7 Powerful Verses About the Joy of Jesus: Bible Verses


John 15:11

ESVThese things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
KJVThese things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
NASB“These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.
NIVI have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
NLTI have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!

Luke 10:21

ESVIn that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.
KJVIn that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
NASBAt that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, “I praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.
NIVAt that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.
NLTAt that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and he said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way.

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Luke 15:5-7

ESVAnd when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’
KJVAnd when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
NASB“And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’
NIVand goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’
NLTWhen he arrives, he will call together his friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’

John 17:13

ESVBut now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
KJVAnd now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
NASB“But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves.
NIV“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.
NLT“Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so they would be filled with my joy.

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Hebrews 12:2

ESVlooking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
KJVLooking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
NASBfixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
NIVfixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
NLTWe do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.

John 8:29

ESVAnd he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.”
KJVAnd he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
NASB“And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him.”
NIVThe one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.”
NLTAnd the one who sent me is with me—he has not deserted me. For I always do what pleases him.”

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John 16:21

ESVWhen a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.
KJVA woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
NASB“Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.
NIVA woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.
NLTIt will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world.

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