1 John 1:4
New International Version
We write this to make our joy complete.

New Living Translation
We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy.

English Standard Version
And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

Berean Study Bible
We write these things so that our joy may be complete.

Berean Literal Bible
And these things we write, so that our joy might be complete.

New American Standard Bible
These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.

King James Bible
And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

Christian Standard Bible
We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

Contemporary English Version
We are writing to tell you these things, because this makes us truly happy.

Good News Translation
We write this in order that our joy may be complete.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

International Standard Version
We are writing these things so that our joy may be full.

NET Bible
Thus we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

New Heart English Bible
And we write these things, that our joy may be fulfilled.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And these things we write to you that the joy which we have in you may be complete.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We are writing this so that we can be completely filled with joy.

New American Standard 1977
And these things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be fulfilled.

King James 2000 Bible
And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

American King James Version
And these things write we to you, that your joy may be full.

American Standard Version
and these things we write, that our joy may be made full.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And these things we write to you, that you may rejoice, and your joy may be full.

Darby Bible Translation
And these things write we to you that your joy may be full.

English Revised Version
and these things we write, that our joy may be fulfilled.

Webster's Bible Translation
And these things we write to you, that your joy may be full.

Weymouth New Testament
And we write these things in order that our joy may be made complete.

World English Bible
And we write these things to you, that our joy may be fulfilled.

Young's Literal Translation
and these things we write to you, that your joy may be full.
Study Bible
The Word of Life
3We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And this fellowship of ours is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ. 4We write these things so that our joy may be complete. 5And this is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you: God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.…
Cross References
John 3:29
The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom stands and listens for him, and is overjoyed to hear the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.

1 John 2:1
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate before the Father--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

2 John 1:12
I have many things to write you, but I would prefer not to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to come and speak with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.

Treasury of Scripture

And these things write we to you, that your joy may be full.

that.

Isaiah 61:10
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

Habakkuk 3:17,18
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: …

John 15:11
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.







Lexicon
We
ἡμεῖς (hēmeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

write
γράφομεν (graphomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1125: A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively, to describe.

these things
ταῦτα (tauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

joy
χαρὰ (chara)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5479: Joy, gladness, a source of joy. From chairo; cheerfulness, i.e. Calm delight.

may be
(ē)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

complete.
πεπληρωμένη (peplērōmenē)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4137: From pleres; to make replete, i.e. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc.
Verse 4. - While verses 1-3 refer to the Gospel, this refers to the Epistle; but, although ταῦτα in 1 John 2:26 and 1 John 5:13 refer to what precedes, there is no need to limit ταῦτα here to these opening verses; it covers the whole Epistle. The reading ἡμεῖς seems preferable to ὑμῖν, and ἡμῶν to ὑμῶν. But ἡμεῖς and ἡμῶν are not coordinate: ἡμεῖς is the apostolic "we;" ἡμῶν means "your joy as well as mine." This verse takes the place of the usual "grace and peace" in the opening of other Epistles; and as verse 3 recalls John 17:21, so this recalls John 17:13. The joy is that of knowing that, though in the world, they are not of it, but are one with one another, and with the Father and with the Son. The gospel is always joy: "Rejoice alway" (1 Thessalonians 5:16); "Rejoice in the Lord alway" (Philippians 4:4). To know that the Eternal Life has been manifested, that we have communion with him, and through him with the Father, must be joy. Whereas Gnosticism, by denying the atonement, and "the personal office of God in the salvation of the world," cuts off one great sphere of God's love, and consequently one great cause of the believer's joy. To sum up this introduction: St. John gives his Gospel to the Church ἀπαγγέλλομεν in order that all may share in the union for which Christ prayed; and to the Gospel he adds this Epistle καὶ ταῦτα γράφομεν, that all may realize the joy resulting from this union - that our joy may be fulfilled. In this introduction we find the following expressions which are characteristic of St. John, serving to show the common authorship of the Gospel and Epistle, and in some cases of the Revelation also: ὁ Λόγος ἡ ζωή φανερόω μαρτυρέω ζωὴ αἰώνιος η΅ν πρός ἡ χαρὰ η΅ι πεπληρωμένη. It is among the many excellences of the Revised Version that characteristic expressions are marked by a uniform translation; whereas in the Authorized Version they are obscured by capriciously varying the translation: e.g. μαρτυρέω is rendered in four different ways - "bear witness," "bear record," "give record," "testify" (cf. page 10). 1:1-4 That essential Good, that uncreated Excellence, which had been from the beginning, from eternity, as equal with the Father, and which at length appeared in human nature for the salvation of sinners, was the great subject concerning which the apostle wrote to his brethren. The apostles had seen Him while they witnessed his wisdom and holiness, his miracles, and love and mercy, during some years, till they saw him crucified for sinners, and afterwards risen from the dead. They touched him, so as to have full proof of his resurrection. This Divine Person, the Word of life, the Word of God, appeared in human nature, that he might be the Author and Giver of eternal life to mankind, through the redemption of his blood, and the influence of his new-creating Spirit. The apostles declared what they had seen and heard, that believers might share their comforts and everlasting advantages. They had free access to God the Father. They had a happy experience of the truth in their souls, and showed its excellence in their lives. This communion of believers with the Father and the Son, is begun and kept up by the influences of the Holy Spirit. The benefits Christ bestows, are not like the scanty possessions of the world, causing jealousies in others; but the joy and happiness of communion with God is all-sufficient, so that any number may partake of it; and all who are warranted to say, that truly their fellowship is with the Father, will desire to lead others to partake of the same blessedness.
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