In this world you will have trouble. Welcome to Christianity. I like to think of joy as spiritual happiness.
For was not Israel a derision unto thee?
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When they repaired to David to Hebron to make him king 1 Chronicles
Moreover they that were nigh them, even unto Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, and meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly:
Her heavenly form beheld, all wished her joy.
Shall be Taken Away.
For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
The Bible warns that self-indulgent pleasure-seeking does not lead to happiness and fulfillment.
The Bible, whose title just means "the book", is the holy book of Christians and Jews.
To give joy to; to congratulate; to entertain kindly.
The Christian joy is specifically a joy in God Romans 5:
And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy:
To enjoy; to have or possess with pleasure, or to have pleasure in the possession of.
Behold I Being the Life Eternal.
Being in a state of joy, unconditionally, is to be in alignment with God, to be tuned to His channel.
Within the 35 different words for joy, two main definitions emerge.
To gladden; to exhilarate.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.