Bible Study for Ministry, Christian Women, and The Pastor's Wife ~ I Am Glad, Part 2
Just out of curiosity, I wanted to know the difference between the words: glad, rejoice, and joy. The following is from Strong's Concordance. Glad and rejoice come from Psalms 9:2. And, I picked another Old Testament verse for joy, just to keep everything in the original Hebrew. That verse is 2 Chronicles 20:27. "Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for the LORD had made them to rejoice over their enemies."
Here's the results. The word I looked up, the Strong's Hebrew number, the Hebrew word and pronunciation, and the meaning.
A primitive root; probably to brighten up, that is, (figuratively) be (causatively make) blithe or gleesome: - cheer up, be (make) glad, (have make) joy (-ful), be (make) merry, (cause to, make to) rejoice, X very.
A primitive root; to jump for joy, that is, exult: - be joyful, rejoice, triumph.
From H8056; blithesomeness or glee, (religious or festival): - X exceeding (-ly), gladness, joy (-fulness), mirth, pleasure, rejoice (-ing).
Be blessed in The Name above every name, Jesus! I know I am!
Linda L Culbreth