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Created for Joy - The Witness of the Bible.

It has been said that the essential element of the universe is Joy.   Based upon the Biblical record contained herein, and certain glimpses into the Heart of YHWH I've been blessed to receive, I confess there is much evidence to support this notion.  True, there is suffering.  And true, you too suffer.  But this is a very temporary human condition.

Happiness, likewise, is limited and temporary.  Joy is a recognition of the essential ecstasy of the universe.

Just remember that, above the clouds, rain, hurricanes and tornadoes, the sun is always shining, even if it is on the other side of the planet.

Genesis 31:27 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?  

Leviticus 9:24 24 Fire came out from the presence of YHWH 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 23:40 40 On the first day you are to take choice fruit from the trees, and palm fronds, leafy branches and poplars, and REJOICE before YHWH your God for seven days.  

Deuteronomy 12:7 7 There, in the presence of YHWH your God, you and your families shall eat and shall REJOICE in everything you have put your hand to, because YHWH your God has blessed you.

Deuteronomy 12:12 12 And there REJOICE before YHWH your God, you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants, and the Levites from your towns, who have no allotment or inheritance of their own.  

Deuteronomy 12:18 18 Instead, you are to eat them in the presence of YHWH your God at the place YHWH your God will choose--you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants, and the Levites from your towns--and you are to REJOICE before YHWH your God in everything you put your hand to.  

Deuteronomy 14:26 26 Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink, or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of YHWH your God and REJOICE.  

Deuteronomy 16:11 And REJOICE before YHWH your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name--you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants, the Levites in your towns, and the aliens, the fatherless and the widows living among you.

 Deuteronomy 16:15 For seven days celebrate the Feast to YHWH your God at the place YHWH will choose. For YHWH your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your JOY will be complete.

Deuteronomy 26:11 And you and the Levites and the aliens among you shall REJOICE in all the good things YHWH your God has given to you and your household.

Deuteronomy 32:43 Rejoice, O nations, with his people,  for he will avenge the blood of his servants; he will take vengeance on his enemies  and make atonement for his land and people.

Deuteronomy 33:18 About Zebulun he said: "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out, and you, Issachar, in your tents.

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!  

2 Samuel 1:20 "Tell it not in Gath,  proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon,  lest the daughters of the Philistines be glad,  lest the daughters of the uncircumcised REJOICE.

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 16:10 Glory in his holy name;  let the hearts of those who seek YHWH REJOICE.

1 Chronicles 16:27 Splendor and majesty are before him;  strength and JOY in his dwelling place.

1 Chronicles 16:31 Let the heavens REJOICE, let the earth be glad;  let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!"

1 Chronicles 16:33 Then the trees of the forest will sing,  they will sing for JOY before YHWH,  for he comes to judge the earth.

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 29:22 22 They ate and drank with great JOY in the presence of YHWH that day.  Then they acknowledged Solomon son of David as king a second time, anointing him before YHWH to be ruler and Zadok to be priest.  2 Chronicles 6:41 41 "Now arise, O LORD God, and come to your resting place,  you and the ark of your might.  May your priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation,  may your saints REJOICE in your goodness.

2 Chronicles 20:27 Then, led by Jehoshaphat, all the men of Judah and Jerusalem returned JOYfully to Jerusalem, for YHWH had given them cause to REJOICE over their enemies.  

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.  

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 3:13 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 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 6:22 22 For seven days they celebrated with JOY the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because YHWH 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 6:22 For seven days they celebrated with JOY the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because YHWH 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.

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 YHWH is your strength."

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 8:17 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 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.

Esther 8:16 For the Jews it was a time of happiness and JOY, gladness and honor.  

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 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 9:18 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 9:19 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 9:22 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 9:22 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.

Job 3:7 May that night be barren;  may no shout of JOY be heard in it.

Job 3:22 who are filled with gladness  and REJOICE when they reach the grave?

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 8:21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughter  and your lips with shouts of JOY.

Job 9:25 "My days are swifter than a runner;  they fly away without a glimpse of JOY.

Job 10:20 Are not my few days almost over?  Turn away from me so I can have a moment's JOY

Job 20:5 that the mirth of the wicked is brief,  the JOY of the godless lasts but a moment.

Job 22:19 "The righteous see their ruin and REJOICE;  the innocent mock them, saying,

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 38:7 while the morning stars sang together  and all the angels shouted for JOY?

Psalms 2:11 Serve YHWH with fear  and REJOICE with trembling.

Psalms 4:7 You have filled my heart with greater JOY  than when their grain and new wine abound.

Psalms 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.

Psalms 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.

Psalms 9:2 I will be glad and REJOICE in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

Psalms 9:14 that I may declare your praises  in the gates of the Daughter of Zion  and there REJOICE in your salvation.

Psalms 13:4 my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," and my foes will REJOICE when I fall.

Psalms 14:7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When YHWH restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob REJOICE and Israel be glad!

Psalms 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.

Psalms 19:8 The precepts of YHWH are right, giving JOY to the heart. The commands of YHWH are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

Psalms 20:5 We will shout for JOY when you are victorious  and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May YHWH grant all your requests.

Psalms 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!

Psalms 21:6  Surely you have granted him eternal blessings  and made him glad with the JOY of your presence.

Psalms 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 YHWH.

Psalms 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.

Psalms 30:11 You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with JOY,

Psalms 31:7 I will be glad and REJOICE in your love, for you saw my affliction  and knew the anguish of my soul.

Psalms 32:11 Rejoice in YHWH and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!

Psalms 33:3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for JOY.

Psalms 33:21 In him our hearts REJOICE, for we trust in his holy name.

Psalms 34:2 My soul will boast in YHWH; let the afflicted hear and REJOICE.

Psalms 35:9 Then my soul will REJOICE in YHWH  and delight in his salvation.

Psalms 35:27 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."

Psalms 39:13 13 Look away from me, that I may REJOICE again  before I depart and am no more."

Psalms 40:16 16 But may all who seek you  REJOICE and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, "The LORD be exalted!"

Psalms 42:4 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.

Psalms 43:4 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.

Psalms 45:7 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.

Psalms 45:15 15 They are led in with JOY and gladness; they enter the palace of the king.

Psalms 47:1 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.

Psalms 47:5 5 God has ascended amid shouts of JOY, YHWH amid the sounding of trumpets.

Psalms 48:2 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.

Psalms 51:8 8 Let me hear JOY and gladness; let the bones you have crushed REJOICE.

Psalms 51:8 8 Let me hear JOY and gladness; let the bones you have crushed REJOICE.

Psalms 51:12 12 Restore to me the JOY of your salvation  and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Psalms 53:6 6 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob REJOICE and Israel be glad!

Psalms 63:11 11 But the king will REJOICE in God; all who swear by God's name will praise him, while the mouths of liars will be silenced.

Psalms 64:10 10 Let the righteous REJOICE in YHWH  and take refuge in him; let all the upright in heart praise him!

Psalms 65:8 8 Those living far away fear your wonders; where morning dawns and evening fades  you call forth songs of JOY.

Psalms 65:13 13 The meadows are covered with flocks  and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for JOY and sing.

Psalms 66:1 1 For the director of music. A song. A psalm.

Shout with JOY to God, all the earth!

Psalms 66:6 6 He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot-- come, let us REJOICE in him.

Psalms 67:4 4 May the nations be glad and sing for JOY, for you rule the peoples justly  and guide the nations of the earth. Selah 

Psalms 68:3 3 But may the righteous be glad  and REJOICE before God; may they be happy and JOYful.

Psalms 68:4 4 Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds-- his name is YHWH-- and REJOICE before him.

Psalms 70:4 4 But may all who seek you  REJOICE and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, "Let God be exalted!"

Psalms 71:23 23 My lips will shout for JOY  when I sing praise to you-- I, whom you have redeemed.

Psalms 81:1 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!

Psalms 85:6 6 Will you not revive us again, that your people may REJOICE in you?

Psalms 86:4 4 Bring JOY to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

Psalms 89:12 12 You created the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon sing for JOY at your name.

Psalms 89:16 16 They REJOICE in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.

Psalms 89:42 42 You have exalted the right hand of his foes; you have made all his enemies REJOICE.

Psalms 90:14 14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for JOY and be glad all our days.

Psalms 92:4 4 For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD; I sing for JOY at the works of your hands.

Psalms 94:19 19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought JOY to my soul.

Psalms 95:1 1  Come, let us sing for JOY to YHWH; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

Psalms 96:11 11 Let the heavens REJOICE, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it;

Psalms 96:12 12 let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for JOY;

Psalms 97:1 1  The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores REJOICE.

Psalms 97:11 11 Light is shed upon the righteous  and JOY on the upright in heart.

Psalms 97:12 12 Rejoice in YHWH, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.

Psalms 98:4 4 Shout for JOY to YHWH, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music;

Psalms 98:6 6 with trumpets and the blast of the ram's horn-- shout for JOY before YHWH, the King.

Psalms 98:8 8 Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for JOY;

Psalms 100:1 1 A psalm. For giving thanks.

Shout for JOY to YHWH, all the earth.

Psalms 104:31 31 May the glory of YHWH endure forever; may YHWH REJOICE in his works--

Psalms 104:34 34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I REJOICE in YHWH.

Psalms 105:3 3 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek YHWH REJOICE.

Psalms 105:43 43 He brought out his people with rejoicing, his chosen ones with shouts of JOY;

Psalms 106:5 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.

Psalms 107:22 22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings  and tell of his works with songs of JOY.

Psalms 107:42 42 The upright see and REJOICE, but all the wicked shut their mouths.

Psalms 109:28 28 They may curse, but you will bless; when they attack they will be put to shame, but your servant will REJOICE.

Psalms 118:15 15 Shouts of JOY and victory  resound in the tents of the righteous: "The LORD's right hand has done mighty things!

Psalms 118:24 24 This is the day YHWH has made; let us REJOICE and be glad in it.

Psalms 119:14 14 I REJOICE in following your statutes  as one REJOICEs in great riches.

Psalms 119:74 74 May those who fear you REJOICE when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.

Psalms 119:111 111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the JOY of my heart.

Psalms 119:162 162 I REJOICE in your promise  like one who finds great spoil.

Psalms 126:2 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."

Psalms 126:3 3 The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with JOY.

Psalms 126:5 5 Those who sow in tears  will reap with songs of JOY.

Psalms 126:6 6 He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of JOY, carrying sheaves with him.

Psalms 132:9 9 May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for JOY."

Psalms 132:16 16 I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for JOY.

Psalms 137:3 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!"

Psalms 137:6 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.

Psalms 149:2 2 Let Israel REJOICE in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King.

Psalms 149:5 5 Let the saints REJOICE in this honor  and sing for JOY on their beds.

Psalms 149:5 5 Let the saints REJOICE in this honor  and sing for JOY on their beds.

Proverbs 2:14 14 who delight in doing wrong  and REJOICE in the perverseness of evil,

Proverbs 5:18 18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you REJOICE in the wife of your youth.

Proverbs 10:1 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 10:28 28 The prospect of the righteous is JOY, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.

Proverbs 11:10 10 When the righteous prosper, the city REJOICEs; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of JOY.

Proverbs 12:20 20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but JOY for those who promote peace.

Proverbs 14:10 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its JOY.

Proverbs 14:13 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and JOY may end in grief.

Proverbs 15:20 20 A wise son brings JOY to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 15:23 23 A man finds JOY in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word!

Proverbs 15:30 30 A cheerful look brings JOY to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.

Proverbs 17:21 21 To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no JOY for the father of a fool.

Proverbs 21:15 15 When justice is done, it brings JOY to the righteous  but terror to evildoers.

Proverbs 23:16 16 my inmost being will REJOICE  when your lips speak what is right.

Proverbs 23:24 24 The father of a righteous man has great JOY; he who has a wise son delights in him.

Proverbs 23:25 25 May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth REJOICE!

Proverbs 24:17 17 Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles, do not let your heart REJOICE,

Proverbs 27:9 9 Perfume and incense bring JOY to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.

Proverbs 27:11 11 Be wise, my son, and bring JOY to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.

Proverbs 29:2 2 When the righteous thrive, the people REJOICE; when the wicked rule, the people groan.

Proverbs 29:3 3 A man who loves wisdom brings JOY to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

Ecclesiastes 8:15 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 11:9 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.

Song of Solomon 1:4 4 Take me away with you-let us hurry!  Let the king bring me into his chambers.  We REJOICE and delight in you;  we will praise your love more than wine.  How right they are to adore you!

Isaiah 9:3 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 9:3 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 9:3 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 9:3 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 12:3 3 With JOY you will draw water  from the wells of salvation.

Isaiah 12:6 6 Shout aloud and sing for JOY, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you."

Isaiah 13:3 3 I have commanded my holy ones; I have summoned my warriors to carry out my wrath-- those who REJOICE in my triumph.

Isaiah 14:29 29 Do not REJOICE, all you Philistines, that the rod that struck you is broken; from the root of that snake will spring up a viper, its fruit will be a darting, venomous serpent.

Isaiah 16:9 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 16:10 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 22:13 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 24:11 11 In the streets they cry out for wine; all JOY turns to gloom, all gaiety is banished from the earth.

Isaiah 24:14 14 They raise their voices, they shout for JOY; from the west they acclaim YHWH's majesty.

Isaiah 25:9 9 In that day they will say, "Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is YHWH, we trusted in him; let us REJOICE and be glad in his salvation."

Isaiah 26:19 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 29:19 19 Once more the humble will REJOICE in YHWH; the needy will REJOICE in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 29:19 19 Once more the humble will REJOICE in YHWH; the needy will REJOICE in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 30:29 29 And you will sing  as on the night you celebrate a holy festival; your hearts will REJOICE  as when people go up with flutes  to the mountain of YHWH, to the Rock of Israel.

Isaiah 35:1 1  The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will REJOICE and blossom. Like the crocus,  Isaiah 35:2 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 YHWH, the splendor of our God.

Isaiah 35:2 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 YHWH, the splendor of our God.

Isaiah 35:6 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 35:10 10 and the ransomed of YHWH 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 35:10 10 and the ransomed of YHWH 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 41:16 16 You will winnow them, the wind will pick them up, and a gale will blow them away. But you will REJOICE in YHWH  and glory in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 42:11 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 42:11 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 44:23 23 Sing for JOY, O heavens, for YHWH has done this; shout aloud, O earth beneath. Burst into song, you mountains, you forests and all your trees, for YHWH has redeemed Jacob, he displays his glory in Israel.

Isaiah 48:20 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 49:13 13 Shout for JOY, O heavens; REJOICE, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For YHWH comforts his people  and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.

Isaiah 49:13 13 Shout for JOY, O heavens; REJOICE, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For YHWH comforts his people  and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.

Isaiah 51:3 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 YHWH. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.

Isaiah 51:11 11 The ransomed of YHWH 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 51:11 11 The ransomed of YHWH 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 52:8 8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for JOY. When YHWH returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes.

Isaiah 52:9 9 Burst into songs of JOY together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for YHWH has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.

Isaiah 54:1 1  "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 YHWH.

Isaiah 55:12 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 56:7 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 58:14 14 then you will find your JOY in YHWH, 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 YHWH has spoken.

Isaiah 60:5 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 60:15 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 61:7 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 61:7 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 62:5 5 As a young man marries a maiden, so will your sons marry you; as a bridegroom REJOICEs over his bride, so will your God REJOICE over you.

Isaiah 65:13 13 Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "My servants will eat, but you will go hungry; my servants will drink, but you will go thirsty; my servants will REJOICE, but you will be put to shame.

Isaiah 65:14 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 65:18 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 65:18 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 65:19 19 I will REJOICE over Jerusalem  and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying  will be heard in it no more.

Isaiah 66:5 5 Hear the word of YHWH, you who tremble at his word: "Your brothers who hate you, and exclude you because of my name, have said, `Let YHWH be glorified, that we may see your JOY!' Yet they will be put to shame.

Isaiah 66:10 10 "Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; REJOICE greatly with her, all you who mourn over her.

Isaiah 66:10 10 "Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; REJOICE greatly with her, all you who mourn over her.

Isaiah 66:14 14 When you see this, your heart will REJOICE  and you will flourish like grass; the hand of YHWH will be made known to his servants, but his fury will be shown to his foes.

Jeremiah 7:34 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 11:15 15 "What is my beloved doing in my temple  as she works out her evil schemes with many? Can consecrated meat avert [ your punishment]? When you engage in your wickedness, then you REJOICE."

Jeremiah 15:16 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 16:9 9 For this is what YHWH 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 25:10 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 31:7 7 This is what YHWH 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 31:12 12 They will come and shout for JOY on the heights of Zion; they will REJOICE in the bounty of YHWH-- 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 31:12 12 They will come and shout for JOY on the heights of Zion; they will REJOICE in the bounty of YHWH-- 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 31:13 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 32:41 41 I will REJOICE in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul.

Jeremiah 33:9 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 33:11 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 YHWH, saying, "Give thanks to YHWH Almighty, for YHWH is good; his love endures forever."  For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,' says YHWH.

Jeremiah 48:33 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 48:33 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 48:33 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 50:11 11 "Because you REJOICE and are glad, you who pillage my inheritance, because you frolic like a heifer threshing grain  and neigh like stallions,

Jeremiah 51:48 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 YHWH.

Lamentations 1:21 21 "People have heard my groaning,  but there is no one to comfort me.  All my enemies have heard of my distress;  they REJOICE at what you have done.  May you bring the day you have announced  so they may become like me.

Lamentations 2:15 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 4:21 21 Rejoice and be glad, O Daughter of Edom,  you who live in the land of Uz.  But to you also the cup will be passed;  you will be drunk and stripped naked.

Lamentations 5:15 15 Joy is gone from our hearts;  our dancing has turned to mourning.

Ezekiel 7:7 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 7:12 12 The time has come, the day has arrived. Let not the buyer REJOICE nor the seller grieve, for wrath is upon the whole crowd.  Ezekiel 21:10 10 sharpened for the slaughter,  polished to flash like lightning!  "`Shall we REJOICE in the scepter of my son [ Judah]? The sword despises every such stick.

Ezekiel 24:25 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-  Hosea 9:1 1  Do not REJOICE, O Israel;  do not be jubilant like the other nations.  For you have been unfaithful to your God;  you love the wages of a prostitute  at every threshing floor.

Joel 1:12 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 1:16 16 Has not the food been cut off  before our very eyes-  JOY and gladness  from the house of our God?

Joel 2:21 21 Be not afraid, O land;  be glad and REJOICE.  Surely YHWH has done great things.

Joel 2:23 23 Be glad, O people of Zion,  REJOICE in YHWH your God,  for he has given you  the autumn rains in righteousness.  He sends you abundant showers,  both autumn and spring rains, as before.

Amos 6:13 13 you who REJOICE in the conquest of Lo Debar  and say, "Did we not take Karnaim by our own strength?"

Obadiah 12 12 You should not look down on your brother  in the day of his misfortune,  nor REJOICE over the people of Judah  in the day of their destruction,  nor boast so much  in the day of their trouble.

Habakkuk 3:18 18 yet I will REJOICE in YHWH,  I will be JOYful in God my Savior.

Zephaniah 3:11 11 On that day you will not be put to shame  for all the wrongs you have done to me,  because I will remove from this city  those who REJOICE in their pride.  Never again will you be haughty  on my holy hill.

Zephaniah 3:14 14 Sing, O Daughter of Zion;  shout aloud, O Israel!  Be glad and REJOICE with all your heart,  O Daughter of Jerusalem!

Zephaniah 3:17 17 The LORD your God is with you,  he is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you,  he will quiet you with his love,  he will REJOICE over you with singing."

Zechariah 4:10 10 "Who despises the day of small things? Men will REJOICE when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel.  "(These seven are the eyes of YHWH, which range throughout the earth.)"

Zechariah 9:9 9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion!  Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem!  See, your king comes to you,  righteous and having salvation,  gentle and riding on a donkey,  on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Zechariah 10:7 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 YHWH.

Matthew 5:12 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 13:20 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 13:44 44 "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 28:8 8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with JOY, and ran to tell his disciples.  Mark 4:16 16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with JOY.  Luke 1:14 14 He will be a JOY and delight to you, and many will REJOICE because of his birth,  Luke 1:14 14 He will be a JOY and delight to you, and many will REJOICE because of his birth,  Luke 1:44 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for JOY.  Luke 1:58 58 Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her JOY.

Luke 2:10 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 6:23 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 6:23 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 8:13 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 10:17 17 The seventy-two returned with JOY and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name."

Luke 10:20 20 However, do not REJOICE that the spirits submit to you, but REJOICE that your names are written in heaven."

Luke 10:20 20 However, do not REJOICE that the spirits submit to you, but REJOICE that your names are written in heaven."

Luke 10:21 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 15:6 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, `Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.'  Luke 15:9 9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, `Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.'  Luke 24:41 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 24:52 52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great JOY.  John 3:29 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 3:29 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 15:11 11 I have told you this so that my JOY may be in you and that your JOY may be complete.  John 15:11 11 I have told you this so that my JOY may be in you and that your JOY may be complete.  John 16:20 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 16:21 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 16:22 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 16:22 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 16:24 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your JOY will be complete.

John 17:13 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.  Acts 2:28 28 You have made known to me the paths of life;  you will fill me with JOY in your presence.' 

Acts 8:8 8 So there was great JOY in that city.

Acts 13:52 52 And the disciples were filled with JOY and with the Holy Spirit.

Acts 14:17 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 16:34 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.

Romans 5:2 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we REJOICE in the hope of the glory of God.  Romans 5:3 3 Not only so, but we also REJOICE in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;  Romans 5:11 11 Not only is this so, but we also REJOICE in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Romans 12:15 15 Rejoice with those who REJOICE; mourn with those who mourn.  Romans 12:15 15 Rejoice with those who REJOICE; mourn with those who mourn.  

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 15:10 Again, it says,  "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people." 

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 15:32 32 so that by God's will I may come to you with JOY and together with you be refreshed.  Romans 16:19 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.

2 Corinthians 1:24 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 2:3 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 2:3 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 7:4 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 7:7 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 8:2 2 Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing JOY and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.  Galatians 4:15 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 5:22 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, JOY, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  Philippians 1:4 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with JOY  Philippians 1:18 18  But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I REJOICE.  Yes, and I will continue to REJOICE,  Philippians 1:18 18  But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I REJOICE.  Yes, and I will continue to REJOICE,  Philippians 1:25 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 1:26 26 so that through my being with you again your JOY in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me.

Philippians 2:2 2 then make my JOY complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.  Philippians 2:17 17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and REJOICE with all of you.  Philippians 2:18 18 So you too should be glad and REJOICE with me.

Philippians 2:29 29 Welcome him in the Lord with great JOY, and honor men like him,  Philippians 3:1 1 Finally, my brothers, REJOICE in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you.

Philippians 4:1 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 4:4 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Philippians 4:4 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Philippians 4:10 10 I REJOICE greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.  Colossians 1:24 24 Now I REJOICE in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ's afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.  1 Thessalonians 1:6 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 2:19 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 2:20 20 Indeed, you are our glory and JOY.

1 Thessalonians 3:9 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?  2 Timothy 1:4 4 Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with JOY.  Philemon 7 7 Your love has given me great JOY and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints.

Hebrews 1:9 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 12:2 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 13:17 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.

James 1:2 2 Consider it pure JOY, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  James 4:9 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your JOY to gloom.  1 Peter 1:6 6 In this you greatly REJOICE, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.  1 Peter 1:8 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 4:13 13 But REJOICE that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overJOYed when his glory is revealed.  1 John 1:4 4 We write this to make our JOY complete.

2 John 4 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 12 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.

3 John 3 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 4 4 I have no greater JOY than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

Jude 24 24 To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great JOY-  Revelation 12:12 12 Therefore REJOICE, you heavens  and you who dwell in them!  But woe to the earth and the sea,  because the devil has gone down to you!  He is filled with fury,  because he knows that his time is short."

Revelation 18:20 20 Rejoice over her, O heaven!  Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets!  God has judged her for the way she treated you.'"

Revelation 18:20 20 Rejoice over her, O heaven!  Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets!  God has judged her for the way she treated you.'"

Revelation 19:7 7 Let us REJOICE and be glad  and give him glory!  For the wedding of the Lamb has come,  and his bride has made herself ready.

 

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