John 17:13
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New International Version
"I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.

New Living Translation
"Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so they would be filled with my joy.

English Standard Version
But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

New American Standard Bible
"But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves.

King James Bible
And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now I am coming to You, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have My joy completed in them.

International Standard Version
"And now I am coming to you, and I say these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves.

NET Bible
But now I am coming to you, and I am saying these things in the world, so they may experience my joy completed in themselves.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But now I come to you, and I am speaking these things in the world, that my joy shall be complete in them.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But now, [Father,] I'm coming back to you. I say these things while I'm still in the world so that they will have the same joy that I have.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And now I come to thee; and these things I speak in the world that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

King James 2000 Bible
And now come I to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

American King James Version
And now come I to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

American Standard Version
But now I come to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy made full in themselves.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now I come to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy filled in themselves.

Darby Bible Translation
And now I come to thee. And these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in them.

English Revised Version
But now I come to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

Webster's Bible Translation
And now I come to thee, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

Weymouth New Testament
"But now I am coming to Thee, and I speak these words while I am in the world, in order that they may have my gladness within them filling their hearts.

World English Bible
But now I come to you, and I say these things in the world, that they may have my joy made full in themselves.

Young's Literal Translation
'And now unto Thee I come, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

17:11-16 Christ does not pray that they might be rich and great in the world, but that they might be kept from sin, strengthened for their duty, and brought safe to heaven. The prosperity of the soul is the best prosperity. He pleaded with his holy Father, that he would keep them by his power and for his glory, that they might be united in affection and labours, even according to the union of the Father and the Son. He did not pray that his disciples should be removed out of the world, that they might escape the rage of men, for they had a great work to do for the glory of God, and the benefit of mankind. But he prayed that the Father would keep them from the evil, from being corrupted by the world, the remains of sin in their hearts, and from the power and craft of Satan. So that they might pass through the world as through an enemy's country, as he had done. They are not left here to pursue the same objects as the men around them, but to glorify God, and to serve their generation. The Spirit of God in true Christians is opposed to the spirit of the world.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - But now come I to thee. So that the condition, the shielding protection of my love is removed, thou, O my Father, must be their Sun and Shield. And these things I am uttering in the world; uttering, i.e. in their hearing before my last step is taken, and perhaps in the very midst of the machinations which are going on against me. That they might have the joy that is mine fulfilled, fully unfolded and completed, in themselves. By overhearing the high-priestly prayer, they would be assured of the Divine guardianship, and would receive the transfer of even his joy as well as of his peace. They would find the higher joy also of the return of their Lord to the bosom of the Father. Christ has taught his disciples to desire such joy and peace as he found on the night of the Passion.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And now come I to thee,.... As in John 17:11, which he repeats as a very great happiness to himself, and with much pleasure and joy, but not without concern for those he was parting from:

and these things I speak in the world; which he had expressed in this prayer concerning the nature of eternal life, and his power to give it to all the Father had given him; concerning the work of redemption finished by him, and the glory due unto him on that account; concerning his chosen ones, particularly the apostles, and the mutual interest he and his Father had in them; and what he had done for them, in revealing the Gospel to them, keeping them by the powerful influence of his grace, and the great concern he had for their future preservation: and these things he took notice of in his prayer, whilst he was in the world, before he took his leave of them;

that, says he,

they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves: either the joy which Christ had in them, which was of an early date, is still continued towards them, and will be more fully expressed, when they shall all be brought safe home to glory, and be for ever with him; or else the joy of which Christ is the author and object, which comes from him, and centres in him: saints rejoice in the person of Christ; in the greatness and dignity of his person, as God over all; hence they know that what he did and suffered answered the purpose, that he must have great interest in heaven, and they must be safe in his hands; and in the fitness of it, to be a Mediator, he being God and man in one person; and in the fulness of it, which is all theirs, it is with delight they view it, with joy they receive from it, and believe they shall not want; and in the beauty of it, he being fairer than the children of men. The offices Christ bears as prophet, priest, and King, the relations he stands in as father, husband, brother and friend; his Gospel and communion with him, the blessings of grace in him, as peace, pardon, righteousness and salvation, lay a foundation for solid joy in them that believe; as do also his death, resurrection, exaltation and intercession. This joy in him is a grace of the Spirit, and is attended with faith in Christ; it should be constant, but is frequently interrupted; though the ground and foundation of it is always the same; it is therefore at present imperfect, but may be increased; it is unknown to the world, and inexpressible by the saints; and may be said to be "fulfilled" in them, when it abounds in them more and more; when they are full of it, and that is full of glory, and which will be fulfilled in glory.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves—that is, Such a strain befits rather the upper sanctuary than the scene of conflict; but I speak so "in the world," that My joy, the joy I experience in knowing that such intercessions are to be made for them by their absent Lord, may be tasted by those who now hear them, and by all who shall hereafter read the record of them,

John 17:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Prayer for the Disciples
12"While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled. 13"But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves. 14"I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.…
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 7:33
Jesus said, "I am with you for only a short time, and then I am going to the one who sent me.

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

John 17:11
I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.
Treasury of Scripture

And now come I to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

come.

John 17:1 These words spoke Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, …

John 13:3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, …

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the …

that.

John 3:29 He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, …

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

John 16:22-24,33 And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and …

Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, …

Psalm 43:4 Then will I go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy: yes, …

Psalm 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, …

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, …

1 John 1:4 And these things write we to you, that your joy may be full.

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

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