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1 Chronicles 16:27
Splendor and majesty are before Him;
  strength and joy in His dwelling place.

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."


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 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 21:6
Surely You have granted him eternal blessings
  and made him glad with the joy of Your presence.

Psalm 30:5
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for 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;
  And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

Psalm 33:3
Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

Psalm 35:9
And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD;
  It shall rejoice in His salvation.

Psalm 35:27
Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor My righteous cause;
  And let them say continually, “Let the LORD be magnified,
  Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”

Psalm 51:12
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
  and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Psalm 65:8
Those living far away fear Your wonders;
  where morning dawns and evening fades
  You call forth songs of joy.

Psalm 65:13 
The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain;
  they shout for joy and sing.
Psalm 66:1 
For the director of music. A song. A psalm. 
Shout with joy to God, all the earth!
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 92:4 
For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD;
  I sing for joy at the works of Your hands.
Psalm 94:19 
When anxiety was great within me, Your comfort brought joy to my soul.

Psalm 97:11 
Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
Psalm 98:4 
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music;
Psalm 98:6 
with trumpets and the blast of the ram's horn
  — shout for joy before the LORD, the King.
Psalm 98:8 
Let the rivers clap their hands,
  Let the mountains sing together for joy;
Psalm 100:1 & 2 
A psalm. For giving thanks.
 1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. 
 2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.
Psalm 105:43 
He brought out His people with rejoicing,
  His chosen ones with shouts of joy;
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 119:111 
Your statutes are my heritage forever;
  they are the joy of my heart.

Psalm 126:2, 3, 5 & 6
 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."
 3 The LORD has done great things for us,
     and we are filled with joy.
 5 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.
 6 He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow,
     will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.
Proverbs Proverbs 15:23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply — and how good is a timely word! Proverbs 15:30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. Isaiah 12:6 Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you."

Isaiah 35
Joy of the Redeemed
 1 The desert and the parched land will be glad;
       the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
       Like the crocus,
 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.

 3 Strengthen the feeble hands,
       steady the knees that give way;

 4 say to those with fearful hearts,
       "Be strong, do not fear;
       your God will come,
       He will come with vengeance;
       with divine retribution
       He will come to save you."

 5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened
       and the ears of the deaf unstopped.

 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.

 7 The burning sand will become a pool,
       the thirsty ground bubbling springs.
       In the haunts where jackals once lay,
       grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.

 8 And a highway will be there;
       it will be called the Way of Holiness.
       The unclean will not journey on it;
       it will be for those who walk in that Way;
       wicked fools will not go about on it.

 9 No lion will be there,
       nor will any ferocious beast get up on it;
       they will not be found there.
       But only the redeemed will walk there,

 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 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 51:1, 3, 7, 11, 12, 21-23
Everlasting Salvation for Zion
 1 "Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness
       and who seek the LORD :
       Look to the rock from which you were cut
       and to the quarry from which you were hewn;

 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.

7 "Hear me, you who know what is right,
       you people who have my law in your hearts:
       Do not fear the reproach of men
       or be terrified by their insults.

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.

 12 "I, even I, am He who comforts you.
       Who are you that you fear mortal men,
       the sons of men, who are but grass,

 21 Therefore hear this, you afflicted one,
       made drunk, but not with wine.

 22 This is what your Sovereign LORD says,
       your God, who defends his people:
       "See, I have taken out of your hand
       the cup that made you stagger;
       from that cup, the goblet of My wrath,
       you will never drink again.

 23 I will put it into the hands of your tormentors,
       who said to you,
       'Fall prostrate that we may walk over you.'
       And you made your back like the ground,
       like a street to be walked over."
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 52:9 Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the LORD has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem. 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 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 56:7 these {who bind themselves to the LORD} 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 58:6-14
6 "Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: 
       to loose the chains of injustice 
       and untie the cords of the yoke, 
       to set the oppressed free 
       and break every yoke? 
 7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry 
       and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— 
       when you see the naked, to clothe him, 
       and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? 
 8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, 
       and your healing will quickly appear; 
       then your righteousness will go before you, 
       and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. 
 9 Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; 
       you will cry for help, and He will say: Here am I. 
       "If you do away with the yoke of oppression, 
       with the pointing finger and malicious talk, 
 10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry 
       and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, 
       then your light will rise in the darkness, 
       and your night will become like the noonday. 
 11 The LORD will guide you always; 
       He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land 
       and will strengthen your frame. 
      You will be like a well-watered garden, 
       like a spring whose waters never fail. 
 12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins 
       and will raise up the age-old foundations; 
       you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, 
       Restorer of Streets with Dwellings. 
 13 "If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath 
       and from doing as you please on My holy day, 
       if you call the Sabbath a delight 
       and the LORD's holy day honorable, 
       and if you honor it by not going your own way 
       and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, 
 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 60:4 & 5
4 "Lift up your eyes and look about you: 
       All assemble and come to you; 
       your sons come from afar, 
       and your daughters are carried on the arm. 
 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 "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 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. 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 31:7 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 31:12
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 31:13
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 33:9-11
 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.' 
 10 "This is what the LORD says: You say about this place,
      ‘It is a desolate waste, without men or animals.’
      Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted,
       inhabited by neither men nor animals, there will be heard once more
 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.”

John 15:10-12 
10 If you obey my commands, you will remain in My love,
    just as I have obeyed My Father's commands and remain in His love. 
 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you
    and that your joy may be complete. 
 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
Acts 2:28 You have made known to me the paths of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence. Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 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. 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. 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—