87. Other expressions are used in this way like joy and gladness, as in the following passages:
Behold joy and gladness, slaying the ox. Isa. xxii 13.
They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. Isa. xxxv 10; li 11.
Is not ... gladness and joy cut off from the house of our God? Joel i 16.
The voice of joy shall cease and the voice of gladness. Jer. vii 34; xxv 10.
The fast of the tenth month shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness. Zech. viii 19.
That we may rejoice ... all our days. Make us glad. Ps. xc 14, 15.
Be glad in Jerusalem, and rejoice in her. Isa. lxvi 10.
Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom. Lam. iv 21.
Let the heavens be glad (A.V. rejoice), and let the earth rejoice (A.V. be glad). Ps. xcvi 11.
Make me to hear joy and gladness. Ps. li 8.
Joy and gladness shall be found in Zion, confession (A.V. thanksgiving) and the voice of melody. Isa. li 3.
There shall be gladness, and many shall rejoice at His birth. Luke i 14.
I will cause to cease ... the voice of joy (A.V. mirth), and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride. Jer. vii 34; xvi 9; xxv 10.
Again there shall be heard in this place ... the voice of joy, and the voice of gladness; the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride. Jer. xxxiii 10, 11.
 Both joy and gladness are mentioned in these passages because joy relates to good and gladness to truth; or, joy relates to love and gladness to wisdom. For joy pertains to the heart and gladness to the soul; that is, joy pertains to the will and gladness to the understanding. It is evident that the marriage of the Lord and the Church is also involved in these dual expressions, as mention is made of
The voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride. Jer. vii 34; xvi 9; xxv 10; xxxiii 10, 11;
for the Lord is the bridegroom and the Church is the bride.
That the Lord is the bridegroom, may be seen in Matt. ix 15; Mark ii 19, 20; Luke v 35;
and that the Church is the bride, may be seen in Rev. xxi 2, 9; and xxii 17.
Therefore John the Baptist says of Jesus:
He that hath the bride is the bridegroom. John iii 29.