Strong's #5479: chara (pronounced khar-ah')
from 5463; cheerfulness, i.e. calm delight:--gladness, X greatly, (X be exceeding) joy(-ful, -fully, -fulness, -ous).
Thayer's Greek Lexicon:
1) joy, gladness
1a) the joy received from you
1b) the cause or occasion of joy
1b1) of persons who are one' s joy
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Relation: from G5463
Citing in TDNT: 9:359, 1298
This word is used 59 times:
Hebrews 12:2: "who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,"
Hebrews 12:11: "the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless"
Hebrews 13:17: "they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for"
James 1:2: "brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;"
James 4:9: "to mourning, and your joy to heaviness."
1 Peter 1:8: "yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:"
1 John 1:4: "we unto you, that your joy may be full."
2 John 1:12: "face to face, that our joy may be full."
3 John 1:4: "I have no greater joy than to hear that my"