Bible Verses about Happiness

What does the Bible say about Happiness? - Joyful Scriptures

The Bible tells us "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice" in Philippians 4:4. We are repeatedly encouraged to rejoice in the Lord throughout the Word of God, to joyfully give thanks for the blessing of God's grace and mercy. Scripture reminds us that true happiness comes from our faith and love for God, saying "Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart" in Psalm 37:4. The happiness of this world is fleetly and superficial compared to the joy of everlasting life by faith in Jesus Christ. May these Bible verses remind you of the grand spiritual happiness in seeking the Kingdom of God.

Discover the best Bible verses about happiness in this collection of scripture quotes.

Psalm 37:3-4 NIV

3 Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

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Proverbs 17:22 NIV

22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

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Proverbs 15:13 NIV

13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.

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Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 NIV

12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil-this is the gift of God.

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Philippians 4:4 NIV

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

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Isaiah 12:2-3 NIV

2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation." 3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

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Proverbs 14:13 NIV

13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and rejoicing may end in grief.

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Proverbs 3:13-18 NIV

13 Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, 14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. 16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. 17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.

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Philippians 4:7 NIV

7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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1 Peter 3:14 NIV

14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear their threats ; do not be frightened."

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2 Corinthians 12:10 NIV

10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

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Job 5:17-27 NIV

17 "Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. 18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal. 19 From six calamities he will rescue you; in seven no harm will touch you. 20 In famine he will deliver you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword. 21 You will be protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes. 22 You will laugh at destruction and famine, and need not fear the wild animals. 23 For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you. 24 You will know that your tent is secure; you will take stock of your property and find nothing missing. 25 You will know that your children will be many, and your descendants like the grass of the earth. 26 You will come to the grave in full vigor, like sheaves gathered in season. 27 "We have examined this, and it is true. So hear it and apply it to yourself."

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Matthew 5:8 NIV

8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

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1 Peter 4:12-13 NIV

12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

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Proverbs 16:20 NIV

20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.

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Romans 5:2 NIV

2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

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Psalm 40:8 NIV

8 I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart."

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Psalm 16:11 NIV

11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

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Hebrews 11:1 NIV

1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

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Ecclesiastes 7:14-15 NIV

14 When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future. 15 In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these: the righteous perishing in their righteousness, and the wicked living long in their wickedness.

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