And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.
Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.
Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.
For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.