Bible verses about "celebration" | CAB

2 Chronicles 7:1-10

1 And when Solomon had finished praying, then the fire came down from heaven, and devoured the whole burnt offerings and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the house. 2 And the priests could not enter into the house of the Lord at that time, for the glory of the Lord filled the house. 3 And all the children of Israel saw the fire descending, and the glory of the Lord was upon the house; and they fell upon their face to the ground on the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the Lord; for it is good to do so, because His mercy endures forever. 4 And the king and all the people were offering sacrifices before the Lord. 5 And King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand calves, and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God. 6 And the priests were standing at their watches, and the Levites with instruments of music of the Lord, belonging to King David, to give thanks before the Lord, for His mercy endures forever, with the hymns of David, by their ministry: and the priests were blowing the trumpets before them, and all Israel was standing. 7 And Solomon consecrated the middle of the court that was in the house of the Lord; for he offered there the whole burnt offerings and the fat of the peace offerings, for the bronze altar which Solomon had made was not sufficient to receive the whole burnt offerings, and the meat offerings, and the fat. 8 And Solomon kept the feast at that time for seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great assembly, from the entering in of Hamath, and as far as the river of Egypt. 9 And on the eighth day he kept a solemn assembly; for he kept a feast of seven days as the dedication of the altar. 10 And on the twenty-third day of the seventh month he dismissed the people to their tents, rejoicing, and with a glad heart, because of the good deeds which the Lord had done to David, and to Solomon, and to Israel His people.

Psalms 149:5

5 The saints shall rejoice in glory; and shall exalt on their beds.

Luke 1:45

45 And blessed is she who has believed, because there shall be a fulfillment to the things having been spoken to her from the Lord."

Matthew 22:1-46

1 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again in parables, saying, 2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a wedding for his son, 3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they did not want to come. 4 Again, he sent out other servants, saying, 'Say to those who are invited, "See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding." ' 5 "But not caring, they went away, one to his own field, another to his business. 6 And the rest seized his servants, mistreated them, and killed them. 7 And when that king heard, he was furious. And he sent out his troops, and he destroyed those murderers, and he burned up their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding indeed is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.' 10 "So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11 But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there not dressed with wedding clothes. 12 So he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here not having wedding clothes?' And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the servants, 'Tie him up hands and feet, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' 14 "For many are called, but few are chosen." 15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted how they might trap Him in His speech. 16 And they sent their disciples to Him with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in truth; nor do You show favoritism to anyone. 17 Tell us, therefore, what do You think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?" 18 But Jesus, knowing their wickedness, said, "Why do you test Me, you hypocrites? 19 Show Me the tax money." So they brought Him a denarius. 20 And He said to them, "Whose image and inscription is this?" 21 They said to Him, "Caesar's." And He said to them, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." 22 When they had heard these words, they marveled, and leaving Him, they went away. 23 The same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him, and they questioned Him, 24 saying: "Teacher, Moses said that if a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife as next of kin, and shall raise up offspring for his brother. 25 Now there were with us seven brothers. The first died, after having married, and having no offspring, he left his wife to his brother. 26 Likewise the second also, and the third, up to the seventh. 27 Last of all the woman died also. 28 Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had her." 29 Jesus answered and said to them, "You err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection neither do they marry, nor are they given in marriage, but they are like angels of God in heaven. 31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying, 32 'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living." 33 And when the crowds heard this, they were astonished at His teaching. 34 But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, 36 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" 37 Jesus said to him, " 'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." 41 And when the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 saying, "What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?" They said to Him, "David's." 43 He said to them, "How then does David in the Spirit call Him 'Lord,' saying: 44 'The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet" '? 45 "If David therefore calls Him 'Lord,' how is He his Son?" 46 And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him any longer.

John 15:11

11 These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may abide in you, and that your joy may be full.

Romans 14:1-23

1 Receive one that is weak in the faith, not for disputes over opinions. 2 One indeed believes that he may eat all things, but another, being weak, eats only vegetables. 3 Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him. 4 Who are you to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or he falls. And he shall be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand. 5 One indeed judges one day above another; but another judges every day the same. Let each be fully assured in his own mind. 6 He that regards the day, regards it to the Lord; and he that does not regard the day, to the Lord he does not regard it. And he that eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he that does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and he gives thanks to God. 7 For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. 8 For whether we live, we live to the Lord; and whether we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live, or whether we die, we are the Lord's. 9 For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, so that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living. 10 But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you despise your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written: "As I live, says the LORD, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God." 12 So then each of us shall give account concerning himself to God. 13 Therefore let us no longer judge one another, but judge this rather, not to put a stumbling block or an offense before our brother. 14 I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean of itself; except to him considering anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. 15 But if your brother is grieved on account of your food, you are no longer walking according to love. Do not destroy with your food the one on behalf of whom Christ died. 16 Therefore do not let your good be slandered. 17 For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 For he that serves Christ in these things is well pleasing to God and approved by men. 19 Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. 20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are clean, but are evil for the man eating with offense. 21 It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor to do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or becomes weak. 22 Do you have faith? By yourself, have it before God. Blessed is he that does not condemn himself in what he approves. 23 But he who doubts, if he eats, has been condemned, because it is not of faith; and everything which is not of faith is sin.

Romans 16:1-27

1 I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, 2 so that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and you may stand by her in whatever thing she may need from you; for indeed she has proved to be a helper of many and of myself also. 3 Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, 4 who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. 5 And greet the church that is in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia to Christ. 6 Greet Mary, who labored much for us. 7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my relatives and my fellow captives, who are notable among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. 8 Greet Amplias, my beloved in the Lord. 9 Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved. 10 Greet Apelles, approved in Christ. Greet those from the household of Aristobulus. 11 Greet Herodion, my relative. Greet those from the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord. 12 Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, who have labored in the Lord. Greet the beloved Persis, who labored much in the Lord. 13 Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine. 14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brothers who are with them. 15 Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them. 16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you. 17 Now I urge you, brothers, to look out for those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and turn away from them. 18 For such people do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and through smooth speech and flattering, they deceive the hearts of the innocent. 19 For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I rejoice on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and innocent to what is evil. 20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 21 Timothy, my fellow worker, and Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my relatives, greet you. 22 I, Tertius, the one writing this epistle, greet you in the Lord. 23 Gaius, my host and the host of the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the treasurer of the city, greets you, and Quartus, the brother. 24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. 25 (14:24) Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began, 26 (14:25) but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the eternal God, for obedience to the faith-- 27 (14:26) To the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever! Amen

Matthew 2:11

11 And having come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and falling down, they worshipped Him, and opening their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Luke 15:3-10

3 And He told them this parable, saying: 4 What man of you, having a hundred sheep, and loses one of them, does not leave behind the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and goes after the one having been lost until he finds it? 5 And having found it, he puts it on his own shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And coming into the house, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!' 7 I say to you that likewise there shall be more joy in heaven over one sinner repenting than over ninety-nine righteous who need no repentance. 8 "Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I lost!' 10 Just so, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

Romans 14:5-6

5 One indeed judges one day above another; but another judges every day the same. Let each be fully assured in his own mind. 6 He that regards the day, regards it to the Lord; and he that does not regard the day, to the Lord he does not regard it. And he that eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he that does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and he gives thanks to God.

Ecclesiastes 3:13

13 Also, every man who shall eat and drink, and see good in all his labor, this is a gift of God.

Ecclesiastes 3:4

4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to lament, and a time to dance;

1 Corinthians 5:8

8 So then let us observe the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Luke 15:23-24

23 And bring the fatted calf here and slaughter it, and let us eat and be merry; 24 for this my son was dead and came to life, and he was lost and was found.' And they began to be merry.

1 Corinthians 10:31

31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all things for the glory of God.

Psalms 150:1-6

1 Alleluia. Praise God in His holy places; praise Him in the firmament of His power. 2 Praise Him on account of His mighty acts; praise Him according to His abundant greatness. 3 Praise Him with the sound of a trumpet; praise Him with psaltery and harp. 4 Praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and the organ. 5 Praise Him with melodious cymbals; praise Him with loud cymbals. 6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

(151:0) This Psalm is a genuine one of David, though supernumerary, composed when he fought in single combat with Goliath.
(151:1) I was small among my brothers, and youngest in my father's house: I tended my father's sheep.
(151:2) My hands formed a musical instrument, and my fingers tuned a psaltery.
(151:3) And who shall tell my Lord? The Lord Himself, He Himself hears.
(151:4) He sent forth His angel, and took me from my father's sheep, and He anointed me with the oil of His anointing.
(151:5) My brothers were handsome and tall; but the Lord did not take pleasure in them.
(151:6) I went forth to meet the Philistine; and he cursed me by his idols.
(151:7) But I drew his own sword, and beheaded him, and removed the reproach from the children of Israel.

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