah 25
155. Jeremiah 31:4
I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt, O Virgin Israel. Again you will take up your tambourines and go out to dance with the joyful.
Jeremiah 31:3-5 (in Context) Jeremiah 31
156. Jeremiah 31:7
This is what the LORD says: “Sing with joy for Jacob; shout for the foremost of the nations. Make your praises heard, and say, ‘O LORD, save your people, the remnant of Israel.’
Jeremiah 31:6-8 (in Context) Jeremiah 31
157. Jeremiah 31:12
They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty of the LORD— the grain, the new wine and the oil, the young of the flocks and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorrow no more.
Jeremiah 31:11-13 (in Context) Jeremiah 31
158. Jeremiah 31:13
Then maidens will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:12-14 (in Context) Jeremiah 31
159. Jeremiah 33:9
Then this city will bring me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.’
Jeremiah 33:8-10 (in Context) Jeremiah 33
160. Jeremiah 33:11
the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying, “Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever.” For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the LORD.
Jeremiah 33:10-12 (in Context) Jeremiah 33
161. Jeremiah 48:33
Joy and gladness are gone from the orchards and fields of Moab. I have stopped the flow of wine from the presses; no one treads them with shouts of joy. Although there are shouts, they are not shouts of joy.
Jeremiah 48:32-34 (in Context) Jeremiah 48
162. Jeremiah 51:48
Then heaven and earth and all that is in them will shout for joy over Babylon, for out of the north destroyers will attack her,” declares the LORD.
Jeremiah 51:47-49 (in Context) Jeremiah 51
163. Lamentations 2:15
All who pass your way clap their hands at you; they scoff and shake their heads at the Daughter of Jerusalem: “Is this the city that was called the perfection of beauty, the joy of the whole earth?”
Lamentations 2:14-16 (in Context) Lamentations 2
164. Lamentations 5:15
Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning.
Lamentations 5:14-16 (in Context) Lamentations 5
165. Ezekiel 7:7
Doom has come upon you—you who dwell in the land. The time has come, the day is near; there is panic, not joy, upon the mountains.
Ezekiel 7:6-8 (in Context) Ezekiel 7
166. Ezekiel 24:25
“And you, son of man, on the day I take away their stronghold, their joy and glory, the delight of their eyes, their heart’s desire, and their sons and daughters as well-
Ezekiel 24:24-26 (in Context) Ezekiel 24
167. Joel 1:12
The vine is dried up and the fig tree is withered; the pomegranate, the palm and the apple tree— all the trees of the field—are dried up. Surely the joy of mankind is withered away.
Joel 1:11-13 (in Context) Joel 1
168. Joel 1:16
Has not the food been cut off before our very eyes— joy and gladness from the house of our God?
Joel 1:15-17 (in Context) Joel 1
169. Habakkuk 3:18
yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
Habakkuk 3:17-19 (in Context) Habakkuk 3
170. Zechariah 8:19
This is what the LORD Almighty says: “The fasts of the fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth months will become joyful and glad occasions and happy festivals for Judah. Therefore love truth and peace.”
Zechariah 8:18-20 (in Context) Zechariah 8
171. Zechariah 10:7
The Ephraimites will become like mighty men, and their hearts will be glad as with wine. Their children will see it and be joyful; their hearts will rejoice in the LORD.
Zechariah 10:6-8 (in Context) Zechariah 10
172. Matthew 13:20
The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy.
Matthew 13:19-21 (in Context) Matthew 13
173. Matthew 13:44
[ The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl ] “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
Matthew 13:43-45 (in Context) Matthew 13
174. Matthew 28:8
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
Matthew 28:7-9 (in Context) Matthew 28
175. Mark 4:16
Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy.
Mark 4:15-17 (in Context) Mark 4
176. Luke 1:14
He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth,
Luke 1:13-15 (in Context) Luke 1
177. Luke 1:44
As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.
Luke 1:43-45 (in Context) Luke 1
178. Luke 1:58
Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.
Luke 1:57-59 (in Context) Luke 1
179. Luke 2:10
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
Luke 2:9-11 (in Context) Luke 2
180. Luke 6:23
“Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their fathers treated the prophets.
Luke 6:22-24 (in Context) Luke 6
181. Luke 8:13
Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away.
Luke 8:12-14 (in Context) Luke 8
182. Luke 10:17
The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”
Luke 10:16-18 (in Context) Luke 10
183. Luke 10:21
At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.
Luke 10:20-22 (in Context) Luke 10
184. Luke 15:5
And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders
Luke 15:4-6 (in Context) Luke 15
185. Luke 19:37
When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:
Luke 19:36-38 (in Context) Luke 19
186. Luke 24:41
And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?”
Luke 24:40-42 (in Context) Luke 24
187. Luke 24:52
Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
Luke 24:51-53 (in Context) Luke 24
188. John 3:29
The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.
John 3:28-30 (in Context) John 3
189. John 15:11
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
John 15:10-12 (in Context) John 15
190. John 16:17
[ The Disciples' Grief Will Turn to Joy ] Some of his disciples said to one another, “What does he mean by saying, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,’ and ‘Because I am going to the Father’?”
John 16:16-18 (in Context) John 16
191. John 16:20
I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.
John 16:19-21 (in Context) John 16
192. John 16:21
A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.
John 16:20-22 (in Context) John 16
193. John 16:22
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.
John 16:21-23 (in Context) John 16
194. John 16:24
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
John 16:23-25 (in Context) John 16
195. John 17:13
“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.
John 17:12-14 (in Context) John 17
196. Acts 2:28
You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’
Acts 2:27-29 (in Context) Acts 2
197. Acts 8:8
So there was great joy in that city.
Acts 8:7-9 (in Context) Acts 8
198. Acts 13:52
And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
Acts 13:51-52 (in Context) Acts 13
199. Acts 14:17
Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.”
Acts 14:16-18 (in Context) Acts 14
200. Acts 16:34
The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole family.
Acts 16:33-35 (in Context) Acts 16
201. Romans 5:1
[ Peace and Joy ] Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 5:1-3 (in Context) Romans 5
202. Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:11-13 (in Context) Romans 12
203. Romans 14:17
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,
Romans 14:16-18 (in Context) Romans 14
204. Romans 15:13
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.
Romans 15:12-14 (in Context) Romans 15
205. Romans 15:32
so that by God’s will I may come to you with joy and together with you be refreshed.
Romans 15:31-33 (in Context) Romans 15
206. Romans 16:19
Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I am full of joy over you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.
Romans 16:18-20 (in Context) Romans 16
207. 2 Corinthians 1:24
Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm.
2 Corinthians 1:23-24 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 1
208. 2 Corinthians 2:3
I wrote as I did so that when I came I should not be distressed by those who ought to make me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would all share my joy.
2 Corinthians 2:2-4 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 2
209. 2 Corinthians 7:2
[ Paul's Joy ] Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have exploited no one.
2 Corinthians 7:1-3 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 7
210. 2 Corinthians 7:4
I have great confidence in you; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.
2 Corinthians 7:3-5 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 7
211. 2 Corinthians 7:7
and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever.
2 Corinthians 7:6-8 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 7
212. 2 Corinthians 8:2
Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.
2 Corinthians 8:1-3 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 8
213. Galatians 4:15
What has happened to all your joy? I can testify that, if you could have done so, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.
Galatians 4:14-16 (in Context) Galatians 4
214. Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Galatians 5:21-23 (in Context) Galatians 5
215. Philippians 1:4
In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy
Philippians 1:3-5 (in Context) Philippians 1
216. Philippians 1:25
Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,
Philippians 1:24-26 (in Context) Philippians 1
217. Philippians 1:26
so that through my being with you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me.
Philippians 1:25-27 (in Context) Philippians 1
218. Philippians 2:2
then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
Philippians 2:1-3 (in Context) Philippians 2
219. Philippians 2:29
Welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor men like him,
Philippians 2:28-30 (in Context) Philippians 2
220. Philippians 4:1
Therefore, my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, that is how you should stand firm in the Lord, dear friends!
Philippians 4:1-3 (in Context) Philippians 4
221. Colossians 1:11
being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully
Colossians 1:10-12 (in Context) Colossians 1
222. 1 Thessalonians 1:6
You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 1:5-7 (in Context) 1 Thessalonians 1
223. 1 Thessalonians 2:19
For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you?
1 Thessalonians 2:18-20 (in Context) 1 Thessalonians 2
224. 1 Thessalonians 2:20
Indeed, you are our glory and joy.
1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 (in Context) 1 Thessalonians 2
225. 1 Thessalonians 3:9
How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?
1 Thessalonians 3:8-10 (in Context) 1 Thessalonians 3
226. 1 Thessalonians 5:16
Be joyful always;
1 Thessalonians 5:15-17 (in Context) 1 Thessalonians 5
227. 2 Timothy 1:4
Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.
2 Timothy 1:3-5 (in Context) 2 Timothy 1
228. Philemon 1:7
Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints.
Philemon 1:6-8 (in Context) Philemon 1
229. Hebrews 1:9
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.”
Hebrews 1:8-10 (in Context) Hebrews 1
230. Hebrews 10:34
You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.
Hebrews 10:33-35 (in Context) Hebrews 10
231. Hebrews 12:2
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:1-3 (in Context) Hebrews 12
232. Hebrews 12:22
But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly,
Hebrews 12:21-23 (in Context) Hebrews 12
233. Hebrews 13:17
Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.
Hebrews 13:16-18 (in Context) Hebrews 13
234. James 1:2
[ Trials and Temptations ] Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
James 1:1-3 (in Context) James 1
235. James 4:9
Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.
James 4:8-10 (in Context) James 4
236. 1 Peter 1:8
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,
1 Peter 1:7-9 (in Context) 1 Peter 1
237. 1 John 1:4
We write this to make our joy complete.
1 John 1:3-5 (in Context) 1 John 1
238. 2 John 1:4
It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.
2 John 1:3-5 (in Context) 2 John 1
239. 2 John 1:12
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.
2 John 1:11-13 (in Context) 2 John 1
240. 3 John 1:3
It gave me great joy to have some brothers come and tell about your faithfulness to the truth and how you continue to walk in the truth.
3 John 1:2-4 (in Context) 3 John 1
241. 3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
3 John 1:3-5 (in Context) 3 John 1
242. Jude 1:24
[ Doxology ] To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—
Jude 1:23-25 (in Context) Jude 1