Gen 31:27

(NIV)
Why did you run off secretly and deceive me? Why didn’t you tell me, so that I could send you away with joy and singing to the music of tambourines and harps?
(ESV)
Why did you flee secretly and trick me, and did not tell me, so that I might have sent you away with mirth and songs, with tambourine and lyre?

Exod 4:14

(NIV)
Then the  Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, ‘What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you.
(ESV)
Then the anger of the  Lord was kindled against Moses and he said, “Is there not Aaron, your brother, the Levite? I know that he can speak well. Behold, he is coming out to meet you, and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.

Exod 18:9

(NIV)
Jethro was delighted to hear about all the good things the  Lord had done for Israel in rescuing them from the hand of the Egyptians.
(ESV)
And Jethro rejoiced for all the good that the  Lord had done to Israel, in that he had delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians.

Lev 23:40

(NIV)
On the first day you are to take branches from luxuriant trees – from palms, willows and other leafy trees – and rejoice before the  Lord your God for seven days.
(ESV)
And you shall take on the first day the fruit of splendid trees, branches of palm trees and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the  Lord your God seven days.

Num 10:10

(NIV)
Also at your times of rejoicing – your appointed festivals and New Moon feasts – you are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, and they will be a memorial for you before your God. I am the  Lord your God.’

(ESV)
On the day of your gladness also, and at your appointed feasts and at the beginnings of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings. They shall be a reminder of you before your God: I am the  Lord your God.”

Deut 12:7

(NIV)
There, in the presence of the  Lord your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the  Lord your God has blessed you.

(ESV)
And there you shall eat before the  Lord your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your households, in all that you undertake, in which the  Lord your God has blessed you.

Deut 12:12

(NIV)
And there rejoice before the  Lord your God – you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites from your towns who have no land allotted to them or any inheritance of their own.
(ESV)
And you shall rejoice before the  Lord your God, you and your sons and your daughters, your male servants and your female servants, and the Levite that is within your towns, since he has no portion or inheritance with you.

Deut 12:18

(NIV)
Instead, you are to eat them in the presence of the  Lord your God at the place the  Lord your God will choose – you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites from your towns – and you are to rejoice before the  Lord your God in everything you put your hand to.
(ESV)
but you shall eat them before the  Lord your God in the place that the  Lord your God will choose, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, and the Levite who is within your towns. And you shall rejoice before the  Lord your God in all that you undertake.

Deut 14:26

(NIV)
Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink, or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the  Lord your God and rejoice.
(ESV)
and spend the money for whatever you desireoxen or sheep or wine or strong drink, whatever your appetite craves. And you shall eat there before the  Lord your God and rejoice, you and your household.

Deut 16:11

(NIV)
And rejoice before the  Lord your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name – you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, the Levites in your towns, and the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows living among you.
(ESV)
And you shall rejoice before the  Lord your God, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, the Levite who is within your towns, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow who are among you, at the place that the  Lord your God will choose, to make his name dwell there.

Deut 16:14

(NIV)
Be joyful at your festival – you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites, the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns.
(ESV)
You shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, the Levite, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow who are within your towns.

Deut 24:5

(NIV)
If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.

(ESV)
“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.

Deut 26:11

(NIV)
Then you and the Levites and the foreigners residing among you shall rejoice in all the good things the  Lord your God has given to you and your household.

(ESV)
And you shall rejoice in all the good that the  Lord your God has given to you and to your house, you, and the Levite, and the sojourner who is among you.

Deut 27:7

(NIV)
Sacrifice fellowship offerings there, eating them and rejoicing in the presence of the  Lord your God.
(ESV)
and you shall sacrifice peace offerings and shall eat there, and you shall rejoice before the  Lord your God.

Deut 28:47

(NIV)
Because you did not serve the  Lord your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity,
(ESV)
Because you did not serve the  Lord your God with joyfulness and gladness of heart, because of the abundance of all things,

Deut 28:63

(NIV)
Just as it pleased the  Lord to make you prosper and increase in number, so it will please him to ruin and destroy you. You will be uprooted from the land you are entering to possess.

(ESV)
And as the  Lord took delight in doing you good and multiplying you, so the  Lord will take delight in bringing ruin upon you and destroying you. And you shall be plucked off the land that you are entering to take possession of it.

Deut 30:9

(NIV)
Then the  Lord your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The Lord will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your ancestors,
(ESV)
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,

Deut 33:18

(NIV)
About Zebulun he said:

‘Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out,
and you, Issachar, in your tents.
(ESV)
And of Zebulun he said,

Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out,
and Issachar, in your tents.

Judg 9:13

(NIV)
‘But the vine answered, “Should I give up my wine, which cheers both gods and humans, to hold sway over the trees?”

(ESV)
But the vine said to them, ‘Shall I leave my wine that cheers God and men and go hold sway over the trees?’

Judg 9:19

(NIV)
So have you acted honourably and in good faith towards Jerub-Baal and his family today? If you have, may Abimelek be your joy, and may you be his, too!
(ESV)
if you then have acted in good faith and integrity with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, then rejoice in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you.

Judg 16:23

(NIV)
Now the rulers of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to celebrate, saying, ‘Our god has delivered Samson, our enemy, into our hands.’

(ESV)
Now the lords of the Philistines gathered to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to rejoice, and they said, “Our god has given Samson our enemy into our hand.”

Judg 19:3

(NIV)
her husband went to her to persuade her to return. He had with him his servant and two donkeys. She took him into her parents’ home, and when her father saw him, he gladly welcomed him.
(ESV)
Then her husband arose and went after her, to speak kindly to her and bring her back. He had with him his servant and a couple of donkeys. And she brought him into her father’s house. And when the girl’s father saw him, he came with joy to meet him.

1Sam 2:1

(NIV)
Then Hannah prayed and said:

‘My heart rejoices in the  Lord;
in the  Lord my horn is lifted high.
My mouth boasts over my enemies,
for I delight in your deliverance.
(ESV)
And Hannah prayed and said,

“My heart exults in the  Lord;
my horn is exalted in the  Lord.
My mouth derides my enemies,
because I rejoice in your salvation.

1Sam 6:13

(NIV)
Now the people of Beth Shemesh were harvesting their wheat in the valley, and when they looked up and saw the ark, they rejoiced at the sight.
(ESV)
Now the people of Beth-shemesh were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley. And when they lifted up their eyes and saw the ark, they rejoiced to see it.

1Sam 11:9

(NIV)
They told the messengers who had come, ‘Say to the men of Jabesh Gilead, “By the time the sun is hot tomorrow, you will be rescued.”’ When the messengers went and reported this to the men of Jabesh, they were elated.
(ESV)
And they said to the messengers who had come, “Thus shall you say to the men of Jabesh-gilead: ‘Tomorrow, by the time the sun is hot, you shall have salvation.’” When the messengers came and told the men of Jabesh, they were glad.

1Sam 11:15

(NIV)
So all the people went to Gilgal and made Saul king in the presence of the  Lord. There they sacrificed fellowship offerings before the  Lord, and Saul and all the Israelites held a great celebration.

(ESV)
So all the people went to Gilgal, and there they made Saul king before the  Lord in Gilgal. There they sacrificed peace offerings before the  Lord, and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.

1Sam 18:6

(NIV)
When the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine, the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with joyful songs and with tambourines and lyres.
(ESV)
As they were coming home, when David returned from striking down the Philistine, the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with songs of joy, and with musical instruments.

1Sam 19:5

(NIV)
He took his life in his hands when he killed the Philistine. The  Lord won a great victory for all Israel, and you saw it and were glad. Why then would you do wrong to an innocent man like David by killing him for no reason?’

(ESV)
For he took his life in his hand and he struck down the Philistine, and the  Lord worked a great salvation for all Israel. You saw it, and rejoiced. Why then will you sin against innocent blood by killing David without cause?”

2Sam 1:20

(NIV)
‘Tell it not in Gath,
proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon,
lest the daughters of the Philistines be glad,
lest the daughters of the uncircumcised rejoice.
(ESV)
Tell it not in Gath,
publish it not in the streets of Ashkelon,
lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice,
lest the daughters of the uncircumcised exult.

2Sam 6:12

(NIV)
Now King David was told, ‘The  Lord has blessed the household of Obed-Edom and everything he has, because of the ark of God.’ So David went to bring up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with rejoicing.
(ESV)
And it was told King David, “The  Lord has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing.

1Kgs 1:40

(NIV)
And all the people went up after him, playing pipes and rejoicing greatly, so that the ground shook with the sound.

(ESV)
And all the people went up after him, playing on pipes, and rejoicing with great joy, so that the earth was split by their noise.

1Kgs 5:7

(NIV)
When Hiram heard Solomon’s message, he was greatly pleased and said, ‘Praise be to the  Lord today, for he has given David a wise son to rule over this great nation.’

(ESV)
As soon as Hiram heard the words of Solomon, he rejoiced greatly and said, “Blessed be the  Lord this day, who has given to David a wise son to be over this great people.”

2Kgs 11:20

(NIV)
All the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was calm, because Athaliah had been slain with the sword at the palace.

(ESV)
So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet after Athaliah had been put to death with the sword at the king’s house.

1Chr 12:40

(NIV)
Also, their neighbours from as far away as Issachar, Zebulun and Naphtali came bringing food on donkeys, camels, mules and oxen. There were plentiful supplies of flour, fig cakes, raisin cakes, wine, olive oil, cattle and sheep, for there was joy in Israel.

(ESV)
And also their relatives, from as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, came bringing food on donkeys and on camels and on mules and on oxen, abundant provisions of flour, cakes of figs, clusters of raisins, and wine and oil, oxen and sheep, for there was joy in Israel.

1Chr 15:16

(NIV)
David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their fellow Levites as musicians to make a joyful sound with musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals.

(ESV)
David also commanded the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their brothers as the singers who should play loudly on musical instruments, on harps and lyres and cymbals, to raise sounds of joy.

1Chr 15:25

(NIV)
So David and the elders of Israel and the commanders of units of a thousand went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the  Lord from the house of Obed-Edom, with rejoicing.
(ESV)
So David and the elders of Israel and the commanders of thousands went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the  Lord from the house of Obed-edom with rejoicing.

1Chr 16:10

(NIV)
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the  Lord rejoice.
(ESV)
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the  Lord rejoice!

1Chr 16:31

(NIV)
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let them say among the nations, ‘The  Lord reigns!’
(ESV)
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice,
and let them say among the nations “The  Lord reigns!”

1Chr 16:32

(NIV)
Let the sea resound, and all that is in it;
let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!
(ESV)
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
let the field exult, and everything in it!

1Chr 29:9

(NIV)
The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the  Lord. David the king also rejoiced greatly.

(ESV)
Then the people rejoiced because they had given willingly, for with a whole heart they had offered freely to the  Lord. David the king also rejoiced greatly.

1Chr 29:17

(NIV)
I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.
(ESV)
I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you.

1Chr 29:22

(NIV)
They ate and drank with great joy in the presence of the  Lord that day.

Then they acknowledged Solomon son of David as king a second time, anointing him before the  Lord to be ruler and Zadok to be priest.
(ESV)
And they ate and drank before the  Lord on that day with great gladness.

And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and they anointed him as prince for the  Lord, and Zadok as priest.

2Chr 6:41

(NIV)
‘Now arise,  Lord God, and come to your resting place,
you and the ark of your might.
May your priests,  Lord God, be clothed with salvation,
may your faithful people rejoice in your goodness.
(ESV)
“And now arise, O  Lord God, and go to your resting place,
you and the ark of your might.
Let your priests, O  Lord God, be clothed with salvation,
and let your saints rejoice in your goodness.

2Chr 15:15

(NIV)
All Judah rejoiced about the oath because they had sworn it wholeheartedly. They sought God eagerly, and he was found by them. So the  Lord gave them rest on every side.

(ESV)
And all Judah rejoiced over the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart and had sought him with their whole desire, and he was found by them, and the  Lord gave them rest all around.

2Chr 20:27

(NIV)
Then, led by Jehoshaphat, all the men of Judah and Jerusalem returned joyfully to Jerusalem, for the  Lord had given them cause to rejoice over their enemies.
(ESV)
Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat at their head, returning to Jerusalem with joy, for the  Lord had made them rejoice over their enemies.

2Chr 23:18

(NIV)
Then Jehoiada placed the oversight of the temple of the  Lord in the hands of the Levitical priests, to whom David had made assignments in the temple, to present the burnt offerings of the  Lord as written in the Law of Moses, with rejoicing and singing, as David had ordered.
(ESV)
And Jehoiada posted watchmen for the house of the  Lord under the direction of the Levitical priests and the Levites whom David had organized to be in charge of the house of the  Lord, to offer burnt offerings to the  Lord, as it is written in the Law of Moses, with rejoicing and with singing, according to the order of David.

2Chr 23:21

(NIV)
All the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was calm, because Athaliah had been slain with the sword.

(ESV)
So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet after Athaliah had been put to death with the sword.

2Chr 24:10

(NIV)
All the officials and all the people brought their contributions gladly, dropping them into the chest until it was full.
(ESV)
And all the princes and all the people rejoiced and brought their tax and dropped it into the chest until they had finished.

2Chr 29:30

(NIV)
King Hezekiah and his officials ordered the Levites to praise the  Lord with the words of David and of Asaph the seer. So they sang praises with gladness and bowed down and worshipped.

(ESV)
And Hezekiah the king and the officials commanded the Levites to sing praises to the  Lord with the words of David and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed down and worshiped.

2Chr 29:36

(NIV)
Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced at what God had brought about for his people, because it was done so quickly.

(ESV)
And Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced because God had provided for the people, for the thing came about suddenly.

2Chr 30:21

(NIV)
The Israelites who were present in Jerusalem celebrated the Festival of Unleavened Bread for seven days with great rejoicing, while the Levites and priests praised the  Lord every day with resounding instruments dedicated to the  Lord.

(ESV)
And the people of Israel who were present at Jerusalem kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with great gladness, and the Levites and the priests praised the  Lord day by day, singing with all their might to the  Lord.

2Chr 30:23

(NIV)
The whole assembly then agreed to celebrate the festival seven more days; so for another seven days they celebrated joyfully.
(ESV)
Then the whole assembly agreed together to keep the feast for another seven days. So they kept it for another seven days with gladness.

2Chr 30:25

(NIV)
The entire assembly of Judah rejoiced, along with the priests and Levites and all who had assembled from Israel, including the foreigners who had come from Israel and also those who resided in Judah.
(ESV)
The whole assembly of Judah, and the priests and the Levites, and the whole assembly that came out of Israel, and the sojourners who came out of the land of Israel, and the sojourners who lived in Judah, rejoiced.

2Chr 30:26

(NIV)
There was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the days of Solomon son of David king of Israel there had been nothing like this in Jerusalem.
(ESV)
So there was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel there had been nothing like this in Jerusalem.

Ezra 3:12

(NIV)
But many of the older priests and Levites and family heads, who had seen the former temple, wept aloud when they saw the foundation of this temple being laid, while many others shouted for joy.
(ESV)
But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ houses, old men who had seen the first house, wept with a loud voice when they saw the foundation of this house being laid, though many shouted aloud for joy,

Ezra 3:13

(NIV)
No one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away.
(ESV)
so that the people could not distinguish the sound of the joyful shout from the sound of the people’s weeping, for the people shouted with a great shout, and the sound was heard far away.

Ezra 6:22

(NIV)
For seven days they celebrated with joy the Festival of Unleavened Bread, because the  Lord had filled them with joy by changing the attitude of the king of Assyria so that he assisted them in the work on the house of God, the God of Israel.

(ESV)
And they kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with joy, for the  Lord had made them joyful and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria to them, so that he aided them in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.

Neh 8:12

(NIV)
Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to celebrate with great joy, because they now understood the words that had been made known to them.

(ESV)
And all the people went their way to eat and drink and to send portions and to make great rejoicing, because they had understood the words that were declared to them.

Neh 8:17

(NIV)
The whole company that had returned from exile built temporary shelters and lived in them. From the days of Joshua son of Nun until that day, the Israelites had not celebrated it like this. And their joy was very great.

(ESV)
And all the assembly of those who had returned from the captivity made booths and lived in the booths, for from the days of Jeshua the son of Nun to that day the people of Israel had not done so. And there was very great rejoicing.

Neh 12:27

(NIV)
At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out from where they lived and were brought to Jerusalem to celebrate joyfully the dedication with songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps and lyres.
(ESV)
And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites in all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication with gladness, with thanksgivings and with singing, with cymbals, harps, and lyres.
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