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What is the biblical basis for Holy laughter? Here some examples.

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Is there a biblical basis for Holy laughter?

The short answer seems to be yes!

There seems to be a time for everything according to the Holy Book, at least Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 says so:

A Time for Everything

3 For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.

2 A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest.

3 A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up.

4 A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.

5 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away.

6 A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away.

7 A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak.

8 A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.

Here follows 14 Bible Verses about Joy in the Old Testament:

  1. “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” — Proverbs 17:22

  2. “Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.” – Psaml 47:1

  3. “God has a smile on His face.” — Psalm 42:5

  4. “God, who sits in Heaven, laughs!” — Psalm 2:4

  5. “He that is of a merry heart has a continual feast.” — Proverbs 15:15

  6. “I commend mirth.” — Ecclesiastes 8:15

  7. “I will turn their mourning into joy, I will comfort them and give them gladness for sorrow.” — Jeremiah 31:13

  8. “Let the shield exult and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy.” — Psalm 96:12

  9. “Let your heart be merry.” — Judges 19:6

  10. “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break into joyous song and sing praises.” — Psalm 98:4

  11. “The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves wiht joy; The meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy.” — Psalm 65:12-13

  12. “Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, the Lord has done great things for them.” — Psalm 126:2

  13. “You have turned my mourning into dancing; You have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.” — Psalm 30:11

  14. “You shall go out in joy, and be led back in peace; the mountains and hills before you shall burst into song, and the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” — Isaiah 55:12

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