Bible Verses about Celebration

Celebration and Rejoicing

  • Psalm 95:1- “Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.”
  • Psalm 118:24- “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
  • Philippians 4:4- “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”
  • Luke 15:7- “I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”
  • Nehemiah 8:10- “Nehemiah said, ‘Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.'”
  • Isaiah 61:10- “I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”
  • Psalm 30:11- “You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.”
  • Isaiah 12:6- “Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”
  • Psalm 33:3- “Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18- “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
  • 2 Samuel 6:14- “Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the LORD with all his might.”
  • Isaiah 49:13- “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.”

Celebration in Singing and Worship

  • Psalm 100:1-2- “Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.”
  • Psalm 150:3-6- “Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.”
  • Colossians 3:16- “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”
  • Psalm 147:1- “Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!”
  • Ephesians 5:19- “speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.”
  • Psalm 33:1- “Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.”
  • Psalm 96:1- “Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.”
  • Revelation 5:9- “And they sang a new song, saying: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood, you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.'”
  • Psalm 92:1-2- “It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night.”

Praise and Thanksgiving through Celebration

  • Psalm 106:1- “Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
  • Psalm 136:26- “Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.”
  • 1 Chronicles 16:8- “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.”
  • Psalm 107:1- “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:18- “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
  • Psalm 136:1- “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.”
  • Colossians 3:15- “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
  • Psalm 30:4- “Sing the praises of the LORD, you his faithful people; praise his holy name.”
  • Psalm 107:22- “Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.”
  • 2 Corinthians 9:15- “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”

Festivals and Celebrations

  • Leviticus 23:24- “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of sabbath rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts.'”
  • Psalm 81:3- “Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon, and when the moon is full, on the day of our festival.”
  • Exodus 23:16- “Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of the crops you sow in your field.”
  • Leviticus 23:41- “Celebrate this as a festival to the LORD for seven days each year.”
  • Deuteronomy 16:14- “Be joyful at your festival—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites, the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns.”
  • 1 Corinthians 5:8- “Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”
  • Leviticus 23:39- “So beginning with the fifteenth day of the seventh month, after you have gathered the crops of the land, celebrate the festival to the LORD for seven days; the first day is a day of sabbath rest, and the eighth day also is a day of sabbath rest.”
  • Deuteronomy 16:15- “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.”
  • Leviticus 23:2- “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘These are my appointed festivals, the appointed festivals of the LORD, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.'”
  • 1 Kings 8:65- “So Solomon observed the festival at that time, and all Israel with him—a vast assembly, people from Lebo Hamath to the Wadi of Egypt.”
  • Zechariah 14:16- “Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.”
  • Exodus 12:14- “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the LORD—a lasting ordinance.”
  • Leviticus 23:44- “So Moses announced to the Israelites the appointed festivals of the LORD.”
  • Nehemiah 8:12- “Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to celebrate with great joy because they now understood the words that had been made known to them.”
  • Esther 9:19- “That is why rural Jews—those living in villages—observe the fourteenth of the month of Adar as a day of joy and feasting, a day for giving presents to each other.”

God’s Deliverance and Salvation

  • Exodus 15:1- “Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD: ‘I will sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.'”
  • Psalm 106:12- “Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.”
  • Psalm 20:5- “May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests.”
  • Isaiah 35:10- “and those the LORD has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”
  • Psalm 126:3- “The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.”
  • Psalm 149:5- “Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.”
  • Isaiah 25:9- “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.'”
  • Psalm 32:11- “Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!”
  • Exodus 18:9- “Jethro was delighted to hear about all the good things the LORD had done for Israel in rescuing them from the hand of the Egyptians.”
  • Isaiah 44:23- “Sing for joy, you heavens, for the LORD has done this; shout aloud, you earth beneath. Burst into song, you mountains, you forests and all your trees, for the LORD has redeemed Jacob, he displays his glory in Israel.”

Celebration of the Coming of Christ

  • Luke 2:13-14- “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.'”
  • Luke 2:20- “The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.”
  • Matthew 2:10- “When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.”
  • Luke 1:46-47- “And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.'”
  • Matthew 21:9- “The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David!’ ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ‘Hosanna in the highest heaven!'”
  • Isaiah 9:6- “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Victory and Triumph in Celebration

  • Exodus 15:21- “Miriam sang to them: ‘Sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.'”
  • 1 Samuel 18:6- “When the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine, the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with joyful songs and with timbrels and lyres.”
  • Psalm 47:1- “Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.”
  • Exodus 19:13- “No hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot with an arrow; whether man or beast, he shall not live.’ When the trumpet sounds long, they shall come up to the mountain.”
  • 1 Chronicles 16:4-7- “He appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, to extol, thank, and praise the LORD, the God of Israel: Asaph was the chief, Zechariah second, then Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-Edom and Jeiel. They were to play the lyres and harps, Asaph was to sound the cymbals, and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow the trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant.


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