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

New Living Translation
I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!

English Standard Version
These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

Berean Study Bible
I have told you these things so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.

Berean Literal Bible
These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you and your joy may be full.

New American Standard Bible
"These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.

King James Bible
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

Christian Standard Bible
"I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.

Contemporary English Version
I have told you this to make you as completely happy as I am.

Good News Translation
"I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"I have spoken these things to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.

International Standard Version
I've told you this, so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

NET Bible
I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete.

New Heart English Bible
I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I have spoken these things with you that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be perfect.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have told you this so that you will be as joyful as I am, and your joy will be complete.

New American Standard 1977
“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.

Jubilee Bible 2000
These things I have spoken unto you that my joy may abide in you and that your joy might be fulfilled.

King James 2000 Bible
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

American King James Version
These things have I spoken to you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

American Standard Version
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be filled.

Darby Bible Translation
I have spoken these things to you that my joy may be in you, and your joy be full.

English Revised Version
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be fulfilled.

Webster's Bible Translation
These things have I spoken to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.

Weymouth New Testament
"These things I have spoken to you in order that I may have joy in you, and that your joy may become perfect.

World English Bible
I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be made full.

Young's Literal Translation
these things I have spoken to you, that my joy in you may remain, and your joy may be full.
Study Bible
No Greater Love
10If you keep My commandments, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love. 11I have told you these things so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. 12This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.…
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.

John 16:24
Until now you have not asked for anything in My name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.

John 17:13
But now I am coming to You, and I am saying these things while I am in the world, so that they may have My joy fulfilled within them.

Treasury of Scripture

These things have I spoken to you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

my.

Isaiah 53:11
He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

Isaiah 62:4
Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

Jeremiah 32:41
Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.

your.

John 16:24,33
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full…

John 17:13
And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

Romans 15:13
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.







Lexicon
I have told
λελάληκα (lelalēka)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

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.

My
ἐμὴ (emē)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Feminine 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1699: My, mine. From the oblique cases of ego; my.

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.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

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 complete.
πληρωθῇ (plērōthē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4137: From pleres; to make replete, i.e. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc.
(11) These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you.--The better reading is, . . that My joy may be in you. The joy thought of is that which Christ Himself possessed in the consciousness of His love towards the Father, and of the Father's love towards Him. The brightness of that joy lit up the darkest hours of His own human life, and He wills that it should light up theirs. In the consciousness of their love to God, and of God's love to them, there would be in them, as part of their true life, joy which no sorrow could ever overcome. They were as men with troubled hearts. He has told them of the true source of peace. His own peace He has given to them. He tells them now of the source of joy, and has spoken the word that they may possess the very joy which was the light of His own heart.

And that your joy might be full.--Comp. the words of the Intercessory Prayer in John 17:13, and the same phrase in John 3:29; John 16:24; 1John 1:4; 2John 1:12. The state of which He has spoken to them--the loving and being loved of God--is the ideal perfection of human life. It supplies satisfaction for all the deepest desires of our being. The capacities of the whole man are fulfilled in it, and the result is fulness of joy. They have learnt little of the true spirit of Christianity whose religion does not impart to them a joy which sheds its light over the whole of their lives.

Verse 11 - John 16:6. -

(8) The results of the union between Christ and his disciples. Verses 11-16. - (a) To themselves. The Lord moves into another and wider development of the union between himself and his disciples. He drops the metaphor of the vine and the branches, and comes to the essence of the relation between them; that is, he does much to explain the meaning and nature of his abiding in them, and the character of the fruit which they were expected by the great Husbandman and Father to bring forth and ripen. A connection between the second section and the first is revealed in the new beginning. Verse 11. - These things I have spoken, and am still speaking, to you (perfect, not aorist) with this purpose, that the joy that is mine may be in you. This is variously explained. Augustine, "My joyfulness concerning you," which is scarcely the burden of the previous verses; Grotius, "Your delight in me," which would be somewhat tautologous; Calvin and De Wette, "The joyfulness capable of being produced in you by me, might be in you." But the words are more simply explained by Lange, Meyer, Lucke, Westcott, Alford, and Moulton, as the communication to his disciples of his own absolute and personal joy. "The joy that is mine," like "the peace which is mine," is graciously bestowed. A joy was set before him, the joy of perfect self-sacrifice, which gave to his present acts an intensity and fullness of bliss. It was this, in its motives and character and supernatural sweetness, which would be in them. If they receive his life into them, it will convey not only his peace, but that peace uprising and bursting into joy; and he adds, in order that your joy may be fulfilled, i.e. perfected, reach its highest expression, its fullness of contents and entire sufficiency for all needs. 1 John 1:1-4 is the best commentary on this last clause. The Old Testament prophets had often spoken of Jehovah's joy in his people, comparing it to the bridegroom's joy, and the bride's (Isaiah 62:5; Zephaniah 3:17). This entire idea is linked with Ver. 10; where the keeping of his commandments, from motives of love, will enable the disciples to "abide in his love." He now passes the whole law of the second table into the light of his joy and the power of his example. 15:9-17 Those whom God loves as a Father, may despise the hatred of all the world. As the Father loved Christ, who was most worthy, so he loved his disciples, who were unworthy. All that love the Saviour should continue in their love to him, and take all occasions to show it. The joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment, but the joy of those who abide in Christ's love is a continual feast. They are to show their love to him by keeping his commandments. If the same power that first shed abroad the love of Christ's in our hearts, did not keep us in that love, we should not long abide in it. Christ's love to us should direct us to love each other. He speaks as about to give many things in charge, yet names this only; it includes many duties.
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