Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and let a willing spirit sustain me.
I will teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall return unto thee.
He goeth forth and weepeth, bearing seed for scattering; he cometh again with rejoicing, bearing his sheaves.
and being come to the house, calls together the friends and the neighbours, saying to them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my lost sheep.
I say unto you, that thus there shall be joy in heaven for one repenting sinner, more than for ninety and nine righteous who have no need of repentance.
He that reaps receives wages and gathers fruit unto life eternal, that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together.
They therefore, having been set on their way by the assembly, passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, relating the conversion of those of the nations. And they caused great joy to all the brethren.
holding forth the word of life, so as to be a boast for me in Christ's day, that I have not run in vain nor laboured in vain.
1 Thessalonians 2:19
For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of boasting? are not ye also before our Lord Jesus at his coming?
looking stedfastly on Jesus the leader and completer of faith: who, in view of the joy lying before him, endured the cross, having despised the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.