30 Bible Verses About Celebration (Explained)

Celebration is a joyful expression of gratitude and praise, honoring God’s goodness and faithfulness in our lives. Throughout the Bible, we find examples of God’s people coming together in celebration, from festive gatherings to solemn feasts. Join us as we look into verses that inspire us to rejoice in the Lord and find reasons to celebrate His love, grace, and salvation every day.

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Bible Verses About Celebration

Ecclesiastes 3:4 – A Time to Dance

“a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.”

Psalms 100:1 – Shout to the Lord

“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.”

Psalms 150:6 – Let Everything Praise the Lord

“Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.”

1 Chronicles 16:31 – Rejoice before the Lord

“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, ‘The LORD reigns!’

Galatians 5:22-23 – Fruit of the Spirit

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”

Isaiah 61:3 – Garment of Praise

“…a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.”

Luke 15:10 – Celebrate with the Angels

“In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Psalms 95:1 – Sing to the Lord

“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.”

Psalms 30:11 – Turn Mourning into Dancing

“You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.”

Psalms 118:24 – Rejoice in This Day

“This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Proverbs 17:22 – Merry Heart

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”

Philippians 4:4 – Rejoice in the Lord

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”

Isaiah 12:5 – Sing to the Lord

“Sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.”

Psalms 16:11 – Fullness of Joy

“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”

Lamentations 3:22-23 – Great is His Faithfulness

“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

Isaiah 55:12 – Joy and Peace

“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.”

Nehemiah 8:10 – The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength

“Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

Psalms 33:1 – Sing Joyfully to the Lord

“Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.”

James 1:2 – Consider It Pure Joy

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds.”

Psalms 149:3 – Praise His Name with Dancing

“Let them praise His name with dancing and make music to Him with timbrel and harp.”

Psalms 21:13 – Be Exalted, Lord, in Your Strength

“Be exalted in your strength, LORD; we will sing and praise your might.”

Psalms 81:1 – Shout for Joy

“Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob!”

1 Peter 1:8 – Rejoice with Joy Inexpressible

“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.”

John 15:11 – My Joy may be in You

“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”

Psalms 30:5 – Joy Comes in the Morning

“For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

Psalms 95:2 – Let Us Come Before Him with Thanksgiving

“Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16 – Rejoice Always

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Isaiah 12:6 – Shout Aloud and Sing

“Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”

Deuteronomy 16:15 – Be Joyful at Your Feast

“For seven days celebrate the festival to the LORD your God at the place the LORD will choose. For the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete.”

Romans 12:12 – Rejoice in Hope

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

Psalms 66:1 – Shout for Joy to God

“Shout for joy to God, all the earth!”

2 Corinthians 2:14 – God Leads Us in Triumphal Procession

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.”

Psalms 28:7 – My Heart Trusts in Him

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”

Colossians 2:6-7 – Overflowing with Thankfulness

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

Isaiah 49:13 – Sing for Joy

“Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.”

Psalms 126:2 – Our Mouths Were Filled with Laughter

“Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, ‘The LORD has done great things for them.’

Philippians 4:6-7 – Present Your Requests to God

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Galatians 5:1 – Stand Firm in Your Freedom

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”

Psalms 47:1 – Clap Your Hands in Joy

“Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.”

Psalms 40:16 – Joyfully Sing of Your Righteousness

“But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, ‘The LORD is great!’

John 16:22 – No One Can Take Away Your Joy

“So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.”

2 Corinthians 9:7 – Give Cheerfully

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Acts 2:46-47 – Glad and Generous Hearts

“Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

Psalms 148:1 – Praise Him, Highest Heavens

“Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights above.”

Psalms 147:1 – It is Good to Sing Praises to Our God

“Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!”

Isaiah 35:10 – Everlasting Joy Shall Be Upon Them

“And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”

Psalms 100:2 – Worship the Lord with Gladness

“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.”

Philippians 2:2 – Being of the Same Mind

“Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.”

Psalms 98:4 – Burst into Jubilant Song

“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music;”

Isaiah 25:9 – Let Us Rejoice in His Salvation

“In that day they will say, ‘Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD; we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.’

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