20 Inspiring Scripture Verses on Joy to Live By

  1. 1. James 1:2-3; Consider it pure joy my brothers and sisters whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
  2. 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.
  3. Isaiah 12:6; Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for the great is the holy one of Israel among you.
  4. Proverbs 15:23 A person finds joy and giving an apt reply – and how good is a timely word!
  5. John 16:22; So with you: now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.
  6. Psalm 30:5 For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor last to lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
  7. Romans 14:17: for the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
  8. Hebrews 12:2 fixing her eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and protector of faith. For the joy set before Him he endured the cross, squirting a shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
  9. Romans 12:12 be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
  10. Philippians 4:4 rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice!
  11. Psalm 118:24 the Lord has done at this very day let us rejoice today and be glad
  12. Psalm 94:19 when anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.
  13. Habakkuk 3:17–18 Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, Lily olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, so there are no sheep in the pan and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful and God my Savior
  14. John 15:11: I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy   may be complete.
  15. 1 Peter 1:8-9: Though you’ve not seen him you love him and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with them inexpressible and glorious joy; for you are receiving the end result of your faith the salvation of your soul.
  16. 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
  17. Psalm 98: 4-6: Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; make music to the Lordwith the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing, with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—shout for joy before the Lord, the King.
  18. John 16: 21-22: A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born, she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.
  19. Isaiah 9:3: You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest; as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder.
  20. Psalm 47:11Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.