And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
Behold, the Lord GOD will come with a strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb:
With all this the LORD chose to bruise him; subjecting him to grief. When he shall have offered his soul for atonement, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the will of the LORD shall be prospered in his hand.
For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee; and as the bridegroom rejoices with the bride, so shall thy God rejoice with thee.
And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD; and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the Angel of his face saved them: with his love and with his clemency he redeemed them; and he bore them and carried them all the days of the age.
And, I will rejoice with them doing them good, and I will plant them in this land with truth, with my whole heart and with my whole soul.
Do I desire perchance the death of the wicked? said the Lord GOD, Shall he not live if he should leave his ways?
Say unto them, As I live, said the Lord GOD, I do not desire the death of the wicked but that the wicked turn from his way and that he live; turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide; for now he shall be great unto the ends of the earth.
Who is a God like unto thee that pardons iniquity, and passes over the rebellion with the remnant of his heritage? He did not retain his anger for ever because he delights in mercy.
The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save; he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love; he will joy over thee with singing.
and bring here the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and be merry;
It was necessary that we should make merry and be glad, for this thy brother was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.
And Jesus said unto him, This day saving health is come to this house, inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.
Jesus said unto them, My food is to do the will of him that sent me and to finish his work.
These things I have spoken unto you that my joy may abide in you and that your joy might be fulfilled.
And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, came unto the prince of the priests
But Isaiah is very bold and says, I was found by those that did not seek me; I manifested myself unto those that did not ask after me.
and what is the exceeding greatness of his power in us who believe, by the operation of the power of his strength,
among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind and were by nature the children of wrath, even as all the others.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has prepared that we should walk in them.
of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the operation of his power.
For our gospel did not come unto you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and in full assurance as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
and that they may become converted out of the snare of the devil, in which they are captive to do his will.
For we ourselves also were foolish in another time, rebellious, deceived, serving diverse lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
with our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who having been offered joy, endured the cross , despising the shame and was seated at the right hand of the throne of God.