John 16:24
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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
You have not asked for anything in this way before, but now you must ask in my name. Then it will be given to you, so you will be completely happy.

Good News Translation
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name; ask and you will receive, so that your happiness may be complete.

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.

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

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 in figures of speech. A time is coming when I will no longer speak to you this way, but will tell you plainly about the Father.…
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 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 Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:

1 Kings 18:36
And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.

2 Kings 19:15
And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.

ask.

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

James 4:2,3
Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not…

that.

John 16:23
And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

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

1 John 1:3,4
That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ…







Lexicon
Until
ἕως (heōs)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2193: A conjunction, preposition and adverb of continuance, until.

now
ἄρτι (arti)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 737: Now, just now, at this moment. Adverb from a derivative of airo through the idea of suspension; just now.

you have not asked
ᾐτήσατε (ētēsate)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 154: To ask, request, petition, demand. Of uncertain derivation; to ask.

[for anything]
οὐδὲν (ouden)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3762: No one, none, nothing.

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.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

name.
ὀνόματί (onomati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

Ask
αἰτεῖτε (aiteite)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 154: To ask, request, petition, demand. Of uncertain derivation; to ask.

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

you will receive,
λήμψεσθε (lēmpsesthe)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

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.

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
(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.
(24) Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name.--Comp. Note on John 14:13. They had not up to this time received the Holy Spirit. When He came, He was as the presence of Christ dwelling in them. Under His influence their will became the will of Christ, and their thoughts the thoughts of Christ, and their prayers the prayers of Christ. They had not yet so learnt Him .as to pray in His name. It would be otherwise in that day.

Ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.--The future is thought of as already present, and they are directed to ask, as though they had already entered into the new region of spiritual life. The pangs of the present travailing are passing away (John 16:22). The fulness of joy is already at hand. (Comp. Note on John 15:11.)

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. 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.
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