Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
And there was much rejoicing in Samaria [over the wonderful effects of Philip's ministry].
But the [newly won] disciples [of the Lord] were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
Then he brought them up into his house and prepared a meal for them. So, he and everyone in his household, who had believed in God [and were immersed], rejoiced greatly.
"The kingdom of heaven is similar to a person finding a treasure hidden in a field. After finding it, he was so happy he hid it [again], then went out and sold everything he owned so he could buy that field.
Through Jesus we have also gained access by [our] faith to this unearned favor [of God]. We stand firm in it, and are glad that we have the hope of being honored by God.
And again it says [Deut. 32:43], "Rejoice with His people [i.e., the Jews], you Gentiles."
For we [Christians] are the [true] circumcision [i.e., the real "Jews" in God's eyes. See Rom. 2:28-29]. We worship by means of God's Holy Spirit [i.e., are empowered and motivated by the Holy Spirit], and boast in [the person and work of] Christ Jesus, and [we] place no confidence in the flesh [i.e., in any outward ritual or status for salvation].
Rejoice in [fellowship with] the Lord all the time. I will say it again: Rejoice!
But the person [who must live] in humble circumstances should be happy over being lifted up [spiritually by God].
But, as it is, you people are boasting in your arrogance [and] all such boasting is evil.
And suddenly they looked all around them, but the only one they saw with them was Jesus.