To rejoice


Greek: χαιρω [chairô] (Verb). To rejoice, to be glad, to be delighted.

χαιρω [chairô] appears 74 times in the NT:






(1) Matthew 2: 10
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. - εχαρησαν [echarêsan] Aorist Indicative Passive, 3 pl.

(2) Matthew 5: 12
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great [is] your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. - χαιρετε [chairete] Present Imperative Active, 2 pl.

(3) Matthew 18: 13
And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that [sheep], than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. - χαιρει [chairei] Present Indicative Active, 3 sing.

(4) Matthew 26: 49
And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him. - χαιρε [chaire] Present Imperative Active, 2 sing.

(5) Matthew 27: 29
And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put [it] upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! - χαιρε [chaire] Present Imperative Active, 2 sing.

(6) Matthew 28: 9
And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. - χαιρετε [chairete] Present Imperative Active, 2 pl.

(7) Mark 14: 11
And when they heard [it], they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him. - εχαρησαν [echarêsan] Aorist Indicative Passive, 3 pl.

(8) Mark 15: 18
And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! - χαιρε [chaire] Present Imperative Active, 2 sing.

(9) Luke 1: 14
And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. - χαρησονται [charêsontai] Future Indicative Passive, 3 pl.

(10) Luke 1: 28
And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, [thou that art] highly favoured, the Lord [is] with thee: blessed [art] thou among women. - χαιρε [chaire] Present Imperative Active, 2 sing.

(11) Luke 6: 23
Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward [is] great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. - χαρητε [charête] Aorist Imperative Passive, 2 pl. / Variant: χαιρετε [chairete] Present Imperative Active, 2 pl.

(12, 13) Luke 10: 20
Notwithstanding in this rejoice¹ not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice¹, because your names are written in heaven. - ¹χαιρετε [chairete] Present Imperative Active, 2 pl.

(14) Luke 13: 17
And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him. - εχαιρεν [echairen] Imperfect Indicative Active, 3 sing.

(15) Luke 15: 5
And when he hath found [it], he layeth [it] on his shoulders, rejoicing. - χαιρων [chairôn] Present Participle Active, nom. sing. masc.

(16) Luke 15: 32
It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found. - χαρηναι [charênai] Aorist Infinitive Passive.

(17) Luke 19: 6
And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. - χαιρων [chairôn] Present Participle Active, nom. sing. masc.

(18) Luke 19: 37
And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; - χαιροντες [chairontes] Present Participle Active, nom. pl. masc.

(19) Luke 22: 5
And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. - εχαρησαν [echarêsan] Aorist Indicative Passive, 3 pl.

(20) Luke 23: 8
And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long [season], because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him. - εχαρη [echarê] Aorist Indicative Passive, 3 sing.

(21) John 3: 29
He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly¹ because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. - χαιρει [chairei] Present Indicative Active, 3 sing. (¹"rejoiceth greatly" - χαρα χαιρει [chara chairei] Lit: "with joy rejoices").

(22) John 4: 36
And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. - χαιρη [chairê] Present Subjunctive Active, 3 sing.

(23) John 8: 56
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw [it], and was glad. - εχαρη [echarê] Aorist Indicative Passive, 3 sing.

(24) John 11: 15
And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him. - χαιρω [chairô] Present Indicative Active, 1 sing.

(25) John 14: 28
Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come [again] unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. - εχαρητε [echarête] Aorist Indicative Passive, 2 pl.

(26) John 16: 20
Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. - χαρησεται [charêsetai] Future Indicative Passive, 3 sing.

(27) John 16: 22
And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. - χαρησεται [charêsetai] Future Indicative Passive, 3 sing.

(28) John 19: 3
And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. - χαιρε [chaire] Present Imperative Active, 2 sing.

(29) John 20: 20
And when he had so said, he shewed unto them [his] hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. - εχαρησαν [echarêsan] Aorist Indicative Passive, 3 pl.

(30) Acts 5: 41
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. - χαιροντες [chairontes] Present Participle Active, nom. pl. masc.

(31) Acts 8: 39
And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. - χαιρων [chairôn] Present Participle Active, nom. sing. masc.

(32) Acts 11: 23
Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. - εχαρη [echarê] Aorist Indicative Passive, 3 sing.

(33) Acts 13: 48
And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed. - εχαιρον [echairon] Imperfect Indicative Active, 3 pl.

(34) Acts 15: 23
And they wrote [letters] by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren [send] greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia: - χαιρειν [chairein] Present Infinitive Active.

(35) Acts 15: 31
[Which] when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation. - εχαρησαν [echarêsan] Aorist Indicative Passive, 3 pl.

(36) Acts 23: 26
Claudius Lysias unto the most excellent governor Felix [sendeth] greeting. - χαιρειν [chairein] Present Infinitive Active.

(37) Romans 12: 12
Rejoicing
in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; - χαιροντες [chairontes] Present Participle Active, nom. pl. masc.

(38, 39) Romans 12: 15
Rejoice¹ with them that do rejoice², and weep with them that weep. - ¹χαιρειν [chairein] Present Infinitive Active. / ²χαιροντων [chairontôn] Present Participle Active, gen. pl. masc.

(40) Romans 16: 19
For your obedience is come abroad unto all [men]. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. - χαιρω [chairô] Present Indicative Active, 1 sing.

(41, 42) 1 Corinthians 7: 30
And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice¹, as though they rejoiced² not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; - ¹οι χαιροντες [hoi chairontes] / ²χαιροντες [chairontes] Present Participle Active, nom. pl. masc.

(43) 1 Corinthians 13: 6
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; - χαιρει [chairei] Present Indicative Active, 3 sing.

(44) 1 Corinthians 16: 17
I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied. - χαιρω [chairô] Present Indicative Active, 1 sing.

(45) 2 Corinthians 2: 3
And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is [the joy] of you all. - χαιρειν [chairein] Present Infinitive Active.

(46) 2 Corinthians 6:10
As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and [yet] possessing all things. - χαιροντες [chairontes] Present Participle Active, nom. pl. masc.

(47) 2 Corinthians 7: 7
And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more. - χαρηναι [charênai] Aorist Infinitive Passive.

(48) 2 Corinthians 7: 9
Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. - χαιρω [chairô] Present Indicative Active, 1 sing.

(49) 2 Corinthians 7: 13
Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all. - εχαρημεν [echarêmen] Aorist Indicative Passive, 1 pl.

(50) 2 Corinthians 7: 16
I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all [things]. - χαιρω [chairô] Present Indicative Active, 1 sing.

(51) 2 Corinthians 13: 9
For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, [even] your perfection. - χαιρομεν [chairomen] Present Indicative Active , 1 pl.

(52) 2 Corinthians 13: 11
Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. - χαιρετε [chairete] Present Imperative Active, 2 pl.

(53, 54) Philippians 1: 18
What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice¹, yea, and will rejoice². - ¹χαιρω [chairô] Present Indicative Active, 1 sing. / ²χαρησομαι [charêsomai] Future Indicative Passive, 1 sing.

(55) Philippians 2: 17
Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. - χαιρω [chairô] Present Indicative Active, 1 sing.

(56) Philippians 2: 18
For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me. - χαιρετε [chairete] Present Imperative Active, 2 pl.

(57) Philippians 2: 28
I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful. - χαρητε [charête] Aorist Subjunctive Passive, 2 pl.

(58) Philippians 3: 1
Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed [is] not grievous, but for you [it is] safe. - χαιρετε [chairete] Present Imperative Active, 2 pl.

(59, 60) Philippians 4: 4
Rejoice¹ in the Lord alway: [and] again I say, Rejoice¹. - ¹χαιρετε [chairete] Present Imperative Active, 2 pl.

(61) Philippians 4: 10
But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. - εχαρην [echarên] Aorist Indicative Passive, 1 sing.

(62) Colossians 1: 24
Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: - χαιρω [chairô] Present Indicative Active, 1 sing.

(63) Colossians 2: 5
For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ. - χαιρων [chairôn] Present Participle Active, nom. sing. masc.

(64) 1 Thessalonians 3: 9
For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God; - χαιρομεν [chairomen] Present Indicative Active, 1 pl.

(65) 1 Thessalonians 5: 16
Rejoice evermore. - χαιρετε [chairete] Present Imperative Active, 2 pl.

(66) James 1: 1
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. - χαιρειν [chairein] Present Infinitive Active.

(67, 68) 1 Peter 4: 13
But rejoice¹, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad² also with exceeding joy. - ¹χαιρετε [chairete] Present Imperative Active, 2 pl. / ²χαρητε [charête] Aorist Subjunctive Passive, 2 pl.

(69) 2 John 4
I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. - εχαρην [echarên] Aorist Indicative Passive, 1 sing.

(70) 2 John 10
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed: - χαιρειν [chairein] Present Infinitive Active.

(71) 2 John 11
For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. - χαιρειν [chairein] Present Infinitive Active.

(72) 3 John 3
For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. - εχαρην [echarên] Aorist Indicative Passive, 1 sing.

(73) Revelation 11: 10
And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. - χαιρουσιν [chairousin] Present Indicative Active, 3 pl.

(74) Revelation 19: 7
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. - χαιρωμεν [chairômen] Present Subjunctive Active, 1 pl.

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