I have said these things to you so that I may have joy in you and so that your joy may be complete.
And now I come to you; and these things I say in the world so that they may have my joy complete in them.
Up to now you have made no request in my name: do so, and it will be answered, so that your hearts may be full of joy.
And we are writing these things to you so that our joy may be made complete.
Having much to say to you, it is not my purpose to put it all down with paper and ink: but I am hoping to come to you, and to have talk with you face to face, so that your joy may be full.
... made clear his righteousness before men ... had taken their sins on himself.
You will not now be named, She who is given up; and your land will no longer be named, The waste land: but you will have the name, My pleasure is in her, and your land will be named, Married: for the Lord has pleasure in you, and your land will be married.
And truly, I will take pleasure in doing them good, and all my heart and soul will be given to planting them in this land in good faith.
And this town will be to me for a name of joy, for a praise and a glory before all the nations of the earth, who, hearing of all the good which I am doing for them, will be shaking with fear because of all the good and the peace which I am doing for it.
The Lord your God is among you, as a strong saviour: he will be glad over you with joy, he will make his love new again, he will make a song of joy over you as in the time of a holy feast.
And when he has got it again, he takes it in his arms with joy.
And when she has it again, she gets her friends and neighbours together, saying, Be glad with me, for I have got back the bit of silver which had gone from me.
And get the fat young ox and put it to death, and let us have a feast, and be glad.
But it was right to be glad and to have a feast; for this your brother, who was dead, is living again; he had gone away and has come back.
He who has the bride is the husband: but the husband's friend, whose place is by his side and whose ears are open to him, is full of joy because of the husband's voice: such is my joy, and it is complete.
I have said all these things to you so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble: but take heart! I have overcome the world.
Now may the God of hope make you full of joy and peace through faith, so that all hope may be yours in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Not that we have authority over your faith, but we are helpers of your joy: for it is faith which is your support.
And do not take overmuch wine by which one may be overcome, but be full of the Spirit;
And being certain of this, I am conscious that I will go on, yes, and go on with you all, for your growth and joy in the faith;
To whom your love is given, though you have not seen him; and the faith which you have in him, though you do not see him now, gives you joy greater than words and full of glory: