Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.
Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you—I, whom you have redeemed.
Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart … I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches … I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word. … Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. … I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil. … Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King.
May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord.
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