John 16:24
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New International Version
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

New Living Translation
You haven't done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.

English Standard Version
Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

New American Standard Bible
"Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.

King James Bible
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Until now you have asked for nothing in My name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.

International Standard Version
So far you haven't asked for anything in my name. Keep asking and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete."

NET Bible
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive it, so that your joy may be complete.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Until now you have not asked anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be perfect.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So far you haven't asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive so that you can be completely happy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Until now ye have asked nothing in my name; ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be fulfilled.

King James 2000 Bible
Until now have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.

American King James Version
Till now have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.

American Standard Version
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be made full.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hitherto you have not asked any thing in my name. Ask, and you shall receive; that your joy may be full.

Darby Bible Translation
Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

English Revised Version
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be fulfilled.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Weymouth New Testament
As yet you have not asked for anything in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your hearts may be filled with gladness.

World English Bible
Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.

Young's Literal Translation
till now ye did ask nothing in my name; ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:23-27 Asking of the Father shows a sense of spiritual wants, and a desire of spiritual blessings, with conviction that they are to be had from God only. Asking in Christ's name, is acknowledging our unworthiness to receive any favours from God, and shows full dependence upon Christ as the Lord our Righteousness. Our Lord had hitherto spoken in short and weighty sentences, or in parables, the import of which the disciples did not fully understand, but after his resurrection he intended plainly to teach them such things as related to the Father and the way to him, through his intercession. And the frequency with which our Lord enforces offering up petitions in his name, shows that the great end of the mediation of Christ is to impress us with a deep sense of our sinfulness, and of the merit and power of his death, whereby we have access to God. And let us ever remember, that to address the Father in the name of Christ, or to address the Son as God dwelling in human nature, and reconciling the world to himself, are the same, as the Father and Son are one.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 24. - Hitherto - up to the present period - ye asked (ἠτήσατε, the common word for petition and request made by the inferior to the superior, the man to his Maker) nothing in my Name. The disciples had not comprehended the fullness of that Name of the well-beloved Son, filling their minds with the revelation of God made in it, and feeling it to be the great inducement and guarantee of acceptable prayer. Ask (continuously, habitually, for this is no longer in aorist, but in the present tense), and ye shall receive (ἵνα here not relic, but indicates "contemplated result"), that your joy may be fulfilled [rendered complete and full] (comp. John 15:11; Ver. 22); the joy of your love to one another and to me may reach its highest expression. There may be reference to their unanimity in the Holy Spirit, the Pentecostal outburst of perfect love which casts out fear.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name,.... Not that they had never prayed as yet; for they had desired him to teach them to pray, which he did: they had prayed to him particularly for an increase of faith, and for many other things; but either they had only asked him, he being present with them, and not the Father; or if they had asked the Father anything, yet not in the name of Christ: they had made no mention of his blood, righteousness, and sacrifice, nor any use of his mediation; things they had not as yet such clear knowledge of; or they had not asked as yet any extraordinary thing, as they afterwards did; see Acts 4:29;

ask, and ye shall receive; that is, in my name, and whatever ye ask for, ye shall have it, to fit you for your work, to carry you through it, and to give you success in it: see Matthew 7:7;

that your joy may be full; go cheerfully through your work, find much pleasure in it, and with great satisfaction see the Gospel spread, souls converted, Satan's kingdom weakened, and the interest of your Redeemer thrive and flourish; than which nothing can more contribute to complete the joy of the ministers of Christ.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name—for "prayer in the name of Christ, and prayer to Christ, presuppose His glorification" [Olshausen].

ask—when I am gone, "in My name."

John 16:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
Ask and You will Receive
23"In that day you will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you. 24"Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full. 25"These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father.…
Cross References
John 3:29
The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.

John 14:1
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.

John 14:14
You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

John 15:11
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
Treasury of Scripture

Till now have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.

in.

Genesis 32:9 And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father …

1 Kings 18:36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, …

2 Kings 19:15 And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, …

Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, …

Ephesians 1:16,17 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers…

1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct …

2 Thessalonians 1:2 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which …

ask.

Matthew 7:7,8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, …

James 4:2,3 You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot …

that.

John 16:23 And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to …

John 15:11 These things have I spoken to you, that my joy might remain in you, …

1 John 1:3,4 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also …

2 John 1:12 Having many things to write to you, I would not write with paper …

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