Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
I tell you, that there shall likewise be greater joy in heaven for one sinner that repents, than for ninety nine just persons, that need no repentance.
All of a sudden an army of celestial beings join'd the angel, singing praises to God, and saying,
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.
you will be my friends, if you do what I have commanded you.
who upon his arrival there, was glad to see such effects of the divine grace, and exhorted them all to remain firmly attach'd to the christian profession:
so they set out, accompanied part of the way by the church, and pass'd thro' Phenicia and Samaria, relating the conversion of the Gentiles, which gave great joy to all the brethren.
and I never pray without praying for you all with joy, for your liberality to the gospel,
and if my blood should serve as a libation to ratify your faith, I should rejoice and congratulate with you all thereupon;
Wherefore, my dearly beloved brethren, my joy and my crown, whom I long to see, continue firm in your christian profession, my beloved.
1 Thessalonians 2:19
for what can be our hope, or joy, what can crown our pretensions, unless it be you, when we shall appear before the Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
1 Thessalonians 3:7
Thus, my brethren, your conduct has given us great consolation, under all our persecutions and distress.
1 Peter 2:10
of darkness into his marvellous light: you, who formerly were not a people, but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy,
for the son of man is come to seek, and to save that which was lost.