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What does the Bible say about rejoicing?

19 The humble also shall increase their joy in the Lord,
And the poor among men shall rejoice
In the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 29:19 19Once more the humble will rejoice in the LORD; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 29:19

ESV - 19 The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the Lord, and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.

Clarify Share Report Asked August 15 2019 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that the Bible (in both the Old and New Testaments) primarily connects true rejoicing by humans (in contrast to transient feelings of happiness) with respect to the closeness of their relationship with God, and in regard to their thankfulness in response to what He has done for them. This is indicated by the frequency with which followers of God are instructed to rejoice "in the LORD" or "before the LORD".

This joy is also even more pronounced in the New Testament than in the Old Testament because of what the Christian's response should be to the love shown by God, and the forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life made possible, through Jesus' incarnation, life, death, and resurrection.

The web address https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Rejoicing contains 62 verses regarding rejoicing that illustrate the above points.

August 16 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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