how many times does the word happy appear in the bible compared to the word joy?

8 Answers

  • kaganate
    6 days ago

    Happy and Joy are both English words.

    The “Old Testament” is originally Hebrew and the “New Testament” is originally Greek.

    Thus – the number of times any specific English word appears is solely a matter of translator choice with no inherent validity.

  • Gregory
    6 days ago

    in the king james bible happy appears 25 times. joy appears 187 times. that includes joyful, joyfulness, joyous and other words containing joy

  • Babs
    6 days ago

    28 times in the King James Version by my count. (There are 25 verses containing the word. In 3 of those verses the word ‘happy’ appears twice.)

    My favorite “happy” quote is:

    Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones. (Psalm 137:9)

    Sick, isn’t it?

  • G C
    6 days ago

    Happiness depends on what is ‘happening’ around you, but true joy comes from knowing you are doing what is right, no matter what is happening at the moment.

  • ?
    6 days ago

    Hello, boys and girls. This is your old pal, Stinky Wizzleteats. This is a song about a whale. No! This is a song about being happy! That’s right! It’s the Happy Happy Joy Joy song!

  • ?
    6 days ago

    on the LDS scriptures website, a word search for happy gets 48 hits for LDS scriptures. 6 for the new testament and 15 for the old testament.

    for the word JOY in all LDS scriptures its 235 times!

    for the new testament its 50 times

    for the old testament its 91 times

  • ?
    6 days ago

    Happy is not anywhere in the bible. All you have is a poor translation that twist the Truth. Blessed is the proper meaning.

  • ucglass
    6 days ago

    25 times in the KJV

    16 times in the American Standard version

    412 times in the easy to read version

    137 times in the Living Bible

    I suppose it depends on which version you use.

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