Feasts of the Lord

14 Bible Verses about Joy in the Old Testament

The ancient Psalms are filled with expressions of human emotions, some of which are great joy. Many personify the earth to imply that nature itself rejoices. So when we laugh, we are laughing along with the earth!

  1. “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” — Proverbs 17:22
  2. “Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.” – Psaml 47:1
  3. “God has a smile on His face.” — Psalm 42:5
  4. “God, who sits in Heaven, laughs!” — Psalm 2:4
  5. “He that is of a merry heart has a continual feast.” — Proverbs 15:15
  6. “I commend mirth.” — Ecclesiastes 8:15
  7. “I will turn their mourning into joy, I will comfort them and give them gladness for sorrow.” — Jeremiah 31:13
  8. “Let the shield exult and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy.” — Psalm 96:12
  9. “Let your heart be merry.” — Judges 19:6
  10. “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break into joyous song and sing praises.” — Psalm 98:4
  11. “The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves wiht joy; The meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy.” — Psalm 65:12-13
  12. “Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, the Lord has done great things for them.” — Psalm 126:2
  13. “You have turned my mourning into dancing; You have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.” — Psaml 30:11
  14. “You shall go out in joy, and be led back in peace; the mountains and hills before you shall burst into song, and the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” — Isaiah 55:12

 

 

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