35 Scriptures on Happiness (ESV)

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  1. Deuteronomy 24:5 - ""When a man is newly married,..."
  2. Genesis 30:13 - "And Leah said, "Happy am I!..."
  3. Genesis 34:19 - "And the young man did not..."
  4. Psalm 113:9 - "He gives the barren woman a..."
  5. 1 Kings 10:8 - "Happy are your men! Happy are..."
  6. Proverbs 23:24 - "The father of the righteous will..."
  7. 1 Kings 4:20 - "Judah and Israel were as many..."
  8. 2 Corinthians 7:13 - "Therefore we are comforted.And besides our..."
  9. Luke 1:14 - "And you will have joy and..."
  10. Deuteronomy 20:6 - "And is there any man who..."
  11. 1 Timothy 6:17 - "As for the rich in this..."
  12. Psalm 127:3-5 - "Behold, children are a heritage from..."
  13. Luke 12:19 - "And I will say to my..."
  14. Jonah 4:6 - "Now the LORD God appointed a..."
  15. Psalm 21:6 - "For you make him most blessed..."
  16. Psalm 16:11 - "You make known to me the..."
  17. Psalm 43:4 - "Then I will go to the..."
  18. 1 Thessalonians 3:9 - "For what thanksgiving can we return..."
  19. Jeremiah 15:16 - "Your words were found, and I..."
  20. Romans 7:22 - "For I delight in the law..."
  21. Genesis 21:6 - "And Sarah said, "God has made..."
  22. Psalm 16:6 - "The lines have fallen for me..."
  23. Acts 11:23 - "When he came and saw the..."
  24. 1 Kings 8:66 - "On the eighth day he sent..."
  25. Psalm 92:4 - "For you, O LORD, have made..."
  26. Psalm 111:2 - "Great are the works of the..."
  27. Isaiah 61:10 - "I will greatly rejoice in the..."
  28. Acts 13:48 - "And when the Gentiles heard this,..."
  29. Deuteronomy 30:9-10 - "The LORD your God will make..."
  30. Matthew 5:3-10 - ""Blessed are the poor in spirit,..."
  31. Jeremiah 9:24 - "but let him who boasts boast..."
  32. Matthew 25:21 - "His master said to him, 'Well..."
  33. Psalm 34:8 - "Oh, taste and see that the..."
  34. Revelation 22:14 - "Blessed are those who wash their..."
  35. 1 Peter 4:14 - "If you are insulted for the..."

1. Deuteronomy 24:5

5 "When a man is newly married, he shall not go out with the army or be liable for any other public duty. He shall be free at home one year to be happy with his wife whom he has taken.

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2. Genesis 30:13

13 And Leah said, "Happy am I! For women have called me happy." So she called his name Asher.

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3. Genesis 34:19

19 And the young man did not delay to do the thing, because he delighted in Jacob's daughter. Now he was the most honored of all his father's house.

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4. Psalm 113:9

9 He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD!

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5. 1 Kings 10:8

8 Happy are your men! Happy are your servants, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!

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6. Proverbs 23:24

24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

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7. 1 Kings 4:20

20 Judah and Israel were as many as the sand by the sea. They ate and drank and were happy.

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8. 2 Corinthians 7:13

13 Therefore we are comforted.And besides our own comfort, we rejoiced still more at the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all.

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9. Luke 1:14

14 And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,

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10. Deuteronomy 20:6

6 And is there any man who has planted a vineyard and has not enjoyed its fruit? Let him go back to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man enjoy its fruit.

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11. 1 Timothy 6:17

17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

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12. Psalm 127:3-5

3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. 5 Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

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13. Luke 12:19

19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.'

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14. Jonah 4:6

6 Now the LORD God appointed a plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort. So Jonah was exceedingly glad because of the plant.

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15. Psalm 21:6

6 For you make him most blessed forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence.

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16. Psalm 16:11

11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

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17. Psalm 43:4

4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

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18. 1 Thessalonians 3:9

9 For what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God,

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19. Jeremiah 15:16

16 Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O LORD, God of hosts.

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20. Romans 7:22

22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being,

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21. Genesis 21:6

6 And Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me."

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22. Psalm 16:6

6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

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23. Acts 11:23

23 When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose,

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24. 1 Kings 8:66

66 On the eighth day he sent the people away, and they blessed the king and went to their homes joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had shown to David his servant and to Israel his people.

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25. Psalm 92:4

4 For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.

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26. Psalm 111:2

2 Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them.

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27. Isaiah 61:10

10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

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28. Acts 13:48

48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.

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29. Deuteronomy 30:9-10

9 The LORD your God will make you abundantly prosperous in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your womb and in the fruit of your cattle and in the fruit of your ground. For the LORD will again take delight in prospering you, as he took delight in your fathers, 10 when you obey the voice of the LORD your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes that are written in this Book of the Law, when you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

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30. Matthew 5:3-10

3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5 "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. 8 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10 "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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31. Jeremiah 9:24

24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD."

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32. Matthew 25:21

21 His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.'

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33. Psalm 34:8

8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

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34. Revelation 22:14

14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.

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35. 1 Peter 4:14

14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 113:9
  2. Psalm 127:3-5
  3. Psalm 21:6
  4. Psalm 16:11
  5. Psalm 43:4
  6. Psalm 16:6
  7. Psalm 92:4
  8. Psalm 111:2
  9. Psalm 34:8
  10. Genesis 21:6
  11. Genesis 30:13
  12. Genesis 34:19
  13. Deuteronomy 20:6
  14. Deuteronomy 24:5
  15. Deuteronomy 30:9-10
  16. 1 Kings 4:20
  17. 1 Kings 8:66
  18. 1 Kings 10:8
  19. Proverbs 23:24
  20. Isaiah 61:10
  21. Jeremiah 9:24
  22. Jeremiah 15:16
  23. Jonah 4:6
  24. Matthew 5:3-10
  25. Matthew 25:21
  26. Luke 1:14
  27. Luke 12:19
  28. Acts 11:23
  29. Acts 13:48
  30. Romans 7:22
  31. 2 Corinthians 7:13
  32. 1 Thessalonians 3:9
  33. 1 Timothy 6:17
  34. 1 Peter 4:14
  35. Revelation 22:14

Psalm 113:9

9 He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD!

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Psalm 127:3-5

3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. 5 Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

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Psalm 21:6

6 For you make him most blessed forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence.

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Psalm 16:11

11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

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Psalm 43:4

4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

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Psalm 16:6

6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

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Psalm 92:4

4 For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.

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Psalm 111:2

2 Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them.

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Psalm 34:8

8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

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Genesis 21:6

6 And Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me."

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Genesis 30:13

13 And Leah said, "Happy am I! For women have called me happy." So she called his name Asher.

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Genesis 34:19

19 And the young man did not delay to do the thing, because he delighted in Jacob's daughter. Now he was the most honored of all his father's house.

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Deuteronomy 20:6

6 And is there any man who has planted a vineyard and has not enjoyed its fruit? Let him go back to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man enjoy its fruit.

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Deuteronomy 24:5

5 "When a man is newly married, he shall not go out with the army or be liable for any other public duty. He shall be free at home one year to be happy with his wife whom he has taken.

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Deuteronomy 30:9-10

9 The LORD your God will make you abundantly prosperous in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your womb and in the fruit of your cattle and in the fruit of your ground. For the LORD will again take delight in prospering you, as he took delight in your fathers, 10 when you obey the voice of the LORD your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes that are written in this Book of the Law, when you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

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1 Kings 4:20

20 Judah and Israel were as many as the sand by the sea. They ate and drank and were happy.

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1 Kings 8:66

66 On the eighth day he sent the people away, and they blessed the king and went to their homes joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had shown to David his servant and to Israel his people.

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1 Kings 10:8

8 Happy are your men! Happy are your servants, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!

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Proverbs 23:24

24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

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Isaiah 61:10

10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

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Jeremiah 9:24

24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD."

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Jeremiah 15:16

16 Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O LORD, God of hosts.

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Jonah 4:6

6 Now the LORD God appointed a plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort. So Jonah was exceedingly glad because of the plant.

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Matthew 5:3-10

3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5 "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. 8 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10 "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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Matthew 25:21

21 His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.'

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Luke 1:14

14 And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,

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Luke 12:19

19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.'

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Acts 11:23

23 When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose,

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Acts 13:48

48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.

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Romans 7:22

22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being,

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2 Corinthians 7:13

13 Therefore we are comforted.And besides our own comfort, we rejoiced still more at the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all.

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1 Thessalonians 3:9

9 For what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God,

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1 Timothy 6:17

17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

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1 Peter 4:14

14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.

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Revelation 22:14

14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.

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