John 17:13
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.

Berean Study Bible
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.

Berean Literal Bible
But now I am coming to You, and I speak these things in the world, so that they may have My joy fulfilled within them.

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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
I am on my way to you. But I say these things while I am still in the world, so my followers will have the same complete joy that I do.

Good News Translation
And now I am coming to you, and I say these things in the world so that they might have my joy in their hearts in all its fullness.

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.

New Heart 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.

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.

New American Standard 1977
“But now I come to Thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy made full in themselves.

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;
Study Bible
Prayer for the Disciples
12While I was with them, I protected and preserved them by Your name, the name You gave Me. Not one of them has been lost, except the son of destruction, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled. 13But 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. 14I have given them Your word and the world has hated them; for they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.…
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 7:33
So Jesus said, "I am with you only a little while longer, and then I am going to the One who sent Me.

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

John 17:11
I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to You. Holy Father, protect them by 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 spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

John 13:3
Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

Hebrews 12:2
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

that.

John 3:29
He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.

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

John 16:22-24,33
And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you…







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

now
Νῦν (Nyn)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3568: A primary particle of present time; 'now'; also as noun or adjective present or immediate.

I am coming
ἔρχομαι (erchomai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

You,
σὲ (se)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Singular
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.

I am saying
λαλῶ (lalō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

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

[while I am] 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.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

world,
κόσμῳ (kosmō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

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.

they may have
ἔχωσιν (echōsin)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

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

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

fulfilled
πεπληρωμένην (peplērōmenēn)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative 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.

within
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.

them.
ἑαυτοῖς (heautois)
Reflexive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.
(13) And now I come to thee.--Comp. the first words of John 17:12, with which these are in contrast.

And these things I speak in the world.--The thought is that He is about to leave them, and that He utters this prayer in their hearing (comp. John 11:42) that they may have the support of knowing that He who had kept them while with them, had solemnly committed them to His Father's care. The prayer itself was a lesson, and this thought is to be remembered in the interpretation of it.

That they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.--Comp. Notes on John 15:11; John 16:24. The joy here thought of is that which supported Him in all the sorrow and loneliness of His work on earth, and came from the never-failing source of the Father's presence with Him. (Comp. Note on John 16:32.) He would have them fulfilled with the abundance of this joy.

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. 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.
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