These things I have spoken to you, n that my joy may be in you, and that o your joy may be full.
p "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
q Greater love has no one than this, r that someone lay down his life for his friends.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
2 Corinthians 2:3
And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all.
The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete.
Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
1 John 1:4
And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
2 John 1:12
Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
Romans 5:7 - 8
For one will scarcely die for a righteous person - though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die -
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.