Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
When Jesus had thus spoken, He raised his eyes towards Heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Thy Son that the Son may glorify Thee;
although He knew that the Father had put everything into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was now going to God,
simply fixing our gaze upon Jesus, our Prince Leader in the faith, who will also award us the prize. He, for the sake of the joy which lay before Him, patiently endured the cross, looking with contempt upon its shame, and afterwards seated Himself-- where He still sits--at the right hand of the throne of God.
He who has the bride is the bridegroom; and the bridegroom's friend who stands by his side and listens to him, rejoices heartily on account of the bridegroom's happiness. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete.
"These things I have spoken to you in order that I may have joy in you, and that your joy may become perfect.
So you also now have sorrow; but I shall see you again, and your hearts will be glad, and your gladness no one will take away from you.
and as for the disciples, they were more and more filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
For the Kingdom of God does not consist of eating and drinking, but of right conduct, peace and joy, through the Holy Spirit;
The Spirit, on the other hand, brings a harvest of love, joy, peace; patience towards others, kindness, benevolence;
1 John 1:4
And we write these things in order that our joy may be made complete.
2 John 1:12
I have a great deal to say to you all, but will not write it with paper and ink. Yet I hope to come to see you and speak face to face, so that your happiness may be complete.