12 verses

Job 9:27

(NIV)
If I say, “I will forget my complaint,
I will change my expression, and smile,”
(ESV)
If I say ‘I will forget my complaint,
I will put off my sad face, and be of good cheer,’

Job 10:20

(NIV)
Are not my few days almost over?
Turn away from me so that I can have a moment’s joy
(ESV)
Are not my days few?
Then cease, and leave me alone that I may find a little cheer

Ps 39:13

(NIV)
Look away from me, that I may enjoy life again
before I depart and am no more.’
(ESV)
Look away from me, that I may smile again,
before I depart and am no more!”

Jer 8:18

(NIV)
You who are my Comforter in sorrow,
my heart is faint within me.
(ESV)
My joy is gone; grief is upon me;
my heart is sick within me.

Amos 5:9

(NIV)
With a blinding flash he destroys the stronghold
and brings the fortified city to ruin.
(ESV)
who makes destruction flash forth against the strong,
so that destruction comes upon the fortress.

Acts 24:10

(NIV)
When the governor motioned for him to speak, Paul replied: ‘I know that for a number of years you have been a judge over this nation; so I gladly make my defence.
(ESV)
And when the governor had nodded to him to speak, Paul replied:

Knowing that for many years you have been a judge over this nation, I cheerfully make my defense.

Acts 27:22

(NIV)
But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed.
(ESV)
Yet now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.

Acts 27:25

(NIV)
So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.
(ESV)
So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told.

Acts 27:36

(NIV)
They were all encouraged and ate some food themselves.
(ESV)
Then they all were encouraged and ate some food themselves.

Rom 12:8

(NIV)
if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

(ESV)
the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

2Cor 9:7

(NIV)
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
(ESV)
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Jas 5:13

(NIV)
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.
(ESV)
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
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