"Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy."
"I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he that clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels."
"Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted."
"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
"For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost."
"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost."
"The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him."
"Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD."
"Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God."
"Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:"