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57 Bible Verses About Joy From The Old Testament

Many are looking for Joy and not finding it. True lasting Joy is only found in relationship and fellowship with God. We can see from this list of Bible verses about Joy from the Old Testament that God desires for us to walk in Joy. As you read through these bible verses let them encourage and bring joy to your life.

Bible Verses About Joy in the Old Testament

bible verses about joy - OT

1 Chronicles 16:27-28 Honor and majesty are before Him; strength and joy are in His place. Give to the Lord, O families of the peoples, give to the Lord glory and strength.

Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat, drink the sweet drink, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Psalm 5:11 But may all those who seek refuge in You rejoice; may they ever shout for joy, because You defend them; may those who love Your name be joyful in You.

Psalm 16:11 You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Psalm 27:6 Now my head will be lifted up above my enemies encircling me; therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.

Psalm 30:5 For His anger endures but a moment, in His favor is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 32:11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, you righteous one; and shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart!

Psalm 33:3 Sing to Him a new song; play an instrument skillfully with a joyful shout.

Psalm 35:9 My soul will be joyful in the Lord; it will rejoice in His salvation.

Psalm 35:27 May those who favor my righteous cause shout for joy and be glad; may they say continually, “The Lord be magnified, who delights in the peace of His servant.”

Psalm 42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me. For I would travel with the throng of people; I proceeded with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and thanks, with a multitude making a pilgrimage.

Psalm 43:4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to the God of my joyful gladness; with the harp I will give thanks to You, O God, my God.

Psalm 47:1 Clap your hands, all you people! Shout to God with a joyful voice.

Psalm 48:2 Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

Psalm 51:8 Make me to hear joy and gladness, that the bones that You have broken may rejoice.

Psalm 51:12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your willing spirit.

Psalm 63:5 My soul will be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth will praise You with joyful lips.

Psalm 65:13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered with grain; they shout for joy, they also sing.

Psalm 66:1 Shout joyfully to God, all you lands!

Psalm 67:4 Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy; for You will judge the people uprightly, and lead the nations on earth. Selah

Psalm 81:1 Sing aloud unto God our strength; make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

Psalm 89:15 Blessed are the people who know the joyful shout. They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your presence.

Psalm 92:4 For you, O Lord, have made me glad through Your work; I will sing joyfully at the works of Your hands.

Psalm 95:1 O come, let us sing unto the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Psalm 95:2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms!

Psalm 96:12 let the field be joyful, and all that is in it; then all the trees of the forests shall rejoice

Psalm 98:4 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth; break out in loud songs, and sing praises.

Psalm 98:6 with trumpets and sound of the horn; make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.

Psalm 98:8 let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills be joyful together

Psalm 100:1 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth!

Psalm 105:43 He brought forth His people with joy, and His chosen ones with gladness,

Psalm 126:5 Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Psalm 132:9 Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let Your godly ones shout for joy.

Psalm 132:16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation, and her godly ones shall shout for joy.

Psalm 149:2 Let Israel rejoice in its Maker; let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

Psalm 149:5 Let the godly ones be joyful in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds.

Proverbs 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of those who imagine evil, but to the counselors of peace is joy.

Proverbs 15:23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!

Ecclesiastes 2:26 For to a man who is pleasing before Him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting to give him who is pleasing before God. Also this is vanity and chasing the wind.

Ecclesiastes 5:20 For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.

Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy you shall draw water out of the wells of salvation.

Isaiah 29:19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 35:6 Then the lame man shall leap as a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For in the wilderness waters shall break out and streams in the desert.

Isaiah 49:13 Sing, O heavens! And be joyful, O earth! And break forth into singing, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted His people and will have mercy on His afflicted.

Isaiah 51:3 For the Lord shall comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found in it, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

Isaiah 51:11 Therefore, the redeemed of the Lord shall return and come with singing to Zion, and everlasting joy shall be upon their head. They shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

Isaiah 52:8-9 Your watchmen lift up their voices; they sing joyfully together; for they shall see with their own eyes when the Lord brings Zion back. Break forth into joy, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem. For the Lord has comforted His people; He has redeemed Jerusalem.

Isaiah 55:12 For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Isaiah 61:2-3 to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to preserve those who mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Isaiah 65:18 But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for I create Jerusalem for rejoicing and her people for joy.

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found and I ate them. And Your word became to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart, for I am called by Your name, O Lord God of Hosts.

Jeremiah 31:12 Therefore they will come and sing in the height of Zion, and will be joyful over the goodness of the Lord, for wheat and for wine and for oil and for the young of the flock and of the herd; and their souls will be as a watered garden. And they will not sorrow any more at all.

Jeremiah 31:13 Then the virgin shall rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together; for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.

Jeremiah 33:9 It will be to Me a name of joy, praise, and honor before all the nations of the earth which shall hear of all the good that I do to them; and they will fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure for it.

Jeremiah 33:11 the voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who shall say, “Give thanks to the Lord of Hosts, for the Lord is good; for His mercy endures forever,” and of those who bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. For I will restore the fortunes of the land as at the first, says the Lord.

Zephaniah 3:14 O daughter of Zion! Shout, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem!

Here is a link to Bible Verses about Joy from the New Testament.


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