Joy, Gladness, Rejoicing, Exulting

“I have spoken these things to you that My joy may abide in you, and your joy may be full” (John 15:11).

“Truly, truly, I say to you that you will weep and will lament, but the world will rejoice. And you will be grieved, but your grief will become joy. The woman has grief when she bears, because her hour came, but when she brings forth the child, she no longer remembers the distress, because of the joy that a man was born into the world. And you, then, truly have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one takes your joy from you. And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to you, Whatever you shall ask the Father in My name, He will give you. Until now you asked nothing in My name; ask, and you will receive, so that your joy may be full” (John 16:20-24).


“And continuing steadfastly with one mind day by day in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they shared food in gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the assembly, the [ones] being saved from day to day” (Acts 2:46-47).


“Then they indeed departed from [the] presence of the sanhedrin, rejoicing that they were deemed worthy to be dishonored on behalf of His name” (Acts 5:41).


“And hearing, the nations rejoiced and glorified the Word of the Lord. And as many as were appointed to eternal life believed. And the Word of the Lord was borne through all the country. But the Jews excited the devout and honorable women, and the chief ones of the city, and raised up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and threw them out from their borders. But these shaking off the dust of their feet on them, they came into Iconium. And the disciples were filled with joy and [the] Holy Spirit” (Acts 13:48).


“And why [is] this to me that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For behold, as the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped in exultation. And blessed [is] she believing, because there will be a completion to the things spoken to her from [the] Lord. And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit exulted in God My Savior” (Luke 1:43-47).


“For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in [the] Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17).


“For your obedience reached to all; therefore, I rejoice over you. But I desire you to be truly wise [as] to good, but simple toward evil. And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you. Amen” (Romans 16:19-20).


“And I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas, and of Fortunatus and Achaicus, because these supplied your lack. For they refreshed my spirit and yours. [So] then recognize such ones” (1 Corinthians 16:17-18).


“as grieved, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet enriching many; as having nothing, yet possessing all things” (2 Corinthians 6:10).


“I thank my God on all the remembrance of you, always in my every prayer on your behalf making [my] prayer with joy over your fellowship in the gospel, from [the] first day until now, being persuaded of this very thing, that the [One] having begun a good work in you will finish [it] until [the] day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:3-6).


“But if indeed I am poured out on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice; yea, I rejoice with you all” (Philippians 2:17).


“being empowered with all power according to the might of His glory, to all patience and long-suffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has made us fit for a share of the inheritance of the saints in light, who delivered us out of the authority of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the remission of sins” (Colossians 1:11-14).


“And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, welcoming the Word in much affliction with joy of [the] Holy Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 1:6).


“For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of glorying? [Are] not even you, before our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?” (1 Thessalonians 2:19)


“And again, when He brought the First-born into the world, He said, And let all [the] angels of God worship Him. And as to the angels, He said, Who makes His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire; but as to the Son, Your throne, [O] God, [is] forever and ever, A scepter of uprightness [is] the scepter of Your kingdom; You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; because of this God, Your God, has anointed You [with] the oil of gladness beside Your fellows. And, You, Lord, at [the] beginning founded the earth, and the heavens are works of Your hands. They will vanish away, but You will continue; and [they] will all become old, like a garment, and You shall fold them up like a covering, and [they] shall be changed. But You are the same, and Your years shall not fail” (Hebrews 1:6-12).


“for also with my bonds ye sympathised, and the robbery of your goods with joy ye did receive, knowing that ye have in yourselves a better substance in the heavens, and an enduring one” (Hebrews 10:34).


“My brothers count [it] all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the proving of your faith works patience. But let patience have its perfective work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” (James 1:2-4).


“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to [the] elect sojourners of [the] dispersion of Pontus, of Galatia, of Cappadocia, of Asia, and of Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of [the] Spirit to obedience and sprinkling of [the] blood of Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied to you. Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, He according to His great mercy having regenerated us to a living hope through [the] resurrection of Jesus Christ from [the] dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and unfading, having been kept in Heaven for you [the ones] in [the] power of God being guarded through faith to a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time; in which you exult; yet a little [while], if need be, grieving in manifold trials, so that the proving of your faith, much more precious than perishing gold, but having been proved through fire, may be found to praise and honor and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ; whom having not seen, you love; in whom not yet seeing, but believing, you exult with joy unspeakable and being glorified, obtaining the end of your faith, the salvation of [your] souls” (1 Peter 1:1-9).


“Beloved, do not be astonished at the fiery trial happening among you for your testing, as [if] a surprise [were] occurring to you; but according as you share the sufferings of Christ, rejoice; so that you may rejoice exultingly at the revelation of His glory” (1 Peter 4:12-13).


“I rejoiced greatly because I found your children walking in truth, as we received command from the Father” (2 John 1:4).


“Now to Him being able to keep you without stumbling, and to set you before His glory without blemish, with unspeakable joy; to the only wise God, our Savior, [be] glory and majesty and might and authority, even now and forever. Amen” (Jude 1:24-25).


“Let us rejoice and let us exult, and we will give glory to Him, because the marriage of the Lamb came, and His wife prepared herself” (Revelation 19:7).