Restore unto me the joy of thy saving health, and thy spirit of liberty shall uphold me.
Then I will teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
He that goes forth and weeps, bearing the precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.
I say unto you that likewise there shall be more joy in heaven over one sinner that repents than over ninety-nine just persons, who need no repentance.
And he that reaps receives wages and gathers fruit unto eternal life, that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together.
And they, being accompanied by some from the congregation , passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles, and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.
holding fast the word of life, that I may glory in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
1 Thessalonians 2:19
For what is our hope or joy or crown of rejoicing? Is it not you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
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.