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.

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

Berean Literal Bible
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.

New American Standard 1977
“Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.

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.
Study Bible
Ask and You will Receive
23In that day you will no longer ask Me anything. Truly, truly, I tell you, whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you. 24Until now you have not asked for anything in My name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete. 25I have spoken these things to you as illustrations. A time is coming when I will no longer speak to you this way, but I will tell you plainly about the Father.…
Word Study

A conjunction, preposition and adverb of continuance, until.

Now, just now, at this moment. Adverb from a derivative of airo through the idea of suspension; just now.

you have asked
ētēsate (V-AIA-2P)
To ask, request, petition, demand. Of uncertain derivation; to ask.

No one, none, nothing.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a "name".

To ask, request, petition, demand. Of uncertain derivation; to ask.

And, even, also, namely.

you will receive,
lēmpsesthe (V-FIM-2P)
(a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

Joy, gladness, a source of joy. From chairo; cheerfulness, i.e. Calm delight.

I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

From pleres; to make replete, i.e. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc.

Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Cross References
John 3:29
The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom stands by and listens for him, and is overjoyed to hear 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 in Me as well.

John 14:14
If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

John 15:11
I have told you these things so that My joy may be in you and 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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