1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice ever more.…
This want of laughing, this fear of being joyful is a melancholy method of praise. It is ungrateful to God. I would rather dance like David than sit still like some Christians. I remember being in a church once in America. They certainly had a warm church, and that was pleasant; but in one sense it was a fine ice house, for no one seemed to feel any joy. When we came out I was asked what I thought of the service. I said that if someone had come in and howled out a "hallelujah," it would have been a joy; but nobody had shown anything but conceit — it was all intellectualism.
(G. Dawson, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Rejoice evermore.
WEB: Rejoice always.