Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Jesus having said this, lift up his eyes to heaven, and said, "father, the hour is come; glorify thy son, that thy son also may glorify thee.
though he knew that the father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and was going to God,
having Jesus in our view, the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down on the right hand of the throne of God.
the bridegroom is he that hath a right to the bride: as for the friend of the bridegroom, who is nigh his person and heareth him, he greatly rejoyces at the voice of the bridegroom: upon this account my joy is compleat.
These things have I spoken to you, that you might have some present comfort, and that hereafter your joy might be compleat.
so you are afflicted at present: but I will see you again, and then shall your hearts be affected with joy, and your joy shall no one wrest from you.
and the disciples were filled with joy, and with the holy spirit.
for the gospel dispensation does not consist in meats and drinks, but in piety and peace, and spiritual joy.
but the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, sweetness of disposition, beneficence, faithfulness, meekness, temperance:
1 John 1:4
and these things write we unto you, that our joy may be perfect.
2 John 1:12
I had many things to write to you, but I don't think it proper to commit them to paper and ink, because I hope to make you a visit, and deliver them by word of mouth; that so our joy may be compleat.