Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, Lord God Almighty.
“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 olive oil, the young of the flocks and herds.
My servants will sing out of the joy of their hearts … Be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy. 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.
Provide for those who grieve in Zion, to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing. … Evildoers are snared by their own sin, but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.
Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.
Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?
Weeping may stay for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. … You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. LORD my God, I will praise you forever.
You are to rejoice before the Lord your God in everything you put your hand to. … My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high.