He that is of a merry heart [hath] a continual feast.
The joy of the LORD is your strength.–The kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.–Be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
By him . . . let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name.
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither [shall] fruit [be] in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and [there shall be] no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.– Sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing.–We glory in tribulations also.
Pr 15:15 Ne 8:10 Ro 14:17 Eph 5:18-20 Heb 13:15 Hab 3:17,18 2Co 6:10 Ro 5:3