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Found 25 Verses (from 11)

Ecclesiastes 6:8

Bible Rank: 6,964

What advantage have the wise over fools? What do the poor gain by knowing how to conduct themselves before others? NIV

For what advantage has the wise man over the fool [being worldly-wise is not the secret to happiness]? What advantage has the poor man who has learned how to walk before the living [publicly, with men's eyes upon him; being poor is not the secret to happiness either]? AMP

For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living? KJV


Mark 11:9

Bible Rank: 7,277

Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, "Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" NIV

And those who went before and those who followed cried out [with a cry of happiness], Hosanna! [Be graciously inclined and propitious to Him!] Praised and blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord! [Ps. 118:26.] AMP

And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: KJV


Lamentations 3:17

Bible Rank: 9,566

I have been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is. NIV

And You have bereaved my soul and cast it off far from peace; I have forgotten what good and happiness are. AMP

And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity. KJV


Ecclesiastes 2:26

Bible Rank: 10,789

To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. NIV

For to the person who pleases Him God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and heaping up, that he may give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it. AMP

For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit. KJV


Job 7:7

Bible Rank: 12,223

Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath; my eyes will never see happiness again. NIV

Oh, remember that my life is but wind (a puff, a breath, a sob); my eye shall see good no more. AMP

O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good. KJV


Esther 8:16

Bible Rank: 12,795

For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor. NIV

The Jews had light [a dawn of new hope] and gladness and joy and honor. AMP

The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour. KJV


Luke 6:28

Bible Rank: 15,363

Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. NIV

Invoke blessings upon and pray for the happiness of those who curse you, implore God's blessing (favor) upon those who abuse you [who revile, reproach, disparage, and high-handedly misuse you]. AMP

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. KJV


2 Corinthians 11:7

Bible Rank: 15,659

Was it a sin for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God to you free of charge? NIV

But did I perhaps make a mistake and do you a wrong in debasing and cheapening myself so that you might be exalted and enriched in dignity and honor and happiness by preaching God's Gospel without expense to you? AMP

Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely? KJV


1 Peter 3:9

Bible Rank: 16,096

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. NIV

Never return evil for evil or insult for insult (scolding, tongue-lashing, berating), but on the contrary blessing [praying for their welfare, happiness, and protection, and truly pitying and loving them]. For know that to this you have been called, that you may yourselves inherit a blessing [from God--that you may obtain a blessing as heirs, bringing welfare and happiness and protection]. AMP

Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. KJV


1 Corinthians 14:4

Bible Rank: 16,575

Those who speak in a tongue edify themselves, but those who prophesy edify the church. NIV

He who speaks in a [strange] tongue edifies and improves himself, but he who prophesies [interpreting the divine will and purpose and teaching with inspiration] edifies and improves the church and promotes growth [in Christian wisdom, piety, holiness, and happiness]. AMP

He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. KJV


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