Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, 23  meekness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
 
 
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Joy
 
God gives - Ecc_2:26; Psa_4:7; 
Ecc 2:26  For God gives wisdom, and knowledge, and joy to a man who is good in His sight. But to the sinner He gives labor, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him who is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit. 
Psa 4:7  You have put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their grain and their wine increased. 
 
Christ appointed to give - Isa_61:3; 
Isa 61:3  to appoint to those who mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the mantle of praise for the spirit of heaviness; so that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Jehovah, that He might be glorified. 
 
Is a fruit of the Spirit - Gal_5:22; 
Gal 5:22  But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, 
 
The gospel, good tidings of - Luk_2:10; Luk_2:11; 
Luk 2:10  And the angel said to them, Do not fear. For behold, I give to you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 
Luk 2:11  For to you is born today, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 
 
God's word affords - Neh_8:12; Jer_15:16; 
Neh 8:12  And all the people went to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great rejoicing, because they had understood the words which were declared to them. 
Jer 15:16  Your Words were found, and I ate them; and Your Word was to me the joy and gladness of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O Jehovah, the God of Hosts. 
 
The gospel to be received with - 1Th_1:6; 
1Th 1:6  And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, welcoming the Word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit, 
 
Promised to saints - Psa_132:16; Isa_35:10; Isa_55:12; Isa_56:7; 
Psa 132:16  I also will clothe her priests with salvation; and her saints shall shout aloud for joy. 
Isa 35:10  And the ransomed of Jehovah shall return and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy on their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. 
Isa 55:12  For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break out before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 
Isa 56:7  even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted on My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples, 
 
Prepared for saints - Psa_97:11; 
Psa 97:11  Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. 
 
Enjoined to saints - Psa_32:11; Phi_3:1; 
Psa 32:11  Be glad in Jehovah, and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.
Php 3:1  Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is indeed not grievous to me, but for you it is safe. 
 
Fulness of, in God's presence - Psa_16:11; 
Psa 16:11  You will make Me know the way of life; in Your presence is fullness of joys. At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. 
Vanity of seeking, from earthly things - Ecc_2:10; Ecc_2:11; Ecc_11:8; 
Ecc 2:10  And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them; I did not withhold my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labor, and this was my part of all my labor. 
Ecc 2:11  Then I looked on all the works that my hands had done, and on the labor that I had labored to do; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit; and there is no profit under the sun. 
Ecc 11:8  but if a man lives many years, and rejoices in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness, for they shall be many. All that comes is vanity. 
 
EXPERIENCED BY
 
Believers - Luk_24:52; Act_16:34; 
Luk 24:52  And worshiping Him, they returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 
Act 16:34  And bringing them up to the house, he set a table before them and rejoiced, believing in God with all his household. 
 
Peace-makers - Pro_12:20; 
Pro 12:20  Deceit is in the heart of those who imagine evil, but to counselors of peace there is joy. 
 
The just - Pro_21:15; 
Pro 21:15  It is joy to the just to do judgment, but ruin shall be to the workers of iniquity. 
 
The wise, and discreet - Pro_15:23; 
Pro 15:23  A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word in due season, how good it is! 
 
Parents of good children - Pro_23:24; 
Pro 23:24  The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice; and he who fathers a wise child shall have joy from him. 
 
Increased to the meek - Isa_29:19; 
Isa 29:19  And the meek shall increase joy in Jehovah, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. 
 
OF SAINTS IS
 
In God - Psa_89:16; Psa_149:2; Hab_3:18; Rom_5:11; 
Psa 89:16  In Your name they shall rejoice all the day; and in Your righteousness they shall be lifted up. 
Psa 149:2  Let Israel rejoice in his Maker; let the sons of Zion be joyful in their King. 
Hab 3:18  yet I will rejoice in Jehovah, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 
Rom 5:11  And not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the reconciliation. 
 
In Christ - Luk_1:47; Phi_3:3; 
Luk 1:47  and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. 
Php 3:3  For we are the circumcision who worship God in the spirit and rejoice in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh; 
 
In the Holy Spirit - Rom_14:17; 
Rom 14:17  for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 
 
For election - Luk_10:20; 
Luk 10:20  Yet do not rejoice in this, that the evil spirits are subject to you, rather rejoice because your names are written in Heaven. 
 
For salvation - Psa_21:1; Isa_61:10; 
Psa 21:1  To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The king shall rejoice in Your strength, O Jehovah; and in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! 
Isa 61:10  I will greatly rejoice in Jehovah, my soul will be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the robes of salvation, He covered me with the robe of righteousness like a bridegroom adorns himself with ornaments, and like a bride adorns herself with her jewels. 
 
For deliverance from bondage - Psa_105:43; Jer_31:10-13; 
Psa 105:43  And He brought forth His people with joy, and His chosen with gladness, 
Jer 31:10  Hear the Word of Jehovah, O nations, and declare it in the coastlands afar off. And say, He who scattered Israel will gather him and keep him, as a shepherd keeps his flock. 11  For Jehovah has redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of the one stronger than he. 12  Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of Jehovah, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the sons of the flock and the herd. And their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not pine away any more at all. 13  Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together; for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them and make them rejoice from their affliction. 
 
For manifestation of goodness - 2Ch_7:10; 
2Ch 7:10  And on the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that Jehovah had shown to David, and to Solomon, and to Israel His people. 
 
For temporal blessings - Joe_2:23; Joe_2:24; 
Joe 2:23  Be glad then, sons of Zion, and rejoice in Jehovah your God. For He has given you the former rain according to righteousness, and He will cause the rain to come down for you, the former rain and the latter rain in the first month. 
Joe 2:24  And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. 
 
For supplies of grace - Isa_12:3; 
 Isa 12:3  And with joy you shall draw water out of the wells of salvation. 
 
For divine protection - Psa_5:11; Psa_16:8; Psa_16:9; 
Psa 5:11  But let all who put their trust in You rejoice; let them always shout for joy, because You defend them. And let those who love Your name be joyful in You. 
Psa 16:8  I have set Jehovah always before Me; because He is at My right hand, I shall not be moved. 
Psa 16:9  Therefore My heart is glad, and My glory rejoices; My flesh also shall rest in hope; 
 
For divine support - Psa_28:7; Psa_63:7; 
Psa 28:7  Jehovah is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices; and with my song I will praise Him. 
Psa 63:7  Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. 
 
For the victory of Christ - Joh_16:33; 
Joh 16:33  I have spoken these things to you so that you might have peace in Me. In the world you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world. 
For the hope of glory - Rom_5:2; 
Rom 5:2  Through Him we also have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice on the hope of the glory of God. 
 
For the success of the gospel - Act_15:3; 
Act 15:3  And indeed being set forward by the church, they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the nations. And they caused great joy to all the brothers. 
 
OF SAINTS SHOULD BE
 
Great - Zec_9:9; Act_8:8; 
Zec 9:9  Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem; behold, your King comes to you. He is righteous and victorious, meek and riding on an ass, even on a colt, the son of an ass. 
Act 8:8  And there was great joy in that city. 
 
Abundant - 2Co_8:2; 
2Co 8:2  that in much testing of trouble, the overflowing of their joy, and the depth of their poverty, abounded to the riches of their generosity. 
 
Exceeding - Psa_21:6; Psa_68:3; 
Psa 21:6  For You have made him most blessed forever; You have rejoiced him in the gladness in Your holy face. 
Psa 68:3  But the righteous are glad; they rejoice before God. Yes, let them exceedingly rejoice. 
 
Animated - Psa_32:11; Luk_6:23; 
Psa 32:11  Be glad in Jehovah, and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for joy, all you upright in heart. 
Luk 6:23  Rejoice in that day and leap for joy. For behold, your reward is great in Heaven. For so their fathers did according to these things to the prophets. 
 
Unspeakable - 1Pe_1:8; 
1Pe 1:8  whom having not seen, you love; in whom not yet seeing, but believing in Him you exult with unspeakable joy, and having been glorified, 
 
Full of glory - 1Pe_1:8; 
1Pe 1:8  whom having not seen, you love; in whom not yet seeing, but believing in Him you exult with unspeakable joy, and having been glorified, 
 
Constant - 2Co_6:10; Phi_4:4; 
2Co 6:10  as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing all things. 
Php 4:4  Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, Rejoice! 
 
For evermore - 1Th_5:16; 
1Th 5:16  Rejoice evermore. 
 
With awe - Psa_2:11; 
Psa 2:11  Serve Jehovah with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 
 
In hope - Rom_12:12; 
Rom 12:12  rejoicing in hope, patient in affliction, steadfastly continuing in prayer, 
 
In sorrow - 2Co_6:10; 
2Co 6:10  as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing all things. 
 
Under trials - Jam_1:2; 1Pe_1:6; 
Jas 1:2  My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into different kinds of temptations, 
1Pe 1:6  in which you greatly rejoice, yet a little while, if need be, grieving in manifold temptations; 
 
Under persecutions - Mat_5:11; Mat_5:12; Luk_6:22; Luk_6:23; Heb_10:34; 
Mat 5:11  Blessed are you when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for My sake. 
Mat 5:12  Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for your reward in Heaven is great. For so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. 
Luk 6:22  Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall cut you off, and when they shall reproach you and shall cast out your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man. 
Luk 6:23  Rejoice in that day and leap for joy. For behold, your reward is great in Heaven. For so their fathers did according to these things to the prophets. 
Heb 10:34  For you both sympathized with my bonds and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that you have in Heaven a better and an enduring substance. 
 
Under calamities - Hab_3:17; Hab_3:18; 
Hab 3:17  Though the fig tree shall not blossom, and fruit is not on the vines; the labor of the olive fails, and the fields yield no food. The flock is cut off from the fold, and no herd is in the stalls; 
Hab 3:18  yet I will rejoice in Jehovah, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 
 
Expressed in hymns - Eph_5:19; Jam_5:13; 
Eph 5:19  speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 
Jas 5:13  Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing psalms. 
 
Afflictions of saints succeeded by - Psa_30:5; Psa_126:5; Isa_35:10; Joh_16:20; 
Psa 30:5  For His anger is only a moment; in His favor is life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. 
Psa 126:5  Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. 
Isa 35:10  And the ransomed of Jehovah shall return and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy on their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. 
Joh 16:20  Truly, truly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. And you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. 
 
Pray for restoration of - Psa_51:8; Psa_51:12; Psa_85:6; 
Psa 51:8  Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which You have broken may rejoice. 
Psa 51:12  Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. 
Psa 85:6  Will You not give us life again, so that Your people may rejoice in You? 
 
Promote, in the afflicted - Job_29:13; 
Job 29:13  The blessing of the perishing came on me; and I caused the widow's heart to sing. 
 
OF SAINTS, MADE FULL BY
 
The favour of God - Act_2:28; 
Act 2:28  You revealed to Me the ways of life. You will fill Me with joy with Your countenance." 
 
Faith in Christ - Rom_15:13; 
Rom 15:13  And may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. 
 
Abiding in Christ - Joh_15:10; Joh_15:11; 
Joh 15:10  If you keep My commandments, you shall abide in My love, even as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. 
Joh 15:11  I have spoken these things to you so that My joy might remain in you and your joy might be full. 
 
The word of Christ - Joh_17:13; 
Joh 17:13  And now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world that they might have My joy fulfilled in them. 
 
Answers to prayer - Joh_16:24; 
Joh 16:24  Before now you have asked nothing in My name; ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be full. 
 
Communion of saints - 2Ti_1:4; 1Jo_1:3; 1Jo_1:4; 2Jo_1:12; 
2Ti 1:4  greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, so that I may be filled with joy, 
1Jn 1:3  that which we have seen and heard we declare unto you, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 
1Jn 1:4  And we write these things to you so that your joy may be full. 
2Jn 1:12  Having many things to write to you, I do not want to say with paper and ink. But I trust to come to you and speak face to face, so that our joy may be full. 
 
Saints should afford, to their ministers - Phi_2:2; Phm_1:20; 
Php 2:2  then fulfill my joy, that you may be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord and of one mind. 
Phm 1:20  Yes, brother, that I may have your help in the Lord, refresh my heart in the Lord. 
 
MINISTERS SHOULD
 
Esteem their people as their- Phi_4:1; 1Th_2:20; 
Php 4:1  Therefore, my brothers, ones loved and longed for, my joy and crown, stand fast in this way in the Lord, beloved ones. 
1Th 2:20  For you are our glory and joy. 
 
Promote, in their people - 2Co_1:24; Phi_1:25; 
2Co 1:24  Not that we have dominion over your faith, but we are helpers of your joy; for by faith you stand. 
 
Php 1:25  And having this confidence, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all, for your advancement and joy of faith, 
 
 
Pray for, for their people - Rom_15:13; 
Rom 15:13  And may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. 
 
Have, in the faith and holiness of their people - 2Co_7:4; 1Th_3:9; 3Jo_1:4; 
2Co 7:4  My boldness of speech is great toward you; my glorying on your behalf is much. I have been filled with comfort, I am overflowing with joy on all our trouble. 
1Th 3:9  For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sakes before our God, 
3Jn 1:4  I have no greater joy than these things, to hear that my children walk in the truth. 
 
Come to their people with - Rom_15:32; 
Rom 15:32  so that I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may be refreshed with you. 
 
Finish their course with - Act_20:24; 
Act 20:24  But none of these things move me, neither do I count my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus Christ, to testify fully the gospel of the grace of God. 
 
Desire to render an account with - Phi_2:16; Heb_13:17; 
Php 2:16  holding forth the Word of Life, so that I may rejoice with you in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain nor labored in vain. 
Heb 13:17  Yield to those leading you, and be submissive, for they watch for your souls, as those who must give account, that they may do it with joy and not with grief; for that is unprofitable for you. 
 
Serve God with - Psa_100:2; 
Psa 100:2  Worship Jehovah with gladness; come before His presence with singing. 
 
Liberality in God's service should cause - 1Ch_29:9; 1Ch_29:17; 
1Ch 29:9  And the people rejoiced, because they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to Jehovah. And David the king also rejoiced with great joy. 
1Ch 29:17  I know also, my God, that You try the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. I, in the uprightness of my heart, have willingly offered all these things. And now I have seen with joy Your people who are present here to offer willingly to You. 
 
Is strengthening to saints - Neh_8:10; 
Neh 8:10  Then he said to them, Go eat the fat and drink the sweet, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared. For this day is holy to our LORD. And do not be sorry, for the joy of Jehovah is your strength. 
 
Saints should engage in all religious services with - Ezr_6:22; Psa_42:4; 
Ezr 6:22  And they kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with joy. For Jehovah had made them joyful, and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria to them, to make their hands strong in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel. 
Psa 42:4  When I remember these things, I pour out my soul on me; for I had gone with the multitude; I went with them to the house of God with the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping the feast. 
 
Saints should have, in all their undertakings - Deu_12:18; 
Deu 12:18  But you must eat them before Jehovah your God in the place which Jehovah your God shall choose; you, and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your maidservant, and the Levite within your gates. And you shall rejoice before Jehovah your God in all that you put your hand to. 
 
Saints shall be presented to God with exceeding - 1Pe_4:13; Jud_1:24; 
1Pe 4:13  but rejoice according as you are partakers of Christ's suffering, so that when His glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy. 
Jud 1:24  Now to Him being able to keep you without stumbling, and to set you before His glory without blemish, with unspeakable joy; 
 
The coming of Christ will afford to saints, exceeding - 1Pe_4:13; 
1Pe 4:13  but rejoice according as you are partakers of Christ's suffering, so that when His glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy. 
 
Shall be the final reward of saints at the judgment day - Mat_25:21; 
Mat 25:21  His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful over a few things; I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord. 
 
OF THE WICKED
 
Is derived from earthly pleasures - Ecc_2:10; Ecc_11:9; 
Ecc 2:10  And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them; I did not withhold my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labor, and this was my part of all my labor. 
Ecc 11:9  Rejoice, in your youth, young man; and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes; but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment. 
 
Is derived from folly - Pro_15:21; 
Pro 15:21  Folly is joy to him who is without any wisdom, but a man of understanding walks uprightly. 
 
Is delusive - Pro_14:13; 
Pro 14:13  Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of that joy is heaviness. 
 
Is short-lived - Job_20:5; Ecc_7:6; 
Job 20:5  that the exulting of the wicked is short, and the joy of the ungodly is for a moment? 
Ecc 7:6  For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool; this also is vanity. 
 
Should be turned into mourning - Jam_4:9; 
Jas 4:9  Be afflicted, and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to heaviness. 
 
Shall be taken away - Isa_16:10; 
Isa 16:10  And gladness and joy are gathered out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there is no singing and no shouting. The treader shall tread out no wine in the presses; I have made their shouting to cease. 
 
Holy-Illustrated - Isa_9:3; Mat_13:44; 
Isa 9:3  You have multiplied the nation. You have not increased the joy. They rejoice before You according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. 
Mat 13:44  Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which when a man has found it, he hides it, and for the joy of it goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field. 
 
Holy-Exemplified
 
Hannah - 1Sa_2:1; 
1Sa 2:1  And Hannah prayed and said, My heart rejoices in Jehovah, my horn is exalted in Jehovah. My mouth is enlarged over my enemies because I rejoice in Your salvation. 
 
David - 1Ch_29:9; 
1Ch 29:9  And the people rejoiced, because they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to Jehovah. And David the king also rejoiced with great joy. 
 
Wise men - Mat_2:10; 
Mat 2:10  And seeing the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. 
 
The Virgin Mary - Luk_1:47; 
Luk 1:47  and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. 
 
Zacchaeus - Luk_19:6; 
Luk 19:6  And hurrying he came down, and received Him joyfully. 
 
Converts - Act_2:46; Act_13:52; 
Act 2:46  And continuing with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they shared food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 
Act 13:52  And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
 
Peter, &c - Act_5:41; 
Act 5:41  Then indeed they departed from the presence of the sanhedrin, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be shamed for His name. 

Samaritans - Act_8:8; 
Act 8:8  And there was great joy in that city. 
 
Jailor - Act_16:34; 
Act 16:34  And bringing them up to the house, he set a table before them and rejoiced, believing in God with all his household.