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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8288 joy, of Israel
8288 joy, of Israel

8288 joy, of Israel

Joy is characteristic of Israel’s corporate worship, especially the great festivals.

Joy expressed in and through Israel’s life of worship

Ps 100:1-4 See also Nu 10:10; Dt 27:6-7; Ps 98:4-6; Ps 132:6-9; Ps 149:2-5; Isa 30:29; Zec 8:19 Feast of Tabernacles: Lev 23:39-41; Dt 16:13-15 Hezekiah celebrates the Passover: 2Ch 30:21-23,26-27

Joy expressed by the individual as a result of faith

Ps 16:8-9; Ps 28:7 See also Job 6:10; Job 33:26; Ps 5:11; Ps 21:1; Ps 71:23; Ps 92:4; Ps 104:34; Ps 119:14,174; Pr 10:28; Isa 61:10

Joy experienced by the nation as the people of God

Ps 20:5; Isa 51:11; Jer 31:12-13 See also Dt 26:11; Ps 53:6; Ps 105:43; Ps 145:7

Joy predicted in prophetic assurances of restoration and blessing Isa 51:3 See also Isa 52:8-9; Isa 55:12; Isa 60:4-5; Isa 66:10-11; Jer 30:18-19; Jer 31:4,7; Joel 2:21-23; Zep 3:14; Zec 9:9

Joy at times of national celebration

The anointing of kings 1Ki 1:39-40 See also 1Ch 29:21-22; 2Ch 23:12-13

The consecration of the temple 1Ki 8:64-66 pp 2Ch 7:1-10 See also 1Ch 29:9,17

Consecration of the temple in the reign of King Hezekiah 2Ch 29:36

Deliverance of the Jews through Queen Esther Est 8:15-17 See also Est 9:20-22

The rebuilding of the temple and Jerusalem Ezr 6:16 See also Ezr 3:10-13; Ezr 6:22; Ne 3:16-17; Ne 12:27

Other nations encouraged to share Israel’s joy

Ps 47:1; Isa 24:14-16 See also Dt 32:43; Ps 66:1-2; Ps 67:4; Isa 42:10-11; Jer 51:48

See also

5420music
7354feasts and festivals
7467temple, Solomon’s
8622worship
8642celebration
8664praise
8676thanksgiving

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