in the king james bible happy appears 25 times. joy appears 187 times. that includes joyful, joyfulness, joyous and other words containing joy
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?
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.
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!
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
Happy is not anywhere in the bible. All you have is a poor translation that twist the Truth. Blessed is the proper meaning.
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.