Happiness (Verses About)


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Below, you will find 25 verses from the Bible that speak about happiness.  Please note: while there is a difference, the use of the word “joy” is similar to happiness.


“Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” – Psalm 37:4 (ESV)


“Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding.” – Proverbs 3:13 (ESV)


Happy are the people whose God is the LORD!” – Psalm 144:15b (NLT)


“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22 (ESV)


“May all who are godly be happy.” – Psalm 97:12a (NLT)


“Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, LORD.” – Psalm 89:15 (NLT)


“For the LORD delights in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.” – Psalm 149:4 (NLT)


“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires; the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!” – Matthew 5:10 (GNT)


“Happy are those whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned.” – Psalm 32:1 (GNT)


“A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!” – Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)


“Happy is the person who finds wisdom and gains understanding.” – Proverbs 3:13 (NLT)


“The commandments of the LORD are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are clear, giving insight for living.” – Psalm 19:8 (NLT)


“But the godly will be happy; they will be forever joyful.” – Psalm 68:3 (NLT)


“Happy are those who are merciful to others; God will be merciful to them!” – Matthew 5:7 (GNT)


“For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 14:17 (NLT)


“Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the LORD will be joyful.” – Proverbs 16:20 (NLT)


“The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.” – Psalm 28:7 (NLT)


“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while.” – 1 Peter 1:6 (NLT)


“The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.” – Proverbs 10:28 (NIV)


“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.” – 1 Peter 1:8 (NIV)


“But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy.” – Psalm 5:11 (NLT)


“The humble will see their God at work and be glad. Let all who seek God’s help be encouraged.” – Psalm 69:32 (NLT)


“But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the LORD their God.” – Psalm 146:5 (NLT)


“Always be joyful.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16 (NLT)


“Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.” – Isaiah 49:13 (NIV)


These verses from the Bible emphasize the importance of finding happiness in God, wisdom, righteousness, and trusting in His promises.